Globetrotting

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am
 

London

Sometimes the significance of a moment is only apparent in hindsight. It is rare to feel the weight of true greatness as it unfolds, to be present and aware as history is made. One such opportunity is at hand: New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys (above) are set to hit the stage at London's O2 arena today.

Too large for any one venue, the historic performance is to be broadcast to more than 300 cinemas around the world.

Bruges

Starting on Tuesday, Belgian painter and cartoonist Kamagurka will curate a month-long multi-location show, 'Kamarama', in Bruges. The show will feature works by the artist and pieces from artists who inspire him. The art will be displayed in galleries and in the city's streets and will include pieces that Kamagurka (right) will produce live by himself and in conjunction with other artists.

Beijing

The 12th annual Meet in Beijing Art Festival runs in the capital for a month starting tomorrow. The diverse events include dance, visual arts and classical music performances. This year, the festival has expanded to cover the Chaoyang Pop Music Week and an electronic music festival at Beijing 751 Power Square. Don't miss modern dance performance Blanche Neige (Snow White, above) by Ballet Preljocaj, with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier.

New York

All eyes are on New York's Tribeca Film Festival, which comes to an end today. The influential event offered a potent collection of shorts, feature films, expert panels and raucous events all topped off with a hotly contested awards ceremony. This year's buzzed-about flicks include Mansome (above), a documentary exploring the rarely discussed world of male grooming.

New Delhi

India Goes 3D - a three-city Indo-Germanic music festival that brought together delegates and musicians from Cologne, Munich and Berlin with their counterparts in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore - ended yesterday in the Indian capital. The project was the brainchild of the Goethe-Institut in conjunction with Indian electronic music collective BLOT.

Chengdu

The Zebra Festival returns to its roots this week in Chengdu, where the three-day music event brings together acts from the mainland and around the world. In line with this year's theme, 'Play Music', attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam along with the musicians on stage. For the first time the festival also features a variety of environmental NGOs.

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