Tips for the upcoming week
(05 October – 11 October 2017)

First signs of autumn: Colorful leaves (Photo by. B. Debnath)

General tips for the upcoming weeks: 27th Annual Intercultural Days (24.09. – 08.10.2017)

Dirk Hilbert, the Major of Dresden introduces the program of this year’s intercultural days as follows:  It is wrong to think of integration as a one-way street. It is also wrong to think of integration as a new phenomenon. Believing that integration will not work, reduces everybody’s courage. The slogan for this year’s Intercultural Days – Diversity created together – calls for a conscious effort to act and is an appeal to the creativity of each individual, not just that of the immigrants. We all must do something to be able to be successful together. For this we need ideas and I am particularly pleased that the programme for the 27th Intercultural Days in Dresden, which take place in 120 locations, is so colourful and creative. Lectures, concerts, children’s and family events, exhibitions, film screenings, discussion rounds, and much more invite everybody to come to contact with others and to share experiences.

Here is the full programme in English. Enjoy:


Thursday, 05 October 2017: Flute and Electronics (concert)

This concert with music pieces of composers coming from Dresden and Leipzig focusses on the fascinating and experimental mixture of the transverse flute and electronic music. How can tones generated from software, or the integration of the sounds into the hardware of the instrument affect the fine tunes of a flute? Both music colleges from saxonia try to answer this question in this experimental concert.

On the flute: Elizaveta Birjukova.

Beginning: 7.30 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Wettiner Platz 13, 01067 Dresden. TRAM 1,6,10,44 and BUS 94 stop ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ or TRAM 1,44 and BUS 94 stop ‘Schweriner Straße’.

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Friday, 06 October 2017: Jean Marx Express (concert)

New York City has given birth to outstanding and creative individuals in the music industry. The Jean Marx Express is just that, outstandingly gifted and creatively musical. Coming together in 2010 after taking a short hiatus from other projects, The Jean Marx Express or JME as they are sometimes known, found the drive to perform drew them inexorably together to perform.
As proven with their previous band RED LOTUS (Guitarist/Lead Vocal – Jean Marx Santel, Bassist – Aalics Bronson, and Drummer – Mark) have fully taken the influences of Rock and Soul to Funk and Punk creating a melded mix of musical artistry, and have filtered it all through their own unique perspectives. The resulting musical brew is a true feast for the senses, blending bold Zepplin-inspired strident guitar power, lyrical and emotive vocals, and cutting-edge southern funk mayhem into a swirling cauldron of bubbling rock. This is music that stands head and shoulders above today’s field of cookie-cut rock bands.

Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Saturday, 07 October 2017: Flea market Neustadt / Ein Raum voller Welt (theater)

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Do you need a new lamp, an old watch, or an extraordinary present? Two times a year the outer Neustadt neighbourhood organizes a big flea market, where residents offer all the things which are unused and stuffed in their basements. Saturdays full of haggling and treasure hunting: Could it get any better? The hawkers tables will be set up around noon, but remember to be there early to find the real treasures. The next possibility to visit the flea market will be in May, so don’t miss your chance.

Beginning: 12 a.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: A good starting point would be at Scheune: Scheune Dresden; Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.


Our faces are the palette upon which emotions are painted.The theatre team KLATSCH & MUFF takes this phenomenon as the opportunity to present a new stage play, where they put on masks and perform in silence. Without words, but with many emotions, they meet the audience in different ways: sometimes with curiosity & sometimes full of fear and anger. “Ein Raum voller Welt” shows the performers’ own analysis of human behavior patterns when meeting the unknown. The stage turns into the world in which we live and meet each other every day. How can we find a common language when words are missing?

Nora Otte and Julia Schleißner attempt to answer this question for you.

Time: 8 p.m.; Admission: €13 or €8, if you bring your student-ID, at the box office €2 more; How to get there: Projekttheater Dresden, Louisenstraße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Sunday, 08 October 2017: From Monet to Klimt (art exhibition)

Don’t normally appreciate a Sunday in a museum with old renaissance pictures? The multimedia art exhibition of “From Monet to Klimt” invites you to have a different and totally new view on the old classics of Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt, bringing the old masters into the digital age. Up to five-meter-high and animated projections reveal every single brush stroke on the screen, the intense colouring of the paintings makes the whole exhibition room come alive. The moving pictures are accompanied by classical music from the respective epoch, the visitor experiences a colour-intensive and emotional journey through the world of art.

Time: open all day.; Admission: €12, €10 if you bring your student-ID; How to get there: Zeitströmung – Halle 12, Königsbrücker Str.96, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 7,8 ‚Heeresbäckerei’ stop.

Exhibitions runs until beginning of December, for opening hours and more information please have a look at:


Monday, 09 October 2017: Blade Runner (movie)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner movie has emerged. LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Beginning: 5 p.m.; Admission: €7, €6 if you bring your student-ID; How to get there: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4 ‘Altenberger Straße‘ stop.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017: Mitsingzentrale (karaoke night)

It´s karaoke time! Your chance to participate in an extraordinary evening of entertainment at the most popular place in Neustadt: Scheune. The Mitsingzentrale is an evening full of “supervised singing”, as the organisers describe the event. You will feel as though you are sitting around the camp fire again, singing classics or one-hit wonders. To make it easy and enjoyable for everyone, lyrics are projected onto the wall, the songs are all accompanied musically by several guitars. Practice your German a little bit by also singing some German classics and enjoy your opportunity to let your inner Sonatra or Gaga out for the evening.

Beginning: 8 p.m. Admission: €15 or €10 if you bring your student-ID card; 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.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017: Manon (ballet)

Ballet in three acts by Kenneth MacMillanMusic by Jules Massenet. Since its premiere by the Royal Ballet in 1974,’’Manon’’, by the famed British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, has been regarded as a masterpiece of narrative ballet. To the music of Jules Massenet, MacMillan tells the tragic story of the young lovers Manon and Des Grieux, a tale which begins in wild passion and ends in bleak despair. This impassioned classic ballet is sure to tug the heartstrings of Dresden’s audiences.

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission up to €75, depending on your seats, €10 if you bring your student- ID; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

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(05 October – 11 October 2017)

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