Next week's selection offers the biggest interior design fair in Milan, the Coachella music festival in California, a landmark entertainment content market in Cannes, France while the Pulitzer Prize for fiction will be announced in New York and beauty professionals gather in Bologna, among other events.
MIPTV: international entertainment content market
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
MIPTV is a leading international market for financing, co-producing, buying and selling entertainment across all platforms for professionals from more than 100 countries. One of the main highlights of the 2010 edition is a keynote address by Creator & Executive Producer of
Heroes, Tim Kring, on April 12. Kring will also receive an International Digital Emmy Award during MIPTV.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction announced
New York City, USA
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the US, has been awarded since 1918 (then called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel). The prize honors distinguished fiction by an American author. To be eligible, a work must be entered with a $50 entry fee. Recent winners include
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2007),
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008), and
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2009).
Hong Kong Electronics Fair: spring edition
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Heralded as Asia's biggest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC) showcases products and services from all over the world from audio-visual products, navigation systems, to telecommunications products and testing, as well as inspection & certification services.
The fair attracted over 2,100 exhibitors in 2009 and is only open to professionals.
Rho exhibition centre
The event, which is considered the international benchmark of interior design, will again host the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Eurocucina (the International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition), and SaloneSatellite for upcoming designers. SaloneUfficio, the International Biennial Workspace Exhibition, will not be included this year but is set to return in 2011. New York and Moscow will also host Saloni spinoffs later in the year.
Cosmoprof, which hosts editions in Europe, Asia, and the US, is the world's most important beauty and cosmetics event. It features special exhibitions for perfumery, spa, and packaging and is the one must-see fair in the beauty professional's annual calendar.
More than 100,000 music fans head to the Southern California desert for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In the decade since Coachella launched, the multi-stage event has grown in size and acclaim and is now considered the opener of the summer festival season. The 2010 Festival will feature Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz, as well as Pavement, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, and Thom Yorke. Three-day weekend passes including camping are available from Ticketmaster or at the Coachella website for $269.00 plus surcharges.
SOFA New York art fair
The International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA) in New York is a contemporary decorative arts and design art fair, under the theme this year of Flying High Under the Radar. Galleries from across the globe will flock to the fair to show off their unique pieces of three-dimensional contemporary artworks.
"Grace Kelly: Style Icon"
April 17 - September 26
Divided into three sections focusing on her Hollywood films ( Rear Window, High Society), the romantic relationship with Prince Rainier of Monaco, and her official engagements as Princess Grace, this new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum will showcase the most memorable haute couture looks worn by Grace Kelly.