Tips for the upcoming week
30 March – 5 April 2017

Spring in the area of Pillnitz (Picture: B. Debnath)

Thursday, 30 March: Folks Passage (Music)

You like Folk music? Take part to the Folk Session! If you have your own instrument bring it with you and join the group – and if you don’t, just go to hear some extemporary music and have fun. This promises to be a wonderful evening with lots of music and fun!

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Leutewitzer Ring 5, 01169 Dresden, TRAM 2, 6, 7 ‘Amalie-Dietrich-Platz’ stop.

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Friday, 31 March: At the river. On cultures of arrival (variety of art forms)

In a time when people are moving around the world continuously, what does arriving mean for the people who are looking for a new homeland? And what does it mean for the people who are hosting them? Which forms of living together, which challenges, ventures and new opportunities are offered to the people nowadays? Kunsthaus Dresden together with the Theater Society offer art, theater, performances, music, lectures and discussions about the culture of arriving in the world, in Europe and in Dresden.

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Admission: €4, reduced ticket €2,50; How to get there: Kunsthaus Dresden, Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Rähnitzgasse 8, 01097 Dresden, TRAM 4,9,8 “Neustädter Markt” stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 “Albertplatz” stop.

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Saturday, 1 April: The Beauty and the Beast (original version)

The Disney world-wide famous cartoon takes a new form. With Emma Watson – most famously known for her previous role as ‘Hermione Granger’ in the Harry Potter series – interpreting the role of the Beauty, this movie is an incredible story for the children and a dive into the past for the older. The very best thing is that the music of the well known and loved cartoon is being integrated into this movie as well – you’ll be able to sing along.

Beginning: 4:50p.m.; Admission: €7,90, reduced ticket €6, for kids under 11 €5; How to get there: Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11,12 “Walpurgisstrasse” stop.

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Sunday, 2 April: Finale Tangofest (Dance festival)

After six days of festival, the finale will take place in Parkhotel. Incredible dancers will enchant you with their spectacles. You won’t resist the rhythm and afterwards – who knows – maybe you’ll want to become a dancer yourself.

Beginning: 6p.m.; Admission: advanced sale €9, at the door €10; How to get there: Parkhotel “Weißer Hirsch”, Bautzner Landstraße 7, 01324 Dresden; TRAM 6 ‘Plattleite’ stop.

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Monday, 3 April: From Monet to Klimt (multimedial exhibition)

For the first time Dresden hosts the multimedial exhibition that offers to the visitors a new way of experiencing art. Masterpieces of Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt are projected on the walls to create a fascinating atmosphere. Play of colors and classical music enrich the exhibition offering an amazing form of modern entertainment. Rediscover the old classical pieces of art that have enchanted people for so many years – and get enchanted by them in a very different way!

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Admission: € 8,50, reduced ticket € 6,50; How to get there: Königsbrücker Str. 96, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 7 ‘Heeresbäckerei’ stop.

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Tuesday, 4 April: Opening ceremony 29. Filmfestival (movies)

The international Filmfestival celebrates its 29th anniversary in Dresden. Roughly 80 short films (of max 30 min each) from up to 20 countries world-wide offer an incredible variety for all the tastes. Next to the national and international competitions special programmes will focus on specific subjects and countries. So basically, it’s a tour around the world without having to travel. Take the opportunity to get to know better those countries that you always wanted to visit!

Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: € 7,50; How to get there: Filmtheater Schauburg, Königsbrücker Str. 55, 01099 Dresden;  TRAM 7, 8 ‘Louisenstrasse’ or  ‘Tannenstrasse’ stop.

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Wednesday, 5 April: Chamber Music Works (classical music)

The series ‘Composing in Saxony’ will offer a very interesting combination with Torsten Reitz, one of the Dresden composers of the younger generation, who has studied at the School of Music in Dresden. Prepare for an evening full of beautiful music that will leave you enchanted and wanting for more.

Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: tickets from € 4; How to get there: Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Wettiner Pl. 13, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 6, 10 Bus 94  ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop.

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