The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this year and to commemorate the milestone San Francisco is throwing a city-wide party today. Highlights include a fireworks show that will shut down the entire bridge. There will also be art exhibitions, live music and dance, a classic car show, and a fair inspired by the bridge and dedicated to the theme of sustainable technology.
The Intro 2012 Beijing Electronic Music Festival took place yesterday at the capital's Xiedao ICEC venue. More than 20,000 partygoers were expected at the event where the headline artists included DJs such as Gui Boratto (right), Christian Smith and Anthony Collins. Intro was launched in 2009 and is now the largest outdoor electronic music festival on the mainland.
The Mori Art Museum is gearing up for Japan's first exhibition of contemporary Arabic art. 'Contemporary Art from the Arab World' opens on June 16 and will feature more than 30 artists. It explores the role of Arabic culture in contemporary Japan and endeavour to buck the negative stereotypes of the Arabian peninsula as a land of terrorists and conflict without contemporary cultural import.
All over Austria galleries and museums are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt. The Neue Galerie in Manhattan is bringing the festivities to America with its 'Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration'. The show will feature a series of Klimt's work including Pale Face, The Black Feather Hat (left) and The Dancer along with historical photos of the artist. The show runs through August.
This weekend marks the 42nd renewal of the Netherlands' premier live music gathering. This year's Pinkpop festival is anchored by Bruce Springsteen (below) and the E-Street Band, with support from an impressive cast of heavyweight acts such as The Cure, Mastodon, Linkin Park, The Afghan Whigs, The Specials and Soundgarden. The annual three-day event attracts 60,000 music fans to the lush, rural surroundings of the southern province Limburg on the border with Germany.
The Bangkok Music Society hopes yesterday's staging of Who is Afraid of the Opera? will whet the public's appetite for the art form. The production featured some of the most accessible material in the operatic canon, including pieces by Mozart, Wagner and Verdi alongside modern works such as Phantom of the Opera.