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Published: Jun 23, 2022 06:05 PM
Ancient knives on display Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Ancient knives on display Photo: Courtesy of Douban

An Unfolding Legend - Handicrafts exhibition

You are sure to find this exhibition in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province exciting if you are a fan of Chinese folk handicrafts, especially China's "knife culture."

The An Unfolding Legend exhibition is displaying a massive collection of 110 Chinese knives dating from the Neolithic period all the way to the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). 

One highlight is a jade knife with an intricately designed jade handle dating from the Neolithic period in China. 

In order to better appeal to today's younger generation, the exhibition has also installed an interactive display that makes use of digital technology such as AI so visitors can "hold" and try out the ancient knives for themselves. 

They will also be able to interact with a virtual hero who uses these items to go on an amazing adventure.

Where: Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, Hangzhou 

When: Until July 31, 2022 

Price: Free

Yan Zehuan 2022 Tour - Music concert

The music concert in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, is a lyrical love letter that emerging Chinese musician Yan Zehuan has written to music lovers. 

Born in 1995, Yan is a versatile Chinese musician who creates original songs that cover different genres such as romantic ballads and more vibrant music productions that fuse house and electronic elements. Besides being an original singer, he is also a producer. 

The theme of his 2022 tour is "I say to you at this moment." Through this theme, the musician hopes to use his art to warm the souls of listeners who are maybe feeling confused and lost, or have encountered setbacks as they strive for their dreams. 

Guangzhou is the second stop on Yan's national tour that will see him travel to Beijing, Wuhan in Hubei Province, the Chongqing Municipality, and Suzhou in Jiangsu Province.  

Where: MAO live house, Guangzhou 

When: July 27, 2022 

Price: From 150 yuan ($22)

Win & Lose - Music event

You just can't miss out this rock performance if you are a fan of China's new generation of indie rock musicians. The music event in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, is one of the stops on the awesome indie band Chinese Football's 2022 national tour, during which they will travel to cities like Ningbo in Zhejiang Province and Fuzhou in Fujian Province.  

Founded in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the band's first EP Continue? released in 2019 stunned many music fans including those in Japan and Southeast Asia. Many music lovers appreciated the band's unique math rock style combined with grainy guitar riffs and very catchy smooth melodies. Another Chinese band that also excels at math rock, Elephant Gym from the island of Taiwan, will also perform. 

In 2021, Chinese Football was only able to complete half of their 40-city tour across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where: 7LIVEHOUSE+, Zhengzhou 

When: July 29, 2022 

Price: From 120 yuan ($18)