All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: There’s a free lion dance show being put on at Times Square while Vienna Cafe is starting up their China indie film showings. There’s an Oscar-awarded musical concert and also your last chance to see Wilson Yap’s New York photo exhibition. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Can’t wait until the 27th for the Oscars to be handed out? Then try sating your appetite for Oscar buzz with an Academy-awarded music concert. The Shanghai Opera and Dance Theater Orchestra is performing movie classics music like Gone with the Wind, E.T., Avatar and all those other memorable soundtracks.
180 – 880 RMB. 7:15pm. Shanghai Grand Theater. 300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路)
Shanghai Times Square would like to wish everybody a happy Chinese New Year — that means it’s putting on a traditional lion dance! The dance will be performed by the Ha Kwok Cheung Dragon and Lion Dance team, a group that has 85 years of experience behind them, so the show should be a good one.
11am. Shanghai Times Square. 99 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Pu’an Lu (淮海中路99号 大上海时代广场B1楼， 近普安路)
Tuesday will be your last chance to see, Wilson Yap: The Face of New York. His solo showing is a black and white photographic exhibition capturing the essence of New Yorkers and the city.
Montaigne Gallery. 167 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (安福路, 近乌鲁木齐中路)
Shanghai Philharmonic Chorus and Lady’s Choir are performing a range of English and Chinese classics such as The Marriage of Figaro Overture and Cai Cha.
50-500 RMB. 7:15pm. Shanghai Concert Hall. 523 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Jin Ling Lu (延安东路523号, 近金陵路)
Spirit House and Vienna Cafe are joining forces to screen weekly China indie documentary film screenings every Thursday for a month. Their first opening film is an 84 minute documentary, Snippets 碎片, by Yan Junjie. Synopsis: A meditation of life and documentary film through fragments of the director’s own four years spent at a Chinese university, depicting the state of the “post 80s” generation. No charge, but you can give a donation if you’re so inclined.
7:30pm. Vienna Cafe. 25 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu (绍兴路25号， 近瑞金二路)