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April is almost over, but the fun’s just begun

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This week has not really been the best in terms of weather. We could almost forget that Sunday is the 1st of May. May: a month laden with public holidays and usually time to put those coats away for summer. This weekend is packed with events to see April safely on its way.

We’d like to thank  Marjon once again for all her great tips.

For those who can read German, a list of May events by Stadt Leipzig 

1 May, 5 May, 15 & 16 May ► Public Holidays

On resp. Labour Day, Day of the Ascension  (for many also plus Friday the 6th ‘Brückentag’) and Pentecost Sunday & Monday (Whitsun) all schools, shops and public services will be closed. NOTE: On the 5th the Germans also celebrate Männertag, seemingly a cross between Father’s Day and a Stag party. Don’t be surprised to come across funnily dressed men misbehaving as early as 9 in the morning.

16 April – 16 Oct

Crafts & Design from The Netherlands & Flanders at Grassi Museum – location: Museum of Applied Arts

Special exhibition with delightful objects from the dutch part of Europe. More info (in German): Here

 16 April – 15 May 

 Prinz Charles Jungpflantzenverkauf – Garden plants at Westwerk

Young garden plants, both ornamental plants and fruit & vegetables, are sold in the large hall of Westwerk. From Monday till Sunday from 13:00-19:00. Info only on FB  

28 April

Girls’ Day Boys’ Day – Berufe ausprobieren

Event helping young adults choose a professions and also giving them insights beyond traditional gender roles:  http://www.girls-day.de/ and http://www.boys-day.de/

Integration Day at Neues Rathaus

Free event giving valuable information to all those wishing to integrate into German society. With workshops, information about diploma valuation, educational films & readings, and more. Download the multi-lingual flyer here

 

►maeshelle’s tip: The Flamenco Thief at HELMUT

►Stammtisch Deutsch Englisch Cafe Waldi: 20.00

It’s a nice opportunity to find a tandem parter to improve your German. More info here

► DJ Lounge “Friday on My Mind” Poniatowski Polski Bar & Restauracja: 20.30

29 April 

Tapetenwerkfest & Frühlingsrundgang – Spring Gallery Tour

The ‘little sister’ of Spinnerei opens to the public twice a year. Info here

Sommerkino auf der Feinkost – SummerCinema

Season Opening, keeps going the whole month of May. Look at the program here

 ►Crafting Economic Security- North America, Europe, and the future of Transatlantic Trade

Germany and Europe are seeking to build a 21st century trade architecture with North America. The Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the most significant transatlantic effort since the end of the Cold War to craft a new model of economic security between North America and Europe. These efforts are controversial, however, and are being hotly debated on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us for a one-day conference with leading experts and the U.S. Ambassador to Germany to discuss and debate the future of transatlantic trade. Program here. Note that you need to register for the event

►QUIZ NIGHT! The English Room: 19.30-23.00

Get your thinking caps on, get your team together (or we can find you one) and get down to The English Room! Quiz Rules 1) There will be a small entrance fee of 1 euro (per person) to compete (this money will then be part of the grand prize). 2) The maximum number of people allowed in a team is six. Teams of larger sizes will be introduced to new friends! 3) More chances to win points and prizes.General Knowledge Round: if you’re stuck and don’t know the answer, a funny wrong answer might get you a point. m+

► maeshelle’s tip: Blind Date at the LOFFT: 20.00

What kind of chemistry can happen when two people meet for the first time? Will they merge or clash? Performers, who haven’t met, improv. Will they be able to pair or will it be a conflict of solos? Raphael Hillebrand (breakdance, parkour, martial arts, acrobatic), Martina Hajdyla Lacová (contemporary,energetic, impulsive) and STEPHAN KÖNIG (composer, conductor, jazz pianist). more info

►maeshelle’s tip: Afrika In Motion Presents Funke Al Sherif

►maeshelle’s tip: ˚QUEER PARTY˚ – Freitag’s Extravaganz @Kulthum

DJanes:∞∞Naroma Alx∞∞••••••Dj Bella••••••electro-minimal-world-bounce

►maeshelle’s tip: Flugobst at Charlytown

Schmeckefuchs…..Goldschall & Rausch….Naroma….Jonas Wiese *LIVE

30 April

*Marjon’s tip* ►Leipzig Courage Zeigen

Like every year open air concert on Markt square, with a political message “We still need to show courage”. Young artists perform FOR tolerance and AGAINST racism. Info

 Tanz in den Mai (Dance into May) with Kollektiv Ost, Niko Schwind, ANIÈ ivm / Täubchenthal: 23.00

Tickets here

 30 April & 1 May

Spinnerei Spring Gallery Tour

A must see art location & event More info here

Antiques Market at AGRA

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. Also consider that you have to go there early in the morning because it finishes quite early. More info & dates 

1 May

Spinnereirundgang, Tapetenwerkfest, AGRA Antiques Mart

Start of Season (Aufgalopp) at Scheibenholz Racecourse

A fun packed day, which includes horse related activities for young children and “Lady with the Prettiest Hat”-contest. Most people dress up for it like at Ascott. Tickets can be purchased online (adults from 8€) or at various shops (Vorverkaufsstellen). More info about the event (in German) here  and ticket prices here

"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.

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