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What's on: Events and exhibits

(China Daily)
Updated: 2011-04-28 14:25
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What's on: Events and exhibits


A six-hour concert to commemorate 30 years of Rolling Stone Records will feature more than 40 of the most influential Chinese pop stars of the past three decades, including Emil Wakin Chau, Wu Bai, Keren Mok, Csun Yuk Chang and Ren'e Liu. The sound, stage and lighting groups for the 2008 Olympics will lead the show's production.

May 1, 280 to 1,580 yuan. National Stadium, 18 Beichen Donglu, 400-610-3721.


Jeff Chang concert

The famous Taiwan singer Jeff Chang is performing at the Capital Indoor Stadium on May 1 as part of his world tour.

The 44-year-old, who shot to fame in the 1990s, has influenced people of different ages with his tender and catchy love songs.

May 1, 180 yuan to 1,280 yuan. Capital Indoor Stadium, 5 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian district, 6417-7845.


Joe Hisaishi scores

China Broadcast Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of works created by Japanese master Joe Hisaishi.

April 28, 7:30 pm, 180 to 580 yuan. Forbidden City Concert Hall, inside Zhongshan Park, west of Tian'anmen Square, 6417-7845, 400-610-3721.


Migrant worker show

A charity show organized for migrant workers will take place on Saturday. The event will promote awareness of the welfare of migrant workers in the city. Xuriyanggang, A Bao and other stars popular with migrant workers will spend the night with an estimated audience of 8,000.

April 30, 7:30 pm-10 pm, MasterCard Center (the former Wukesong Stadium), Haidian district, 400-610-3721.


Glorious days of rock

The most striking names in the history of Chinese rock - Black Panther, Tang Dynasty and Beyond - will get together to present a glamorous show.

These bands were hot 10 or even 20 years ago, and soon they will take audiences back to their glorious days.

May 13, 7:30 pm. MasterCard Center (the former Wukesong Stadium), Haidian district, 400-610-3721.


TGC fashion parade

The Beijing TGC fashion show gathers renowned stars and models from China, Japan and South Korea including Mai Kuraki, Lu Yan and Shang Wenjie.

The one-hour fashion show will give audiences a visual banquet of the top fashion clothes in Asia.

May 7, 80 yuan to 1,680 yuan. MasterCard Center (the former Wukesong Stadium), Haidian district, 400-610-3721.

Virtuoso performance

German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter starts the NCPA May Music Festival 2011 with a concert of classical works.

May 2, 7:30 pm, 280 to 1,080 yuan. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district, 6417-7845.


Spanish cinema

The Cervantes Institute presents the Spanish film The City of No Limits, directed by Antonio Hernandez. This is a family story about a father's secret and his son's adventures.

April 28, 2:30 pm. Cervantes Institute, A1 Gongti Nanlu, 5879-9666.


Playhouse audition

Beijing Playhouse's comedy Love, Sex and the IRS needs eight actors.

The play has been performed more than 10,000 times in eight countries; now Beijing Playhouse stages its China debut. The performances will be from September 9-25.

The show needs three men, aged 18-35; two men, aged 35-70; two women, aged 18-35; one woman, aged 35-70.

Audition time is 6:30 pm on June 26-27. Audition and performance location is near Guomao in the 22 International Art Plaza at Trojan House theater (#6-031); rehearsal location to be decided. For more information contact, or visit



Caochangdi PhotoSpring 2011

The second annual Caochangdi PhotoSpring in Beijing was launched on April 23 and lasts until June 20.

As part of the 2011 Croisements Festival, presented by the French embassy to China and jointly curated by the Three Shadows Photography Art Center, the festival presents more than 30 photography exhibitions, photofolio reviews, symposiums, concerts and screenings.

Until June 20. For more details of the specific event schedule visit

Sculpture exhibition

German sculptor Joerg Plickat, whose works are made of stone, steel and bronze, will hold an exhibition and give two lectures in May. The simple geometric forms in his work combine the feeling of intimacy and magnificence.

Until May 14. Yishu 8, Langjiayuan, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang district, 6581-9058.


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