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Playing basketball with the Alabama Shakes

in Arts/Concerts/Culture / Entertainment/Music

What if you randomly got to hang out with your favorite band?

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Wheelchair skating at Leipzig’s Conne Island

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For last weekend, we announced that Germany’s first professional wheelchair-skater, David Lebuser, was coming to Leipzig to give a workshop at Conne Island. We found that pretty cool, so our glocal photographer Stefan Hopf stopped by to bring us a glimpse into the action. Here’s the result.

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Leipzig Events: Weeklong city festival celebrates 1000 years of Leipzig with different themes, parties, concerts, lectures; Plagwitz goes music-wild Saturday night

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Photo by A. Kliushnyk

There’s so much happening in Leipzig these days, in terms of party and arts and culture, that it’s difficult to keep track. One example is the “festival week” going on right now celebrating 1000 Years of Leipzig – the StadtFestTage – with a different theme everyday based on groups of people. Tuesday’s theme is sports enthusiasts, with a Zumba flashmob slated to congregate at the market square at 5 p.m. Wednesday it’s “everyday heroes” who get honored with special events, while Thursday is dedicated to students, and the whole weekend is filled with live concerts. And if you’ve still got stamina for more, check out the Plagbeatz music festival in Plagwitz, starting at 10 p.m. Saturday.

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My weekend in Leipzig: from Reudnitz to Connewitz

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Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Last Saturday, I donned my rain-defying tights, torn denim shorts, tank-top and jacket sans hoodie, jumped on my bike and spent much of the afternoon and part of the evening at Reudnitz’s Sonderposten and surroundings. I could already hear the samba drums when approaching Lene-Voigt-Park where that community fest took place, and once there, I was pleasantly…

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