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Questions tagged [entertainment]

Performances, shows and venues.

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Which file formats can be played through Emirate's ICE entertainment system?

Emirate's ICE entertainment system claims to be able to play files from an external media source. Which file types and media formats does it recognise?
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Guide for how to behave or what to expect at a Panto in England?

I have been invited to a Panto in England. Now have I been told quite a bit about it, but I think it is going to be quite a shock for people who have never been to such a theater performance. Is ...
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UK Business (Creative - 06 months) Super Priority Visa Refusal [duplicate]

I applied for a business (creative) entertainer visitor Visa because I am an octopad player, performing for 10 years in India. A London sponsor invited me to perform with my musical group in the ...
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Is Prague known for their Marionette / Puppet shows?

I'm not sure if it's Prague or all of Eastern Europe in general that are known for their Marionette/Puppet shows (or if I'm mistakenly projecting it on the majestic city), but is Prague a place to ...
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In-room TV has a USB port, but the provided remote doesn't have buttons for it. Can I use a universal remote to solve the problem during my next trip? [closed]

The TV looks like this on the 'Brilliance of the Seas' Royal Caribbean International ship: But then the TV says this: And there 's no "enter" on the remote. Would it be wise to bring a universal ...
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Euro 2016 Live at Gatwick Airport

I will be at Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) during one of the Round of 16 of the Euro 2016. Do you know whether there is any area there, showing live Euro 2016 matches?
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What games can I play with friends in the confined space of the seating on a long flight? [closed]

Background Imagine 8 people, around 24-26, book a 14 hour flight somewhere for vacation. They are seated in 2 rows of 4 seats in the middle of the plane, so there is no strangers in between any of ...
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How can I observe the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Arlington Cemetery during closing time?

I am informed that the 3rd U. S. Infantry Regiment musters at Arlington National Cemetery every Tuesday morning before the cemetery opens. They practice and rehearse formal military ceremonies so that ...
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Are there any Squat houses in Paris?

I will be in Paris soon and I am interested in finding squat houses due to their cultural offer. Here where I live (Madrid, Spain) there are squat houses where talks, conferences or concerts are held ...
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Do “Magic Bars” exist outside of Japan? [closed]

Do "Magic Bars" (マジックバー) (is there a more common term for it in English?), bars at which magic is performed, exist outside of Japan? Examples: EM Power Magic Another example Magic Bar 10 o'clock
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Is it still possible to find kisaengs in today's Korea?

Do kisaengs (female Korean entertainers, sometimes described as analogous to geishas in Japan) still exist, and is it possible to watch a performance or book an evening with them? The Wikipedia ...
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Where can I see snake charmers in India?

I know that snake charming is mostly a myth nowadays in India; yet, are there some places, likely tourist traps, where one can see this marvelous performance? Same question for the rope trick, ...
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Can I still visit a “movie TV” establishment (MTV) in Taiwan?

I have read that before KTV was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s there were similar places for watching movies in private rooms called MTV but most closed around 1988 due to new intellectual property ...
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(Where) Can I go to a “sleeper” cinema?

I came upon an article going around Facebook which shows some unusual cinemas around the world. The first photo shows a number of movie-goers lying in beds watching a flick: The article offers sparse ...
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Interstellar in In-Flight Entertainment [closed]

Has the movie Interstellar been added to the database for in-flight entertainment on any flights yet? In other words, if I wanted to board a flight just to watch Interstellar, could I do that? If so, ...
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Pub quizzes in Bath, UK

I am currently travelling through UK and will spend several days in Bath. Being a big fan of pub quizzes I wish to experience them in their country of origin. My online queries didn't turn up much ...
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Where to look up times for shows in London?

I am visiting London as a tourist and would like to go to a theater to watch a movie. In the US I'd use Fandango - just type in my zip code, see what's playing near me and go for the time indicated. ...
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Are carnival-style games still available in Taiwanese night markets?

In Show them the door: Taiwan's netizens ashamed of loutish tourists, there's mention of a Taiwanese night market game: The doors, with their paper panels punched through, resembled a popular ...
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Is it possible for tourists to enter/attend Japanese Game Shows?

A group of us are looking at a trip to Japan later this year. Joking lead to wondering about visiting a game show, watching one, and then the hypothetical 'can you even go enter one?' question. So - ...
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Why don't more flights offer under-carriage cameras?

Yesterday I experienced for the first time an under-carriage camera, displayed on the in-flight entertainment system. We got to watch the runway on takeoff, and for about 5 minutes after, and landing,...
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Where in Cluj can I play airsoft?

I'm visiting Cluj, Romania and I would really like to find a place where I can play airsoft nearby the city. Does anyone have any tips?
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In Japan, what is a “Philippine pub”?

In Japan, what is a "Philippine pub" (フィリピンパブ)? I tried googling for "Philippine pub Japan", but didn't have much luck. The Japanese edition of Wikipedia has a description, but Google Translate doesn'...
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Can foreign tourists see Pakistani dancing girls?

I heard about dancing girls of the Swat valley, Pakistan, as a result of news articles about attempts to eliminate them. For example, Dancing girls of Swat back in business. I haven't been able to ...
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Why do so many business hotels have HLN as default channel? [closed]

I have stayed at a number of business hotels, and in so many of them, every time I turn on the TV, it's Jodi Arias trial on HLN. Go get breakfast, Jodi Arias and HLN again. Why do so many business ...
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How can I buy tickets to see a performance in the Teatro Amazonas?

It seems the Teatro Amazonas re-opened for performances in 2001. But my searches so far have not lead me to tickets for performances--only tickets for guided tours. According to Wikipedia, the ...
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Can tourists meet onsen geisha nowadays?

Japan's most famous geisha are from Kyoto, Japan's former capital and still a major cultural capital of Japan. But I've also heard of onsen geisha, far away from the big cities, who are at the bottom ...
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Where can I find an overview about concerts in Toronto, Montreal and New York?

I'm looking for a site that lists all of the big concerts that take place during August and September in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Is there anything like that?
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Does female sword fighting as entertainment still exist in Japan?

The "Lonely Planet Tokyo" iPhone app describes female sword fighting as a bygone form of male entertainment: Surprisingly, striptease almost failed to catch on due to the popularity of a rival ...
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Resources for finding concerts in Tokyo

My usual resource for finding concerts while travelling (last.fm) doesn't cut it for Japan. Are there any English resources that will help? My teenagers like J-pop so a local emphasis is required.
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Where can I see a Mbalax performance in Dakar?

I'd like to see a performance of Mbalax, a type of dance music in Senegal incorporating modern music and traditional drumming. Is it very common? Where in the city can I go (as a tourist) to witness ...