What’s On In Dresden
6 – 12 February 2020

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

Tips for the weekend

Climate change is real. The weather is going crazy. The last few days have definitely been real warmy spring days. Also on the weekend it should be sunny but cold.

What about a trip to dresden’s zoo this weekend? Check out the website! There you will find all necessary information for a nice trip! There are daily feedings where you can watch the keepers feeding animals! Like, on Saturdays you can see the snow leopards and the lions, on Sundays you can see the little meerkats, and daily the koalas! And they say there have been little baby animals recently – whoop whoop.

We have already introduced you to the art and culture centre HELLERAU. Also the next days, there will be some super exciting events! Check out the website!

For example, Mats Staub’s installation “21”. But be aware, it slowly ends! It’s just until 9 February.
Staub asks questions about the age of 21: How did you become an adult, what did you experience there. As a video installation, “21” portrays the narrators as listeners to their own memories. It is an intimate moment to watch as people begin to reflect on their lives. They share individual experiences and at the same time span a bridge across the generations. “21” is a long-term project and is expanding from place to place. With this growing collection of individual portraits, an extraordinary gallery of the past and present century is being created.

In Dresden, Mats Staub is conducting conversations with people with a Russian biographical background and is creating five new portraits.
It’s available in the languages German, English and French.

Tips for the upcoming week

We would also like to recommend another event in HELLERAU!
Under the title LAPDANCE Jacopo Godani and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company will present an extraordinary contemporary musical program. The choreography to the composition by Béla Bartók will be accompanied live by the Kubus Quartet.
Special tip: On Saturday, there is a dancing workshop at 1 pm!

Have you ever heard of the chocolate museum? In the middle of the old town of Dresden there is the CAMONDAS Chocolate Museum, where you can find lots of chocolate, like fair trade or vegan variations! There are various guided tours, for example – From the bean to chocolate!
Here you can book guided tour! Or just stop by and get some advice!

Another hot tip to get to know Dresdner Neustadt: The Ostpol! In the heart of the Neustadt, there is a charming pub. Coming Tuesday: around – table tennis and beer! Come by!

Have you heard of the Deutsches-Hygiene-Museum? At the moment there are two great exhibitions: The exhibition about the subject of human and body (very worth seeing) and, what we would like to draw your attention to today: The children’s museum: World of the Senses. In the World of Senses, numerous newly developed experimental stations and games await children between the ages of 5 and 12.
The children’s museum is accessible without barriers, and the mirror labyrinth can finally be explored in a wheelchair. The most important information is provided in three different media: as text for reading in German, English and Czech, via headphones for listening and as video for watching in German sign language. Go there!
Not only for kids a pleasure! (And I’m sure you’ll get in without kids, and feel like kids when you get out!)

Always well deserving of a recommendation: We would like to introduce you to the language tables in the hostel Mondpalast in Louisenstraße in Dresden Neustadt. Every Thursday there will be language tables where people meet, eat and chat together, and practice foreign languages! So if you would like to learn a new language or deepen your knowledge, or maybe you would like to teach other people something about your languages – or if you just want to get together with people: You are warmly invited.

Also: Be absolutely sure to check out our next trips! You will find them on the right side of the homepage!

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!)