Travel: Global Agenda

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New Orleans

The only thing warmer than the weather during the Jazz & Heritage Festival is the welcome you'll get from the 10,000 musicians, cooks and craftspeople assembled to entertain you for the 10-day event. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the festival boasts a stronger- than-ever musical roll-call, including Branford Marsalis, Nancy Wilson, Dr John, Ray Charles, Cassandra Wilson, and the Isley Brothers. And when your energy flags, you can refuel at one of the myriad food stalls serving Creole, Cajun, Caribbean and African specialities. All proceeds from the festival go towards projects that help the local community.

Various locations, , Louisiana, USA (00 1 504 522 5555) Friday until 2 May, $1.50-$35

Berlin

For five days only this month you can explore hidden corners of Berlin's Reichstag when it opens to the public prior to becoming home to Germany's government in the autumn. The building has been converted for use by the Bundestag by the British architect Sir Norman Foster, who began work on the Reichstag in 1995, just after the artist Christo had enveloped it in one of his famous "wrappings". Foster has retained elements of the 19th-century building's history to create a "living museum", while emphasising public accessibility and procedural openness, and this is a unique chance to survey the results. The public restaurant on the top floor opens on 26 April.

Reichstag, Platz der Republik, Berlin (00 49 30 226 2990) Wednesday until 25 April, free

Stockholm

Aleksandr Rodchenko: 1891-1956 presents the whole range of this classic modernist's work for the first time in Scandinavia. As well as his pioneering monochrome paintings and sculptures, the exhibition also features examples of his architecture, photography and design. The show explores Rodchenko's artistic responses to the revolutionary changes in Russia, including his denunciation by the authorities as a "formalist" in the Thirties, and his relationships with other members of the Moscow avant garde, such as the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Modern Museum, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, (00 468 5195 5200) until 24 May, SK40-SK60

Amsterdam

If you're looking to refurbish your home, head across the Channel this weekend: you'll find plenty to inspire you at the Amsterdam Arts & Design Fair. Held in the historic Beurs van Berlage, the former stock exchange, the fair gives over 40 dealers from eight countries the chance to show their wares, authenticated Bauhaus, De Stijl and Art Deco titbits among them. Two Frank Lloyd Wright chairs, never before shown in Europe, will also be on display.

Beurs van Berlage, 243 Damrak, Amsterdam (00 31 71 572 4477) tomorrow until 25 April, 40 guilders + catalogue

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