Tips for the upcoming week
27 October – 1 November 2017

Ready for the pumpkin time? (Photo: C. Reichert)

Please note that Tuesday 31 October is a bank holiday – we have three special tips for you :)

Friday, 27 October 2017: Vernissage “The normal man” (exhibition)

What is a normal man? What is even a bog-standard man nowadays, when everybody wants to be unique and special, what we are somehow. What do we mean by “normal“? If a man speaks or we speak about men, does he or we use categories such as success, career or sport, and ignore topics such as paternity, failure or relationships? Which old or current stereotypes have remained? For years the male image and images of men have been changing slowly in Germany. We invite all genders to engage with these images in exhibition, events and courses.

Beginning: 8 p.m.
Admission: free
How to get there: Motorenhalle Dresden, Wachsbleichstrasse 4a, 01067 Dresden
TRAM 1 ‘TManitiusstraße’ stop.
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Saturday, 28 October 2017: Yula’s Welt – Something better to come (original with English subtitles)


Yula has a dream about all that is to come – a dream about changing her life and escaping the desolate land of her childhood. She and her family live in the shadow of the abundance of the big city – in one of Russia’s many junkyards where people live off sorting waste from the big city. The Svalka is the largest junkyard in Europe, situated 20 km outside the center of Moscow, covering an area of 500,000 square meters and stretching over three kilometers. In this lawless parallel society, ordinary people have come together in their fight for survival. A life where vodka is better than hard cash, where the waste mafia and corrupt police officers pose a constant threat to the waste pickers’ lives, and where the waste and the impotence feels like quicksand dragging people deeper and deeper into poverty.

Beginning: 8 p.m.
Admission: 7 €
Hot to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Strasse 6, 01099 Dresden, Tram 13 stop ‘Nordbad’ (it is in the heart of the Neustadt)

Sunday, 29 October 2017: Jazz ´n Acapella Choir (concert)

The freyberg Jazz choir has come to town for an acapella festival. Founded in 1990, this groups has been all over the world with their music, including as far afield as Japan. The acapella style, where participants use no instruments but their voices to create music, has seen massive popularity growth with Youtube sensations like Petatonix and movies like Pitch Perfect. The Jazz choir will be supported by members of a 3-day workshop in acapella, created for the festival. Come and hear these amazing performances, and perhaps join in with the crowd and demonstrate the talent of your own instrument!

Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: starting from €21, €14 if you bring your student ID; How to get there: Johannstadthalle, Holbeinstraße 68, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 12 or BUS 64 ‘Gabelsberger Straße’ stop, TRAM 4,10 ‘Fetscherplatz’ stop, TRAM 6 ‘Trinitatisplatz’ stop.
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Monday, 30 October 2017: Language Café (tandem)

Do you want to learn a new language and struggle to find a practice partner? Or are you new in town and want to make some connections? Why not come along to the Language Café? A bar-style meeting place that builds the opportunity for tandem language learning. This week the key languages are Polish, French, and Arabic. If you are learning already, want to learn, or especially have talent in these languages and can act as an expert, you are warmly invited to come along. Germans and foreigners alike will join to celebrate diversity and build relationships, which is essential to the language learning process.

Beginning: 8pm
Admission: free
How to get there: Albertplatz at the Vodafone-Shop, TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Tuesday, 31 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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Tuesday, 31 October 2017: 500 years of Reformation (festival)

31 October October it will be the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his thesis onto the church doors, symbolizing the beginning of the reformation. This movement, which challenged the hegemony of the Catholic Church, has had an almost unparalleled impact on world history. To recognize the anniversary, numerous events will be happening throughout Germany, including a public holiday on Tuesday. Around Frauenkirche there will be information, dances, and other festival-style activities such as food carts and so on to celebrate the date. Come along to check it all out. Don’t forget, as all federal states recognize this day as a holiday, the shops will be closed – so do your food shopping early!

Beginning: 1 p.m.
Admission: free
How to get there: Frauenkirche Dresden, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‘Altmarkt‘ stop.

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Halloween Special – For those who like to wear costumes ;)

There is a “Ball Bizarr” at Kraftwerk Mitte, the biggest party place in Dresden, a former power station. This night is all about music, dance, fancy costumes and pyrotechnics. Dress code: Halloween / Fantasy / Spooky / Monster / Alian / Creepy – otherwise they might not let you in.

Beginning: we did not find out – buy your ticket and you will find out!
Admission: from 14 €
How to get there: Kraftwerk Mitte, , Tram 1,2,10 ‘Schweriner Straße’ or 1,2,6,10,11 ‘Koreanischer Platz’


Wednesday, 1 November 2017: LaBrassBanda (concert)

If you are into (or have even heard of) the Scarpunk style, we have the band for you. LaBrassBanda are coming to Dresden with an exclusive performance. This band was the home village favorite, but now the word has spread, and this bold mix of Techno/reggae/ brass has been seen on multiple international stages. The Bavarian band is known for bringing energy and excitement to their performances, as well as the distinctive Bavarian accent (we do not understand everything they say, too, so it is worh coming :)
The band has a crazy, fun-loving style, often performing barefoot. So why not come along for an evening of fun, lunacy and fast-paced, toe-tapping music.

Beginning: 8pm
Admission: tickets from €40
How to get there: Alter Schlachthof Dresden, Gothaer Straße 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Alter Schlachthof’ stop.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017: Sustainable Development Goals (workshop)

SDG – Three letters that stand for the hope of transforming our world for the better: written in a process involving civil society and adopted by the United Nations the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) finally came into force on 1 January 2016. Since we do not have a planet B (at least not yet), global sustainability has got to be our plan A. This is the task of our generation. Is this agenda self-consistent? Do the goals have a positive effect on political as well as personal decision-makings? And why is Germany a developing country regarding the SDGs?

Together we want to find out what this means on a global and local scale and in our minds. That is why the lecture series will, in addition to classical talks, include a variety of formats like a science café, open discussions and much more. So there will be plenty of room for questioning world views and self-reflection. To participate, no prior knowledge is needed! The United Nations University (UNU-FLORES Dresden) is involved as a partner. The lectures will be held in English. This week they will address a workshop to the SGD #7 “Sustainable Energy”.

Beginning: 6.30 p.m
Admission: free
How to get there: HSZ 301/Z, Bergstrasse 64, 01097 Dresden. BUS 61,66 stop ‘Technische Universität’.

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