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Mar 11, 2009

Events on the horizon.

By FLYP Staff

March 20
Fujimori’s Fate
It’s judgment day for former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, accused of ordering the massacre of 25 people during his 1990s campaign against Maoist Shining Path rebels. Prosecutors say they will appeal any sentence under 30 years; the defense argues he is being unfairly tried by the media.

March 27
Another Dimension
Another year, another set of adorably anthropomorphic cartoon moppets brought to screen by DreamWorks. But for Monsters vs. Aliens, Katzenberg and crew shot their adventure in 3-D, at a cost of an extra $15 million. That money will be wasted unless your local cinema coughs up $70K per screen for 3-D projectors.

March 30 – April 2
The (Next) Final Frontier
Middle age hasn’t been kind to oft-neglected NASA. That’s why space industry execs at the 25th Annual Space Symposium are rebranding their second half-century as “The Next Space Age.” Representatives from the European Space Agency along with the first female “space tourist” will be on hand.

April 2
Hope Springs Eternal
The London G-20 Summit will bring together leaders and representatives of international financial institutions to try to establish an agenda to help revive the global economy. Orders of business will include stimulating growth and employment and reforming financial sectors and systems.

April 3–4
Plus Two
As NATO celebrates its 60th anniversary this April, it welcomes Albania and Croatia as members. This year’s summit, co-hosted by France and Germany, will be chaired by NATO Secretary General Jaap deu Hoop Scheffer, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

April 4–18
Science Party
To commemorate the International Year of Astronomy and the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth, scientists will gather in Edinburgh for the first International Science Festival. They’ll discuss the cosmos, debate Darwin, ideology and god, and hang with the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

April 6

Play Ball!

Baseball is back, and you can bet the Major Leaguers are ready to turn
their attention to the field. After an offseason embroiled in the
steroid controversy and sky-high free agent signings, the season opens
with two new stadiums in New York and hopes for a repeat of last year’s
excellent regular season.

April 16–17
Creative Commons
Need ideas? Suffering from writer’s block? The F5 Festival in New York City gathers filmmakers, photographers, musicians and other artistic types for a two-day creativity intensive. Join Rachel Maddow, Charlie White and Jonah Lehrer in this exploration of the intersection of art, design and entertainment.

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