December 21-27 agenda: Christmas week

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Weekly selection: during the Christmas week most events are taking place in Asia with the Asia Game Show in Hong Kong and the Animamix art Biennial in China, the cinematic blockbuster Sherlock Holmes will be released on Christmas day in several countries and other events are also taking place during the holiday period.

Autumn Perfume Exhibition
December 22

The international perfumes and cosmetics exhibition "merges ancient, oiled scents from the Arabian Gulf, modern cosmetic brands and everything else in-between."

The Asia Game Show

December 24-27
Hong Kong

Half a million people are expected to check out the latest advances to come out of the world of gaming in Hong Kong. The Chinese industry alone is worth 26 billion yuan (€2.6 billion) and so organizers are tempting consumers also with live competitions, giveaways and (of course) the "cosplay'' kings and queens who likes to dress up as their favorite fantasy characters.

Midnight Christmas Mass
December 24-25
The Vatican

The second largest chuch in the Christian world, the 16th-century St Peter's Basilica in Rome provides a fitting setting for the celebration of Christ's birth. Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate the Midnight Mass in St Peter's Square, broadcast to over 40 countries worldwide.


'Sherlock Holmes,' film release
December 24-26

Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. as title character, an updated version of the famous Arthur Conan Doyle detective, is being released in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea on December 24 and the USA on December 25 and in the UK on the 26.

AV Revolution
December 25-27
Bangalore, India

AV Revolution is India's biggest audiovisual expo with over 250 international brands exhibiting annually in Bangalore. All aspects of home and professional audio video hardware are covered at the High End Consumer and Professional Audio Video, Automation and Entertainment electronics expo. Sony, Canon, Samsung, LG, Pioneer, Panasonic, Bose and Yamaha are just some of the high-profile AV companies showing off their latest technology there in 2009.

Animamix Biennial

December 27, 2009 - January 1, 2010
Four different locations, China

Contemporary art and animation collide at the international Biennial of Animamix. The exhibition covers a developing trend of emerging artworks that are created by or are the derivative of comic animation. Animamix examines the subculture and the integration of Animamix (the art of animating comics) with clothing design, food packaging, and within the home. The international Biennial will be hosted by four museums, MoCA Shanghai, MoCA Taipei, MoCA Kaohsiung and Today Art Museum in Beijing. Organized in collaboration with Shanghai eArts Festival.