Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'festival' (26)

Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles Installation Stuns Toronto



Last night in Toronto, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei presented a new version of his incredible Forever Bicycles installation. As the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit…

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Added by alice on October 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Incredible New Floats at Zundert Flower Parade 2013



On the first Sunday of September, the small town of Zundert in the south of Netherlands came alive as it hosted the largest flower parade in the world. Corso Zundert has become known worldwide as a grandiose event that takes over the streets with gigantic floats all made with flowers. Thousands of spectators, both young and old, came out to witness the twenty amazing dahlia…

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Added by alice on September 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Thrilling Ice Slides at Harbin Ice and Snow Festival



New photos are just starting to emerge of the world's ultimate wintertime experience - the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Now in its 29th year, the festival officially opened on January 5th and will last for about a…

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Added by alice on January 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Taiwan's Dazzling Cherry Blossom Trees Light Up at Night



If you'd like to visit Taiwan, may we suggest that you go during the month of February so that you can witness this incredible sight? Held annually since 2001, the Aboriginal Cherry Blossom Festival brings together a large number of visitors to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village to see their 2,000 cherry blossom trees. While viewing…

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Added by alice on December 13, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Japan's Most Famous Festival of Lights



Back in 1995, the city of Kobe was hit with one of the most devastating earthquakes in Japan's history. Among the major cities, Kobe was the closest to the epicenter so it experienced the most damage both in terms of infrastructure and in lives lost. To pay tribute to the thousands who perished and to give hope to the surviving citizens, Kobe Luminarie, a light festival was put on that year, in…

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Added by alice on November 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stunning Photos of Chiang Mai's Floating Lantern Festival

While we're used to writing about extraordinary travel destinations or must-visit art festivals, it's cultural events like…

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Added by alice on September 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gigantic Colored Pencils Suspended in Rural Japan

Every three years, one of the world's largest international art festivals takes place in a location you wouldn't quite expect. Echigo-Tsumari is held across a vast, mountainous region in Japan or about two hours outside of Tokyo. Located in around 200 villages in the Niigata prefecture, with exhibitions inside unexpected places like old houses and abandoned schools as well as on…

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Added by alice on August 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Amazing Stage Filled With Gigantic Fairy Tale Books



If you were at this year's massive Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium, which took place for three days at the end of June, you may have witnessed the incredibly amazing main stage. ID&T, the Dutch production company behind the event, pulled out all the stops to entertain the over 65,000 attendees (that's just for one day).…

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Added by alice on August 2, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Interactive Origami Cubes and Glass Clouds Installation



A peculiar new installation just debuted at the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Called Anything Can Break, it's made up of origami cubes and clouds shaped like breasts that are hung from the ceiling of a large new gallery space in the recently renovated Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Created by artist Pinaree Sanpitak, the clouds and cubes are illuminated by fiber optics and lined with motion sensors that trigger musical motifs in response to the audience's movement.…

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Added by alice on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Magical House Covered in Thousands of Mirrors



Back in 2009, during Japan's biggest open-air art festival, called Echigo-Tsumari, artist Harumi Yukutake constructed a magical-looking house covered with thousands of round mirrors. After walking along a narrow path surrounded by grass on both sides, visitors would come upon this house that seemed to merge with its…

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Added by alice on June 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

What's King Kong Reading?

Looks like King Kong is brushing up on something...A creative ad for the Florida Center Book & Film Festival.



Advertising Agency: Unitas/RNL, Santiago, Chile

Executive Creative Director / Copywriter: Pancho González

Creative Director / Art Director / Copywriter: César Ojeda

Retoucher: Gorila Estudio

Photographer: Pato… Continue

Added by alice on March 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Berlin Cathedral Iluminates During the Festival of Lights



Oh to be in Berlin! From October 14 through 25, more than 50 of Berlin landmarks and historic buildings will be illuminated from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. every night. The Festival of Lights will transform Berlin into a magical wonderland. We were in Sydney, Australia when it had its own light festival, called Smart Light…

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Added by alice on October 14, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Outside Lands Becomes the First Festival To Stream Live on YouTube‎

If you're not able to make your way to SF's Outside Lands festival at Golden Gate Park, you are still in luck. Our beloved website YouTube is getting together with the organizers of the festival to bring the show live to its users in the U.S. starting this Friday Aug 28th through to Sunday Aug… Continue

Added by alice on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Let's Experience the World's Biggest Tomato Fight

Please Lord, before I die, let me be pelted with thousand of tomatoes. I'll make my way over to Spain to participate in the world famous La Tomatina festival. There, I'll get battered and bruised up, and for an intense hour or two I'll remember why tomatoes belong safely in my stomach and not splattered on my face.



Today, on August 26, 2009, more than 45,000 people from all over the world descended on the small Valencian town of Bunol, Spain to experience the world famous tomato… Continue

Added by alice on August 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Apple & indieWIRE Host Tribeca ‘09 Filmmaker Talks, Starts Tonight in NY!

To celebrate the spirit of independent film, Apple is hosting dozens of free filmmaking events from April 22 to May 3. Presented by Apple and indieWIRE, the Meet the Filmmakers series will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest projects from leading filmmakers and actors. All events are free and seating is available on a first come, first served… Continue

Added by alice on April 22, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

Event: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is This Weekend!

One of LA's coolest cultural events is this weekend. It's the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held at UCLA! The free event brings together everyone from authors and popular musicians to celebrities and chefs.



Your celebrity rundown includes Michael J. Fox, Arianna Huffington, Tori Spelling, Bob Barker, Brooke Shields, Common and Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz)! Alyssa Milano will even be on hand promoting her book “Safe at Home:… Continue

Added by alice on April 21, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

L.A. Beer Fest is Coming!

Ready for an event that involves Homer's favorite past time? Then mark your calendars. It's time to experience a beer fest!



Who: Drink.Eat.Play hosts L.A.'s first Beer Fest.



What: This one-of-a-kind beer tasting is the first beer festival in LA and will include live entertainment featuring a Johnny Cash cover band, 80s rock, and various… Continue

Added by alice on March 10, 2009 at 4:10pm — 2 Comments

Coachella's 2009 Line-Up Has Been Announced!

For all you who may be on the fence about a trip out to Coachella this year - check out this sick line-up. Your headliners are going to be Paul McCartney, The Killers and our favorite leading man in lipstick, Robert Smith of The Cure! Looks like any music lover's in for a special treat; you'll see everyone from Girl Talk to Lupe Fiasco, from crazy girl Amy Winehouse to… Continue

Added by alice on February 5, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

theMET's 2009 Festival Guide: South by Southwest (SXSW)!

South By Southwest (SXSW) is best described as the Sundance for music. Austin transforms and becomes the hopes and dreams of every musician lucky enough to showcase their music. Though originally started as a way to push local bands into the limelight, SXSW has now turned into a music, movie and tech industry event that no one wants to miss.



The SXSW… Continue

Added by alice on January 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Film on the Radar: Adam Elliott's 'Mary and Max'

Mary and Max is a 92-minute clay animation film that opened the 2009 Sundance Festival. Adam Elliot’s film tells the story of a young Australian girl named Mary who begins a pen pal relationship with 44-year old overweight anxiety-ridden New York City resident named Max. Personal stories always have a strong tendency to pull at my heart strings; throw in topics like friendship,… Continue

Added by alice on January 21, 2009 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

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