Participant at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015, Leipzig. Name unknown. Photo by Marjon Borsboom.

Out of the shadows…

Participant at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015, Leipzig. Name unknown. Photo by Marjon Borsboom.

By Ana Beatriz Ribeiro

The theme for our events post today is “out of the shadows.” Why? First of all, I was inspired by the exhibit, running March 9th-May 29th, commemorating 25 years of the annual Gothic Fest in Leipzig, the largest of such festivals in the world. (Thus the photo of the beautiful lady above – taken by Marjon at last year’s fest; you can access more photos in our Wave Gotik Treffen gallery, by the way, and some gothic-related music musings and examples too.) You can find more info about said event – “Leipzig in Schwarz, 25 Jahre Wave Gotik Treffen” – on the exhibit’s Web site.

Second of all, it’s a weekend to be out and about exploring different markets, as there are plenty: Antik- & Trödelmarkt on Festplatz am Cottaweg (March 4th-6th), Feinkost Flohmarkt at Feinkost-Hof (March 5th), and Flea Market at the Alte Messe (March 6th).

And not to forget – it’s a time to commemorate how far we’ve come but also to reflect on how far we still need to go to bring everyone “out of the shadows” and into equal rights and opportunities. From March 10th-23rd, Leipzig will hold toLEranz, “international weeks against racism,” with “all kinds of events and meet-ups all over town,” according to Marjon, who provided a link to the program (as well as most of the events tips for today and as usual). Also, International Women’s Day is on March 8th, and you can join the city’s related special events starting on March 6th and a feminist-themed anti-Legida protest on March 7th. While on the topic of women’s liberation, if you’ve got a few bucks to spare, you can participate in a crowdfunding campaign to get “green”outside furniture in time for spring for the cozy intercultural café HomeLE, run solo by a female entrepreneur, Maike Steuer. She bakes sehr lecker sweet stuff and makes all the coffee and does all the promotion and organizes exhibits and concerts at her beloved and recently opened Gohlis café, all while raising her son.


Here are more events recommended by Marjon Borsboom:

March 3rd ► Gin Club at B10 – every 1st Thirstday of the month from 21:00

Try new mixes and flavours from a variety of gins and tonics. Let the team of B10
(Beethovenstraβe 10) advise & surprise you. It’s cheaper than therapy!

March 12th & 13th Medieval Market – Mittelaltermarkt at Kohlrabizirkus

For those who love the Middle Ages, re-enactment etc. If you dress accordingly, you pay less. More info

For those who can read German, a list of March events by Stadt Leipzig, here.

Here are events and activities recommended by Maeshelle West-Davies:

VARY + ROW present Leskin (Early Sounds Recordings)
Saturday, March 5th at 11:00pm

WATCH MI STEP Dancehall Classes ab 11. Januar in Leipzig
Monday, March 7th at 5:30pm

Drag Race Screening – KissKissBangBang
Tuesday, March 8th at 8:00pm
TwentyOne Leipzig

More tips from our Facebook friends:

Wine Tasting
Friday, March 4th at 7:30pm
The English Room

MYZEL – Lesung im Tacoholics
Friday, March 4th at 8pm

Crowdfunding Do’s and Don’ts
Wednesday, March 9th at 3pm

BrewSebs LIVE
Thursday, March 10th at 8:30pm
Poniatowski Polski Bar & Restauracja

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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