November 26 agenda: Thanksgiving day in the USA

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Thursday selection: Thanksgiving day in the USA, the Australian music awards in Sydney, the European Contemporary Art Fair in France, among other events.

Thanksgiving day
November 26

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
The 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 am with floats and balloons heading down Central Park West to Macy's Department Store for Santa's arrival. James Taylor, Andy Williams, and Miley Cyrus perform along with China's Lang Lang, Japan's Harajuku Girls, Sesame Street's cast, marching bands, and clowns. More than 3 million onlookers line the streets for a glimpse of Snoopy, Shrek, Kermit, and Hello Kitty with 50 million watching on TV.

ST-ART European Contemporary Art Fair

November 26 - 30
Strasbourg, France

The 14th edition of the European Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg is focused on making contemporary art available to everyone. Over 100 galleries will exhibit works from all over the globe. Organizers hope to empower new-time purchasers and returning art collectors by giving them the possibility to purchase artworks made by artists who are embracing and creating new art movements throughout Europe and the rest of the world. In 2009 five of the most influential Istanbul galleries will participate as invited guests of honor as part of the Season of Turkey in France.

Australian Music Awards ARIA 2009

November 26
Sydney, Australia

This year's ARIA music awards will celebrate Robbie Williams' comeback after three years of absence. The British star will perform his new single "Bodies;" Empire Of The Sun, The Temper Trap, Keith Urban will also perform on stage.


Songs for Human Rights
November 26
Tokyo, Japan

Musicians and DJs from around the world - including Maia Barouh and Assane Diabaye - perform at the intimate SuperDeluxe club to raise awareness of human rights issues for Amnesty International.