Friday, 03 April 2015: Líadan in Concert
From counties Galway and Limerick this inspiring all-female band comprises of six members that are passionate about music. The uniqueness of Líadan lies in the deeply traditional essence of their music and in each band member’s ability to shine both instrumentally and vocally. Líadan’s stage presence exudes a group personality that is both vibrant and engaging. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €20/ €16 (reduced); How to get there: Kleines Haus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Glacisstr. 28, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
Saturday, 04 April 2015: Easter market in Dresden Loschwitz
If you would like to get into the mood for Easter or look for some small presents, you may visit the Easter market in Dresden Loschwitz next to the so-called “Blaues Wunder”-bridge. There you will find booths that offer different pieces related to Easter traditions as well as something to eat and drink. Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Kulturhaus Loschwitz, Friedrich-Wieck-Str. 6, 01326 Dresden; BUS 61, 63, 84, 309 ‚Körnerplatz‘ stop.
Sunday and Monday, 05 and 06 April 2015: Easter at the Zoo (special offer for families)
On Easter the Dresden Zoo offers a special program for families. For instance the magician ‘Humbuk’ will be there to show his tricks. There will also be creative workshops with the possibility to do some handicrafts. And on the Easter bunny ranch the visitors can stroke the small rabbits. These and more attractions are waiting at the Zoo these days. Opening hours: 10.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m.; Admission: €12 (adults)/ €8 (reduced)/ €4 (children from 3-16 years); How to get there: Zoo Dresden, Tiergartenstraße 1, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 9,13, BUS 75 ‘Zoo‘ stop.
Monday, 06 April 2015: Easter Gala Concert at Vineyards Church in Pillnitz
The Vineyards Church in Pillnitz is a small church with a very special atmosphere. On Easter Monday two festival services are celebrated there. The first one starts at 11 a.m. and a cantata of Johann Sebastian Bach will be played. The second service starts at 4 p.m. with pieces of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. We recommend you to come early, as the church probably will be filled quickly this day. Beginning: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ; Admission: unknown; How to get there: Weinbergkirche Pillnitz, Bergweg 3, 01326 Dresden-Pillnitz; Bus 63 ‘Pillnitzer Platz‘ stop.
Tuesday, 07 April 2015: Scott Matthew in Concert
The singer- songwriter Scott Matthew has earned high respect among critics and fans alike since his self-titled debut in 2008. Whoever has experienced him live on stage is oddly touched. He strips his heart. He makes his audience to participate. He touches his audience. His emotional investment in song and singing is huge and tangible. This he will demonstrate again on his upcoming tour, accompanied by his marvelous musicians on Piano, Cello and Guitar. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €23.70; How to get there: Filmtheater Schauburg Dresden, Königsbrücker Str. 55, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsplatz‘ stop.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015: A Most Violent Year at Thalia Cinema (in English with German subtitles)
A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. Beginning: 10.45 p.m.; Admission: €5 (Mon/Tue only)/€6 (other days); How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.
Thursday, 09 April 2015: Phia in Concert
Phia is the entrancing DIY-art-pop music project of multi-instrumentalist songwriter and composer Sophia Exiner. She is playing the kalimba, which is a traditional African instrument. Together with her soft voice this leads to a great listening experience. Beginning: 9.00 p.m.; Admission: unknown, usually around €5; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Straße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.