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Published: Jan 12, 2020 10:43 AM

Photo: courtesy of the Art Triennale of Jinma He River

 The Art Triennale of Jinma He River  @ Jinma He River

The Art Triennale of Jin Ma He River opened on Wednesday in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province to explore how to develop the art and culture of the countryside.

The activity aims to use natural resources to rebuild the artistic atmosphere in China's rural areas.

The Art Triennale will be held in places with beautiful scenery such as fields and river beaches, combining ecological concepts with practical functions.

Besides nine young artists, the activity also encourages the public to join in, and 100 people have been selected to join in art creation with the artists.

The countryside with its abundant natural resources can offer more inspirations and lots of material to artists. 

The activity will continue until January 14.

Where: Jinma He River, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

When: Jan 8 to Jan 14

Price: free 

Hike: Yinmeng Temple and Sujia River

Almost 1,000-meter up into the Yudu Mountains, north of Yanqing City, is Yinmeng Temple. And if there's a temple up in the mountains, there must also be a trail that goes up there!

The trail follows the river, passing below tall cliffs and around bends in the valley. We finish with a slightly smaller climb to get back on to the Beijing city side of the mountains. Awesome views of mountains, cliffs, canyons, and the river.

Where: Beijing Hikers, Dashanzi, 798 Art District, Chaoyang district, Beijing

When: 7:30 am, Jan 11 

Price: 380 yuan / 340 yuan for members

Round Eye, The Flood, Dahaha (Punk gig)

Another night of local punk rock with three of Shanghai's underground titans: Round Eye, The Flood, and Dahaha along with the debut gig of local dudes White Ink. Come on out for an exercise in alcoholic gluttony and fake whiskey philosophy. Doors at 9 and 50 Rambos (50 yuan), which is less than what it costs for a nice beer at Specters. Bring to you by the same Dicks that brought over bands like the Descendents, Mike Watt, and The Dickies. Support your local scene.

Where: Harley's Underground,  265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu

When: 9 pm, Jan 10

Price: 50 yuan

Free Flow Draft Beer

For just 88 yuan per person, try six different homebrew beers. Did we mention that the deal is for free flow? Also, take advantage of bottomless 18 draft beer choices for 168 yuan per person. Both promotions run from 6pm-close every day. And, if you share this on your WeChat moments, you get one free beer.

Where: Lucca, 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

When: Jan 4 to Feb 3

Price: from 88 yuan

Neun Welten

Neun Welten, meaning "nine worlds" in German, are a German musical group that incorporates instrumental, acoustic, traditional and dark folk into their music. Although composed of dark folk, their melodies are dreamy, playful and incorporate classical elements. Their 2017 album, The Sea I'm Diving In, has been described as a theatrical album and "vast, elegantly experimental and cool as hell" by Sputnik music.

Where: T:union, 361-365 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District

When: Jan 11

Price: 90 yuan presale, 130 yuan door

Pop-up Book Swap

Partake in the action at this pop-up book swap event organized by minimalist lifestyle follower Michelle Myra. Participants are able to bring as many as 10 books of any languages and genres in good condition. Language-learning books, periodicals and magazines do not fit on this book-exchanging occasion.

Where: The Strand Beer Café (Wuyangcun),  1 Chunfeng Lu, Mingyue Er Lu, Yuexiu District

When: 6.30 pm, Jan 12

Price: 25 yuan for Yangmei Roselle Blonde