Tips for the upcoming week
(02 – 07 June 2017)

Famous poplar tree in Babisnau with beautiful view into the Dresden valley (Photo: C. Reichert)

Friday, 02 June 2017: Italy goes Brazil (Jazz concert)

There is a new live music bar in town and you should check it out. As it has only 40 seats, it feels like sipping cocktails and enjoying great music –  in your own living room.  This Friday, you will listen the great rhythms Latin music, and especially its blues sounds from there, are known for.
Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission:free; How to get there: Jam Bar by S.K.Y., Kleine Brüdergasse 3, 01067 Dresden;  TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

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Saturday, 03 June 2017: 11. Symphony (Classical concert)

Mahler’s fascination with death was typical of an age steeped in an atmosphere of foreboding. Reflecting this hyper-sensitive aesthetic of human mortality, pervaded by a glimmer of transfiguration, Mahler’s »Kindertotenlieder« were inspired by the poems of Friedrich Rückert, who in 1833 lamented the early death of his children. The programme also Features two works of Arcadian beauty: Mahler’s »Blumine«, which exudes a rustic air, and Dvořák’s folksy Bohemian Eighth Symphony.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €47 – €57, or you bring your student-ID card and pay €10 at the box office 30 minutes before the concert starts; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

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Sunday, 04 June 2017: Go to the zoo (family trip)

As this is a long weekend, you can spend some family time outside. And where could you do that better then in the city’s zoo? The zoo of Dresden offers this weekend a special programme for all children around the topic of Africa. So you can have fun, discover cool animals and learn something new.
Opening hours: 8:30 – 18:30; Admission: adults – €12, children – €4, with student-ID card – €8, family (2 adults and up to 4 children) – €30; How to get there: Zoo Dresden, Tiergartenstraße 1, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 9,13, BUS 75 ‘Zoo‘ stop.

More information: the zoo Dresden Website


 Sunday, 04 June 2017: Tea Dance (dancing event)

This cultural event was the highlight of every week in 1890 and the members of our ‘Altes Wettbüro’ decided to bring it back to you. As the following Monday is a public holiday in Germany, they adapted a little and changes the timing. But you can still enjoy a decent cup of good old British tea, while waiting for the next cool song to swing your hips.
Beginning: 8 – 10 p.m. outside in the garden, afterwards inside in the villa; Admission: free; How to get there: Altes Wettbüro, Antonstraße 8, 01097 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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ATTENTION! – WITHMONDAY, 05 June 2017: Max & Iggor Cavalera (rock concert)

This Monday is a public holiday in Germany and so all the shops (also grocery except for Lidl at Bahnhof Neustadt/ Hauptbahnhof) are CLOSED. Just be aware of that.

The Cavalera brothers Max and Igor delude nobody when it comes to determination and stubbornness. In the 1990s the Brazilians brought up some of the most uncompromising Metal records of music history with SEPULTURA and show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY that fatigue is a foreign word for them. Their latest record Pandemonium is no exception: Frontman Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound. With their Album Return to roots, Max&Iggor Cavalera present a tribute to their very first album and celebrate their 20th anniversary on a world tour.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €35; How to get there: Beatpol, Altbriesnitz 2A, 01157 Dresden; BUS 91,92,93,94 ‘Schunckstraße’ stop or TRAM 1,12 or BUS 94 ‘Cossebauder Straße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2017: Born to be blue (movie in original version)

Born to be Blue starring Ethan Hawke is a re-imagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker’s life in the 60’s. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with his costar, the enigmatic Jane (Carmen Ejogo). Production is shelved when Chet’s past comes back to haunt him and it appears he may never play music again but Jane challenges him to mount a musical comeback against all the odds. (storyline description from imdb)
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €6/€5, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Straße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017: Paco de Lucia (movie in original version)

Guitar legend Paco de Lucia agreed to collaborate with director Francisco Sanchez Varela on this documentary about his life and some of the lessons that he learned throughout six decades of devotion to Flamenco music. (He began to play the guitar at age 7 and died at 66.) The film features a series of intimate, sometimes hilarious interviews with the Andalusian master, and plenty of his amazing music. (comment from imdb)
Beginning: 6:45 p.m.; Admission: €7/ €6, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 63, 01277 Dresden; TRAM 4 ‘Altenberger Straße‘ stop.

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