Where To Go In… – August
Don’t know where to go in August? Let us give you some ideas for your next city trips. #WTGI
Grachtenfestival – from 10/08 to 12/08 @ various locations :
The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held annually in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultural highlights of the Amsterdam summer.
Mysteryland – 25-26/08 @Floriadeterrein in Haarlemmermeer :
Each year, the Mysteryland dance festival transforms a patch of land 20 kilometres from Amsterdam into a magical place with fairytale surroundings, themed stages, open fields and intimate spaces.
Hortus Festival – until 27/08 @ De Hortus :
Providing a beautiful way to spend a balmy yet cultured summer evening, the Hortus Festival brings classical music to the botanical gardens of Amsterdam.
Pride Amsterdam – until 05/08 @ various locations :
One of the world’s biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality, Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the colours of the rainbow with a full schedule of events, parties and celebrations.
Don’t forget to download our Amsterdam City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
Athens & Epidaureus Festival – until 18/08 @ various locations:
The city’s annual arts festival and a highlight of the Greek summer calendar. With a legacy that spans more than sixty years, today it incorporates a full programme of music, theatre, dance and visual arts.
Byzantium in the first Millenium – until 10/10 @ Byzantine & Christian Museum:
Take a trip to the past at this exhibition that emphasises the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD, as a pole of stability in a period of great uncertainties and conflicts in Europe and the broader Mediterranean area.
George Condo – until 31/10 @Museum of Cycladic Art:
A must-see show. George Condo is a leading artist who was instrumental in reviving figurative art in America. Condo’s first major solo show in Athens includes paintings, sculpture and drawings spanning his 40-year career.
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Flower Carpet 2018– 16/08 to 19/08 @ Grand-Place:
Every 2 years the Grand-Place in Brussels is covered with a flower carpet of begonias. The carpet of 77 m x 24 m is composed by about 120 volunteers, with nearly 1 million begonias in less than 4 hours.
Midi Fair – 14/07 to 19/08 @ Boulevard du Midi:
The traditional and gigantic Midi Fair stands along the Boulevard du Midi every year. Hundreds of attractions are there for young and old, some traditional, others the most modern.
Resist! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy – until 26/08 @ Bozar:
Resist! presents some of the most iconic images of the 1960s movements that shook the world and influenced contemporary history. The project sets the tone of the Summer of Photography 2018 focusing on the theme of revolt, and marking the fiftieth anniversary of the students protests that erupted in Paris in May 1968.
Hiroshi Sugimoto – Still Life – until 19/08 @ Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium:
Sugimoto’s work is reminiscent of that of the Flemish primitives – true precursors of photography – with whom they share many characteristics such as richness in details and depths, surprising light effects or thoughts on nature.
Magritte, Atomium meets surrealism– until 10/09 @ Atomiumsquare:
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the death of René Magritte, the internationally renowned icon of Belgian surrealism, the Atomium will give a unique homage to Magritte.
Star Wars Identities – until 20/09 @ Brussels Expo:
The Star Wars Identities exhibition continues its world tour in Brussels. 200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork are yours to discover.
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Stella Polaris – 04/08 @Frederiksberg Have :
Stella Polaris is the world’s biggest free chill-out electronic downtempo festival. Bringing together the finest DJ’s and artists in chill-out, Stella Polaris has managed to maintain their position for more than 10 years.
Copenhagen Fashion Week – 07/08 to 10/08 @ Frederiksholmskanal :
Copenhagen Fashion Week is turning Copenhagen into a Mecca for the fashion hungry citizens, visitors and fashion professionals. The event is open to all and takes place twice a year in February and August.
Strøm Festival – 08/08 to 11/08 @ various locations :
Each year Strøm offers lots of free concerts with some of the electronic scene’s greatest names, master classes with the scene’s brightest and music events throughout the city.
Copenhagen Pride – 14/08 to 19/08 @ various locations :
Every year in August, Copenhagen Pride offers activities where LGBT issues are at the centre of attention. It is both festive, colourful and political with awards, parties, concerts, films and other kinds of entertainment.
Copenhagen Summer Festival – until 09/08 @ Charlottenburg Kunsthal:
Every year, Copenhagen Summer Festival presents a handful of young talents in a range of classical chamber music concerts in the beautiful surroundings of Charlottenborg Kunsthal.
Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival – 24/08 to 02/09 @ various locations:
Copenhagen Cooking is one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe and is an open-source festival that profiles Danish gastronomy by paying homage to the food culture, Nordic cuisine and the players on the gastronomic stage.
Friday Rock – every Friday until 21/09 @ Tivoli Gardens:
Year after year, Tivoli presents a diverse program, covering both international stars, new talents and artists. Every year, Fredagsrock attracts around half a million pop and rock fans of all ages.
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Jazz em Augosto ’18 – until 05/08 @Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian:
Jazz em Agosto proposes a program that mirrors the multiples identities of contemporary jazz at the Open Air Amphitheatre of the Gulbenkian Foundation.
O Sol da Caparica ’18 – 16/08 to 19/08 @Jardim Urbano da Costa da Caparica:
The largest Portuguese-language festival returns to Costa da Caparica, with the promise of plenty of sunshine and good music. This four-day festival involves artists from Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe, with sounds ranging from rock to fado, from pop to semba and from kizomba to hip-hop.
