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Kino Xenix's May programme looks at coming of age and youth in general, including the following movies in English or with English subtitles: Hermosa juventud, Ghost World, El futuro, My Own Private Idaho, Frances Ha, L for Leisure, Rushmore, Beyond Clueless, Fish Tank, Virgin Tales, Lost in Translation. For showtimes and more information visit the Xenix site (in German).

The Zentrum für orientalische Tanzkunst dance centre is hosting an exhibition of photography by Sabua Gärtig celebrating the beauty, magic and variety found in Middle Eastern and North African dance. The show runs until May 2.

The Urban Storytelling Oasis returns with the following readings in English: Friday, May 8, 8 pm, "The Story Spinner", tales of passion, luck and fate; Saturday, May 9, 8 pm, "Kiss of the Muse" erotic and art tales, music by Emanuel Valentin and Max Castlunger; "Tales from Africa", for the family, Saturday, May 9, 2 pm- 3 pm. Tickets and reservations...

The Zurich Comedy Club presents Twelve Angry Jurors, by Reginald Rose. Performance dates: May 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 19.30 and May 16 & 23 at 17.00. Venue: Theater im Seefeld, Kirchgemeindehaus Neumünster, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zurich. Tickets available at Ticketcorner.

The discussion forum Zurich Salon is hosting a talk on May 26, titled Is the EU a threat to democracy or its guardian?

Zürcher Festspiele – A month-long performance festival held at theatres throughout the city. Some of the international events are in English. June 12 to July 12. www.zuercher-festspiele.ch

Pride Festival - Show your solidarity with the gay community. It's no longer a fringe festival, it's a party celebrating openness and it's great fun. June 19-21, with the main parade on June 20th. www.zhpf.ch

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