Tips for the upcoming week
(28 August – 3 September 2015)

Summer in the city on Brühlsche Terrasse (Photo: Bipasha Debnath)
Summer in the city on Brühlsche Terrasse (Photo: Bipasha Debnath)

Friday, 28 August – Sunday, 30 August 2015: “Hechtfest” – Neighborhood Festival in the Hechtviertel quarter

From Friday to Sunday the ‘Hechtviertel’ quarter (named after its location centered around Hechtstraße), the second most vibrant part of town directly adjoining to ‘Äußere Neustadt’, will open its doors and take to the streets for a colorful and creative neighborhood festival! There will be four stages with Folk, Independent, Reggae and Ska to listen and dance to. Meet lots of artists in the streets or try some home-baked cake in one of the backyards. Admission: free; How to get there: TRAM 13 ‘Bischofsplatz‘ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.

Saturday, 29 August – Sunday, 30 August 2015: Open Days of the Saxon Wine-Growing Estates and Vineyards

Find out this weekend why Saxon wines are so expensive – and worth it! Over 30 wine-growing estates and vineyards in and around Dresden will open their doors for the annual Saxon wine-themed open days this weekend. Between Dresden Pillnitz and Diesbar-Seußlitz near Meißen, as well as in Cossebaude and Pesterwitz on the left-bank side of the Elbe, vineries will offer guided tours of their estates and cellars, wine tastings, exhibitions and, of course, authentic wine grower snacks and live music. A special bus service, no. 850, will run between Diesbar-Seußlitz and Radebeul until the late evening hours (see flyer for details). Admission: 5 € (day ticket, includes 1 glass of wine of 0.1 l at one of the many participating wineries); How to get there: e.g. TRAM 4 to ‘Landesbühnen Sachsen’ (Radebeul), continue by BUS 850 along the Elbe – please check the linked flyer for all participating wineries and locations! (flyer with maps)

Sunday, 30 August 2015: Swinging Sundays at Saloppe

During the summer season the Saloppe bar holds a ‘tea dance’ once a month. This is supposed to be a meeting point for all fans of swing dance – and of course coffee, beer and home-made cake. There will be an introduction into the first steps of lindy hop, balboa and other dances of the swing era at 3 p.m. Afterwards a DJ will ask everyone to join the dancing. Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: €4; How to get there: Saloppe Dresden, Brockhausstraße 1, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 11 ‘Wilhelminenstraße’ stop.

Monday, 31 August 2015: Sneak Preview (Original Version with German subtitles)

Surprise yourself at the beginning of a new week! How that? It’s easy: Visit the regular ‘Sneak Preview OV’ every Monday night at UFA cinema Dresden. All films in the ‘OV’ sneak series are shown in original language, with or without subtitles (OmU or OV), several weeks in advance of the official opening of the respective film. Beginning: 9 p.m., Admission: €4.50, How to get there: UFA Kristallpalast, St. Petersburger Straße 24a, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015: Student Party at Katy’s Garage

Be part of the weekly student party at Katy’s Garage. Before listening to some indietronic and rock music, we recommend a drink outside of Katy’s Garage, where you will find a nice beer garden-style seating area. Beginning: 8 p.m., cocktail happy hour until 10 p.m.; Admission: unknown, usually around €2; How to get there: Katy’s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop. (event page)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015: Spiritual Organ Music

The Dresden Cathedral, formerly known as the Catholic Court Church, is a great work of baroque architecture. It’s worth to visit and even more worthwhile combining this visit with a great organ concert! Swiss musician Daniel Chappuis will present pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Pierre François Boëly and Camille Saint-Saëns. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €7/€5 (reduced), only available at the evening box office; How to get there: Kathedrale Dresden, Schloßstraße 24, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9, ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

Thursday, 3 September 2015: Science Café ‘Parkinson’s disease | Morbus Parkinson’

The Science Café is a regular event organized by the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). There is no podium and there is no question of limited opportunities – the whole dialogue is up to you. The topic covered this time is Parkinson’s disease. Potential questions to be raised this evening include: What exactly is Parkinson’s disease? What happens inside the body of the patients? How does this illness develop and progress and which treatments are available? Could Parkinson’s disease be curable one day? Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: GrooveStation, Katharinenstraße 11-13, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.


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