( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-04 07:23:04


Musical - The Gift of the Magi

Date: March 8-April 9 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Heiluo Art Space

Price: 120-260 yuan

Mr. James Dillingham Young ("Jim") and his wife, Della, are a couple living in a modest apartment. They have only two possessions between them in which they take pride: Della's beautiful long, flowing hair, almost touching to her knees, and Jim's shiny gold watch, which had belonged to his father and grandfather. On Christmas Eve, with only $1.87 in hand, and desperate to find a gift for Jim, Della sells her hair for $20 to a nearby hairdresser named Madame Sofronie, and eventually finds a platinum pocket watch fob chain for Jim's watch for $21. Satisfied with the perfect gift for Jim, Della runs home and begins to prepare pork chops for dinner. At 7 o'clock, Della sits at a table near the door, waiting for Jim to come home. Unusually late, Jim walks in and immediately stops short at the sight of Della, who had previously prayed that she was still pretty to Jim. Della then admits to Jim that she sold her hair to buy him his present. Jim gives Della her present - an assortment of combs, useless now that her hair is short. Della then shows Jim the chain she bought for him, to which Jim says he sold his watch to get the money to buy her combs. Although Jim and Della are now left with gifts that neither one can use, they realize how far they are willing to go to show their love for each other, and how priceless their love really is.

Contact: 400-610-3721

China Film Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 17 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: 80-500 yuan

China Film Symphony Orchestra is one of the national outstanding orchestras founded earliest in the People's Public of China. Over sixty years, along with the development of China's film and television music arts, the Orchestra has performed music for nearly two thousand of films, TV dramas, documentaries and special films. The Orchestra also performed music in more than 40 countries and regions, and played symphonic concerts, opera and ballets with international conductors, composers, musicians and dancers for many times to promote Chinese music development and international cultural exchange.

Contact: 010-6655-0000

Zaifen Huangmei Opera Theater Huizhou Woman

Date: March 7-9 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: 100-580 yuan

Since its premiere, Huizhou Women has never lost its appeal for decade as it has not only been performed repeatedly but have also been warmly welcomed by audiences from domestic and abroad. With creative skills of the script, this play is a perfect interpretation of a psalm of life. Such poetic depiction of tribulation in the past has a heart-stirring power as well as stunning artistic effects. This opera has received many awards like the 17th Chinese Drama "Plum Blossom" Award, the 11th Shanghai Magnolia Award and so on.

Contact: 010-6655-0000

Philippe Bizot - 40 Years of Silence

Date: March 7-12 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Penghao Theater

Price: 80-680 yuan

Philippe Bizot doesn't say a word on stage and yet, using exaggerated facial expressions and body movements, he expresses himself perfectly. "Silence is my language, my music, and my song," the 58-year-old French mime artist says. "The art of pantomime is a universal language, the language of emotion." The renewed version of 40 Years of Silence consists of 13 short stories as a retrospective of Bizot's 40 year career as a mine.

Contact: 400-610-3721

International Women's Day Concert 2017

Date: March 8 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: 80-600 yuan

Praised as "The Orchestral Pearl of the Capital of China," the Beijing Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was established in October 1977, and is a focal point of musical art, performance and culture in China today. The BSO has known worldwide for its impeccable standards, as well as for the depth of its western and Chinese repertoire. The BSO is the Resident Orchestra of the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing. As observers, participants and creators of the musical culture of Beijing, the BSO has evolved in parallel with the pace of China's Reform and Opening-up. Thus, the BSO has grown and matured hand-in-hand with modern Beijing. With its high professional standards combined with a deep passion for the art of music, the BSO has become a pacemaker for the rise and development of serious music in China.

Wuthering Heights by Chapterhouse Theater Company in Beijing

Date: March 16-18 - 7:30 pm

Venue: 9 Theater Beijing

Price: 60-380 yuan

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Bronte's classic love story. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner. In the Winter of 1999 Chapterhouse Theatre Company took its first steps toward becoming one of a number of touring theater companies specializing in performing under the stars and at some of the most beautiful gardens the UK had to offer. The very first performance was at Herstmonceux Castle where the company performed Romeo and Juliet by the moat of the beautiful Tudor building. It was the start of an incredible 17 years which has seen the company go from strength to strength changing and adapting to new audiences and challenges every year but holding the same principals of producing warm, traditional and hopefully magical theater in magical surroundings.

Contact: 400-610-3721

Body Rhapsody - Teatro Hugo & Ines (Peru)

Date: March 11 - 10:30 am/2:30 pm

Venue: Star Theater, Thames Town, Shanghai

Price: 150 yuan

As if by magic, two mime-artist puppeteers transform different parts of their bodies into a lively lineup of lovable characters. Watch out for the "Belly" that loves to eat but is afraid of gaining weight, the "Knee" that turns into an unlucky bald busker, and the "Foot" that pulls a r-e-a-l-l-y long face! Without words or complicated props, the parade of whimsical personalities takes to the stage to highlight the absurdities of daily life through pathos and laughter.

