What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch)
Tips for the weekend – Staff picks
The DAVE Festival for Clubculture has some more days to go. This year’s motto “Retrofuture” addresses not only the obvious aesthetic perspective but also the social relevance of club culture. Lessons for a responsible social dialogue can also be drawn from a reflected look into the past. Today, according to this, the protagonists increasingly refer to the former promises of techno on their very own playground of electronic music, the club. In addition to the function of escapism and the aesthetic confrontation with different art movements, the club serves as a place for socio-political debates that negotiate how we will live together in the future.
From 18 till 27 October DAVE continues to translate these considerations into various events that encompass both established and completely new concepts. Large audiovisual concerts alternate with workshops, discussions, multisensory events, but also parties.
In addition, there is a Rave-Punk Event in the AZ Conni, where you can enjoy four Punk-Bands and some disco music after this. The party is called In Hate We Participate. Unexpectedly, there you will find a lot of lovely people, who are interested in moving the world into a better place.
And for the nature people: Do you already know Dresden’s Großer Garten? It’s called the “Green Heart” of Dresden. On Saturday you can go on a guided mini-railway (Parkeisenbahn) tour through the park. It’s a lovely place for having a break, a nap or just sitting there and hear the trees breathing.
Tips for the upcoming week
What about an alternative city tour? Have a look on the streetart of the Dresden Neustadt on Monday! On this trip you’ll get insights into the local and international scene of street art right in the district of the Dresden Neustadt. Whether pasteup, stencil, mural or wall design, legal or illegal graffiti can be discovered here. This tour will sensitize the viewer to art in urban space. If you are even more interested in alternative streetart, check out the Nightwalk Dresden. On this website you can book an individual time and route.
There are still the Dresden Jazzdays going on. The Jazzdays are an international festival from 23 October till 24 November that has been acclaimed for first-class jazz in all its variety and scope. For a whole month you can enjoy Jazz whatever day you like!
Do you already know the AZ Conni? It is an open-minded place in the city with many events going on. For example Wednesday there will be punk-yoga! ;) Normally Yoga has a spiritual backround. In the AZ Conni you will find nice people. They prefer to do Yoga for themselves and the group and not for a Guru, which is far away! The yoga class at AZ Conni is suitable for beginners*, experienced yogis, all body shapes and fitness levels. What you need: Clothes in which you feel comfortable and can easily move. A yoga or sleeping mat (but you can also borrowone).
On Thursday, there is a performance in Hellerau underlined with disco music made by EROBIQUE. Hellerau is an “European centre for arts”. It is today one of the most important centres for contemporary art in Germany and Europe and acts as an interdisciplinary co-production and guest performance house and offers contemporary arts dance, music, theatre, performance, media art and visual arts spaces for production and presentation. There you can meet a lot of people who are interested in arts and culture stuff. So if you are generally interested in arts, just follow Hellerau on Facebook or any other social media.
Keep in mind that Thursday 31 October is a public holiday in Dresden, so don’t make your way to work that day. Many offices use that holiday to close for a longer weekend, too. We do ;) So the Welcome Center will be closed 31 October and 1 November.
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!)