Lepizig Events: OMG! My head is spinning from having to decide between so many super duper things to do this week! 1-7 Oct

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By Marjon Borsboom with tips from maeshelle and Ana Beatriz

Sooooo, where to start? I guess the best place is with the Intercultural weeks and Markttage that have been running and will end on the 4th. But that’s definitely not the end of things to do this week!

til 4 October Interkulturelle Wochen – Intercultural weeks

All kinds of intercultural events, exhibitions etc. The full program is downloadable here (or click on a date to see the day program) http://www.leipzig.de/jugend-familie-und-soziales/auslaender-und-migranten/migration-und-integration/interkulturelles-leipzig/interkulturelle-wochen/

til 4 October Leipziger Markttage

To celebrate the harvest month the city centre comes alive with stalls full of food & drink, art & culture, an artisan market (in Salzgäβchen) and activities for children (Familiengarten on Augustusplatz). More info: http://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/einkaufen-und-ausgehen/maerkte/markttage/

FOR THOSE WHO CAN READ GERMAN – MONTHLY LIST OF EVENTS BY STADT LEIPZIG

http://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/veranstaltungen-und-termine/oktober/

October 1 -10  Leipziger Jazztage

Have a look at the program http://www.jazzclub-leipzig.de/jazztage/programm2015/

October 2  Taschenlampenkonzert – Flashlight Concert at Geyserhaus

Annual open air concert for the whole family, centred around the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin. Bring your torches, blankets and rain coats! Tickets need to be ordered in advance. Starts at 18:00 http://www.geyserhaus.de/event/taschenlampenkonzert-3

October 2–25  Herbstkleinmesse – Autumn Funfair at Cottaweg

Every Wednesday is Family day with special discounts and surprises. More info http://www.leipziger-kleinmesse.net/inhalt/index.php

October 2–4  Modell Hobby Spiel – Model Building Fair at Messe Leipzig

Not just for train model fans! http://www.modell-hobby-spiel.de/de/

October 3  Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Reunification Day is a nationwide Public Holiday, which this year happens to be on a Saturday. Remember that many shops and services will be closed!

NOTE: Special movie night at Museum in der Runden Ecke, e.g. The Burning Wall http://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/veranstaltungen-und-termine/eventsingle/calendar/2015/10/03/event/tx_cal_phpicalendar/Lange_Filmnacht_im_ehemaligen_Stasi_Kinosaal/?tx_cal_controller%5Bpage_id%5D=8165&tx_cal_controller%5Blastview%5D=view-list%7Cpage_id-8165&cHash=41b332e796c71c5958d87fe95750d7f7

October 3  Pink Shoe Day at Augustusplatz

Annual event to create more awareness and raise funds for (women with) breast cancer. More info http://www.pink-shoe-day.de/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1016937681664348/

October 3  Feinkost Flohmarkt – Flea Market at Feinkost-Hof

Cozy flea market in a covered courtyard just off Karl-Liebknecht-Straβe (Karli) in Südvorstadt, from 10:00-16:00. More info (in German, scroll down for Flohmarkt dates) http://www.feinkostgenossenschaft.de/?page_id=1210

 From October 3rd Great Barrier Reef at Asisi Panometer

On September 20th the giant Leipzig 1813 panorama painting was taken down to make room for a new one: about the stunning Australian underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. More info http://www.asisi.de/en/exhibition-venues/leipzig-leipzig18130/service.html

October 3-4  ZOO Aktionstage – Special tours at the Zoo

Guided tours, also behind the scenes, through all theme-worlds of the famous Leipzig ZOO. Open to all visitors, so probably only in German. No info at Zoo-website, but here is some http://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/veranstaltungen-und-termine/eventsingle/calendar/2015/10/03/event/tx_cal_phpicalendar/Zoo_Aktionstage_Buergerfest/?tx_cal_controller%5Bpage_id%5D=8165&tx_cal_controller%5Blastview%5D=view-list%7Cpage_id-8165&cHash=a52dfeafa07b8885ea7b5d0c9eee5c14

October 4  Verkaufsoffener Sonntag – Shops in the city centre open on Sunday

  • maeshelle’s tips:

don’t forget to look at tuesday’s openings and premieres post and there’s more 😀

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October 1 ► Falafel Abend @ Pöge-Haus

I met Abdulaziz Bachouri years ago when I went to the courthouse because there was a case of racism in Leipzig night clubs being tried….the plaintiff won BTW. Since then I have been to Arabic movies, Arabic poetry readings and other arabic events he has organised. This week he is going to share something quite dear to his heart; his culture. Join him and others for an evening about Syria…it’s music, food and culture: right down to its school system.

7.30 Pöge Haus, Hedwigstraße 20

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October 2-4  Lindenow

Not your average art festival, Lindenow showcases the independent art scene. Mixing traditional thinking and new, transitory and permanent, private and public, professional and non-commercial, it reconfigures urban space into a landscape of art that runs the gambit of reactions, including surprise at finding a hidden jewel in some seemingly forgotten corner. Go and  experience it!

