Tips for the upcoming week
(27 March – 2 April 2015)

Dresden at night (Photo: L. Mendes)
Dresden at night (Photo: L. Mendes)

Friday, 27 March 2015: Russian Music theatre Expression “Sojas Flat” (in Russian with German surtitles)

A dazzling demimonde exists in the flat of Soja – officially a professional workshop for working clothes, but in truth a nightclub for crisis winner and corrupt officials. Women, who have many debts and therefore sell their body, provide entertainment. Forced prostitution, drug addiction and money laundering appear as the dark side of an illusory world, which offers happiness only for few. Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: €10/€8 (reduced); How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechner Str. 2a, 01139 Dresden; TRAM 4, BUS 70, 80 ‘Rakestraße’ stop.,1411652045

Saturday, 28 March 2015: European Artistic Crafts Day
This Saturday is dedicated to arts and crafts. All around Dresden, more than 50 artisans open their ateliers for visitors to present their precious objects. Use this opportunity to stroll around the city and discover unique Saxon artistic crafts. You can also join guided tours or workshops. More information about the program as well as participating artisans, please have a look at the link below. Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: free.

Sunday, 29 March 2015: Open House Day at Orangery of Großsedlitz Baroque Garden
The Großsedlitz Baroque Garden is a grandiose work of landscape gardening from the late Baroque period. Presenting more than 400 potted plants, including 140 bitter orange trees, the wide steps, water fountains, wide views, closely-trimmed hedges and 64 sandstone sculptures as well as ornamental vases, visitors can experience festival rooms amongst greenery inviting them for enjoyment and celebration. Exceptionally, the orangery is opened for visitors this Sunday. Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: €4/€2 (reduced); How to get there: Barockgarten Großsedlitz Heidenau, Parkstraße 85, 01809 Heidenau; S1 (suburban train) ‘Heidenau Großsedlitz’ stop.

Monday, 30 March 2015: Placebo Flamingo at Blue Note
Start into the new week with some fresh organ vibes. The Dresden based band Placebo Flamingo will present funky grooves. Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: unknown, usually about €5; How to get there: How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015: Chamber Opera “Il Mondo Della Luna” at State Academy of Fine Arts
“Il mondo della luna” (in English: ‘The world on the moon’) is an opera by Joseph Haydn with a libretto written by Carlo Goldoni. The work is perhaps one of the earliest examples of science fiction in 18th century opera. To trick an old miser, his daughter and her suitor convince him that he has flown to the moon – a topsy-turvy world in their control. This is Haydn at his best, with virtuoso arias and exhilarating ensembles. Students from the Dresden State Academy of Fine Arts present this opera. Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: unknown; How to get there: Labortheater at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Güntzstraße 34, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 6, 13 ‘Sachsenallee’ stop.[lastview]=view-list|page_id-184&cHash=03534900f378a04b6159e11b9a580869

Wednesday, 1 April 2015: Still Alice at Thalia Cinema (in English with German subtitles)
Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family’s lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile. Beginning: 9.30 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, 2 April 2015: St. Matthew Passion at Church of the Holy Cross
The St. Matthew Passion (in German: Matthäus-Passion) is a Passion, a sacred oratorio written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music. The work is divided into two parts to be performed before and after the sermon of the Good Friday service. The Dresden philharmonic orchestra and the well-known choir ‘Dresdner Kreuzchor’ present the St. Matthew Passion this Thursday. Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: from €20/€15 (reduced); How to get there: Kreuzkirche, An der Kreuzkirche 6, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4 ‘Altmarkt’ stop.

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