Friday, 20 February 2015: Fête pour Francophiles with DJ Louis le Flic
A wry nod to the socialist era, Ostpol claims that it “only” took them 40 years from the idea in 1968 to grand opening in 2008. For tonight they have put together a mix of French Chanson, Soul, E-Swing and Ska just for you. And how can a party with a location known for such a planning lead fail to be a success? Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: unknown, but usually around €3-€8; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Straße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.
Saturday, 21 February 2015: The Oyster Princess – a silent movie with piano accompaniment
In 1919 Ernst Lubitsch directed this grotesque comedy. Ossi, daughter of the “American Oyster King” Mr. Quaker, finds out through the newspaper that her competitor, daughter of the “Shoe Polish King” has married an Earl. In her rage she destroys her beautifully furnished room and won’t stop before her father promises to buy her a prince. He contracts marriage broker “Seligsohn” who struggles to find a suitable match… Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €5/€4 (reduced); How to get there: Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Junghansstraße 1-3, 01227 Dresden; TRAM 4,10 and BUS 61 ‘Pohlandplatz’ stop.
Sunday, 22 February 2015: Exhibition on Screen – “Rembrandt” special screening at Cineplex
What a about a city trip to London and Amsterdam to learn more about Rembrandt? Oh, you don’t have the weekend off? Even if you do, flights to two cities at once are hard to come by? Well, luckily we’ve got some good news for you: The “Exhibition on Screen” series allows you visit both the National Gallery London and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, take a guided tour and even meet Rembrandt himself, all without ever leaving Dresden and within just a pleasant 85 minutes. There’s certainly no way to learn more about Rembrandt in such a short period of time! Beginning: 10.30 a.m.; Admission: €12; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ or TRAM 8,9,11,12 and BUS 62 ‘Prager Straße’ stop.
Monday, 23 February 2015: Jazzfanatics at Scheune
For more than 10 years the “Jazzfanatics” have existed and they work really hard to not care one bit about “standards” and try to extend our understanding day by day. Jens Bürger is a legend when it comes to his presentation skills. Enjoy some Bebop, Hardbop, Fusion and Funk Jazz and every melody you may not be able to fit into a genre. Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Scheune Dresden, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015: Ghost Flute & Dice at Hole of Fame
Some experiments don’t take place in laboratories but in rehearsal spaces that quite possibly aren’t on earth. Ghost Flute & Dic is a project by Danish pianist Mikkel Almholt who took a day off the lab to present on what happens when people are infected with a virus called “experimental music”. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: donation requested; How to get there: Hole Of Fame, Königsbrücker Straße 39, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015: Whiplash at Thalia Cinema
Andrew is a young drummer and wants to make it in the jazz world. But he wants to be more than just an average musician and finds himself enrolled at the Schaffer Academy in New York, where a feared teacher with controversial methods makes a star out of anyone who is willing keep working hard, harder, hardest. Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: €5 (Mon/Tue only)/€6 (other days); How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.
Thursday, 26 February 2015: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum shows anatomical wax works
Starting point – and focal point – of the exhibition is a historical anatomical waxwork cabinet created, for the most part, around 1900 in Dresden. These models of the human body were showcased at funfairs and fairgrounds, for purposes of health education but also as mass-appeal entertainment. The exhibition provides revealing insights into the way in which the human body, society, and the morals of the day were perceived in the late 19th century and early 20th century and it links the exhibits with body-related works of important artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, Luc Tuyman, Marcel Duchamp, among many others. In conjunction, both touch on central motifs that will certainly be felt by the visitors: What goes on inside us when we look at representations of the human body? What roles do curiosity and voyeurism play – or, for that matter, gender and identity, repulsion and compassion, life and death, presence and distance, knowledge and fantasy? Please note: This exhibition is not suitable for children aged 14 years and under. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: €7/€3 reduced; €11 family ticket (2 adults and 1+ child(ren)); children and young people 16 and under: free; Friday from 3 p.m.: 50% discount on all day tickets; How to get there: Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop or TRAM 10,13 ‘Großer Garten’ stop.