What’s On In Dresden
5 – 11 March 2020

What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch)

On 8 March, there is celebrated the International Women’s Day. It originated as an initiative of socialist organisations in the period before the First World War in the struggle for equal rights, the right to vote for women and the emancipation of female workers and took place for the first time on 19 March 1911. Since 1921 it has been celebrated annually on 8 March. In 1975, the United Nations designated it as United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace and for the first time held a celebration on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day.

Every year there is a special theme for Women’s Day. International Women’s Day 2007 called for violence against women and girls to be made a criminal offence everywhere in the world. The motto in 2008 was Investing in Women and Girls. The focus was to be on creating equal opportunities and financing them in the individual countries.
Women and men united to end violence against women and girls’ was the motto for 2009, which was intended to draw attention to the continuing oppression of women and girls and the particular dangers and suffering in war zones. On International Women’s Day 2018, more or less, the motto was women’s strike. More than 5.3 million people in Spain took part in a women’s strike under the motto ‘When women strike, the world stops’. So there is also a women*strike alliance in Dresden, which has planned some events around the Women’s Day. These (and other events) we want to present to you here.

Tips for the weekend

We want equality, not flowers. This is a common political saying on Women’s Day, where it is a tradition to offer women flowers. But, we would still like to recommend a wonderful event. It has nothing to do with Women’s Day, but it is still worth a visit! Until Sunday the flower and floristry exhibition Dresdner Frühling im Palais 2020” will take place for the 8th time. You can find it at Dresdner Parkeisenbahn, Hauptallee 10, Dresden.

On 6 March, the Fe*male Intervention 2020 kicks off with a screening of the movie “Das melancholische Mädchen” (The Melancholy Girl) followed by a talk with the director Susanne Heinrich at the Labortheater of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. It’s a funny and political movie about stereotypes of gender.

A strike breakfast will be held on 8 March! In the morning there will be the breakfast, chill out, talk and exchange why to strike. Therefore: Meeting point 11 o’clock for breakfast and painting strike signs in the courtyard of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) at the Brühlsche Terrasse. From 13 o’clock strike walk in the city centre. Go there with pleasure, network, get into conversation and exchange ideas!

Tips for the upcoming week

How about a guided tour of the Palace of Culture – the Kulturpalast Dresden?
Get to know the Kulturpalast Dresden on this guided tour! You will learn something about the foyers with their listed details and report on the history of the building. After a walk through the new Central Library you will visit the heart of the Kulturpalast, the new concert hall.

Another tip: The “Deutsches Hygiene Museum” with the exhibition Human Adventure: 7 theme rooms on aspects of human life that are anchored in the everyday experience of all visitors. In this way, the human adventure becomes a journey to your own body and your own self, to your thoughts and feelings.

Do you like nature? Do you like drinking wine? Then perhaps the wine tour in Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebeul is just the right thing for you! Beautiful building, beautiful landscape. Definitely worth a day trip! Best in sunny weather, whereby the castle also gets a very special flair in rain and fog!

Recurring Events:

Montagscafé: https://www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de/spielplan/a-z/montagscafe/
Blue Note (regular concerts, most free, mainly jazz): https://www.jazzdepartment.com/events
Saloppe (afterwork party every Tuesday): https://www.saloppe.de/programm/
Carolaschlöschen (afterwork party every Thursday): https://www.carolaschloesschen.de/veranstaltungen/afterwork-party/

Cinemas screening films in original language with subtitles:

Kino im Kasten: https: //www.kino-im-kasten.de/programm.html
Programmkino Ost: https://programmkino-ost.de/filme/filter/ov
Thalia Theater: http://www.thalia-dresden.de/ (Look for the headline “Das Original ist besser” to be sure that it is really the original version and not only an international title!)

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