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


The 8th Norwegian Salmon Festival at Hua Ting Hotel & Towers

Hua Ting Hotel & Towers has cooperated with the Norwegian Seafood Council to launch its annual Norwegian Salmon Festival, which opened last week. Visitors are welcome to sample the fresh salmon transported directly from Norway by air. In addition to classic sashimi, the hotel's executive chef will also create a full selection of Asian-style dishes featuring the high-quality salmon. The dinner buffet costs 258 yuan ($41.72) per person plus 15 percent service fee.

Date: Until March 30 

Venue: Hua Ting Hotel & Towers


Address: 1200 Caoxi Road North


Call 6439-1000 ext 3010 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

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


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 25, 7 pm

Venue: Eight Art Hotel


Address: 7 Yan'an Road East


Admission: Free

Call 3331-0000 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


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

The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

Pro Helvetia Shanghai has joined with Power Station of Art to present a month-long exhibition entitled The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture. Founded in 2010, Pro Helvetia Shanghai is the youngest of nine offices that represent the Swiss Arts Council abroad. The exhibition provides an insight into the richness and variety of Swiss landscape architecture, along with workshops and lectures on the subjects of scenography and typography. Landscape architect Guido Hager will give a speech at 2 pm on March 15. Born in 1958, Hager is an acclaimed Swiss landscape designer who opened his own studio Hager Partner AG in Zurich. He is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and published On Landscape Architecture in 2009. The speech is in English with Chinese translation. For more information, visit http://www.powerstationofart.com/.

Date: Until April 20

Venue: Power Station of Art


Address: 200 Huayuangang Road


Admission: Free

Call 3110-8550 for details

Jan Saudek's Photo Exhibition: What I've Done is to Record the People I Met During My Lifetime

Born to a Czech Jewish family in 1935, Jan Saudek spent much of his childhood in a concentration camp during World War II. After surviving the war, Saudek studied at a graphic design school and showed his talent in painting and photographing. His best known works are hand-tinted depictions of painterly dream worlds, mostly inhabited by nude or semi-nude figures.

Date: Until March 24, 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Ofoto Gallery


Address: 13 Bldg, 50 Moganshan Road


Admission: Free

Call 6298-5416 for details

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