The Exorcist, arguably one of the scariest films of all time, is treading the boards . A new adaptation of the 1971 horror classic (it was a novel before becoming a film) had its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse on July 3 and will run until August 12. The show is directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle and was adapted for the stage by playwright John Pielmeier. The star-studded cast includes Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain.
Serbia's Exit Festival is coming to the country's second largest city from Thursday until next Sunday. This year's event features a bizarre mash-up of artists. It's doubtful whether Erykah Badu (above) ever thought she'd perform on the same bill as Guns N' Roses. Duran Duran will also make an appearance alongside New Order, Knife Party, Little Dragon and Felix Da Housecat.
The third annual Beirut Art Fair ends today in the Lebanese capital. The gathering focuses on contemporary art and design from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, and represents a collaboration of 40 international art galleries. It also offered talks, cultural events, opportunities for collectors to meet with dealers and gallery representatives, and of course, happenings.
Running until September 9 at Chicago's Smart Museum of Art is 'From the Land of the Morning Calm: Traditions of Korean Art'. The exhibition spans more than 1,000 years of the nation's art and explores the subject in terms of cross-cultural exchange and assimilation. The show also features talks, teas and, on August 4, a family day at which children can experiment with Korean clay.
American actor Andy Griffith died last Tuesday at his home in North Carolina. He is best known for playing Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and later as a defence lawyer on Matlock. Griffith came to represent a more gentle kind of American archetype, the plain-spoken, well-meaning small-town man with a heart of gold.
'Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style', now on until September 5 at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, celebrates the James Bond franchise by shedding light on the behind-the-scenes design and look of the world's most famous spy. The exhibition explore every facet of the Bond aesthetic from tailoring to automobiles and, of course, there will be a martini bar.