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Yoko Ono in Leipzig: Peace is Power

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Yoko Ono retrospective, Peace is Power at MdbK. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Yoko Ono retrospective, Peace is Power at MdbK. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“The retrospective is definitely worth experiencing. When I was there on a weekday recently, I saw people interacting. Teens were gluing together broken tea cups and saucers and excitedly stamping peace on parts of maps. Preteens were asking questions. Adults of all ages were enthralled.”

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Cocktail Open Mic: Ghost of seasons past

in Culture / Entertainment/LEIPGLO/My Leipzig/What's on
Ghost of seasons past. Dolores Delices, captured by Justina Smile Photography.
Ghost of seasons past. Dolores Delices, captured by Justina Smile Photography.

“Velvet wind, laced with cool silver light and spiced with innuendos of weekend… spurned me on my way to Baileo, a place where vegetables turn into fruit of art at the Cocktail Open Mic.” We’ve got three very diverse headliners this time: a famous Nepalese-American poet, a burlesque performer, and a solo electric guitarist. Fri, 23 Nov, 8-11:30 PM.

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When opera orders a beer at the bar

in Opera/What's on
Natasha and Juan, co-managers of Opera on Tap Leipzig. (Photo © Rico Molaro)
Natasha and Juan, co-managers of Opera on Tap Leipzig. (Photo © Rico Molaro)

Opera on Tap, a non-profit run by aspiring artists, has come to Leipzig to drag opera out of the house for a night on the town. The next show is 23 May at Beyerhaus.

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Gordon Raphael: rocking in the Noisy Chair

in Music/What's on
Gordon Raphael © Ruby James
Gordon Raphael © Ruby James

“Despite a career recording and producing household-name acts like The Strokes and Regina Spektor, ‘Sleep on the Radio’ is Gordon Raphael’s first full-length album, the first one with his songs and his name on the front cover.” (Interview & album review by Adam Carrington) Check out Gordon Raphael & the Half Full Flashes @ Leipzig’s Ilses Erika, Thu 10 May.

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Love and MuKo’s Count of Monte Cristo

in Arts/My Leipzig
Der Graf von Monte Christo, MuKo, 06.04.2018 // Edmond Dantès (Marc Clear) und Mercédès (Marysol Ximenez-Carrillo) © Kirsten Nijhof
Der Graf von Monte Christo, MuKo, 06.04.2018 // Edmond Dantès (Marc Clear) und Mercédès (Marysol Ximenez-Carrillo) © Kirsten Nijhof

“From the moment one walks into Leipzig’s Musikalische Komödie (MuKo), the mood is set with crashing waves and a thundering drum roll for The Count of Monte Cristo.” Catch it this Saturday or Sunday for the last time this season.

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UBI Theatre: Grassroots Butterflies

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Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen
Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen

“That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from.” – Review of UBI Theatre’s opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.

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