Ana’s note: In case you haven’t heard, there’s a big Catholic celebration going on in Leipzig. And it’s happened literally 100 times before. But if the Church isn’t your thing, you can still visit the lovely Südfriedhof Cemetery, which also has a big anniversary this week and special events to go with it.
And you can also go and have a beer (or 10) at the Leipzig Beer Festival going on right next door, at the Völkerschlachtdenkmal. If you’ve still got the energy, you can go watch a couple runs and be healthy by osmosis.
Sounds like a plan! Doesn’t it?
► 100. Deutscher Katholikentag
100th Catholic Church Day(s)
“A German institution, the Katholikentag is a success story: for more than 160 years, it has convened Catholics and the faithful of all denominations in dialogue. The Katholikentag is political, spiritual, communicative and colourful. It will be held for the 100th time in May 2016 – this time in Leipzig.” More info (in English)
► Noches Latinas in BeyerHaus
When: 8 pm
Like every week recently, Latino Nights is on at BeyerHaus. Salsa courses, tandem to improve your Spanish and of course a lot of music are all part of the programme. (Event FB page)
► Turbolenz live
When: 8 pm
Where: Poniatowski Polish hub
► Leipziger Bierbörse
Beer Festival at Völkerschlachtdenkmal
One can try beers from all over the world in this giant beer garden at Völki.
► Lions Game Day
Leipzig Lions vs. Rostock Griffins
When: 4 pm
Where: Ratzeldome Stadium
“On the 28th, the Lions will face a tremendous opponent in the Griffins. Will they rise to the occasion and be a unit, be a family, and be a team? Will they be champions?” American football match. Tickets: 6 euros, sold at entrance. (Event FB page)
► Späti Turn Up
When: 3-9:30 pm
Goodbye party for a DJ friend, with DJ music and cocktails. Proceeds from the cocktails will go towards replacing some of the things that were robbed from his house in South Africa. More info on FB.
► Leipzig Photo Exhibition
When: 7 pm
Five photographers from Leipzig will present their work. More info here.
► Antiques Market
At AGRA Grounds
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.
Women’s Run at Clara Zetkin Park
From 9 a.m.
Charity event. Unite & run for no more violence against women & children! (Event FB page)
Fashion Run at Scheibenholtz Race Course
Race day with a hip theme: lifestyle, wellness & beauty. The sharpest dressers will be crowned King & Queen for a day.
► Kawi Kinder Flohmarkt
Fleamarket for kids
Second-hand market, held several times a year, for every thinkable child-related item, like clothes, toys, strollers, books, bikes etcetera. The indoor baby/toddler playground Kawi Kids is in Südvorstadt, at August Bebel Straβe 9.
► 130 Jahre Südfriedhof
130 years of Südfriedhof Cemetery
A day filled with tours, information stands, recitals and concerts at the impressive cemetery and crematorium next to the Völki monument.