Alternatives to the Euro Cup

Friday marks the start of the Euro Cup. Yeah a month of football is on tap. I know some of you will be glued to the TV during the games, but for those of you who are not into it, there’s still a way! Here are some fun and groovy alternatives to get your week(end) going.

9 June

► Noches Latinas in BeyerHaus

When: 20:00

Where: BeyerHaus

(Ernst-Schneller-Str. 6)

Spanish course and salsa classes are waiting for you like every Thursday.

10-19 June

► Bachfest Leipzig 2016

A lot of Bach, a lot of music, like every year. They have a functional English website this year with tons of info and discounts on the tickets!

10 June

Endlezz Disco BBQ Cypher

When: 16:00

Where: Alte Damenhandschuhfabrik

(Klingenstr. 20)

The bbq starts at 16:00 outside and from 22:00 the party starts with a long list of DJs: ◎ DJ Buti ◎ RZR ◎ Carool ◎ Zebsta ◎ Drunkenstein ◎ HMZ. Free entrance, children are welcome (perhaps not to the party afterwards).

 ILL-read! Cabaret

When: 20:00

Where: International Library Leipzig

(Eisenbahnstr. 107)

The theme of the evening is erotic literature. Hot hot hot. Books that fit the theme will be presented and read during the evening. The drink of the evening is whisky and soda.

Ed Lopez – Intimate Music

When: 20:00

Where: Poniatowski Polski Bar & Restauracja

(Kreuzstr. 15)

With more than a decade dedicated to singing jazz and boleros, his sincere sensibility and a voice of a warmth and dexterity able to reach deep withing hearts, Ed has developed a very unique style that we could define as “jazzy-Latin-pop.” The singer-songwriter sings with an extra touch of that world-famous Latin American passion. Voice and guitar, a music made to sit back, relax and take a trip back into memories and feelings. A 5 euro donation is welcome.


When: 20:00

Where: Brauereilokal mit Biergarten & Bowlingbahn

(Oststr. 38)

Blaswerk Leipzig is giving an open air concert for the second consecutive year.

11 June

► Open air African evening

When: 12:00

Where: Kultur Lounge

(Dresdner Str. 25, the back house)

Music, food, clothes market, crafts market, children’s activities, hair salon, live band and an art exhibition. A celebration to promote culture and tolerance. Don’t miss it (I wouldn’t miss the hair salon).

It’s a Lions-Gameday! Leipzig Lions vs. Cottbus Crayfish

When: 16:00

Where: Leipzig Lions

(Ratzelstr. 102)

If you are more of an American football person, don’t miss the Leipzig Lions playing. Entrance 6 euros.

► Inky Ensemble feels homeLE

When: 20:00-23:00

Where: Homele

(Georg-Schumann-Str. 130)

Come to this literature concert with Stew Tun, Edu Lopez and Tom Kühnel, and find out the guys’ stories, and what has pulled them, and still pulls them to where they are heading. Come ride this roller coaster of emotions and collaboration with them.
Entry at 8 p.m. – starts 8:30 p.m. 7€ at the door – and a surprise gift if you catch the Early Bird, 5€ (before 10/06).

Seifenblasen-Flashmob 2016 LEIPZIG

When: 15:00

Where: Augustusplatz

This is really the coolest flashmob EVER! At 15:00 you arrive at Augustusplatz, you put out a soap bubble device of your choice, and for 5 min you go at it. Be a child again. When the five minutes are gone, you are as well. It will happen only if the weather is good.

12 June

The Market – Craft Beer Edition – at Täubchenthal

Streetfood, design and vintage, art, music, stuff to do for kids, they have it all in trendy Plagwitz. Last time I was there, I completely adored the food and all the nice products they sold at the market. More info (in German)

Ökofete 2016

When: 12:00-19:00

Where: Clara-Zetkin-Park

More than 140 stands with organic products, food, clothes, cosmetics etc. Lots of activities. More info.

And last but not least, of course…

► Germany vs Ukraine, Euro Cup

When: 21:00

Where: Well, it’s in France but you can always watch it on TV or at one of the many public viewings in the city.

"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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