Tips for the upcoming week
(12 October – 18 October 2017)

Photo: C. Reichert

Thursday, 12 October 2017: Sound factory orchestra Wrozlaw (concert)

The cooperation between the HfM Dresden and the Polish soundfactory orchestra, which has already proven to be one excellent example of intercultural exchange for years, goes into the next round – again with fascinating new pieces. Being part of the 6th Polish-German Culture Days 2017, the concert will give you the possibility to listen to compositions for large ensembles and live electronics, presented by professors and students of the composition classes in Essen, Dresden and Wroclaw.

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, 13 October 2017: A small Reggae party: Tribuman live (DJ)

Since 2013, the organizer and DJ Tree Dread, are legendary for their party project, which tries to transfer the Jamaican vibe to various locations of the Dresden Neustadt. They focus on all facets of the genre – from Dub and Roots to Dancehall and Jungle, from a hobby DJ playing to international live acts, in basements or outside.

This Friday night Tribuman is playing for you: You’ll be listing to a trumpet-playing reggae singer, already a little star in the French reggae scene with more to come. Since 2003 he has played over 1000 concerts in Europe and Mexico as well as composing, arranging and playing the trumpet for a whole series of well-known faces of Reggae, including names like Apple Gabriel, Brinsley Ford and Tippa Irie. Not to forget, of course, his own album releases, for which he received, among other things, the award for the best Reggae album in France in 2012.

Beginning: 10 p.m.; Admission: €7; How to get there: GrooveStation, Katharinenstraße 11-13, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.

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Saturday, 14 October 2017: Highlight of the week: City tour on DVB tram (Get a free ticket!)

The semester will start with an invitation by the Cultural Office, DVB and the students of the Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences to discover Dresden on a special tram journey. On Saturday, October 14th, they will ride around various parts of the city and show you several sights and places of interest. The team of the Cultural Office will share personal insights and give tips about places to go to and things to do during the winter semester!
Free admission, no preliminary registration via email required.

Pick up your ticket at the Cultural Office during the office hours or come to the Welcome Center. We have a limited amount of tickets especially for you. And as you know: First come, first served.

All further information is found on the ticket.

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Sunday, 08 October 2017: The myth of the royal city of Saxony (exhibition)

Travel back in time to the Dresden Baroque era between 1695 and 1760 and experience the city during its golden times. In this artistic snapshot by Yadegar Asisi, dive into the Royal City of Saxony and acquaint yourself with the vibrant daily life of its citizens, merchants, Elbe barge towers, handmaids and craftsmen. The Panorama comes alive in this multi-faceted view from the 15 m high visitor’s tower, shifting from day to night every 15 minutes with sights and sounds to match.

Time: open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.; Admission: €11.50, €10 if you bring your student-ID; How to get there: Panometer Dresden, Gasanstaltstraße 8b, 01237 Dresden; TRAM 1,2 ‘Liebstädter Straße’ stop or BUS 64 ‘Nätherstraße’ stop.

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


Monday, 16 October 2017: Searching for William (Shakespeare-evening)

A Shakespeare evening with Christian Friedel and Woods of Birnam / in English and German with both, German and English subtitles

The band “Woods of Birnam” came into contact with William Shakespeare not only in the very well received HAMLET production of Roger Vontobel at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, but their band name also finds its inspiration in a song with lyrics of Macbeth’s final monologue.

All the songs of the band, which connect to Shakespeare, find their way onto the theater stage. Singer and actor Christian Friedel will not only perform the songs but also complete it with monologues and texts from different plays, in the original language. The audience have the chance to search for the roots of the song. The voices of the past get a chance to speak, Hamlet” and “Macbeth”, as well as witches, ghosts and fools, all created from the world´s most famous theatrical poet.

Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: €11 to €25, depending on your preferred seats; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017: Sneak preview (movie in original version)

Each Tuesday, the cinema ‘Cineplex Rundkino‘ presents a new movie in English. In the so called ‘Sneak Preview’ you never know what movie you’ll see. It could be a romantic comedy or a thriller – or something completely different. Part of the excitement is not knowing which genre awaits you but the best thing about the ‘Sneak Preview’ is that you’ll watch a movie before its official release date.
Beginning: 8 p.m. Admission: €5; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017: Beertasting at Zapfanstalt (bar)

What is the most common answer to the question: What is typically German? Right, it’s beer! Beer is connected to the German stereotype as much as Lederhosen and no speed limits on the Autobahn. The bar Zapfanstalt in the district of Neustadt also had this enlightenment and now offers a beer tasting every Wednesday. You buy a tasting glass of draught beer for €1 and also can try the other types of beer: Wheat beer, craft beer, fruity beer, Ale, dark beer; there is a variety of beers from all over the world, you for sure need more than one Wednesday to discover all of them.

Beginning: from 6p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Zapfanstalt, Sebnitzer Str. 15, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Alaunplatz’ stop.

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