Tips for the upcoming week
(27 July – 02 August 2017)

Street art in Dresden Neustadt (photo: Christoph Münch)

Thursday – Sunday, 27 – 30 July 2017:  Street Food and Ice Cream Festival Dresden

Dresden is famous for a lot of things: art, culture or it’s landscape. But with this event something new comes to town. For the first time, we will have a food festival right in the middle of Altmarkt. And not only food, but also ice cream. As the organizers know, that you will probably also want to bring your children, they install also a puppet theatre, just for the smallest. And the best of all. The entrance is completely free. So go there, get hungry and stay inspired by the street food art.
Beginning: 11a.m.  – 11 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Altmarkt Dresden, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Altmarkt’ stop or TRAM 1,2,3,4,7,12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop or TRAM 8,9,11,12 or BUS 62 ‘Prager Straße’ stop.

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Friday, 28 July 2017: Opening OSTRALE Biennale 2017 (modern art exhibition)

The Ostrale is a art exhibition which already takes place for the eleventh time. As every year, artists who exhibit there come from all over Europe and masters of their craft. This year, you are invited to join the opening event. There you won’t only see the exhibition, but also have the chance to talk to many of the artists who contributed to the show. So get dressed and off oyu are into a jungle of artists and performance.
Beginning: 6 p.m; Admission: €10 if you bring your student ID; How to get there: Ostrale’17, Messe Dresden, Messering 6, 01067 Dresden. TRAM 10 stop ‘Messegelände’.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017:  Organ summer (church concert)

Summer is here, and how could you spend it nicer then in a shady spot with a decent atmosphere and listen to graceful organ music? This Saturday, the Dresden Kreuzkirche invites you to join their Organ summer and dwell some time in their sublime church. The admission is free and maybe afterwards you can join the crowd outside for some ice-cream?
Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: free; 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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Saturday, 29 July 2017: Dirty Dancing Night (movie and party)

The wonderful place of SaloppeBiergarten invites its regulars and new guests to enjoy a summer night movie viewing with sparkling candles happy end and great music. As everyone wants to dance like Johnny and Baby afterwards, the DJs will guide you back in the years to the “time of my life”.
Beginning: 9:30 p.m.; Admission: €6; How to get there: Saloppe Dresden, Brockhausstraße 1, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 11 ‘Elbschlösser’ stop.

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Sunday, 30 July 2017: Vernissage Stephan Böhlig – Neustadt Stroll

The Dresden Photographer Stephan Böhlig takes you with him on his walks through this marvelous quarter. During the event you will have the chance to talk to the artists and view the streets and people of Neustadt through his eyes. During the evening it is also possible to purchase one of the photographies for a special price.
Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Art+Forum, Bautzener Straße 11, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Monday, 31 July 2017: Sneak preview (movie in original version)

Each Monday, the cinema ‘UFA Kristallpalast’ presents a new movie in English. In the so called ‘Sneak Preview’ you never know what movie you’ll see. It could be a romantic comedy or a thriller – or something completely different. Part of the excitement is not knowing which genre awaits you but the best thing about the ‘Sneak Preview’ is that you’ll watch a movie before its official release date.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €4,50; How to get there: UFA-Kristallpalast Dresden,St. Petersburger Str. 24a, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017: Vernissage “El Rayador vs. Mural Illegal”

The street artists César Olhagaray und Ralf Menzel created this exhibition to illustrate the live of artists during the time of the GDR regime. The conditions for artists in this socialist state were very clear. In exchange for a monthly salary, their own artist’s freedom was only legit in the frame of the so-called socialist realism. But only if you were a member of the artistic guild. And as the board was very close to the regime and its leaders, you had to obey to the rules. If not, your prospects as an artist in the GDR were very limited. César Olhagaray und Ralf Menzel talk about their own experiences showing scripts, drawings, footage and photos.
Beginning: 8 p.m. Admission: free; How to get there: Hole of Fame, Königsbrücker Straße 39, 01097 Dresden, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017: Slow Loris (concert)

Slow Loris takes you on a miracle journey into a Tim Burton –like surreal universe of guitarist Carl Justus. His music is in love with the details of a colorful fairy tale as well with the darkness of a film noir. Slow and melancholic ballads and swinging and upbeat melodies alternate – just like the artist wishes. It is a special music for sure, but it will enhance your Wednesday night.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free – you pay what you order; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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