Tips for the upcoming week
(10 – 16 April 2015)

We´ve had quite an "April weather" last days, but it is going to improve a lot from now. Enjoy your weekend! (photo: C. Reichert)
We´ve had quite an “April weather” last days, but it is going to improve a lot from now. Enjoy your weekend! (photo: C. Reichert)

Friday and Saturday 10 & 11 April 2015: Pub Festival in Altkötzschenbroda

Altkötzschenbroda, fondly called AltKö, is a tiny part of the town Radebeul right at the river Elbe attracting people for strolls through restaurants, bars and wonderful little shops. This weekend in the evenings not only shops, bars and pubs will be open, there will also be music and theatre performances in the streets. 12 live bands and an open-air cocktail bar will definitely make you enjoy this jewel of a village.

Beginning: Friday & Saturday 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Lange Kultur- und Kneipennächte in Altkötzschenbroda, S-Bahn stop ‘Radebeul-Kötzschenbroda’ (S1 direction Meissen), then follow signs and people;
more information (German only):

Saturday 11 April 2015: Dresden in infrared light

Infrared photography – the mystery this kind of photography offeres is based on the exceptionally bright image of grass and leaves. You may think of white frost or snow but it is more an effect of infrared light that is usually invisible to the human eye. A special exhibition shows photos of the photographer Detlef Zille on Wednesdays to Saturdays 2 – 8 p.m. as well as on Sundays and bank holidays 11 to 6 p.m. in the Palais Großer Garten.

Beginning: depends on day, see description; Admission: 3€/1,50€; How to get there: Palais Großer Garten, tram stops ‘Querallee’ (tram 9, 13) or ‘Comeniusplatz’ (tram 1,2) are the closest;
more information (German only):

Sunday 12 April 2015: Dresdner Genussmarkt

Macarones, cupcakes, tartes, yummy pasta and wonderful wines: these are some examples for what you may expect at the “Dresden taste market” this Sunday. You do not have to walk far to find all kinds of food. Everyone will definitely find something to adore! Of course there will not only be food to sell but also some interesting offers and activities like a children cooking workshop, a Thermomix show, live cooking and workshops for vegan pralines and spreads. Yummmmm!
Beginning: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Admission: about 5 €; How to get there: Alter Schlachthof Dresden, tram stop ‘Alter Schlachthof’ (tram 4, 9);
more information (German only):

Monday 13 April: Sunset Mission – Lay Low

LAY LOW is the alter-ego of Icelandic singer/songwriter Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir. Vocally LAY LOW combines a rich chocolate sound with a sweet cinnamon rasp and a sip of whisky to take the edge off. Her live shows have seen her reach round and hug a room of 200 people using only her voice in acapella. Seeing LAY LOW perform is unique, musically playful, she spins new yarns out of her songs, exudes warmth and radiates sincerity that amounts to a profoundly personal experience.

Beginning: 8:30 p.m.; Admission: 12 € advanced booking, 15 € box office; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Str. 6, 01099 Dresden; tram stop ‘Görlitzer Straße’ (tram 13);
more information about the show (German only): & about the artist:

Tuesday 14 April until Sunday 19 April: Dresden Short Film Festival

Versatile ::: international :::  innovative ::: that’s the festival programme at FILMFEST DRESDEN. Every year in April, the festival presents the best short films from around the world in Dresden and attracts around 16,000 visitors, including 400 to 500 accredited guests.

Please visit the festival website, which is completely in English for the program, prices and locations:

Wednesday 15 April 2015: Concert “Sizarr – Nurture Tour”

Fabian, Philipp and Marc who form the band Sizarr come from Landau in the beautiful region Pfalz in Germany. The sound is hip and glamorous, the songs combine decades and cultures. Check it out to see if you would like their music!

Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: about 17,50€; How to get there: Scheune e.V., Alaunstr. 36, 01099 Dresden, tram stop ‘Görlitzer Straße’ (tram 13) or ‘Albertplatz’ (tram 3,6,7,8,11), more information about the band:,
more information about the venue (German only):

Thursday 16 April 2015: Exhibition “Dahl and Friedrich” and dinner after?

How about an ordinary Thursday in the museum and some dinner on board of a ship right after?

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) and Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) are regarded as the leading figures of Nordic landscape painting in the Romantic era. The city of Dresden provided these two great innovators with a stimulating environment where their art could develop and flourish. Here, in their adopted homeland, they shared a house for almost 20 years, passing on their pioneering artistic approach to a generation of younger artists.
Beginning: daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: 10€/7,50 €, children under 17 free; How to get there: Albertinum, Tzschirnerplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; tram stop ‘Synagoge’ (tram 3,7);
more information:

Special tip for a nice (but little pricy) dinner at the water surface: Restaurant Kahnaletto

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