Tips for the upcoming week
2 November – 8 November 2017

The famous castle Moritzburg is always worth a visit (Photo: G. Bolstad)

Thursday, 02 November: Meeting Dresden-Ústí-Litoměřice (Concert)

Three cities, three bands, three concerts along one river. As a part annual Czech-German cultural exchange days (click here for the full program), in this traditional Elbe meeting you have the chance to experience the bands Idio&Idio from Ústi nad Labem playing alternative and punk-rock, Vasilův Rubáš with folk-punk as well as Dresden’s Die Ukrainiens.

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: 5 EUR.; How to get there: Ost-Pol, Königsbrücker Str. 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7, 8, 13 “Bischofsweg” stop.

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Friday, 03 November: The Truth about Monte Verità (Dance/Film)

Similarly to Hellerau Festival Theatre, in the first third of the twentieth century, Monte Verità, in the Swiss canton of Ticino, was a Mecca for artists and intellectuals, an El Dorado for followers of reform movements. Visitors included the father of modern dance, Rudolf von Laban (along with Mary Wigman). The Truth about Monte Verità links in with this legend, depicting a revue featuring dance, music and film in the intellectual ruins of the artists’ colony. Macras and her company Dorkypark do not so much use the titular place as a concrete location as trace its temporal context and the remains that linger in our cultural memory. Everything is motivated by the expressionist look of silent films by Fritz Lang or Bela Lugosi. Though everyone starts out jiving to the Charleston and swing, melancholy and power struggles soon enter the picture in the form of grotesque duos and trios. Macras digs up fragments of this Utopia and asks whether they have really gone for good, or are just buried beneath the ruins.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: Regular admission 16,50 EUR, Reduced 8,80 EUR.; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.

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Hint: This event takes place on Saturday as well – so you can go then as well.


Saturday, 04 November: Spielraum 2017 (Gaming Fair)

Experience four pavilions full of game fun from famous names such as Playmobil, Lego, Zapf, Nintendo, Brio, etc.! Get ready to fly and drive with drones and remote controlled cars, try to remain calm while trying out one of the over 500 board games, or just sit back and relax while listening to stories from the 1001 Nights. This year, the successful game-event “Games for Families” presents in an area of over 2000 sq m a variety of family-oriented computer, console, and board games from world-famous brands such as Disney, Activision, Acer, and many more! For all of the young as well as grown up creative builders there will be a playing area with over 300,000 Lego bricks as well as a large Playmobil collection. This is your chance to be creative and try out all of the new gaming trends! This is also a great chance to find the perfect holiday gift, as the end of the year is now just around the corner!

Beginning: 10 a.m.; Admission: Regular admission 10 EUR, Reduced 7,50 EUR.; How to get there: Messe Dresden, Messering 6, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 10 “Messe Dresden” stop.

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Hint: This event takes place on Sunday as well – so you can go then as well.


Sunday, 05 November: 6. Dresdner Genussmarkt (Food Festival)

We all love to eat and that is what makes this an event for all! Self-described as Dresden’s most beautiful food event, this delicacy festival promises to bring the finest handmade treats as well as delicious street food from all around the world to Dresden. Live cooking as well as cooking workshops are also included in the program, this is a definite must for all of us who love to cook!

Beginning: 10 a.m.; Admission: 5 EUR.; How to get there: Alter Schlachthof  Dresden, Gothaer Str. 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4, 9 “Alter Schlachthof” stop.

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Monday, 06 November: Noise Adventures (Concert)

Part of Dresden’s Jazz festival “Jazztage Dresden ‘17” (click here for the full program) Eckhards Band presents their new set “Noise Adventures”. Led by saxophonist Eckard Meszelinsky, who himself has roots in 70s art rock music, he is joined by a string trio, which leans more towards avant-garde Jazz. Alongside Christian Dellacher on the piano and Jan Niemeyer on the drums, this unusual combination brings together two generations of completely different musicians and musical styles. Such a concert can only seldom be experienced live! The band’s first concerts at the end of 2016 in Jazz festivals in Ingolstadt, Aalen, and Leverkusen were enthusiastically well received by audiences. This concert is a great way to start your week and a must for all Jazz enthusiasts!

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: Regular admission 19 EUR, Reduced 14 EUR, extra 5 EUR when buying at the door; How to get there: Societaetstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Tuesday, 07 November: Anna Haifisch: “The Artist” (Comic strip reading)

As part of  Dresden’s literature festival “Literatur Jetzt!” (click here for the full program), the comic strip author Anna Haifisch will be reading some of her works live at the Japanisches Palais. Haifisch has been featured ever since autumn 2015 on a weekly basis with her comic strip “The Artist” on “The Artist” was, as appropriately named, born an artist. He has known this ever since he was a child. However, his dream of one day becoming a famous artist ends in a great disappointment. “The Artist” highlights the impositions, fears and embarrassments of the 21 century artist’s existence.   

Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: 6 EUR online, 8 EUR at the door; How to get there: Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4, 9 “Palaisplatz” stop.

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Wednesday, 08 November: When the Earth seems to be Light (Movie)

As part of the “Move it!” film festival (click here for the full program), this Georgian movie tells the story of young skaters and musicians, who seem to lose themselves in the contradictory reality of their post-soviet society. A country, where one can easily be broken down by the power of the church and of politicians. This movie presents a deep look into the world of young people, still in search of freedom and romance.

Beginning: 9:30 p.m.; Admission: 6 EUR.; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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