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China Daily | Updated: 2018-08-11 10:10
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Why Don't We: The Invitation Tour Live in Shanghai

Date: Aug 21 - 8 pm

Venue: Modern Sky Lab

International pop stars Why Don't We are coming to Shanghai for the first time ever as part of their most extensive healing tour to date! They kicked off the new year with the release of "Trust Fund Baby", written by global superstar and Atlantic label mate Ed Sheeran - the track shot to No 3 on iTunes' and No 2 in Pop. They've overtaken Post Malone, Bruno Mars, and One Direction in the charts - which means they've gotta be doing something right. And hey, any friend of Ed is a friend of ours.

Physical Theater by Hand Made Theater: Time for Fun in Shanghai

Date: Aug 17-Sept 2 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Art Space for Kids

Time for Fun is a plastic representation. It was created in 2007 by a director, an Honored Artist of Russian Federation Andrey Kniazkov in cooperation with the Hand Made theater company. Leading parts and decorations are all presented by the actors' hands. Hands and fingers turn into objects and symbols, depict people and animals; characters turn up out of nowhere, they float and dance in the air. And every gesture, every plastic sketch has its own drama, its own history. This dynamic and bright performance is easy to understand for everyone, no matter what age or nationality. The show is a huge success during Hand Made's every tour.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!

Date: Aug 17-17 - 10:30 am/2:30 pm/7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Children's Art Theater

Direct from Australia, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before, up close and personal. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, meet the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia. Observe and interact with these extraordinary lifelike dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show.

The Egg House Pop-Up in Shanghai

Date: Aug 11-oct 18 - 10 am

Venue: 3F, North Building, Joy City

The Egg House is an egg-themed pop-up space in Shanghai. With six rooms of immersive installations and interactive experience, The Egg House is a place full of dreams and fantasies. When Egg House opened in New York, it received massive popularity and huge exposure on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. It quickly became the new "it" spot for fashion icons and celebrities worldwide.

Neighborhood Earth in Shenzhen

Date: Aug 11-Sept 2 - 10:30 am

Venue: UpperHills

Dedicated to exploration on the galactic scale of our solar system, Neighborhood Earth is developed in partnership with US Space & Rocket Center, the Official Visitor's Center for NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, designed and produced by Chronica Creative. The exhibition gives the visitor the opportunity to zoom through the solar system with a 360-degree cinematic experience along with the spacecraft and robotics that explore our celestial neighborhood, and further our knowledge of the worlds around us. These astonishing images come from NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, constructing a 30-minute film that gives the visitor a 360-degree look at the solar system. Besides, the accompanying sound effect and narrative voice-over provide an opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of our neighbor planets.

Spiritual Unbecoming: Three Manifestations

Date: Aug 11-2 pm

Venue: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

UCCA collaborates with young artists and thinkers to present a series of "Performance Lectures," designed to think topics related to art using various theoretical frameworks, blurring the borders between art-as-medium and theory-as-tool. Artists and researchers will use texts, images, sounds, speeches, and actions as material for a live performance, turning knowledge production into something visceral and immediate. To this end, UCCA and Long March Project have invited three performers, whose boundary-pushing work interrogates contemporary technology in unique ways. Focusing on the cultural - and spiritual possibilities of a materialist interpretation of accelerationism, they will each "perform" their knowledge for the audience.

Scraps of Tape Will to Brun China Tour 2018 in Beijing

Date: Aug 12 - 8:30 pm

Venue: Yugong Yishan

Swedish post-rock act Scraps of Tape takes the stage at Yugong Yishan as part of their cross-China Will to Brun tour. Together since 2001, the group is a collective of musicians and friends who demand to do things their own way, creating a noisy, but melodious sound in tracks that can go over 20 minutes. Discover Sweden's best-kept secret on Aug 12.

Etienne Charles Quintet

Date: Aug 11-19 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

Etienne Charles with its exciting performance, the creation of the shock and the close interaction with the audience, was the jazz times as "bold and exquisite and improvisational musicians, touch the hearts of lyric poet". As a trumpet soloist, he has mastered the essence of New Orleans jazz, and can fully feel the cheerful, free and lively melody in his works. Charles, an educator and conductor, taught at Juilliard College, Stanford university in California, Columbia college in Chicago and is now an associate professor of jazz trumpet at Michigan State University. The Lincoln jazz center, based in New York, was founded in 1987. By world famous Lincoln many jazz orchestra and guest artists, each year to jazz as the theme of all kinds of music program, education popularization and live performance, rich connotation of the jazz art and entertainment to all over the world.

Stars on Ice World Class Figure Skating Show

Date: Sept 16 - 3 pm

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai

Stars on Ice, The most popular figure skating show in the world, was founded in 1986, USA. There are over 1500 shows played globally for 32 years. 14 world class athletes and more than 6 Olympic medalists participated in each performance, which with superb skating skill and artistic expression. Evgeni Plushenko, the most popular ice star in the world. Zhenya Medvedeva, the Russian figure skating goddess. Yuzuru Hanyu, the super figure skating star of Japan. Nathan Chen, the most talented American born Chinese, Chen Lu, Chinese first world champion, Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo, the first Olympic champion of pair in China, and Pang Qing/Tong Jian, the Chinese figure skating couple stars. They had been invited to show on the stage of Stars on Ice globally. To respect the 3rd anniversary on success of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The show of Shanghai will be specially set up for the Olympic classic programs, the stars will present the splendid Olympic classics they have shown.

(China Daily 08/11/2018 page19)

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