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The Luxury Calendar: Top 25 Events in the World in February

The Luxury Calendar: Top 25 Events in the World in February

Our Luxury Calendar for February 2021 provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we’d like, here are our top picks for the best luxury events and experiences in the world in February 2021. Consider it your luxury calendar of the can’t-miss events in fashion, art and culture, music, sports, travel and culinary arts in the month of February 2021.

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The Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Fashion Weeks in Copenhagen, New York, London and Milan – it may be short, but February promises to be sweet.  So far, we’ve shared some ideas about what to read and even what to listen to.  But what else should be on your radar this month?  From a blockbuster art exhibition of KAWS to must see movies like Malcolm & Marie and a new album drop from the inauguration band the Foo Fighters, February is bursting with delights.

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the best events in the world of luxury in february

It’s hard to narrow the list down to just the top 25 picks in the world of luxury in February 2021, but here goes.

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1. david driskell: icons of nature and history

Before his death at the age of 88 in April, David Driskell earned respect as a versatile artist and curator. He helped raise the profile of African American artists and those of the African Diaspora. Atlanta’s High Museum of Art will exhibit David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History, the first exhibition since his death – Feb 6 – May 9

2. super bowl lv

What does a Super Bowl look like in the middle of a pandemic?  We will soon find out when the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the National Football Conference champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Super Bowl LV.  R&B superstar, The Weeknd heads the halftime show – Feb 7

3. kaws: what a party

KAWS: What a Party at The Brooklyn Museum is a sweeping survey with more than one hundred broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture and, of course, installations of his popular COMPANION figures – Feb 12 – Sep 5

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The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury art and culture in February 2021: Kaws. Courtesy Photo.

4. house rules

New York Theatre Barn will continue its New Works Series in February with an adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s House Rules by Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical contributors Daniel Mertzlufft and Kate Leonard – Feb 17

5. hockney – van gogh: the joy of nature

Love of landscape unites Vincent Van Gogh and David Hockey at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts latest exhibition.  Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature puts the two crowd-pleasers together in what is sure to be a lush experience – Feb 21 – Jun 20

6. golden globe awards

Jane Fonda is set to receive the Cecile B. DeMille award at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on NBC – Feb 28

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we want to read

7. cipullo: making jewelry modern

From David Webb to Tiffanys and Cartier, Aldo Cipullo is considered one of the  most glamorous jewelry designers of the 1970s and early ’80s.  Filled with striking images of Aldo Cipullo’s modern jewelry designs and punctuated with family photos and anecdotes, Cipullo: Making Jewelry Modern ($195) unfolds the story of one of the most innovative and, until now, enigmatic talents of modern jewelry history – Feb 1

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The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in February 2021: Cipullo. Courtesy Photo.

8. vitamin d3

Vitamin D3: Today’s Best in Contemporary Drawing ($75) is the latest title in Phaidon’s vital Vitamin series of contemporary art books, offering a survey of contemporary drawing, chosen by the world’s leading art experts – Feb 3

9. how wild things are

With 50+ recipes, How Wild Things Are ($30) celebrates nature and the slow food life on the rugged and wild island of Tasmania. When chef Analiese Gregory relocated after years of pushing through her anxiety and cooking in high-end restaurants, she found a new rhythm to the days she spent hunting, fishing, cooking and foraging – Feb 9

we want to watch

10. the investigation

In 2017, the murder of journalist Kim Wall by an inventor she had gone to interview out of his homemade submarine became one of the biggest true-crime cases in Danish history.  The Investigation on HBO chronicles the police hunt for the killer and demand for solid evidence from the prosecution over six episodes – Feb 1

11. firefly lane

Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke play best friends over the course of many years in the Netflix series Firefly Lane based on Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel – Feb 3

12. malcolm & marie

Fresh off her Emmy win, Zendaya stars alongside John David Washington the pandemic-filmed Netflix romance, Malcolm & Marie.  The film follows the couple as they return home from a movie premiere to smoldering tensions and painful revelations that push them toward a romantic reckoning – Feb 5

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The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury art and culture in February 2021: Malcolm & Marie. Courtesy Photo.

