From hotel openings to cultural happenings, we’ve got the latest in five buzzing cities.
Eat: Fábrica Moritz Barcelona
Tapas restaurant set in an old Moritz beer factory and made over by French architect Jean Nouvel. 34/93-426-0050; dinner for two $55.
Do: Museu d’Idees I Invents de Barcelona
A two-story showcase for wacky inventions such as a mop with a microphone. —Suzanne Wales
A tiny, no-reservations izakaya known for its beak-to-tail yakitori chicken skewers. 852/2547-9273; dinner for two $130.
Edgy gallery hosting a solo exhibition of mixed-media works by Chinese artist Jiang Zhi. Opens mid-May. —Jennifer Chen
Eat: Restaurant Le Filet
Seafood-focused spot with Canadian Maritime oysters, house-cured gravlax, and rock crab risotto. 514/360-6060; dinner for two $75.
Do: Montreal International Jazz Festival
Stars (James Taylor) and up-and-comers (the Barr Brothers) perform at this year’s 33rd annual event. montreal June 28–July 7. —Amy Farley
Eat: Central Kitchen
Another hit from the folks behind Flour & Water, with an open kitchen and house-made everything. 415/826-7004; dinner for two $100.
Do: “Barbary Coast and Beyond” at San Francisco Symphony
A series of concerts highlighting music from the Gold Rush through 1915. May 10–12. —Jaime Gillin
Eat: Neild Avenue
A converted warehouse serving Greek, Middle Eastern, and Italian dishes, plus local wine. 61-2/8353-4400; dinner for two $150.
Do: Blue at Brett Whiteley Studio
A rare glimpse inside the late painter’s love of Sydney Harbor and surrounding beaches. 61-2/9225-1881; Sat. and Sun. only; through July 7. —Frances Hibbard