Today: Argentina celebrates its bicentennial year with a weekend of parades, music and fireworks in the capital Buenos Aires. The Teatro Colon opera house will reopen on Monday after two years of renovations, and parties will build up to the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution on Tuesday ( bicentenario.argentina.ar ).
This week: From Wednesday to Sunday, Art Amsterdam will exhibit modern art from 120 galleries from the Netherlands, Europe and Asia ( www.artamsterdam.nl ).
In the diary: In Singapore, the colonial grand dame hotel The Fullerton will be joined by a sister property, the Fullerton Bay Hotel, on 1 June. The modern sibling is the first hotel to open on the new Marina Bay waterfront development ( fullertonbayhotel.com ). Another Latin American celebration is taking place closer to home. Tour operator Journey Latin America is honouring its 30th birthday with a free private screening of Viva Zapata! staring Marlon Brando on 3 June at the Soho Hotel in London ( journeylatinamerica.co.uk ).