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Light Festival Amsterdam Photo: Shutterstock
Light Festival Amsterdam Photo: Shutterstock

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5 events you shouldn´t miss

Wondering where to go next? Maybe these events will help you decide.

San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival Photo: Shutterstock

Spirit world, San Francisco

For those of you who like a quality drink, don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of the world’s best spirits all in one place. At the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival there will be a selection of over 100 ultra-premium spirits from around the world. The ticket price includes admission, tasting glass and unlimited tasting.

September 9–10 2016
City View at Metreon, 135 4th Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco

craftspiritscarnival.com

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A big friendly birthday, London

The popular English writer Roald Dahl, best known for his children’s books, was born on September 13 1916. There are various events taking place throughout the year to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, including the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) in Pictures exhibition at the House of Illustration in London. The exhibition contains 40 original illustrations, many unseen in public before, that were made for one of Dahl’s most loved books, The BFG.

Until October 4 2016
2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London
houseofillustration.org.uk

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Paris Theatre, Paris

The Paris Autumn Festival is held from September to December each year and sees dance shows, music concerts, theatre, film and visual art exhibitions taking place all over the city. The festival attracts more than one-hundred-and-fifty-thousand spectators each year.

September–December 2016
Various locations in Paris
festival-automne.com

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Amsterdam Light Festival Photo: Shutterstock

Winter light, Amsterdam

To help brighten up the darker months, every December, the Amsterdam Light Festival takes place. Contemporary national and international light artists put up light installations all over the city, including along the canals. Take a boat ride for a special view of the lights, or simply take an evening stroll.

December 1 2016 – January 22 2017
Various places in Amsterdam

amsterdamlightfestival.com

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Asian art expo, Hong Kong

Art Basel stages the world’s premier contemporary art fairs annually, in Basel, Miami Beach and in 2016 for the first time, Hong Kong, an event that has immediately become central to Asia’s international art scene. In March, the exhibition will be in Hong Kong again and provide an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

March 23–25 2017
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, 1 Harbour Road

artbasel.com

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