What’s On in Dresden
21 June – 27 June

Friday, 21 June:  „Fête de la Musique meets Europe Vol.3“ 21 June is the longest day of the year and the world celebrates the “Fête de la Musique”. On 21 and 22 June, the Neumarkt will be the venue for the “Fête de la Musique meets Europe Vol.3”. The Fête de la Musique is the most famous music event in France. Every summer, music lovers, artists and listeners alike, take to the streets and enjoy a musical exchange on the longest day of the year. Anyone, whether small or big, enthusiastic beginner or music professional, can perform everywhere on this […]

What’s On in Dresden 14 June – 20 June

Friday, 14 June: Dresden’s Long Science Night This Friday, Dresden shows off all its most interesting and exciting scientific research areas and advancements. On this night, you have the chance to investigate what happens throughout the many different institutes in the city learning about what research is currently underway. If you yourself are not giving a presentation to visitors, then do not miss the opportunity to explore different scientific institutes, where thousands of scientists will be ready to answer questions, give presentations as well as guide visitors through lab tours. The entire program includes nearly 700 attractions, with over 100 […]

What’s On in Dresden
7 June – 13 June 2019

Friday, 7 June: Money For Rope When was the last time you witnessed a band with two drummers on their line-up? This is just a snippet of the many aspects that make the Australian band “Money For Rope” so unique. Spawning from the same fertile music scene that gave the world names such as Courtney Barnett as well as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, this Melbourne band now brings out a true masterpiece of an album brimming with energetic garage, surf, rock, soul and psych. A huge mixture of genres all in one band, listening to only one of […]

What’s On in Dresden 31 May – 6 June 2019

Friday, 31 May: Worldwide Vegan Chalking Night Our event for Friday will surely bring back many memories for all who ever played with chalk as a child. On the night from May 31st into June 1st, over 230 cities around the world, including more than 30 in Germany will take part in the International Vegan Chalking Night. Of course, Dresden couldn’t be left out of this huge event so beginning at 8 pm people in different locations throughout the city will join forces for a night of “chalktivism”. Use the link below to find participants in a location that is […]

What’s On in Dresden 24 May – 30 May 2019

Friday, 24 May: Eat Good & Do Good A new event is born in Dresden this week and the organizers promise that it will continue to exist as long as good people and good food continue to exist. The name says it all: this charitable event aims to raise funds by offering delicious homemade food, made with motherly love and enthusiasm. Although fundraising is the primary goal, the organizers would also like to reinvent homemade food, bringing food from around the world to Dresden’s world club, Weltclub. This first event will give you the chance to try some of the […]

What’s On in Dresden 17 May – 23 May 2019

Friday, 17 May: In Many Hands (Text taken from the Hellerau website) “With “In Many Hands” the Belgian theatre artist Kate McIntosh invites her audience to test, touch, listen, search and sniff. The project gathers the audience on stage to experience  a surprising, multifaceted collection of objects in a sensual way together. “In Many Hands” is theatre from its most intense side: poetic, dramatic, curious. Kate McIntosh has already performed this unusual play at numerous theatre festivals throughout Europe. Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Her works often focus […]

What’s On in Dresden 10 May – 16 May

Friday, 10 May: Long Night of the Galleries and Museums Friday night is the international day to meet up with friends and either relax or party to close up a week of hard work. This week, why not invite your friends for a somewhat different program: art exhibition hopping! Starting at 6 pm, 18 museums and art galleries all throughout the Inner Neustadt’s Baroque Quartier will open their doors for the public free of charge, giving anyone the chance to check out the exhibitions on show. The event as a whole doesn’t have any particular theme, as each gallery has […]

What’s On in Dresden 3 May – 9 May 2019

Friday, 3 May: Robo vs. Sacre (Text taken from the Hellerau website) With the production “Robozee VS. Sacre”, the contemporary urban dance company Renegade takes a new and unique look at what is probably the most legendary stage work in history: “Le Sacre du Printemps”. For the premiere of the 1913 ballet, composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky not only provided a tangible stage scandal with their rapidly changing rhythms instead of gentle harmonies, stomping dancers instead of graceful lace dancing, but also marked the birth of modern dance. More than 200 choreographers have already studied the work, unforgotten […]

What’s On in Dresden 26 April – 2 May 2019

Friday, 26 April: Vinyl Kicks! It is a round, mostly black object with an inscribed spiral groove which serves as an analogue sound storage medium and is made out of polyvinyl chloride, or just vinyl for short. It may now be quite a few years since you last heard a song played on a record but this week you have the chance to attend a wonderful party with music played solely with the use of vinyl records. In the age of DJs carrying around laptops and using digital turntables, it may seem rather outdated to use records but doing so […]

Street Art Tour Dresden Mitte
Event report

Slightly late, due to the holidays, but still an absolutely exclusive tip for all those who couldn’t take part in the last Welcome Center Tour through Friedrichstadt, but are interested in the street art scene of Dresden. Danilo, our tour guide, led us through the whole district and showed us impressive and partly huge murals by the Dresden artist Jens Besser and many other international sprayers. A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space […]