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October events JEFF BARTLETT

OCT 14–23

JASPER. Autumn nights are perfect for stargazing, which is the main activity at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival in Canada. There will also be space talks, an outdoor concert by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and an evening with George Takei of Star Trek.

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Art in action ALL MONTH

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OCT 20–23 CHONGQING. The 14th China International Motorcycle Expo is the largest exhibition of its kind in Asia, attracting 130 motorcycle clubs and over 5,000 of their members. An interactive ‘Motorcycle Experience Zone’ features off-road racing, stunt shows, and test riding. cimamotor.com

OCT 31 NEW YORK. The world’s largest gathering of zombies, superheroes, and ghosts is back to haunt us. Up to 60,000 people will take part in New York City’s 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade that features 53 bands, hundreds of puppets, impressive outfits, and lots of dancers. halloween-nyc.com

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Art lovers, be sure to visit Place Jourdan any time before mid-November to see French visual artist Guillaume Bottazzi working on a giant canvas. After he is finished, his 16-metre tall and 7-metre wide pink art piece will become a permanent fixture. Also don’t miss Bottazzi’s ‘Free Creations’ exhibition on view at the Artiscope Gallery, October 3–29. guillaume.bottazzi.org

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NAGOYA

Salty ‘n’ sweet OCT 1 – NOV 13

The sixth annual Nagoyameshi Expo, a massive eating festival, highlights the special salty-sweet foods of Nagoya, such as spicy chicken wings. Delicacies can be tasted at nearly 300 participating restaurants. There will also be performances by local music groups. Meal tickets are available at tourist centres including Oasis 21 and major hotels. nagoyameshi-expo.com

Blue Wings Curiosity issue October 2016  
Blue Wings Curiosity issue October 2016