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The Event (Horizon) of the season

This spring's hot ticket in New York doesn't actually require a ticket, and it features lots of nude men. To be precise, many statues of one man: British artist Antony Gormley, whose Event Horizon project places uncanny, life-size figures of himself throughout urban landscapes. The New York installation is taking over the area around Madison Square Park in midtown: look out for Gormleys hanging out on sidewalks, and perched on parapets - including on the Flatiron Building - between now and mid-August. eventhorizonnewyork.org



In the Distrikt

If you're heading to New York this spring, you'll find a wealth of new hotels to stay at, including moderately priced ones that offer "boutique" style. The latest in that category: the Distrikt Hotel, in the theatre district just off Times Square. There are no well-known designers involved and there's nothing too edgy about the interiors: They're contemporary and mildly stylish, with New York-themed light boxes by the artist Chris Rubino adding some pizzazz. But all this is a perfect fit for the location, which is right in the chaotic part of Manhattan where most visitors want to be. If the hubbub of the streets proves too much, this hotel's good-sized rooms and Frette linens should help. And for now, rates start at just $162. www.distrikthotel.com



Vieques, now with a W

For years the Puerto Rican island of Vieques was most famous as a site for U.S. Navy bombing and missile target practice; since military exercises ended in 2003 this largely undeveloped isle has become a hot destination. As well as expanses of undeveloped beach, the island has a National Wildlife Refuge. Guest rooms have been opening, and now W Hotels has come to the beach party: The W Vieques opened its doors this week, offering the chain's usual modern design and elaborate spa services, plus an Alain Ducasse-run restaurant and two private beaches. www.wvieques.com



Music goes south

The 277-year-old city of Savannah, Ga., attracts many visitors with its ivied Southern charm. But right now it also offers performances from A-list classical, jazz and pop artists at the annual Savannah Music Festival, running through April 3. Indie-folk darlings She & Him play tonight, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - probably the world's premier big band - tomorrow afternoon. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

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