13. judas and the black messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton and William O’Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated his world and betrayed him.  Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemon star – Feb 12

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we want to hear

14. medicine after midnight

Foo Fighters have been a reliable alt-rock institution for more than 25 years, but for their 10th studio album, David Grohl & Co are going pop with the upbeat record, Medicine After Midnight – Feb 5

15. met stars live: anna netrebko

Star soprano Anna Netrebko will perform live from Vienna as part of the “Met Stars Live in Concert” series.  Netrebko was the first classical musician to be included in Time magazine’s ‘Time 100’ list – Feb 6

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The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury art and culture in February 2021: Anna Netrebko. Courtesy Photo.

16. simone dinnerstein: a character of quiet

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform music from her new recording, A Character of Quiet, in an intimate recital filmed at her Brooklyn home. The album was recorded during quarantine. A time when the sounds of the streets were unnaturally quiet  – Feb 12

17. your magic

Hosted by author, tarot reader, and founder of Drag Queen Story Hour Michelle Tea, Your Magic invites listeners to embrace the mystical, and to integrate magic into their everyday lives. Each episode will begin with a tarot reading and interview with a celebrity guest. Including names like Busy Philipps, Roxane Gay and Phoebe Bridgers. Then the host will do a deep dive into the practices of contemporary spiritual communities – Feb 15

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18. fis alpine world ski championships

For 14 days, Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships featuring ski champions from 70 countries competing for the 13 titles: Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Alpine Combined and, for the first time, Parallel Slalom – Feb 7 -21

19. fashion month

Kicking off “Fashion Month” is the innovative Copenhagen Fashion Week (Feb 2 – 4), followed by New York Fashion Week (Feb 12 – 13), which features a brief yet influential schedule.  Later in the month there’s a digital London Fashion Week (19-23) and Milan Fashion Week (Feb 23 – Mar 1) to close out February – Feb 12 – Mar 1

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The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury art and culture in February 2021: Copenhagen Fashion Week. Courtesy Photo.

20. australian open

Australia’s world No.1 Ash Barty and eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will lead the fields at what promises to be a historic Australian Open at Melbourne Park – Feb 8 – 21

21. rm sotheby’s paris sale

RM Sotheby’s kicks off its 2021 European calendar in France. Headlining the Paris Sale is a 1931 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer – Feb 13

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we want to check into

22. la’s fairmont century plaza

The landmark Century Plaza Hotel in LA will reopen as the Fairmont Century Plaza this month, with 351 rooms and 49 suites, a new, guests-only rooftop pool with a bar on the 17th floor and a 14,000 square foot spa that boasts a Himalayan salt room and a hammam

23. xigera safari lodge

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is getting a new safari lodge that will be unlike anything else in the region. Red Carnation Hotels is debuting its Xigera Safari Lodge, a 12-suite lodge conceptualized by Toni Tollman, Philip Fourie and Anton de Kock.  The getaway will include a “living gallery” of bespoke design pieces commissioned exclusively for the lodge. All pieces crafted by Africa’s most promising young artists and artisans

The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in February 2021: Xigera Safari Lodge. Courtesy Photo.

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24. the chocoa festival

With over 700 different flavors of chocolate, the Chocoa festival in Amsterdam is definitely the perfect Valentine’s Day-adjacent event in the food world. It includes a live auction of some of the worlds finest cocoa beans and a chocolatier masterclass – Feb 24 – 26

25. dubai food festival

Dubai’s diverse culinary offerings will be on full display at the Dubai Food Festival – Feb 25 – Mar 13

what else is going on?

On top of all of that, the 135th Groundhog Day is February 2.  February 4th is World Cancer Day which aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness about cancer.

Valentine’s Day is the 14th so be ready with a thoughtful gift, something sweet, a bouquet of flowers or dinnerPresident’s Day in the U.S. is the 15th.  Mardi Gras Day is February 16th. The Crescent City will still have Mardi Gras house floats and plenty of king cakes, but no parades this year.

Last but not least, in Canada and America, it’s Black History Month, an annual remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

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That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in February 2021. What are you most excited about?

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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