Tips for the upcoming Week
23 February – 1 March 2018

Spring photo of the month: L. Mendes

Friday, 23 February: Intercultural DIY Workshop

Making things by yourself is a current trend which helps not only the environment but also your wallet. Although it may seem as though some everyday products are difficult to make at home, this workshop from the organization “Cambio” is here to show you just how easy it is to make things at home. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find this event earlier, as it first began in January and has already handled themes such as cooking and knitting. This week features the second workshop regarding cosmetic and hygiene articles, while next week will focus on cleaning products. If you are interested then be sure to check out the link below and register for the two upcoming workshops, where you may learn how to clean up your apartment with more natural cleaning agents. To take part in the workshop a registration up to one week in advance is required!

Beginning: 3:30 p.m.; Admission: Donation (Between 2 to 10 EUR); How to get there: Cambio e.V., Schützengasse 18, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 6, 10 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop.

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Saturday, 24 February: Johnny Cash’s 86th Birthday Concert with The Cashbags

From his first singles for Sun Records (‘Hey porter’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘I Walk The Line’) via his commercial peak in the sixties (‘At Folsom Prison’, ‘At San Quentin’) to his 90s rebirth, Johnny Cash is a legend. He is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling artists of all time, with over 90 million albums sold worldwide today. The legacy of the ‘Man in Black’ lives on through “The Cashbags”, Europe’s finest Johnny Cash revival act with US singer Robert Tyson. Sounding and looking just like their famous role model in the ‘60s, the Dresden-based band appears as a quintet similar to the iconic ‘Johnny/June/Tennessee Three’ line-up. To celebrate Cash’s would-be 86 birthday, they are now on tour through Germany. This is definitely a performance that you do not want to miss, especially if you are a fan of Cash’s musical genre spanning from rock and roll, through folk, to blues.

Beginning: 4 p.m.; Admission: 34 EUR Regular, 29 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Alter Schlachthof, Gothaer Straße 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4, 9 ‘Alter Schlachthof’ stop.

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Sunday, 25 February: Camellia Blossom in Pillnitz

Did you know that Dresden hosts the largest and oldest Camellia tree north of the Alps? The 250 year old beauty stands tall inside the stunning garden surrounding Pillnitz Palace, never failing to produce marvellous blossoms every year before spring arrives for other flowers. The Camellia’s buds begin to burst and show their beauty already in mid-February and should remain open until mid-April. If you have not yet paid a visit to Pillnitz Palace this is a great chance to do so and check out the structure in which the Camellia tree stands as well, which is also a sight for itself. If you are interested in seeing more exotic plants, the palm house next door hosts splendour tropical flowerage such as bird of paradise flowers, sugar bushes, and the so-called “kangaroo-paws”. Make sure to check out the weather forecast beforehand, as in the event of a storm or if the park florists deem the weather to be too cold, the Camellia’s house will remain closed so as to protect the tree.

Beginning: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Admission: 3 EUR Regular, 2,50 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Schloss und Park Pillnitz, August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326 Dresden; BUS 63 ‚Leonardo-da-Vinci-Straße’ stop.

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Monday, 26 February: Foosball and Table Tennis

This is your chance to challenge all of your friends and show off your skills playing foosball or table tennis, maybe even both! Every Monday, the Groovestation club in the Neustadt is open for all who enjoy these classic table-top games. Recall the best of your teenage years and enjoy a fun-filled evening with friends while getting to know new people. This is a great opportunity to invite your colleagues for something that will certainly be fun for all and different from the regular evening out for dinner or a few drinks. If you happen to enjoy your evening so much and would like to have even more foosball and table tennis fun, do not worry as this is a recurring event, just come back on any Monday!

Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: GrooveStation, Katharinenstraße 11-13, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.

Tuesday, 27 February: Sierra Roja Concert

Every week it isn’t so hard to find a rock concert happening somewhere in Dresden and every once in a while a new opera performance comes to the Semper Opera but how about a concert which mixes both rock and opera? This unique and original fusion between the two genres combines the power and fun of modern music along with the virtuous way to play and evolution of classical music. With interesting mix-ups such as ‘Lose Yourself to Dance (Daft Punk) with Nessun Dorma’ or ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) with Vesti la Giubba’, this duo (Mike Sierras and Fer Rojas) from Mexico promises to give an impressive and unforgettable performance in Dresden’s Blue Note bar!

Beginning: 9 p.m..; Admission: Free/Donation Based; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 28 February: The Winter’s Tale (Live from London)

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot. Considered to be either a comedy or a romance, the play became well known for containing Shakespeare’s most challenging stage direction: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. This Wednesday the Rundkino transports you to the Royal Opera House in London for a live showing of this beautiful production. Since its premiere, it has been acclaimed by critics and audiences for its intelligent, unmistakable and moving story told through dance. The piece is already considered by many to be a modern ballet classic. Be sure to get your tickets fast before this event sells out, if you are not able to get yourself a ticket in the Rundkino, the UFA Kristallpalast will also be broadcasting the show just around the corner.

Beginning: 8:15 p.m.; Admission: 20 EUR Regular, 16,50 EUR Reduced; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

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Thursday, 1 March: Write Through The Night

Every year, the State and University Library – SLUB – organizes the “Long Writing Night” or “Write Through The Night” in English. For those currently writing research papers, this is the perfect opportunity to come by and get some support or encouragement to write on. The idea of the event is that you write on location, so bring everything you need along with you and you might find just the help you need to finish off that important paper! Let the spirit of writing be your source of inspiration for the evening and help you to shake off the chains of procrastination! If your motivation does happen to wane, there are many things on offer to get you back on track, including: writing counselling; impulse workshops; desk yoga; socialising and soup; or the opportunity to find a suitable writing group.

Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: SLUB Zentralbibliothek Vortragsaal, Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden; BUS 61 ‘Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek’ stop.

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