Friday, 29 June: Erik Leuthäuser & Band
This Friday, Erik Leuthäuser, a truly extraordinary singer alongside his faithful band, will debut his new album in Dresden. Leuthäuser was born in the neighbouring city of Freital and has long been a familiar face for those in the music scene in Dresden. His particular style when singing was noted already at a young age, with his jazz soli similar to Charlie Parker lifting him up to the status of potential young star. During his education at the State Gymnasium for Music, he was already a member of the State Youth Jazz Orchestra, later becoming a singer for the National Jazz Orchestra. Despite only being 22 years old, he has already won several awards for his voice not only within Germany but also abroad in competitions in Riga as well as Moscow. In such a short career, the singer has already sung back vocals for renowned musicians such as Quincy Jones, George Benson, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jacob Collier. Now, he releases his second album “Wünschen” (Wishes) and delivers all of the audience’s wishes through his exceptional voice and singing style. Alongside him will play a band with other incredible talents: American bassist Greg Cohen as well as Germans Peter Meyer on the guitar and Peter Gall on the drums. Surely, this is one of the best ways to begin your weekend!
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 21,90 EUR Regular, 15,30 Reduced; How to get there: Die Tonne im Kurländer Palais, Tzschirnerplatz 3-5, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 3,7 ‘Synagoge’ stop.
Saturday, 30 June: Dresden’s Museum Night
Once again, the city‘s famous museums will open their doors for a long night of exhibitions, shows and events. From 6 p.m. in the evening to 1 a.m., you are invited to enjoy programmes presented to you by more than forty institutions. If you have lived in Dresden for more than a few months, then you have probably already heard that the city is full of wonderful museums bursting with the most extraordinary exhibitions. If you have always wanted to visit these but keep on postponing your visit, then this is your chance to visit a handful of museums in only a few hours! By purchasing a ticket for the event, you will be able to take all of the regular DVB buses and trams as well as the special shuttles organized to take visitors from one museum to the next free. Be sure to get your hands on a map and plan your visit to not waste much time, although the event goes from long before dawn until the early morning hours, when visiting such interesting exhibitions time surely flies! If you still have enough energy left after such a long night of visiting museums, an afterparty will take place in the Lipsius-Bau on the Brühlsche Terasse (in the building of the Art Academy). Tickets may be purchased in advance in all participating institutions as well as at the DVB service points or at one of the museums on the evening of the event.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: 13 EUR Regular, 9 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Check the link below to see which museums are taking part on the event and begin at any museum you wish!
More information: https://museumsnacht.dresden.de/de/foreign-visitors.php
Museums and program (German): https://museumsnacht.dresden.de/media/pdf/museumsnacht/MND_programmheft2018_final.pdf
Saturday, 30 June: Yoga Workshop
Would you like to have a relaxing and peaceful start in the weekend? Then why not join our yoga workshop offering long distance pranajama, short distance power and creative movements. All you need is comfortable clothes and something to drink. Everybody is welcome to join. The workshop is organized by the School of Science at the TU Dresden. Please be sure to register by sending a short e-mail to: email@example.com
Beginning: 10 a.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Willers-Bau, Room C 207, Zellescher Weg 12-14, 01069 Dresden; BUS 61, 66 ‘Technische Universität’ stop.
Sunday, 1 July: Das Mondschaf steht auf weiter Flur
“The Moon Sheep Stands on a Faraway Landscape” seems like the title that would be given for a modern dance performance. However, do not judge this event by its rather peculiar name, as it is the next performance of the TU Dresden’s University Choir. This year’s performances are meant to follow the theme of “Rules/Freedom”, and feature concerts in not only Dresden but also all throughout the state of Saxony. This weekend’s concert provides visitors the chance to watch a performance in one of Dresden’s most simple yet beautiful stages: the ruins of the Saint Paul church in the Hecht neighbourhood. The church, originally built in 1891, was heavily damaged during the bombardment of the city of Dresden towards the end of the Second World War by the US Air Force between January 16 and March 2, 1945. In the 60s it was then partly renovated by volunteers and then reopened in 1997 as a building for cultural events. Finally, in 2012 the church received a glass ceiling making it one of the most beautiful event locations in the city. This Sunday, the University Choir will make use of the church’s great acoustics to perform works by Johann Hermann Schein, as well as Paul Hindersmith’s “Six Chansons”, Benjamin Britten’s “Five Flower Song”, and end the evening with “Galgenlieder” by Christian Morgenstern.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: 8 EUR Regular, 6 EUR Reduced (pre-sale, available at the Glaspavillon of the TUD-Inofrmation Center, Mommsenstr. 9 until June 29), 10 EUR Regular, 8 EUR Reduced (at the door); How to get there: Theaterruine St. Pauli, Königsbrücker Platz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 7, 8 ‘Tannenstraße’ stop.
