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In case you haven't heard, there's a big Catholic celebration going on in Leipzig. And it's happened literally 100 times before. But if the Church isn't your thing, you can still visit the lovely Südfriedhof Cemetery, which also has a big anniversary this week and special events to go with it. And you can also go and have a beer (or 10) at the Leipzig Beer Festival going on right next door, at the Völkerschlachtdenkmal. http://leipglo.com

Celebrating the Church, cemetery and beer

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Ana’s note: In case you haven’t heard, there’s a big Catholic celebration going on in Leipzig. And it’s happened literally 100 times before. But if the Church isn’t your thing, you can still visit the lovely Südfriedhof Cemetery, which also has a big anniversary this week and special events to go with it.

And you can also go and have a beer (or 10) at the Leipzig Beer Festival going on right next door, at the Völkerschlachtdenkmal. If you’ve still got the energy, you can go watch a couple runs and be healthy by osmosis.

And more.

Sounds like a plan! Doesn’t it?

(Details below)

25-29 May

100. Deutscher Katholikentag
100th Catholic Church Day(s)

“A German institution, the Katholikentag is a success story: for more than 160 years, it has convened Catholics and the faithful of all denominations in dialogue. The Katholikentag is political, spiritual, communicative and colourful. It will be held for the 100th time in May 2016 – this time in Leipzig.” More info (in English)

26 May

► Noches Latinas in BeyerHaus

When: 8 pm
Where: BeyerHaus
(Ernst-Schneller-Str. 6)

Like every week recently, Latino Nights is on at BeyerHaus. Salsa courses, tandem to improve your Spanish and of course a lot of music are all part of the programme. (Event FB page)

27 May

► Turbolenz live

When: 8 pm
Where: Poniatowski Polish hub
(Kreuzstr. 15)

More on FB and YouTube

27-29 May

Leipziger Bierbörse
Beer Festival at Völkerschlachtdenkmal

One can try beers from all over the world in this giant beer garden at Völki.

28 May

Lions Game Day
Leipzig Lions vs. Rostock Griffins

When: 4 pm
Where: Ratzeldome Stadium
(Ratzelstr. 102)

“On the 28th, the Lions will face a tremendous opponent in the Griffins. Will they rise to the occasion and be a unit, be a family, and be a team? Will they be champions?” American football match. Tickets: 6 euros, sold at entrance. (Event FB page)

Späti Turn Up
Soli Party

When: 3-9:30 pm
Where: Spätikatessen
(Karl-Heine-Str. 85)

Goodbye party for a DJ friend, with DJ music and cocktails. Proceeds from the cocktails will go towards replacing some of the things that were robbed from his house in South Africa. More info on FB.

Leipzig Photo Exhibition
Vernissage

When: 7 pm
Where: Gapgap
(Gemeindeamts Str. 13)

Five photographers from Leipzig will present their work. More info here.

28-29 May

Antiques Market
At AGRA Grounds

Every last weekend of the month, the Agra Grounds transform into a giant second-hand market, both indoor & outdoor. You’ll find furniture, household items, books, reclaimed (industrial) materials, DDR memorabilia, etc. The market is very popular and attracts visitors from all over Saxony and beyond. Warning: may cause traffic jams, so consider cycling there or taking a tram.

29 May

Frauenlauf
Women’s Run at Clara Zetkin Park
From 9 a.m.

Charity event. Unite & run for no more violence against women & children!  (Event FB page)

Moderenntag
Fashion Run at Scheibenholtz Race Course
From noon

Race day with a hip theme: lifestyle, wellness & beauty. The sharpest dressers will be crowned King & Queen for a day.

Kawi Kinder Flohmarkt
Fleamarket for kids

Second-hand market, held several times a year, for every thinkable child-related item, like clothes, toys, strollers, books, bikes etcetera. The indoor baby/toddler playground Kawi Kids is in Südvorstadt, at August Bebel Straβe 9.

29 May

130 Jahre Südfriedhof
130 years of Südfriedhof Cemetery

A day filled with tours, information stands, recitals and concerts at the impressive cemetery and crematorium next to the Völki monument.

Marjon is Dutch and came to Leipzig in August 2013 with her family, because her husband got a job in the area. At the time she still had her own copywriting company, producing Dutch texts for websites, press releases, brochures, etc. She is an avid social media user and a passionate (digital) networker. Marjon has a degree in tourism management, which partially explains why she is always on the look-out for interesting Leipzig events and attractions.

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