Leipzig city center, photo maeshelle west-davies

WHAT’S ON IN LEIPZIG


Mund Stück / Mouth Piece

PREMIERE: 14 February 2019, 8 PM
Residenz, Spinnerei Halle 18, Leipzig

“Ant Hampton, British performance artist, and Rita Pauls, writer and actress from Argentina, hitch-hiked randomly through Germany for a week, asking a question to those who’d pick them up: ‘What do you feel needs to be said?’ They recorded the answers, and then learned those words by heart. The driver’s answers re-emerge on stage from Ant and Rita’s mouths together. They speak together in perfect sync not knowing the German language at all.” – Schauspiel Leipzig

Tickets and further info

Courtesy of Schauspiel Leipzig
Courtesy of Schauspiel Leipzig

Leipzig AI Meetup #5

18 February 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Basislager Coworking, Peterssteinweg 14, Leipzig

“While Natural Language Processing (NLP) is taking over the world, there are still so many things to learn about this revolutionary technology. Therefore we wanted to bring Stefan Bordag to our Meetup and listen to his valuable insights and applications of NLP!

“Our speaker is coming straight out of the AI startup scene of Leipzig and he is also a previous researcher at Leipzig University. Stefan is currently working as a Research Director at the EXB which is an NLP solution developer company. What is special about the EXB and Stefan is; they are not only doing research on NLP, they are bringing this tech to companies to improve their efficiency by reducing manual work that has to be done by humans.”

More info


Smut Slam: where sexy and storytelling collide

Cameryn Moore. (Photo: Caleb Cole)
Cameryn Moore. (Photo: Caleb Cole)

20 February 2019 – 7:30 door, 8 pm slam
Pizza LAB, Georg-Schwarz-Straße 10, Leipzig

“Wound up about Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. This February 20th, Leipzig’s only dirty storytelling open mic-based on real life, real lust, real sex–will give you the antidote for all the sap, with the theme of CRASH & BURN. Bring us your worst, with all the guts and the glory; we are strapped in and ready!

“Created and hosted by professional perv Cameryn Moore, the Smut Slam features real-life, first-person sex stories, guest stories from our panel of celebrity judges, and also THE FUCKBUCKET, a convenient receptacle for all your anonymous questions and confessions!

“SMUT SLAMMERS sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute dirty story, based on their real lives, and a lucky eight to ten names will be drawn at random.”

Tickets: €6/adv, €8/door
Adv tickets

FUCKBUCKET PRIZE PROVIDED BY Njoy, long-time sponsor of Smut Slams and other Cameryn Moore events; Storytelling prizes courtesy of FUN FACTORY and others.


Deine eigenART – Lifestyle Markt

24 February 2019, 11 AM – 5 PM
Haus Leipzig, Elsterstraße 22-24, Leipzig

FASHION EXCHANGE 2019 DESIGNER LIST 

Scalability and financial results are at the top of the agenda for mega-million-euro fashion companies. Even if H&M has branched out and is very creative in order to feel the pulse of contemporary currents with new concepts like Arket, there is a growing number of people from all walks of life and ages who want to have something different and more individual.

And here begins our story of Deine eigenART and their platform for Fashion Exchange (FAEX), as told by Managing Director Ingo Müller-Dormann. Having spent his formative years as tour manager of famous music bands, he came up with the idea of creating a roadshow for local designers to present their talents, products and ultimately brands.

When he started in 2013 in a number of cities in Germany, he wasn’t really sure what to expect. Since then, more than 50,000 visitors have been at the shows, with new cities like Würzburg, München, Melsungen and Bayreuth being added.

Deine eigenART logo.
Deine eigenART logo.

Why are more and more people happy to go to Deine eigenART Fashion Exchange?

Inundated by the mass market products that until recently were produced by child labour and are still being produced in sweatshop conditions, people are looking for new brands that have a sustainable story to tell. A story that has local content, and gives the buyer a rewarding feeling of doing something beneficial for the environment – while supporting designers and artists who normally would not have the power to go out and make their work and craft seen.

Fashion Exchange is a marketplace for handmade, bespoke, individual design with sustainable ingredients. The four defining pillars of FAEX are: knowledge, funding, production and sales. – LeipGlo, 2018


Die Macht der Vervielfältigung – Power of Reproduction

28 Feb – 23 March 2019
Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei Halle 12, Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

“With ‘The Power of Reproduction,’ the Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre will be showing 14 German and Brazilian artists in a joint exhibition at Spinnerei.

“Porto Alegre is well-known for its tradition of printmaking and the associated attitude of producing art for the small budget, making it accessible to a broader segment of the population. The exhibit is especially relevant in light of current events in Brazil, with the right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro dissolving the Ministry of Culture. The need for critical voices among artists, especially in a socially embedded genre such as graphics, is clearly demonstrated.”

Artist lineup:

Vera Chaves Barcello, Hanna Hennenkemper, Flavya Mutran, Carlos Vergara, Tim Berresheim, Olaf Holzapfel, Ottjorg A.C., XADALU, Marcelo Chardosim, Helena Canaan, Rafael Pagatini, Hélio Fervenza, Thomas Kilpper and Regina Silveira.

“The opening will take place on 28 February at 11 am at the Spinnerei, with the participation of the artists, the curator Gregor Jansen (Kunsthalle Düsseldorf) and the President of the Goethe-Institut, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann. There will also be a concluding podium discussion with the curator and Andreas Schalhorn (Kupferstichkabinett Berlin) on 23 March, coinciding with the Leipzig Book Fair.”


Deutsch-Spanische Freundschaft e.V. Leipzig

Regular music offers for young people:

“We are currently running two projects that will be held weekly until June 2019. The projects are funded within the framework of the support program ‘Kultur macht Stark,” and therefore the participation of young people aged 8-18 is free.” Make music with Ali Pirabi | R.A.P.- Real Alternative Power


Female Entrepreneurs and Creatives in Leipzig

“For all you ladies who wanna make stuff happen, join us! We meet every other Tuesday at 7 pm in Basislager to learn from and with each other in an interactive format (e.g. topics like target customer, your own brand, and thoughts on ‘fear’). And of course, there is always time for networking, sharing experiences, helping each other, and just having a lot of fun together. (Deutsch und English, yes both!).” – Damaris Kroeber


Welcome Centre Leipzig (WZL)

The Welcome Centre Leipzig (Willkommenszentrum) “is a service for citizens with migratory background who recently moved to Leipzig or those who already live in Leipzig for a longer period – irrespective of their residence permit status. However, it does not replace already existing special services and information centres.” The service is available for people including:

  • professionals and their family members
  • students
  • EU citizens
  • third-country nationals
  • refugees

Regular weekly opening hours:

Monday 1-5 pm
Wednesday 9 am-12 pm
Thursday 1-5 pm
Friday 9 am-1 pm

Location:
Otto-Schill-Straße 2
04109 Leipzig

Further information about the WZL can be found on its website.


Leipzig Stadtfest 2017. (Photo by maeshelle west-davies)
Leipzig Stadtfest 2017. (Photo by maeshelle west-davies)

For more local events, visit LeipGlo Events Feed on FB.