Cheung Chau Bun Festival [May 8]
The "festival of the bun hills" on the tiny isle of Cheung Chau is one of the territory's most colorful festivals. Large bamboo towers studded with longevity buns are erected by the islanders to pay homage to the god of the sea. The climax of this eight-day fiesta is a resplendent street procession of costumed children on stilts. Go to discoverhongkong.com for details.
Rave [May 16, 17]
Performed by the Ballet de Lorraine, this modern dance piece is part of the month-long French May gala, celebrating Gallic food, wine and culture. Rave synthesizes punk rock and classical ballet with the choreography of a fashion show. To learn more, click on www.frenchmay.com.
Eminem in Concert [May 23, 24]
The controversial hip-hopper and recent Oscar-winner brings his act to Tokyo's Makuhari Convention Center. Call (813) 5466 0777 for tickets and information.
Traditional Thai Wedding Ceremonies [May 9-11]
Having trouble picking the date for your nuptials? Can't book a room at the country club? Leave your wedding worries aside and get hitched in Chiang Mai. For $700 a pair, you and your loved one can join hundreds of Thai brides and grooms in a three-day traditional Lanna wedding ceremony. Call the Chiang Mai Public Health Office at (66-53) 211 048 for more information.
2003 Uijeongbu World Music Theater Festival [May 1-25]
Theater buffs can get their fix of Shakespeare, musicals and traditional Korean performances all in one place at this annual event. Highlights include King Lear by Taiwan's Contemporary Legend Theater. Call the Uijeongbu Arts Center at (82-31) 828 5809.