Aug 04, 2017 04:14 PM

What’s Hot in Beijing in August

Live in Beijing or planning a visit? Here are a few August events in the city’s eclectic culture scene that you won’t want to miss:

Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman Tour”

The world tour of U.S. pop star Ariana Grande arrives to China in August. The four-time Grammy Award nominee’s “Dangerous Woman Tour” has already been to Europe and Latin America. On Aug. 26 she will be performing at Beijing’s LeSports Center before going to Shanghai on Aug. 28 and Guangzhou on Aug. 30.

Aug. 26, LeSports Center, Beijing


American singer and actress Ariana Grande will perform in Beijing. Photo:

Exhibition: “Heart of the Tin Man”

The M Woods Gallery has brought out its collection of works from an array of 12 different artists delving into modern issues. Dedicated to the digital age, “Heart of the Tin Man” sinks into the interpretations and thoughts surrounding how the internet and technology affects us today. The exhibition displays digital mechanics, virtual reality and interactive works encouraging the audience to use all their senses. Spectators must remember that even though we live in an age of hyperintensive technological progress, we are still humans with feelings and emotions — much like the Tin Man of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Through Oct. 08, M Woods Gallery, D-06, 798 Art Zone, Beijing



Modern Art: Earth Roots by Yang Jiechang

Yang Jiechang’s seminal “One Hundred Layers of Ink Series 1985-1999” is on display at Ink Studio through Aug. 12. The veteran Chinese artist from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts blends both Chinese traditional ink art with contemporary ideas. Empty-handed in 1989 at Paris’ Pompidou Center, the Chinese painter made waves among avant-garde art connoisseurs by working on pieces in the gallery. Ink Studio is displaying both his world-renowned collection as well as previously unseen sketches.

Through Aug. 12, Ink Studio, No. 1-B1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang district, Beijing

Theater: “Hamlet” (screening)

Britain’s National Theatre has been broadcasting video versions of their best theater in over 45 countries in the past six years. Now Chinese theatergoers will be treated to a screening of “Hamlet,” shot during a performance at the Barbican Centre back in 2015. The play features Benedict Cumberbatch from BBC’s “Sherlock” fame as the morose, eponymous Danish prince who is seeking to avenge his father’s death.

Aug. 7, Poly Theatre, No. 14 Dongzhimen Nan Dajie, Beijing.


Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in "Hamlet," staged at the Barbican Centre in London in 2015. Photo

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