Tips for the upcoming week
(15 – 21 June 2017)

Street festival in Dresden (Photo: © Dresden Marketing GmbH / Foto: Sylvio Dittrich)

Thursday, 15 June 2017: UniVERSE by Claire Murphy (storytelling)

A mathematician finds a gift from a god. Blacksmiths beat out the music of the spheres. And why are there turtles everywhere? Where does myth meet science? Is it only in the middle of the night when we half wake and half sleep? In this timeless place of wonder and insight, time stretches and a fissure opens that builds a dream bridge between many worlds… Performance storyteller Clare Murphy dances into this liminal space; merging myth, deities, science and a hefty amount of turtle, in a playful exploration of the beginnings of the universe.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €10, €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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Friday, 16 June 2017: Dresden’s Science Night

Dresden’s science and research scene is as amazingly diverse as the city itself. According to the motto “a night creating knowledge” universities, institutes, labs, and research institutions open their doors on Friday, June 16th 2017 and show how research works backstage. All residents and visitors of Dresden and the researchers of tomorrow are invited. All ages, rookies and pros will find a suitable program out of lots of events on this day. The network “Dresden Science City”, its members and partners and the City of Dresden are happy to welcome you at Dresdens most intelligent evening event.
Beginning: 8 p.m – 1 am; Admission: free; How to get there: all over the university campus and the research institutes.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017: The ringing city (street music festival)

How musical is Dresden? This is the leading question, the organisation of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele asked themselves. To find an answer and to also make Dresden ‘ring’, they invited professionals and amateurs, young and old from Dresden and from outside to help bring their idea to live. All those musical acts are also aiming to put up a sign for openness and tolerance to all the different people in Dresden.
Beginning: 2 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: everywhere in the city.

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Saturday & Sunday, 17 & 18 June 2017: BRN – Colourful Republic of Neustadt (street festival)

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.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission:free; How to get there: TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017: From the Middle Ages to the Reformation (street parade)

This Sunday, there are a lot of festivities and events not only in Dresden, but also in the nearby city of Meißen. As Meißen is a very famous historical landmark, this years parade has the motto ‘From the Middle Ages to the Reformation’. So the citizens of Meißen and associations and street artis dress up and bring you and the entire city back 500 years before our time. It will be an astonishing and colourful event for the whole family, with lots of curiosities to see.
Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Albrechtsburg Meißen, Domplatz 1, 0166 Meißen, Train S-Bahn S1 Meißen

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Monday, 19 June 2017: Hazmat Modine (Jazz concert)

Hazmat Modine plays the kind of Blues one might have found in a barrelhouse in New Orleans had the city been inhabited by gypsies who performed with Otis Redding and the city had been built on the Black Sea. The band is driven by harmonicas, tuba, drums, guitars, Banjo and a full horn section. Guests play such exotic instruments as the Romanian cimbalom, the banjitar, and the Claviola. Front man Wade Schuman has the appropriately throaty voice of someone who has both hopped freight trains and collaborated with the Throat Singers of Tuva.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €29/ €24, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Jazzclub Tonne im Kurländer Palais, Tzschirnerplatz 3, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 3,7 ‘Synagoge’ stop.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017: Soirée – Palucca School of Dance (dancing performance)

After a year of creative engagement, the time has come: some 200 students and pupils of the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden will be displaying the works they have come up with in a creative process involving various guest choreographers. Alongside choreographies by William Forsythe, Cameron McMillan, Ohad Naharin and Aaron Watkins, there will also be five premières on the programme.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: €30/ €20, 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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Wednesday, 21 June 2017: Fête de la Musique (street music festival)

The Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on 21 June. The concept of an all-day musical celebration on the days of the solstice, was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. The festival later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world and so also in Dresden. The local Institute francaise coordinating the band and as every year, it is completely for free.
Beginning:  p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: lots of places in Altstadt, so preferably go to Prager Straße as an entry, TRAM 8,9,11,12 or BUS 62 ‘Prager Straße’ stop.

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