What’s on in Dresden 21 September – 27 September

Friday, 21 September: Last Night Skating Evening of 2018 Pack out your inline skates and do not miss this year’s last chance to skate through Dresden’s streets at night. The Dresden Night Skating is one of the oldest events of its kind in Europe and the oldest in Germany. Having existed for 20 years now, the events brings together skaters on a weekly basis during the summer months, who then take to the streets which are freed from any traffic by the police. This is a wonderful opportunity to do some sport at the same time as having loads of […]

What’s on in Dresden 14 September – 20 September

Friday, 14 September: Saloppe Summer Concert: Lazy Boys The Lazy Boys’ music is best described as a blend of Rock ’n’ Roll and Country, with a hint of dirty Blues. For more than ten years they have successfully toured through clubs in Germany, England and even the USA, amassing over 600 shows, as well as recording three studio albums. The new Album “Get A Life” will be in stores in fall 2015. Somewhere between Elvis and Johnny Cash, they haven’t stopped travelling the world ever since 1997, having played all over Europe in clubs and parties from Barcelona to Yekaterinburg, […]

What’s On in Dresden
7 September – 13 September

Friday 7-9 September: Hochlandfest ‘Hochlandfest’ is an three-day festival for music and entertainment. The festival in Dresden-Weißig is takes place for 22nd time. It is organized by local people and NGO’s, whom’s backyards are also open to the visitors of the festival. The slogan of this year is ‘’Do you have some sounds?’’, which is promising a big variety of musical performances – guitar performances, rock music and comedy shows on three different stages. Local craftspeople will present their handicrafts. For small children there will be magic shows and fairytales. This is an opportunity to get in touch with traditional German […]

What’s On in Dresden 31 August – 6 September

Friday, 31 August: The Sound of Bronkow ‘The Sound of Bronkow’ is a three day music festival, from Friday to Sunday, for folk and indie music hosted by Dresden’s Societaetstheater. The event is organized partially by the theatre itself and in part by the local music label ‘K&F Records’. The festival, which once began small, is now reaching its ninth edition; however, it still managed to retain a quite familiar character. Most of the participating artists come from a closer ‘friend/family’ group of the theatre or of the label, either from having performed in the past or from working together […]

What’s on in Dresden 24 August – 30 August 2018

Friday, 24 August: From Dust to Glitter – Exhibition Opening This Friday marks the opening of a new exciting exhibition at Pillnitz Castle, which will run until November 4th. From Dust to Glitter – or how to grow a chandelier presents the process of forming crystals as well as the assembly of the final product – a unique chandelier. The full exhibition will be divided into two main parts. The first, which begins this week and will run until September 12th has been conceived as a workshop that loosely paraphrases the almost alchemistic creation of crystal artwork. Visitors will be […]

What’s on in Dresden 17 August – 23 August 2018

Friday, 17 August: Canaletto – Dresden’s City Festival This Friday, Dresden welcomes all of its residents and visitors for the opening of the 20th edition of its city festival, named after the Italian artist Canaletto. Bernardo Bellotto, known in Germany and Poland by the nickname of his uncle, Canaletto, lived in Dresden from 1747 to 1758, following an invitation from King August III of Poland. During his stay in the Saxon capital, Canaletto painted numerous scenes of Dresden, thereby immortalizing the beauty of this baroque city as it was prior to its destruction at the end of the Second World […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
10 August – 16 August 2018

Friday, 10 August: Discussion on Urban Art and Silent Disco If you are passionate about urban art, then by now you may already have noticed just how monotone and stagnated Saxon urban art has become. It takes only a critical look to realize how urban art in our state has long stagnated in its content, technical, as well as qualitatively. For decades now, the same techniques have been used, with artists preferring technically perfect works to experimental, rough works. Outlines and fillings are spray painted while large backgrounds are filled with façade paint. The result of this same technique in […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
3 August – 9 August 2018

Spectators enjoy the sounds of a piano night at the Dresden Palaissommer   Friday, 3 August: International Open Bottle Night The Open Bottle Night at Dresden’s Craft Beer Store has already become a tradition, with tasting happening every week on Thursdays and Fridays. The beer tasting are open to everyone at the very accessible price of only 2 Euros per participant. Every first Friday of the month however, a special tasting occurs, namely the International Open Bottle Night. Once a month, guests with little or no German knowledge may also take part in this wonderful event as it is held […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week 27 July – 2 August 2018

Foto: J. Backert Friday, 27 July: Total Lunar Eclipse This Friday, we will get to witness one of the most important astronomical events of our time. Although lunar eclipses are quite a common phenomenon, happening at least twice every year, this Friday the world will be looking up towards our only natural satellite as it hides behind the Earth’s shadow for the longest period of time it ever will throughout all of the 21st century. With a duration of 103 minutes, you do not want to miss it, as chances are we will not witness such an eclipse again throughout […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week 20 July – 26 July 2018

(Photo: Gerhard Aust) Friday, 20 July: Kupus at Wilbert’s Café & Bar Under the motto “Balkan sounds…more or less”, Kupus has been impressing audiences with their out of the ordinary musical style since 2013. When first listening to their music one might think they are just another band playing Balkan style music, with a traditional violin, accordion, and percussion. However, once the saxophone starts playing along with sounds from a synthesizer, it soon becomes clear that this isn’t your traditional Balkan band. Mixing in styles such as jazz, pop, and even hip-hop, this band creates a kind of music which […]