What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-3-17 20:03:01


Lecture: Legend of a Suicide

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum will invite multi-award-winning American writer David Vann to talk about his collection of stories Legend of a Suicide, which is soon to have a Chinese edition published. Born in 1966 in Alaska, Vann is creative writing professor at the University of Warwick in the UK, and an author whose internationally bestselling books have been published in 19 languages and have won 15 prizes. Legend of a Suicide, originally published in 2008, is a well-crafted collection that contains five short stories and a novella. The tales revolve around the suicide of a young Alaskan father from the perspective of his young son, Roy.

Date: March 18, 7 pm

Venue: Minsheng Art Museum


Address: Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Road West


Admission: Free

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

Film Screening at Sprout

Sprout Lifestyle is hosting a free screening of The Cure Is, a transformational film about how every human body is brilliantly designed for vitality and longevity. It addresses questions such as why health and life expectancy gradually decline, whether we've lost our connection to the natural way of living, and whether there is a powerful and effective means of addressing disease? Woven with testimonials from top scientists, doctors and evolutionary leaders, the amazing true stories in the film create a mind-blowing journey of self-discovery that will radically shift the way you look at health and disease forever. The film is in English and has no subtitles. Reservations are required via e-mails at events@sproutlifestyle.com.

Date: April 23, 7 pm

Venue: Sprout Lifestyle

Address: Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Road


Admission: Free

Visit http://www.sproutlifestyle.com/ for 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

Club for Five Shanghai Concert

Founded in Helsinki in 2001, Club for Five is a five-member contemporary a cappella group, specializing in vocally imitating the sounds of musical instruments. Club for Five sing in both English and Finnish. Their hits include renditions of Finnish folk tunes and covers of pop songs. The band released their first album Ensi-ilta in 2004 and their second album Uni was released two years after. The 2007 Christmas album Rekiretki was awarded album of the year in Finland and won The Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards in 2008.

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

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 100 to 880 yuan

Call 400-650-5050 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


Tickets: 230 yuan presale and 330 yuan at the door

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


One Hundred Spring Blossoms

One Hundred Spring Blossoms is a new show from acclaimed Chinese painter Wang Xia. Born in North China's Shandong Province in 1936, Wang graduated from the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1961 and became the dean of Nanjing Normal University's art department in the 1980s. Specializing in oil on canvas, Wang is noted for her subtle and vivid interpretations of portraits and still life.

Date: Until March 28, 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays

Venue: Original Song Gallery


Address: E4/F, Bldg 3, 731 Hongxu Road 虹许路731号3号楼东4楼

Admission: Free

Call 6465-0045 for details

Under the Sun

Young Chinese artist Liu Weijian's new solo exhibition at ShanghART H-Space will display more than 20 acrylic paintings created between 2011 and 2013. Born in Hunan Province in 1981, Liu graduated from the art school of Shanghai Normal University in 2005. The Shanghai-based artist has exhibited extensively in major Chinese cities, Spain and Italy. Curator and art critic Demetrio Paparoni describes Liu's works as managing to capture "the hotness of day, thirst, the coldness of the night, the worry of getting lost, and the fear of moving forward."

Date: March 22 to April 24, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: ShanghART H-Space

Address: Bldg 16, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号16号楼

Admission: Free

Call 6359-4570 for details

Distant Places

Distant Places is a new exhibition by Chinese artist Zhang Yongxu. Much of Zhang's practice is about his travels, observing and seizing upon chance encounters. For Zhang, the travels are not just something to be remembered, but also something to be reinterpreted and manipulated. The exhibited works encompass almost three decades of the artist's exploration of his native Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, as well as temporary stays in New York and California, and of his current base, Beijing.

Date: Until April 14, 11 am to 9 pm

Venue: Shanghai Gallery of Art


Address: 3/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshandongyi Road


Admission: Free

Call 6321-5757 for detailed information

The Chinese Shadows by Francesco Clemente

Born in 1952 in Naples, Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente will hold his second solo exhibition in the city this month. During his first visit to China, Clemente created a dynamic series of 13 unique hand-painted monotypes, utilizing watercolor, gouache and ink on traditional Chinese paper mounted to silk. For the upcoming The Chinese Shadows exhibition, Clemente has created a cohesive, sequential body of works that address the metaphysical or mythological self and the ancient Chinese philosophical principles of the universe: yin (associated with the female, earth, dark, and cold) and yang (male, heaven, heat, and light) as a composite of the human spirit.

Date: Until April 13, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6pm; Sunday, midday to 6 pm; Monday by appointment

Venue: James Cohan Gallery

Address: 1/F, Bldg 1, 170 Yueyang Road 岳阳路170号1号楼1楼

Admission: Free

Call 5466-0826 for details

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