February 25-26 agenda: Whitney Museum's Biennal turns 75

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Thursday and Friday's selection presents an anniversary exhibition in New York's Whitney Museum and a travel show in the Big Apple, the largest cross-country skiing race in the world in Sweden as well as a design extravaganza in South Africa, among other events.

Unveiling of PlanetSolar Boat
February 25
Kiel, Germany
The largest solar boat in the world will be unveiled to the press and the public on February 25. Eventually, the PlanetSolar team plan to sail the boat around the world on solar power.

Whitney Museum's Biennal turns 75
February 25 - May 30
Whitney Museum
New York City, USA

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City stages its 75th biennal with artwork from 55 artists, displaying a spread of contemporary art that represents the current scope of American art.

Cross country skiing: Vasaloppet week

February 26-March 7
Mora, Sweden

The largest cross-country race in the world is again set to bring tens of thousands of skiers from around the globe to Mora, Sweden. Vasaloppet week will take place from February 26 to March 7, when it will climax with the signature 90km Vasaloppet race. Every competitor must finish the race under 12 hours.

Design Indaba
February 26-28
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa

Held once a year, Design Indaba gathers South African creatives from a broad range of industries including graphic and industrial design, architecture, fashion, advertising, film, music, television and publishing. This year, the event is taking place in Cape Town.

New York Times Travel Show
February 26-28
New York, USA

Last year 500 exhibitors from 150 countries attended the show, which opens to the public on its second day. Highlights of the event, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, include exclusive discounts for attendees and entertainment from around the world.