What’s on in Dresden 17 August – 23 August 2018

Friday, 17 August: Canaletto – Dresden’s City Festival This Friday, Dresden welcomes all of its residents and visitors for the opening of the 20th edition of its city festival, named after the Italian artist Canaletto. Bernardo Bellotto, known in Germany and Poland by the nickname of his uncle, Canaletto, lived in Dresden from 1747 to 1758, following an invitation from King August III of Poland. During his stay in the Saxon capital, Canaletto painted numerous scenes of Dresden, thereby immortalizing the beauty of this baroque city as it was prior to its destruction at the end of the Second World […]

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22 June – 28 June 2018

Friday, 22 June: The Johnny Cash ‘Summer2018’ Show Johnny Cash is without a doubt one of the most recognizable voices of the 20th century. Today, nearly 15 years after his passing, the legacy of the “Man in Black” lives on through The Cashbags, Europe’s most successful Johnny Cash revival act with frontman US singer Robert Tyson. The Dresden-based band doesn’t only look similar to the iconic “Johnny/June/Tennessee Three” quintet line-up; they also sound incredibly authentic, as if the original band were on stage. The band’s repertoire also includes hits by June Carter Cash, Carl Perkins, Bob Dylan, and The Carter […]

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2 March – 8 March 2018

Friday, 2 March: Jason Miles’ Kind of New ft. Theo Croker Start off your weekend with this concert by an all-star electric jazz band, which manages to connect past and present. By all-star this is not meant to be taken as an understatement, as Jason Miles has worked with many important names from Jazz, Rock, and Pop, including but not limited to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and David Sandborn. No wonder he is considered as one of the best and most well-known keyboard players in the electro-jazz scene, currently considered to be the Quincy Jones of modern music. […]

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16 – 22 February 2018

Friday, 16 February: Keegan McInroe & Friends (Concert) The charismatic and exceptional Texan singer and songwriter Keegan McInroe will this year once more make a stop in Dresden during his European tour. The band led by McInroe is composed by 6 other members, playing the guitar, keyboard, harp, bass and drums. Known for his striking bourbon polished voice, he brings together classic protest songs with blues. Accompanied by other talented musicians, get ready for a night along the entire jazz and folk spectrum, with songs ranging from acoustic ballads all the way to wild electronic bluesrock. Without a doubt this […]

Tips for the upcoming week
25 – 31 January 2018

Thursday, 25 January: Anne Clark – I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow (Film) Anne Clark, the English poet and spoken word-artist, has been celebrated worldwide on stage for more than 30 years. As a pioneer in electronic music, she set standards as an iconic eloquent, yet modest rebel shaped by the punk scene. Her poetry work with experimental musicians occupies a region bounded roughly by electronic, dance and avant-garde genres, with varying hard as well as orchestral styles. Her lyrics deal mainly with the imperfections of humanity, everyday life and politics. All in all, she has been highly idolized over the […]

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18 – 24 January 2018

Thursday, 18 January: Werewolf Evening Every night, while the villagers are asleep, vicous werewolves roam the streets, slowly killing the village’s inhabitants one by one. In an attempt to save his fellow villagers, a doctor also awakes every evening, searching for those who might have been attacked by the werewolves or even in an attempt to save himself. In this mythological place, seers also have the power to see the werewolves at night. As each day begins, the villagers gather in the town center and discuss who is it they believe may be a werewolf. For their own safety, they […]

Tips for the upcoming week
11 to 17 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January: The Importance of Being Earnest The Eclectic Theatre is a theater group in Dresden which performs plays in English. At the end of 2017, its performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” were a huge success, with nearly all showings sold out. Now, you have the chance to watch the last performances of this English classic, which will be shown only four more times! “My ideal has always been to love someone of the name of Earnest”. But what if your name is not Earnest? Will she still love you? And, this being Britain at the end […]

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4 – 10 January 2018

  +++ EVENT INVITATION +++ For all of you who arrived Dresden in the last two years or keep coming back as researchers to our wonderful city there is a special invitation: DRESDEN-concept along with the rector of our university and the lord mayor of Dresden invites you and your partner to a Welcome Reception at Albertinum Dresden on 11 January 2018. So only a few days to go… Please register as soon as possible to give us an idea about how many international researcher we can expect that evening. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Registration here: […]

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28 December 2017 – 3 January 2018

Thursday, 28 December: Classical and Improvisations (Concert) Ulrich Thiem (cello) and Andreas Böttcher (piano) support but also provoke each other on stage. Get ready for a musical journey from Bach to Hindemith, with intermissions including freely improvised music and cello solos. The result is a true musical collage on various acustic levels, so rich that you can expect even the musicians themselves to change places around stage throughout the performance. Thiem is already well known in Dresden’s musical scene, having already performed in many venues including the annual summer festival “Palais Sommer”. Alongside Böttcher, he is known for performances that […]

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14 – 20 December 2017

  Thursday, 14 December: Johanna Summer Trio (Concert) At its roots, jazz was an expression of feelings and emotions as well as a form of popular music. The Johanna Summer Trio attempts to bring back this expression of emotions in music into modern jazz, transforming the old into the new, bringing jazz back to pop music. With a somewhat improvisional style, the band incorporates elements brought from their leader’s origins in classical as well as pop-rock music. All in all, it is rather difficult to label this band as belonging to a specific jazz style, as its songs may rapidly […]