Weekly US agenda: Artexpo, CinemaCon

With spring comes the start of the festival season, starting with Coachella Music and Arts kicking off the rock shows and New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival opening the season's jazz concerts. Big regional film festivals are also in full swing.

33rd International Artexpo
March 25-27
New York, New York

International Artexpo bills itself as the world's largest fine art trade show, located on Piers 92/92. The event hopes to attract more than 10,000 buyers and art enthusiasts, all coming to view and purchase wholesale works directly from artists and publishers. In addition to the large showcase of prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and ceramics, Artexpo also hosts a special three-day Education Series.
http://artexponewyork.com

37th CinemaCon
March 28-31
Las Vegas, Nevada

The National Association of Theatre Owners gathering at Caesars Palace has been rebranded. After 36 years as ShoWest, it is the largest trade show for cinema exhibitors. The event features Hollywood film studios presenting their upcoming films to get a buzz going on the summer box office and end-of-year blockbusters. James Cameron and George Lucas will speak on digital filmmaking as part of the educational seminars. At the awards this year, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren, and Russell Brand will be among those honored.
http://www.cinemacon.com/

25th WonderCon
April 1-3
San Francisco, California

The upcoming comic book conference at San Francisco's Moscone Center offers a preview of ComicCon and several upcoming films. DC Comics will showcase Green Lantern with its star Ryan Reynolds, appearing with co-stars for a panel discussion. Other divisions unveil an animated film, a comic book, and video game. In addition to films, the event is a showcase for upcoming films appealing to the comic book crowd including speakers who've illustrated books such as Batman, Wonder Woman and Wolverine. There will be anime and a masquerade, among other features in the festivities.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/index.php

'Art in the Streets' exhibit
Museum of Contemporary Art/The Geffen Contemporary
April 4-September-15
Los Angeles, California

This massive exhibit is the first by a major museum on the history of graffiti and street art in America, from the 1970s to present day, with a focus on the legacy of Los Angeles. From cholo graffiti to skate culture-inspired works, more than 100 artists will be featured, including work by Michel Basquiat, Blu, Banksy, Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey, Stelios Faitakis, Futura, Keith Haring, Lady Pink, and Swoon. Also, two dozen artists have been commissioned to create installations and murals for the exhibit.
http://www.moca.org

NAB Show
April 9-14
Las Vegas, Nevada

Approximately 90,000 audio, video and film content professionals are expected to attend this year's National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) in Las Vegas. The event will showcase future trends in 3D, mobile entertainment, transmedia, social media, multi-platform distribution, broadband, and digital production.
http://www.nabshow.com

12th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 15-17
Indio, California

The US summer music festivals kick off with Coachella in California attracting more than 100,000 fans with acts performing on multiple stages. Headliners include Grammy winners Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, and The Strokes. Also the three days will feature PJ Harvey, The National, Robyn, Interpol, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green, The Black Keys, The Kills, the reunion of Big Audio Dynamite and Suede, the
Chemical Brothers, and much more. Next up, Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and in Europe there's Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury in the UK and Roskilde in Denmark.
http://www.coachella.com

10th Tribeca Film Festival
April 20-May 1
New York City, New York

Co-founded by Robert De Niro, this event screens 135 narrative, documentaries and short films from American and international filmmakers in venues around town, as well as streaming and video-on-demand, to reach beyond the 410,000 attendees. With galas and awards, this spring event has eclipsed Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival in fall.
http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org

54th San Francisco International Film Festival
April 21-May 5
San Francisco, California

America's longest-running film fest, SFIFF screens 200 films and presents 15 juried awards, featuring live events with filmmakers in conversations, workshops and salons, attracting more than 80,000 attendees. The Film Society also presents the Persistence of Vision and Golden Gate awards to renowned filmmakers to be announced. A festival favorite is a special screening accompanied by a live musical performance. Other big spring film festivals in the US include the SXSW, Tribeca in New York, Miami and Seattle.
http://fest11.sffs.org

2011 New York International Auto Show
April 22 - May 1
New York, New York

Since 1900, New York rounds off the North American Auto Show season and normally boasts a couple of high-profile debuts for the benefit of its visitors, which number over one million. The show traditionally hosts the prestigious World Car of the Year competition, selecting the winner from new models introduced around the world. Follow the event on Twitter@NYAutoShow.
http://www.autoshowny.com

42nd New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 29-May 8
New Orleans, Louisiana

A 10-day cultural feast filled with thousands of musicians and an audience of 400,000 enjoying music on 12 stages, spanning genres from blues to R&B and African to Latin. Artists have included Senegal's Youssou N'Dour to Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr. and B.B. King. Arts and cuisine are also features of the fair. A hybrid of the city's Mardi Gras event and summer jazz fests from Detroit to Montreal.
http://www.nojazzfest.com

RC

The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations

News
peopleFrankie Boyle responds to referendum result in characteristically offensive style
News
news
Life and Style
Couples have been having sex less in 2014, according to a new survey
life
New Articles
i100... with this review
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Voices
Holly's review of Peterborough's Pizza Express quickly went viral on social media
Sport
footballTim Sherwood: This might be th match to wake up Manchester City
Arts and Entertainment
musicHow female vocalists are now writing their own hits
New Articles
i100
Travel
ebookHow to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities
News
news
Arts and Entertainment
musicBiographer Hunter Davies has collected nearly a hundred original manuscripts
News
Blahnik says: 'I think I understand the English more than they do themselves'
people
Arts and Entertainment
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey
TVInside Downton Abbey series 5
Life and Style
The term 'normcore' was given the oxygen of publicity by New York magazine during the autumn/winter shows in Paris in February
fashionWhen is a trend a non-trend? When it's Normcore, since you ask
Independent Travel Videos
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Amsterdam
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Giverny
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in St John's
Independent Travel Videos
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Travel

    IT Administrator - Graduate

    £18000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: ***EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FO...

    USA/Florida Travel Consultants £30-50k OTE Essex

    Basic of £18,000 + commission, realistic OTE of £30-£50k : Ocean Holidays: Le...

    Marketing Executive / Member Services Exec

    £20 - 26k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Marketing Executive / Member Services Ex...

    Sales Account Manager

    £15,000 - £25,000: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has arisen for ...

    Day In a Page

    Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

    Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

    Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
    Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

    Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

    The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
    The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

    Scrambled eggs and LSD

    Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
    'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

    'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

    Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
    Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

    New leading ladies of dance fight back

    How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
    Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

    A shot in the dark

    Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
    His life, the universe and everything

    His life, the universe and everything

    New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
    Save us from small screen superheroes

    Save us from small screen superheroes

    Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
    Reach for the skies

    Reach for the skies

    From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
    These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

    12 best hotel spas in the UK

    Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
    These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

    Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

    Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
    Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

    Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

    Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
    How to make a Lego masterpiece

    How to make a Lego masterpiece

    Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
    Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

    Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

    Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
    Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

    Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

    His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam