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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-3-24 19:43:01


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

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


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


Conceal, Unveil

Conceal, Unveil is Hu Xiangcheng's second solo exhibition at Shanghai Gallery of Art. The title refers to the artist's probe into the truth. A graduate of the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy, Hu spent time living in Tibet, Japan and Africa before settling down in Shanghai. In his early career, he focused on realism and abstractionism but he later shifted his attention to investigating the origin of plastic arts. He also experiments with the interaction between art and nature. His painting and installation works have been exhibited at various international exhibitions.

Date: Until April 13, 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 details

Zhang Hai'er: Portrait Nu

In French, Nu means nude photos. The word has a similar pronunciation with the Chinese word for female. The solo exhibition of photographer Zhang Hai'er features his portraits of women taken from 1987 to 2010. Having kept a low profile, Zhang's works are usually exhibited overseas, and he is also a photojournalist covering both hard news and fashion. Zhang is best known for photographing "bad girls" and nudes. "Bad girls," in his eyes, possess "a spirit of freedom and independence."

Date: Until April 9, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Beaugeste Photo Gallery


Address: Room 519, Bldg 5, Lane 210 Taikang Road


Admission: Free

Call 6466-9012 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 details

On Stage

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

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

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