Tips for the upcoming week
23 – 29 March 2017

Crocuses – the ambassadors of spring (Photo by MD – Thank you (: )

Thursday, 23 March: Easter in Dresden (Exhibition for the whole family)

The Messe Dresden invites you to immerge yourself in the Easter atmosphere from 23 to 26 March 2017! A rich variety of topics from gardening and  craftsmanship to  family activities and leisure time and – for sure- a spring market with around 350 exhibitors will make you experience a real spring atmosphere, no matter how the weather outside looks like. At the same time you can enjoy the „International Orchids World” – one of the most famous orchids exhibition in Europe.
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: €8, reduced ticket €6,50; How to get there: Messe Dresden/Ostragehege, Messering 6, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 10, “Messe Dresden” stop.

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Friday, 24 March: Finale Sound of Dresden (Music Competition)

Each of the promising bands has 20 minutes to impress the jury. And it is a wide range of music genres you can here that night: from Rock, Lo-Fi to Freestyle and Folk-Pop and much more. Special guest is the guitarist and songwriter Farid Ben Miles, who will impress you with his African-European music, the Duo Ätna, Andi Valandi & Band and Annemaríe. Presenter is the musician, composer and producer Jarii van Gohl of the famous band DŸSE.
Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: advance sale €9, at the door €12; How to get there: Jazzclub Tonne, Tzschirnerplatz 3-5, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1,2,3,4,7,12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.

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Saturday, 25 March: Over 40 Party in Dresden (Party)

In the blue salon, you can groove to  the great chart breakers and hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s until today. In the red salon, the selection includes lots of typical German ‘Schlager’. The incredible cocktail choice at the cocktail lounge will satisfy all the tastes.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: advance sale €6, at the door €8; How to get there: Parkhotel Dresden, Bautzner Landstraße 7, 01324 Dresden; TRAM 11  ‘Plattleite’ stop.

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Sunday, 26 March: Driving Out the Winter (Ancient Pagan Tradition)

Let´s drive out the evil spirits and welcome the spring all together! The volunteers of the fire brigade of Klotzsche will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this tradition linked to pagan rituals. The evil spirits will be represented by straw dolls – you can bring yours, if you like.After an expert introduction there will be a walk from Forsthaus Klotzsche to the bridge of death in Dresdner Heide. Once there, the most beautiful straw dolls will be rewarded and afterwards burned. In the end there will be some delicious punch, coffee and cake to delight the guests.
Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Forsthaus Klotzsche, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 – Bus: 70,72,308,321 “Neuen Brücke” stop.

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Monday, 27 March: Monday Café (Theatre Workshops and Chats)

The Monday Café is open to all age groups. At 3 p.m. there will be a theater workshop for young and old and the next room will be open to let the kids play. Till 5 p.m. the Café will be open only to women, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. everyone is welcome to chat, play table game, talk and eat all together.
At 5 p.m. there will also be a one-hour Tango course with Cristian Castano. At 7 p.m. Arte Migrante with a special guest: Cla:S the Spoonman with Percussion-Workshop and spoon concert.
Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Kleines Haus, Glacisstraße 28, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Tuesday, 28 March: International Meeting

The Youth Hostel opens his rooms for an international meeting for locals and refugees. There you will find coffee, tea, snacks and the chance to play games or just relax having interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome to contribute and take part to the meeting.
Beginning: 5:30 p.m.; Admission: €6, reduced ticket €5; How to get there: Martin-Luther-Platz 5, 01099 Dresden;  TRAM 11 ‘Pulsnitzer Strasse’ stop.

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Wednesday, 29 March:  Im Panoptikum der Zeit (Art Exhibition)

The exhibition of 148 works of one of the most important Dresdener artists of the 1920s, Otto Griebel (1895-1972), also famous for his life memories. Although most of his works were destroyed during the destruction of Dresden, the exhibition will try to reconstruct his work as a whole.
Opening Hours: 10a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: €5, reduced ticket €4; How to get there: Städtische Galerie Dresden, Wilsdruffer Straße 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,3,4,7,12 Bus 62,75  “Pirnaischer Platz” stop.

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Heads up – Thursday, 30 March: Meet the police (Police Exhibition and Q’n’A about German Traffic Rules)

After our biking course in autumn last year, many of you addressed us with a certain wish: as pedestrians and especially as cyclists, you would like to learn more about traffic rules. Mr. Müller, Chief Inspector of the Dresden Police, invites a group of you to the main Police Department for a two hour program:
• A guided tour through on of the biggest historic police collections of Germany full of interesting facts, artefacts and quirky stories. (1 hour)
• A question-and-answer session on traffic rules. Using the guideline of an especially for you prepared questionnaire, Mr. Müller will talk about all relevant traffic rules and for sure, he is ready to answer all your questions.Please register via:
Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there:Police Headquarter Dresden, Schießgasse, 01067 Dresden; TRAM: 1,2,3,4,7,12 Bus 62,75  “Pirnaischer Platz” stop.

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