Escher – until 16/09 @ Museu de Arte Popular:
For the first time, the works of the charismatic Dutch artist M. C. Escher, who many consider a genius of geometric imagination, will be on show in Lisboa.
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51st State Festival – 04/08 @ Trent Park:
Returning for a fourth year in Trent Park this one-day festival honours all the wonderful varieties of house music across multiple stages hosted by top soundsystems and club nights. Line-up includesMasters at Work, Todd Terry, Body & Soul, Dimitri From Paris…
Notting Hill Festival – 26/08 to 27/08 @ Notting Hill:
Given that an estimated 2m people attended last year, Notting Hill Carnival totally deserves its reputation as Europe’s biggest street festival. It is a yearly celebration of London’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions, which has been taking place since 1966.
BBC Proms – until 08/09 @ Royal Albert Hall:
The eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts in collaboration with the BBC. The world’s largest and most democratic musical festival.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – until 04/11 @ Victoria & Albert Museum:
This exhibition is dedicated to the incredible collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to iconic Mexican, Frida Kahlo. Expect some exceptional dresses and envy-inducing possessions.
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy – until 09/09 @ Tate Modern:
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life. A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’.
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes – until 09/09 @ The O2:
Explore the American comic book publisher’s history through a display of more than 200 original comic pages and 300 preparatory sketches, as well as props, costumes and models used in the blockbuster films inspired by the comics.
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Theatron Muskisommer – until 23/08 @ Olympiapark:
In its 37th year, Theatron Musiksommer runs for almost the whole month of August, making it one of Europe’s longest music festivals. Admission is free, and when you’re not listening to a band, you can take a seat on one of the deckchairs by the purpose-built “beach” on the Olympiapark lake and watch wakeboarders perform tricks
Klassik am Odeonsplatz – 13/07 to 14/07 @ Odeonsplatz:
Munich’s great annual open-air concert of classical music is one of Munich’s cultural summer highlights.
Don’t forget to download our Munich City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
U.S. Open Tennis Championship– 27/08 to 09/09 @ Flushing Meadows–Corona Park:
. For two weeks, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park will be the tennis capital of the world during the legendary tournament. New Yorkers bring the party to the National Tennis Center with a celebrity-studded crowd, while local food trucks bring the yummies, and live musicians perform on the grounds.
“Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso” – until 07/10 @ The Met Breuer:
Nudes with attitude are the subjects of this exhibit drawn from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection. On tap are erotic drawings and prints by Gustave Klimt, Egon Schiele and Pablo Picasso. This is the first time these holdings have been shown together.
SummerStage – until 27/09 @ various locations:
SummerStage is always one of the highlights of the summer-concerts calendar. The City Parks Foundation series, which celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year, is a juggernaut among warm-weather concert presenters, booking everything from classic New York hip-hop artists in outerborough NYC parks to big-name indie-rock bands on the Central Park mainstage.
Shakespeare In The Park – until 19/08 @ Delacorte Theater:
Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved NYC democratic tradition and one of the best free things to do in NYC: Shakespeare in the Park, presented at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
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Rock en Seine – 24/08 to 26/08 @Domaine national de Saint-Cloud:
Over 100,000 music lovers gather in the French capital each year at the Parc National de Saint-Cloud to enjoy the live concerts across the four stages. Justice, Post Malone, Macklemore, 30 Seconds To Mars, Die Antwoord and many more are set to play.
U.A. M. Une Aventure Moderne (1929-1958) – until 27/08 @ Centre Georges Pompidou:
Bringing together artists from a variety of disciplines and counting among its members Le Corbusier and Sonia Delaunay, the U.A.M (Union des Artistes Modernes) shook up the creative community of the 1920s/30s and advocated for a radical break with traditional artistic values.
The Impressionists in London: Artists in exile, 1870-1904 – until 14/10 @ Petit Palais:
This exhibition focuses on the work of the French Impressionist painters, who for various reasons sought refuge in London; Carpeaux, Pissarro, Monet, Sisley, Derain… The exhibition brings together some one hundred artworks created in the English capital and is presented in a way that recreates the atmosphere of the art market in Victorian London.
Paris Plages – until 02/09 @ various locations:
Every summer, the Paris riverbanks take on the look of a seaside resort with parasols, deckchairs, palm trees ..
Versailles Fountains Night Show – until 15/09 @ Chateau de Versailles:
Every Saturday at nightfall throughout the summer, the gardens and groves of the Palace of Versailles come to life. Explore the groves, then enjoy the play of fountains and water features with enchanting lighting effects and music.
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WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection – until 03/09 @ Leopold Museum:
The first public presentation of one of the most impressive European private collections. Featuring more than 150 works from 100 years of art history, with a focus on Expressionism and American Pop Art.
Beyond Klimt. New Horizons in Central Europe – until 26/08 @ Lower Belvedere:
Only peripherally affected by the political turmoil, a vibrant art scene developed in the countries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with artists striving for change. The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere will guide you through this post-Klimt era.
Gustav Klimt. Artist Of The Century – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
This exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Klimt, honors The protagonist of Viennese Modernism par excellence, who saw the Secession as a venue for the fight for spiritual and artistic modern art.
Egon Schiele. The Jubilee Show – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
100 years after his death, a special exhibition is dedicated to the central artist of the Leopold Museum’s collection: unique in its combination of works, the exhibition touches upon the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.
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