Friday, 8 June: The Cleaners
In today’s times, we often hear that whatever gets put online will always be online. But is truly everything allowed on the internet, and if not, who is responsible for checking what is and what is not allowed on the web? The Cleaners digs deeper into this question, looking through the hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the internet rids itself of what it doesn’t like, such as violence, pornography, and some political content. Find out what takes place on a daily basis in Manila, the world’s largest outsourced location for content moderation. There, thousands of workers working on ten hour shifts spend their days deleting content off the world’s most popular websites such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. If you have ever wondered how Facebook manages to take down fake profiles as well as content which goes against its usage terms and conditions so fast, this documentary sheds a light into this rather obscure and somewhat overseen yet important industry. What few people know, is that the criteria and guidelines as to how content moderators are supposed to decide which content is deleted are strictly kept a secret by the silicon valley giants. The moderators themselves undergo personality changes and live a rather traumatising life due to the constant exposure to violent and pornographic content, however, talking about their experiences is also strictly forbidden.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 8,50 EUR Regular, 7,50 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4, 10 ‘Altenberger Straße‘ stop.
More information (German): https://programmkino-ost.de/index.php?page=va&va_id=30260
Saturday, 9 June: 15. Very Big Small Trains
The biggest smallest event of the year is back! This weekend, Dresden’s annual miniature tram event will take place at the Alter Schlachthof, where visitors have the opportunity to see a number of trams from around the world, be it modern or historical, in their smaller varieties. The collectors are very careful to meticulously represent each detail of their favourite street cars, many of which are not only static models but rather fully operating trams, capable of transporting tiny people around a model tiny town. Parallel to the exhibition, the Dresden’s Tram Museum on the Betriebshof Trachenberge will also be open, with a special tram line (number 16) operated by the historical Tatra trams connecting both exhibitions. At the Tram Museum, visitors may see historical street cars which once rolled over Dresden’s street tracks from the inside as well as the outside. Throughout the day, visitors will also have the chance to ride some of these vintage trams, which despite their old age are still fully functional. Come out and discover the world of trams, be it in miniature size or through a journey into the past!
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ; Admission: 5 EUR; How to get there: Alter Schlachthof, Gothaer Straße 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4, 9, 16 ‘Alter Schlachthof’ stop.
More information (German): https://www.facebook.com/events/1315470575230969/
Sunday, 10 June: Album Release Concert ‘Branches of the Sun’
As part of the event music between worlds, the band Aukai with its members from Mexico, Serbia, the United States as well as Germany invites all for its second album release this Sunday. The band’s first album, also named Aukai received phenomenal reviews worldwide, the British The Independent described it as “an exquisite tender piece, which feels like the unfolding of the buds in spring.” The band is known for its calming and extraordinarily beautiful instrumental music, described by music critic Markus Sieber as “cinematic ambient soundscapes… Colorado inspired by the landscape and the mountains… and recorded in a small cabin by a lake…”. Check out the link below to listen to a few samples of the band’s stunning music and you will surely be convinced that this is an event that cannot be missed. Bring your friends, as this is a concert no one will regret coming, as it is guaranteed to give the audience a calming feeling, as if they had all just been transported outdoors and received a relaxing massage through their ears.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 22 EUR Regular, 16 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden – Kleines Haus, Glacisstraße 28, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information (German) and song previews: http://www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/10-06-aukai/
Monday, 11 June: Jazzfanatics
For the past 22 years, one of the Neustadt’s most well-known restaurants, the Scheune, has opened its doors every Monday for the recurring event “Jazz Fanatics”. As the name already suggests, this is the weekly performance of the Jafffanatics Orchestra, playing great jazz open for all! This is definitely one of the best ways to kick off your week, and maybe this can also be your new Monday evening event! If the Scheune has been able to keep this event going for 22 consecutive years, then surely you will be able to come by for at least a few weeks in a row as well! If you don’t consider yourself to be a jazz fanatic, then maybe this is just the event you were missing to change your mind!
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Scheune Dresden; Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.
More information: http://scheune.org/show/2657/jazzfanatics.html
Tuesday, 12 June: Global Village 2018
How about some Colombian food for lunch this Tuesday? Or are you a lover of the French cuisine and would prefer a French dish? Why not have both, and to top it all off, have yourself an exotic Chinese dessert you’ve never heard of! All of this is possible at AIESEC’s annual Global Village, an event which presents the cultures of countries from around the world. By now, you have probably already heard about AIESEC, but if not, it is the world’s largest non-profit youth-run organization, with a network of around 27,000 members active in 127 countries. The organization enjoys a consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council and focuses on empowering young people to make a positive impact on society. The organization is also present in Dresden, with many members coming from a variety of different countries from all across the planet. So as to give outsiders a chance to get to know the organization itself a little bit better but also to promote cultural awareness as well as to showcase different cultures and traditions, AIESEC presents its Global Village. Here you may take a walk around the world as you go from one stand to the next, finding out about traditional dances, dishes, as well as what each country has to offer. This is also a great chance to increase your connections worldwide, something which always comes in handy when planning your next holiday to a new location!
Beginning: 10 a.m..; Admission: Free; How to get there: Field behind the Hörsaalzentrum, Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden; BUS 61, 66 ‘Technische Universität’ stop.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947882781897018/
Wednesday, 13 June: Graduation Concert
The tradition of playing alongside the Erzgebirgische Philarmonie Aue (Ore Mountains Philharmonic, Aue) began in 2006, as part of a cooperation between Dresden’s Music College and orchestras from around the region. Ever since, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Ore Mountains, based in the small city of Aue, has integrated a concert with students from the college for music Carl Maria von Weber into their annual concert schedule. Three concerts take place alongside six to eight graduating students, two of them in small villages in the Ore Mountains, namely Aue and Annaberg, and one takes place at the Music College in Dresden. This Wednesday, come out to one of Germany’s most renowned music schools and listen to students play alongside a professional orchestra, but trying to figure out who are the graduating students and who are the professionals is no easy task, as all playing are at equally high levels of expertise when playing their instruments. The program includes three pieces, the 94 symphony by Joseph Haydn, followed by William Walton’s concert for viola and orchestra, and ending with Antonin Dvorák’s 8 symphony.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: 15 EUR Regular, 10 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik, Wettiner Platz 13, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2 or BUS 94 ‘Schweriner Straße’ stop.
Thursday, 14 June: The Free Variable
Schimmel Projects – Art Centre Dresden is very proud to present a new group exhibition put together by eight artists from Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, all part of the artist-run space Galleri CC in Malmö. Luckily, you do not have to travel all the way to Malmö to enjoy the beautiful art by these Scandinavian artists, as their exhibition will open its doors in Dresden on June 7. ‘Die Freie Varable’, or in English, ‘The free variable’, is ever changeable, neither constant nor bound to other variables. Like time it flows. Layers of paint revealing the transient memories of time. Everything changes, with time the norms and stereotypes change and vary. A momentary variation in the frequency. The path becomes a series of transformations. Longing for a world of a steady constant. Holding on to the memory of the cyclical, a repetition of something constant to rely on. It reappears and feels like an imitation of what it used to be. If only you could walk in the same river twice. The exhibition is the first of two exchange exhibitions between the Galleri CC and Schimmel Projects – Art Centre Dresden. If you cannot make it on Monday, do not worry as the exhibition will also be open for longer, just don’t wait too long as it will only be in Dresden until June 17!
Opening Hours: Thursday – Sunday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Großenhainer Str. 61–63, 01127 Dresden; TRAM 3, 13 ‘Liststraße’ stop.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/584352975273886/