What’s On in Dresden
30 August – 5 September 2019

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Friday, 30 August: “Sound of Bronkow Music Festival”

THE SOUND OF BRONKOW is a three-day music festival for folk, indie and singer/songwriter around the Dresden Societaetstheater, presented by the local record label K&F Records and the Societaetstheater. 2019 is already the tenth year.  The festival basically plays on four stages, three indoor stages in the Societaetstheater and a free outdoor stage in the garden of the theater. In addition, there are occasional concerts in other venues and a festival party.

Until Friday 6 pm you can buy tickets at three different box offices in Dresden:

– Ticket office in the Societaetstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden
– SAX Ticket, Königsbrücker Str. 55, 01099 Dresden, Germany
– tanteleuk, Louisenstraße 24, 01099 Dresden, Germany

Festival Tickets for all three days cost 40,00 Euro plus presale-fees. They also entitle the holder to free admission to all additional events such as the Late Night Show or festival party.

Additionally there are also Day tickets:
for Friday 30.08. (22 Euro), Saturday 31.08. (22 Euro) and Sunday 1.9. (Headlinershow Daniel Norgren, 18 Euro).

A handful of single concert tickets are sold last minute for each performance. But really only a small, limited number, as the room filling at the end allows!
Some of these tickets can be reserved online in advance. Just send a short mail with name, address, concert request and number of tickets to shop@kfrecords.de, (cost per ticket: small stage 8 Euro, hall 10 Euro, headliner Friday and Saturday 15 Euro) The reservations have to be picked up at the K&F booth one hour before the concert starts at the latest, otherwise they will be cancelled!

If you don’t get a ticket anymore: The festival ticket is required for admission to the two main stages of the Societaetstheater. The outdoor stage in the Societaetstheater garden and the small stage in the foyer are open to the public free of charge.

Time Table: Timetable of The Sound of Bronkow Music Festival Admission: outdoor stage: Free / Day ticket: 18-22 € / Full ticket: 40 € ; How to get there: Societaetstheater: An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 48 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

More Information (German): https://p-upload.facebook.com/events/321243225413101/

Saturday, 31 August: Large Season Opening Party of the Staatsschauspiel

Following a long summer pause, the new season for the Staatsschauspiel begins this Saturday. To celebrate the end of this excruciating period for all theatre fans, Dresden’s main theatre house has put together a large party on the Postplatz, which will include an array of attractions for guests of all ages. A wonderful concert will kick off the celebrations at 4 pm, followed by a short comedy show by the “Trommelfloh” group for both young and grownups alike before holding an auction of their costumes from past performances. This is your chance to take home a one of a kind piece, perfect for your next costume party or festival! Children will enjoy the face painting station on the Postplatz as well as the magical adventure parkour course on the first floor of the theatre. A trailer with members of the Montagscafé will also be present, where you may learn more about the project if you have never been or say hello to old friends for those who are regular attenders. The party will include many more attractions, just be sure to come by the Postplatz this Saturday and discover them live!

Beginning: 4 pm; Admission: Free; How to get there: Postplatz; TRAM 1, 2, 4, 11, 12 ‘Postplatz’ stop.

More information (German): https://www.facebook.com/events/1353801324784258/

Sunday, 1 September: Yoga @ Japanisches Palais

You liked the Yoga at the Palais Summer? Than this might be something for you:

Enjoy the summer even more with yoga, coffee and cake.

This yoga class starts with 3 participants and is shared between all. It has a value of 35 Euro and all pay together :) which means that the more participants, the smaller the contribution. You are invited to bring all your friends with you.

We practice in good weather on the beautiful large meadow at the Palais and afterwards the Café “Wilde Flora” invites you to stay.
Here you will get delicious homemade cakes, salads, spreads and other changing delicacies. The Café dares a “zero garbage attempt” in the context of the current exhibition in the Japanese Palais and is focused primarily on regional products. [Text translated from the Facebook page]

Beginning: 10 am; Admission: 35 €, shared by all participants; How to get there: Garden behind the Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop.

