Photo by Oliver Förstner
Photo by Oliver Förstner

Things to do next month: May

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe

Joan of Arc Festival
Through May 8 in Orleans, France

A festival dating back over 600 years celebrates the liberation of the city by Joan of Arc during the “Hundred Years War” with great pomp.

Biennale Arte 2019
May 11-Nov. 24 in Venice, Italy

The 58th International Art Exhibition wears the title “May You Live In Interesting Times,” a phrase alluding to times of crisis and turmoil.

Floralia
May 21-22 in Budapest, Hungary

A Roman festival held at the Museum of Aquincum celebrates spring with theatre, gladiator shows and traditional food and drink. 

Brussels Jazz Weekend
May 24-26 in Brussels, Belgium

This free festival encourages listeners to find new parts of the city as they seek out venues where sounds of myriad genres of jazz ring out. 

Prague Fringe Festival
May 24-June 1 in Prague, Czech Republic

This extravaganza of theater, comedy, cabaret, music and more takes place against a lovely backdrop. Some performances are in English.

Duxford Air Festival
May 25-26 in Duxford, England

The Imperial War Museum hosts its annual spectacle of aerial shows in which aircraft of yesteryear play the starring roles. 

Distortion Festival
May 29-June 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark

This hip capital offers three distinct experiences: daytime street parties, club events and its weekend “Ø” festival.

The Cat Laughs
May 30-June 3 in Kilkenny, Ireland

Those who get a certain type of humor will delight at the shows given by top British and Irish comedians in the capital of Ireland. 

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