What’s On in Dresden
19 July – 25 July 2019

Dresden Großer Garten (Pixabay license, free for use)

Friday, 19 July: Skate Night/ HfbK Rave

Love to skate and discover new areas of Dresden? Join the SkateNight and enjoy skating the streets in a strong group adventure, so cars don’t matter as much!

This friday there is a big round into the outer Neustadt. The plan is to roll over the Waldschlösschen bridge and through the ElbePark, but construction sites can still change the route. There will be a break at the Elbepark and the tour will be 23 km long in total.
So please keep in mind that you can safely brake (!) and keep up a fast pace in order to roll along.

Beginning: 9 pm sharp!; Admission: Free; How to get there: Half Pipe Skatepark Lingnerallee (Google Maps); TRAM 3, 7, 9, 12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.

More information and route map: https://www.facebook.com/events/1102613046603751/

Saturday, 20 July: Semperoper – West Side Story

If you are thinking about a visit of the famous Semperoper, this might be your chance! Until 04 August there is the guestperformance of “West Side Story” at the Semperoper, in english with german headlines. “The provocative snaps of the street gangs, the howling of the police sirens, the flying skirts of the Puerto Ricans over the rooftops of New York, eternal love and disastrous enmity in the dilapidated backyards of the West Side – just a few notes of Leonard Bernstein’s whirling compositions like “Maria”, “Tonight”, “Somewhere”, “America” and “I Feel Pretty” are enough to evoke images like these.” [Text taken from: http://www.westsidestory.de/show/]

For enrolled students, the Semperoper Dresden offers many special opportunities to attend opera and ballet performances at reasonable prices.
One of these is student tickets, which are always sold at the box office for 10 EUR 30 minutes before the performance begins, provided that tickets are still available for the wished performance.
In addition, the Semperoper has set up a special student ticket office in the university cafeteria. This means that every Tuesday between 10.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the semester there is a stand in the “Zeltschlösschen Mensa” (Nürnberger Straße) where student tickets are sold in advance for certain performances. The dates for which tickets are available can always be seen on Monday on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/semperoper . By the way, the offers are valid for students of ALL universities as well as for trainees and pupils.
Please be sure to bring your valid student card with you!

Showtimes: Daily until 04.08.2019, weekdays: 7.30 pm and week-end 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm; Admission: Tickets start at 42 EUR; How to get there: Semperoper, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 6, 7, 12 ‘Dresden Postplatz’ stop.

More information: https://www.semperoper.de/spielplan/stuecke/stid/west-side-story/61416.html#a_27182

Sunday, 21 July: Dresden Tour “Postwar History, Fauna and Beer Tour for International Folks” (organized by the Leonardo Büro)

Have you been wanting to meet new people while learning about history and staring at cool plants and palaces?
The Leonardo Büro has designed a historic tour which touches on Dresden’s bombing of 1945, skating culture in the GDR, how Dresden came back to life after the war, and architecture in the postwar period. To top it all off, yo have the chance to also marvel at some exotic and local fauna after beers.

First, you can embark on a guided tour through the Dresden Panometer (which is an art installation that immerses the audience in Dresden’s destroyed landscape after the bombing). If there are not many people who register, there will be a walk through the exhibit as a group without a guided tour. This will make it cheaper, but less information will be provided.

After this emotional visit, the afternoon continues with:

• A stroll through the Grand Garden (a magical park with an early Baroque palace and hidden alleyways).
• Optional: A railway ride through the park.
• A stop at the Beer Garden in the middle of the park to relax.
• A self-guided tour through the TU Botanical Garden.
• Chilling at Lingnerallee Skatepark and hearing about GDR skating culture.
• Historical context on the Rubble Woman Statue and the controversy surrounding women who cleared rubble after the bombing.
• Seeing the almost forgotten shadows of architectural GDR propaganda.
• Optional: Partying at the Scheune Festival (filled with live music, performances, and beer) in the Neustadt, or grabbing a coffee/ beer in the Alstadt.

