What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-3-23 17:53:01


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


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

On Stage

Gala 2014 Concert in Shanghai

Set up in 2004 in Beijing, Gala has become an acclaimed rock band among both critics and fans in China. Their albums include the English Young for You released in 2004, which highlighted the unbounded enthusiasm of youth, and the Chinese Zhui Meng Chi Zi Xin in 2011 that has encouraged numerous people with its touching and uplifting lyrics. Crowned as one of the best rock bands in China, Gala is embarking on its 2014 China tour to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Date: May 24, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 480 yuan

Call 400-880-2880 for details

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 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 100 to 880 yuan

Call 400-650-5050 for details

Dance Drama: Confucius

The 90-minute dance drama Confucius, created by the National Opera and Dance Drama Theater in 2013, is coming to the city next week. The show will be divided into six sections, each featuring a particular story of the ancient Chinese thinker. These include his experiences lobbying politicians of different countries during the Spring and Autumn Period, his presence amid the extravagant and corrupt governors and civilians who became homeless during continual war, as well as his blueprint for a harmonious world. The dances involved in the show will cover ancient, folk and modern styles, while the music for different sections will highlight different themes, such as remonstration, crisis and battle. The playwright and also the director is Kong Dexin, a 77th-generation descendant of Confucius.

Date: March 27 and 28, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai City Theatre


Address: 4889 Dushi Road


Tickets: 120 yuan to 380 yuan

Call 5460-4660 ext 5305 for details


2014 Shanghai International Beer Festival

The largest beer festival in the city will include some 100 beer brands from more than 24 countries, as well as food providers offering a variety of cuisine. The area for the event, at 5,000 square meters, will be divided into four sections featuring distinctive characteristics, including an indoor bar, an entertainment area with games, a river-view area and a music area with DJs and musicians performing live on stage.

Date: April 18, 6 pm to midnight; April 19, 2 pm to midnight; April 20, 2 pm to 11 pm

Venue: Wharf 1846 Bund Promenade


Address: 601 Waima Road


Admission: 50 yuan per person (including a free beer)

Visit http://www.shbeerfest.com/ for more details

Admission: Free

Call 3331-0000 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


A Fragment in the Course of Time

Himalayas Museum has invited 36 Chinese artists to contribute around 180 ink paintings which were created in the 1980s to a month-long exhibition. The displayed paintings are divided into two parts, 1979 to 1984 and 1985 to 1989. Influenced by the Western realism of the 1980s, the contemporary ink paintings mostly focus on objects rather than emotions. The invited artists include Zhang Lansheng, Liu Zijian, Qin Feng and Li Jin.

Date: Until April 10, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Himalayas Museum


Address: 3/F, Section A, 869 Yinghua Road


Tickets: 30 yuan

Call 5033-9801 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: Until 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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