Art Beat in August

( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-08-03 07:46:39


Jazz night

Art Beat in August

Chinese jazz singer-songwriter Zhang Ying will present a concert along with her band, featuring pianist Xia Jia, guitarist Liu Yue and drummer Wu Yongheng. Titled Jazz Up Your Life - Zhang Ying Summer Night, the concert will feature songs from Zhang's album Sondia and adaptations of other classic songs, such as Let It Be.

7:30 pm, Wednesday. Forbidden City Concert Hall, inside Zhongshan Park, west of Tian'anmen square, Xicheng district. 010-6559-8285.

Hamlet in town

Art Beat in August

Shakespeare's Globe theater in London will bring the classic work Hamlet to Beijing. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, this take on the play was created in 2014 on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. With 16 cast members, Shakespeare's Globe embarked on a two-year global tour of Hamlet, aiming to take in every country in the world.

7:30 pm, Wednesday-Sunday. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district. 010-6655-0000.

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