What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-4-15 17:03:01


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.

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

GMT London Pop-up Store

"British Style" has always been a unique icon in the fashion industry, and recently British buyer shop GMT London invited some 20 time-honored menswear fashion brands from the UK to display their stylish designs in town. Among them are coats, luggage, footwear, notebooks, umbrellas and spectacles. Meanwhile, on April 11 and 12, hair salon J Eleven will join GMT London to present a live show on how to shape hairstyles for gentlemen from 2 pm to 4 pm at Xintiandi; while on April 19 and 20, visitors can see a series of photographs related to James Bond movies.

Date: Until April 20

Address: 1/F, South Block Xintiandi, Lane 123 Xingye Road 兴业路123弄新天地南里一楼中庭

Call 6311-2288 for details

On Stage

Gala 2014 Concert

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

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


The Old State in April

After spending a year in a serene village in Dali, Yunnan Province, Chinese folk music icon Zhou Yunpeng is publishing his new album The Old State in April this month. The new album will be very different from his earlier works, according to the musician, who has interacted with local musicians and absorbed elements of Yunnan culture into his new songs. The national tour for his new album will start in Shanghai Friday at Qianshuiwan Culture Center.

Date: April 18, 8:30 pm

Venue: Qianshuiwan Culture Center


Address: 179 Yichang Road


Tickets: 100 yuan (presale) and 120 yuan (at the door)

Call 6266-1110 for details


Outside Within: New Works by Tamen

This exhibition will feature new works of oil on canvas by the established Chinese artist collective Tamen, composed of Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang. The solo exhibition explores new landscapes that verge on metaphysical discourses on identity, context, and cultural knowledge. The artworks present vast open scenes with a sense of the philosophical, while displaying the same eerie serenity and complex thresholds that have come to define Tamen's aesthetic. Outside Within challenges perspective and boundaries.

Date: April 25 to June 29, 11 am to 7 pm (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Art+ Shanghai Gallery

Address: Embankment Building, 370 Beisuzhou Road


Admission: Free

Call 5608-6067 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, the exhibition 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, volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, the seepage of mining waste in West Papua, and the gradual accumulation of the surface of the Earth in the UK.

Date: Until 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

Shanghai Housewares

This exhibition features 60 household items from 120 objects included in the book of the same name by Shanghainese designer Zhou Qi. Inspired by examples of exquisite local craftsmanship on the edge of extinction, Zhou interviewed 10 local artisans and collected more than 100 everyday objects which were commonly seen in the 1980s and 1990s. Published last year, her book reflects the conflict between rapid industrial development and disappearing local craftsmanship. The exhibits on display include a tangpozi (copper bed warmer), a rabbit lantern, a kongzhu (Chinese yo-yo) and an abacus.

Date: Until April 27, 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: Shanghai Mass Art Center 上海群众艺术馆

Address: 125 Guyi Road


Admission: Free

Call 5424-4152 for details

Mind and Nature

Born in the 1980s, contemporary artist Li Zesong from Yunnan Province displays his White and Black Series in his first solo exhibition in Shanghai. He has been living in Dali, Yunnan Province since a young age and his works are inspired by the rich culture as well as magnificent natural surroundings of the remote city. He attempts to find an approach that distinguishes his works from the trend of arts globalization. He uses simple blacks, whites and grays to compose his contemporary paintings along the lines of traditional Chinese ink painting. In his paintings, the contrast between large landscapes and tiny human figures symbolizes loneliness, fragility and helplessness.

Date: Until April 25, 1 pm to 9 pm (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Noeli Gallery 诺易画廊

Address: 150 Yueyang Road


Admission: Free

Call 6431-9442 for details

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