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Updated: 2014-09-20 06:55
(China Daily)


Plan B - The Rock'n'Soul Specialists

Date: Sept 25 - 9 pm

Venue: Beer Mania, 103-104 Taiyue Hotel, 16 Sanlitun South Street

Price: Free

Two years ago, Plan B rocked Beer mania and everyone had an amazing night. They are back for their "Second Time Around" tour in China. The most ambitious tour yet for Plan B, an Adelaide based rock outfit that started in the 1980s and reformed again in 2009, the Second Time Around tour currently includes 15 booked gigs across 13 cities, including three festival appearances. In its previous "Three Steps Closer" tour in China, the band performed 10 gigs across three cities. The cities such as Shijiazhuang, Zhenjiang and Changzhou where PlanB is performing on the current tour are not well known to the West and are regarded as "villages" in the China context, but each has a population of well over 3 million people.

Contact: 6500-0559



2014 Shane Filan You and Me Tour Live in Beijing

Date: Sept 23 - 8 pm

Venue: Beijing Worker's Gymnasium

Price: RMB 380 to 980

Filan, a former member of Westlife, has been awarded 28 platinum discs and sold 40 million records worldwide. His album You and Me, released in November, attracted praise from both fans and critics.


Chinese Dance for 12 Days

Date: Sept 30 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Multi-functional Theatre, National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: RMB 120-240

Jin Xing Dance Theatre, the first private modern dance ensemble in China, is now the leader of modern Chinese dance under the leadership of its artistic director and choreographer Jin Xing. The repertoire includes Shanghai Tango (2000), Carmina Burana (2000), From East to West (2002), Shanghai Beauty (2005), The Closest and The Furthest (2006), Made in China - Return of the Soul (2007) and China Project (2009). The theater boasts 17 excellent dancers from across China.

Contact: +86 10 6655 0000


Visual Arts + Portfolio Review Class for Teenagers at Atelier

Date: Sept 20 - 10:30 am

Venue: Room 202, Bldg. 3, Jinxiu Yuan, Xingfucun Zhonglu

Price: Semester 1 - 19 weeks: RMB 4,750

As children enter their teenage years, they will have predetermined tastes, dislikes and passions. They will have a better understanding of what they like doing and what they can do. Atelier has designed special courses aimed at delving into these interests and skills to deepen teenagers' creative capacities. The courses aim at developing skills that will equip them for adult life while continuing to challenge their learning with experimentation. Courses in English or French.

Contact: 6416-1614



TCA's #Invisible Exhibition of Pop Art Images

Date: Sept 20 - 3 pm

Venue: The Vineyard Cafe

Price: Free

ThisCityArt is an art project created by Martin Barnes and Oak Taylor Smith in 2009 which exhibits graphic art and photographic work through non-confrontational, non-permanent one-night only pop-up exhibitions, and actively welcomes interaction from passers-by. Now five years on, TCA returns with a one-man show of Martin's new pop art inspired images. This new pop-up exhibition invites people to experience and share their artwork with their smartphones, which reflects the theme of the work - our increasing intimate relationship with our phones.

Contact: 135-5223-5254


2014 Beijing Expat Fair

Date: Sept 21 - 10 am

Venue: 1/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, East Third Ring North Road

Price: Free

Building on experience gained in organizing events since the 1970s the FCGroup team, in conjunction with China Expert International, will stage the 2014 Beijing Expat Fair. A one-day fair organized by expatriates for expatriates, it includes a diverse range of vendors ranging from the "Wow! Never knew I could get that in Beijing" through to some of Beijing's best known favorites.

Contact: 139 1109 8002



2014 City Weekend Shining Smile Awards Ceremony

Date: Sept 21 - 2 pm

Venue: Lee Garden, 18 Goldfish hutong, Wangfujing

Prices: Free

Who has Beijing's best smile? Attend the Shining Smile Awards Ceremony to find out. Snack on hors d'oeuvres, learn about dental health and receive your voucher for a free teeth cleaning if you participate in the online photo contest. Little ones can take part in arts and crafts, enjoy a clown act, play in the mini ball pit or get their hair styled for free by experts from Laurent Falcon.





FOOTPRINT Sessions with Martin Eyerer (Kling Klong / Germany)

Date: Sept 20 - 10 pm

Venue: Gongti West Road

Price: RMB 100

FOOTPRINT Sessions is bringing in a house and techno heavyweight - Martin Eyerer - for September sessions at Lantern Beijing. Joining him on the night will be Lantern resident master - WengWeng, Wasabi Sound founder + FOOTPRINT Beijing master - Eric Lee and a young artist from Asia Music - Diva Li.


Arabic Food Festival

Date: Sept 20 to 28

Venue: Grand Cafe of Grand Hyatt Beijing

Price: Adults: RMB 298 (+15% service charge) ; Children aged under 12 years old: RMB 149 (+15% service charge).

An Arabic food promotion will come alive at Grand Cafe of Grand Hyatt Beijing from Sept 20 to 28.

Two Arabic chefs Fawaz Al Fawair, Chef de Partie of Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan and Bilal Mahmoud Abu Hamida, Junior Sous Chef of that Jordanian hotel had just flown to Beijing to contribute to an authentic Arabic cuisine and will both provide a wonderful dining feast for visitors.

Various Arabic delicacies ranging from hot and cold appetisers, main courses and desserts will be served from an interactive show kitchen in Grand Cafe.

Chef Leslie Chew, the executive sous chef of Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza highly recommends the Roasted Whole Lamb with Oriental Rice. The authentic fresh ingredients used such as local lamb will make you adore this Arabic staple.

Another very popular dish will be the Cauliflower with Tahina Sauce and Roasted Snapper with Onion Chips. These dishes are well matched with Freekeh with lemon and croutons. The traditional mix Arabic sweet is a great sweet ending dessert.

Reservations: 6510 9024

Discover Korea

Date: Sept 16 - 28

Venue: 4/F BLD Restaurant, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel

Price: RMB 298 per person for the buffet dinner

Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, together with Korean Agro-Trade Center, has the one-of-a-kind Korean Food Festival for you. Come to discover authentic Korean cuisine perfectly prepared by guest chefs from JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, fashion night market, and stand a chance to win round trip air tickets from Beijing to Seoul as well as two-night stay at Renaissance Seoul Hotel.

Reservation: 5863 8223

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