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Long weekend means big fun

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I love so much this time of the year. It is full of free days and this weekend looks very promising, in terms of fun, in this part of the world. We thank Marjon who compiled a big part of this list for you. We will start with some reminders from previous weeks, and finish with the newest events for this weekend. A lot of salsa and flea markets in the program!

For those who can read German, a list of fun May events by Stadt Leipzig 

1 May, 5 May, 15 & 16 May ► Public Holidays

On resp. Labour Day, Day of the Ascension (for many also plus Friday the 6th ‘Brückentag’) and Pentecost Sunday & Monday (Whitsun) all schools, shops and public services will be closed. NOTE: On the 5th the Germans also celebrate Männertag, seemingly a cross between Father’s Day and a Stag party. Don’t be surprised to come across funnily dressed men misbehaving as early as 9 in the morning.

16 April – 16 Oct

Crafts & Design from The Netherlands & Flanders at Grassi Museum – location: Museum of Applied Arts

Special exhibition with delightful objects from the Dutch part of Europe. More info (in German): here

16 April – 15 May 

 Prinz Charles Jungpflantzenverkauf – Garden plants at Westwerk

Young garden plants, both ornamental plants and fruits & vegetables, are sold in the large hall of Westwerk. From Monday till Sunday from 13:00-19:00. Info only on FB

5 May 

Alex’s tip 

Entdeckertage Jungtiere Discover baby animals

Where: The Leipzig Zoo

When: from 10:00 to 18:00 and until Sunday

There is nothing cuter than baby animals so what are you waiting for.

Marjon’s tip 

► Gin Club at B10 – Every first Thursday of the month

Where: B10, Beethovenstraβe 10

When: 18:00

Rock some Gin&Tonics and maybe have something to eat. It’s cheaper than therapy!

Also…

Shameless English Comedy

Where: Noch besser leben, Merseburgerstr. 25

When: doors open at 20:00; shows starts at 21:00 sharp so don’t be late!

KATJA GERZ
ZAC KARIAS 
KUBA WIERZBA

HENNING WECHSLER
WYNTON KELLY STEVENSON
LILIANA VELASQUEZ

For bios of the comedians go on the Facebook page
Tickets: 8 euros
Students pay and Leipzig-Card holders pay 5 euros

6 May

 Bimbotown-Orchestra

Where: Bimbo Town, Spinnereistr. 7

When: 15:30-17:30

► Jazztête in Helmut

Where: Helmut, Kohlgartenstraße 51

When: 19:00-22:00

Jazztête is a Jazz/experimental music band from Chemnitz. They will be playing in Leipzig on Friday. Entrance will be on a donation basis.

OPEN AIR KINO START 

Where: Luru Kino in der Spinnerei – Spinnereistr. 7

When: 21:00

With the good weather come the open air cinemas. Makes it even more fun, don’t you think? On Friday they screen Project A (OmU) and on Saturday they will have Der Schwarze Nazi.

7 May

► Feinkost Flohmarkt – Flea Market at Feinkost-Hof

Where: Feinkost Hof, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 36

When:10:00-16:00

Cozy flea market in a covered courtyard just off Karli in Südvorstadt. More info (in German)

 Salsa Beginners Weekend

Where: HomeLE – Georg-Schumann-Str. 130

When: 7 May 15:00 to 8 May 18:00

For ages you’ve been wanting to learn Salsa but somehow didn’t find the time for it yet? Or you’ve always thought of yourself as the “two-left-foot type” but would like to give rhythmic movement a try now? Or your girlfriend has been bugging you for a while already, saying that you guys should learn to salsa?

Tada! This is your chance! One weekend, two days and six hours of intensive classes including the most important basics for the next salsa party! Sound like fun?

Times: both Sat/Sun from 3 to 6 pm
Pricing: 57 Euro per person / 110 Euro per couple
Max. 10 participants

Organizer adds: “You can register either alone or with a partner and we’ll start right from scratch. I promise! You can register either straight at Café homeLE or by e-mailing me at kontakt@homele.de.”

► Salsa Party – “Eine Nacht mit DJ Flori” at Club UNIQUE

Where: Unique Club, Berlinerstr. 3

When: 22:00

After you’ve learned the basic salsa steps from the previous event you can dance all night long and practice all your new dance moves. The fun doesn’t have to end!

8 May

► The Market – Mother’s Day Special

Where: The Market, Wachsmuthstr.1

When: 12:00-00:00

STREET FOOD | DESIGN | VINTAGE | ART | MUSIC
STREETART | WORKSHOPS
♥ contribution: 1,50 Euro
♥ Kids FREE
♥ 12:00-22:00
♥ From 20:00: AFTERSHOW TANZTEE AT CLUBZIMMER ♥

► Flea Market at Alte Messe

Normally every first Sunday of the month (now the second because of Labour Day) you’ll find this flea market with up to a 100 dealers offering a variety of treasures on the grounds of the Old Leipzig Exhibition Centre, around the ‘double-M’ logo. More information (only in German)

"Good food makes good people". In her column, Alexandra will present the culinary diversity that exists in Leipzig by discovering new and exciting places to eat. She will also present the family recipes from people who live in Leipzig, as a way to show the cultural diversity that exists in this city.

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