Thursday, 28 April 2016: Silent Movie Festival
The festival shows long forgotten silent movies of German and American film makers of the 1920s. They show several movies everyday from 28 April 28 until 1 May. Today, there are two movies, the first one is a romantic comedy and a satiric movie about militarism and about marrying the ‘right’ person. The second one is a horror movie following the storyline of Bram Strokers ‘Dracula’.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: €7/€6, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Junghansstraße 1-3, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4,10 or BUS 61 ‘Pohlandplatz’ stop.
More information: www.tsd.de/de/mm/museumskino/aktuell/
Friday, 29 April 2016: Afenginn (DK) (concert)
The music of this band is especially interesting for people who love a proper genre mix. Their switches from Jazz to Funk and Polka to Irish folk are unique and so are their concerts. Each one of them is a special event.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €14 /€14, if you bring your student-ID card; 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.
More information: www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/29-04-afenginn/
Saturday, 30 April 2016: Castle festival and Walpurgis Night (for the whole family)
The Castle Albrechtsburg Meißen celebrates the beginning of spring with a medieval festival for the whole festival. There will be traditional music, presentations of professions such as black smiths and some activities specially offered to children. As it is the last day of April, they also follow the old Germanic tradition and light a bonfire to cast out the winters demons.
Beginning: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. midnight; Admission: free; How to get there: Albrechtsburg Meißen, Domplatz 1, 0166 Meißen, Train S-Bahn S1 Meißen.
More information: http://goo.gl/FIekCN
Saturday, 30 April 2016: Music between Bautzen, Dresden and Venetia (chamber music concert)
This classical concert is designed to bridge different worlds. As music can do so the musicians interpret music from Mozart as well as pieces from Antonio Vivaldi. This is a cooperation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sorbian National Ensemble.
Beginning: 5 p.m; Admission: €12 /€6, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Cosel-Palais Dresden, An der Frauenkirche 12, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‚Altmarkt’ stop.
More information: www.pianosalon.de/aktuelles/veranstaltung/gesang-und-violine-zwischen-venezia-dresden-und-budysin/
Sunday, 1 May 2016: Gran Ochestra de Tango: Carambolage (tango concert)
The core of every good tango music is the bandoeon. This instrument was originally designed in Germany. At the beginning of the twentieth century, German trader and emigrants brought it to the bars and brothels of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Since then, nobody can ever imagine a tango without its typical sound. The orchestra of the evening is also German and brings love and passion to the music.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €22/€16, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop.
More information: www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/01-05-carambolage/
Monday, 2 May 2016: The First Avenger: Civil War (movie in original version and 3D)
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Beginning: 8:20 p.m.; Admission: €11; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.
More information: www.cineplex.de/dresden/film/the-first-avenger-civil-war/322383/
Tuesday, 3 May 2016: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (opera)
Shakespeare’s intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start–Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon’s head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking.
Beginning: 8 p.m. Admission: €18 /€7 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop.
More information: http://goo.gl/xN4lLp
Wednesday, 4 May 2016: Electro Deluxe (FR) (concert)
A wolf in sheeps clothing. Six of the most sought-after musicians on the french musical scene. Since 2001, they have evolved from their early electro-jazz sound to a energetic cocktail of dirty soul & funk with a touch of class. After ten years of criss-crossing the globe, they celebrate their tenth anniversary with the release of the double album “Live in Paris” recorded with the full artillery of their Big Band.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission:€22/€16, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Jazzclub Tonne, Königstraße 15, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information: www.jazzclubtonne.de/programm/2016/05/04/electro-deluxe