Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Slam, jam, wheelchair-skate

Summer evening scene at Connewitz's Conne Island, Leipzig. Photo by A. Ribeiro.
Summer evening scene at Connewitz’s Conne Island, Leipzig. Photo by A. Ribeiro.

Midsummer(ish)-fun in Leipzig!

9th July  BAHÍA: Reading performance at Helheim

Two storytellers stop by from Berlin to interweave their words with short films featuring scenes from America, with a wanderlust theme connected with various landscapes. Starts at 8 p.m.

9th July  “Blue Thursday” luau at Leipzig west

Jam session, vegan vöku and drinks under the summer moon at George-Schwarz-Str. From 7 p.m.

10th July Swing & Swim at Störmthaler See

Unique dancing & swimming event at the Vineta floating island in the middle of the lake. With music in authentic Bigband-swing style, tickets including drinks.

10th & 11th July Klassik AirLeben – open air classical concert

At Rosental park, on the large meadow. Free entrance. A lot of people bring picnic baskets and drinks. Starts at 8 p.m.

11th July  Wheelchair Skating Day at Conne Island

Those interested in wheelchair-skating, family and friends are invited to attend a workshop given by Germany’s first professional wheelchair-skater. From 1-6 p.m.

11th July  Benefit concert at Geyserhaus with Blaswerk and Costa Rican guest orchestra

Leipzig jazz orchestra Blaswerk plays with an exchange band from Costa Rica to raise money for a student’s saxophone lessons. Entry: €5, free for kids under 14 years of age. Starts at 7 p.m.

11th July  Children’s day at Clara-Zetkin-Park

Break-dancing, circus acts and capoeira are just a few of the cultural offers listed for the open-air showcase of local children and youth organizations. From 3-6 p.m.

11th July  Global Space Odyssey Leipzig – dancing together in the streets 

A dancing demonstration across the city to draw attention to the needs of urban development vs. purely profit-oriented projects.

11th & 12th July  Summer theater at Mühlstrasse

Fairytale comedy and two dramas by Friedrich Hebbel presented starting at 4 p.m.

15th July  livelyrix open-air slam at Leipzig’s Panometer

Various professional, award-winning slammers go head-to-head with the public as judge of their poetic performance prowess. Any new challengers? Starts at 8 p.m.

– Ana Ribeiro contributed to this report.

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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