Travel Agenda: Long Night of the Museums; Tate Triennial; new neighbourhood tours of Chicago
Saturday 31 January 2009
The Long Night of the Museums keeps Berlin up until the small hours tonight. More than 100 cultural sites will stay open until 2am, enhanced by special activities (museumsportal-berlin.de).
The fourth Tate Triennial kicks off on Tuesday with Altermodern at Tate Britain in London. Curated by the co-founder of Paris's Palais de Tokyo, the exhibition will showcase new contemporary British and international art (tate.org.uk). And in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the annual Winterlude Festival starts on Friday, complete with the Unesco-listed Rideau Canal ice skating rink (canadascapital.gc.ca).
In the diary...
New neighbourhood tours of Chicago include a drive past President Obama's Kenwood home on the Hyde Park and Kenwood tour; Polish Chicago; and the Land of Lincoln, celebrating the president's bicentennial (chicagoneighborhoodtours.com). Decadence hits the Turkish coast at Antalya next month when the Mardan Palace resort (mardanpalace.com) opens. On 19 February 'Shah Abbas: the remaking of Iran' opens at the British Museum in London(britishmuseum.org).
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