Tips for the upcoming week
(18 – 24 July 2014)


Friday, 18 July: Noche de Flamenco

Migiwa Shimizu and her students of the Flamenco Dance School “El Patio” in Dresden and “Arrebato” in Leipzig present their skills this evening at Projekttheater Dresden. You will experience a journey through all different styles of Flamenco. The dancers will be accompanied by guitarists and singer Maria Mellado. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 10€/7€; How to get there: Projekttheater Dresden, Louisenstraße 47. TRAM 13 stop ‘Görlitzer Straße’

Saturday, 19 July: Puppet Theatre “Rapunzel”

This is an event for the whole family!  The Puppet theatre in Dresden-Weißig is well-known for performing lively and lovely stories for children and adults. This afternoon you can see the play “Rapunzel”, which is a German fairytale offering everything that you expect from such a ficticious story: an evil witch, a beautiful princess and a prince, who rescues the princess. Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: 7€/5€; How to get there: Mai Hof Puppentheater, Hauptstr. 46,Weißig. BUS: 61, 98B stop ‘Südstraße’.

Saturday, 19 July: Umsonst & Draußen Festival Dresden

The name reflects the program: Right next to Alaunpark bands will be playing outside (draußen) and for free (umsonst). Come to enjoy the craft of some local musicians that play various kinds of music – e.g. the Brasil Acoustic Quintett or Pink Monkey Stuff.
Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Garnisonkirche St. Martin, Stauffenbergallee 9 G. TRAM 7, 8 BUS 64 stop ‘Stauffenbergallee’.

Sunday, 20 July:  Movie “Boyhood” at Thalia (Original version in English language with German subtitles)

The original is better! Filmed over a 12-year period with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. The film charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has done before. The film is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. Beginning: 07.30 p.m. Admission: 6€. How to get there: Thalia Cinema. Görlitzer Strasse 6. TRAM: line 13 stop ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad).’

Monday, 21 July: Stilbruch – Roll the dice

This Monday, one of the most extraordinary bars in Dresden-Neustadt has a special offer. The dice will choose your drinks …and every drink is only 2,99€. Here’s how it works: They have 6 different shots, 6 different soft drinks and 2 dice. Only Lady Fortune knows, what you will get. Enjoy the great atmosphere in the surreal bar and on hot days their summer garden. Beginning: open from 6 p.m. Admission: free How to get there: Stilbruch, Böhmische Straße 30, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 13 stop ‘Görlitzer Straße’

Tuesday, 22 July: Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

For 25 years the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra has been well known and highly praised for their outstanding quality. In their home country, they are part of the yearly ‘National Festival of Music for Youth’ and they have already performed in the Royal Albert Hall in London. They have played various cities all over the world and tonight they are coming to Dresden with their ambitious repertoire. Beginning: 7.30 p.m. Admission: 15 € How to get there: Theaterruine St. Pauli, Königsbrücker Platz, 01097 Dresden, TRAM 7, 8 stop ‘Tannenstraße (Goethe-Institut)’

Wednesday,23 July: Bailamore Salsa & Happy Hour

You like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata or Reggaeton? Then you are in the right place at the Bailamor in Dresden. This bar lives the Latin life style and offers a happy hour and a Salsa and Havanna Night every Wednesday. Feel the fever and have a great evening dancing. And if you are not familiar with Latin American rhythm yet, there will be a beginners workshop at 9.30 p.m. for free. Beginning: 9 p.m. Admission: free How to get there: Bailamor, Bischofsweg 14, 01097 Dresden TRAM 7, 8, 13 stop ‘Bischofsweg’

Thursday, 24 July: Ballet Revolución

The fantastic show of BALLET REVOLUCIÓN has garnered acclaim in booked-out theaters all over the world and now they are coming to Dresden. The crew enchants their spectators with passionate moves to modern pop music of Usher, Rihanna and Co. Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: 74 -90 €, How to get there: Semperoper, Theaterplatz 2. TRAM 4, 8, 9 stop ‘Theaterplatz’.

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