VIENNA: Resonances Festival, concerts from Middle Ages to Baroque era, Vienna Konzerthaus, through Jan. 27.

SALZBURG: Mozart Week, classical music festival, through Feb. 3.

VIENNA: Ball Season, upcoming balls include Hunters’ Ball in the Imperial Palace Jan. 28; Rainbow Ball Feb. 2; StaatsOper Ball Feb. 7; BonBon Ball Feb. 8.

KITZBÜHEL: Hahnenkamm Races, includes men’s Super-G, slalom and downhill competitions, Jan. 25-27.

INNSBRUCK: Billabong Air & Style, snowboarding competition, Feb. 1-2.

SCHLADMING: FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Feb. 4-17.

INNSBRUCK: Art Innsbruck, international fair for contemporary art, Feb. 21-24.

VIENNA: Masters of Dirt by Monster Energy, freestyle motocross, snowmobile, quad, mountain bike and BMX freestyle show, Stadthalle, Feb. 22-24. and

BRUSSELS: BRAFA, Brussels Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Tour & Taxis, through Jan. 27.

BRUSSELS: Winter sales, through Jan. 31.

LIÈGE: Festival of Liège, highlights theater, dance and music, through Feb. 9.

LIÈGE: Les Transardentes, winter festival celebrates electronic music, Jan. 26.

BRUSSELS: TrucTroc, art exchange in which anything of value can be exchanged with the artist, BOZAR Palais des Beaux Arts, Feb. 1-3.

SPA: Whisky Live, tastings and workshops, Feb. 1-3.

SANKT-VITH: Sled dog races, Feb. 2-3.

BRUGGES: Beer festival, 65 breweries and more than 300 beers, marketplace, Feb. 2-3.

FLAGEY: Anima, animated film festival, Feb. 8-17.

GESVES: Bacchus and Gambrinus Fair, celebrates beer brewing and wine traditions, Ferme de Houyoux, Feb. 18-19.

SOHIER: Special beer weekend, sampling more than 120 beers, Cercle Saint-Lambert, Feb. 22-24.


ZAGREB: European Figure Skating Championships, through Jan. 27.

DUBROVNIK: Feast of St. Blasius, folk and religious celebration commemorates city’s patron saint, Feb. 2-3.

DONJA STUBICA: Peasants’ Revolt-Battle of Stubica, costumed re-enactment, Feb. 9.


PRAGUE: Eiga-Sai, Festival of Japanese film and culture, Lucerna Palace, through Jan. 28.

PRAGUE: Prague Opera Ball, Feb. 2.

PRAGUE: Opera 2013, Festival of Music Theatre at the National Theatre, through Feb. 3.

NOVe MeSTO: IBU Biathlon World Championships, Feb. 7-17.

AALBORG: Northern Winter Beat Festival, 30 concerts in three days, with international artists, through Jan. 26.

SILKEBORG: Mid Jutland Folk Music Festival, through Jan. 27.

SKAGEN: Winter Swimming Festival, Jan. 26-29.

COPENHAGEN: Fashion Festival, with shows, parties and concerts, various sites, Jan. 30-Feb. 3.

COPENHAGEN: Winter Jazz, music festival, Feb. 1-17.

MANCHESTER: National Winter Ales Festival, Sheridan Suite, through Jan. 26.

LONDON: Loco London, festival of funny films, Southbank and other venues, through Jan. 27.

LONDON: International Mime Festival, visual theater including puppets, slapstick and mime at the Barbican, Southbank Centre and other venues, through Jan. 27.

PETERBOROUGH: Tudor Living History Day, part of Katharine of Aragon Festival celebrations, cathedral, Jan. 26.

BLACKPOOL: Showzam, festival of circus, magic and variety, Feb. 15-24.

JORVIK: Viking Festival, Feb. 16-24.

PARIS: Winter sales, through Feb. 12.

LES CARROZ: Golfiades, hot air balloon meet, Jan. 27-Feb. 9.

PARIS: Carnival, parade starts at 2 p.m. from Place Gambetta, Feb. 10.

PARIS: Chinese New Year, parade starts 1 p.m. from avenue d’Ivry, Feb. 17.

MENTON: Lemon Festival, Feb. 16-March 6.

NICE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Feb. 17.

BAD RAPPENAU: Glühweinmarkt, open-air drinking of mulled wine, Jan. 25-27.

STUTTGART: Swabian Whisky Tasting, Hotel Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin, Jan. 25.

FREINSHEIM: Red wine volksmarch, Jan. 25-27, torch-lit walk Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.

NEUBERG: Donauschwimmen, Europe’s biggest winter swimming event, advance registration necessary, Jan. 26.

TÜBINGEN: Carnival parade, Jan. 27.

RÜSSELSHEIM: Carnival parade, starts 2:11 p.m., inner city, Jan. 27.

BERLIN: Transmediale, festival of art and the creative application of digital media, Jan. 29-Feb. 3.

