Top 10 Tips for This Week

by | Jan 26, 2024 | Black Forest Journal | 0 comments

Dresden – A Week Full of Exciting Events and Entertainment

Dresden, the capital city of the German state of Saxony, is buzzing with an array of captivating events and activities. From cultural exhibits to musical performances and lively celebrations, there is always something to inspire and entertain residents and visitors alike. Here are our top picks for the week:

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1. Landesbischof Tobias Bilz Addresses Faith and Prejudice

On Wednesday, the Landesbischof Tobias Bilz will be delivering a thought-provoking lecture exploring the relationship between Christianity and anti-Semitism. He will discuss the historical context and how the Evangelical Church in Germany firmly rejects any form of prejudice towards Jewish people. The lecture will take place at 19:30 at the Haus der Kirche (Dreikönigskirche) in Dresden, and admission is free.

“Der christliche Glaube und jede Form der Judenfeindschaft schließen einander aus.”

2. Movie Night: “The Farewell”

Join the Chinesischen Pavillon in Dresden on Thursday evening for a screening of the heartwarming movie “The Farewell”. Directed by Lulu Wang, the film tells the story of Billi, a Chinese immigrant in the USA, who learns that her grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer. The family decides to keep the diagnosis a secret, leading to a series of authentic and emotional moments. The film starts at 18:30, and admission is free.

3. Reisemesse Dresden – Explore Your Next Adventure

Escape from everyday life and immerse yourself in the world of travel and adventure at the Reisemesse Dresden. From Friday to Sunday, the exhibition offers a wide range of options for all age groups, from city trips to nature camping. Discover the latest trends in van conversions and explore hundreds of travel presentations. The Reisemesse takes place at the Messe Dresden and is open from 10:00 to 18:00 each day.

4. Citizen Science: Become a Wolf Researcher

Embark on a thrilling excursion on Saturday and learn how you can contribute to wolf research. The Wolfsmonitoring program relies on information from the public to understand the behavior and distribution of wolves. Discover the fascinating world of wolf research and make a valuable contribution to science. The excursion takes place from 11:00 to 15:30, meeting at the Wanderparkplatz Königshainer Berge.

5. Musical Celebration: 25 Years of Dresden Bigband

Experience a memorable evening of music as the Dresden Bigband celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday. Led by Micha Winkler, the band has become renowned for its captivating performances of both classic and original pieces. The concert will take place at 20:00 in Zentralwerk Dresden, promising a spectacular and vibrant atmosphere.

6. Carnival Festivities in Großschönau and Waldheim

Join the vibrant carnival celebrations in Großschönau and Waldheim on Saturday night. Großschönau invites you to dress in bathrobes and enjoy a night of fun with the motto “Malle für Alle – Party an der Playa de Hutberg.” Waldheim, on the other hand, presents the “Narrenschwoof auf dem Bauernhof” themed carnival. Get ready for an evening filled with joy, laughter, and plenty of dancing!

7. Fascinating Exhibition: “TALANOA – Zusammenkommen”

Discover the intriguing artifacts from James Cook’s Pacific voyages at the Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut. This rare exhibition showcases items collected by Cook and his officer James Burney 250 years ago, including a jade-green ceremonial axe and a chest plate from Tahiti. Join the public guided tour on Sunday at 15:00 and delve into the remarkable history these artifacts hold.

8. Guided Tour: From Monastery to Museum in Zittau

Explore the remarkable journey of the Franziskanerkloster in Zittau from its origins as a monastery to its present role as a museum. This guided tour on Sunday at 15:00 offers insights into the fascinating history of the monastery, showcasing significant medieval structures like the church, cloister, chapter hall, and dormitory. Gain a deeper understanding of Zittau’s treasured heritage.

9. Children’s Carnival at Immergrün

Bring your children to the Tanz- und Familiengaststätte Immergrün in Dresden on Sunday afternoon for a delightful children’s carnival. Enjoy an entertaining program presented by “Spaßimir & Klecks” and create unforgettable memories with your little ones.

Lust for more events and activities? Check out the Augusto-Veranstaltungskalender for a comprehensive list of exciting happenings in Dresden, Ostsachsen, and Oberlausitz.

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