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WHAT ARE the best events in the next two months around the globe? Carnivals, sports, movies, awards and more... For those bitten by the glamour and entertainment bug, here's an inventory of websites to hit on.
http://www.whatsonwhen.com/events/: The Asian X-Games comes to Kuala Lumpur.
The world's best alternative sports athletes will come to Malaysia, competing for prize money, medals and the most coveted prize of all, a qualifying place in the 2005 Summer X-Games to be held in America.
http://www.carnivalofvenice.com/index.asp?lang=UK: The Venice Carnival, which revives the traditional masked balls and elaborate costumes of the 18th century, is the highlight of the city's year. http://www.superbowl.com/: The Super Bowl is quite simply the biggest sporting event in the U.S.A. The culmination of a 16-game season and 12-team playoff rounds, it is surrounded by a host of parties and events sure to keep the city rocking day and night.
http://www.southamericanexperience.co.uk/brazil/brazil_carnival.html: Pretty much everyone in the world has heard of the Rio Carnival - it's the benchmark against which every other carnival is compared. The streets of Rio have a spirit and energy which has everyone enraptured for four days of infectious rhythmic shuffling, colour, smiles and unbeatable revelry.
http://www.istc.org/sisp/?fx=event&event_id=109562: Guggenheim Bilbao presents Michelangelo and His Age, an exhibition that analyses the artistic achievements of Michelangelo and his Italian contemporaries. The aim of the exhibition is to draw attention to the role of the Italian Renaissance in Western culture.
Berlin Film Festival
http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/index_25509.html: Featuring a juried international competition, a market and a very large number of screenings arranged under various categories, the Berlin International Film Festival is the biggest movie event in Germany and one of the most important film festivals in Europe.
http://www.oscars.com/: With studio presidents, agents, producers, stars and filmmakers getting together for a well-rehearsed orgy of mutual backslapping and publicity, the Oscars ceremony (Academy Awards) at the Kodak Theatre is the biggest movie-related media event in the world. The awards themselves are fun.
Hong Kong Arts Festival
http://www.hk.artsfestival.org/eng/homepage: The Hong Kong Arts Festival first held in 1973 is the premier arts event of the year, featuring dance, visual art, theatre and music.Each spring a wealth of international artists, as well as the best Asian and local performers, makes this one of the most vibrant and exciting festivals in the world.
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