You can always skip the Panometer tour, or arrive when the Garden tour starts. Just make sure to tell the organizers that you will be meeting joining later, so they don’t leave for the tour without you. So, if you like to attend go to their facebook-page and register for the tour. [text adapted from https://www.leo.tu-dresden.de/?p=7953&lang=en]

Beginning: 12 pm; Admission: tour itself is free, but you have to pay the admission fee for the Panometer (depending on how many people are joining) and your beer =) ; How to get there: Panometer Dresden, Gasanstaltstraße 8B, 01237 Dresden; BUS 64 ‘Dresden Gasanstalt’ stop

More Information, full schedule and costs: https://web.facebook.com/events/1406042142876221/

Monday, 22 July: Movie – “Rocketman”

What about starting into the week, with a monday movie night at Thalia Cinema Neustadt?

“ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.” [Text taken from: www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rocketman_2019]

Beginning: 8.00 p.m.; Admission: 5 € Regular; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Strasse 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 6, 13 ‘Görlitzer Str. Nordbad’ stop.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0

Tuesday, 23 July: Yoga at the Palais Summer

The Palais Sommer is an admission-free festival for art, culture and education in the park of the Japanese Palais directly on the banks of the Elbe in Dresden. You can enjoy concerts, movies, lightshows and much more: like Yoga. The yoga sessions are conducted every morning (and sometimes also in the afternoon) by professional yoga teachers and provide an insight into the full range of different yoga styles and traditions.

Beginning: 8.00 am (weekdays) & 10.00 am (week-end); Admission: free, donations are welcome How to get there: Garden behind the Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 9 ‘Dresden Palaisplatz’ stop.

More information (german): https://palaissommer.de/programm/kategorie/yoga-im-park/

Wednesday, 24 July: Schaubudensommer – “The International Summer Festival for Theatre, Amusement and Music” (11 – 21 July)

If you have not visited the Schaubudensommer yet, take the chance in the few days left. It is definiely worth it, especially the Midnight-Surprise!

“The cows are flying wild, the coyotes whine.
Come and see what we have prepared for your very eyes: A place for wonder, a place for the creatures of the night, for divas, for shady characters and for you, our beloved audience.

Step right up! Disover the new kind of summer with the Schaubudensommer, full of surprises, lovely old-fashioned and yet charmingly new. Ladies and gentlemen, we remain unfaithful to ourselves and look forward to your applause, your laughter and your inquiring faces.

Night after night from 7 pm onwards, the place behind the Scheune in the middle of Dresden’s Neustadt tunrs into a world of wonder.  Every evening there are twelve to fifteen different pieces, shows, performances to choose from. The most ambitious visitor may manage to experience up to four performances and then end the night with our midnight surprises, which are always to be found at an unknown location to be revealed only that very night. Still hungry for music? Later into the night we invite you to put on your dancing shoes and fall into the rhythm of our bands at the festival club.

Come, wonder, enjoy, relax. Be yourself or someone else. Have a splendid time!”
[Text taken from http://www.schaubudensommer.de/en/]

Beginning: 7 pm; Admission: 3 EUR plus 5 EUR per show or 12 EUR for 3 shows; How to get there: Scheune, Alaunstr. 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

More information and program: http://www.schaubudensommer.de/en/programm-2019/

Thursday, 25July: Concert – Il Civetto at Palais Summer

Also at the Palais summer you yan enjoy a concert of Il Civetto – huge recommendation!

Global pop with depth – that’s Il Civetto. Word’s got around that Il Civetto concerts are rousing and magical. An ecstatic modern musical experience, never too brute, always danceable – on record, like open air. Il Civetto’s journey began in 2010 in the Berlin subway. Guerrilla tactics: for two stations the wagon was shaken, the security bribed with kebab – then again. And now album no. 2: Facing the Wall. Written in Morocco, Greece and Andalusia, sung in English, German and French, recorded in Berlin – Il Civetto have carried their ecstatic-magical playground from the stage to the studio a second time with great attention to detail. An album between euphoria and melancholy – wallowing, sweating, dancing – with a tingling belly and wide open eyes. Deeply touching, always danceable. [Text translated from: https://palaissommer.de/programm/ilcivetto/]

Beginning: 8.00 pm; Admission: free, donations are welcome How to get there: Garden behind the Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 9 ‘Dresden Palaisplatz’ stop.

More information and program (german): https://palaissommer.de/programm/ilcivetto/

 

 

 

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