What’s On in Dresden 22 March – 28 March 2019

Friday, 22 March: Musical World Trip An economy round the world ticket costs somewhere between $2,500 and $6,000 depending on the route, airline, and starting country; however, this Friday’s musical round the world trip will cost you no more than a small donation! If you also think this sounds like a super deal then be sure to come out to the Rösslstube in Dresden’s Friedrichstadt neighbourhood and get ready to be taken around the world through the power of the universal language of music. Close your eyes and enjoy a trip spanning from the warm South American bays in Colombia […]

What’s On in Dresden 15 March – 21 March 2019

Friday, 15 March: Ayanna Witter-Johnson (Concert) Time Out magazine writes: “Cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson has to be heard to be believed. Her self-assured style blends a honey-sweet vocal delivery with bewitching cello-playing.” Her own website describes her as a rare exception to the rule that classical and alternative r&b music cannot successfully coexist. The singer, songwriter, and cellist graduated from both Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Manhattan School of Music. She was a participant in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Young Composers Scheme and became an Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. She […]

What’s On in Dresden 8 March – 14 March 2019

Friday, 8 March: The Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums March 8th, the Dresden Concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden wishes all women a very happy International Women’s Day! If you are interested in attending any events related to this very special day, check out tomorrow’s tip which includes not only an exhibition but also information on the protests which will take place on Friday. Just as it should be with all aspects of life, however, today’s tip goes for men and women alike! The Jazzclub Tonne in partnership with the Societaetstheater have invited a special guest for this special day […]

What’s On in Dresden
1 March – 7 March 2019

Friday, 1 March: Dresden Sauna-Night You haven’t had the full experience of living in Germany until you have visited a sauna. German saunas are quite well-known among foreigners who live here for longer periods of time due to the curious observance of a very important unwritten sauna rule: everyone must be naked! At a first glance it may sound somewhat weird, for people from more traditional cultures such a practice sounds unimaginable and perhaps even bordering on promiscuity but it is quite an interesting experience to be in a place where everyone simply accepts that we all as human beings […]

What’s On in Dresden 22 February – 28 February 2019

Friday, 22 February: D/Troit + Upon My Soul D/Troit, Denmark’s finest soul band is once again in Dresden and comes to prove how Northern Soul may have a completely new side to it. It is nearly unbelievable to say that this authentically sounding band has its home in Copenhagen out of all places. Frontman and singe Toke Bo sings with such passion that it would be completely plausible to assume he had lived half of his life living in the Motor City of Detroit and then spent the other half touring the American South. Accompanied by an unbelievably talented band, […]

What’s On in Dresden 15 February – 21 February 2019

Friday, 15 February: Bandstand Festival Every year, promising newcomers and representatives of the local band scene present their latest sets and band projects at Dresden’s biggest indoor festival. In addition to the opportunity to get to know Saxony’s band scene, the audience can look forward to a few artistic surprises every year between the stage acts at presumed and unexpected locations. (Text taken from the event’s website). Be sure to check out the link below which includes plenty of information on each of the bands that will play this weekend at Hellerau. If you cannot make it on Friday, the festival […]

What’s On in Dresden 8 February – 14 February 2019

Friday, 8 February: Johnny Campbell, The Black Elephant Band & LonA Johnny Campbell: A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting where he’s plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self-penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery. The Black Elephant Band is led by the Nurnberg-based bearded punk musician who sings in English and does not waste time with his songs. Most of its songs are under two […]

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What’s On in Dresden 1 February – 7 February 2019

Friday, 1 February: 14th Semper Opera Ball One of Dresden’s most beautiful and famous annual events takes place this Friday, as all of Germany turns its eyes towards the Semper Opera for the 14th edition of its beautiful ball. A true gala event, this is somewhat similar to the German edition of the Academy Awards, where nearly 2,500 prominent figures all come together for a magical evening. The event is broadcast to millions of people watching all around Europe and includes ballet and other dance performances, a live orchestra, as well as a wonderful debutante show including 100 couples. The […]

What’s On in Dresden 25 January – 31 January 2019

Friday, 25 January: Opening of the Dresden “Winterzauber” The year has just begun but perhaps a few of you already miss the smell of glühwein and the grilled bratwurst from the Christmas markets in December. If you thought you would have to wait all the way until this year’s Christmas season to experience these delicacies we have great news: this Friday marks the opening of Dresden’s main winter market, “Winterzauber”, or Winter Magic in English. It may not be as large and well decorated as a true Christmas market but if you are after some good glühwein to warm you […]

What’s On in Dresden 18 January – 24 January 2019

Friday, 18 January: The Great Gatsby (Text taken from the event website) “Loud jazz, affordable alcohol and pompous parties – in the middle of the 1920s one name is on everyone’s lips: Gatsby. Nobody knows who the charming billionaire is or where he comes from but being part of his festivities is part of the daily life of every New Yorker. The young stockbroker Nick Carraway soon finds himself at one of these revelries and discovers that there is a deep secret behind the glamorous facade.” The play is based on the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald which regained […]