February 5-17, 2015. 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.
September 2-12, 2015, 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.
May 9 - November 22, 2015, at the Central Pavilion (Giardini), and the Arsenale and other venues. The Encyclopedic Palace attempts to fashion an image of the world that captures its infinite variety and richness. To be curated by Okwui Enwezor. Works spanning the past century alongside new commissions to include over 136 artists, from 53 countries.
September 6, 2015, 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 2-11, 2015. Fourth Stage presents the 59th International Festival of Contemporary Music, directed by Ivan Fedele. 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.