Festivals & events
Stars and Stripes October 17, 2012
SALZBURG: Salzburg Jazz Festival, Oct. 23-Nov. 4.
GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, Oct. 24-28.
VIENNA: Viennale-Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 25-Nov. 7.
SÖLDEN: Ski World Cup races, Oct. 27-28.
VIENNA: Voice Mania, international a cappella festival, Nov. 9-Dec. 9.
LIEGE: Fall fun fair, through Nov. 11.
BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 19-22.
DIKSMUIDE: Beer festival, Oct. 20.
MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, International Festival of Beers with Character, Oct. 20-21.
CHARLEROI: International Salon of Home Economics, show of food, wine, home comforts and well-being, Palais des Expositions, tickets required, Oct. 27-Nov. 11.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 28.
BRUSSELS: Asianim-Japan Expo, largest European festival of Japanese culture and recreation, Tour & Taxis, tickets required, Nov. 2-4.
KARLOVY VARY: Jazzfest, through Oct. 20.
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, through Oct. 20.
PRAGUE: Tina b. — The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, through Oct. 31.
PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 3.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, through Oct. 28.
COPENHAGEN: Photo Fair, Scandinavia’s largest, Forum, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
COPENHAGEN: J-Dag, launch of Tuborg’s Christmas beer celebrated in bars throughout city from 8:59 p.m., Nov. 2.
COPENHAGEN: St. Hubertus hunt, Dyrehaven, Nov. 4.
COPENHAGEN: Flea market, Bella Center, Nov. 10-11.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, through Oct. 27.
BIRMINGHAM: Supersonic Festival, art, music and film, Oct. 19-21.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 25-28.
LONDON: MCM Expo: London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
LONDON: NFL fan rally on Trafalgar Square, Oct. 27; precedes New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams game at Wembley Stadium, Oct. 28.
LONDON: Diwali celebrations, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 28.
SHEFFIELD: Fright Night, Britain’s biggest Halloween carnival, Oct. 28.
NORWICH: CAMRA Beer Festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 3.
YORK: Illuminating York-digital arts and lighting festival with illuminated landmarks, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, tickets required, Nov. 1-4.
OTTERY ST. MARY: Festival in which flaming tar barrels are carried through the streets, Nov. 5.
LONDON: Lord Mayor’s Show, parade to inaugurate city’s Lord Mayor, Nov. 10.
BEAUNE: Jazz à Beaune, celebrates jazz and Burgundy wines, through Oct. 20.
PARIS: FIAC, Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, through Oct. 21.
PARIS: Art Elysees, modern and contemporary art fair, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, through Oct. 22.
METZ: Flea market, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 20.
BESANCON: Salon des Vins de France, wine expo, Micropolis Parc des Expositions, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
PARIS: Autumn Fair, features food, home décor and lifestyle exhibits, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.
TROYES: Nuits de Champagne, includes musical program highlighting French singer and songwriter Maxime Le Forestier, tickets required, Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, beer festival at Messegelände Mainz-Hechtsheim, through Oct. 21.
BERLIN: Festival of Lights, illuminated landmarks, through Oct. 21.
TÜBINGEN: Jazz and Classical Music Days, 80 concerts on 40 stages, through Oct. 21.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 10.
HEIDELBERG: French Week, celebrates German-French friendship with film, literature, music and more, Oct. 18-28.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, autumn market and fun fair at Messeplatz, Oct. 19-29.
FREIBURG: Freiburger Mess’, fun fair, Oct. 19-29.
BERLIN: European Month of Photography in Berlin, photo exhibits throughout city, Oct. 19-Nov. 25.
STUTTGART: Stuttgartnacht, theaters, clubs and cultural spots open late, Oct. 20.
MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 20.
MUNICH: Auer Kirchweih Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 20-28.
MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, degustation of best wines of the region, Schifffahrtsmuseum, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
BAYREUTH: Long Night of Culture and Knowledge, Oct. 27.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Herbstmesse, commercial fair and Volksfest, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 28.
WIESBADEN: European Youth Circus, circus and variety show performers under age 25 demonstrate their skills, tickets required, Nov. 1-4.
BAD TÖLZ: Leonardifahrt, pilgrimage with horses and carriages, Nov. 6.
BUDAPEST: Art Market Budapest-International Contemporary Art Fair, Millenaris Cultural Center, Nov. 8-11.
WATERFORD: Imagine-Waterford Art Festival, music, dance, theater, visual arts and more, Oct. 19-29.
GALWAY: Comedy Festival, Oct. 24-29.
SLIGO: Sligo Live-Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival, Oct. 24-29.
WEXFORD: Wexford Festival Opera, Oct. 24-Nov. 4.
KILKENNY: Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, Oct. 25-29.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 26-29.
DUBLIN: Thrill The World, attempt to break world record of most people dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” while dressed as zombies, National Basketball Arena Tallaght, 6 p.m., Oct. 27.
DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 29.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 27-29.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, through Nov. 18.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, chocolate exhibition, Oct. 19-28.
AREZZO: Tuscany Wine, wine fair, Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, Oct. 20-22.
TURIN: Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, culinary fair at Lingotto Fiere, tickets required, Oct. 25-29.
MILAN: Celtic new year celebrations, Castello Sforzesco, Oct. 26-28.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 28.
TURIN: Artissima, contemporary arts fair, Lingotto Fiere, tickets required, Nov. 9-11.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Central and Eastern European Film Festival, through Oct. 28.
MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht gët gebrannt-Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out beets, Oct. 27.
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, world’s biggest club festival for electronic music, through Oct. 21.
AMSTERDAM: Museum Night, Nov. 3.
AMSTERDAM: IDFA, documentary film festival, Nov. 14-25.
GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Oct. 19-21.
EDINBURGH: Edindocs, documentary film festival, Cameo Cinema, Oct. 19-21.
EDINBURGH: Document 10, international grass-roots human rights film festival, Oct. 19-28.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Oct. 19-28.
EDINBURGH: Fiddle 2012, Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 16-18.
ST. ANDREWS: St. Andrews Festival, traditional music and other events, Nov. 23-Dec. 2.
CORDOBA: African Film Festival-FCAT, through Oct. 20.
CONSUEGRA: Saffron Rose Festival, Oct. 27-28.
ELCHE: Misterio de Elche, medieval religious drama performed in the Santa Maria Basilica only on even-numbered years, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
SEVILLE: International Horse Fair, Nov. 20-25.
BERN: Cheese Festival, Waisenhausplatz, Oct. 20.
LUCERNE: Määs Autumn Fair, through Oct. 21.
GENEVA: International Chocolatiers and Chocolate Fair, chocolate expo, BFM Geneva, tickets required, Oct. 27-28.
BASEL: Autumn fun fair and market, Oct. 27-Nov. 11.
ZÜRICH: Expovina, wine exhibition taboard 12 ships, Bürkliplatz, Nov. 1-15.