White Light Festival
A multidisciplinary fall festival focusing on music's capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives, the White Light Festival engages and explores music's spiritual power as revealed in different cultural traditions.
Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620
Printed sources related to the design of textile patterns first appeared during the Renaissance when six intricate, interlaced “knotwork” designs marked the beginning of a fruitful international exchange of pattern designs. This interdisciplinary exhibition combines printed pattern books, drawings, textile samples, costumes, paintings, and various other works of art.
The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Check off your holiday shopping list with unique and interesting items from the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park! Featuring more than 100 merchants selling jewelry, household items, arts, crafts, treats, and more, visitors will find items for those with the most discerning of taste.
New York City Marathon
Each year, over 2 million spectators line the streets of all five boroughs of New York City to watch and cheer nearly 45,000 runners competing in the world-famous NYC Marathon.
New York Marathon
Enjoy a Sunday brunch and then head to a spectator location in Central Park at the New York City Marathon to cheer on over 50,000 runners. The world’s biggest and most popular marathon graces New York City each fall, this year for the 45th time!
Cider Week New York City
Cider Week connects cider makers from local New York State orchards to buyers from top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City to create awareness about craft cider to bring them profitability while reviving heirloom apple varieties.
New York Magazine’s “New York Taste”
Since 1998, the best of New York’s restaurant scene—experts in both classic comforts and gastronomic innovations—have gathered together for one incredible feast, New York Taste presented by Citi.
Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York
The New York Historical Society offers a look into the early days of computing in New York City through the use of artifacts, images, and stories. Demonstrations with the earliest models will present how far technology has come since the computer’s introduction to The Big Apple.
NYC Autumn Wine Festival
See the Broad Street Ballroom, located in Manhattan’s iconic Financial District, be transformed into an urban vineyard! Attendees will taste world class wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres and artisanal treats. You will have the opportunity to swirl, sniff and sip award winning vintages from New York state’s top distributors who source their wines from the world’s finest grape growing regions.
New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show
Excite your inner engineer and head to the New York Botanical Garden for the 51th anniversary of their Holiday Train Show. Designers use natural materials to recreate hundreds of landmarks along the half mile of track.
Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah
Celebrate the start of the Jewish Festival of Lights with a viewing of the iconic 32-foot-high, gold-colored Menorah. Lightings take place at 5:30 PM, and are open to the public.
Craft Beer Trail of Greater Philadelphia
GQ named Philadelphia one of The Best Beer Cities in America, Frommer’s named it one of the 14 best beer cities globally, and it’s won medals at the annual Great American Beer Festival – It’d be a shame to not take advantage of this famous beer city.
Awfully Nice Tours
If you’re new to the Philadelphia area, Awfully Nice Tours is the outfit for you - they create the perfect tour for each audience based on your wants. Driving tours, walking tours, food and beer tours, even Segway tours: you choose, they create, everyone enjoys.
Audobon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life
Follow the evolution of the still life in a variety of mediums. Exploration of themes, colors, and individual forms will be on hand with an extensive look at pieces from some of the art world’s most prolific masters of the style.
The Wrath of the Gods
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a highly curated exhibition of famous paintings, drawings, and prints inspired by Peter Paul Reuben’s iconic “Prometheus Bound”.
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
The annual Christmas Village in Love Park opens early this year for well-wishers, shoppers, and travelers. Based on a traditional German village, the month long event features seasonal decorations, food and retail vendors, and entertainment and merriment, all designed to boost the holiday spirit!
The Peacock Room Comes To America
Originally designed by artist James McNeill Whistler for British shipping magnate, Frederick Richards Leyland, the Peacock Room saturates its walls with a rich palette of blue-greens and metallic gold leaf, and is considered one of the most famous aesthetic interiors.
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Featuring an extensive use of mediums such as drawings, paintings, photography, video, and sculpture, “Eye Pop” showcases an intimate look at 53 famous luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Katy Perry, Michelle Obama and others who have captured the public eye.
This free art festival, a one-of-a-kind artistic extravaganza, showcases hundreds of regional artists, performers, and volunteers all dedicated to performing, painting, sculpture, photography, music, dance, and more in a vibrant open space.
Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland
On view until January, The Phillips Collection presents work donated from two major private collections featuring leading artists of the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Explore the changing themes in both French and Swiss art as they adapted to fit in a troubled and disruptive time period
Freedom: Just Around the Corner
Visit the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum for a chance to explore the first exhibition devoted entirely to African American History. Review letters carried by enslaved Americans, peruse hundreds of important historical period artifacts and artwork delivered during the end of the Civil War.
A citywide celebration featuring exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting photography, FotoDC seeks to provide a dynamic, evocative, and engaging experience for photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, and photo enthusiasts through dynamic programming.
DC Cocktail Week
Join the premier Washington DC area restaurants and bars to sample specially priced cocktails and food pairings designed to enhance the diner’s culinary experience. Choose from a list of over 50 participants, ranging from trendy Bar Dupont in Dupont Circle to Jose Andres’ Jaleo in nearby Bethseda.
