Our Luxury Calendar 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 calendar events and experiences in the world in April 2023. Consider it your luxury calendar of the can’t-miss events in fashion, art, music, sports, travel and culinary arts in this month of April.
luxury calendar: how to have a brilliant April
Thanks to T.S. Eliot, April gets a bad rap. But actually, to paraphrase Lewis Carroll’s walrus, it’s the season of many things: of flying kites and dancing nights, of conferences and kings.
Specifically, this month will see the return of two major critically acclaimed works to Scotland in Alberta Whittle: create dangerously; the star studded Summer, 1976 making its Broadway debut; the big screen adaption of the Judy Blume classic Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret; the return of Coachella; a Taste of Vail; the 87th edition of the Masters Tournament: and the opening of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea.
So while it may bring spring showers, with a badass attitude and the right shoes, one can definitely spend the month of April in style.
the best events in the world of luxury in april
It’s hard to narrow the list down to just the top 25 picks in the world of luxury in April 2023, but here goes.
the best events in the world of luxury in april
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1. alberta whittle: create dangerously
Alberta Whittle: create dangerously at the Scottish National Gallery explores the idea that racism and police brutality is more than an English or American problem. Instead, she underlines Scotland’s complicity in the structures of white supremacy through powerful and poetic storytelling. In addition, the exhibition marks the return of two major works that gained critical acclaim at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 – the tapestry, “Entanglement is more than blood” (2022) and the thought-provoking film, Lagareh – The Last Born (2022) – Apr 1 – Jan 7
2. summer, 1976
Set in Ohio in the year of the bicentennial, Summer, 1976 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater is about the budding friendship between Diana (played by Laura Linney), an artist and single mother, and Alice (Jessica Hecht), a naïve housewife. As the nation celebrates independence, the women grapple with motherhood, ambition and intimacy and aim for their own sense of freedom – Previews begin April 4; opens April 25
3. the culture: hip hop and contemporary art in the 21st century
Focused on hip hop’s evolution from 2000 to the present, The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century at the Baltimore Museum of Art will feature around 70 artworks by such artists as Nina Chanel Abney, Jordan Casteel, Lauren Halsey and Arthur Jafa, along with objects from design houses, streetwear stars and musicians working in and around hip-hop in different media Apr 5 – Jul 16
4. simone leigh
After a momentous year during which she represented the US at the Venice Biennale and won a Golden Lion, Simone Leigh will be the subject of a major traveling exhibition opening at the Boston ICA. It will feature the Venice works along with ceramics, bronzes, videos and installations from the past two decades that explore ideas of race, beauty, and community through vernacular and handmade processes that reference African art, architecture and diasporic traditions – Apr 6 – Sep 5
5. gwangju biennale
For its 14th edition, the South Korea-based Gwangju Biennale is curated by Tate Modern chief curator Sook-Kyung Lee and titled “Soft and weak like water,” based on the philosophies in Laozi’s The Tao Te Ching. Some 80 international artists will participate in the event, which is organized around four themes: “Luminous Halo,” “Ancestral Voices,” “Transient Sovereignty,” and “Planetary Times.” – Apr 7 – Jul 9
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6. hiking america’s national parks
Find inspiration for your next outdoor adventure with Hiking America’s National Parks ($58). This photo- and information-packed inspirational bucket list encourages hikers and armchair travelers alike to fully explore our nation’s crown jewels – Apr 4
7. champagne magnum opus
Toast the arrival of spring with Champagne Magnum Opus ($250), a compendium on the world’s most elegant beverage by world-renowned champagne expert Richard Juhlin – Apr 11
we want to watch
Set in the 1980s, Air tells the story of how Nike landed the biggest marketing deal in sneaker history – signing a young Michael Jordan and launching the best-selling Air Jordan line – Apr 5
In Paint Owen Wilson plays a Bob Ross-style TV painter at the pinnacle of his success. But when his fame is challenged by a younger, hipper upstart, his world becomes something other than happy little clouds and trees – Apr 7
10. the last thing he told me
Adapted from Laura Dave’s bestseller, The Last Thing He Told Me on Apple TV+ stars Jennifer Garner as Hannah, a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared – Apr 14
Chevalier tells the true life story of French-Caribbean musical prodigy Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who’s involved in the court of Marie-Antoinette until racism and other societal factors get in the way – Apr 21
12. are you there god? it’s me, margaret
Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, about a young girl named Margaret Simon, who’s trying to figure out bras, boys, the state of New Jersey and the existence of a higher power all at once hits the big screen. Abby Ryder Fortson stars as Margaret; Rachel McAdams as her artist mother, Barbara; and Benny Safdie as her father, Herb – Apr 28
