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Berlin

It's 's turn to put a swing in your step as you pound its streets, hop between bars and check out the newly completed Potsdamer Platz, with a jazz festival that promises to deliver a rich and varied selection of music. Among the solo artists and ensembles taking part, you'll be able to sip your beer to the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, the Kenny Wheeler Vocal Project and John Scofield.

Various venues, , Germany (00 49 3025 4890) 5-8 Nov

Milan

If you missed the Hayward Gallery's extremely successful Henri Cartier- Bresson exhibition earlier this year, here's another chance to view some of the work that has secured this French photographer (above) his place in the history of visual culture. To celebrate Cartier-Bresson's 90th birthday, Milan's Galleria Photology, itself a venerable institution, is displaying 25 of his prints, which they hope will encapsulate his unique ability to capture that decisive moment in time.

Galleria Photology, Via Moscova 25, Milan, Italy (00 39 02659 5285) to 31 Oct, closed Sun & Mon

Boston

Built in 1984, Boston's Arthur M Sackler Museum was labelled by its architect, James Stirling, "the newest animal in Harvard's architectural zoo" - but it's a handsome animal. And this light-filled, minimalist building is the location for "Touchstone: 200 Years of Artists' Lithographs", a scholarly and enjoyable look at work created with this printing process.

Initially used as a means of producing sheet music, illustrations in newspapers and magazines, and even soft porn, lithography attracted artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Manet and, in the 1960s, the American pop artist Rauschenberg, who revitalised the process and became one of the greatest lithographers of our time. Works by all these artists are on display here.

Arthur M Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA, USA (00 1 617 495 9400) to 1 Nov, $5/concs $3

Venice

Two hundred years after his death, the city of gondolas and ice cream is mounting a tribute to one of its most famous sons, Giacomo Casanova.

The series of celebrations in "Un Veneziano in Europa, 1725-1798" includes displays of art and artefacts which evoke the Venice of Casanova's day, with paintings by artists popular at the time, depicting Venice as he experienced it - at the theatre, or in the bedroom or the salon - as well as letters, clothing, furnishings and jewellery. And there is, of course, a large section devoted to seduction, an art with which Casanova's name has become inextricably linked.

Various venues and Ca' Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3163, Venice, Italy (00 39 04 1277 4840) to 10 Jan

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