LMU Munich opens its gates to students throughout Munich every year for the Uni-Sommerfest! With about 5,000 visitors, it is the largest student event in Munich. The festival, which began in 1995 and is organized by the Student Union, features a large open-air stage in the south courtyard where attendees can enjoy live music from local bands. Other events include a poetry slam, debates, and cabaret/improv theater performances, as well as film screenings and karaoke. The evening is capped off by an exhibition of various visual artists. For night owls, there is also a dazzling array of nightclubs, including an open-air dance club.