Tips for the Upcoming Week
20 April – 26 April 2018

Friday, 20 April: A Wall is a Screen As part of the 30 International Short Film Festival, another international event is making its way to Dresden. Originating in Hamburg, “A Wall is a Screen” travels through large cities around the world, using large exposed walls in busy areas to transform public spaces into open-air movie theatres! In Dresden, the meeting point will be next to the Rundkino on the Prager Straße. From there, projectors will be set up throughout the city centre and big walls will come to life with short movies. Of course, which walls will be used is […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
13 April – 19 April 2018

Friday, 13 April: Regular’s Table As the week reaches an end, there is nothing better than heading out to one of the cafes in the Neustadt and enjoying a nice evening with friends. If you are interested in checking out a new location, join Gustavo & Konrad at “Café Blumenau” in the Dresden-Neustadt! This cosy and absolutely gorgeous café and bar has won several awards for “most creative cuisine” and also convinces with its wide variety of drinks, beers and other beverages. We will be there from 7 p.m., but you are welcome to come by whenever you feel like. […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 April – 12 April 2018

Friday, 6 April: Zeitsprünge X (Exhibition) Until 29 April, a different yet quite interesting exposition will be on show at the palace in Dresden’s Großer Garten. The students coursing the 7th semester at the city’s renowned art school, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, will be presenting the results of this year’s main costume design student project. The students were given the task to intererpret and design a historical outfit based either on a model or their own drafts. The outcome includes traditional clothing spanning from the 16th up to the early 20th century including the dresses of Queen Louise of […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
30 March – 5 April 2018

Friday, 30 March: Brad’s Status This weekend, most of the city’s churches will be filled for the presentations of Bach’s classic “Johannes Passion” as well as other pieces related to Easter. If you are interested in classical church music, then be sure to check out one of the many churches spread throughout the city for their Easter programmes as concerts will be held throughout the weekend beginning on Friday. Although some may cost upwards of 30 EUR, cheaper or even free concerts may be found, especially if visiting the services on Easter Sunday, though if going on Sunday, be prepared […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
23 March – 29 March 2018

Friday, 23 March: The Reality, the Zebra The piece ‘The Reality, the Zebra’ moves in a playful manner between performance and installation, between dance and an experimental room-sound experience. The perception and construction of reality will be systematically experienced at the visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic levels, while asking the question: what is our place in this world, as an individual, as a group, and as a society? The piece analyses different perspectives, interpretations, attitudes and also asks another central question: how do we live together with so many different realities in one world? Magdalena Weniger, the choreographer for the performance, […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
16 March – 22 March 2018

  Friday, 16 March: Young Boy Dancing Group Young Boy Dancing Group is a collective of contemporary dancers whose performances are a mixture of a queer show and techno-futurism. The YBDG use their performances to challenge normative notions of gender and sexuality. Their fragmentary choreographies are shown at art fairs, galleries and London nightclubs. By imitating movements from daily life, they create spaces for de-familiarisation, the aim being to create a new form of intimacy together – spaces for friendship, desire, queer alliances – and to constantly call institutionalised art settings into question. The performance is part of this weekend’s […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
9 March – 15 March 2018

Friday, 9 March: Lucky This week, one of the best movies of 2017 finally makes it for its premiere in Germany! Lucky tells the story of a 90-year-old atheist who has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. Directed by John Carroll Lynch, the movie stars Harry Dean Stanton in one of his final on-screen roles prior to his death on September 15, 2017. ‘Lucky’ is in a sense Lynch’s love letter to Stanton’s life and career at the same time as it is a meditation on […]

Tips for the upcoming week
2 March – 8 March 2018

Friday, 2 March: Jason Miles’ Kind of New ft. Theo Croker Start off your weekend with this concert by an all-star electric jazz band, which manages to connect past and present. By all-star this is not meant to be taken as an understatement, as Jason Miles has worked with many important names from Jazz, Rock, and Pop, including but not limited to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and David Sandborn. No wonder he is considered as one of the best and most well-known keyboard players in the electro-jazz scene, currently considered to be the Quincy Jones of modern music. […]

What’s a Räuchermann?

“Räuchermann” translates to “smoking manikin” or “incense smoker” and – just like the Schwibbogen – is a famous part of German Christmas decorations. It also has its origins in the Ore Mountains, although its tradition is younger than the one of Schwibbögen: Räuchermänner (plural) – or, in the Ore Mountain dialect, “Raachermannel” – were first mentioned in 1850. The small wooden figurines, which are elaborately designed, crafted and also often painted by hand, are hollow on the inside. A cone of incense (“Räucherkerze”) is lighted and then set into the hollowed out part. From there, the smoke travels through the […]

Announcement: The Christmas Elves want YOU!

Dear Internationals! We are happy to offer another wonderful Christmas event, which became a tradition of the Welcome Center. You have the chance to spend an afternoon/evening in a German family and get involved in typical pre-Christmas activities like going to a Christmas market, baking traditional biscuits or even spending Christmas together At the moment you are invited to these activities: Parents take notice: There are German families who like to spend some time with your whole family! The only thing you have to do is to write a short e-mail to us, so we know if you’re a single […]