Tips for the upcoming week
(10 – 16 October 2014)

Photo: C. Reichert
Photo: C. Reichert

Friday, 10 October: 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, 11 October: Five senses to the test: Children’s Museum at “Deutsches Hygiene-Museum”

To ascertain whether your hands, nose and ears have indeed survived the first cold October days unharmed, why not test them by way of a visit to the children’s museum inside the “Deutsches Hygiene-Museum”? The children’s museum is literally a hands-on exhibition (or should we say a playground of the senses) specifically designed for children aged 4 to 12, to be explored using all five senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday and public holidays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: 7€/3€ (reduced), 11€ family ticket; Location: Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 10,13 ‘Großer Garten / Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop, TRAM 1,2,4,44 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop.

Sunday, 12 October: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – dance interpretation for the family

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare is being interpreted by a modern dance company at the Boulevardtheater in Dresden. As dance is universally understood across generations, it is also nice to enjoy it together with the family. Beginning: 2 p.m., Admission: 10€/6€ (reduced); Location: Boulevardtheater, Maternistraße 17, 01067 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 7,10,12/44 ‘Hp. Freiberger Straße’ stop.

Monday, 13 October: Street Art in Dresden: City Mural Walking Tour through Friedrichstadt

Have you noticed some street art in Dresden and would like to find out more about it? The City Mural Tour takes you on a stroll through Dresden Friedrichstadt, adjacent to the city center, and provides you with a chance to see many historical and contemporary murals and learn about their historical context, muralism and the socialist influences it has received in Dresden. Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: 15€ (register via e-mail to or by sending a text to Danilo at +49 172 78 15 007); Meeting point: neon-yellow flag, at the (“King John”) equestrian statue in front of the Semperoper, Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop, TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,11,44 and BUS 94 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

Tuesday, 14 October: Vintage Cartoons Night at Thalia Cinema

Yes, indeed, it is no mistake: We have two recommendations for Thalia Cinema this Tuesday! The first one is Thalia’s ‘Vintage Cartoon’ night: Before animated films got all ‘disneyfied’ (yes, this word has even made it into some dictionaries), the world of cartoons was ruled by a whole universe of rather subversive cartoon stars: Felix the Cat, Koko the Clown, Farmer Al Falfa, Krazy Kat and many others. All of them were creations of the early New York film industry of the 1910s and 1920s. In black-and-white, but with great sense of humour, rebellious, bizarre, unabashed and full of imagination, they swayed the audiences of their time. Today, Thalia Cinema, the German Institute of Animation Films and film collector Tom Stathes take us on an exclusive journey into this universe, screening films from 1915 to 1922, each in their very own style. Not to be missed! Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 5€; Location: Thalia Cinema, Coffee and Cigarettes, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.

Tuesday, 14 October: Film “La vida es silbar” (OV – screened in Spanish with German subtitles)

Later that night, the Cuban-Spanish coproduction “La vida es silbar”, a film from 1998, is screened at Thalia Cinema in its original language – a tip especially for the Spanish speakers amongst you! It is set in then present-day Havana, where the three main characters live and struggle to decide whether to stick to their self-restricting beliefs or to get rid of them. If you want to know which decision ballerina Mariana, social-worker Julia and percussionist Elpidio are pondering, you should go and watch this movie. Beginning: 10 p.m.; Admission: 5€; Location: Thalia Cinema, Coffee and Cigarettes, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.

Wednesday, 15 October: Children’s Clothes Flea Market at Mensa Bergstraße

Attention, parents and flea-market friends! Check out the children’s clothes flea market organized by the campus office and the “university with children” (Uni mit Kind) initiative. Especially for those amongst you whose children just won’t stop growing it is a great chance to brush up on their wardrobe and bargain for some nice pieces, toys and accessories for winter. Besides, it is a chance for architecture buffs to catch a first or last glance at the original fading 1970’s chic of the interior of ‘Neue Mensa’, the student cafeteria known as ‘Mensa Bergstraße’ which closed its doors in August 2014 for planned restoration. Beginning: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.; Location: Mensa Bergstraße (Neue Mensa), Bergstraße 51, 01069 Dresden; How to get there: BUS 61 ‘Technische Universität (Fritz-Förster-Platz)’ stop, TRAM 3,8 ‘Nürnberger Platz’ stop.

Wednesday, 15 October: Opera classics with “La bohème” by Puccini at Semper Opera

Giacomo Puccini composed the beautiful opera “La bohème”. A masterwork, it is one of the most frequently played operas world-wide. Even if you already know it, every ensemble interprets it differently, so why not enjoy a world-famous opera at a world-famous opera house, the Semperoper, performed in Italian with German subtitles. Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: from 21€; Location: Semperoper, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop, TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,11,44 and BUS 94 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

Thursday, 16 October: Natural Landscapes and Cello music by Frederike Bergk

Music shall accompany the artist’s very own landscape photographs of chalk cliffs taken in Denmark, Germany and Slovakia. In tune with the special atmosphere created by her photographs, Frederike Bergk improvises on a five-string cello and sings, too. Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission 7€/5€ (reduced) when bought in advance, +1 € at the door; Location: Putajinhaus, Meußlitzer Straße 83, 01259 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 2 ‘Meußlitzer Platz’ stop, BUS 88 ‘Putajinplatz’ stop.


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