Tips for the upcoming week (6 November – 12 November 2015)

Dresden Castle Yard Photo: C. Reichert
Dresden Castle Yard Photo: C. Reichert


General tip for the week – Jazzdays

From 6 November – 15 November Dresden celebrates the Jazzdays. That means there will be lots of great music to be heard in lots of different locations all around the city.

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Friday, 06 November 2015: ‘Measure for Measure’, a play by William Shakespeare

This comedy’s main themes include justice, ‘mortality and mercy in Vienna’ and the dichotomy between corruption and purity: ‘Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall’, as Shakespeare put it. Mercy and virtue predominate, since the play does not end tragically. As part of the campaign Weltoffenes Dresden (liberal minded Dresden) this play will be in German with English subtitles.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: range from € 15 to € 27; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

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Saturday, 07 November 2015: Guided Tour through the Royal Palace

Explore the treasures of the dukes and kings of Saxony and find out interesting background information on the master pieces within the exhibitions. The guided tour will lead you through the Fürstengalerie (Gallery of the Electors), the Neues Grünes Gewölbe (New Green Vault), the Türckische Cammer (Turkish Chamber) and the Riesensaal (Giant’s Hall).
Beginning : 2 p.m.; Admission (tour fee and entry fee): € 18,50; Book your tickets in advance here:; How to get there: Residenzschloss, Sophienstraße, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop, TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

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Also on Saturday, 07 November 2015: Floor on Fire: Battle of Styles

In a new and exciting interpretation of a typical breakdance battle, the dancers from the fields of breakdance, ballet and contemporary dance perform in different orders of appearance and attempt to outdo their opponents with their own performance.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: € 10 / reduced: € 6; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre oft he Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56 , 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.

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Sunday, 08 November 2015: Marcus Miller – ‘Afrodeezia’

After finishing his four year world tour, jazz musician Marcus Miller released a new album, which is filled with impressions from all around the world as well as from good friends. Searching for his origins, Miller followed the old slave trading routes and visited western Africa, the US, some Caribbean states and Latin America. All of those countries and their musical styles are embedded within his new album, which he’ll present at the Dresden Jazz Days.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: From € 26 up to € 75; How to get there: Erlwein Capitol, Ostrapark, Messering 8E, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 10 stop ‘Messe’.

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Monday, 09 November 2015: Ryan O’Reilly – British singer songwriter

Ryan O’Reilly and his band have been on the road for the best part of a decade. Honing their craft on the streets and in the bars of North America and Europe, they’ve earned and lost band members, money and court cases, bruised and broken bones, instruments and relationships. Inspired by Joe Strummer, Dylan and Gillian Welch, O’Reilly’s music contains a wide ambience that nods to Americana, Irish Folk and Heartland Rock, lyrically exploring every nuance of a life well-travelled. And now they are playing in Dresden.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €12; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Straße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.

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Also on Monday, 09 November 2015: ‘Spectre’ – the new James Bond Movie

The story features James Bond’s first encounter with the global criminal organisation Spectre, marking the group’s first appearance in an Eon Productions film since 1971’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, and tying Craig’s series of films together with an over-arching storyline. Several recurring James Bond characters, including M, Q and Miss Moneypenny return, with the new additions of Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.
Beginning: 8:30 p.m.; Admission: € 7; How to get there: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4 ‘Altenberger Straße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015: Tango – by ‘Cuadro Nuevo’

Cuadro Nuevo went out looking for something new and they discovered the soul of tango in the middle of Buenos Aires. Having lived in an old town mansion day they discovered the bars and clubs, where Tango is always present. Now they brought this flair over the big pond and you can enjoy it here in Dresden.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: from € 21 up to € 48; How to get there: Erlwein Capitol, Ostrapark, Messering 8E, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 10 ‘Messe’ stop.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015: ‘That Sugar Film’

‘That Sugar Film’ is about one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’ but still contain sugar. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Gameau highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. ‘That Sugar Film’ will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.
Beginning: 6:30 p.m.; Admission: € 7, How to get there: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4 ‘Altenberger Straße’ stop.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015: ‘Caspian’

‘Caspian’ is a rock band from Beverly, Massachusetts, a seaside town 20 minutes north of Boston. Since 2004, ‘Caspian’ have performed over 650 concerts, bringing their music to 40+ countries on four continents. They released their fourth studio album, ‘Waking Season’, in 2012 and a companion EP, ‘Hymn For The Greatest Generation’, in November 2013. Now they are in Dresden to present their new album.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: € 18; How to get there: Beatpol, Altbriesnitz 2A, 01157 Dresden; BUS 91,92,93,94 ‘Schunckstraße’ stop or TRAM 1,12 or BUS 94 ‘Cossebauder Straße’ stop.

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