Downtown DC Holiday Market
Featuring an impressive display of more than 160 participants selling a diverse array of quality, handmade art and wares over 26 days, the Downtown DC Holiday Market is a must-visit winter wonderland with interesting and unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Christmas at Mount Vernon
Celebrate the holiday season at the restored home of the United States of America’s first president, George Washington. Included in the festivities are historical themed decorations, chocolate-making demonstrations using equipment from the 1700’s, traditional dancing, and more.
Explore The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display
Explore The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display, an interactive exhibit at the Getty Center and gain a better understanding of how the pieces in the collection are so informative about the time they were popular and coveted.
Radar LA Festival
The Radar L.A. Festival is an international festival of contemporary theater. Held annually, the event brings together influential companies from around the globe and innovative Los Angeles artists for interdisciplinary approaches and new forms of theatrical expression.
Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards
The event co-sponsored by the City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee honors big names in fashion.
Rain Room at LACMA
Fresh from an astoundingly popular run at NYC’s MoMA, Random International’s acclaimed Rain Room immerses the visitor in an environment of falling water that pauses whenever a human body is detected, resulting in an opportunity to feel as if one is controlling the very weather itself.
The American Film Institute's event, which is the city’s longest-running international film festival, includes red-carpet events and galas in addition to screenings.
LA Auto Show
At more than a century old, the event has recently shown it can reinvent itself to grow attendance and meet the changing technology and networking needs of the industry.
Hollywood Christmas Parade
The 82nd annual parade follows a 3.5-mile route along Hollywood Boulevard and features various celebrities among its participants.
The World Goes Pop
A massive undertaking of media, “The World Goes Pop” showcases stunning, opinionated and thought-provoking work that spreads beyond Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York. See riveting pieces by female artists from Chicago, woodblock printers in Japan, and screened prints from Eastern Europe.
The Amazing World of M.C. Escher
Explore the world of M.C. Escher in this enthralling exhibit that displays the incredible talents from the Dutch Master Artist. An aspiring architect and printmaker, Escher’s work displays a scientific and mathematical approach to art, where perspective may not all be what it seems.
Diwali in London 2015
Every year, Trafalgar Square hosts a Diwali celebration that attracts thousands of people to central London. This year's packed programme includes free music and dance from community groups and professional artists on the main stage, as well as food stalls and a range of child-friendly activities. This afternoon and evening event provides fun for the whole family, with special activities such as sari dressing, Punghra dance classes, children's theatre and a kids foot parade. In addition to this main event in Trafalgar Square, there are smaller festivals and family Diwali events across London, as well as special menus in some London restaurants.
Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia
Whether you are looking for festive inspiration or simply to relax with friends and dine in style, you can do all this and more at the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia. Get creative and feel inspired by a range of festive workshops and invaluable hosting tips from the House & Garden experts. Enjoy a glass of bubbly in the stylish Louis Roederer Champagne Bar, or a coffee with friends in one of the many cafes around the hall. There's plenty on offer to keep you going throughout the day.
Tintin: Herge’s Masterpiece
Held in the Terrace Rooms in the magnificent Somerset House, “Tintin: Herge’s Masterpiece” brings artifacts on loan from Brussels’ Herge Museum to explore the mischievous world of the famous Belgian character, as well as his creator.
London Jazz Festival 2015
Held across various locations, this annual celebration of the wide-ranging music genre features top-quality artists from around the globe. The capital's biggest pan-city music festival delivers a mix of world-class artists and emerging stars, continuing to take jazz to a massive audience through varying styles. There are also film screenings and special talks that take an in-depth look at different jazz styles and performers.
Skate at Somerset House
The grand 18th-century courtyard that is home to Somerset House ice rink provides a stunning location for a skating session this winter. Visitors can enjoy a post-skate cocktail or hot chocolate in the nearby Fortnum’s Lodge, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season!
The Enchanted Woodland
The tenth anniversary year of Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland will see the 600-year-old gardens and their 400-odd specimens of tree transformed by specially designed illuminations and lights. The route can be completed in half an hour by those with a brisk pace, but better to allow longer for taking photos, admiring the installations and playing with the interactive lights along the way.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Join revelers in the heart of London during the festive annual Winter Wonderland in scenic Hyde Park. Wander through the fairground rides, around child-friendly Santa Land or through the Christmas markets and make merry with fellow Londoners in the most joyous of seasons.
Christmas at Kew Gardens
The magnificent gardens get a beautiful seasonal makeover once more in 2015, as Christmas at Kew brings illuminations to light up the buildings, trails and planting. The mile-long trail will lead visitors past dancing lit-up fountains, a choir of holly bushes, a scented fire garden and loads of decorated Christmas trees.
St Andrew's Day in London
Celebrate St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, with a variety of Scottish-themed events around London. Join revellers as they devote themselves to a celebration of all things Scottish, from bagpipes and tartan, to whisky tastings, golf, and haggis!