Here they are: Your weekly fresh Gauss-Tips for Jan. 29th – Feb. 5th

Braunschweig, Theater: Der Fiskus – Jan. 29th, Feb. 1st, Feb. 2nd, at 8:00 pm

Everyone has to pay taxes. Really everyone? How exactly does the ordinary taxpayer see taxes, does he have a relaxed attitude to the current legal view? Who knows the best tax tricks? Working less saves taxes. Felicia Zeller tells a story about the employees of the tax office, who are faced with complaints about official supervision and threatening letters from lawyers. Illegals are legalized and scientists are paid to interpret tax law in the interests of evaders. Travel to the world’s sights at the expense of the tax office! Put off birthday presents! Do something for your beauty and deduct it from the tax! Admission is free for students with the TUCard (culture ticket). More information about the theatre here. How to use the culture ticket on the AStA-website.

Braunschweig, Flea market „Night & fog moonlight flea market“ – Jan. 31th. 6:00 – 9:30 pm

The doors to the very first night flea market in the Protohaus will be open on Friday. Especially in January people like to tidy up and declutter – the best time to give unused clothing and objects a new home. And since nobody wants to stand on a cold outdoor flea market in winter anyway, this flea market was quickly moved to the warm! You can then offer your sorted treasures in the cozy warm Protohaus Makerspace with good company and delicious drinks. A limited number of tables are available, you can use them in exchange for a small donation. Registration (for sellers) via email to – you will receive further information about the setup before the event. Parking is available, admission is free. Further information here.

Braunschweig: Lecture: Architectures of Absence? On designs of the house in contemporary Jewish literature – Feb. 4th, 6:30 -8:00 pm

Houses provide popular backdrops for family sagas and generational narratives. In her lecture, Sonja Dickow from the Institute for the History of German Jews examines the question of what happens when houses themselves become the main characters in literary texts and in view of the Jewish history of the 20th century , lose their function as places of permanence and become scary. Using sample readings from the book “Configurations of the home. Diaspora narratives and transnationality in contemporary Jewish literatures” (J. B. Metzler-Verlag, 2019), the lecture highlights how contemporary novels reflect on volatility, mobility and multiple locations based on the immobile, and which alternative locations of belonging are built by the protagonists. Admission is free, more information is available here