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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-3-16 17:18:01


Tuesday Pigpen Cinema

Pigpen Cinema will present the 2013 award-winning documentary Cutie and the Boxer on Tuesday night at The Grumpy Pig, with free popcorn and other snacks. Directed by Zachary Heinzerling, this candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. The film earned Special Mention in Grierson Award at the 2013 London Film Festival for "the original and creative way in which the filmmakers crafted an intimate portrait of a relationship." After scooping another significant award - the Directing Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film went on to be nominated in the best documentary features category of this year's Academy Awards. This free event is limited to 35 seats.

Date: March 18, 9 pm

Venue: The Grumpy Pig

Address: 65-4 Maoming Road North 茂名北路65-4号

Admission: Free

E-mail to garyshelter@gmail.com for details

Monthly Film Cycle

This month's film cycle at the Eight Art Hotel on the Bund is dedicated to understanding the mental processes and social patterns of the masses with screenings of The Edukators (2004), and V for Vendetta (2005) on the following two Tuesday nights. With viewings and discussion, the events are set to make audiences think about how we are governed, how our minds are molded, how our tastes are formed, and how our ideas are suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. Admission is free but space is limited so make a reservation for seats by emailing res@eightarthotel.com.

Date: March 18 and 25, 7 pm

Venue: Eight Art Hotel


Address: 7 Yan'an Road East


Admission: Free

Call 3331-0000 for 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


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

On Stage

Stand-up Comedy Presented by Lauphilos

Named Duo Da P Shi'er (literally, what's the big deal), the new show by local stand-up comedy club Lauphilos is inviting city dwellers to look at the problems in their life from a different perspective. Inspired by their own daily issues, five comedians will take turns addressing the headaches of urban life. Dingding, a well-known DJ from Shanghai East Radio, will be one of the comedians on March 29.

Date: March 28 to 30, 7:30 pm

Venue: Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts 可当代艺术中心

Address: Bldg B, 613 Kaixuan Road 凯旋路613号B座

Tickets: 120 yuan to 180 yuan

Call 157-1167-2082 for details

Bruno Mars The Moonshine Jungle Tour

American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is coming to Shanghai for the first time for a one-night concert. The 28-year-old has won two Grammy Awards - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011 and Best Pop Vocal Album this year - and has been nominated 18 times. Mars is one of the most successful male solo singers in the world. The Hawaiian-born musician recently preformed his first Super Bowl halftime show on February 2. His hit singles include "Just the Way You Are," "Grenade," "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" and "Treasure," which all topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.

Date: April 3, 7:30 pm

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena


Address: 1200 Expo Avenue


Tickets: 480 to 1,680 yuan

Call 4006-228-228 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

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