More information (German): https://unichor-dresden.de/
Monday, 2 July: Skopje – Faces of a City (Photo Exhibition)
Until 17 August, visitors have the chance to check out the exhibition “Skopje – Faces of a City” at the foyer of the cultural city hall. The exhibition presents works by three artists: Ivan Blazhev and Aleksander Kondev, both from Skopje, and Matthias Schumann from Dresden. Visitors are invited to look into the capital of Macedonia from the perspectives of these three talented photographers, who present a city, which has been under political turmoil in the last few years. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partnership between Dresden and Skopje as partner cities, Schummann travelled to the Macedonian capital so as capture his impressions of this pulsating and vibrant metropolis. This year, Blazhev and Kondev are now in Dresden so as to capture their impressions of our very own city and brought pictures of their hometown along with them. Be sure to save some time to visit this exhibition showcasing this multi-ethnic and multi-cultural city, with so many different faces from Alexander the Great to Mother Theresa.
Opening Hours: Mo – Thu: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fr: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Dresden Kulturrathaus, Königstraße 15, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information: https://www.dresden.de/de/rathaus/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/2018/06/pm_032.php
Tuesday, 3 July: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Once more, it’s time for Unifilm! The project organized throughout Germany brings movie showings into German university movie theatres. Every two weeks, two movies are shown at the medicine university Carl Gustav Carus, whereas one movie is shown in its original language, mainly English, and the second in German. This week, 2017 biographical drama film about American psychologist William Moulton Marston Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is on display. Dr. William Marston is a hardworking professor at the Harvard University. In his life he gets lots of support by his wife Elizabeth and his affair Olive – both are very strong and powerful women. They inspire him to create the famous Wonder Women, a comic figure that competes with other super heroes. The attention that he gains with this step has an unexpected influence on his private life. The movie received positive reviews from critics and the public and will surely not disappoint!
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Unikino am Klinikum, Fiedlerstraße 42, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 6, 12 or BUS 62 ‘Augsburger Straße’ stop.
More information (German): https://www.facebook.com/events/1674967475891579/
Wednesday, 4 July: Tasty Wednesday (Beer Tasting)
Are you a beer fan but sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of different kinds of beer out there? Does it seem impossible to try more than two or three different types before your wallet begins to seem empty and your steps are no longer straight? At Zapfanstalt’s weekly “Tasty Wednesday” event, you have the chance to try 20 different beers out of the tap, each for the small amount of 1 euro filled in a smaller tasting glass. This is your chance to become a true beer-tasting master, but maybe try and go slow, the event is held every week so there is no rush to try and taste all 20 kinds in one evening! For those who find the 20 different beers out of the tap not to be enough, that shouldn’t be a problem, as this Neustadt bar also has over 100 different bottled beers in stock!
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Zapfanstalt, Sebnitzer Str. 15, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13, “Alaunplatz” stop.
Thursday, 5 July: A Summer Night – Silently Funny with Bodecker & Neander
Bodecker &Neander, the two internationally praised artists from Berlin have finally made it to Dresden! If you often wish you could visit the theatre and watch a good comedy but are afraid of the language barrier German poses, then fear no more! This week, these two incredible mime actors will surely make your tummy hurt of laughter without uttering a single word. Both have been together and performed throughout the world for over 20 years, having joined together initially as performers on a cruise ship back in 1996. Since then, the two mimes have brought audiences to tears with their comedy show and have taken part in numerous comedy competitions. If you cannot make it to the performance on Thursday, do not worry, as the two comedians will be in Dresden until mid-July, just check the link below for all available dates. The link also contains a short clip of the performance itself so as to give an idea of what to expect.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 21 EUR Regular, 17 EUR Reduced, 7,50 EUR Students; How to get there: Societätstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 9 ‘Goldener Reiter’ stop or TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information (German): https://www.societaetstheater.de/Stueckdetail/p/EIN-SOMMERABEND—WORTLOS-WITZIG-386