Friday, 4 September 2015: Rock Friday at Katy’s Garage
Listen up, rock and indie fans! For those who want to meet, dance and have a drink, Katy’s Garage offers an opportunity on its “Rock Friday”. On the main floor, listen to “Noise of Liberation” – mainly core, rock, punk rock, and noise – or alternatively, enjoy the sound of indie tronic on the 2nd floor. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 3€/2€ (students); Venue: Katy’s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, 01099 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
Saturday, 5 September 2015: Columbus Streetfestival
The street named ‘Columbusstraße’ is located in Dresden Löbtau and celebrates a street festival every year. You can look forward to music played by local bands, food and drink and some special activities. For example there will be a bike repair point and a dress swapping point, where you can bring clothes, that are still good, but you don’t wear anymore and take a clothing piece from someone else instead. Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Colombusstraße, 01159 Dresden; TRAM 6,7,12 or BUS 61,63 ‘Tharandter Straße’ stop.
Sunday, 6 September 2015: Open House Day at Semper Opera
Use this chance to explore hidden areas of the famous Semper Opera building! The Open House day invites you to enter the stage, watch the make-up artists and get to know what’s happening in such a famous opera building behind the stage. Beginning: 11 a.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.
Monday, 7 September 2015: Babel in a bar – Café Lingua for Polish, Portuguese and Chinese
Why not start the week with a new language? Every Monday, international and German students gather in a bar or pub in Dresden Neustadt for their Café Lingua, a space for learning new languages, brooding over brainteasers and enjoying fun conversations. So just drop by if you’re in the mood for an exciting jumble of languages! Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: meeting point is Albertplatz, in front of the WQ Bar (if you want to join later, contact the organisers to find out which bar/pub they will head to); TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015: Broadway Therapy (English movie with German subtitles)
On the set of a playwright’s new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production. Peter Bogdanovich’s Broadway Therapy is exactly the kind of film that isn’t made any more; a manic, silly comedy helmed by an ensemble cast made for adults. The film adheres to the wry comedic style of Woody Allen, who rigorously churned out films like these in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and a style that Allen continues to play with in the modern day. Beginning: 08:45 p.m., Admission: 5€; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015: Vernissage and panel debate ‘Few were happy with their condition’
The exhibition ‘Few were happy with their condition’ deals with the situation in Romania after 1989: A time full of hopes and disappointments. The country had to both struggle with its communistic past and the poverty and instability of the post-communistic era. With a focus on contemporary media, such as video, film and photography, this exhibition shows the dissatisfaction that many people in Romania have nowadays regarding to their current living conditions. On the evening of the vernissage there will be a panel debate in English between the three Romanian artists. Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: free, How to get there: Riesa efau, Motorenhalle, Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01068 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,6 and 10 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop.
Thursday, 10 September 2015: Heartbreak House (English theatre play with German surtitles)
Bernard Shaw’s black comedy is his response to the outbreak of the First World War. Set in a bizarre house in the English countryside, it is a satirical portrait of the educated class of pre-1914 England. Having turned their back on their responsibilities, the inhabitants of Heartbreak House spend their time playing mind games with one another as their civilization goes under. But at the end it looks as if retribution will come. Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: €8/€5 (reduced), How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechnerstraße 2a, 01139 Dresden; TRAM 4 or BUS 70,80 ‘Rankestraße’ stop.