What’s On in Dresden 24 May – 30 May 2019

Photo: G. Aust

Friday, 24 May: Eat Good & Do Good

A new event is born in Dresden this week and the organizers promise that it will continue to exist as long as good people and good food continue to exist. The name says it all: this charitable event aims to raise funds by offering delicious homemade food, made with motherly love and enthusiasm. Although fundraising is the primary goal, the organizers would also like to reinvent homemade food, bringing food from around the world to Dresden’s world club, Weltclub. This first event will give you the chance to try some of the best traditional Venezuelan food and help out Venezuelans in need while doing so. All funds raised will be directed towards charitable institutions aiming to provide families with a dignified and affordable medical care in Venezuela as well as for the mentoring of Venezuelans who have fled their country in search of a new start in Germany. The event marks the foundation of the new “Una Mano Ayuda” charitable organization and of course, if you would like to learn more about their work or wish to volunteer in some form, you may do so by just leaving your name and email address when placing your order at the venue. Enjoy your meal and enjoy doing a good deed!

Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Weltclub Dresden, Königsbrücker Str. 13, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1328259287326840/

Saturday, 25 May: Vintage Kilo Sale

Are you wishing to completely renovate your closet in a sustainable manner or wish to buy many cool looking vintage clothes as gifts but at an affordable price? Then this Saturday’s vintage kilo sale at the Scheune in the Dresden Neustadt is the perfect event for you! On stock are famous brands from the 60s to the 90s made from quality fabrics such as leather, denim, wool, or silk. Not only clothes but also accessories such as bags, belts and scarves will be on sale. Clothes bought by weight will be sold for 35 euros per kilo, undoubtedly a very fair price! If you prefer to buy individual pieces instead of by bulk you may also do so at the special “hand-picked corner”, where the best pieces will be sold at an item price. You may enjoy the sun that is forecast for Saturday at the event’s outdoor area to the sound of some awesome music. A few free tickets are still available online on the link on the Facebook event, however, you may also just come by on the day as entrance on the spot costs only 2 euros. Come out on Saturday and save some awesome clothes from ending up in a landfill!

Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: 2 EUR; 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’ stop.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/276480376629932/

Sunday, 26 May: 2nd Dresden Beer Festival

Just a few weeks ago Dresden’s first beer fest on the Prager Straße took place and now it’s time for the 2nd Beer Festival on the park behind the Deutsches Hygiene Museum! If you already were at the event on the Prager Straße and are afraid to find the same brewers then we are glad to let you know that this is a separate event set up by different organizers. So don’t be shy and come out to try some more delicious new beers of all styles, ranging from the traditional Pilsen beer to the more exotic IPAs. Look out for special craft beers by small breweries which you might only be able to find here and enjoy a cold pint with the delicious food which will also be available. The forecast promises great weather this weekend and the festival will already kick off on Friday at 6 pm and run until Sunday at 8 pm. Pick out the day which works best for you, invite all of your beer-loving friends and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of beer tasting in the sunny areal behind the Hygiene Museum!

Opening hours: Fr 6 pm – Midnight, Sat 1 pm – Midnight, Sun 12 pm – 8 pm; Admission: Free; How to get there: Directly behind the Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Zinzendorfstraße 5, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene Museum’ stop.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/376697916216748/

Monday, 27 May: Feature Ring: Magnus Schriefl

The “Feature Ring” series at Hellerau is hosted on a monthly basis by the Ring Trio band. The idea is simple, each month the band welcomes and features a new musician, who is given the chance to play alongside the band and showcase their talents. Openness, curiosity and creativity are the keywords behind this fun and often quite unique event. This week, trumpet and flugelhorn player Magnus Schriefl is the star guest on stage. This young musician has the pleasure to call the world’s metropolises of jazz his home, having studied and worked in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and New York. Through his experience rich life he was able to develop his extensive repertoire of jazz sounds and works. Currently, he calls the German capital his home, where he gives concerts with his bands Subtone and Blume as well as the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra. Come out and listen to a true talent play on the Hellerau main stage on a pleasant evening guaranteed to give you a perfect start in this short week.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 11 EUR Regular, 7 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.

