A special tip for the weekend: CELEBRATING TOGETHER AT “CANALETTO – DAS DRESDNER STADTFEST” FROM 19 TO 21 AUGUST 2016
810 years and still strong! From 19 to 21 August, Dresden celebrates its birthday with “CANALETTO – Das Dresdner Stadtfest”. True to this year’s marketing slogan “Celebrate together”, the capital city of Saxony presents its special party mood at the largest city festival in Germany. Dresden and its guests can enjoy themselves an entire summer weekend in front of the unique scenery of Dresden. The CANALETTO program offers the right experience for everyone with a great mix of music, shows, theatre, family activities, sports and catering in 15 locations and in front of 9 stages. Around 550.000 visitors are expected like last year.
Find more information here: www.dresdner-stadtfest.com/programm-festgelaende
Special hint: The city will be very very crowded. As our own experiences show the Augustusbrücke (Augustus bridge) will be very full at night. Please try to avoid walking over that bridge (especially at night, Sunday while fireworks), use Marienbrücke or Carolabrücke to cross the river.
Thursday, 18 August 2016: Opera voices (opera concert)
The soprano Simone Foltran already sings for 25 years. To celebrate this special anniversary, she created a stage programme with known opera classics from all her career. She also invited her friends and special guests to sing and celebrate together with her and her audience.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: €11/€7, if you have your student-ID card; How to get there: Theaterruine St. Pauli, Königsbrücker Platz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Tannenstraße’ stop.
Friday, 19 August 2016: Dresden is dancing (performance for the whole family)
In the opening act at the big Altmarkt stage, dance groups from Dresden show their best performances. You will see all different kinds of styles from ballroom dancing to Jazz dance and hip hop. Wonderful performances and colorful costumes make this a show everyone will enjoy.
Beginning: 7 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Altmarkt Dresden, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Altmarkt’ stop or TRAM 1,2,3,4,7,12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop or TRAM 8,9,11,12 or BUS 62 ‘Prager Straße’ stop.
More information: www.dresdner-stadtfest.com/programm-festgelaende
Saturday, 20 August 2016: The three little pigs (puppet theatre for the whole family)
The famous tale about the three little piglets, who built houses made of hay, wood and stone to escape the evil wolf, are this time told by the innocent farmer Haferkorn. He just can’t understand what is going on and he is confused about this puffing and blowing wolf and his little pigs.
Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: €5 for children and €6 for adults; How to get there: Zschoner Mühle, Zschoner Grund 2, 01156 Dresden-Podemus; TRAM 1,12 ’Gottfried-Keller-Straße/Roquettestraße’ stop and then BUS 92 ’Ockerwitz’ stop.
More information: www.zschoner-muehle.de/mc-events/die-3-kleinen-schweinchen-3
Saturday, 20 August 2016: Concert with two pianos (Piano concert)
The piano is an interesting instrument. It is used in so many different ways, for so many different genres, and it always finds its right space. This evening, there are only two pianos on stage – and two great musicians playing them. They present masterpieces from Latin American composers and many more.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €6; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau‘
More information: en.hellerau.org/rhythmik-werkstatt-konzert-ll
Sunday, 21 August 2016: The Gospel Passengers (gospel concert)
The choir ‘Gospel Passengers’ sings in the Lingerschloss for the first time. They will present music created just for them. Their interpretations are diverse – quite and strong, soft and loud. This evening is set to create memories. With great music in a great location.
Beginning: 7.30 p.m; Admission: €13/11, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Lingnerschloss, Bautzner Straße 132, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 11 ‘Elbschlösser’ stop.
More information: www.lingnerschloss.de
Monday, 22 August 2016: Yoga at the Park
This time, the theme is ‘effortless and free’. The teacher develops her sessions inspired by the elements. She wants us to let go of all the tensions and to find a flow and amusement in a challenging balance. And she asks us to take some space to rest and watch our body’s movement.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: free, but donations of €5-€10 are highly welcomed; How to get there: Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016: Maggie’s Plan (movie in original version)
Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex-wife are actually perfect for each other?
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €6; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.
More information: www.thalia-dresden.de/monat.php
Wednesday, 24 August: Chanson Night at the Japanisches Palais (Japanese Palace)
Inéz is singing songs to take us to new places. We often feel a longing for places we have never been to. And then we smile because the way she sings is also a bit cheeky. The concert promises to be new and inspirational and completely unexpected.
Beginning: 8:30 p.m.; Admission: free, but donations of €5-€10 are highly welcomed; How to get there: Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.
More information: www.palaissommer.de/programm/chansonnacht