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Hutong bars : The School Bar Reborn

Hutong bars : The School Bar Reborn | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

They've got a new look and a new mission: to bring live music to Wudaoying Hutong. This saturday, they open their doors with Chui Wan, Lure and Mr. Chenolian, along with an after-party DJ set by DJ Zhi.

 

 

When ?

Sat, Dec 8th

 

Where ?

School Bar

 

How much

30rmb

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A selection of my favorite venues and cultural events in Beijing. Curated from Thebeijinger, BJstuff, TimeOut Beijing, City weekend & others
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Electronic music : Beijing meets Berlin @Dada

Electronic music : Beijing meets Berlin @Dada | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Line Up: Objekt, Puzzle, Sickstar, Drunk Monk + guests

 

Dada is teaming up with one of Berlin’s most forward thinking and highly praised club nights – Leisure System [Berghain], with special guests Objekt and Puzzle!

 

Objekt http://soundcloud.com/keinobjekt

 

Expect some deep dark techno, abstract dubstep, and maybe a touch of punk rock!

 

Puzzle http://soundcloud.com/pzlwsl

 

Puzzle represents the more cutting edge sound of the bunch, bringing booming bass kicks & rattling hi-hats to dance hungry feet!

 

When ?

Friday, 14th

9pm-late

 

Where ?

Dada

 

How much ?

60rmb

 

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Putong Hua: A Night of Storytelling

Putong Hua: A Night of Storytelling | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

City Weekend teams up with the Bookworm to bring you a night of oral storytelling, performance poetry and stand up comedy you won't soon forget! This month's theme is "The End." Poets and performers, prepare your best works and get in touch with Laura (lucheech@gmail.com) or Kadi (kadi@beijingbookworm.com) to sign up for a performance slot.

 

When ?

Fri, 14th

8pm

 

Where ?

Bookwarm (Sanlitun)

 

How much ?

¥20 (members), ¥30 (non-members).

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Beijing Gigs : Kamila Nasr & Pierre Brahin @VA

Beijing Gigs : Kamila Nasr & Pierre Brahin @VA | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

This one sounds really good ! 

Kamila Nasr and Pierre Brahin are a Beijing based duo who perform a wide range of genres, exploring and mixing some Brazilian favorites, standard bossa, choro and samba, flamenco guitar, fado and finally Iranian and Afghan popular folk songs.

 

When ?

Fri, Dec 7th

10pm

 

Where ?

VA live Bar

 

How much

Free

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Seventeen Years, a chinese independent Movie @Broadway Cinema

Seventeen Years, a chinese independent Movie @Broadway Cinema | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

SEVENTEEN YEARS is a moving study of jealousy, violence and the immutability of family ties. Two teenage stepsisters living in the same house couldn't be more different. One is academic, pretty and quite cosmopolitan. The other is tough minded and proud of her working class roots. As their parents play favorites, an unhealthy competition between them emerges hat climaxes in a moment of shocking rage as one of the sisters accidentally kills the other over a bit of lost grocery money...

 

When ?

Dec 9th

4pm-6pm

 

Where ?

Broadway Cinematheque

 

How much ?

40rmb

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Beijing Gigs : Progressive Jazz by Music Soulz @Giggle

Beijing Gigs : Progressive Jazz by Music Soulz @Giggle | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it
This Friday, Dec. 7th, come out at Giggle to check out some great funk, rock, flamenco, latin jazz, and world music from Music Soulz!
Music Soulz is a truly international band, with members from Barbados, Cape Verde, Italy, and USA.

 

When ?

 

Friday, dec 7th

9:30pm

 

Where ? 

Giggle 

 

How much ?

Free

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Beijing Gigs : Tentacles of Miracles + Noise&Noise

Beijing Gigs : Tentacles of Miracles + Noise&Noise | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it
We just love the name. Electronic duo Tentacles of Miracles eschew laptops and pull out all the stops with their analog controls to create a soundscape of sythesizers that's not to be missed.

