What’s On in Dresden
7 September – 13 September

Bubbly on Bischofsweg (photo: Nicole Kleindienst)

Friday 7-9 September: Hochlandfest
‘Hochlandfest’ is an three-day festival for music and entertainment. The festival in Dresden-Weißig is takes place for 22nd time. It is organized by local people and NGO’s, whom’s backyards are also open to the visitors of the festival.

The slogan of this year is ‘’Do you have some sounds?’’, which is promising a big variety of musical performances – guitar performances, rock music and comedy shows on three different stages. Local craftspeople will present their handicrafts. For small children there will be magic shows and fairytales. This is an opportunity to get in touch with traditional German culture, music and cuisines – give it a try!

Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: mostly free entry, for particular events: 4 €, How to get there: tram 11 to “Bühlau” stop, from there by bus 61 to “Weißig”
More information (in German): https://www.kulturkalender-dresden.de/files/file/Programme/Flyer-Hochlandfest-2018.pdf

Saturday, 8 September: La Strada – Saloppe Street Music Festival
‘La Strada’ is a street music festival hosted by Saloppe Dresden, where street bands and solo-singers are giving small shows for free. “Street music” (German: “Straßenmusik”) means ‘’free music for free people’’. Saloppe is an open-air summer bar with a big dancing area and a campfire place as well as wonderful places to hang-out on a sunny summer day. Enjoy the music!

Beginning: 7 p.m., Admission: free entry, How to get there:  Saloppe Brockhausstraße 1, 01099 Dresden; tram 11,  “Wilhelminenstraße” stop
More information (in German): https://www.saloppe.de/programm/

Sunday, 9 September: Season festival for the Day of the Open Monument in Hellerau
On the second Sunday in September many historic places, which are usually not open to the public, welcome the citizens of Dresden as well as tourists to discover these often very interesting hidden spots.

The Hellerau European Centre for Arts invites you to meet Dresden artists and to get to know the history of the house. Discover short dance pieces, performances, music and video installations throughout the house and use the opportunity for stimulating workshops. An urban intervention invites to a special exploration of the surroundings.

Opening hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Admission: free entry; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden; tram 8, “Dresden Festspielhaus Hellerau” stop
More information: https://www.hellerau.org/en/event/season-festival
For other “open monuments” in Dresden and Germany please have a look at the following online map: https://www.tag-des-offenen-denkmals.de/besucher/programm/.

Monday, 10 September: Science Beer by DDocs and Studcom
This event is bridging scientists and science-lovers from various backgrounds. Science Beer is talking Science while drinking Beer (or any other drink you prefer)! Share ideas and thoughts in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, find companions or opponents, get advices from PhD, PostDocs and professors of different fields of study, and they’re having fun! Each ScienceBeer starts with a short presentation by the ScienceBrewers. The poster of each ScienceBeer gives you a hint about the topic of the day. Look at the poster/cover image of the Facebook event, we reckon this time it’ll be about media and communication and we do have a clue who will be on the stage – don’t miss out, they’re award-winning. After the presentation there is an open discussion.

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: free, How to get there: Brühlscher Garten, 01067 Dresden, tram 3,7,8,9 “Synagoge” stop
More information: www.facebook.com/events/220749408598599

Tuesday, 11 September: Lost in Creation (Performance)
The universe as a place of longing. The cosmos as a projection surface. The universe as unlimited possibility space for the invention of other worlds. Science fiction as a flight from reality. Two performers orchestrate the stage as an unknown space and confront the audience with their idea of life on another planet.
Inspired by NASA’s Voyager mission, production poses questions about the self-understanding of human existence and the creative aspiration of science.
In 1977, the Voyager 1 & 2 satellites launched their mission into space to explore the planet furthest from Earth. They left them behind today, Voyager 1 has even entered interstellar space. On board she has a gold plate with photographs, music and sound recordings. This so-called Golden Record is – in a possible encounter with extraterrestrial intelligence – convey an impression of earthly life. So far there has been no reaction, no answer.
LOST IN CREATION is an international production and the first artistic collaboration between the dancer and choreographer Martina Francone from Florence, the Dresden dancer and choreographer Anna Till and the musician Dalibor Kocian from Bratislava

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 16 €/Students 12 €; How to get there: Societätstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1.a, 01097 Dresden, Tram 9, “Palaisplatz” stop
More information: www.societaetstheater.de/Stueckdetail/p/LOST-IN-CREATION-393

Wednesday 12 September: Yoga course for women (German)
Always wanted to get into yoga? Now’s your chance! This yoga course is for women who want to learn the basics of yoga, including different body positions and breathing techniques.
Registration deadline is on Monday, 10 September. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mattress and comfortable clothes.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; How to get there: *sowieso* Frauen für Frauen e. V, Angelikastraße 1, 01099 Dresden, tram 11, bus 74 “Angelikastraße” stop; Admission: 5,- €
More information: https://veranstaltungen.meinestadt.de/dresden/event-detail/34790443/97178607

Thursday, 13 September: The Original Dresdner Skyliner-Tour
The bus tour goes through the old and new part of the city, passes the Blue Wonder bridge (Blaues Wunder) and the three castles at the Elbe river. After or before that you have the chance to go up the “Sky Liner”, on top you will find a climatized cabin where you can see Dresden from a 72 m height.

Beginning: 11 p.m.; How to get there: Stadtmuseum, Wilsdruffer Straße 4, 01067 Dresden, tram 1,2,4,3,7,8,9,12 and bus 62,75 “Pirnaischer Platz” stop; Admission: adults 21 €; minors (15 – 17 years) 19 €; minors (3 – 14 years) 6 €; free entry for children up to 3 years
More information: www.stadtrundfahrt-dresden.de/original-dresdner-skyliner-tour.html