Tips for the upcoming week
(23 October – 29 October 2015)

(Photo: Gerhard Aust)
The illuminated Semper Opera (Photo: Gerhard Aust)

Friday, 23 October: ‘Tango Emotion’ – Tango through the ages

Musician Jürgen Karthe loves his bandoneon – a type of concertina and an essential instrument in most tango ensembles. With this instrument and the fantastic ensemble ‘Cuarteto Bando‘ (named after the instrument) he lets the audience experience the beauty of traditional Tango argentino as well as of newer and more modern pieces.
Duration: 8 – 11 p.m; Admission: from €14/ around € 4 (reduced); How to get there: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

Saturday, 24 October: Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre & Band

From 1968 to 2012 Martin Barre was an integral part of the famous British rock group ‘Jethro Tull’ – now he brings Jethro Tull’s ‘classics’ back to the stage. With his new band he’ll play famous songs such as ‘Thick as A Brick’ or ‘Locomotive Breath’ and other fan favorites.
Opening hour: 9 p.m; Admission: € 24 (advanced sale) / € 30 (at the door); How to get there: Tante Ju Liveclub, An der Schleife 1, 01279 Dresden; TRAM 7, 8 ‘Industriegelände’ stop.

Sunday, 25 October: ‘Sicario’ – movie in the original version

FBI agent Kate Macer is idealistic but ambitious and rose through the ranks of her male-dominated profession quickly. Now she receives a top assignment as she is recruited by a mysterious government official. It is a special task force, Kate joins – one that fights against the escalating war against drugs. Her team uses one cartel boss to flush out a bigger one – which is quite the risky business.
Beginning: 9.45 p.m.; Admission: € 6; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

Monday, 7 September 2015: Babel in a bar – Café Lingua for Czech, Italian and Chinese

Why not start the week with a new language? Every Monday, international and German students gather in a bar or pub in Dresden Neustadt for their Café Lingua, a space for learning new languages, brooding over brainteasers and enjoying fun conversations. So just drop by if you’re in the mood for an exciting jumble of languages!
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: meeting point is Albertplatz, in front of the WQ Bar (if you want to join later, contact the organizers to find out which bar/pub they will head to); TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

Tuesday, 27 October: Talkingtower – a special part of the Dresden Light Festival

The tower ‘Ernemannturm’ of the Technical Collections in Dresden offers a special way to experience the Dresden Light Festival. Via the Website or your smartphone you can change color, intensity and other aspects of the tower’s illumination to your own liking. Just stroll around and enjoy this interactive way of experiencing art. The lightning installation was developed by a group of artists called ‘Kazoosh!’ who love to combine art with technology, architecture or even media informatics.
Duration: 8.30 p.m. – 5 a.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Technische Sammlungen der Stadt Dresden, Ernemannturm, Junghansstraße 1-3, 01277 Dresden; TRAM: 4, 10 ‘Pohlandplatz’ stop.

Wednesday, 28 October: The beginning of the Czech-German cultural days (concert)

Outstanding Czech musicians celebrate the start of the Czech-German cultural days and the Czech national holiday in a special concert. With a violin, a violoncello and a piano they present the works of important Czech composers like Antonín Dvořák or Bedřich Smetana.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: € 9.50 / € 6 (reduced); Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Wettiner Platz 13, 01067 Dresden. TRAM 1, 6, 10, 44 and BUS 94 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’  stop or TRAM 1, 44 and BUS 94 ‘Schweriner Straße’ stop.

Second tip for Wednesday, 28 October: Campus tour

You are new at the TU Dresden and still getting lost when you take the wrong turn on the campus? Then join our Campus Tour! The tour will last about 2 hours and cover all the important facilities at the campus, show great hidden places and offer helpful information on the infrastructure at the main campus of TU Dresden.  Additionally, we will stop by the main building of the library, where you can register and get a user’s card, and will get your ‘Mensa Card’ at canteen’s information desk.

Duration: 3 – 5 p.m; Admission: free, please register via e-mail to:; How to get there: TU Dresden Welcome Center, Nürnberger Str. 31a, 01187 Dresden. TRAM 8, ‘Südvorstadt’ stop.

Thursday, 29 October: Brahms – get to know the famous German composer

If you can’t get enough of classical music, then listening to the first piano concert Brahms ever prepared will be a delight for you. It is very energetic and forceful whereas the third symphony, which will also be played, is more contained but still beautiful to listen to.
Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: from € 20 (there are still some tickets available at the door); How to get there: Albertinum Dresden, Georg-Treu-Platz, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 12 ‘Altmarkt’ stop or TRAM 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.

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