What’s On in Dresden
27 September – 3 October

Tips for the weekend

This weekend is definitely all about art! To begin with, the Neustadt will be hosting the annual Neustadt Art Festival. From the 27th to the 29th of September, you may be able to experience various different exhibitions ranging from exhibitions, to movies, to presentations, something for every taste in art will be on show throughout the hip outer Neustadt district!

Just outside the city’s borders, in the neighbouring and beautiful city of Radebeul, you may find this year’s edition of the Radebeul Fall and Wine Fest, including the annual International Wandering Theatre Festival. This is a true highlight not only for this week but for the annual Dresden event calendar. Especially for those who have not yet had the chance to visit charming Radebeul, this is the perfect chance to do so while enjoying a weekend full of concerts, plays, good food and, above all, good wine! Entrance is free on Friday but if you would like to visit on Saturday on Sunday, make sure to follow this link to the event website where you may purchase weekend tickets for 10 EUR (these are only bookable online) and day tickets for a reduced rate as to compared to on the spot. Click here for the full programme including a small map of where the festival will take place.


Tips for the upcoming week

To celebrate World Music Day, an international music special will be on show on Tuesday in this week’s edition of Hellerau’s repeating event Dienstagssalon. Host Max Rademann will receive the Berlin and Dresden feminine duo Olícia, who make use of their voices as well as loopstations, synthesizers, percussion and bass lines to create music with a good touch of experimentation. Tickets may be purchased directly on the spot.

For those who love shopping and cannot resist a good deal, get ready to stay out a little bit later on Wednesday as over 300 shops will have their doors open until 11 pm for Dresden’s Late Night Shopping Evening. The event will include mainly the inner city shops, stretching from the Hauptbahnhof all the way to the Neumarkt in the city’s primary shopping district. Shops in the retail as well as culinary branch will tempt you with great deals and unbelievable sales, many of which will only be offered on this evening! Be sure to pick up a coupon booklet for even better deals, available at any of the participating shops.

If shopping is for you but you prefer to do it in a more sustainable manner, then heading down to the airport on Thursday might prove to be the best option. Don’t worry, we are not suggesting you take a CO2-heavy flight anywhere but rather that you visit this year’s Airport Open House Day which will include a huge flea market/garage sale. Here you will find an array of art pieces, antiques, as well as second hand toys and clothes. Admission is free of charge but if you would like to declutter get rid of your own stuff, then pack as much as you can along with a table in a car and head down to the airport terminal between 7 and 8:30 am to set up your stand. Anyone may sell on the market for a fee of 25 EUR for each 3 meters of sale space, for more information, check out the Facebook event here.

In addition, do not forget that the 29th Intercultural Days in Dresden are still going on until the 13th of October. Under the main theme “Living together. Growing together.”, every day has a variety of events to offer. To name only a few of the many events taking place this following week, the Middle East Peace Orchestra will play in the Dreikönigskirche on Saturday, Dresden’s oldest one-world shop, Quilombo, will have an open-house event on Wednesday for all who are interest in a look behind the scenes, and on Thursday all are welcome to learn more about Islam at this year’s Open Mosque Day.

Lastly, following last week’s global march strike, this week Dresden hosts the 11th edition of the Umundu Festival for Sustainable Development. Unfortunately, most of the events are held in German and are therefore not suitable for those who do not dominate the language quite well yet, however, a number of movies relating to the theme of sustainable development will also be on show in English as part of the festival. Check out the full programme here and starting on page 9 (page 5 of the pdf document), look out for film events which include the acronym OmdU (original with German subtitles) or OmeU (original with English subtitles) in the cursive addends.

That’s it for this week, have a wonderful start in October!

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/


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