June 1 - November 24, 2013, at the Central Pavilion (Giardini), and the Arsenale (previews May 29-31) and other venues. The Encyclopedic Palace attempts to fashion an image of the world that captures its infinite variety and richness. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni. Works spanning the past century alongside new commissions to include over 150 artists, from 37 countries.
August 28 - September 7, 2013, annual festival, at Palazzo del Cinema, Lido di Venezia. Official selection of 60 films compete for Leone d'Oro. All films internationally debut in Venice, not yet shown outside country of origin. See dates as announced online.
September 1, 2013, historical reenactment, colorful 16th-century Venetian boats; reenacts visit to Venice by Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, marking beginning domination of that island by the "Most Serene Republic."
October 4-13, 2013. Fourth Stage presents the 56th International Festival of Contemporary Music. Ongoing series of art, performance and cultural events: film festival, art & architecture exhibitions, contemporary music, dance and theatre festivals, music workshops. See website for details.
Febrary 15 - March 4, 2014. Musical, theatrical, cultural events, balls and a film festival for Venetians and tourists alike. See the website for program of upcoming events & for photos & videos from previous years.