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The Vivant 2013 Agenda: Can’t-Miss Events Around the Globe

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JANUARY: You don't have to be a film buff to enjoy the snow-sprinkled glamour of the Sundance Film Festival, which attracts A-list celebs (compulsively clad in blanket coats and cowboy boots) to tiny [...]

 

JANUARY: You don't have to be a film buff to enjoy the snow-sprinkled glamour of the Sundance Film Festival, which attracts A-list celebs (compulsively clad in blanket coats and cowboy boots) to tiny Park City, Utah each winter. January 17 to 27, 2013.

 

JANUARY: One of the glitziest events of 2013 comes early in the year—the Inaugural Ball. In 2008, the First Lady donned a sheer white confection by Jason Wu, which in turn catapulted the young designer [...]

 

JANUARY: One of the glitziest events of 2013 comes early in the year—the Inaugural Ball. In 2008, the First Lady donned a sheer white confection by Jason Wu, which in turn catapulted the young designer into fashion fame. We're extra keen to see who Michelle wears for her second twirl on the Inaugural stage: Wes Gordon, perhaps? Or maybe Chris Benz? January 21, 2013.

 

FEBRUARY: By whatever means necessary, make sure you have a seat at Alexander Wang's much anticipated Balenciaga debut. Regardless whether the collection is fab or a critical flop, the show will be the [...]

 

FEBRUARY: By whatever means necessary, make sure you have a seat at Alexander Wang's much anticipated Balenciaga debut. Regardless whether the collection is fab or a critical flop, the show will be the place to see and be seen during Paris Fashion Week.

 

FEBRUARY: Another all-star not to be missed this winter is Beyonce, who will be performing live during the half-time Super Bowl XLVII show. We're sure the songstress will be at her booty-shaking best, so [...]

 

FEBRUARY: Another all-star not to be missed this winter is Beyonce, who will be performing live during the half-time Super Bowl XLVII show. We're sure the songstress will be at her booty-shaking best, so the only question that remains: who's doing her costumes? February 3, 2013.

 

FEBRUARY: We don't want to brag, but we make a mean snow man. Still, our greatest snow folks pale in comparison to the sky-high ice sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan, which [...]

 

FEBRUARY: We don't want to brag, but we make a mean snow man. Still, our greatest snow folks pale in comparison to the sky-high ice sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan, which celebrates its 64th year this February. February 5 to 11, 2013.

 

FEBRUARY: There's no better way to chase away the winter doldroms like the raucus, colorful Carnaval festivities in Rio de Janeiro. Prepare to shake a tail feather while rubbing shoulders with Gisele [...]

 

FEBRUARY: There's no better way to chase away the winter doldroms like the raucus, colorful Carnaval festivities in Rio de Janeiro. Prepare to shake a tail feather while rubbing shoulders with Gisele Bundchen—who has been known to ride her own parade float. From February 9th to February 12, 2013.

 

MARCH: She may only be 24, but Rihanna is already a major force in the music industry.This March, the singer kicks off her Diamond World Tour to fete the release of her new album, "Seven." Die hard fans [...]

 

MARCH: She may only be 24, but Rihanna is already a major force in the music industry.This March, the singer kicks off her Diamond World Tour to fete the release of her new album, "Seven." Die hard fans won't want to miss the tour kick-off on March 8th at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

 

MARCH: British rock icon David Bowl gave London's Victoria and Albert Museum unprecedented access to his collection of music memorabilia for a new exhibit. With more than 60 costumes—including [...]

 

MARCH: British rock icon David Bowl gave London's Victoria and Albert Museum unprecedented access to his collection of music memorabilia for a new exhibit. With more than 60 costumes—including star-spangled Ziggy Stardust bodysuits and a Union Jack coat by Alexander McQueen—the show promises to be a wild romp through rock history. Opening March 23, 2013.

 

APRIL: Sipping champagne and writing down resolutions seems thumpingly boring when you consider the Thai New Year. At the annual Songkran Festival—which occurs at the peak of the steamy season—strangers [...]

 

APRIL: Sipping champagne and writing down resolutions seems thumpingly boring when you consider the Thai New Year. At the annual Songkran Festival—which occurs at the peak of the steamy season—strangers in the street shower one another with buckets of water for a truly "splashy" celebration. April 12 to 15, 2013.

 

APRIL: Pack your cut-offs and cowboy boots: the Coachella music festival in sunny Palm Springs, California promises music, booze, and a heap of celebrity sightings. Last year, we spotted Emma Watson and [...]

 

APRIL: Pack your cut-offs and cowboy boots: the Coachella music festival in sunny Palm Springs, California promises music, booze, and a heap of celebrity sightings. Last year, we spotted Emma Watson and Mischa Barton lounging in the VIP.  Weekends of April 12 and April 19, 2013.

 

MAY: In its daring new exhibit, "€œPunk: Chaos to Couture," the Costume Institute is examining the intersection of punk rock and radical fashion. While we're sure the art will be inspiring, recruiting a [...]

 

MAY: In its daring new exhibit, "€œPunk: Chaos to Couture," the Costume Institute is examining the intersection of punk rock and radical fashion. While we're sure the art will be inspiring, recruiting a top designer to dress you for the Met Ball—the so-called "Oscars of Fashion"—may be even more memorable. Opening May 9, 2013.

