Tips for the upcoming week
(15 – 21 January)

View into the inner yard of the Dresden Royal Palace in winter time (photo: C. Kleindienst)

Friday, 15 January: Bandclash – Regional amateur band contest

This Friday, for the 10th time in a row, the regional band contest ‘Bandclash’ is taking place. Here young bands from in and around Dresden perform on stage and the audience decides who will be the winner of the contest. The winner band will participate in the state competition in Leipzig. So if you are curious for fresh music and new talents, then enjoy this concert.

Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: € 8, How to get there: Liveclub Tante Ju, An der Schleife 1, 01099 Dresden, tram 7,8 ‘Industriegelände’ stop.

Saturday, 16 January: The Battlefield Band – original Scottish folk

Battlefield Band are one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music. Inspired by their rich heritage and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today’s Scottish cultural scene, which they have done much to create and fuel, their seamless fusion of ancient and contemporary music and song has continually evolved over the decades, confirming their position as vital composers and interpreters at the forefront of a living tradition. This time they are playing in Dresden, so don’t miss it.

Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: €20, How to get there: Dreikönigskirche Dresden, Hauptstraße 23,01097 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz stop.

Sunday, 17 January: Swingin’ Sundays Lindy Hop

The pub Altes Wettbüro is a nice place for everyone. This Sunday you can enjoy the afternoon there in charming atmosphere with coffee and cake, and amazing swing DJs, which will invite you to sing and dance. Enjoy an extraordinary Sunday afternoon- and if you lake to get some dancing lessons in advance, join the starters course on swing dancing from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Beginning: 3 p.m. Admission: free, How to get there: Altes Wettbrüo, Antonstraße 8, 01097 Dresden, tram TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz stop.

Monday, 18 January: Movie ‘Creed’ – in English original version

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, Apollo’s son, with Sylvester Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. It is the seventh Rocky film, both a spin-off from the original series and a sequel to 2006’s Rocky Balboa.

Beginning: 10:30 p.m., Admission: €7,50, How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

Tuesday, 29 January: English Sneak Preview

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 long time 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.

Wednesday, 20 January: Tristan & Isolde – Ballet at Semper Opera

Anchored deeply in the past, we find the origins of the oldest occidental love story ‘Tristan and Isolde’. A saga of Celtic origin tells the story of a magic spell that binds Isolde, the Princess of Ireland, and Tristan, her suitor and enemy, together in true love. A love, too powerful to resist. A bond, too strong for all earthly things. Neither Tristans fidelity to his uncle Mark, nor Isoldes guilty conscience towards her fallen fiancé can weaken the mutual attraction. For Tristan and Isolde, only one thing counts: their deep, eternal, burning love. After numerous novels, Richard Wagner’s operatic drama and film adaptations, Dawson´s ballet now memorializes the immortal couple.

Beginning: 6 p.m., Admission: €8-€55, How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, tram 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

Thursday, 21 January: English theatre play ‘The Snow Queen’

Eclectic Theatre presents Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Snow Queen in a new version by the artistic director Michael Halstead. Enter a magical world and follow Gerda’s quest to find her best friend Kai, who has been carried off by the Snow Queen to her palace of ice far to the North. Along the way Gerda encounters many different characters, some of whom help her, some of whom hinder her, including a prince and princess, robbers, a talking crow and a reindeer. Sometimes funny, sometimes just a little bit scary, The Snow Queen is aimed at children of all ages.

Beginning: 6 p.m., Admission: €5, How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, Fechnerstraße 2a, 01139 Dresden, tram 7 bus 70,80 ‘Rankestraße’ stop.

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