Leafless trees in a riverside park in Dresden

What’s On in Dresden 1 February – 7 February 2019

Friday, 1 February: 14th Semper Opera Ball One of Dresden’s most beautiful and famous annual events takes place this Friday, as all of Germany turns its eyes towards the Semper Opera for the 14th edition of its beautiful ball. A true gala event, this is somewhat similar to the German edition of the Academy Awards, where nearly 2,500 prominent figures all come together for a magical evening. The event is broadcast to millions of people watching all around Europe and includes ballet and other dance performances, a live orchestra, as well as a wonderful debutante show including 100 couples. The […]

What’s On in Dresden 18 January – 24 January 2019

Friday, 18 January: The Great Gatsby (Text taken from the event website) “Loud jazz, affordable alcohol and pompous parties – in the middle of the 1920s one name is on everyone’s lips: Gatsby. Nobody knows who the charming billionaire is or where he comes from but being part of his festivities is part of the daily life of every New Yorker. The young stockbroker Nick Carraway soon finds himself at one of these revelries and discovers that there is a deep secret behind the glamorous facade.” The play is based on the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald which regained […]

What’s On in Dresden 11 January – 17January 2019

Friday, 11 January: Concert of the Sächsische Staatskapelle In a four-part evening, the musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden will dedicate themselves to the work of the current Capell composer Peter Eötvös. A broad cross-section of his oeuvre – from solo pieces to ensemble works – corresponds with works by Domenico Scarlatti, Claude Debussy or Ludwig van Beethoven, who have an important influence on the work of Peter Eötvös. In addition to the musical impressions, the composer will give insights into his work. The Staatskapelle Dresden may seem at first glance like just another common orchestra like any other, however, it […]

What’s On in Dresden – End of 2018, Beginning of 2019

As the end of the year approaches, it is time to look back and reflect on the moments that made the year so special. What defined 2018, what were its most important, most happy or sad moments of the year for you? Perhaps 2018 marked your move to Germany, the beginning of a journey towards a doctorate degree or perhaps it was the year you finally managed to learn the what once seemed impossible language that is German. Throughout the year we’ve published our weekly tips for every upcoming week and hope that at least a few led you to […]

What’s On in Dresden 21 December – 27 December 2018

Friday, 21 December: 2018 Short Film Day As the end of the year approaches, days keep on getting shorter until this Friday, the shortest day of the year. In 2011, the short film day was born in France to mark the shortest day of the year with showings of short films. The event, originally known in French as “le jour le plus court” has also been taking place in Germany ever since 2012 in a number of different venues, each showing either their own short films or short films from a number of different programs put together by the event’s […]

What’s On in Dresden 14 – 20 December 2018

Friday, 14 December: Kultura.Digital Kickoff Party & The Christmas Special We’ve got two very special events put together as tips for this Friday! The first is the kick off party for the kultura.digital website, a cross-border project from the TU Dresden together with the Dresden State Museums, the Jan-Evangelista-Purkyne University in Ústí nad Labem and the Euro-region Elbe/Labe. Kultura.digital will be a new platform for modern art in the German-Czech border region. The idea is simple: offers for modern art exhibitions are everywhere, from small ateliers up to large museums. The only problem however, is how to find them! The […]

What’s On in Dresden 7 December – 13 December 2018

Friday, 7 December: International X-Mas Party of the TU Dresden One of the most awaited events of the year on the TU event calendar is finally back this Friday and you cannot miss it! With the assistance of Santa’s little helpers, the International X-MAS Party of TU Dresden will transform the classrooms in the “Hörsaalzentrum” into a party location—from the foyer to the Audimax! Upon arrival, your taste buds will already have Christmas come early with foods and spices from different parts of the world. The evening begins with an international Christmas market with exotic food and music. Later, you […]

What’s On in Dresden 30 November – 6 December 2018

Friday, 30 November: Christmas Market at the “Old Factory” For those who love discovering new Christmas markets in Dresden every holiday season, this is a true insider tip! Somewhat hidden at the very end of the Neustadt and close to the entrance to the Dresden Heide you will find the “Old Factory”. However, any passer-by would not notice the small and cosy Christmas market just by taking a look at the street, one must go into the backyard in order to discover the beautifully decorated market right on the banks of the Prießnitz river. Here you will not find a […]

What’s On in Dresden
23 November – 29 November 2018

Friday, 23 November: Céline Rudolph Although many of our readers by now probably despise airports after at some point in life having experienced way too long connections or missed flights, this Friday we invite you all for a wonderful event at Dresden’s airport. No, it is not the arrival of anyone special nor your departure to a sunny holiday destination, rather, one of the most beautiful European jazz voices will be performing at this rather uncommon venue. The daughter of a Frenchwoman from Bordeaux and a cosmopolitan musical enthusiast from Berlin, Céline Rudolph started singing along with the Brazilian classic […]

What’s On in Dresden
16 November – 22 November 2018

Friday, 16 November: Waiting for Summer’s Return & Dresden Refuge As part of the opening evening for the “NO HATE” Film Festival, two Dresden documentaries will be on show at the Technische Sammlungen. The best part is that admission on Friday is free, so there is no excuse not to attend and learn a bit more about what is going on in our very own home city. For a full description of the festival, be sure to check out our separate blog post by clicking here. The opening movie, Waiting for Summer’s Return, highlights the journey of the musicians of […]