Tips for the upcoming week
(17 – 23 August 2017)

The Dresden City Festival – Canaletto attracts more and more people every year. Also this year they have a very diverse programme. (Photo: Silvio Dittrich)

Thursday, 17 August 2017: (U)Hör(Bar) – (un)hear(able) – experimental concert

You will get served a very special acoustic cocktail in this bar by El Perro Andaluz. This artist used ingredients which might seem strange in an concert atmosphere such as silence and normal environmental sounds. It is not entirely new, however it is still rare and therefore worth to listen to those unusual compositions.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m; Admission: €15, or €10 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lignerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop, TRAM 10, 13 ‘Großer Garten / Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop;

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Friday – Sunday, 18 – 20 August 2017: Cannaletto – The city festival

Experience an enchanting weekend during the CANALETTO Festival in Dresden as the capital city of Saxony is celebrating its 811th birthday together with residents and guests. Be assured that Dresden’s unique historic town is perfect to party on this long summer weekend. In 15 locations and in front of 9 stages, our CANALETTO program offers the right mix of music, show, theatre, family attractions, sports and lots of catering options for everyone. As per this year’s city marketing slogan “Dresden. Surprisingly different”, we will certainly have exciting highlights for you.
Beginning: Friday from 7 p.m. onwards, Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. until late eveing; Admission: free; How to get there: Its will cover the entire Altstadt, but the best would be to take a TRAM 3,7,12 or BUS 62,75 to ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017: Salsa Summer Night Party

Summer, sun and salsa – those three words just belong together. When you hear this, you just want to relay and enjoy a warm summer night, with great music, even better people and a cocktail in your hand. The Palaissommer team will create the right atmosphere on their festival area, so come and bring your friends and the right mood and dance until the sun is rising again.
Beginning: 10 p.m.; Admission: free, but you are always welcome to give a donation; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017: Wine &Music

Schloss Wackerbarth, the only state-owned vineyard in all Germany, invites you and your family to spend charming summer afternoons on the baroque gardens’ terraces. Enjoy culinary delights with exquisite wines and listen to the summery sounds of live music from the castle balcony.
Time: 2-5 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Schloss Wackerbarth, Wackerbarthstraße 1, 01445 Radebeul, TRAM 4 ’Schloss Wackerbarth, Radebeul’ stop.

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Monday, 21 August 2017: Forro da Serra at Montagscafe

Atenção Forrozeiros!!! O forró da Serra tocará novamente em Dresden! Just from this sentence, you can feel the Brazilian vibes of this music. Originally created in the north-east of this huge and beautiful country, the sound invites you to dance. In Brazil, forro festivals take the whole night and young and old are dancing and enjoying life with those rhythms. So enjoy the evening with exotic sounds.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden – Kleines Haus, Glacisstraße 28, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017: Choir Night

The Dresden Jazz choir is creating an open air night with other Dresden choirs in a marvellous atmosphere. The repertoire of this choir covers traditional jazz pieces as much as modern pop music in their very own interpretation. So enjoy the evening and be surprised by the music.
Beginning: 8:30 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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Wednesday, 23 August 2017: Dresden Organ Cycle at Kreuzkirche

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 the US. 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: Kreuzkirche, An der Kreuzkirche 6, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 8,9,11,12 or BUS 62 ‘Prager Straße’ stop.

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Text: Nadine Beuchold

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