Tips for the upcoming week
(24 – 30 April 2015)

Sunset in Laubegast (photo: C. Reichert)
Sunset in Laubegast (photo: C. Reichert)

Friday, 24 April 2015: Aguas – Sound of Armenia

The aim of Aguas is to combine traditional Armenian melodies with other music styles, such as flamenco, jazz and funk. In their musical arrangements oriental sounds meet tango rhythm and Armenian dances. The three musicians all have different musical and cultural backgrounds – they come from Armenia, Ukraine and Moldavia and met in Dresden to form this extraordinary band. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €14/ €10 (reduced); How to get there: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

Saturday, 25 April 2015: Wine and Grine – Jamaican Vintage Sounds

Summer won’t be here for a while yet, but tonight you can already get a glimpse of that summer feeling. Come and enjoy a night full of reggae, rock steady & ska tunes at the club ‘Ostpol’ in Dresden Neustadt. Beginning:  10 p.m.; Admission: €4; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Straße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.

Sunday, 26 April 2015: Bike Trip to Radebeul

Get active and join us on a bike tour through the woody surroundings of Dresden. We will start at the Welcome Center and take a rather unknown cycle path to Radebeul, namely through the bright ‘Heide’ (‘heath’ in English) forest in the north of Dresden. In Radebeul we will stop to enjoy the beautiful old district in the Western part of this town, called ‘Altkötzschenbroda’. From Radebeul you can take the suburban train back to Dresden or cycle back with the rest of the group. Our final stop will be the brewery and restaurant ‘Brauhaus Watzke’ in Dresden Pieschen. This tour will not be too tough, so that everyone can join! Please remember to dress properly according to the temperature of the breeze and bring something to drink and eat. In case of bad weather, we will watch a movie at the Welcome Center.
Meeting Point: 10 a.m. in front of the Welcome Center or 10.30 a.m. at ‘Neustädter Markt’ (at August’s ‘Golden Horseman’ statue)
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Sunday, 26 April 2015: A Week of Dance in Dresden

Until next Wednesday (29 April) you have the chance to see one of the various  companies of dancers and performers staying in Dresden for the Dancing Week. There are several locations, both in and outdoor, where you can get an impression of modern dance and performances. For example this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the ‘Hauptstraße’ (near tram stop ‘Neustädter Markt’) you can be part of the interactive performance ‘Le Sack du Printemps’. This performance will be created with the help of the audience using iPads. To have a look at the varied program, check out details at the link below. Admission: between €15 and €6; How to get there: various locations in Dresden, mainly Dresden Neustadt.

Monday, 27 April 2015: The Sounds of Belgium – Music Documentary by Jozef Deville

The Sound of Belgium explores the multifaceted yet untold story of Belgian dance music: From dancehall with its Decap organs to Popcorn’s golden age; from EBM and new beat to Belgian house and techno. A chronicle of singular pop music, “The Sound of Belgium” is devoted to searching for the spirit of a nation and for the people who danced in tune with that spirit. Beginning: 9.15 p.m.; Admission: €5; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015: The Intercultural Sofa – Stories from People all over the World coming to Germany

In December the Afropa e.V. created the initiative ‘Interkulturelles Sofa’ (in English: ‘intercultural sofa’), which is quite literally a sofa meant to make different people from all over the world come together and share their stories. This evening this sofa will be located near the TU Dresden campus, in the rooms of the theater group of the university, ‘die bühne’ (German for ‘the stage’). Come to hear stories from several persons, explaining for instance why they came to Germany and how they feel here. Afterwards there will be time for talking and exchanging views. Beginning: 8.15 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: die bühne – das Theater der TU Dresden, Teplitzer Str. 26, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 11, Bus 66 ‘Strehlener Platz’ stop.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015: The Little Death at Thalia Cinema (in English with German subtitles)

Oh no, another film! Oh yes, another film! The Little Death is a truly original comedy about love, relationships and taboo. In a multi-story narrative, we peek behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. We meet a woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners who struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband’s pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores the question: Why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? Beginning: 6.15 p.m.; Admission: €5 (Mon/Tue only)/€6 (other days); How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

Thursday, 30 April 2015: Invitation to Potluck Dinner & Music on ‘Walpurgis Night Celebration’ of the Welcome Center

We would like to invite you to our Walpurgis Night celebration! We are looking forward to sit around the bonfire with you and to enjoy talking to you outside our office building. We’ve planned this event as a potluck dinner, where everybody brings some homemade or bought food to share with others. If you would like to eat something grilled, please bring it and we will put in on the barbecue for you. We will provide some pita bread and hot punch. We count on you for a great evening! Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: drinks on your own expense; How to get there: Kümmelschänke, Kümmelschänkenweg 2, 01157 Dresden-Omsewitz; BUS 80 ‘Omsewitz’ stop.
PLEASE REGISTER via Morganize UNTIL MONDAY, 28 APRIL (to help us everything according to the number of attendees) under the following link:

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