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May 1-2: Spinnerei galleries in Leipzig open wide for springtime tour, 10th edition

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

I highly recommend you taking part of your Labor Day weekend to visit Spinnerei in Plagwitz, the big old textile mill that has been turned into the most famous set of art galleries in Leipzig. It’s the 10th anniversary of the galleries’ spring open house or “go around” (“Rundgang”); so expect some extra special –…

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Labor Day: Visiting poets from Hamburg and Berlin to take on locals at Distillery poetry slam in #Leipzig

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Poetry and prose

Plans for Labor Day? Feel like going to a poetry show? There’s a poetry slam on the start of your 3-day weekend on Friday, May 1, and this is indeed a show rather than a reading. In it, poets compete to see who can move and excite the audience the most. The Labor Day slam…

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April 23-29: Movies shown in #Leipzig in English and other original languages, and 3 alternative film festivals

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

Our regular Wednesday listing of movies playing in Leipzig in “OmU,” “OV” and “OF” for the next seven days has something extra to announce today: There are three (!) film festivals going on this movie week (Thurs-Wed) in Leipzig. All of them feature at least some movies not dubbed in German and instead shown in their original foreign…

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Saturday, April 18: “Karli quakes” in big Leipzig street festival

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

I’m super hyped about this Saturday. Karl Liebknecht Straße, known to many as KarLi – the main street in the Südvorstadt district where I live and one of Leipzig’s major nightlife strips – is expected to “shake” all day long this time. From 10 a.m. until late this Saturday, April 18, local spots will open up their…

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April 16-22: Listing of movies playing in #Leipzig in their original foreign languages including English

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

Here we go again with our new weekly feature! The menu of diverse genres keeps expanding, of movies playing in Leipzig in “OmU,” “OV” and “OF.” Not as few and far between as you may have thought. If it’s in a language you don’t know at all, rest assured that there should be at least German…

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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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