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Old 02-02-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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International Events Guide

Hi everyone. The purpose of this thread is to bring you the events that are taking place world wide: music festival, art, shows... and so on. And I'm going to post info from many different places, as this Forum gathers members from many different places all around the world.

Today, CHICAGO and NEW YORK


If you're in Chicago (hey John!) you might go and visit the Chicago Auto Show (http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/) from the 8th to the 17th of February. It is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 100th edition of the Chicago Auto Show, giving it the distinction of being the first North American auto show to reach 100 shows.







If you're looking for some entertainment, you may also go and see the live gameshow 'Don't spit the water' at the Playground Theater, from 25 Jan 2007 to 31 Mar 2008 (Saturdays only), where each contestant fills their mouth with water and must avoid laughing and spitting it out while the rotating comedians try everything in their power to make them do just that. (lol, seems funny xD). The entry costs $12 and you may find more info in their website: http://www.dontspitthewater.com/






If by the other hand you're looking for some music, you might want go to see the Spice Girls live at the United Center. Will you be one of the first guys to behold their re-unification?? I guess that you would be lucky if you found available tickets now... xD by the way, they cost from $70 to $120. http://www.thespicegirls.com/en/index.html It seems there're still some available tickets, so hurry up!! This is their new look:




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If you're located in the East Cost, (in New York City], in this case), I'm sure you'd like to go to the Foo Fighters live concert in Madison Square Garden, in Manhattan. Foo Fighters take their melodic, guitar-heavy rock on tour in support of latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. It's on the 19th February and it costs from $29.50 to $49.50



For more info, visit their webpage: http://www.foofighters.com/




If you're looking for something else, you could try Ice Skating. Central Park has two ice skating rinks that are open in the winter months: Lasker Rink (north-Park at 106th St) and Wollman Rink (mid-Park at 62nd St). This must be one of the most picturesque places to ice-skate in the world. Set among the trees and rolling hills of Central Park and with a backdrop of Manhattan skyscrapers, it's magical.







If you don't really like this either, you could try at the 'Strawberry One-Act Festival', from the 14th to the 24th of February. Forty short pieces are chosen to take part and are performed on the stage. There are three or four performances each night and at the end of the show, the audience votes and helps determine which plays advance to the semi-finals and then final.






If you want some more info, more info will be posted soon!!

I'll keep posting events taking place in the USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France... and many other places.


An improved version is being posted soon.
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Re: International Events Guide

Hello! (I said I'd post, didn't I? ;P)

This seems like an interesting concept... I wonder whether people will actually visit any of the places other than concerts, films & related, festivals and such things.

I'm looking forward to see what you have to post about Portugal though. :P
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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That was the pilot episode xD

This guide will highlight some of the main events/attractions taking place world wide:

UPCOMING EVENTS [FEBRUARY]

• USA

- Chinese New Year Spectacular 30Jan - 9Feb - New York
The Chinese New Year Spectacular at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall is presented by New Tang Dynasty TV, a multilingual, non-profit TV network based in New York.
It takes place in the Radio City Music Hall, and it costs from $58 to $280. http://chinesesplendor.com/




- Red Melon - San Francisco

Famed for their Water Melon boat parties in San Francisco Bay, the Melon crew have now set up a monthly house night at the DNA Lounge.
After an overhaul and some extensive renovations, the Lounge is now a state-of-the-art, after-hours venue, complete with world-class four-corner EAW sound, fully immersive intelligent lighting, a brand new "floating" dance floor, fully remodelled restrooms and bars and a slew of added amenities.
The tickets costs $15 and it opens from 10pm to 4am.http://www.redmelon.com/

- Global Cuba Fest - Miami
On Sunday at sunset, music takes over Miami Beach as the Global Cuba Fest comes to town in the travelling "Spiegeltent". Cuba's young musicians mesh sounds of their roots with influences from other cultures, creating a delicious contemporary stew.
The Spiegeltent, which travels between Miami and New York, has an opulent decor of mirrors and brocade, seating 350 people in an intimate and original setting for any show.
It takes place from 13 Jan to 17 Feb 2008, on Sundays only in the Collins Park and it costs $28. http://www.spiegelworld.com/

- Foo Fighters - US tour
Feb 18, 2008, Worcester, MA
Feb 19, 2008, New York, NY
Feb 21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA
Feb 22, 2008, Binghamton, NY
Feb 24, 2008, Detroit, MI
Feb 25, 2008, Chicago, IL
Feb 27, 2008, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 28, 2008, Council Bluffs, IA
Feb 29, 2008, Fayetteville, AR

Foo Fighters take their melodic, guitar-heavy rock on tour in support of latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. http://www.foofighters.com



- Bruce Springsteen - Hartford, CT on February, 28th
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band continue to tour their first new studio album together for five years - Magic. This date is at the Hartford's XL Center.
"The Boss" has gained a reputation as one of rock 'n' roll's greatest live performers, giving his all every time he steps on the stage - sometimes playing for up to four hours. No wonder then that his army of fans are so loyal. It takes place in the HCC Arena and it costs from $65 to $95.



