Tips for the upcoming week
9 November – 15 November 2017

The River Elbe is always perfect for a bit of “ship watching” (Photo: S. Schückel)

Thursday, 09 November: Jazz plus Suppe/Soup (Music and Foos)

With the weather already a little cold and gray, you may be feeling a bit down; hopefully some jazz on Thursday evening can bring up your spirits and some warm soup can bring up your temperature! With Gabriel Rosenbach on the trumpet and Johanna Summer playing the piano, this duo plays Jazz-standards with electronic sounds mixed in. All along, the focus is on creativity and good communication between the musicians. Music begins at 8 p.m. but feel free to arrive earlier and enjoy some soup as well as drinks, served from 7:30 p.m. as well as during the pauses.

Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: Free (donation based); How to get there: Bürgerzentrum Waldschänke Hellerau, Am Grünen Zipfel 2, 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 until “Hellersiedlung” stop, then the replacement bus until “Am Hellerrand” stop.

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Friday, 10 November: You & I – We Are Not So Different (Workshop)

Are you interested in Art? Do you like designing and drawing but you don’t really do it as often as you would like? Then, this is your chance to join an “Art-Zine” Workshop!

Together with friends and people from other cultures, we will create “Art-Zines”; small handmade books which include your drawings, collages of photos, and paintings in Hellerau Festspielhaus in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. At the end of the workshop, you can take your “Art-Zine” with you!

Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.



Saturday, 11 November: Rat – Funk Futuristische Vorstellung (Mime-Theater Play)

After a hard day at work, a regular worker finds a mysterious suitcase. As a result, he becomes the target of two terrifying bandits. Investigations are led by three eccentric detectives, who are following the traces of a formidable mafia gang. Get ready for a story with shootings, fights, and chases!

What is in the suitcase and how are its contents connected to a grandmother? Who is the impostor? Will you find out all of the answers during the performance? With live music, a handful of humor, as well as unexpected events and twists, no one will go home unsatisfied after this play!

Beginning: 8:30 p.m.; Admission: Regular admission 20,80 EUR, Reduced 14,20 EUR.; How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechnerstraße 2a, 01139 Dresden; TRAM 4 or BUS 70,80 ‘Rankestraße’ stop.

Note: This performance is part of the larger mime-theater festival happening in Dresden from 9.11 to 12.11, click here for the full program (in German) or here for our selection (in English)


Sunday, 12 November: HC Elbflorenz vs. ThSV Eisenach (Handball Match)

Sunday is sports day! Our favorite handball team, HC Elbflorenz, will receive ThSV Eisenach from the neighboring state of Thuringia to play the 13 round of this year’s 2 division handball championship. Dress in one of the club’s colors – black or white – and come out to support our city’s team as they battle for a promotion into the top tier of handball in Germany!

Beginning: 5 p.m.; Admission: 15 EUR full price, 8 EUR reduced; How to get there: Ballsport Arena Dresden, Weißeritzstr. 4, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 10, BUS 94 “Weißeritzstraße” stop or TRAM 6, 11 “Kongresszentrum” stop.



Monday, 13 November: For all the World to See (Movie)

Asia, Africa, Europe – in Benin, in Bangladesh, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet also in the heart of Germany: violence against women is ever present. “For all the World to See” delves into the lives of women who have been subjected to horrific violence, yet managed to fight their way free. They talk about the violence that has been inflicted upon them, their struggle for survival, their hopes and fears and their current attempts to build a new life beyond the violence. They have taken the initiative, and defended themselves in spite of the tremendous danger they faced.
And the men? Many of them describe violence against women as a normal part of their everyday lives. If a woman has been hit, she deserved it. A woman with a mind of her own makes them afraid, and must not be allowed. If she defends herself, he threatens to take away her children and throw her out of the house – without anything…

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: 5 EUR.; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 14 November: 3rd Junior Scientists Party

In collaboration with TUesday Afterwork Mixer, the TU Dresden Junior Scientists Party will take place for the third year in a row. Besides a handful of activities, this year’s party will feature the band “Ego,Me&You” performing live as well as an open-end “silent disco” with at least two parallel playlists! Come by and have fun with the various games, enjoy the delicious meals from the exotic potluck, or just enjoy a good conversation with other scientists at the relaxing-corner.

Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: TU Graduate Academy, Mommsenstr. 7, 01069 Dresden; BUS 66 “Mommsenstraße” stop.

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Wednesday, 15 November: Peace Slam

Everyone knows Poetry Slams – but what is a Peace Slam? In Dresden, since 2016, a new “form” has been introduced: International scientists get together in an exciting contest illustrating the abstract theme PEACE from their personal perspective. They provide their personal stories, experience and ideas and share them with the audience and their adopted home Dresden. This Peace Slam round will be held in partnership with the film festival “Move It!”, starring six slammers.

Beginning: 8:15 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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