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

Leipzig Events: Or how to deal with post-Christmas depression Jan 7-13

Christmas being the highlight of the winter season, it is not unusual to feel a bit depressed after the new year has arrived. I guess that is why shops have sales at this time of the year. If you want to fight your post-Christmas depression without buying useless stuff, here is what you can do in Leipzig this week.

As usual here is where you go if you have mastered the language of Goethe.

8th January ► Bebopalula is turning 6!

If you are fan of fifties and rockabilly music, you will find yourself on Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 70 at 20.00 for some live music. More info <3

9th January ► Opening of EchtUnverpackt Leipzig

The first no-packaging grocery store is opening in Leipzig on Saturday, so if you have an ecoconscience you can reduce your garbage by consuming a bit differently. The shop will be located in Leipzig green heart of Schleussig on Könneritzstrasse 88. More info <3

9th January ► One Night Club in UT Connewitz

As part of the Queer Movie Week, One Night Club will start with some short movies and will continue with music from Mrs Pepstein und Ralph Donis in the old Kinosaal. The event starts at 20:00 in Wolfgang-Heinze-Str. 12a. More info <3

11th January ► NoLegida turns 1: “Leipzig stays bright” (Leipzig bleibt helle)

It has been one year now that Legida has been demonstrating in Leipzig against immigrants and multiculturalism. At the same time it has been one year that counter-demonstrations promoting diversity and hospitality have been organised everytime Legida showed up. To mark this anniversary a demonstration will take place on Monday. The aim is to illuminate the entire ring road around the city centre with candles. If you want to join the event, be at Nikolaikirche at 18:00. Candles are provided and families are welcome! More info <3

12th January ► StartupCafe1 Events for Startups and Future Entrepreneurs: Culture and Startups (Veranstaltung für Gründer und Gründungswillige: Kultur+Startups)

Five speakers will talk about their experience with startups in Caba Café, Eisenbahnstraße 147 at 20:00.

13th January ► Nicola Quirin Concert

Nicolas Quirin brings his indie pop and folk to a Wohnzimmerkonzert, 19:30 at La Petite Absintherie, Münzgasse 3. Born in France, this singer-songwriter taught himself to play the guitar at age 11, and has been influenced by the music of Nick Drake, Radiohead, Bon Iver and others. His record-making has been a process largely written and evolved on the road, produced between Metz and Brussels. He is currently on a European tour, during which he will play at various German cities, including Dresden and Chemnitz besides Leipzig. More info <3

Have a nice week!

– Alexandra


and for maeshelle’s tip!


9 January ► afrikanishcher Abend

Remember Buti? Time to experience the great stuff he has put together for you. Listen Eat Dance
Food will be served from 19h00
Performances will begin around 9 and 10pm(African Time). lol

Then right after that we will be getting down to some;

Live Performances
Kaliliu(Kora)(African Storytelling)
Yahya Gladiator(Tropical Reggae)
Sakhile x Tom (Afro Funk)
Dingaan(Afro Reggae)
Shaun and Friends(Live African Spiritual Drum Session)


Pablo Gonzalez

DJ Buti


10Euro Entry(Soul Food Included)
FAMILY FRIENDLY UNTIL 00h00 so you can bring your children along for the live performances.

"Good food makes good people". In her column, Alexandra will present the culinary diversity that exists in Leipzig by discovering new and exciting places to eat. She will also present the family recipes from people who live in Leipzig, as a way to show the cultural diversity that exists in this city.

Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
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