Friday, 6 March: ADHD – Indie-Jazz quartet from Reykjavik
In their hometown Reykjavik they are already stars. Now they have released a new studio album and are touring Europe. ADHD’s music is hardly comparable to usual genres. You will hear warm and calm saxophone tunes, followed by melancholic sounds, only to be interrupted by rocking guitar and keyboard interventions. Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €15/ €11 (reduced; advance sale); How to get there: Jazzclub Tonne, Königstraße 15, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
Saturday, 7 March: Highlights of the Old Masters Picture Gallery – guided tour in Russian or German/English
With master works including Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”, Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” and Bellotto’s views of Dresden, the Old Masters Picture Gallery (‘Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister’) enjoys a reputation that is international in scope. The gallery attracts more than 500,000 art lovers from all over the world every year. Use this opportunity to take a guided tour of this impressive gallery. Two tours are available: One is in Russian, the other one both in German and English. Meeting point for all tours is the information desk/ticket counter of the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Beginning: 1 p.m. (Russian)/2 p.m. (German/English); Admission: €10/ €7,5 (reduced) + €3 (guided tour); How to get there: Old Masters Picture Gallery at Dresden Zwinger, Sophienstraße, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop, TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop.
Sunday, 8 March: Ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – Recording from the Bolshoi Theater Moscow
If your pollen allergies have already kicked in or you just can’t stand the sunshine, Sunday afternoon may be the perfect time to enjoy some ballet in cozy cinema seats. The world’s most famous ballet ensemble visits Dresden via on-screen performance. You will see the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev. Beginning: 4 p.m.; Admission: €16; How to get there: UFA-Kristallpalast Dresden, St. Petersburger Straße 24a, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.
Monday, 9 March: Qeaux Qeaux Joans in Concert
Qeaux Qeaux Joans follows in the tradition of such sweet-sounding artists as Norah Jones, Feist or Leslie Clio. In her native country, the Netherlands, her debut album shot her into the charts. Look forward to seeing an exceptional artist. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €10/€6 (reduced); How to get there: Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden; Tram 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.
Tuesday, 10 March: Inherent Vice at Thalia Cinema (in English with German subtitles)
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Inherent Vice is a 2014 American crime comedy-drama film directed and adapted for screen by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon. Beginning: 10.30 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.
Wednesday, 11 March: Welcome Center Regulars’ Table (‘Stammtisch’) at Terrasse
We are looking forward to the first Welcome Center regulars’ table in 2015. Let’s meet in a cozy atmosphere to chit-chat and have a drink together. Feel free to bring friends and family. For the purpose of reserving enough space, please register via the link below. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Terrasse am Bischofsplatz, Bischofsplatz 2, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Bischofsplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.
Thursday, 12 March: George Bernard Shaw’s play ‘Heartbreak House’ in English language
George Bernard Shaw’s black comedy ‘Heartbreak House’ is his response to the outbreak of the First World War. Set in a bizarre house in the English countryside, it is a satirical portrait of the educated class of pre-1914 England. Having turned their back on their responsibilities, the inhabitants of Heartbreak House spend their time playing mind games with one another as their civilization goes under. However, at the end it looks as if retribution will come. The Dresden-based Eclectic Theatre perform their plays in English language with German subtitles. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €8/€5 (reduced); How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechnerstr. 2a, 01139 Dresden; TRAM 4 or BUS 70, 80 ‘Rankestraße’ stop.