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

Leipzig Events / Openings and Premieres: Not into costumes? Don’t worry, there’s still stuff for YOU! 30 Oct – 4 Nov


By Marjon Borsboom and maeshelle west-davies

With so many Halloween parties planned, we decided to put the ART OPENINGS and other non-Halloween events together this week. The only place that you need to dress up for is the Opera Ball. Have fun!

chandelier maeshelle west-davies

If you haven’t had a chance to go to these, they aren’t over yet.

22 Oct – 1 Nov DOK Leipzig – Documentary & Animation festival

International festival of Documentaries and Animated film, with a vast number of films shown on various locations all over town. More info www.dok-leipzig.de

23 Oct – 8 Nov ► Echt Alt – Original Old at Kunstkraftwerk

The recently opened new Leipzig art-hub Kunstkraftwerk, located in an industrial heritage building, hosts an array of high quality upcycling design, such as fashion items and furniture. More info: http://www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com/veranstaltungen/ or on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1721209408109920/


26 Oct – 08 Nov ► Zeitkino – Historic movies at Hauptbahnhof

Because of the 100 year anniversary of Hauptbahnhof and 1000 years Leipzig, in cooperation with DOK, documentaries depicting the history of Leipzig are shown in the old ‘Wartesaal’ = waiting room. Free entrance. More info: http://www.promenaden-hauptbahnhof-leipzig.de/news-events/events-aktionen/kalender/phlzeitkino/detail/

ASPN‎ MAYA SCHWEIZER – Der sterbende Soldat von Les Milles

30-31 Oct   Maya Scheizer- Der sterbende Soldat von Les Milles / Le soldat mourant des Milles @ ASPN

Friday, October 30, 7pm: Screening and artist talk with Maya Schweizer and Anna Lena von Helldorff, graphic designer of the newly published catalogue: “Lieux de Mémoire and Desire”

Saturday, October 31: 7pm: Screening


29 Oct – 8 Nov  Leipzig Genieβt – culinary festival

There are 10 days, 28 activities and 1500 ‘Geniesser’ involved. Download the program at: http://www.leipzig-geniesst.de/

watch mi step

31 Oct  Everybody Welcome Everybody Dance Workshop from WATCH MI STEP Dance School @ Distillery
Dance School Watch Mi Step, has been offering authentic Dancehall classes and workshops in Leipzig since 2011 and showcase all over Germany.
Wanting to do something to relieve the tension of the current refugee situation, they thought, “Why not connect through music?” And here’s your chance to do just that. The 31 Oct workshop is free. Locals are asked to give a donation which goes straight to the Leipzig Refugee Council. There’s space for 20 locals and 20 refugees. Let’s all dance together and have some fun.
If you’re feeling the same vibes, contact them via info@watchmistep.com.

Sat from 2.00

31 Oct – 30 Apr  “Musikautomaten aus Leipzig” – exhibition at Grassi Museum

New exhibition ate the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments. No info available online yet. Go to www.grassimuseum.de and find out about it later this month.

31 Oct  Leipziger Opernball – Gala at the Opera

You can either be very lucky to have tickets, or have a look at all the celebrities arriving at Augustusplatz. The gala starts at 19:00. More info http://www2.leipziger-opernball.com/

1 Nov  Verkaufsoffener Sonntag – shops in the city centre open on a Sunday

1 Nov ► All Saints Day (Allerheiligen)

On this day Catholics and some Protestants in Germany honour the lives of saints. They also commemorate deceased relatives and visit their graves, e.g. at the beautiful Südfriedhof. In Saxony this is not a Public Holiday.


3 Nov  Kochkunstfest – Vegan & Vegetarian cooking event at Moritzbastei

What can 10 well known chefs do without using any animal products? Find out at Moritzbastei from 19:00 hrs. More info: http://www.kochkunstfest.de/koch_kunst_fest/ NOTE: the old event date of 5th November is used on the website! On FB the right date is shown: https://www.facebook.com/KochKunstFest

4 Nov Sinfoniekonzert der Hochschule – concert by young musicians

Students of the HMT give a concert at the Gewandhaus. More info: http://www.hmt-leipzig.de/de/hmt/veranstaltungen?start:int=10#date_item_154811

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.

Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
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