- Casablanca – Cambridge

Spend Valentine's Day reliving the glories of Casablanca at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, near Boston. Be shocked at gambling in Rick's Café Americain! Weep as Dooley Wilson plays As Time Goes By! Thrill as Rick Blaine dispatches Strasser!
The Brattle long ago made it a tradition to screen the 1942 film classic on Valentine's Day. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) runs the shady and immensely popular café, frequented by refugees desperate to leave Vichy-controlled Morocco, as well as all manner of cops and robbers. Into this den of iniquity walks Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), the love of Rick's life, but now the companion of French resistance agent Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid).
It costs $9,50, and you’ll be able to go the 14th and 15th of Februar.

-Festival Sundiata - Seattle

The Seattle Center celebrates African and African-American culture with Festival Sundiata, a four-day event showcasing the rich diversity of African music, dance, food, arts, crafts and much more.
Free to the public, the festival is dedicated to making African art, heritage and culture more accessible while highlighting local and regional talents and businesses.
http://www.festivalsundiata.org/





- NASCAR at Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway hosts races each season during the NEXTEL series of NASCAR races. The tri-oval shaped track opened in 1959 and has a seated capacity of approximately 240,000.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. Of the three race series they sanction, the NEXTEL Cup Series is by far the most popular.
It takes place on the February, 9th.







Let’s go to Europe now.




• SPAIN:

-Madrid International Fashion Week – Madrid

The Juan Carlos I Exhibition Centre in Madrid hosts International Fashion Week (SIMM), the most important female fashion exhibition in the country.
SIMM represents all areas of the fashion industry, from vanguard designers and party clothes to city and rural wear, everyday wear, sportswear, underwear, fashion for large women and teen fashion. Models also take to the catwalk, showcasing collections by up-and-coming and some more well-known designers. It costs €30 (€15 if you register beforehand) and it takes place in February, from the 15th to the 17th in the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1 (IFEMA).




http://www.simm.ifema.es/ferias/simm/default_i.html

-27é Festival de Jazz Terrassa - Terrassa

Important and well known jazz festival within the country, with the performance of artists such as Richard Galliano, Philipp Häfliger, Angela Brown, or David Pastor. It takes place from the 20th February to the 16th March.



http://www.jazzterrassa.org/

-Carnaval

This year (2008) carnaval begins on 30th January and ends on 10th February. Carnaval in Spain takes place on the streets of most Spanish towns. People dress up and go out, and dance all night long. In some places, such as Cadiz and the Canary Islands, colourful processions are organised and participants proudly wear elaborate costumes they have spent all year making. Don't miss the burial of the sardine procession on the Wednesday after Carnaval.

http://www.carnavaltenerife.es/
http://www.carnavaldecadiz.com/




-Sala Razzmatazz Barcelona – Barcelona

In Sala Razzmatazz Barcelona, there’re several performances all along February, such as the followings:

-Saratoga: February, 9th €15 - €18
-Queens of the Stone Age: February, 16th (sold out!)
-Avalanch + Amadeus: February, 23rd €18 - €20
-The displacements: February, 23rd €12 - €15

For more info, please visit the website: http://www.salarazzmatazz.com/






>>THAT'S THE FINAL OUTPUT. MORE INFO WILL BE POSTED PERIODICALLY ON THE BASIS OF THIS STRUCTURE, I DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO POST MUCH MORE INFO RIGHT NOW, SO I'LL ADD INFO ABOUT MANY OTHER EVENTS IN MANY OTHER DIFFERENT PLACES GRADUALLY.<<
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Re: International Events Guide

Okay, no need to shout... xD

The Carnival part reminded about Carnaval! XD

It's basically the same thing, except that it's from today, February 3rd, to February 6th, this year. The date varies every year.

Anyway, I think you should post something about the Brazilian Carnaval, when you have the time.
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