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October 3  Santa’s Last Party @ Täubchenthal

Just saying the words, “Santa’s last party.” fill me with joy and sadness. Seriously the best dancing experience was at a Santa’s wish party. So I’m stoked there is one and really really sad it’s the last.

GOLDEN TICKETS ONLINE: http://www.der-wunsch.com/karten-vvk/

& CHILLHOUSE LEIPZIG ZENTRUM & CONNEWITZ
10 € AK UND VVK

x 1500 people x 3 FLOORS ( + OPEN AIR AREA) x ca. 20 ACTS x TÄUBCHENTHAL

–> LINE UP <–

I.
********BALLSAAL – TRAP | HIP HOP********
(from 11)

WARM UP by KRISTALLTEQUE & DERBYSTARR

JAHMICA & DIE OBSKURIOSEN – LIVE!!

MIKA RAGUAA – LEIPZIG | SUNNY FRIDAY | PROJEKT SANTA

KIT KUT – MUCMAFIA | BEYOND
&
ALEX THE KIT

LRS PROJEKT [BLN] – PROJEKT SANTA | LEIPZIG + MC SIDE EFFECT

SINISTER X – LEIPZIG

II.
********CLUBRAUM – DRUM N BASS ********
(from 10)

QUEST 42 – PROJEKT SANTA/ FRAKTION 42

BOOTLEG – SECTOR 8/ SMS/
feat. MC ROB K.

NANO 42 – FRAKTION 42

MARY JANE – FRAKTION 42

III.
********OPEN AIR – ELECTRO********
(from 9)

MENTELL – ELIPAMANOKE/ ZILPZALP

EFKA – ESOULATE MUSIC/ ELIPAMANOKE

LARS GOLDHAMMER – RIVULET RECORDS/ ELIPAMANOKE

IV.
******** TOILETTEN ********

DAUERSCHLEIFE – “THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA”

Visuals by DEVON MILES

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First 100 through the door get a shiny apple…maybe the Vitamin C will get you through the night.

October 7  Öffentliche Versteigerung – Public Auction at Moritzbastei

Public bicycle auction organised by Fundbüro (Lost & Found office). Starts at 11:00, viewing what’s on offer is possible from 10:30.

  • Ana’s tips:

GlobaLE, the months-long festival that offers a critique of globalization via an array of film themes and languages, continues this month until the 15th. Entry is free to all movies. Unless otherwise specified, they start at 8 p.m. at Neues Schauspiel, Lützner Str. 29, Leipzig. Here are the remaining films:

October 1  “Waterberg to Waterberg – In the Footsteps of Samuel Maharero,” Namibia 2014 / 61 min / With English subtitles

“Namibia, 1904. After their defeat against the German colonial troops and the extermination order against him and his people, Samuel Maharero is – now one of the most influential people of Namibia – being hunted. The movie embarks on the trail of this anti-colonial resistance fighter in recounting the history of the migration of the Hereros through southern Africa more than 100 years ago. Through interviews with experts and Herero dignitaries, this true story is reconstructed by means of an oral history approach.” MORE INFO

October 1 ►”Natur – Spekulationsobjekt mit Zukunft,” France 2014 / 88 min 

“The film explores in several countries the matter of conversion of natural resources into commodities that enter monetary cycles. How did the environment enter the global market? Why does the financial world feel so passionately about this new business area? What is the relationship between the actors of the new markets and those responsible for the recent global financial crisis? What influence do lobbies of international institutions such as the UN or the EU have on increasing this ‘natural capital?” MORE INFO

October 8 ►”Stealing Africa – Wieviel Profit ist gerecht?,” Switzerland, Zambia, Britain, USA 2012 / 58 min

“Zambia is rich in mineral resources and has the world’s third largest copper deposits. But what the people in Zambia receive out of the high profit from internationally owned copper mines is next to nothing. They live in extreme poverty: 60% of the population live on less than a dollar a day and about 80% are unemployed. How is that possible? What does a small sleepy town in Switzerland have to do with the fact that Zambia still is one of the 20 poorest countries in the world? The film tackles these opaque and inhumane business practices and highlights the background and context (i.e. on the company Glencore).” MORE INFO

October 15 ►”Flowers of freedom,” BRD 2015 / 96 min (CLOSING FILM): 8 p.m., E35, Wittenberger Str. 60-62, Leipzig

“With humor and intimacy, the film shows life and survival in a small Kyrgyz village, and the global struggle for raw materials from the perspective of courageous women in Central Asia. For four years, the Cologne ethnologist and filmmaker Mirjam Leuze accompanied the activists with her camera and was thereby witness to an amazing development: After the spring of 2010 a revolution overthrows the regime in Kyrgyzstan, with women becoming shapers of a democratic awakening.” MORE INFO

A Global Studies doctoral degree holder and former newspaper reporter, avid eater, pseudo-philosopher and poet, occasion-propelled singer, semi-professional socializer, movie addict, Brazilian-American nomad. In this space, she will share some of her experiences and (mis)adventures regarding various topics, with special attention to social issues.

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