Around the World: David Hockney in Tokyo & Newcastle’s adidas Originals sneaker exhibition

Around the World: David Hockney in Tokyo & Newcastle’s adidas Originals sneaker exhibition

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What are you doing this weekend? Hitting up Peckham to listen to Ezra Collective with Dr. Martens? Or in a spooky October mood to catch a scary movie at Barcelona’s El Palace Hotel? Either way, we’ve got all the details and more events happening this week for you to head out and enjoy.

Ezra Collective are headlining for Dr. Martens

Taking place this Saturday (October 21) in Copeland Park, Peckham, London, the British shoemaker Dr. Martens is throwing a party in celebration of its “Made Strong” campaign. The event will bring together some of the most exciting names in the London scene including jazz quintet Ezra Collective, artist Slawn, Nigerian skate crew Motherlan, singer songwriter Chi, DJ p-rallel and many more. Tickets are available here.

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Will Ferrell hosts a benefit in Los Angeles

Get ready to smile, laugh and cry on October 21, because Will Ferrell is hosting a benefit for Cancer for College headlined by an astounding group of comedians and musicians. The night will include a musical performance by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready who assembled a one-night-wonder band with Jack Black, Cindy Blackman Satana and others, as well as stand-up from John Mulaney, Jon Stewart, Patti Harrison, Roy Wood Jr. and more. The event will take place at the famous Greek Theatre in Griffith Park with tickets still available here.

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Newcastle gets hit with a new sneaker exhibition by adidas Originals

In partnership with END., adidas Originals will be opening a brand new exhibition on October 27 in Newcastle. Dedicated to footwear – most specifically the sneaker – the exhibition will be on show at the Newcastle Contemporary Art Gallery, and explores a wide variety of archival and contemporary pieces, including pairs signed by Stormzy, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Run DMC, Lily Allen and more.

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Don’t miss out on Tokyo’s David Hockney exhibition

Taking place in the Contemporary Museum of Art Tokyo, the self-titled exhibition is heading up to its final weeks of showing. The famous English painter David Hockney has a large-scale solo exhibition, the first in Japan in over 27 years. The exhibition takes a look back at over 60 years of his career through paintings, drawings, print work, photography and more.

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A Mark Rothko exhibition is opening at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

The Fondation Louis Vuitton owned by LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault in Paris has been home to many exhibitions showcasing the highest of talents, including a special Andy Warhol and Jean-Michele Basquiat exhibition earlier this year. Now, the famed abstract painter Mark Rothko will be the subject of a new showing, now open until April 2024.

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CASA BRUGAL opens up its doors in East London

East London welcomes you to its new rum bar: CASA BRUGAL. The café/bar owned by the Dominican rum company Brugal is all about giving back to its community by offering warm rum to its visitors between October 20 and 29. The opening of CASA BRUGAL also marks 135 years of the brand, which can be seen through the bar’s decor. Head to Hackney Road for a daytime cooling glass that turns into an evening of vinyl listening and rum downing.

New York is celebrating Oktoberfest in style

Oktoberfest is upon us and you don’t even need to travel to Germany to celebrate it. This year, New York City has gone all out for the beer and würst-themed party, as it will be hosting a wide array of parties from the Loreley Beer Garden with pumpkin taps to Black Forest Brooklyn. Who’s ready to put on their best Bavarian outfit and prost the whole night away?

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Catch a spooky film at the El Palace Barcelona

Spooky season is well and truly underway and what better way to celebrate the yearly occasion than by snuggling up to a scary movie. In Barcelona, the El Palace Hotel will see its Bluesman Cocktail Bar area transformed into a cinema between October 29 and November 5, playing the cult-favourites The Shining, The Exorcist and Psycho among others.

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