Tips for the upcoming week
6 April – 12 April

Saxon Switzerland (Photo: C. Reichert)

Thursday, 6 April: Find Your Pension (information event)

As internationally mobile researchers you might have already wondered on what will happen when you retire and what pension benefits you can expect. Or you want to know what the differences between the statutory (DRV) and supplementary (VBL) pension scheme are. We have invited experts from both organizations who will explain how to claim your pension on retirement and if you’re entitled to collect it when leaving the country.

Beginning:  4 p.m.; End at roughly 7 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: IFW lecture hall, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden; Tram 3 or 8 to ‘Nürnberger Platz’ and then a short walk.

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Also: Thursday, 6 April: Tomorrowland (dancing theater)

The dance projects of Yeri Anarika Vargas, that have already gained national recognition, have become a cult status between Dresden’s pupils. Working together, the young guys take their uncertainties, ideas and life plans into the center of the spectacle. In Tomorrowland the students show how their lives are running and what could be in ten or 15 years. Their motto? “Tomorrowland” belongs to us!

Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.

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Friday, 7 April: Easter Handicraft (workshop, family friendly)

The Easter bunny might be a bit too busy in these days, so don’t miss the chance to tinker your own Easter presents! You have time from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to create your personal presents for friends and relatives. Then, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the balloon artist Ines Zeun will enchant young and old with her creations. The perfect occasion to have fun with friends and family!

Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Städtische Bibliotheken Dresden – Bibliothek Pieschen, Bürgerstraße 63,01127 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Rathaus Pieschen’ stop.

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Saturday, 8 April: Easter Art Market (market)

Celebrate the spring with the Easter art market. Experience the traditions, spring creations and culinary specialties of Saxony. There you will meet 55 selected manufacturers and will have the chance to get inspired by their creations for special gift ideas. Take part to the rare wine tasting of selected specialties. During the Easter bunny workshop, young and old guests will have the chance to tinker their own Easter gifts.

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Admission: € 5, kids under 16: free; How to get there: Sächsisches Staatsweingut, Wackerbarthstraße 1, 01445 Radebeul; TRAM 4 ‘Radebeul Schloss Wackerbarth’ stop.

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Sunday, 9 April: Market of Handmade Products (market)

The market for handmade-fans! Products for the whole family and for every taste! Get inspired by the creativity of the expositors. Come and admire the incredible unique products, you will find great ideas for your Easter presents or new ideas for your own creations.

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Messe Dresden, Messering 6, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 10 ‘Messe Dresden’ stop.

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Monday, 10 April: Jamsession (music)

After a while of abstinence, the Jam-session begins again. From now on, every month on the second Monday, with the best company, everyone is invited to jam! No matter if you are new to jam-sessions, the purpose is to have fun all together. The basic instruments are there at disposition, but bring all your stuff to make it even more fun!

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Str. 47, 01099 Dresden, TRAM 7, 8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.

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Tuesday, 11 April: Mike Singer (concert)

Regarded as the new star of the German music market, Mike Singer, even before having published any CD, had a considerable number of fans on social media such as Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. His first EP ‘Nur mit Dir’ (Just with you) has been released in autumn 2015. After his first sold out tour with Ado Kojo in January 2016, he’s back on the stage!

Beginning: 6p.m.; Admission: from €29,95; How to get there: Scheune, Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden;  TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße, Nordbad’ stop.

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Wednesday, 12 April: Ghost in the Shell (movie, original with subtitles)

The American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and based on the Japanese manga of Masamune Shirow, starring the incredible Scarlett Johansson. The film is set in the near future, where humans and robots live together. The protagonist is a woman whose brain has been placed in a cyborg body with the aim of transforming her in a perfect soldier. Discover her adventures and take a glance at this scaring cyborg future!

Beginning: 10:55 p.m.; Admission: tickets € 6,50, reduced ticket € 6 for students, € 5 for children under 11; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 ‘Walpurgisstrasse’ stop.

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