A group of 30 people have all pitched in to save the Kohlgarten Cafe (Kohlgartenstr. 51), now called HELMUT!. They plan to organise various activities, including film nights, specialty lunches, exhibitions and parties. They are throwing a soli party Saturday around 11:30 p.m. at Feinkost (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 36). Bring your dancing shoes and donations.
Our glocal music columnist Kapuczino today reviews “We Are Undone,” the 5th studio album of Californian indie band Two Gallants, excited that “tomorrow – Saturday, July the 4th 2015 – they’re entertaining us at Werk 2 in Connewitz. You couldn’t think of a better way than celebrating Independence Day with this amazing combo from San Francisco, about to arrive in Leipzig with their bags full of anti-gentrification anthems and lyrical weltschmerz to mark the occasion.”
Amrapali Zaveri describes a little bit of the experience of seven German women learning from her the “Dandiya” and “Garba” dance and performing it in Leipzig, as well as the cultural and historical background of the dances. You can catch them at the Leipzig Sommerfest und Trödelmarkt this Satuday.
Our glocal film columnist today gives us insights into Oscar winner “Birdman,” which reappears in the Leipzig OmU movie circuit from time to time. “Peppered with black comedy,” it’s a quirky mix between a superhero movie and “indie-mainstream arts film.”
Weekly over the months of July and August, well-connected Leipzig resident Marjon Borsboom will be sharing with LeipGlo readers her picks for events in the Leipzig area – a whole array of interesting, diverse stuff. Here is the first instalment. You can find more events at http://www.Facebook.com/leipglo.
Leipzig is not just cool alternative events and venues and beautiful parks and lakes and not just a sense of community and solidarity, either; unfortunately, as our political columnist explores today, the problem of xenophobia in Leipzig and its region, perhaps most infamously in Dresden, has been tainting the news for a while, long before Pegida and Legida came along.