we want to hear
The Indio desert once again becomes a fashionable hive of the coolest bands and the coolest people with the return of Coachella. Bad Bunny, Blackpink and Frank Ocean are headlining – Apr 14 – 16, Apr 21 – 23
14. boston symphony orchestra
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform Thierry Escaich’s Cello Concerto, with Gautier Capuçon, and Thomas Adès “Air,” for violin and orchestra, with Anne-Sophie Mutter at Carnegie Hall for two nights – Apr 24 – 25
15. new orleans jazz fest
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, better known as Jazz Fest, has been celebrating New Orleans culture, food and music for over 50 years. Ed Sheeran, Jon Batiste, The Lumineers and Lizzo are among those performing – Apr 28 – May 7
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16. rolex monte-carlo masters
The first of three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. The tournament brings together top tennis players from around the world, and there’s also a spectacular gala and show at the magnificent Salle des Etoiles Sporting Monte Carlo – Apr 9 – 16
17. new york auto show
Returning to the Javits Center this month is the New York Auto Show. More than 1,000 cars and trucks, including world debuts and even a few never before seen concepts, are expected to be on display – Apr 7 – 16
18. les voiles de saint barth
Les Voiles de Saint Barth is expected to welcome some of the biggest names in sailing, as well as a spectacular fleet of more than 70 sailing yachts. In addition to four days of sailing, the event presents a vibrant social program of live music, DJ sets, live art and cocktail parties – Apr 16 – 22
19. masters touramount
The 87th edition of the Masters Tournament in Augusta promises to be an exciting one. Will Tiger Woods be among those competing? – Apr 6 – 9
20. grand national
40 horses and their jockeys will line-up in what is the ultimate test in British horse racing. The Grand National has much larger fences than a normal course. The Chair, Valentine’s Brook, Foinavon, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Turn are just some of the famous fences that participants need to navigate in the race – Apr 15
we want to check into
21. bulgari tokyo
Featuring a 16,000 square foot spa, multiple restaurants and bars with outdoor terraces and an 82-foot indoor pool, all swathed in grandeur the Bulgari Tokyo its 8th ever location – Apr 4
22. hotel vermelho
Christian Louboutin is opening his first ever hotel in Melides, Portugal. Whispers of the designer opening a hotel have been around for a couple of years now – and spring 2023 will finally see Hotel Vermelho open its doors. “Vermelho”, coincidently, means “red” in Portuguese – a nod to the trademark color of the soles of his iconic shoe brand
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23. taste of vail
Every spring the annual Taste of Vail festival in Vail, Colorado attracts more than 30 of the finest local chefs. The festival also attracts owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the country’s top wineries – Apr 5 – 8
24. california wine festival
Experience a quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music at the California Wine Festival – Apr 14 – 15
25. fête de l’asperge
The Fête de l’Asperge of Blayais takes place in Etauliers, France and promotes the European protected status of IGP “Asparagus Blayais” – Apr 29 – 30
what else is going on?
For over 25 years, the seaside resort of Berck-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast of Pas de Calais, France, has hosted a kite festival on the beach – the Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants, or International Kite Festival – will take place this year on April 15 – 23.
The month brings joyful and absolutely odd rituals, not the least of which is the annual Sechseläuten festival in Zurich, Switzerland. A snowman (called the Böögg) is set aflame to banish winter (spring is deemed to have officially arrived when his head explodes) – April 17. Walpurgis Night marks the beginning of spring in several European countries. The tradition descends from a pagan festival meant to banish evil spirits on the eve of May Day; the night is spent dancing around bonfires and maypoles, and some people dress in costume – April 30.
The historical and religious Sikh and Hindu festival Vaisakhi marks the New Year and is also a spring harvest festival, this year it will be celebrated on April 14. In England, April 23 is St. George’s Day – since the 13th century it’s been a national day of feasting to celebrate the patron saint of England, who is famously associated with the legend of St. George and the Dragon.
But April’s not all spring fever and religious observances. TED2023: Possibility will draw tech and media moguls to Vancouver, Canada from April 17 – 21.
In addition, it’s April Fools’ Day on the 1st this year, but don’t goof off too long because taxes are due in America on April 15th.
Passover begins at sundown on April 5th. Don your best hat, Easter is April 9th. Book brunch, spend time with family and make sure the bunny fills your little one’s basket with pretty pastel treats. Finally, Earth Day is April 22nd.
what to do to have true luxury experiences in april 2023
That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in April 2023. What are you most excited about?