Tips for the upcoming week
(8 – 14 September 2016)

Bubbly on Bischofsweg (photo: Nicole Kleindienst)
Bubbly on Bischofsweg (Photo: N. Kleindienst)

Thursday, 8 September 2016: Take you friends and enjoy the evening

This is a more unusual tip from our side, but we think it is worth it. As today might be one of the last great days of summer in 2016, we would highly recommend, that you take your dear ones and spend the night under the stars. Either go and have a BBQ at the Elbe or go to one of the hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars here in Dresden. Just sit outside and enjoy to night and the warm air.
Beginning: whenever you want, shortly before sunset; Admission: free ; How to get there: leave your house ;)

Friday, 9 September 2016: King Lear (theatre play in English with German subtitles)

Once upon a time there was an old king who unwisely gave his crown and country to his daughters. So begins King Lear, Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. What begins almost as a fairytale becomes a nightmare as the world descends into chaos and cruelty, where every natural bond of affection is broken: children turn against their parents, fathers seek the death of their sons, and siblings tear each other to pieces. In this play, which has been considered by many to represent the summit of his genius, Shakespeare takes a merciless look at the bestial side of humanity and what happens when it takes over and destroys the flimsy fabric of civilisation. King Lear leads us on a journey through rage and madness to hope and back to despair. And as a warning, it has lost none of its relevance or its power over the 400 years since his death in 1616.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €8/€5; How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechnerstraße 2a, 01139 Dresden; TRAM 4 or BUS 70,80 ‘Rankestraße’ stop.

More information:,1462557600

Saturday, 10 September 2016: Family Day and Harvest Festival at the Karl-May-Museum

At this year’s family day and harvest festival, all guest will get introduced to the customs and traditions of the American Natives. There will be also traditional dances and stories. A highlight of this event is the presentation of a traditional costume which was used in lots of shows about Native Americans. For all the small guests, there will be a tinkering station to create their own head gear and much more.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: Museum entry prices; How to get there: Karl May Museum, Karl-May-Straße 5, 01445 Radebeul; TRAM 4 ‚Schildenstraße ,Radebeul’ stop.

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Saturday, 10 September 2016: Silicon Wadi (documentary movie in original language)

Israel is known in the world as a start-up nation. There are actually more startups in Tel-Aviv than in the whole of Europe and more Venture Capital is invested per person than anywhere else in the world. Four startup teams are accompanied for two years, from having an idea on a napkin until they hit the jackpot or go bust. Throughout their personal rollercoaster of voyage, we catch an intimate and exciting glance on how the ‘High-Tech Nation’ really works.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: €8/€7, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4 ‘Altenberger Straße‘ stop.

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Sunday, 11 September 2016: Day of the open Memorials

Today, all over Germany, we celebrate as a part of the European Heritage Days our memorials and monument. Because of this, there are many places open to the public today, which would be normally closed. So use your chance!
Here you can find information about open memorials, monuments, churches and other places in and around Dresden, which participate in this initiative:


Sunday, 11 September 2016: Telmo Pires & Ensemble (Fado /Jazz concert)

As a prototype of a modern European, Telmo Pires, who was born in Portugal, commutes between his home and the urban metropolises of Paris and Berlin. The influences of these different cultures and life styles form the basis of his artistic creation. Love for his own cultural roots, and openness and sensibility for musical encounters gave birth to his exceptional fado style.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €22/€16, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden – Kleines Haus, Glacisstraße 28, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Monday, 12 September 2016: Charles Vader (rock concert)

Charles Vader unites the music of the 1940s, some parts of Rock’n’Roll from 1950 and also some sounds, which remind a lot about Jonny Cash and other outlaws. When you enter the room, where Charles Vader is playing, you feel set back to an old and dusty bar some decades ago in the South of the USA. Those Dresden musicians can make a whole night vanish with great music and invites to have even better conversations.
Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016: Nordic Lights (Ballett)

The Northern Lights exert a magical attraction when they brighten the night’s sky with varicoloured luminous streaks. The atmosphere is loaded with tension during this theatrical light show, normally to be seen in the Polar Regions, bringing a sense of the inexplicable power of nature. All the choreographers for this Ballet Evening come from one northern country which knows this phenomenon: three Swedes, whose work is also infused with a potent force – the fascinating and at times an unfathomable power of dance.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: €66 – €8, depends on where you are sitting. If you bring your student-ID card and you are at the box office 30 min. before the show starts, you only pay 10€ for rest tickets.; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

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Wednesday, 14 September: Intercultural contacts between Germany and the Arabic World (discussion)

Between Syria and Saxony: Moutaz Zafer explains the characteristics of Arab cultures, Dr. Fares Garabet talks about comics, cartoons and caricatures, and Thabet Azzawi about his passion – the music.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission:free ; How to get there: Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lignerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop, TRAM 10, 13 ‘Großer Garten / Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop.

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