Summer has now hit most parts of the world and to celebrate the summer solstice, the WGSN City by City team has kick-started a brand new blog feature – Picks Of the Month, highlighting the absolute not-to-miss events from around the world. Our top picks highlight the best gigs, festivals, theatre performances, carnivals, parades, rooftop parties, as well as interesting shop, hotel and restaurant openings. Join our team for a whirlwind of events celebrating fashion, design, food and art around the globe. –WGSN CxC team

AMSTERDAM: Vondelpark Open Air Theatre 
When: End of September

Embrace a hot summer with this cultural event for everyone. Vondelpark Open Air Theatre host operetta and dance performances, stand-up comedy and all genres of music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to August.

BARCELONA: Hotel Brummell
Carrer de Nou de la Rambla, 174 08004 / 34 93 1258622

Designed and run by Aussie-born, Barcelona-based design duo, this boutique hotel offers 20 rooms and two apartments with influences from their travels around Sri Lanka, as well as featuring European antiques and the work of local artists.

GLASTONBURY: 2015 Glastonbury Festival
Northload Street, Somerset BA6 9JJ
When: June 26 – 28 2015

Join this year’s Glastonbury for yet another great line-up with the likes of Foo Fighters, The Who, Alt-J, and Patti Smith across six stages.

HONG KONG: “OBJECTIVES – Design for the Domestic Landscape”
Good Design Store, H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street
When: June 3 – July 11 2015

A product design exhibition showcasing Hong Kong-based Office For Product Design’s utilitarian household objects for modern homes, which scooped the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). A range of products from Germany’s Thomas/Rosenthal, Taiwan’s no.30 and JIA Inc will be exhibited.

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Fringe Festival
Various locations
When: June 11 – 28 2015

Since its inauguration in 2011, the annual theatre festival has become the place to find both emerging talents and theatrical classics. Come and watch one-person shows, new musicals, comedies and edgy dramas in Hollywood once again.

MILAN: Expo Milano 2015
Northwest Milan
When: May 1 – October 31 2015

All eyes are on Italy recently as Milan hosts the 2015 World Expo. This month, 145 countries all gather together and look at the theme of food in all its delicious forms.

NEW YORK: The Jazz Age Lawn Party
Governors Island
When: June 13 – 14 2015

Originated from a small gathering during the prohibition era in the 1920s, the event has become what is now referred to by The Wall Street Journal as, “the biggest (not to mention the cleanest and most family-oriented) regular event in the ‘Retro Noveau’ movement…” Travel back in time with Jazz music over the weekend.

PARIS: Yves Saint Laurent 1971 – The Scandal Collection
3 rue Léonce Reynaud, Paris 16ème / 33 (0)1443164 31
When: On view through July 19

An exhibition dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 1971 haute couture collection – a controversial collection he drew inspiration from the wars that subsequently ended up conquering the street.

SAO PAULO: Jamie’s Italian
Avenida Horácio Lafer, 61 / 55 11 2365 1309

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has brought his signature menu for the first time to Brazil. In the mean time, the culinary chain has also cooked up another space in Hong Kong.

TOKYO: Stories of War Told Through Clothing
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Shinjuku Bunka Quinto Bldg. 1F, 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku / 81 (0)3 3299 2387
When: June 10 – August 31 2015

Likely to be rich in inspiration for both military and vintage lovers, this exhibition compares and contrasts the clothing worn during the wars of the 20th century, by both civilians and servicemen, in Japan and Western nations.

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