Friday, 21 November: Rock Music at ‘Rosis Amüsierlokal’
Rosis Amüsierlokal in Dresden-Neustadt is renowned amongst Dresden students and part of almost every freshmen pub crawl. ‘Amüsierlokal’ by the way is an oldfashioned word for nightclub in German. Today DJ Spikey is on the turntables and is going to unbox some of the finest alternative, core and rock music. As soon as you are tired dancing you just head to one of the other rooms and play at billiards.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Rosis Amüsierlokal, Eschenstraße 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Bischofsplatz’ stop
Saturday, 22 November: Germany’s legendary techno DJane Marusha at Blauer Salon
A remix of the song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ known from The Wizard of Oz marked Marushas breakthrough in Germany as the Queen of Techno – in 1994. ‘Club Arrest’, her latest album, was released in 2012 and shows that she still hasn’t left the rave and techno culture, but that she definitely grew up.
Beginning: 10 p.m.; Admission: 10€ plus advance booking fee (online, link below) or at Blauer Salon without fees; How to get there: Blauer Salon im Parkhotel Dresden, Bautzner Landstraße 7, 01324 Dresden, TRAM 11 ‘Plattleite’ stop.
Sunday, 23 – Tuesday 25 November : “Music Esemble for kids”
For families the Semperopera in Dresden offers a series of events by a trio that composes musical pieces for trios themselves and introduce children to the details and oddities of this kind of music ensembles.
Beginning: 23 Nov. 11 a.m. or 3 p.m., 24 Nov. 9.30 a.m., 25 Nov 9.30 and 11 a.m.; Admission: 5€/3€ (children); How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.
Monday, 24 November: Café Lingua
Every Monday the International Officeof TU Dresden and Erasmus Dresden organize meetings in different bars in Dresden-Neustadt. For some it is just a meet up, some use it to practice the language they are currently learning. This week they focus on Italian, Polish and Japanese but of course everyone else is invited as German and English is always spoken.
Meeting point: 8 p.m. in front of the WQ-bar at Albertplatz; Venue: Bon Voyage, Louisenstraße 77, 01099 Dresden; Admission: free; How to get there: TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop or TRAM 13 “Görlitzer Straße” stop to go directly to Bon Voyage.
Tuesdays, 25 November: Pop / Hip-Hop concert by DENA at Scheune
Denas music reveals that she is a careful observer. Probably that’s the reason why in Bulgaria she is famous for her music, collects more than one million views on her music videos and was even released by the most important electronic music label ‘Kitsuné’. Self-evidently she was on tour with Icona Pop and the Whitest Boy Alive and, not to mention, even played at SXSW-Festival 2013. Beginning: 9 a.m.; Admission: 15€ at Scheune Café and at the door; How to get there: Scheune Dresden, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop , TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Nordbad’ stop;
Wednesday, 26 November: Movie – Yaloms Cure (French with German subtitles)
83-year old Irvin D. Yalom is one of the most famous representatives of the existential psychology. In this documentary he tries to give insight to his approach by using himself as an example to answer the existential questions of life.
Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission 5,50 €/ 5€ (reduced); How to get there: Schauburg, Königsbrücker Straße 55, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.
Thursday, 27 November: Dresden opens world-famous ‘Striezlmarkt’
In 1434 Jan van Eyck finished the ‘Arnolfini portrait’, Cosimo de’ Medici took over Florenz with the help of the pope and the Dresdener ‘Striezelmarkt’ opened its doors for the first time. Well, first it was just market to buy meat in preparation of the Christmas holidays and later other goods were added. For example the sweet cake called ‘Stollen’ that you can find nowadays in all bakeries in and around Dresden or Pulsnitzer Pfefferkuchen (gingerbread). In these days you of course can also buy nice presents like candles and hand-crafted bits and bobs. The opening ceremony on Thursday gives you the opportunity not just to be the first to see the 580th Striezelmarkt but also to listen to the well-known boys’ choir of the Church of the Holy Dresden and the Cathedral of Dresden-Meißen.
Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Altmarkt; TRAM 1, 2, 4 ‘Altmarkt’ stop.
Thalia Cinema offeres three movies in original version this week!
Check out movies that are marked as “OmU”, which in German means “Original mit Untertitel”, English: “original with subtitles”. How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.