 

MAY: Pack your purse with a few croissants and take in the echoing grunts of the French Open at Roland Garros, where the world's top players sweat it out on the red clay court before making their way to [...]

 

MAY: Pack your purse with a few croissants and take in the echoing grunts of the French Open at Roland Garros, where the world's top players sweat it out on the red clay court before making their way to Wimbledon later in the summer. May 26 to June 9, 2013.

 

MAY: Pack your suitcase with finery and a suite of frothy couture, because nothing less will do at the Cannes Film Festival, which lures Hollywood glitterati each summer like moths to a flame. May 15 to [...]

 

MAY: Pack your suitcase with finery and a suite of frothy couture, because nothing less will do at the Cannes Film Festival, which lures Hollywood glitterati each summer like moths to a flame. May 15 to 26, 2013.

 

JUNE: Speaking of art, there's no better place to soak up some high culture than the Venice Biennale, a massive contemporary art exhibition that overtakes the city every summer. If your pockets are deep [...]

 

JUNE: Speaking of art, there's no better place to soak up some high culture than the Venice Biennale, a massive contemporary art exhibition that overtakes the city every summer. If your pockets are deep enough to stash a few million, you might take home an original work from the next Picasso or Dali, both of whom have exhibited at the fair. Starting June 1, 2013.

 

JUNE: It may be one of the quietest thrills in sports, but that doesn't diminish the excitement of Wimbledon, the only Grand Slam tennis tournament on grass. Even better than Federer and Williams sisters [...]

 

JUNE: It may be one of the quietest thrills in sports, but that doesn't diminish the excitement of Wimbledon, the only Grand Slam tennis tournament on grass. Even better than Federer and Williams sisters sightings? Potentially rubbing shoulders with a member of the Royal Family. June 24 to July 7, 2013.

 

JUNE: If you're planning to ride the wave of summer music festivals, don't miss the massive Peace & Love Festival in Borlange, Sweden, which is known for its 60's hippie vibe in addition to major pop [...]

 

JUNE: If you're planning to ride the wave of summer music festivals, don't miss the massive Peace & Love Festival in Borlange, Sweden, which is known for its 60's hippie vibe in addition to major pop acts. June 25 to 29, 2013.

 

JULY: Sometimes called the "World University Games," the Summer Universiade attracts 13,500 college athletes from over 170 countries. This summer, the games kick off in Kazan, Russia (and will serve as a [...]

 

JULY: Sometimes called the "World University Games," the Summer Universiade attracts 13,500 college athletes from over 170 countries. This summer, the games kick off in Kazan, Russia (and will serve as a kind of test-run for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi). July 6th to July 17th, 2013.

 

JULY: Nothing makes you feel alive like (hopefully) outrunning a team of angry bulls. The annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain is under fire from animal rights activists, so get your adrenaline [...]

 

JULY: Nothing makes you feel alive like (hopefully) outrunning a team of angry bulls. The annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain is under fire from animal rights activists, so get your adrenaline pumping this summer before it's too late.  July 6 to 14, 2013.

 

AUGUST: Granted, it may involve its fair-share of spitting, but the Maralal Camel Derby—which is held annually in a remote outpost in northern Kenya—is a can't-miss event for the dedicated jetsetter. [...]

 

AUGUST: Granted, it may involve its fair-share of spitting, but the Maralal Camel Derby—which is held annually in a remote outpost in northern Kenya—is a can't-miss event for the dedicated jetsetter. Attracting participants from around the world, the race features amateur and professional jockies alike. For extra fun, hire your own camel and challenge the reigning champ. August 24th to August 26th, 2013.

 

TO BE DETERMINED: There's no exact release date for David Fincher's 2013 adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"—which is rumored to star Brad Pitt—but we're already getting psyched for the classic [...]

 

TO BE DETERMINED: There's no exact release date for David Fincher's 2013 adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"—which is rumored to star Brad Pitt—but we're already getting psyched for the classic Jules Vernes adventure tale, which is being adapted by "Wonderboys" writer, Michael Chabon.

 

From the look of things, 2013 is going to be a great year…and it hasn’t even started yet.

Take for instance Michelle Obama’s second twirl at the Inaugural Ball—for which, we’re certain, the First Lady will choose another impossibly chic and fashion-forward look (remember her all-white Jason Wu gown back in 2008?).

Or consider Alexander Wang’s February debut at Balenciaga. Even if the wunderkind’s collection is a flop, the show is already the most anticipated of the Fall/Winter ’13 season.

If that doesn’t get you excited, we bet Beyonce booty-shaking at the Super Bowl half-time show will. And speaking of glamorous rockers, David Bowie’s forthcoming show at London’s Victoria & Albert Musuem—which features bodysuits from the star’s Ziggy Stardust days and custom McQueen creations—promises to be a wild romp through rock n’ roll history.

Prefer your agenda more global in scope? Never fear, jet-setters: we’ve got a Kenyan camel derby, a massive sports cup in Russia, and feather-shaking fun in Brazil to keep you occupied.

Here’s to making 2013 our best year yet.

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