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May 2015

10 songs for the beginning of a relationship

in Dating/Music
Songs for beginning of relationship or fling.
Songs for beginning of relationship or fling.

Possible romantic inspiration – and cringe-worthy picks.

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Where to meet your next date in Leipzig

in Dating
Where to find your next date in Leipzig.

Conventional, modern and extraordinary places to find dates

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Music: “The Journey to Afrika began in Leipzig” (or a love letter of sorts to Dagobert)

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Music

I have a confession to make and it feels much easier to do so now, in the aftermath of the WGT with its broad acceptance of the most fantastic quirks. My latest musical obsession is a Schlager singer. Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in dismissing entire genres of music, but since my late teens I was raised on strict diet of guitar-based Indie rock with the occasional pop classic strewn in. Ever since I had a clear-cut idea of what is cool and Schlager clearly wasn’t. In the case of Dagobert, however, there’s no way of denying it. There are catchy tunes, there are the sha-la-la choruses and German lyrics which were on my lips in a matter of a heartbeat.

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Restaurant review – Jimmy Orpheus at Leipzig west

in Food

When you enter the café you immediately feel the fifties ambiance from the lamps to the tables and chairs. Then comes the menu. Instead of opting for a classical printed menu, the owners opted to invest a bit more in the design. The doodles of the food and drinks totally worked for me. In terms of content, their menu focused on quality instead of quantity; they have four breakfast options and perhaps six or seven lunch options, but almost all their products are regional and organic.

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#MoviesOmU: English language and other non-dubbed version showings in Leipzig, May 28-June 3

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment

Here’s our regular Wednesday listing of movies being shown in English and other original languages at Leipzig cinemas for the next seven days. This week marks the beginning of the Sommerkino auf der Feinkost, with a huge screen set up at the Feinkost complex in Südvorstadt for the summer evenings. In the city center, this Monday once again brings us the OmU Sneak Preview at Cinestar.

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Leipzig Events: Asia in the African imaginary and from the perspective of a South African scholar, June 3

in Allgemein

A very well-accomplished but apparently quite modest fellow glocal will be speaking in Leipzig on Wednesday, June 3. It’s the inaugural lecture of Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen, the recently appointed Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University’s Research Academy. It’s entitled “Asia in the African Scholarly Imaginary,” and sounds intriguing to me, so I’ll be there. The lecture starts at 5:15 p.m. and lasts until 6:45 p.m., at the Alter Senatssaal, Ritterstr. 26, 04109 Leipzig. It’s open to the general public.

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