Friday, 13 November: Concert by SEΛ + ΛIR EVROPI
SEΛ + ΛIR define their songs as ‘Ghost Pop’: A mixture of long-lost Mediterranean melodies and exotic instruments telling a story of their own. Influenced by Pontic music and Rembetiko, traditional Greek intruments like the Lyra or the Bouzouki are used and lead to an adventurous musical journey. The new album of Eleni Zafiriadou and Daniel Benjamin aka SEΛ + ΛIR reflects Europe in the eyes of young people across the continent.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €14 (advance sale)/€17 (evening box office); How to get there: Scheune Dresden; Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.
More information here: scheune.org/datum/2015-11-13.html
Saturday, 14 November: Diwali
Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. The Indian association of Dresden is very pleased to announce that just like last year, they are celebrating Diwali this year, too. The event consists of cultural performances, a meal, games, music selected by a DJ and much more. The meal includes Indian delicacies – Matar Paneer, Chicken Masala, Daal Fry, Roti, Rice and Gulab jamun. As there are only 250 tickets available, you should try to get yours quickly.
Beginning: 5.30 p.m; Admission: € 15 (non-members) /children free; How to get there: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Pfotenhauerstraße 108, 01307 Dresden; BUS 62 ‘Pfotenhauer Straße’ stop.
More information here: www.iadresden.org/deepavali-2015
Sunday, 15 November: Jazz Jam Session
What do you need to make Sunday a perfect day of relaxation? We’d say coffee, cake, and some good music. You can get all these things at once at Hole of Fame. Some jazz music will accompany your end of the week.
Beginning: 5 p.m.; Admission: free, donation requested; How to get there: Hole of Fame, Königsbrücker Straße 39, 01097 Dresden, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.
More information here: holeoffame.blogspot.de/p/kalender.html
Monday, 16 November 2015: Guided tour at Military History Museum
War in general is a very complex topic. Learn more about the why, where, when and how during a guided tour in English at the Militärhistorisches Museum (MHM) organ. For instance, you will learn more about WWI and WWII as well as the role of Dresden especially in 1945. In contrast to many other military museums, the MHM in Dresden presents the topic in a critical and interesting way. In addition, you will have a nice view over the city at the top of the building. Afterwards, you can join the Café Lingua.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Militärhistorisches Museum, Olbrichtplatz 2, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8, BUS 64 ‘Stauffenbergallee’ stop.
More information here: www.facebook.com/events/1490295507939378
Tuesday, 17 November: Social Erasmus Party
Look forward to the next party at Countdown that will take place with a very special motto! It’s international SocialErasmus week and the Erasmus Initiative Dresden (ESN) wants to celebrate it with everybody who feels like combining happy mood, teamwork and charity all in one evening. They will cook and organize some games and activities for the night. What is social about it? The entry for this night will be 500g of food (sugar, noodle, rice) of your choice. Important is that the groceries are in its original packing. The ESN wants to donate everything to the organization ‘Die Tafel’, which cares for homeless people in Dresden and offers hot dishes in the colder seasons. If you can’t bring any food, a donation of 2€ is OK as well.
Beginning: 8.30 p.m.; Admission: €2 or 500g of groceries; How to get there: CountDown, Güntzstrasse 22, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 13, BUS 62 ‘St.-Benno-Gymnasium’ stop.
More information here: tu-dresden.esn-germany.de/events/landerparty-socialerasmus?language=en
Wednesday, 18 November: Ballet ‘Manon’
Since its première by the Royal Ballet in 1974, ‘Manon’ by the famed British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan has been regarded as a masterpiece of narrative ballet. To the music of Jules Massenet, MacMillan tells the tragic story of the young lovers Manon and Des Grieux, a tale which begins in wild passion and ends in bleak despair. This impassioned classic ballet is sure to tug the heartstrings of Dresden’s audiences.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: from €15/ students can purchase remaining tickets for €10 from the evening box office 30 minutes before each performance; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.
More information here: www.semperoper.de/en/whats-on/schedule/stid/Manon0/60540.html#a_23573
Thursday, 19 November: Live Screening Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London: ‘Antonius & Cleopatra’
Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two. Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence. The Globe’s 2014 envisioning of this iconic play encapsulates these themes whilst deftly threading a sense of comedy throughout, and Olivier Award-winner Eve Best’s Cleopatra ‘kisses the audience’ (Guardian) with her ‘magnetically humorous’ (Evening Standard) performance.
Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: €18; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.
You may want to buy your tickets in advance as this event will be booked out quickly. You can do so by following this link: www.cineplex.de/dresden/film/shakespeare-s-globe-theatre-london-antonius-cleopatra/326373/#running-time