Where To Go In… – June
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High Society – until 03/06 @ Rijksmuseum:
The Rijksmuseum presents ‘High Society’: four centuries of glamour by the great masters of the history of art, including Cranach, Veronese, Velázquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Sargent, Munch and Manet.
Taste Of Amsterdam – 01/06 to 03/06 @ Amstelpark:
Each year, Taste of Amsterdam takes over Amstelpark for four days of eating, drinking and entertainment. The park will become a Mecca for food lovers once again in June.
Holland Festival – 01/06 to 28/06 @ various locations:
A leading international performance arts festival, the Holland Festival takes place in Amsterdam every June. Since 1947, the festival has been providing the latest, best and most widely-acclaimed productions from around the world.
Amsterdam Open Air – 02/06 to 03/06 @ Gaasperpark:
The Amsterdam Open Air dance music festival looks set to return for another wild summery weekend bash at Amsterdam’s Gaasperpark in June.
Open Garden Days – 15/06 to 17/06 @ various locations:
For one weekend only, visit the pristine gardens of some of Amsterdam’s finest canal houses and experience the quiet oases during Open Garden Days, taking place every June.
Van Gogh & Japan – until 24/06 @ Van Gogh Museum:
When living in Paris, Van Gogh fell under the spell of Japan. It would give his work a new direction. In the exhibition ‘Van Gogh & Japan’ you can discover how Van Gogh bent the Japanese example to his own will.
World Press Photo – until 22/07 @ De Nieuwe Kerk :
The winning images from the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amsterdam every April. Get inspired by over 160 impressive photos by 42 photographers from 22 countries.
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Athens Jazz Festival – 04/06 to 10/06 @ Technopolis City of Athens:
The biggest jazz festival in Greece returns for the 18th time for a week-long celebration of music. This year, the line-up focuses exclusively on Greek jazz musicians.
Summer Sound Festival – 08/06 to 16/06 @Palio Amaxostasio of O.S.Y:
Feel like partying but too lazy to trek down to the city’s summer nightclubs by the sea? This year’s Summer Sound Festival is for you. In the city centre, DJ sets and live bands, bounce their vibes off the concrete in a two-day festival .
George Condo – 08/06 to 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.
Release Music Festival – 17/06 @Plateia Nerou:
Now in its third year, Release music festival brings a line-up of world-class acts to an open-air stadium by the seaside. This year’s headliners are Jamiroquai and they will be joined on stage by Parov Stellar, Cigarettes After Sex and many more.
EJEKT Festival – 23/06 @Plateia Nerou:
EJEKT Festival, the biggest open-air music festival in Athens, has been bringing the best indie and rock bands to Greece since 2005. This year sees another stellar line-up on stage on the Athens Riviera, including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Color Day Festival – 30/06 to 01/07 @ Olympic Stadium :
Come to Athens’ biggest water fight, in colour, and listen to an all-day line up of DJs, at the Olympic Stadium.
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BXL Tour– 17/06 @ various locations:
BXL Tour is a 40-km bike ride through the streets of the capital. The tour goes along various places of the city and will follow a part of the course of the team time trial of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels.
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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Distortion – every Friday until 03/06 @ various locations:
Distortion is an over-the-top, mobile party-extravaganza that offers massive street parties during the day, an intimate club festival exploring new music at night and to round the whole thing off, a spectacular 2-day rave at the Copenhagen harbour.
Copenhagen Photo Festival – 07/06 to 17/06 @ various locations:
The Copenhagen Photo Festival takes over galleries, museums and streets all over the city. There will be photo exhibitions in metro trains, at the town hall square, and several other places, making photography easily accessible to everyone.
KMD Ironman 70.3 European Championship – 17/06 @ Elsinore:
Taking place in maritime Elsinore (45km North of Copenhagen), the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship takes places in Denmark for the second year in a row. You’ll be swimming the majestic harbour area, cycling the countryside and running through the historic city and along world-famous Kronborg Castle.
