Tips for the upcoming week
(22 – 28 June 2017)

Also this year, our Scientific Crusher will conquer the Elbe during the Elbhang Festival.

Thursday, 22 June 2017: Last Dance at the Theatre (Party)

As the summer is finally here, the theatre season is coming to an end. To celebrate this, the Staatsschauspiel is having their traditional ‘Kehraus’ or last dance. So enjoy the evening with great music and dance and celebrate with the ensemble on the stage.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €5; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop.

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Friday, 23 June 2017: DuBras in Concert (Brazilian music)

This Brazilian band will bring your vacation in a tropical destination closer to you. The three Brazilians live here in Dresden, but they still love the music of their home country and play it with mastery and lots of joy. So dive into your very own Brazil night and enjoy dancing some Samba and Bossa Nova, with a delicious cocktail in your hand.
Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: €6; How to get there: Makino Club Dresden, Rudolfstraße 13b, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 or Bus 81 ‚Bahnhof Neustadt’ stop.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017: Cheer for the Scientific Crushers

Cheer us from the riverside next Saturday (24 June) from 2.30 p.m. (there will at least be one more run shortly after)! And enjoy a beautiful “Elbhangfest”. For the third time, we will crew a boat in this year’s dragon boat cup with internationals from Syria, Iran, Taiwan, China, India, Russia, Romania, Spain, Mexico, Serbia, Canada and Germany who will have an unforgettable challenge on the water. A 19 people’s team in a longboat competing in the mixed boat category. There was a first training two weeks beforehand and we hope the team is working on their muscles and condition ;)
Our team “The Scientific Crushers” will start their first race on Saturday 2.30 p.m. – watch out for white T-Shirts with country flags.
Beginning: 2:30 p.m., Admission: see Elbhangfestival , How to get there: see Elbhangfestival

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Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 23, 24 and 25 June 2017: Elbhang Festival

The hillside along the Elbe river between Loschwitz and Pillnitz is one of the most unique and appealing cultural landscapes in the Dresden area. Every year, during the last weekend in June, the area between Loschwitz and Pillnitz turns into a huge fairground. Over 200 events take place in a seven-kilometre-long stretch during that weekend, in five communities along the Elbe river and its hillsides, in village squares, in parks and villas, on the meadows along the river and on the slopes above. As an arts festival organized by local citizens, the Elbhangfest offers concerts (from flute to rock), theater, dance, recitals and special events for children. Markets for local crafts and diverse culinary specialities open in all communities. Guided tours and lectures make it possible to learn more about the region, its history and its oddities. At the same time, modern art represents the contemporary spirit of the area. A large parade marks the start of the festivities.
Beginning: Friday evening: 6 p.m, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.; Admission: Ticket for the whole weekend €14/€ 12, if you bring your student-ID card, one day tickets available as well; How to get there: from Loschwitz till Pillnitz, best to start from Schillerplatz, TRAM 6,12 or BUS 61,62,63,65, 84 ‚Schillerplatz’ stop.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017: Seafarers at the traffic Museum (children’s day)

This Sunday, the Dresden traffic museum prepared something special for all the children. As it is the time of the big summer holidays and the main exhibition topic currently is maritime shipping, the day is themed for little pirates and sailors. The kids can ticker their own eye patch and discover all about the life at sea in special tours for them. The normal exhibition is also open and so it is worth visiting also for the parents. And if the kids come dressed like a pirate or sailor, they get free entrance.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: children up to 5 years: free, adults: €9, reduced for children old then 5 and students: €4, family card (includes 2 adults and 1 – 4 children); How to get there: Verkehrsmuseum Dresden, Augustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‚Altmarkt’ stop.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017: Giselle (ballet)

More than even dance itself, Giselle loves the mysterious stranger Albrecht who returns her ardour. On the threshold of becoming a woman, she discovers for the first time the passion and yearning of a love that knows neither mistrust, disappointment nor loss. Yet these nascent feelings are destined to be dashed. Giselle is suddenly confronted with the revelation that Albrecht is already betrothed. Giselle is heartbroken. But is this the end for her? Having crossed over into the strange and dreaded world of the mythical »Wilis«, Giselle resists the temptation to seek revenge or demand restitution. Omnia vincit amor. Love conquers all.
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: €86 – €18, if you bring your student-ID and come 30min. to the box office.; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Theaterplatz’ stop.

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Monday, 26 June 2017: Rhythm outlines (dancing performance)

This evening, the class of rhythmical movement present their projects and final theses. So if you enjoy some new performance art, this will be the event for you.
Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €6/ €3, 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, 27 June 2017: Insyriated (movie in original version)

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.
Beginning: 9:15 p.m.; Admission: €6/ €5, If you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017: Sting (open air concert)

Born 2 October 1951, in Wallsend, north-east England, Gordon Sumner’s life started to change the evening a fellow musician in the Phoenix Jazzmen caught sight of his black and yellow striped sweater and decided to re-christen him Sting. This might be the only new thing, we can tell you about the world famous, former The Police Musician and now very successful solo artist – Sting. Enjoy him rocking the riverside of the Elbe and the great weather.
Beginning:  8 p.m.; Admission: €95 – €80, or you bring yourself a picnic blanket and sit somewhere else on the river bank close to the concert area and just listen to the wonderful music. ; How to get there: Elbwiesen, the area where the Dresden ‘Filmnächte’ are happening; TRAM 3,7,8 ‘Carolaplatz’ stop.

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