Leipzig Events: 22-28 Oct – searching for: stuff, answers, insight, innovation, creativity, dignity and souls


By Marjon Borsboom and maeshelle west-davies

fresh cut wood by Jotham McCauley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
fresh cut wood by Jotham McCauley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

don’t forget to check out #OpeningsAndPremieres #Exhibitions!

23 Oct  Open Mic from Leipzig Writers @ Pontiatowski

Time to verbally or musically strut your stuff. Just what you expect from an event entitled OPEN MIC, the floor (and microphone) is open to all. It’s also ok if you want to just come and experience it from the audience. The event happens bi-monthly and is free. HINT: hazelnut vodka is orgasmic.

23 Oct  Kib.support – info part +Kufa @ Westwerk

Kib eV is offering a lecture and exchange to address the plight of the refugees. They believe they should be treated in a more dignified way and want to draw attention to individual stories. Afterward Kufa and music make the perfect backdrop for discussion.

All proceeds go to the projects and individuals, which were presented in the event info.

hong jin kim

23 Oct- 21 Nov  Soul Painting by Hong Jin Kim  @ Potemka

The foundation of the work is the observation of the interior, of the self and its control, and the external action through precision, clarity and concise, intuitive decisions.
Calling them Soul Paintings, Hong Jin Kim started this artistic development with the chance meeting of a man suffering from Alzheimer’s. Kim was 30 and decided to teach the man to paint.

more detailed info

designer's open

23 – 25 Oct  Designers’ Open @ Spinnerei

Annual fair revealing the latest trends in fashion-, product-, industrial-, furniture- and graphic-design, as well as in architecture. In addition to finding great stuff, the venue moves every year and the places are just as interesting as the exhibition. There are also several small exhibitions & events all over town.

echt alt 

23– 25 Oct  Echt Alt I Original Old International Upcycling Fair and ExhibitionKKW

In conjunction with Grassimesse and Designers‘ Open 2015 international designers, private collectors, galleries and design schools present beautiful recycled handcrafted products. On offer: clothing, jewellery, textiles, furniture, machines and art. The building itself is a great example of upcycling!

Opening: 22 Oct, doors open at 7.00
curator : Lilly Bozzo-Costa

24 Oct  Bahnhof XXL – celebrating 100 years of Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

Theatrical/musical celebration at the square east of the station (Willy-Brand-Platz).


24-25 Oct  Antik- und Trödelmarkt – Antique & Flea Market

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.

25 Oct  The Market – Closing Special – Streetfood, design & vintage market at Discover how cool Leipzig can be during the last Market event for this year at Täubchenthal. Streetfood, design & vintage, art, music, stuff to do for kids, they have it all.

"Logo DOK Leipzig“ - Licensed under Wikipedia.
“Logo DOK Leipzig“ – Licensed under Wikipedia.

26 Oct – 1 Nov  DOK – Int. Documentary & Animation Film Festival

Annual festival, showing over 3000 artistic films from 119 different countries this year. Check out our Ana’s DOK guide.

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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