Midsummer Eve – 23/06 @ various locations:
Experience a beloved Danish tradition by the bonfire as Midsummer Eve – or Sankt Hans as Danes call it – unfolds. You will find several locations in Copenhagen, where the evening is celebrated with picnics, BBQ’s, concerts and of course a bonfire.
Roskilde Festival – 30/06 to 07/07 @ Roskilde:
The largest cultural festival in Northern Europe, Roskilde Festival is a unique and all-encompassing experience, where music, events, food and activities form a unity with the intense sense of community, also known as the “Orange feeling”.
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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Marchas Populares – 12/06 @ Avenida da Liberdade:
Each year on the evening of the 12th June, the different city neighbourhoods descend one of Lisboa’s most iconic avenues, Avenida da Liberdade, in a parade showcasing the dedicated efforts of the different city communities and districts.
Rock In Rio – 23/06 to 30/06 @ Parque da Bela Vista:
The first edition was held in 1985 in Brazil, and today the event is one of the most important in the history of world music. This year, Muse, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Katy Perry and many more will perform.
Festas de Lisboa – until 30/06 @ various locations:
Year after year, during the month of June, Lisboa’s most charming districts (Alfama, Bica, Bairro Alto, Castelo & Mouraria) follow the party tradition, with music on the streets to celebrate St. Anthony.
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Field Day Festival – 01/06 to 02/06 @ Brockwell Park:
This year marks a big change for the event – for the first time it won’t take place in east London’s Victoria Park. But they’re bringing an absolute glut of stars including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Erykah Badu, Daniel Avery…
World Naked Bike Ride – 09/06 @ various locations:
A protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life, the World Naked Bike Ride is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the bare body. Don’t forget suncream!
Taste of London – 13/06 to 17/06 @ Regent’s Park:
Taste of London is a sprawling restaurant festival, where visitors can stuff themselves with food from a selection of 40 up-and-coming new eateries and popular old-hands.
West End Live – 16/06 to 17/06 @ Trafalgar Square:
Each year, casts of some of London’s best West End musicals emerge blinking into the open-air for a weekend of free alfresco performances in Trafalgar Square, accompanied by fun photo ops, merch stalls, and bags of showbiz atmosphere.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – 16/06 to 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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Munich Foundation Festival – 16/06 to 17/06 @ various locations:
Munich celebrates the 860th anniversary of its founding and invites its citizens and guests to a 2-day festival around Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz.
Munich Opera Festival – 24/06 to 31/07 @ Bayerische Staatsoper:
The 137-year-old Opernfestspiel etakes place yearly from late June to late July. Preceding on the calendar the two nearby festivals of Bayreuth and Salzburg, which both start in late July, this year’s edition includes two premières and two world premières.
Tollwood Festival – 27/06 to 22/07 @ Olympiapark:
A festival which takes place semi-annually. The summer festival extends over 25 days in June and July and takes place in the southern Olympiapark. Billy Idol, Earth Wind & Fire and Fritz Kalkebrenner among others are set to play this year.
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Governors Ball – 01/06 to 03/06 @ Randalls Island Park:
Governors Ball occupies a unique place among summer concerts in NYC. In the same location, the event brings big-name rappers, beloved veteran acts, rising pop stars and more to Randalls Island. Jack White, Eminem and Travis Scott will headline this year.
SummerStage – 02/06 to 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.
Gay Pride – 24/06 @ various locations:
The Gay Pride March in NYC may go down over just one day, but with five boroughs of queer partying, protests and celebration, you can count on a full schedule of Gay Pride events this June. Othello and Twelfth Night are the plays on the program this year.
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.
Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil exhibition – until 03/06 @ MOMA:
Though she is widely celebrated in her native country, this is the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to Tarsila’s groundbreaking art. Featuring over 100 works, the exhibition is a rare opportunity to explore the work of this daring modernist.
David Bowie Is exhibition – until 15/07 @Brooklyn Museum:
The late, great David Bowie is the subject of this Brooklyn Museum exhibition, which provides “unprecedented access” to the musician’s personal library, including such artifacts as costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, photos, videos and original album art.
