Tips for the upcoming week
(8 – 14 January)

Impression of our excursion to Eisenach last November. (photo: N. Beuchold)

Friday, 08 January 2016: Theatre play Nathan the wise (with English and Arabic surtitles)

Nathan the Wise (original German title: Nathan der Weise) is a play published by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in 1779. It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing’s lifetime; it was first performed in 1783 in Berlin.  Set in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade, it describes how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, the enlightened sultan Saladin, and the (initially anonymous) Templar bridge their gaps between Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Its major themes are friendship, tolerance, relativism of God, a rejection of miracles and a need for communication.

Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: from €18/€6.5 (for students); How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop.

Friday, 08 January 2016: Bach concert at the Frauenkirche

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of Germany’s most famous componist of all times. His oeuvre attracts still thousands of people of every age and therefore, the Frauenkirche will also start the new year with a concert presenting some of his creations. This evenings programme consists of an organ concert “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €12; How to get there: Frauenkirche Dresden, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‘Altmarkt’ stop .

Saturday, 09 January 2016: Caminho – Volviendo (acoustic latin music)

The band around singer and acoustic guitar player Alejandro León Pellegrin is known for their own interpretation of Latin American music. They published already their fourth CD and are touring through Germany since 1996. Their style is a mixture of samba, latin jazz and exotic rhythms. So use the chance and enjoy a relaxed evening with nice music.

Beginning: 8 p.m. Admission:€ 15; How to get there: Club Passage, Leutewitzer Ring 5, 01169 Dresden; TRAM 2,7 stop ‘Amalie-Dietrich-Platz‘

Sunday, 10 January 2016: Jane got a gun (movie in OV)

A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. This film is Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor’s first collaboration outside the Star Wars franchise. It is also the first time they starred in a film together in nearly a decade.

Beginning: 10.45 p.m. Admission: €6; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

Monday, 11 January 2016: Jazzfantics

Every Monday there is a Jazz band playing in the Scheune in Neustadt with the long and unique name: The Real Monday Night Long Island Ice Tea Jazzfanatics Orchestra. Their repertoire is a colourful mixture of mainstream, bebop, hardbop, fusion and funk jazz and outstanding soli.

Beginning: 8.30 p.m., Admission: free, How to get there: Scheune Dresden, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: Sneak preview (movie in OV)

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 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, 13 January 2016: Mrs. Greenbird in Concert

The folk pop duo from Cologne provided one of the very rare music business success stories. Mrs. Greenbird – consisting of singer and piano player Sarah Nücken and guitarist and singer Steffen Brückner, who have been making music together as a creative duo since 2006 – scored their first No.1 in the German album charts in 2013. With more than 170,000 records sold – the album reached gold status! Mrs. Greenbird’s music is multifaceted – blending their strong and unique vocals with their very own, self-created style: Singersongwritercountryfolkpop.

Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: €25, How to get there: Scheune Dresden, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.

Thursday, 14 January 2016: The Original USA Gospel Singers & Band

The repertoire of the singers contains famous songs like: Joshua fit the Battle, Nobody knows, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Go down Moses, Hail Mary, Down by the riverside, Oh happy day, Swing low sweet chariot, I got shoes, Go tell it on the mountain, His eyes on the sparrow, I will sing hallelujah and many others. Not only the audience of the venerable Scala in Milano was regaled but they also enthused the Pope at the Vatican Christmas concert. After great success in mostly sold-out theatres, now again on tour across Europe.

Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: €30, How to get there: Ev.-Luth. Lukaskirche, Lukasplatz, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,8 ‘Reichenbachstraße’ stop.


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