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.
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.
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.