Tips for the upcoming week
(19 October – 25 October 2017)

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Thursday, 19 October 2017: Leslie Clio (concert)

Leslie Clio, one of the rising stars of the genre “Singer-Songwriter” in Germany is coming to Dresden. Nikolai Potthoff produced her first album Gladys, which was released in 2013 and reached number 11 on the German Albums Chart. Her most successful single “I Couldn’t Care Less” appeared in the soundtracks of several movies and brought her the deserved attention as an artist. The following year, Clio was even nominated for Best National Rock/Pop Female Artist at the Echo Music awards. With the support of Lee MacDougall she wants to present her most recent album Purple, which has been well-receives by the critics and the general public.

Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €22.55
How to get there: Puschkin Club, Leipziger Strasse 12, 01097 Dresden. TRAM 4,9 stop ‘Alexander-Puschkin-Platz’ or stop ‘Alter Schlachthof’.
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Friday, 20 October 2017: The abduction from the Seraglio (opera)

(Performed in German with German and English subtitles)
“Nothing is as vile as revenge. But to be humane and kind, and to forgive without self-interest. Only a great soul is capable of that”. A massive change of heart is required before the gathered protagonists are able to sing this paean to the Bassa Selim. Because you see: Konstanze, Blonde and Pedrillo were kidnapped by pirates, sold to the Bassa and carried off to his palace. Just as well that Belmonte, Konstanze’s fiancé, was able to escape during the melee and is now planning to free his Beloved and their servants (who are also in love). This, however, proves easier said than done. A degree of imagination is required, as the Bassa is loyally aided by his overseer in attempting to prevent the prisoners’ escape. Furthermore, the Bassa is himself captivated by the beautiful Konstanze, and Osmin no less beguiled by Blonde. Yet this would not be Mozart’s Singspiel par excellence if the story did not have a happy end, and the true lovers were not finally reunited. In »The Abduction from the Seraglio« Mozart created arias such as Konstanze’s »Tortures unrelenting«, Blonde’s »Oh, the happy, happy day« and Pedrillo’s »Now for battle« that until today are considered jewels of the operatic repertoire

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: from €37, €10 if you bring your student-ID
How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.
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Saturday, 21 October 2017: Free walking tour through old town (guided tour)

Do you already know the free walking tours of Dresden? Maria, a lovely woman adopted the trend coming from big cities all around the world for our beautiful Dresden, all you have to bring is yourself and the amount of pocket money, you want to give as a tip. For all the newbies in Dresden it is a great possibility to get to know old town, including the Church of Our Lady, the Procession of Dukes, the Semper Opera House and many more sites. Within this two hours Maria will tell you some crazy stories history has written, and if you’re lucky, she is also happy to give you any advice needed to have a couple of great first weeks in our beautiful town.

Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: free, based on tips
How to get there: Martin Luther statue next to the Church of our Ladies, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‘Altmarkt‘ stop.
She is waiting there with a red umbrella. Not the be overseen. No pre-registration needed.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017: Handmadde-Markt Dresden (market)

You are an early bird when it comes to Christmas presents? Do you need new inspiration for handcrafts and self-made pieces? This October multiple regional workshops sell their crafts for the 10th time now in Dresden.  It also a stage for creative minds to come together, discuss ideas, fabrics, colours and the weather-forecast. Some pieces you can find here, are nowhere else to find, since they are unique pieces. Handcraft tables and face painting entertain the little ones; sounds like a promising autumn Sunday.

Time: open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.; Entrance fee: €4
How to get there: Alter Schlachthof, Gothaer Straße 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Alter Schlachthof’ stop.
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Monday, 23 October 2017:
Macht& Mode (exhibition)

Two permanent exhibitions opened in the Renaissance wing at Residenzschloss Dresden in April 2017.
On the way to power for the electoral prince and his wardrobe are the main exhibition ideas of the Dresden State Art Collection. It seems as if we were the very personal guests of those Renaissance princes from Wettin who gained power and a lot of influence in the Holy Roman Empire during the Reformation. You can have a close look at their well-maintained weapons, richly ornamented armament, and noble wardrobes from their armouries and closets, and try to get an idea of the possible wealth of the rulers in that era.

Opening hours: 10 6 p.m.
Admission: €12, €9 if you bring your student-ID
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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Tuesday, 24 October 2017: Sneak preview (movie in original version)

Each Tuesday, the cinema ‘Cineplex Rundkino‘ presents a new movie in English. In the so called ‘Sneak Preview’ you never know what movie you’ll see. It could be a romantic comedy or a thriller – or something completely different. Part of the excitement is not knowing which genre awaits you but the best thing about the ‘Sneak Preview’ is that you’ll watch a movie before its official release date.
Beginning: 8 p.m.
Admission: €5
How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017: -FREE SPOTS AVAIABLE- Newcomer Bustour & Regular´s Table

Join the tradition!

Twice a year, the Welcome Center staff organizes a Big Day Out for all international researchers. We will join you on a short campus tour on foot, then hop into a wonderful historic bus to discover the city and after that will come together for a gathering and dinner (self-paid) in Dresden-Neustadt. Take the chance to meet us and other international researchers and ask all your questions and to find new friends.

Part 1

The Bustour (For new international PhD students, Postdocs and guest researchers who have arrived within the last six months)
With newly-arrived international PhD students, Post-docs and guest researchers we go on a special short round trip with a bus from the Sixties through Dresden after giving a quick, rather historic tour on campus. Take the chance to get to know your new town from another perspective and be prepared to learn a few hard and fun facts about history, people and delicacies. After the tour we meet in a Dresden Neustadt restaurant for a relaxed gathering and dinner (self-paid). Take the chance to ask our team all the relevant questions about what to do in Dresden, how to tip in restaurants and anything else that comes to your mind.

Where: Main entrance Zeunerbau

When: Starting at 4pm
Please register a.s.a.p. via e-mail to: with
– your name
– your nationality
– status (Phd student/Postdoc, institute)
– Will you bring your spouse or child with you?
– Would you like to join the dinner at Wenzel Prager Bierstuben (they do also serve Vegetarian) and whom will you bring?

Part 2:

The Regular’s Table (Get2gether with the newcomers – open for everyone)
As the new semester has started, we would like to come together again and share our latest stories. As a special highlight you have the chance to meet the new guest researchers in town. We would be glad to meet you for a Get2gether in the restaurant “Wenzel Prager Bierstuben” at 6:30 p.m. in Königstraße 1, 01097 Dresden. Our international crowd of newbies, oldies and delicious Czech food and beer will guarantee a pleasant evening!
Everybody is welcome! Bring your friends and family! …plus change, because unfortunately we cannot cover your food and drinks.

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