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Leipzig Events: Free open-air movie and ice cream at Werk 2 tonight

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

The whole shebang (a stop on the “Ben & Jerry’s Movie Nights” tour) starts at 7 p.m. at Werk 2 in Connewitz. The movie showing itself begins when the sun goes down, around 10 p.m. And oh, the movie? (500) Days of Summer.

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#GoingGlocal: “Thank you for your letter,” Part I (COLUMN DEBUT)

in Culture / Entertainment/Glocal/Literature
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

The idea in this new column is for people to share their transnational cultural experiences that shaped and changed them in some important way; the debut, running as a series for the next five weeks, features a Leipzig novelist’s relationship with all things Russian growing up in the old Karl-Marx-Stadt, and the friendship she built with a Leningrad pen pal.

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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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Brecht play “Baal” simultaneously translated

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

The theater Schauspiel Leipzig (at Bosestraße 1) will present the play “Baal,” written and scored by Bertolt Brecht, simultaneously translated into English this Wednesday evening, July 8. The play is about a lecherous, murderous youth, and was reportedly written by Brecht when he was very young himself: 20 years old and student in Munich. It…

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Two cities, one love

in Arts/Leipzig
Tale of two cities Facebook event cover photo

Touched by the story of a Mexican student she met at the Berlin Wall, a Chinese student in Leipzig decided to launch a project asking people to submit photos of Leipzig and other cities to be displayed side by side; the resulting exhibit, a melange of contrasts, conflict and peace from around the world, will debut at Uni Leipzig July 6th and run until the 12th.

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Teaching Germans the Indian dances I grew up with (with video)

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Teaching German women the dances from childhood in India. Photo courtesy of Amrapali Zaveri.

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.

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