More infromation (German): https://p-upload.facebook.com/events/694902594308926/?event_time_id=694902600975592

Monday, 2 September: Montagscafé – Welcome Back! 

Following the Staatsschauspiel’s end to its summer pause on Saturday, the Montagscafé ends its break on Monday. For those unfamiliar with this wonderful project, it was originally created as a place where people who were new to Dresden could come together to meet one another and discuss various topics or simply openly talk. As time went by, Montagscafé continued on, even for those who were now not as “new” to Dresden but still with the same original format. Here you will find an open atmosphere, a place for a free exchange of ideas for all who are from Dresden, the region, or far away. In order to celebrate the beginning of a new season, everyone is welcome for a wonderful terrace concert by Madeia. The band plays a variety of Brazilian musical styles, from the well-known samba and bossa nova up to the relatively unknown Brazilian choros. All styles put together provide the perfect setting for a cathartic concert, bringing up feelings of sadness with some rhythms followed by a desire to dance on the next. Come by and say hello!

Beginning: 7 pm; Admission: Free, donation based; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden Kleines Haus, Glacisstr. 28, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

More infromation (German): https://www.facebook.com/events/524599654745790/

Tuesday, 3 September: Bike Repair Workshop by “Welcome to Löbtau”

You have been looking for a bike  to ride along the city? Or you you need to fix your brakes?

The bicycle repair and build workshop of “Willkommen in Löbtau” and the “Rusty Horse” offers help for self-help and can be found at the the Rosenwerk. Fugitives and other people with or without bicycles can come here to become mobile on two wheels. In addition, everyone has the opportunity to repair their bicycle under supervision. Tools and everything else you need is available.

Beginning: 5-7 pm; Admission: Free, Donations are welcome; How to get there: Rosenwerk: Jagdweg 1-3, 01159 Dresden; TRAM 1 ‘Rosenstraße’ stop.

More information (German): https://p-upload.facebook.com/events/757123124755474/?event_time_id=757123141422139

Wednesday, 4 September: Dresden’s International Organ Weeks

Did you know Dresden has a long-standing organ tradition, with truly wonderful organs in not only the Kulturpalast but also spread throughout the city’s churches? Throughout the year, the Dresden’s organ cycle presents rotating concerts, each week in a different church or concert hall, providing viewers the chance to experience these incredibly designed instruments in all their glory. The highlight of the Dresden organ cycle, however, happens between July and September as Dresden’s International Organ Weeks bring some of the world’s most skilled organ players to our city. This week, Peter Vandevelde makes his way from Antwerp, Belgium, to play on the awe-imposing organ of the Frauenkirche. On the program are works by Bach, Jongen, and Weitz, all of which will surely give you goose bumps as the organ fills the church room with its soothing yet powerful sound. If you cannot make it this week, then be sure to check out the concerts during the following weeks!

Beginning: 8:00 p.m.; Admission: 8 EUR; How to get there: Frauenkirche Dresden, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 4 ‘Altmarkt’ stop or TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9 ‘Synagoge’ stop.

More information and tickets: https://www.frauenkirche-dresden.de/kalender/detail/event/21544/

Thursday, 5 September: Spontaneous Choir infront of the Scheune

If you feel like not just singing for yourself under the shower, but with other people, no matter how much singing experience you have, this might be your chance:

Spontaneous Choir, the name says it all. In the manner of a flash mob, people meet at the place in front of the Scheune, i.e. in public space, rehearse a song under professional guidance and perform it at the end. A choir, a work*, an hour of singing together. No special singing requirements are necessary. Only the joy of singing along is required. Meeting is 7 pm infront of the Scheune, at the latest 8 pm everyone goes their ways again.

*The song to be sung will be voted or announced on Facebook.

Beginning: 7 pm; Admission: Free; How to get there: Scheune, Alaunstr. 36-40, 01099Dresden; TRAM 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 48 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information (German)https://www.facebook.com/events/347922202826743/

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