More information: https://www.hellerau.org/en/event/feature-ring-7/

Tuesday, 28 May: Intimate Relationships with Humanoid Robots: Are We Both Ready?

Talk with Dr. Yuefang Zhou, expert in cognitive science from the Potsdam University. An event in cooperation with the Cyborgs e.V. and the TU Dresden. “Sex robots are humanoid robots with artificial intelligence, designed to interact sexually with humans. They have received much attention in recent discussions about technology, human relationships and the future of human sexuality. The talk will give tentative answers, based on available evidence so far, to two fundamental questions surrounding the topic of human-robot intimate relationships. First, whether intelligent humanoid robots are technologically ready to be our intimate partners. Second, whether humans are ready to accept the idea of developing intimate relationships with robots and how far we have engaged and will engage in such activity. The talk will highlight possible clinical implications of developing such relationship and the importance of a scientific transdisciplinary approach to the study of this topic.” (Text taken from the event description on Facebook)

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lignerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop, TRAM 10, 13 ‘Georg-Arnhold-Bad’ stop.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/182891042587687/

Wednesday, 29 May: Rocketman

It may be hard to believe but this year, or better yet, this week marks the release of cinema’s first biographical account on the life of acclaimed musician Sir Elton John. Starring British actor Taron Egerton as the young Elton John, Rocketman tells the story of this prodigy who stood out in the Royal Academy of Music and how he began his path towards becoming a worldwide musical icon. Against the wishes of his father and full of self-doubts, the young musician follows his dream of a musical career and becomes an inspiration to millions by doing so. All songs are sung by the actors themselves and integrated perfectly into this rock ’n’ roll  biographical musical. The movie arrives as the product of a project that has been ongoing for nearly two decades and passing through several directors, actors and studios, including Walt Disney Studios, Focus Features, Justin Timberlake, and many others. Following creative differences, that halted initial production in 2014, John brought the project to Paramount Pictures where the biopic was finally turned into a reality, with principal photography taking place between August and Fall of 2018. May 30th marks the official release date in Germany but for all who cannot wait, do not miss the pre-release on Wednesday in the Programmkino Ost!

Beginning: 8:15 p.m.; Admission: 7 EUR Regular, 6 EUR Reduced; How to get there:  Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4, 10 ‘Altenberger Straße’ stop.

Thursday, 30 May: Radeberg’s “Beer City” Festival

Ask any German what comes to mind when the city “Radeberg” is mentioned and certainly nearly all will say “Radeberger beer”. Given the fact that this is one of Germany’s top ten selling beers and that it was even featured as Charlie Harper’s favourite beer in the famous TV show “Two and a Half Men”, perhaps a number of foreigners may even be able to associate this city with its famous beer. The Radeberger brand prides itself in having once been brewed for the king of Saxony and was the first brewery in Germany to brew beer exclusively in the pilsner style, the same which still exists today. Founded in 1872, there is no doubt that this brewery is engraved in Radeberg’s history and is what made this city earn the title of “beer city”; however, Radeberg’s history goes way beyond just beer, as the city will celebrate its 800th anniversary this year. To celebrate, a large street festival spanning from Wednesday over the “Himmelfahrt” holiday and into the weekend until Sunday has been put together. Three stages along with a number of other attractions such as a medieval market, a children’s play street on Thursday and a flea market on Sunday are sure to attract thousands of visitors for a large celebration. Naturally, free tours of the Radeberger Brewery will begin every hour on the hour from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, whereas tickets must be picked up on the day of the tour and will be available at the brewery’s entrance. If you have never been to Radeberg, this is a great chance to experience this small city in a very festive manner!

Opening hours: From Wednesday at 7 pm until Sunday evening (closing fireworks at around 9:30 pm), check out the “Programm” sub-menu on the link below for exact times of all events; Admission: Free; How to get there: Train RB 34 towards Kamenz, ‘Bahnhof Radeberg’ stop, alternatively by car to one of the visitor parking lots which will be serviced by free shuttles every 30 minutes, for the exact addresses check out the “Anreise” sub-menu on the link below.

More information (German): http://www.bierstadtfest.de/

 

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