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What's on in Beijing (April 14-21)


Yugong Yishan music festival

The first Yugong Yishan music festival is ready to rock music lovers in Beijing from April 21 to 22, featuring both world-class musicians and emerging stars.

The festival will open with post-rock musician Tortoise from Chicago, followed by Mouse on the Keys, who will bring their jazz-infused post-rock from Japan, legendary German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen (The Dead Trousers), China's post-punk powerhouse Re-TROS, among many others. It will be Die Toten Hosen's debut show in China in their 36-year musical career.

If you go:

1:30 pm - 9 pm, April 21-22. New Great Wall Valley, Yanqing. 400-188-6980.

Tickets: 560-3,650 yuan ($90-580)

Chinese painter depicts beauty of Paris in watercolor

During his brief stay in Paris for a solo exhibition in 2016, Shanghai painter Yang Yulong created dozens of watercolor works capturing the city's day-to-day beauty that entices international visitors like Yang.

He is now showing a selection of these paintings, along with other oil works, at a one-man show at the Ici Labas gallery inside Beijing's 798 art district. The exhibition runs through April 20.

If you go:

Through April 20. D10, 798 East Street. 798 Art Zone, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang district

Keren Ann 2018 China Tour in Beijing

Widely known for her songs Not Going Anywhere and End of May, Paris-based singer Keren Ann will perform live April 19 in Beijing at Beijing Theater. The appearance is part of her 2018 China Tour to cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou.

A singer, composer and producer, Ann is a coffeehouse favorite thanks to her clean voice. Born in Israel, the artist moved to Paris at 11 and rose to fame there.

If you go:

7:30 pm, Beijing Theater, No 10, Zone 3 Anhuili, Chaoyang district.

Tickets: 180-680 yuan

Nathan East and his band of Brothers

A founding member of the chart-topping contemporary jazz group Fourplay, Nathan East is an American jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock bass player and vocalist. He's played bass on an array of Grammy Award-winning and million-selling records.

If you go:

7:30 pm, April 13-14. Blue Note, 23 Qianmen Dong Dajie. 400-188-6980.

Tickets: 220-420 yuan

Images of Russian bell towers

A picture exhibition of Russian bell towers is underway at the Ancient Bell Museum of the Great Bell Temple in Beijing.

A total of 39 images, together with short videos, are presented in the exhibition, showing typical Russian bell towers of different regions and eras, reflecting the historical development of ancient bell culture in Russia, something deeply embedded in the lives of Russians.

If you go:

9:00 am-4:30 pm, through May 20. No 31 West Section of the North Third Ring Road A, Haidian district, Beijing. 010-8213-2630.

Artist's exhibition offers new take on Western masterpieces

Oil painter Xie Nanxing's solo show at Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art is, in his words, a kind of "personal travel diary" of visits to art museums in Europe.

The exhibition consists of a new cycle of seven major oil paintings through which the Chongqing-born artist explores his own relationship to European art history and iconography.

If you go:

10 am - 7 pm, through May 27 (closed on Mondays). Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Zone, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang district.

Tickets: 30 yuan

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