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 […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
13 – 19 July 2018

Friday, 13 July: Organ Concert with Alphorns   A city with so many beautiful churches such as Dresden naturally also contains many beautiful organs. Organ concerts may be found nearly on a weekly basis in Saxony’s capital and are truly a calming experience for the soul. This week, the Martin-Luther Church in the Dresden Neustadt welcomes guests to a so-called “Organ Concert Plus”, featuring Alphorns, an unusual wind instrument typical to the Alps. The Alphorn consists of a straight several meter long wooden natural horn of conical bore and is connected to a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece. This abnormally large instrument is […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 July – 12 July 2018

Friday, 6 July: Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra This Friday, the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra (USKO for short), a Dutch ensemble consisting of 120 enthusiastic musicians from the University of Utrecht, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Hohe Messe in h-Moll” in the Auferstehungskirche in Dresden. The USKO holds a unique place within the Dutch classical music scene due to its large choir and orchestra and the high quality of its performances, combined with the youthfulness (ages 17 – 29) and enthusiasm of its members, who are brought together by their passion for classical music. The work to be performed […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
29 June – 5 July 2018

Friday, 29 June: Erik Leuthäuser & Band This Friday, Erik Leuthäuser, a truly extraordinary singer alongside his faithful band, will debut his new album in Dresden. Leuthäuser was born in the neighbouring city of Freital and has long been a familiar face for those in the music scene in Dresden. His particular style when singing was noted already at a young age, with his jazz soli similar to Charlie Parker lifting him up to the status of potential young star. During his education at the State Gymnasium for Music, he was already a member of the State Youth Jazz Orchestra, […]

The glorious Scientific Crushers hit the dragon!
Our team placed third in Hochschul-Cup 2018

  “SCIENCE PEOPLE, PADDLE PEOPLE” was shouted out loudly at the riverside last Sunday, when 19 paddlers from 16 different countries climbed their dragon boat three times to race against students and researchers from different universities in the Hochschul Cup. The Welcome Center has organized international dragon boats in the annual dragon boat festivals since 2015 – but we didn’t win a race before. We’re happy to claim a podium finish at the annual dragon boat cup this year … and finally got an ice cake! Two trainings before the actual race helped everyone to achive a place on the […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
22 June – 28 June 2018

Friday, 22 June: The Johnny Cash ‘Summer2018’ Show Johnny Cash is without a doubt one of the most recognizable voices of the 20th century. Today, nearly 15 years after his passing, the legacy of the “Man in Black” lives on through The Cashbags, Europe’s most successful Johnny Cash revival act with frontman US singer Robert Tyson. The Dresden-based band doesn’t only look similar to the iconic “Johnny/June/Tennessee Three” quintet line-up; they also sound incredibly authentic, as if the original band were on stage. The band’s repertoire also includes hits by June Carter Cash, Carl Perkins, Bob Dylan, and The Carter […]

Excusion to Wroclaw – the place to be!

Can you think of a reason why 16 researchers would voluntarily spend almost 3,5 hours in a crowded train with no functioning air condition on a Friday evening? We can! From 9 – 10 June  we went on a trip to the fascinating city of Wroclaw. Wroclaw is the fourth biggest city in Poland and is especially famous as it can both offer a historic city centre as well as several cultural hot spots and a vibrant nightlife due to numerous students living in this town.   In order to get to know the interesting sights and stories to the […]