December 8 agenda: Surfing: Pipeline Masters in Hawaii

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Tuesday's agenda: Surfing masters in Hawaii, Asia cinema meets in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi organizes its second boat show, among other events.

Surfing: Billabong Pipeline Masters
December 8-20
Banzai Beach, Hawaii

The last competitive event in the 2009 ASP World Tour is also the decider in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, three concurrent surfing Hawaiian tournaments. Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson battle for wave riding legend Kelly Slater's World Tour title, while 21-year old Australian Stephanie 'Happy' Gilmore is the current women's champ.

December 8-10
Hong Kong

The largest gathering of the Pan-Asian cinema screening and distribution community - "from cinema owners and suppliers to film buyers and distributors'' - programs seminars on topics such has the growth of the film industry in China, plus screening of major Asian and Hollywood films.

2nd UAE Boat Show
December 8-12
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

More than 150 exhibitors are scheduled to be present and more than 200 boats will be in the water and onshore at the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. The show, open to trade visitors and the public, will feature multi-million dollar yachts and the latest in marine accessories and electronics.

Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils
December 8 - February 28, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

The exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference explores the similarities between the 17th century Dutch artist's drawings and works of art crafted by his more than 50 documented students. The works of 15 of Rembrandt's students will be closely compared with his own.