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City guide: Beijing

Updated: 2013-01-06 13:26
( China Daily)


Visceral rock screening

The film Fjogur Piano, produced by a Chinese team to go with Icelandic band Sigur Ros' latest album Valtari, is coming to Beijing. Sigur Ros describes the film as self sculpting of one's body and has "a mesmerizing and visceral quality that keeps you coming back".

10 am-10 pm, until Jan 8, Cinema Complex MOMA Broadway Cinematheque, 1 Xiangheyuan Road, Dongcheng district. 010-8438-8257/58

Leslie Cheung remembered

The Cantonese pop icon and acclaimed actor Leslie Cheung passed away almost 10 years ago. Three musicians trained in classical music will hold a tribute concert to the super star. Known for mix-matching music styles, the trio Yunhe is made up of lecturers from the Chinese Academy of Music. They specialize, respectively, in clarinet, violin and cello. Yunhe plans a classical rendition of Cheung's 20 hit singles for the show.

7:30 pm, Jan 6. Nine Theaters, Chaoyang District Culture Center, 17 Jintai Xili, Xiaozhuang, Chaoyang district. 010-8599-1188

Western prints

High Life and Low Life, an exhibition devoted to 18th century Western prints will display the art works of both the emerging bourgeoisie and its contemporary aristocrats.

Visitors will get to admire the works from major 18th century artists including Thomas Rowlandson, Antoine Watteau and Francisco Goya.

9 am-16:30 pm, until Feb 1, Arthur M.Sackler Museum of Art and Archeology, inside Peking University, 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian district. 010-6275-1667

Rural scenes

Two batches of photographs by British and Chinese artists are currently on exhibition, featuring the lives of rural northern China in the late 1940s.

British couple David and Isabel Crook took 700 photos, recording the scenes of daily life, festivities, weddings, funerals and worshipping in Shilidian village.

The works of Chinese photographers, Wu Qun and Gao Liang, are also on display.

10:30 am-6:30 pm, until Jan 26. Taikang Space, Red 1-B2, Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang village, Chaoyang district. 010-5127-3173

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