Week's selection: the Detroit auto show opens and the Golden Globes are awarded in the USA, London's art fair kicks off, as does the Celtic Connections festival in the UK, the world's largest food, agricultural and horticultural fair starts in Berlin while male models are getting ready for the men's ready-to-wear presentations in Milan, among other events.
North American International Auto Show
This year's Detroit Auto show, traditionally one of the most important auto shows in North America, will feature a 37,000 square foot (3400 square meters) display of electric vehicles and technology called "Electric Avenue". The trend of showcasing electric technology is a continuation of last year when visitors could test-drive the latest electric and hybrid cars on a 70,000 square foot (6500 square meters) test track.
London Art Fair
January 13- 17
This January over 100 leading Modern British and contemporary art galleries will be brought together for the 22nd edition of London Art Fair - the UK's largest Modern British and Contemporary art fair - at the Business Design Centre, Islington. Every year, 22,000 visitors enjoy the work of over 1,000 leading artists ranging from Modern British masters to the most recent contemporary talent. Galleries are chosen by a selection committee and include major UK dealers such as Richard Green, Alan Cristea, FAS and Jonathan Clark Fine Art.
More than 100,000 visitors celebrate the annual Celtic Connections festival, which features a mix of traditional Scottish music and international artists. From January 14 to 31, the 17th annual festival will include approximately 300 events in 14 venues across Glasgow. Acts include Bobby McFerrin, Carlos Núñez, Cherish the Ladies, Natalie Merchant, and The Chieftains performing with Ry Cooder, plus additional artists from Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, India, Africa, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Norway, Corsica, Serbia, Romania, Canada, and the USA. Tickets for individual events are available from the festival website.
International Green Week
The annual International Green Week in Berlin, the world's largest food, agricultural and horticultural fair, will welcome Hungary as its official partner country in 2010 for the 75th edition. Besides Germany and Hungary, 54 countries will participate as exhibitors. Russia will be the largest foreign exhibitor, with 6,000 square meters of floor space.
The fall/winter 2010/11 collections will be showcased in European fashion capitals, with Milan starting the presentations January 16 and Paris following January 21.
January 16 - April 24
To celebrate the bicentennial of the Mexican independence and the centennial of its revolution, the Brussels fine arts center is organizing a four-month festival in the Belgium capital called Mexico!. The festivities start with a key exhibition by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo entitled Frida Kahlo y su mundo (and her world) from January 16 to April 18, followed by an exhibition on Mexican modernism opening in February, as well as a presentation of Contemporary Mexican Photography opening the same month.
The Golden Globe Awards
Los Angeles, USA
The Hollywood-based film awards ceremonies are ready to bounce back on January 17 with a live show at 5 pm PST instead of the traditional time-delay, with British entertainer Ricky Gervais as host of the 67th ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the show, has not yet announced the nominees. However, they have announced that they will honor Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.