Tips for the upcoming week
(24 – 30 May 2014)

Or have a weekend trip to the Saxonian Suisse? Check out on castles and rocks! Foto: Festung Königstein

Saturday, May 24th: Open House Day

The Helmholtz –Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf invites you to explore their high-tech laboratories! Get in touch and discuss with scientists; be impressed by the digital worlds and concepts. A program for young and old will accompany the interesting look behind the scenes. Where? Helmholtz –Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Admission: free! Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. How to get there: Please have a closer look on their webpage to check the most suitable option for you.

Saturday, May 24th: Music inside the Water Palace

The woodwind player-group “Les Quatre Vents” will perform the traditional Bach as well as Raphael, a composer of the 20th century. Schloss Pillnitz is really worth a visit – in combination with the concert you will enjoy a fantastic evening! Where? Schloss Pillnitz, Wasserpalais. Beginning: 5 p.m. Admission: 14€/ 12€ (reduced). How to get there: Take the BUS-line 63, stop “Leonardo-da-Vinci-Straße” or “Pillnitzer Platz”.

Saturday, May 24th/ Sunday, 25th: Kids Family Day at the airport

If you plan to visit the zoo Leipzig this weekend, don’t miss theKids Family Day at the airport. A colorful Family Program will be presented at the area around the airport in Leipzig. Expect fun, action and adventure on over15.000 m². Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Where? Flughafen Leipzig/Halle, Terminalring 11, 04435 Schkeuditz. Admission: free! How to get there: local traffic/ Deutsche Bahn.

Sunday, May 25th: URBAN SPECIES

The Deutsche Hygiene Museum describes itself as “an open forum for discussion, open to everyone who is interested in the cultural, social and scientific revolutions taking place in our society at the beginning of the 21st century”. At the moment, the special exhibition explores the “New Germany” and its chances, opportunities and challenges due to immigration. An accompanying program on Sunday will build a frame around the topic and invites you to discover different aspects concerning our living environment. Where? Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lingnerplatz 1. Beginning: Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission: 7€/3€ (reduced)/children until 17 free. How to get there: TRAM: lines 10, 13 stop “Großer Garten” /” Deutsches Hygiene-Museum”,lines 1, 2, 4, 12 stop “Deutsches Hygiene-Museum”). Please find out the full program here:

Monday , 26.05.2014: Les Art Florissants at the Frauenkirche

The vocal and instrumental ensemble of Les Arts Florissants is known worldwide for its authentic interpretations of masterpieces from the early centuries. Also “l’Orfeo” by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first operas, and other great compostions from the beginning of the 17th Century belongs to the repertoire of the group. Beginning: Monday, 7 pm. Admission: from 10-55€ depends on the seat. How to get there: Frauenkirche, Neumarkt. TRAM: 1,2,4 Stop: Altmarkt

Tuesday, 27.05.2014: Good Vibrations (movie)

To fight the bombs with music, that’s the plan of Terri Hooley. In the 1970s, Hooley opens up a music store in the middle of the street battles of Belfast, North Ireland, which fast become the meeting point for all the punks, nerds, rebels and teens. Terry Hooley becomes one of the most beloved and hated music producers of Ireland, but for him only the music counts, sometimes even more than his own safety. Based on a true story. Beginning: Tuesday, 9:45 pm. Admission: 5€. How to get there: Thalia Cinema. Coffee and Cigarettes. Görlitzer Strasse 6. TRAM: line 13 stop ‘Görlitzerstraße/ Nordbad.’

Wednesday, 28.05.2014: Thomas Stelzer celebrates his 50th birthday

He took piano lessions when he was 12. He started his own band when he was 15. Born 1964, Thomas Stelzer is working in the music business for more than 30 years. And now he wants to celebrate this with his fans and friends. But his heart beats for the old south. A lovely evening full of southern blues and New Orleans style. Beginning: Wednesday, 8 pm . Admission: 26€. How to get there: Freilichtbühne Junge Garde, Karcher Allee. TRAM: 1,2 stop Karcherallee.

Thursday, 29.05.2014: International Bluesrock Festival

As it is a holiday in Germany (enjoy a free day!), the monastery of Altenzella is organizing its 12th International Bluesrock festival. The 2 day lasting festival offers great musicians in an amazing atmosphere. It will be a great day outside for the whole family, because there is also a program for kids. Beginning: Thursday, 11am. Admission: 12 € p.p., for families 25€. How to get there: by car.

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(24 – 30 May 2014)

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