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We Love Green – 02/06 to 03/06 @ Bois de Vincennes:
A festival that puts the emphasis on music and eco-responsibility, We Love Green has rapidly become an unmissable springtime musical event. Expect good food and big names such as Björk, Migos and Tyler The Creator.
Download Festival – 15/06 to 17/06 @ Hippodrome de Longchamp:
The British rock festival makes its debut in France. For almost 15 years, this musical event has been attracting thousands of fans. Some 40 groups, including the epic Guns N’ Roses, The Offspring and Foo Fighters will be on the bill for exceptional concerts
Prix de Diane – 17/06 @ Chantilly:
The Longines Prix de Diane will be back at Chantilly racecourse this year for its 167th edition. This race is one of the most prestigious on the flat racing calendar, an event that is the epitome of French elegance and distinction, in particular thanks to the finely dressed spectators who come from all around the world.
Versailles Fountains Night Show – 16/06 to 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.
French Open Tennis Championship – Roland-Garros – until 10/06 @ Roland Garros:
The tennis season’s major tournament will once again have Paris buzzing with excitement. From 21 May to 10 June, last year’s winners will defend their titles on the legendary clay courts of the Roland-Garros stadium.
Fête de la Musique – 21/06 @ various locations:
For the last 35 years in France, the 21st June is the day of the fête de la musique. In Paris, stages spring up all over the city, on the capital’s major squares and in its parks. The biggest and best-known are generally in the Jardin des Tuileries, the Petit Palais, the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg, on Place Denfert Rochereau and along the banks of the Seine.
Gay Pride – 30/06 @ various locations:
For 41 years, thousands of people have paraded through the streets of Paris every year on the occasion of the Marche des Fiertés LGBT, formerly known as the ‘Gay Pride’. The meeting time and point is at 2pm on Place de la Concorde, near to the Assemblée Nationale. The parade route then winds its way through the historic heart of Paris.
Margiela / Galliera, 1989 – 2009 – until 15/07 @ Palais Galliera:
The first retrospective dedicated to Martin Margiela, who shook the fashion world, traces his career though more than 100 silhouettes, archives, and catwalk videos.
Frantisek Kupka – until 30/07 @ Grand Palais:
The Grand Palais is putting the work of Czech painter Frantisek Kupka in the spotlight, with an unprecedented gathering of his studies of movement and light. A major exhibition: not to be missed!
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malévitch, Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk – until 16/07 @ Centre Pompidou:
The exhibition focuses on the work of three iconic figures. It also presents works by teachers and students of the Vitebsk art school founded in 1918 by Chagall. Through 250 works never seen together before, this event sheds light for the first time on the post-revolutionary years during which the history of art was written in Vitebsk, a long way from Russia’s big cities.
Delacroix – until 23/07 @ Musée du Louvre:
The museum is devoting an exceptional exhibition to Eugène Delacroix. Bringing together more than 180 of his works,the exhibition presents the visitor with a complex body of work oscillating between originality and tradition. An exhibition of outstanding quality. Unmissable!
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Life Ball, The Sound of Music – 02/06 @ Wiener Rathaus:
The Life Ball is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with an homage to “The Sound of Music”. Key scenes from the film will be interpreted at the glamorous opening show on Rathausplatz with numerous performances by international stars, showing Austria between tradition and innovation, local heritage and globalism.
Rainbow Parade – 16/06 @ Ringstrasse:
The highlight of Vienna Pride every year is the Rainbow Parade. It moves along Vienna’s Ringstrasse boulevard and takes a stance in favor of tolerance and equality.
Man Ray – until 24/06 @ Bank Austria Kunstforum:
Bank Austria Kunstforum exhibition is devoted to »the universal Man Ray« and critically address discourses that mark his oeuvre in general, such as the closeness and distance between male and female physicality and creativity.
Keith Haring. The Alphabet – until 24/06 @ Albertina:
The Albertina is devoting a sweeping retrospective to Keith Haring, who would have celebrated his 60th birthday in 2018. This presentation is intended to shed light on the output of this exceptional American artist.
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.
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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