Tips for the upcoming week
(08 – 14 June 2017)

Children enjoying a great time at the Konzertplatz Weißer Hirsch (White Stag) (Photo:Robert Jentzsch via Dresden MediaServer)

Early bird announcement: Bunte Republik Neustadt (street festival) from 16 – 18 June 2017

Since more than 20 years already there is this one big event happening every June in Dresden Neustadt. During one weekend the life is turned upside down and you put your daily life on the street together with your couch. Everyone is on their feet and explores the different bands, which are playing at each corner or on of the many food booths. Also in Alaunpark, there are lots of people gathering and enjoying the nice weather with their friends and families. In the evening, it’s a place to go out and party, but during the day, there are lots of families.

So keep next weekend free for this traditionally crazy and colourful event.


Thursday, 08 June 2017: Three musketeers only (youth theatre play)

A story, that is older than your own grandma. An image better then holidays at the Côte d’Azur? What would have happened if the three musketeers would have stayed they way they were? Only three, without d’Artagnan? Experience this revolutionary story and the adaptation of one of the best-loved novels of all time tonight at a summer open air show.
Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: €12/ €6, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Tjg -Theater junge Generation, Kraftwerk Mitte 1, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 6, 10 ‚Bahnhof Mitte’ stop.

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 Friday, 09 June 2017: Dresden Harmonists (concert in the style of the 1920s)

When the very well dressed gentlemen of the Dresden Harmonists enter the stage, everyone feels thrown back in time to a decade where nobody knew what the future would bring and so decided to enjoy the present. Their amazing voices and with charms, they revive the songs of the very first German ‘boy band’ The Comedian Harmonists. And you really think, you see them standing in front of you.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission:€18/€13, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Dixiebahnhof Dresden, Platz des Friedens, 01108 Dresden, TRAM 7 ‘Weixdorf Bad’ stop.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017: DragonBoatRace training session  – only 4 spots left

For the third time, we will crew a boat in this year’s dragon boat cup with international an German people who will have an unforgettable challenge on the water. You can be part of a 19 people’s team in a longboat; at least 6 must be female to be in the mixed boat category. Two weeks before the official race we will have a short training session. The participation fee for those in the boat is already covered, each of you will receive a bracelet for the Elbhangfest admission (the big 3-day summer festival in Dresden-Loschwitz and adjoining villages along the river, which the Dragon Boat Race is a part of). No fancy canoeing skills are necessary; only bring a positive attitude, basic swimming skills and a strong will! We are looking forward to a great team event.
Beginning: 4:30 p.m (we will meet 4:15 at the bus stop Körnerplatz); Admission: free; How to get there: BUS 61, 63, 84 ‘Körnerplatz’ stop.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017: White Water/ Dust (dance performanc)  

The world-class Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns to HELLERAU. During the first part of the dual-act evening White Water / Dust, the company will celebrate eternal life. On the stage, movement, freezes and moments of quiet unfold: lyrical dance in pure, wonderfully fluent movements. The second, contrasting section is conceived as a requiem. In Dust, set to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Lin Hwai-min expresses his disappointment at the political suppression, massacres, genocides and devastation of the 21st century. Shostakovich’s famous String Quartet No. 8 reflects the immense sadness that immediately moved Lin Hwai-min the first time he heard the music.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €40/ €30, if you bring your student –ID card; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau‘ stop.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017: Stag and Rabbit (family festival at the ‘White Stag’ concert square)

 This festival for the whole family pleases old and young. The Reggea Rabbit will bring his friends again and besides a great stage programme with really cool songs, the event offers lots to see and experience.
Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: adults – €10, children – €5; How to get there:  Konzertplatz Weißer Hirsch, Stechgrundstraße (Behind the Parkhotel), 01324 Dresden; TRAM 11 ’Plattleite’ stop.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017: Those you pass on the streets (English theatre play)

The play explores the complexities of dealing with the legacy of conflict, especially when that conflict is localised and personal. It contrasts party political positioning with individual needs. It challenges the view that any mechanism for dealing with the past is simply about ‘whose side gets what’.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €16, €6,5 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Societaetstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Monday, 12 June 2017: Malonda (performance art)

Look away? Impossible. Stop listening? Forget it. The RINGERs’ beat sets in and the ELEKTRIK DIVA enters the stage. Conscious thought stops and makes way for a chanson trance. She has long left the Chixx showgirl and the Lion Queen behind her; now, Malonda glides over the catwalk of the absurd with noise music, musique concrète, trip pop and haute couture.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €10/ €6, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Hellerau – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str.56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau‘ stop.

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 Tuesday, 13 June 2017: KOMP-AKT and Jam-session ( Jazz concert)
After the opening concert from the composers’ ensemble of the university of music in Dresden, the stage is open fro everyone to perform what you heart and soul needs. The magic of the night promises that you never know what you will hear next.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Jazzclub Tonne, Kurländer Palais, Tzschirnerplatz 3, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 3,7 ‘Synagoge’ stop.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017: Organ music at Hofkirche (classic music)

This event is part of the musical cycle organised by the 3 big inner city churches of Dresden – Frauenkirche, Kreuzkirche and Hofkirche. As all 3 churches have very diverse Organs, they decided to create the so called ‘Dresdner Orgelzyklus’ to bring the beauty of their instruments and of classical and liturgical music to a broader audience. This weeks musician usually plays this special instrument in Freiberg. But at the organ festival invited him, he follows and shares his talent with you.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €7/ €5, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Hofkirche Dresden, Schlossallee 24, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

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