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Leipzig Events: Carnival time heats up the town, Feb 4-10

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February 4th -10th Carnival celebrations – Fasching Zeit

Weiserfastnacht, Rosenmontag, Fastnacht & Aschermittwoch are not Public Holidays all over Germany, but still schools, shops, public services etc. will be closed on Monday and Tuesday! For more info on this Roman Catholic based tradition >> <3

And on Sunday the 8th there is a Carnaval Parade through the city centre at 14:00, so grab your kids, dress up in a cute outfit and join! Details >> <3

February 5th -7th Motorradmesse – Motorbike fair at Messe Leipzig

It would be very stereotypical not to mention this fair to women. Not only men like motorcycles! More info >> <3

February 6th Concert Peter & the Wolf at Stadtbibliothek

Free concert in cooperation with the Bach Academy, starts at 11:00. More info >> <3

February 6th FamilienSpieleFest at Neues Rathaus

To kick off the start of the winter holiday break, the city of Leipzig organises a fun-packed games & play day for the whole family at the Town Hall. More info >> <3

ALL OF FEBRUARY

For those that can read German, a list of the main February events by Stadt Leipzig >> <3

– Ana’s tips:

February 5th ► Jack Nouvelle Live at Poniatowski

“A trip to the coffee houses of the 20s and 30s. The music calls to mind despite the lyrics in English the tradition of the French chansons, and invites you to dream and to melancholy.” More info >> <3

February 6th ► All Night Long with Alex Foley & Dj Buti (from #FUNkyFRIdayz)

“Enjoy African House music and dance all night long to ecstatic beats, mixed by Alex Foley & Dj Buti.” More info >> <3

February 6th ► WEST GROOVE #1

…and DJ Buti <3

February 7th ► Carnival party at new Gohlis café HomeLE 

“Theme: Carnival of the animals

Und wenn et trömmelche jeht (these are the first words of a ‘must know’ Cologne carnival song)…  seven years in Cologne have left me crazy about its carnival. Sure thing that we’ll be having our very own Cologne style carnival party at homeLE. Including…

… yummy sweet treats
… newspaper – and chair-dance
… a chocolate marshmallow speed eating competition and apple fishing
… happy carnival songs
… a grand polonaise
… fuuuun!!!

Entrance fee: 5 Euros/adult, 3 Euros/child. Everyone dressed up in an animal costume pays one euro less!

So work your makeup magic, jump into your leopard suit or create your own cat style! Let’s party!” – Maike Steuer. More info >> <3

February 4th-9th ► Multiple parties at Conne Island

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maeshelle’s tip:

Lobgesang - Ballett von Mario Schröder%0A%0AFrancisco Banos Diaz, Sarah Hochster, Joshua Swain%0A%0Aphoto: Ida Zenna

6 Feb 

Mario Schröder’s  Lobgesang @ Leipzig Ballet

The anniversary of the Reformation casts its shadow. The invention of printing by Johannes Gutenberg created a fundamental paradigm shift, increasing expansion of knowledge, paving the way for the Reformation movement. On the occasion of the fourth centenary of printing, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was commissioned by Leipzig City Council to compose “Lobgesang” which premiered on June 25, 1840 in the St. Thomas Church.

Mendelssohn’s Symphony Cantata is a celebration of light against the darkness: “So let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

Mario Schröder combines this with a work that marks the low point of the enlightened age in the 20th century. The texts of the poet Paul Eluard, who wrote about the French resistance at the end of the Second World War and their victory over tyranny. Unwavering faith gives hope of a more humane world with a large symphonic emphasis on the simplicity of the human voice.

With the ballet “hymn” Mario Schröder continues the successful collaboration with the Choir of Leipzig Opera Now continue with a central work of the Leipzig choral literature.

Premiere 06 February Opera House
Performances 19 Feb / 27 Feb / 08. Apr. / June 17 (all performances with introduction 45 min. Before the performance and audience discussion afterwards, except Premiere)

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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