May 6-7 agenda: Game Developers Conference Canada kicks off

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Thursday and Friday's highlights will offer a game developers gathering in Vancouver, a gourmet event in Las Vegas, an American Style display in Brooklyn as well as the Hamburg harbor birthday celebrations, among other events.

Game Developers Conference Canada
May 6-7
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

No sooner than one GDC ends than the countdown to the next one begins. Eager ears will be listening out for talks on the rise of 'social' or mainstream gaming and any tidbits regarding the new motion controllers for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as Sony and Microsoft play catchup to Nintendo's Wii. Talks from bigwigs at Insomniac, Obsidian, IUGO and Zynga are already pencilled in.

4th Annual Uncork'd: Big Flavors, Bright Lights and the World's Greatest Chefs
May 6-9
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Uncork'd is presented by Bon Appétit magazine and boasts a celebrity chef lineup including Burke, Ducasse, Robuchon and many more, plus numerous respected wine aficionados and sommeliers. Uncork'd takes place at various Las Vegas hotels and resorts and is a rare opportunity for food lovers to find world famous chefs in one place sharing recipes and preparing decadent meals.

Bklyn Designs
May 7-9
New York, USA

Featuring a diverse array of satellite exhibits, demonstrations, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and numerous other design events, Bklyn Designs is one of New York's hottest exhibitions of contemporary furnishings, lighting, and accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, all handpicked by a jury of editors from leading design and shelter magazines.

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection

May 7 - August 1
New York, USA

To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its costume collection, including designs by American and international designers such as Charles James, Norman Norell, Gilbert Adrian, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Christian Dior.

Port Birthday Celebrations
May 7- 9
Hamburg, Germany

Celebrations to mark the 821st birthday of Hamburg's massive port are set to include a parade of ships and port calls from some of the world's largest cruise liners. Onshore activities for the whole family will also take place over the weekend.