Tips for the Upcoming Week
1 June – 7 June 2018

Photo: C. Reichert

Friday, 1 June: Exhibition Opening – Slavs and Tatars. Made in Dschermany

The Dresden State Art Collections would like to cordially invite all who are interested for the opening of their new exhibition in the Albertinum. For the opening ceremony, all artists will be present and ready to take any questions about the exposed works. In its research based works, the collection “Slavs and Tatars” engages with traditions, customs, language, anthropology and politics in a formal, courageous manner. Their artistic and discursive works revolve around examining belief, religion and intercultural understanding. They describe themselves as a “a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China, known as Eurasia.” Based on their approach that languages, gestures, rituals and goods have always travelled across the perceived borders between the Orient and the Occident, they research into literary and historical sources, and their humorous but always in-depth works enter into more complex levels of meaning, exploring history, interpretative authority and the performative and political nature of language and identity.

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Tzzschirnerplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9 ‘Synagoge’ stop.

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Saturday, 2 June: Sankt Pieschen 2018

One of the most awaited events of the year is here! In accordance with Dresden street festival tradition, Sankt Pieschen is celebrated every year on the first weekend of June and begins the city’s main festive season. The most well-known and largest street festival of the year, the Bunte Republik Neustadt is just around the corner and Sankt Pieschen serves as the perfect warm-up. The festival is organized by the community of the neighborhood in Pieschen and takes place in the neighbourhood’s heart on the Oschatzer Straße and surrounding streets. A number of stages will be set up in different corners of the festival offering live music of all different genres which will surely please all musical tastes. Delicious street food will also be available as well as a number of activities for the smaller guests such as face paint as well as bouncy castles. The streets of Pieschen will turn into a large open air fest on Friday afternoon at around 6 p.m. and will continue until Sunday at around 8 p.m.. On Saturday and Sunday the festival already begins at 10 a.m..

Beginning: 10 a.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Streets surrounding the Oschatzer Straße and Torgauer Straße; TRAM 13 ‘Bürgerstraße’ stop or TRAM 4, 9 ‘Oschatzer Straße’ stop.

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Sunday, 3 June: Linie 8… for the Road

The project Linie 8 was formed from the partnership between the TanzNetzDresden (Dance Network Dresden) and the cultural center Hellerau. This Saturday and Sunday, it will present the year’s final choreographies before the summer break. The first choreography has been put together by Caroline Beach and Noah Punkt, both already experienced dancers in Hellerau. Their piece, Two Hands in the Sun analyzes the daily desire to explore one’s true potential and to go beyond our limits, be it through yoga, meditation or other means. What happens when a meditation session leads one into panic, how can one still find a safe and relaxed place? The second piece, neu ordnen (rearrange) has been put together by the newcomer Kristin Mente, exploring the processes of getting used to new things as well as the difficulties that one must undergo in life-changing moments. How does one feel in this time between the old and the new and how is it that we get out of these situations? Finally, another newcomer, Magdalena Weniger has put together the presentation two torsos and tension, which will examine the concept of dissonance. When is it that we as humans perceive a tone or a situation as dissonant, and why is it that this causes so much tension in us? Come out on Sunday and explore together these three different yet equally interesting themes with these very talented artists.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 6,60 EUR; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.

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Monday, 4 June: Wettbüro Unplugged

Summer is here and there’s no better way to celebrate than under an open sky with a cool drink and some live music to keep the moods high. This year, the Altes Wettbüro has put together a very nice event which will take place throughout the summer on the club’s summer garden: Wettbüro Unplugged. The idea is simple, twice a month a concert will take place in the garden but instead of it having a normal concert format, all music will be played without any sort of electric amplification, hence, unplugged. Surely a much more relaxed atmosphere, especially when in the company of friends. Food and drinks will be provided at the bar’s prices and enough people to get to know will definitely also be present. This week, the featured artist comes from Switzerland but is based in Berlin, songwriter and performer Liv Summer. According to one of the artist’s reviews, anyone who listens to her songs is immediately catapulted into their own road-movie, smells the heavy air passing by and feels the enjoyable sensation of optimism. Come out and celebrate the summer accompanied by good music in its most natural form: unplugged.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: Free ; How to get there: Altes Wettbüro, Antonstraße 8, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 11 ‘Bahnhof Neustadt’ stop.

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Tuesday, 5 June: The Mountain Between Us

“Unifilm” is back! The project organized throughout Germany  brings movie showings into German university movie theatres. Every two weeks, two movies are shown at the medicine university Carl Gustav Carus, whereas one movie is shown in its original language, mainly English, and the second in German. This week, come out and enjoy The Mountain Between Us, the 2017 American romantic survival drama directed by Hany Abu-Assad. When journalist Alex and neurosurgeon Ben decide to take a small plane to escape a long waiting period that is due to bad weather conditions, they didn’t expect this: The pilot dies from a stroke and the plane crashes. Alex and Ben are the only survivors and they realize soon, that their waiting for help is in vain. Apart from any civilisation they start a long walk – and the struggle to survive. To check out the next dates and movies shown at Unikino just check out the link below!

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Unikino am Klinikum, Fiedlerstraße 42, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 6, 12 or BUS 62 ‘Augsburger Straße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 6 June: Wednesday Night in Dresden

Come out to a relaxed and very international atmosphere and enjoy the music from two of the best Czech guitarrists from their generation as they present their solo programs. Ladislav Pazdera and Antonín Pevala will perform their respective routines, World Music and Fingerstyle. Riesa efau offers a cozy and familiar ambient in its concert cellar, the perfect location to enjoy good music as well as to meet new people. There is no need to be shy as most of the audience also comes from around the world and is very open and keen to make new friends. Alongside from the main concert, musicians Karlijn Langendijk and Fabian Zeller will also be present, to ensure that music is played throughout the night. Celebrate having made it through the middle of the week, come with friends or even alone and be ready to leave with new friends!

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: Free, donation based; How to get there: Riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden; Adlergasse 14, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 6, 10 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop.

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Thursday, 7 June: Campus Party

After a short break, the campus party finally returns to the TU Dresden Campus this year! This year, the main attractions include the bands Drunken Masters, BLOND, and Still Trees. The best part about this year’s campus party is that entry will be free for all visitors! Alongside these main bands, an array of other attractions will also be present, with smaller up and coming artists presenting their music from all different genres. Enjoy good music and a fun atmosphere at this small open-air festival directly on the university’s campus, which will be followed by an afterparty which will transform the Hörsaalzentrum into a dancefloor! With a mix of modern EDM, Black, Party & Club tunes as well as classics from past eras, dj DC#Mark’s motto is to make people from all around the world dance, laugh and scream while having a great time on the dancefloor!

Beginning: 6:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: TU Dresden, Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden; BUS 61, 66 ‘Technische Universität’ stop.

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