Archive for August, 2008
This exhibition tells of the power of imagery and how images of powerful women were used by the two Medici queens of France to legitimize their rule at a time when women in such positions were rare. It brings to Firenze’s fifteen monumental tapestries commissioned by Caterina de' Medici (1519-89) in the mid-16th century and [...]
Torino – September 19 – November 11, 2008 The history of cars in Torino has developed along two lines that in many cases have intersected, creating sparks and beneficial interactions that have brought the city and Piemonte unrivalled fame on the world stage.
The festival "Cantus Angeli" is an international encounter of choirs where they exhibit their choral and musical art in the magnificent land of the Magna Greece. Every group will enjoy the beauty of Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, the riches of Salerno, Cilento and the valley of Diano.
Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour, Lawrence, KS: This annual event near Lawrence, KS takes place October 4-5, 2008 and provides a perfect example of experiential tourism opportunities great for the entire family. For just $10 per car, visitors tour a variety of different farms and other venues specializing in agriculture, horticulture and livestock. Learn about [...]
Pack your bag, complete with hiking boots. Step two: Head to BC's awe-inspiring Cariboo region. Step three: Take in the scenery and recognize that you've already taken the first few strides into what is sure to be a memorable hiking holiday. Indeed, in this spectacular neck of the woods, navigating on foot can lead to [...]
At the Aerie Resort and Spa, few edible outings can equal the fervour of foraging for fungi. What's the draw, you ask? Well, beyond the mushrooms, it's the company you keep – particularly that of executive chef Castro Boateng and Brother Michael, a Benedictine monk. During the Great Fall Mushroom Hunt, held every Saturday from [...]
If you've ever dreamed of watching an Olympic event live and in person, here's your chance. Between October 3 and November 7, 2008, Canadian residents can visit vancouver2010.com to request their choice of 2010 Olympic Winter Games tickets. Keep in mind, there's no rush for Canadians to submit their request on day one, as ticket [...]
JERUSALEM’S CONVENTION CENTER TO UNDERGO MASSIVE RENOVATIONS In a move to put it on par with the world’s best convention centers, the Jerusalem International Convention Center (JICC) will undergo an estimated $80 million in renovations in 2009, doubling the size of the combined 190,000-square-foot space. The convention center, located in Jerusalem, has hosted thousands of [...]
WARHOL'S JEWS: TEN PORTRAITS RECONSIDERED AT THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
San Francisco, August 2008 – Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered will be on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from October 12, 2008 through January 25, 2009. The series depicts ten luminaries of Jewish culture: Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and [...]
Experience Paris Paris is famous for the Eiffeltoren, the Arc the Triomph, the splendid churches and the beautiful shops. But do you do want to have an unique experience? Go for a ride with an old-fashioned 2CV through the streets of Paris and discover the less well-known spots. Coming soon on www.like-a-local.com: more local activities [...]