Featuring 20 performances and 1000 artists over five weeks, Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance and Music returns for its 17th year. Artists from all over the world — Brazil, France, England, Uruguay — take their talents to the Thailand Cultural Centre (MRT Thailand Cultural Centre) from September 11 until October 18. The performances begin with “The Butterfly Lovers,” a Chinese opera, from September 11 to 13. The programme that follows includes a Lady Gaga tribute concert, a Spanish flamenco ballet, “Swan Lake,” and a tribute to the Blues Brothers, among others. Night-time shows start at 7.30pm. The few afternoon shows, held on weekends, begin at 2.30pm. Late-comers will not be let in, however, so make sure to arrive on time. Ticket prices vary from show to show. To find out more, visit bangkokfestivals.com.