WESTCOAST
ARTIFICIAL INTEL­LIGENCE

Programme | 02 – 03 August 2024

Our AI weekend was of course artificially hyped up and then intelligently put together: On Friday, we start in the open-air cinema with Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”, whose worldwide success was largely based on the AI-based social media phenomenon and marketing coup “Barbenheimer”. On Saturday afternoon, street artist Rushy Rush will bring art and AI together and offer a workshop for kids and young people on the coast. On Saturday evening, WESTCOAST will then become a stage and we will celebrate a very special edition of the popular “Pecha Kucha Night”, which will open up a variety of perspectives on the topic of “AI and the city” with illustrious guests from politics, society and culture. Afterwards, there will be DJ sets that take the concept of disco a step further and celebrate dancing in the moonlight.

 

FRANKFURT WESTCOAST Stroofstraße, level number 35, 65933 Frankfurt am Main

Fr, 02 August, 9.30 PM
Barbie | OPEN AIR CINEMA

Need we say anything more? Barbie shaped generations as a doll – and is now redefining zeitgeist and pop culture once again in the form of a film! Greta Gerwig may not have received an Oscar nomination for her direction, but cinema-goers around the world fell at her feet. Her very own, bold interpretation of the Barbie myth was the cinema hit par excellence. Because, in addition to its brightly coloured interiors, heartbreaking songs and scurrility, it is also cleverly constructed throughout – and also quite evil (at least if you ask Ken). The wonderfully absurd, feminist pamphlet in pink is tender, funny, sad and always gives hope – in terms of the fight for equality for women in society, culture and film!

“Barbie”, Director: Greta Gerwig, USA 2023, 114 minutes, FSK: from 6 years, original version with German subtitles

Admission, drinks and food from 6 pm, film starts at 9.30 pm if it is dark enough

Ticket prize: 12.90 euros – including advance booking fee

SA, 03 August, 2 – 7 PM
Taste the Flow | Wine tasting with Ebb & Flow Keg

Our friends from Ebb & Flow Keg are back at WESTCOAST to provide us with the very best wines for the summer. The one-hour tastings are all about “wine of the future” and also questions of climate, sustainability and good production conditions. It tastes fantastic to us!

Tastings with 20 guests each, 3-4 wines are presented per tasting

Price per person: 12 euros

SA, 03 August, 2 – 6 PM
ARTificial | Kids workshop “Art & AI” with Rushy Diamond

Artificial intelligence, tablets and projections merge here and now with brushes, canvas and colours! Street artist Rushy Diamond creates art and paintings with you and with the help of AI. Dystopian, fantastic templates are created, which are transferred to a large canvas using technical aids. The AI is “fed” together and the process combines analogue and digital to create a unique work of art, which everyone can then take home with them.

For children with their families and friends, from 3 – 99 years. The workshop takes place from 2 – 6 pm. Entry is possible at any time.

Entrance: free of charge – with registration

SA, 03 August, 8 – 9 PM
Frankfurt Stories | Pecha Kucha Night

How about a “Pecha Kucha Night” organised especially for the location and our topics? Directly on the coast and with illustrious guests from politics, society and culture who are dedicated to the topic of “AI and the city” and open up a variety of perspectives. We look forward to this informative and always particularly entertaining speaker format!

Entrance: free of charge – with registration

SA, 03 August, 9.30 PM – 12 AM
Music sounds better with … SHIA LA BIFF | DJ Set

Your WESTCOAST Needs You: DJ Shia LaBiff will transform the WESTCOAST into one big disco between the river and the crane. And anyone who knows him knows one thing for sure: Put on your dancing shoes!

Entrance: free of charge – with registration

FR, 6 – 11 PM | SA, 2 – 11 PM
Westcoast Bar | Powered by Barhundert

The favourite bar from Frankfurt city centre is opening a pop-up bar with cold drinks, delicious food and one hundred percent good vibes on the banks of Frankfurt Westside.

Both cash and card payments are accepted. Only open on the weekend of the event.

Frequently asked questions

Do the events also take place in the rain?

True to the motto “after rain comes sun”, our events always take place even in the rain. In the event that it rains very heavily or there is a severe weather warning for the area, we will have to cancel the event with a heavy heart. We would communicate this immediately on our website and Instagram on the day itself. In this case, all tickets purchased will remain valid and can be redeemed on a later date.

How do I get to the venue by public transport?

From Frankfurt Central Station, WESTCOAST is just one stop away on the S-Bahn in the direction of Frankfurt-Griesheim. From there, follow Jungmannstraße until you reach Stroofstraße. Then turn right and follow the road to No. 35. WESTCOAST is located opposite on the Main.

How do I get to the venue by car?

Coming from the A5/A648 motorway, take the Westkreuz Frankfurt exit. Take the B44 towards Frankfurt-Griesheim. Follow the signs to Griesheim/Zentrum. After approx. 2 kilometres, turn right onto Stroofstraße. Drive along Stroofstraße until you reach number 35.

Is parking available on site?

Some car parks are located on the event site. If these are full, there are plenty of parking spaces available nearby on the banks of the Main.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Of course, you are welcome to bring your dog with you, as long as it behaves quietly during the events.

Unfortunately I cannot attend the event. Can I return my ticket?

No, for organisational reasons we cannot offer exchanges or refunds.

What payment methods does the bar accept?

Both cash and card payments are accepted.

Can I also visit the WESTCOAST Bar when events are taking place?

During events such as concerts, workshops or readings, registration or a ticket is required as the bar is part of the event area. The opening hours of the WESTCOAST Bar can be found on our website.

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