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A Windmill Comes to Life in Israel

Late last month, the still windmill that had served primarily as a symbol in Israel began to turn its sails once again, becoming the second working windmill in the country.

All You Can Eat, All Over Mumbai

A roundup of Gujarati thalis, restaurants that serve several courses of all-you-can-eat platters of food with a variety of subtle flavors.

The Sea, Seen Through the Eyes of Dutch Painters, in Haarlem

De Hallen Haarlem museum, only 20 minutes from Amsterdam, is presenting a major show about the sea in Dutch art since 1850, through Sept. 2.

In London, Dance, Collaboration and Public Art in One

The Dance We Made, an interactive pop-up event, invites people to choreograph for the professional dancer Tim Casson, a member of the Jasmin Vardimon Company who teaches regularly at Sadler’s Wells and other major companies.

70 Major Art Dealers at Kensington Gardens Show

Art Antiques London, in a handsome pavilion in Kensington Gardens through June 20, brings together more than 70 major art dealers, including specialists in modern British art, 20th-century design, tapestry and antique textiles and European jewelry.

Avedon to Warhol: Madrid Hosts Visual Arts Festival

PHotoEspaña is one of the world’s most wide-ranging photography festivals, encompassing the visual arts as well as photography. This year, works by more than 250 artists from 44 countries will be on view in galleries, installations, major museums and art centers through July 22.

In Istanbul, a Showcase for International Artists

The Istanbul Music Festival, which runs through June 29, showcases performers like the Paris-based virtuoso Kudsi Erguner, the Portuguese fado artist Ana Moura and the ?stanbul Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hakan Sensoy.

‘Downton Abbey’ Castle Is Open to Tours

The next season of "Downton Abbey" won’t be broadcast until January for American audiences, but fans of the show can visit the filming location now. Highclere Castle, a short train ride from London’s city center, has been the setting for the show’s scandal and intrigue since the first episode, and each summer the castle’s owners open the building and grounds to the public.

Gowns for Belles of the Ball at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee may be over but the Victoria and Albert Museum allows visitors to prolong the spirit of celebration and pageantry with "Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950." On display in the museum’s recently renovated fashion galleries through Jan. 6, the show traces the history of royal gowns and evening wear, from debutante balls to red-carpet events.

Stars from Robert Wilson to Wagner at Holland Festival

This year's Holland Festival, through June 26, features a roster that includes “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovi?” from the director Robert Wilson; “City of Abstracts” by the choreographer William Forsythe; the rousing show “Fela,” directed by the choreographer Bill T. Jones and a weekend entirely devoted to the rarely performed theatrical work of the composer John Cage.

New Trips for Cycling in the City

Bicycle Adventures has new four-day trips in Seattle; Portland and Bend, Ore.; and New York City.

In Newark Airport Lounge, Israeli Art

"Art & Lounge" at Newark Liberty International Airport is a gallery displaying the work of Israeli artists, and a place where kosher food is served.

A New Theater for Cirque du Soleil in Mexico

Cirque du Soleil will have a new stand-alone theater on Mexico's Riviera Maya.

Berlin's Best Bets for the Handbag Set

Kimberly Bradley Handmade fabric purses by Claire Chaplain at Les Jolies Choses boutique in Berlin. BERLIN | Every city has its own brand of handbag obsession. If New York is about big-name luxury, Berlin might just be about carrying a bag no one else has - a unique, not necessarily expensive piece, preferably Handmade in Berlin. [...]

Festivities, Military and Otherwise, on France's Big Day

Bastille Day, the French holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789 and celebrated all over the world tomorrow, will of course be most intensely feted in the French capital.

Relaxation Now for Those With Labor in Their Future

Sandya Mierswa is taking good advantage of the seeming fecundity of Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood with her spot, Praxis Mamunette.

Fashion and Art Collide in Hong Kong

Sponsored by the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, "A Passion For Creation" features works from Louis Vuitton's private collection of contemporary art and design.

Secret Gigs in London for a Cause

Gigs will take place through June at undisclosed clubs and locations in Central London to raise money for a homelessness charity. The exact location remains "hidden" until 24 hours before the show, when a text or email is then sent to ticket holders.

In Beijing, an International Film Festival

This year the program features a set of films about expatriates who have, either by choice or by chance, ended up spending the greater parts of their lives in China.

In Search of Mexican Food in Ol' Blighty

Though there are no taco trucks rolling down the streets of London, there are some cheap and cheerful alternatives.

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