DRESDEN: SemperOpera Ball, thousands gather and celebrate outside city’s opera house, Feb. 1.

BREMEN: Carnival, Germany’s largest samba carnival, Feb. 1-2.

BREMEN: Classic motor show, vintage car exhibition, ÖVB-Arena, Feb. 1-3.

BERLIN: Country Music Fair Berlin, Feb. 1-3.

BERLIN: Berlinale, International Film Festival, Feb. 7-17.

SCHWÄBISCH HALL: Hallia Venezia, Venetian style Carnival celebration, Feb. 3.

SCHRIESHEIM: Red wine walk, starts 11 a.m., Feb. 3.

HEIDELBERG: Vampire Ball, Feb. 9.

DUBLIN: Tradfest, celebration of traditional Irish music and culture in Temple Bar area of city, through Jan. 27.

DUBLIN: Chinese New Year celebrations, Feb. 8-18.

DUBLIN: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Feb. 14-24.

KILLARNEY: The Gathering Traditional Festival, celebration of Irish song and dance, Feb. 20-24.

BOLOGNA: International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Jan. 25-28.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Winter Marathon, classic autos race through passes in the Dolomites, through Jan. 27.

AOSTA: Sant’Orso Fair, traditional crafts and woodcarvers market, Jan. 30-31.

AGRIGENTO: Almond Blossom Festival, Feb. 1-10.

CATANIA: Festa di Sant’Agata, huge religious and folk celebration, Feb. 3-5.

VIAREGGIO: Carnival parades, Feb. 3, 10, 12 and 17.

MILAN: Food and Wine Festival, Feb. 9-11.

IVREA: Battle of the Oranges, part of Carnival celebrations, starts 2 p.m., Feb. 10.

MADONNA DEL CAMPIGLIO: Habsburg Carnival, characters wear costumes inspired by the Imperial Court of Vienna in the 19th century, Feb. 10-15.

FLORENCE: Chocolate Fair, Piazza della Repubblica, Feb. 10-19.

VERONA: Verona in Love, romantic atmosphere and special events throughout city, Feb. 14-17.

DIEKIRCH: Eurocross, international cross-country running competition, Jan. 27.

AMSTERDAM: Impro Amsterdam, International Improvisation Theater Festival, through Jan. 26.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Fashion Week, downtown events open to public, through Jan. 27.

ROTTERDAM: Flamenco Biennial, also takes place in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, through Feb. 3.

AMSTERDAM: Grauzone Festival, new wave music, art and film, Melkweg, Feb. 1.

ROTTERDAM: International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan. 25-Feb. 3.

DELFT: Blues Festival, free entry to concerts, Feb. 15-16.

GEILO: Ice Music Festival, all instruments are made of ice, through Jan. 27.

TROMSo: Northern Lights Festival, celebrates jazz and classical music, Jan. 25-Feb. 2.

LONGYEARBYEN: Polar Jazz, world’s northernmost music festival, Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

RØROS: Rørosmartnan, traditional winter fair, Feb. 19-23.

RJUKAN: Ice Festival, ice climbing competitions, Feb. 22-24.

GLASGOW: Celtic Connections, folk, roots and world music festival, through Feb. 3.

DUMFRIES: Big Burns Supper, celebrates beloved poet Robert Burns Day, Jan. 25-27.

AVIEMORE: Sled Dog Rally, Siberian Huskies race in Great Britain’s largest sled dog racing event, Jan. 26-27.

LERWICK: Up Helly Aa, fire festival, Jan. 29.

EDINBURGH: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Queen’s Hall, Feb. 1.

FIFE: Jazz Festival, Feb. 1-3.

GLASGOW: Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, Feb. 14-24.

ARAGON: Pirena, sled-dog racing challenge across the Pyrenees, through Feb. 2.

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ: La Fiesta de las Quadrillas, folk groups sing and perform in the streets, Jan. 27.

MADRID: Arco Contemporary Art Fair, Feb. 13-17.

JEREZ LA FRONTERA: Jerez Festival, highlights flamenco and Spanish dance, Villamarta Theater, Feb. 22-March 9.

GOTHENBURG: International Film Festival, Scandinavia’s leading film fest, Jan. 25-Feb. 4.

JOKKMOKK: Sami winter festival and historical market, Feb. 7-9.

STOCKHOLM: Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Feb. 15-17.

GRINDELWALD: World Snow Festival, snow sculptures, through Jan. 26.

ST. MORITZ: Polo World Cup on Snow, through Jan. 27.

BASEL: Vogel Gryff, Carnival season starts with procession of mythical figures on the Rhine River in Kleinbasel, Jan. 26.

DAVOS: Fearnada, free rider contest, includes run for downhill bikers, Feb. 2.

GRINDELWALD: Audi Snowboard Series, Feb. 2-3.

ST. MORITZ: White Turf, horse racing in the snow, Feb. 3-10 and 17.

This listing was prepared for the Jan. 24, 2013, edition of Stars and Stripes.

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