• Cafébabel is recruiting! Webmaster/Graphic designer (Apply before 19 September 2016) (POSITION FILLED)

    By on July 22, 2016

    [POSITION FILLED] We still haven't found the perfect fit, so the position is open again! Whether you have a degree or you’re self-taught, cafébabel is looking for someone who can be multitasking, whether it’s working alone on a graphics tablet or with our development team and our army of volunteers!

  • Marriage in Lithuania: Dangerous Liaisons

    By on Oct. 1, 2014

    Lithuania is resisting the rising unpopularity of marriage a bit more compared to other countries in Europe. A tenacity that has been carefully held by the quite influential church who suffers at the idea of sacrificing its main institution on the altar of 'new social tendencies'. An interview between Vilnius, Kaunas and an imbroglio of rebellious weddings.  

  • Tomas Šileika: 'We sing about what hurts in Lithuania'

    By on May 23, 2013

    Young Lithuanians are getting rid of the fears and prejudices of older generations: if they find something relevant in the work of Marx, or decide that glorification of private initiative and enterprise is not the only way, they will pursue it. Yet the path of creative expression is not easy for critically thinking artists, says the singer in the first Lithuanian left-wing rock band, Skyders 

  • Ladies what oppose Belarus in Vilnius

    By on Jan. 6, 2012
    Belarus is just 40 kilometres away from the Lithuanian capital. Belarusian human rights campaigners use Vilnius as an asylum and distribution centre - yet the Lithuanian president keeps up a good relationship with the Belarusian despot
  • Nightlife in Vilnius: ethnic minority benders

    By on Jan. 5, 2012
    6.7% Polish, 6.3% Russian, 1.2% Belarusian, 0.7% Ukrainian, 0.1% Yiddish, 0.09% Tartar…approximately 115 communities of ethnic minorities were listed in this vein in a 2001 census in Lithuania. How integrated are these groups in local society? One way of finding out is by hitting the tiles
  • From San Diego to Vilnius: all Jew you need for a library in Lithuania

    By on Jan. 3, 2012
    There is nothing more multicultural in Lithuania right now than the new library which opened in the capital of this Baltic state on 16 December. The concept is simple: all books, films and music must be about either a Jewish subject, writer or artist
  • Multikulti on the ground in Vilnius

    By on Dec. 7, 2011
    The 'on the ground' series of Cafe Babel projects returns to Vilnius. Read more here. The facebook event is here. We look forward to seeing you on Friday at 5 pm at Soulbox.
  • Let It Be Night 2011

    By on June 19, 2011
    Let It Be Night is an annual festival in Vilnius (see post two years ago). It brings together professional and amateur artists to perform at night. Most of the events are free of charge, and many happen outside. The idea is to make Vilnius more of a night city, which it is not. The festival takes place in June, just before academic year fully finishes.
  • First bubbles of this year

    By on June 1, 2011
    Also posted on As soon as it became warm enough, relaunched its initiative called "Bubble the City" in English (in rather unsuccessful search for an adequate term for the creative Lithuanian "Burbuliatorius"). As last year, it takes place in Lithuanian cities and towns, as well as the most popular migrant destinations.
  • Lithuania's Independence Day tainted by nationalist demonstration in Kaunas

    By on Feb. 16, 2011
    Let us start with something positive on this special day. I would like to wish a happy Independence Day to all citizens, inhabitants and friends of Lithuania. May we all grow together and have an opportunity to see this country become increasingly a better, more equal and more welcoming place for all.