November 14-15 agenda: LA's Museum of Contemporary Art 30th anniversary exhibition

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Weekend's selection: a furniture and interior design exhibition and an airshow in Dubai, the world championships of an international game in Toronto, the 30th anniversary of the MOCA museum in Los Angeles, and the launch of the Jimmy Choo collaboration with H&M worldwide.

INDEX 2009 - International Furniture and Interior Design Exhibition
November 14-17
Dubai, UAE

In its 19th year, INDEX is the Gulf region's largest interiors exhibition and trade show.  With over 1800 exhibitors from around the globe, the event brings together the latest design trends, ideas, products and services.

Rock Paper Scissors: World Championships

November 14
Toronto, Canada

Hand warriors of the world will descend on the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, Canada, for the 2009 Rock Paper Scissors World Championships. The tournament sees a total of $10,000 prize money up for grabs with a grand prize of $7,000 to the winning entrant.

Oscars Governors Awards
November 14
Los Angeles, USA

The inaugural Governors Awards event is scheduled to take place on November 14. Oscar winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' inaugural event.

Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years
November 14, 2009 - May 3, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of MOCA more than 500 works by 200 artists, from Claes Oldenburg to Jackson Pollock, and many more, will be displayed in both locations: the main museum covers from 1940-1980 and 1980-present is shown at the Geffen galleries. Every art movement will be featured in the art exhibition.
Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform with the Bolshoi Ballet dancers at the gala event on November 14.

Jimmy Choo launches at H&M

November 14

Marking the first designer-shoe collaboration of the Swedish retailer, UK brand Jimmy Choo, one of the top three shoe labels in the world for prestige, will release ranges of shoes, bags and other accessories for women - and men! - on November 14 via H&M's network of stores.

12th Dubai Airshow 2009

November 15-19
Dubai, UAE

The Dubai Airshow, one of the top air shows in the world, is slated to grow from the previous edition despite the recession in world air travel. The biennial show returns to the Dubai Airport Expo Centre with 50,000 attendees expected to review over 900 exhibitors. Major manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus will be present and military planes such as the US Raptor fighter jet and the latest stealth jet will debut.