Tips for the upcoming week
(03 – 09 August 2017)

Spectators enjoy the sounds of a piano night at last year’s Palaissommer (photo: Sven Döring)

Thursday, 03 August 2017: Heart of Blues (Blues concert)

The three musicians of heart of blues pay a tribute to the great music of the Mississippi delta with their new record. They travel with their music through the decades from the early 1900s until todays modern and more experimental style.
Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Jam Bar by S.K.Y., Kleine Brüdergasse , 01067 Dresden; TRAM  1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

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Friday, 04 August 2017: Vernissage and concert at the Palaissommer

 It is summer, it is August and we are in Dresden. That means the famous Palaissommer is here again. This time, the opening event is a vernissage of one of the co-organisers, Aleko Adamia. The vernissage starts at 7 p.m., but if you come a bit later you can enjoy the evening with great paintings and great music, as from 9 p.m. onwards The Green Apple Sea will be playing. So enjoy the night and join the Palaissommer.
Beginning: 6 p.m; Admission: free, but they are always happy about donations; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.

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 Saturday, 05 August 2017: Yoga at the Park

One of the great event series of Palaissommer are their free yoga lessons. So do something good for your body and soul and join the free yoga class. They will hold those sessions almost every day for the next weeks. So even if you can’t make it this time, don’t worry. Just go the other day.
Beginning:  10 a.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017: Conor Oberst (Indie concert)

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup. Tonight, he is in Dresden as one of three summer concerts after his sold-out concert tour this winter. So if you like Indie music and have some money to spare, he is definitely worth it. Enjoy the night.
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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Sunday, 30 July 2017: Sommerfest at the TU Dresden Botanical Garden

The center of plant diversity in the heart of Dresden is inviting you to join their Sommerfest. During the whole day, you cannot only indulge into the beautiful flowers and plants, but also learn about nature and animal protection from over 20 initiatives. They folloed the invitation to educate the visitors on how to live life more sustainable and what can be done to proctect endangered species. Besides all the information and natural beauty, the staff from the botanic garden put a lot of effort in the event to ensure, that young and old can spend a great time.
Beginning: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: TU Dresden Botanical Garden, Stübelallee 2, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,10,12,13 ‚Straßburger Platz’ stop.

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Monday, 31 July 2017: Charlie Cunningham (Indie concert)

Charlie Cunningham is a London-based indie singer/songwriter who specializes in spacey, spectral introspection. Usually backed by just his acoustic guitar and plenty of echo, Cinnungham released his first EP, Outside Things, in 2014. It was the first of three EPs – Breather followed in 2015, Heights in 2016 – that established his austere, sensitive style, setting the groundwork for lines, the full-length debut that arrived in January 2017.
Beginning: 8:30 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017: TU afterwork Mixer #16: Viva Mexico

Learn about this land of great food, culture and beaches. You can expect a lively musical evening with insightful information, discussions and dance performances and of course delicious Mexican food from the famous ‘Tacos and Salsa’.  The purpose of the TU Mixer, which takes place bimonthly, is to bring the various departments, institutes, employees and students of TU Dresden and DRESDEN-concept under one roof and exchange intercultural competences and skills. This event is open to everyone including students, scientists, employees their families and friends.
Beginning: 5 p.m. Admission: free; How to get there: Alte Mensa, Dülfersaal, Mommsenstraße 13, 01069 Dresden; BUS 85 ‘Helmholtzstrasse’ stop (5 min walk) or BUS 66, 352, 360, 366 ‘Mommenstrasse’ stop (5 min walk), or TRAM 3 ‘Münchner Platz’ stop (10 min walk).

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017: Johanna Summerer and Gabriel Rosenbach (Jazz concert)

Johanna Summerer and Gabriel Rosenbach are common acts at the Blue Note and all of their evening performances left the audience enchanted. Both of them love what they do and you can feel that with every note they create from their instruments. So, if you look for a nice place to relax after a hard day, enjoy some great music with it.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free – you pay what you order; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Text by Nadine Beuchold

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