Wednesday and Thursday's selection: a software and 3D technology event starts in Monaco, two major events in art and design in Rotterdam while the leading toy fair opens in Nuremberg, among other events.
February 3 - 5
IMAGINA is a software and 3D technology event in Europe that honors innovation within the 3D industry. Attendees will be able to watch and participate in conferences, round table discussions, meetings, workshops and special events with businesses involved in creating 3D solutions for future technologies. 3D demonstrations will take place in the exhibition hall. Developers behind the 3D hit film Avatar, Lightstorm Entertainment and key members from Ubisoft Montreal, designers of the official Avatar video game, will take part in a special Avatar event on February 4.
World Cancer Day
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and Word Health Organization (WHO) will promote their new initiative "Cancer can be prevented too" on February 4. Both organizations are working to build greater awareness and show how health behaviors can decrease cancer susceptibility. http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/
Object and Art Rotterdam
Art Rotterdam is the annual art fair in the Netherlands while Object Rotterdam shows are the latest developments in unique or limited-edition functional objects from international designers. Both events attract an international audience of art and design collectors and professionals from the world.
Nuremberg Toy Fair
The International Toy Fair is the world's leading fair for toys, hobby and leisure-time articles. The fair, which is open exclusively to the specialist trade, is the perfect communication and order platform for both national and international manufacturers as well as specialist traders and buyers from around the globe. The presentation of new products and comprehensive overview of the industry which it provides are an indispensable source of information for annual market orientation.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
February 4 - 11
Santa Barbara, USA
The 25th anniversary of the festival celebrates with several tributes including James Cameron who receives the Modern Master Award, Kathryn Bigelow ( The Hurt Locker), actors including Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, and Gabourey Sidibe. The festival opens its program of screenings with the premiere of actor Derek Magyar's Flying Lessons starring Golden Globe Award winner Christine Lahti, Cary Elwes ( A Christmas Carol), and veteran actor Hal Holbrook.
El Greco exhibition
February 4 - May 9
The Fine Arts Museum of Brussels presents an exhibition on the European career of Domenikos Theotocopoulos (1541-1614), better known as El Greco, from Crete - his birthplace to Toledo in Spain via Italy. The various countries that the painter travelled had a deep influence on his art and helped shape his eye and technique, giving birth to one of the most important masters of western art.