Contact: 400-610-3721

"Soundbox - Music To Be Heard" The Temper Trap 2017 Live in Shanghai

Date: March 6 - 8 pm

Venue: Qianshuiwan Culture Center

Price: 288/330 yuan

This soulful Australian alternative rock band first rose to local acclaim in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 with the release of their debut EP. Their 2009 debut album Conditions, propelled by the hit anthem 'Sweet Disposition', was a huge success and sold nearly a million copies worldwide. Two years later, the band delivered the self-titled album, which featured the singles 'Trembling Hands' and 'Need Your Love' and was certified platinum.

Contact: 400-610-3721

Equilibrium+Suidakra 2017 in Shanghai

Date: March 11 - 8:30 pm

Venue: Mao Livehouse

Price: 320 yuan

Equilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences. Their riffs reflect traditional Germanic melodies. Their lyrical themes focus on Germanic tales and Germanic mythology. All of their song lyrics are in German, except for the songs "The Unknown Episode", "Born to Be Epic", "Rise Again" and "Prey". Suidakra is a melodic death metal band from Germany. During their fourteen-year career, they have performed over 200 live shows for several European and Russian tours, as well as a North American tour.

Contact: 400-610-3721


The Emperor and the Lama: A Walk and Discussion at the Lama Temple and Confucian Temple

Date: March 4 - 1 pm

Venue: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Price: 260/300 yuan

The Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and the Confucian Temple/Imperial Academy are well-known for their association with Buddhism and Confucianism respectively. But these sites have also long played a significant role in state ideology and the ideology of empire building. We'll look at the religious and philosophical context for both locations. Then we'll consider how the Qing emperors appropriated the forms and functions of Tibetan Buddhism. At the Confucian Temple, we will talk about how Confucianism became the dominant ruling ideology and the role that the system of exams and academies, notably the adjoining Imperial College, played in perpetuating Confucianism through the centuries.

Contact: 159-010-46127

The Paper Tigers' "Hutong Hipster" Music Video Release Party

Date: March 4 - 3 pm

Venue: Dusk Dawn Club

Price: 50/60 yuan

Beijing's hottest indie rock band, The Paper Tigers, will celebrate the release of its first single and accompanying music video at Dusk Dawn Club, the hip music club and events space enlivening the capital's hutong arts scene. With an explosive and "danceable" sound reminiscent of The Clash and The Cure meets Block Party and The Arctic Monkeys, the band's original new music is the creation of experienced and successful musicians from four continents forged together in Beijing's booming music scene.

Contact: 186-1173-0692

Dannic at Fusion

Date: March 10 - 10:30 pm

Venue: Fusion Shanghai

Price: 150 yuan

Daan Romers better known by his stage name Dannic, is a Dutch DJ and EDM producer. He is known for his work in collaborations with Hardwell, Dyro, Sick Individuals, and publishes his music through the record label Revealed Recordings and his own label Fonk Recordings. As of 2013, he has a radio show called Front of House. In DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs, he is placed No70. In 2015, he founded his own label, Fonk Recordings to support up-and-coming artists with their works and is set to release tracks under the label name in the year 2016.

Contact: 400-610-3721

Om Telolet Om - Ummet Ozcan in Shanghai

Date: March 10 - 10 pm

Venue: M2 Club

Price: 180 yuan

The Turkish-Dutch EDM producer and DJ Ummet Ozcan was born on 16 August 1982, began his musical career at the age of 14. Having the ability to play a plethora of instruments (including the flute and keyboards), he began producing dance music and signed by spinnin records. Ambitious genre-blender Ummet Ozcan returns to the Top 100 for his fourth year running after another white-knuckle year of international festivals, boundary-blurring productions and premiership collaborations.

Contact: 400-610-3721

MYST Armada Night

Date: March 4 - 10:30 pm

Venue: Club MYST

Price: 150 yuan

Armada Music is a Dutch record label that specializes in releasing electronic music. The name Armada derives from the first two letters of the founders' first names: Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron, David Lewis. As of December 2015, the label had won the "Best Global Record Label" award for five years in a row at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA's). Armada received two nominations at the 2014 IDMAs. The Academy of Electronic Music, a joint venture between Armada, Google, Point Blank, and DJ Mag, was the recipient of the 'People's Voice Award' at the 2014 Webby Awards.

Contact: 400-610-3721


2017 Beijing World Women's Curling Championship

Date: March 18-26 - 9 am/1 pm/2 pm/7 pm

Venue: Capital Indoor Stadium

Price: 30-80 yuan

The championship is sponsored by World Curling Federation and jointly organized by Winter Sports Administration Centre of General Administration of Sports of China and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports. As the highest level of world women's curling championship expect for Olympic Winter Games, the event is held every year. 12 world-class national teams will compete in the event, which presents high competitiveness and ornamental value. Following the first success in World Men's Curling Championship in Beijing, Beijing organizes World Women's Curling Championship again, which further improves the integral level and strength of China women's curling sports, promotes popularization and development of Olympic Winter Games sports, drives people's enthusiasm in participation, create strong Olympic atmosphere, and positively contributes to preparation for 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

Contact: 400-610-3721

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