What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-3-13 18:13:01


Honeymoon Trip

With the support of the Consulate General of Greece in Shanghai, Rose Wedding Formalities and Shanghai China Youth Travel Service are inviting roughly 15 couples, both newlyweds and long-married couples, on an 11-day honeymoon trip to Greece and Dubai from April 23 to May 3.

Besides the charming natural scenery, the trip also offers tourists the chance to interact with local communities and participate in interesting excursions to Crete, Santorini, Athens as well as Dubai. An ancient castle on the island of Crete will host a wedding ceremony for visiting couples, and there will be several places to shoot wedding photos throughout the tour. The tourist package is priced at 23,600 yuan ($3,844) per person. Applications available at Rose Wedding Formalities at Room 1904, 809 Huaihai Road Middle.

Call 6445-4965 or 6473-0935 for more details

Nongqing Jing'an Presented by JZ Festival Shanghai

A series of indoor and outdoor jazz concerts will be held around town. Performing at the Shanghai Centre Theatre will be Chinese jazz vocalist Coco Zhao (April 30), German trumpeter Till Brönner (May 1) and award-winning double bassist Eddie Gómez from Puerto Rico (May 2). Meanwhile, from April 30 to May 2, a number of Shanghai-based jazz musicians with distinctive backgrounds will present a series of free jazz performances to the public at Jing'an Temple square (Nanjing Road West by Huashan Road) from 1 pm to 6 pm, the lawn in Jing'an Park (1649 Nanjing Road West) from 2 pm to 7 pm and Jing An Kerry Centre from 3 pm to 8 pm each day. Featured musicians include Latino Project from Latin America, Noukilla from Mauritius, Tinho Pereira from Brazil, as well as Situ Jiawei and Chen Yinxi.

Call 6431-1075 for more details

Please Meat Me

Please Meat Me is a compelling work of performance art that combines installation art, sculpture, sound art, contemporary dance and martial arts. Artist Tiago Valente has created a series of architectural and wearable sculptures, which bring the external environment under the influence of the human figure through the delicate movements of choreographer Iker Arrue. Together, Valente and Arrue will perform in an isolated space separated by a pane of glass that will emulate a typical museum/zoo environment so that audiences can explore their customs, experiences, growth, understanding and acceptance of their own cannibalistic means of survival.

Date: March 20, 8 pm

Venue: Anken Green

Address: 668 Huai'an Road


Admission: Free

E-mail to splitchina@gmail.com for details

On Stage

Riccardo Chailly & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

With a history of 250 years, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Gewandhausorchester) is one of the oldest civic symphony orchestras in the world. The orchestra played an active, formative role in the development of symphonic music: it was the only ensemble to perform all nine symphonies by Beethoven during the composer's lifetime; it also presented the world's first complete Bruckner cycle as well as the first Shostakovich cycle during the 1970s. Gewandhausorchester has been led by conductors of such eminence as Mendelssohn, Nikisch, Walter, and Blomstedt. The orchestra's current music director is Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly. The program for the Shanghai concert includes Mahler's Symphony No.7, Mendelssohn's Overture to Ruy Blas, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 and Shostakovich's Symphony No.5.

Date: March 14 and 15, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 to 1880 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Jonathan Lee 2014 Shanghai Concert

After forming Super Band in 2009 with three fellow Taiwanese singers, 55-year-old singer-songwriter Jonathan Lee hasn't performed solo since 2006. Taiwan's Godfather of Pop Music returns to Shanghai this month, staging a nostalgic concert titled Youth Slipped Away After All. During the 150-minute concert, Lee will sing some of his greatest hits including songs he wrote for other singers.

Date: March 15, 7:30 pm to 10 pm

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena


Address: 1200 Expo Avenue


Tickets: 280 to 1,680 yuan

Call 4006-228-228 for details

Keren Ann China Tour

Born in Israel in 1974, Keren Ann is a singer, songwriter, composer and producer currently based in Paris. Born to a Russian-Jewish and Dutch-Javanese family, Ann sings in both English and French. Her first album La Biographie de Luka Philipsen integrated Russian literature, Jewish folk songs and French chanson. After it was released in 2000, the late French "Bossa Nova Godfather" Henri Salvador invited Ann to compose five songs for his last album. Ann has released six solo albums, including La Disparition (2002), Nolita (2005), Keren Ann (2007) and 101 (2011).

Date: April 17, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 180 to 380 yuan

Call 400-185-8666 for details


The Black Dahlia Murder China Tour

Founded in 2000, The Black Dahlia Murder is an American metal band from Michigan. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder case of aspiring young actress Elizabeth Short. The band's lineup features vocalist Trevor Strnad, guitarists Brian Eschbach and Ryan Knight, drummer Alan Cassidy, and bassist Max Lavelle. The Shanghai gig is The Black Dahlia Murder's second leg of their Chinese tour.

Date: April 22, 8 pm to 10 pm

Venue: Mao Livehouse

Address: 3/F, 308 Chongqing Road South 重庆南路308号3楼

Tickets: 230 yuan presale and 330 yuan at the door

Visit http://www.guitarchina.com/ for details


Au Hoi-lam: My Father is Over the Ocean. Shanghai Postscript

Established in Hong Kong, Osage gallery operated a gallery in Shanghai from 2007 to 2011, dedicated to contemporary Asian art and ideas. Three years later, it has reopened Osage Shanghai with an exhibition featuring Hong Kong-based artist Au Hoi-lam. Au, who graduated form the Chinese University of Hong Kong, works within the locus of her own personal experiences. Entitled Au Hoi-lam: My Father is Over the Ocean. Shanghai Postscript, the exhibition will focus on the artist's memorial to her father, a customs officer who passed away in 2012, with installations she created from objects of his father's life, such as parts of a quilt and a bunk bed.

Date: Until April 14, 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

Venue: Osage Shanghai


Address: Room 101, Block 5, Wang Zu City, 251 Caoxi Road


Admission: Free

Call 5448-5098 for details

ECAL Photography

This exhibition features selected photo works by students from École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL, also known as University of Art and Design Lausanne). This century-old Swiss art institute has nurtured thousands of talented artists and is now one of the top art schools in the world. The organizers are also hosting a photo contest for up-and-coming local photographers on March 21. Critics, photo editors and curators will visit the exhibition and pick the best works from local artists. The photo album of ECAL Photography is also available at the venue.

Date: March 20 to May 11, 10 am to 10 pm

Venue: 10 Corso Como

Address: North Annex, Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Road West


Admission: Free

Call 6286-1072 for details

Contingency Plans: or, Living with Unstable Grounds

This exhibition looks at how the unexpected forces of nature shape landscapes and human lives. Entitled Contingency Plans: or, Living with Unstable Grounds, it draws on understudied cases from overlooked places through 19 case studies assembled by over 20 contributors. Each case study is based on an unexpected terrestrial event. Examples include a landslide in Hong Kong, persistent desertification in China, the seepage of mining waste in West Papua, and the gradual accumulation of the surface of the Earth in the UK.

Date: March 29 to June 1, 10 am to 8 pm

Venue: The University of Hong Kong / Shanghai Study Centre


Address: 298 Beisuzhou Road


Admission: Free

Visit ash.arch.hku.hk for details

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