What’s On in Dresden 7 December – 13 December 2018

Friday, 7 December: International X-Mas Party of the TU Dresden One of the most awaited events of the year on the TU event calendar is finally back this Friday and you cannot miss it! With the assistance of Santa’s little helpers, the International X-MAS Party of TU Dresden will transform the classrooms in the “Hörsaalzentrum” into a party location—from the foyer to the Audimax! Upon arrival, your taste buds will already have Christmas come early with foods and spices from different parts of the world. The evening begins with an international Christmas market with exotic food and music. Later, you […]

What’s On in Dresden 30 November – 6 December 2018

Friday, 30 November: Christmas Market at the “Old Factory” For those who love discovering new Christmas markets in Dresden every holiday season, this is a true insider tip! Somewhat hidden at the very end of the Neustadt and close to the entrance to the Dresden Heide you will find the “Old Factory”. However, any passer-by would not notice the small and cosy Christmas market just by taking a look at the street, one must go into the backyard in order to discover the beautifully decorated market right on the banks of the Prießnitz river. Here you will not find a […]

What’s On in Dresden
23 November – 29 November 2018

Friday, 23 November: Céline Rudolph Although many of our readers by now probably despise airports after at some point in life having experienced way too long connections or missed flights, this Friday we invite you all for a wonderful event at Dresden’s airport. No, it is not the arrival of anyone special nor your departure to a sunny holiday destination, rather, one of the most beautiful European jazz voices will be performing at this rather uncommon venue. The daughter of a Frenchwoman from Bordeaux and a cosmopolitan musical enthusiast from Berlin, Céline Rudolph started singing along with the Brazilian classic […]

What’s On in Dresden
16 November – 22 November 2018

Friday, 16 November: Waiting for Summer’s Return & Dresden Refuge As part of the opening evening for the “NO HATE” Film Festival, two Dresden documentaries will be on show at the Technische Sammlungen. The best part is that admission on Friday is free, so there is no excuse not to attend and learn a bit more about what is going on in our very own home city. For a full description of the festival, be sure to check out our separate blog post by clicking here. The opening movie, Waiting for Summer’s Return, highlights the journey of the musicians of […]

No Hate Film Festival
16-18 November

Hatred is a strong human emotion which is often associated with feelings of animosity, anger or resentment, directed towards individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviours, concepts or ideas. It has been analysed and described by numerous psychologists and psychoanalysts – Freud defining the term as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness, stressing that it is linked to the question of self-preservation. At its strongest, hate may lead to so-called hate crimes, which are criminal acts motivated by the emotion. At a lower, yet equally worrying level, hate speech is speech perceived to disparage a person […]

What’s On in Dresden
9 November – 15 November 2018

Tip for the whole week: MoveIT film festival for human rights! Friday, 9 November: Alternative Band Triple Concert  As part of the ‘German-Czech Culture Days’ festival, the Scheune in the Dresden Neustadt will receive a quite unusual concert this Friday. No, this is not your regular weekly jazz concert or another rock concert, this will be a diverse alternative music concert made up of three separate bands, each with their own unique style. As the larger festival behind this concert is meant to celebrate German and Czech culture, it is only natural that two of the bands playing this evening are Czech while the third is […]

Watch Out – MOVE IT!

Anyone who visits our blog at least once a week will know how we are fans of movies. For our weekly tips included in our “What’s On in Dresden” posts, we regularly try to include a movie for one of the days of the week as we know many of our international researchers also share a similar passion for the cinematic world. Movies are not only a popular and accessible form of entertainment but also provide a powerful platform for filmmakers to transmit their ideas and perspectives of the world. We are happy to announce that our favourite film festival […]

What’s On in Dresden
2 November – 8 November 2018

(Photo: C. Reichert) Friday, 2 November: Folded Fold of a Handing Hand (Exhibition) Despite being a rather new art gallery in Dresden, the Schimmel Projects Art Gallery has already welcomed numerous fascinating exhibitions in the past few months, with the gallery’s main focus being contemporary and experimental art. On Thursday, November 1, the gallery opened its doors once more for its fresh new exhibition, which may be visited until November 18. ‘Folded Fold of a Handing Hand’, a solo show by Israeli artist Ruti de Vries, marks the opening of the gallery’s second season. In this wonderful expression of dichotomies, […]

What’s On in Dresden 26 October – 1 November 2018

Friday, 26 October: Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company The Frankfurt Dance Company presents a ballet evening with choreographies by William Forsythe and Jacopo Godani. In William Forsythe’s N.N.N.N.N. (2002), four men find themselves in a state of constant, silent connection, who enter into an intense, complex engraving through Thom Willem’s suddenly murmuring composition. Their arms, heads, bodies and legs become unique voices, each tuned for itself and all contrapuntally. In Jacopo Godani’s “Echoes from a Restless Soul” (2016) to Maurice Ravel’s piano compositions “Ondine & Le Gibet” from “Gaspard de la Nuit” (played live), the choreographic elements join together to form […]

What’s On in Dresden
19 October – 25 October 2018

Friday, 19 October: Kinga Glyk Trio (Concert) Lady Wonder-Bass is on her way to Dresden for what will certainly be an unforgettable concert. The young musician from Poland is nothing shy from being an internet sensation. Her videos on social networks have views going through the roof all throughout Europe and in her home country of Poland she is already gaining fame for being one of the only frontwomen of a famous jazz band in the nation. A true musician, young, beautiful, and incredibly talented, she and her band are managing to do with jazz what others have already managed […]