Arts Around The World: August 20-26, 2018
What’s happening near you? Take a look at the live events, entertainment, theatre and arts we’ve found for you this week! Whether you’re enjoying outdoor festivals with music, dance or art, join us to celebrate arts around the world.
August 20-26, 2018
Over a thousand shows of all kinds, ranging from opera to stand-up comedy, from near porn to mere corn. A monster art attack in great Edinburgh city. Not to be missed.
A festival including concerts, performance arts, parties and children’s events in Helsinki, Finland.
A week of unique, liberal and artistic madness, culminating in the torching of many structures. It’s challenging and organization will be required, but this could be a life changing experience. One of the most favored of all arts festivals and located in the Black Rock Desert near Reno, Nevada.
The Finger Lakes region of New York is known largely for its wineries, breweries and distilleries, but it’s also home to the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, which has held this summer festival since 2012. Guys and Dolls, Parade, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ghost: The Musical and Always … Patsy Cline are all in the works. A few miles away, at Theater Mack, a former carriage house on the grounds of the Cayuga Museum, creative teams will present musicals in development in The Pitch, and audience members can give feedback.
Seeing some of Shakespeare’s most overtly political plays in the context of 2017 American politics, and reaffirming just how timely these works are, will be a significant aspect of this summer season nationwide. Ashland productions of Julius Caesar and both parts of Henry IV provide a case in point, though it will also do The Merry Wives of Windsor for some needed comedy. The festival is also staging Shakespeare in Love, Off the Rails — an adaptation of Measure for Measure set in the late-19th-century American West and several non-Shakespearean works.
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