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SPECIAL EVENTSANDRE HELLER PRESENTS ‘MAGNIFICO’ equestrian acts, puppets and dancers Germany: Frankfurt (Zeltpalast) Sept. 7-24.

CAMDEN CRAWL music, comedy, fringe arts, interactive events; U.K.: London-Camden (various venues) April 30 & May 1.

DAVID SEDARIS Germany: Cologne (lit.Cologne) March 17; U.K.: London (Cadogan Hall) May 27 & 28.

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL featuring Linkin Park, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, others; U.K.: Castle Donington (Donington Park) June 11-12.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL U.K.: East Molesey, Surrey (Hampton Court) June 8, Bryan Adams; June 9, Jools Holland; June 14, James Blunt; June 15, Don McLean.

HIGH VOLTAGE featuring Judas Priest, more to be announced; U.K.: London (Victoria Park) July 23-24.

IDEAL HOME SHOW U.K.: London (Earls Court) through March 27.

LATITUDE FESTIVAL U.K.: Beccles, Suffolk (Henham Park) July 14-17.

LEEDS MUSIC FESTIVAL U.K.: Leeds (Bramham Park) Aug. 26-28.

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH AND ANTHRAX Germany: Gelsenkirchen (Veltins Arena) July 2.

M’ERA LUNA FESTIVAL Germany: Hildesheim (Flugplatz) Aug. 13.

PLANET EARTH — LIVE, music and film U.K.: London (O2 Arena) July 30.

READING MUSIC FESTIVAL U.K.: Reading (Little John’s Farm) Aug. 26-28.

ROCK AM RING Germany: Nürburg (Nürburgring) June 3-5.

ROCK IM PARK Germany: Nuremberg (Zeppelinfeld) June 3-5.

ROCK IN DEN RUINEN Germany: Dortmund (Phoenix West) April 30.

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra U.K.: Cardiff (St. David’s Hall) July 24.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST BENEFIT U.K.: London (Royal Albert Hall) March 21, John Bishop; March 22, Squeeze; March 23, Biffy Clyro; March 24, Roger Daltrey; March 25, Beady Eye; March 26, Editors; March 27, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J.

THE BIG CHILL U.K.: Herfordshire (Eastnor Castle Deer Park) Aug. 4-7.

WIRELESS FESTIVAL U.K.: London (Hyde Park) July 1 featuring Black Eyed Peas, July 2 featuring Chemical Brothers, July 3 featuring Pulp.

X FACTOR LIVE 2011 // U.K.: London (O2 Arena) March 19, Nottingham (Nottingham Arena) March 22.

ZITA (ROCKFESTIVAL) Germany: Berlin (Zitadelle) June 18-19.

IN THE WINGSplaysItaly: Soldiers Theatre, Building 11, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, presents “Godspell” through March 20, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; Comedy/Improv Show, 7:30 p.m. March 25 and 26, tickets $10. DSN 634-7281 or 044-471-7281, or Germany: The Amelia Earhart Playhouse in Wiesbaden presents “Incorruptible” through March 26, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. or 0611-816-2473.

workshopsGermany: The Amelia Earhart Playhouse in Wiesbaden presents Shakespeare Acting Workshop; 7 p.m. March 28, for ages 18 and older, free; DSN 336-2473 or 0611-816-2473.

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