 

Emerging from the impossibly wet depths of 19th-century science fiction and 18th-century Japanese pornography, Tentacles of Miracles are an electronic duo that have jettisoned their laptops to sail the more unpredictable waters of analog synthesis. Wires stretch in every possible direction, pulling MPCs, synths, drum machines, and spellbound sirens ever deeper into the salivating maw of this savage synthfønk serpent. Tentacles of Miracles always gets the party kraken.

 

When ? 

Friday, Dec 7th

10 pm

 

Where ?

XP

 

How much ?

40rmb

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Movie : Lao Wai by Fabien Gaillard @Moma Broadway Cinematheque,

Movie : Lao Wai by Fabien Gaillard @Moma Broadway Cinematheque, | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Screening and Q&A with director this tuesday ! Critics say the movie manages to avoid all the East-West romance cliches that crop up in other films. Curious to see if it is true. 

 

Here is the synopsis : 

 

"A native of France, Paul (Gauthier Roubichou) lives and works in Shanghai as an IT engineer, spending his days fixing the problems of China’s rapidly expanding population of internet users and his nights performing at one of Shanghai’s many music clubs. Yet despite his love for China and his fluency in Chinese, in the eyes of the Chinese he is a “lao wai”, a foreigner. A chance meeting with Mei (Han Dan Tong) changes his life, and tests the limits of love in the face of overwhelming cultural differences. Set against the backdrop of modern China, "Lao Wai" peels back the abstractions surrounding China’s rise and its people, offering viewers a truer picture of 21st century China. Exploring themes of betrayal and forgiveness, "Lao Wai" is a love-story in a time of globalization."

 

When ? 

Tue, Dec 4th (With the director)

7:30 pm

 

Or Sat, Dec 8th 

4: pm 

 

Where ? 

Moma Broadway Cinematheque 

T4, China MOMA North Section, NO.1 Xiangheyuan North Street, Dongzhimen

 

Subway: Dongzhimen Station, use B Exit if you take Subway Line 2; use North-East Exit if you take Subway Line 13

 

How much ?

50 rmb / 40 rmb students / 30 rmb members

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2 kolegas' Reggae Party this week end

2 kolegas' Reggae Party this week end | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Head to 2 Kolegas this saturday for one of their patented reggae parties hosted by Meiwenti Sounds. One Drop will perform live alongside plenty of reggae, dub and roots DJs.

 

When 

Sat, Dec 1st

10pm-11:30 pm

 

Where ? 

2 Kolegas

 

How much ?

RMB50, free before 9pm.

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German Electronic music comes to Beijing : Brand Brauer Frick !

German Electronic music comes to Beijing : Brand Brauer Frick ! | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

“This is mindblowing stuff” says DJ Magazine, “For an unparallelled techno experience this is the one to watch” comments Mixmag. Brandt Brauer Frick are the new “Wunderkinder” of the german electronic music scene. Rarely, there has been a german band since Kraftwerk that garnered so much international recognition so fast. Merging live played techno and the virtuosity of classical trained musicians, they played every major festival from Coachella to Glastonbury and Sonar to Mutek, wowing critics while making people dance.

 

When

Thursday 29 nov- Start 9pm

 

Where ?

Yugong Yishan

 

How much ?

150 rmb / 100 (presale/ students)

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Exhibition : Civilization and Heritage @CMODA

Exhibition : Civilization and Heritage @CMODA | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

"Civilization and Heritage", a photographic exhibition of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will open at the China Millennium Monument World Art Museum on Tuesday Nov 27.


The exhibition is being put on by "Chinese Photographer" magazine in cooperation with "Our Place - The World's Heritage", the official World Heritage photographic databank based in New Zealand. On display will be 150 photos from China and 150 photos from around the world. 

 

When ?

Nov 27- Dec 2nd

 

Where ? 

China Museum of Digital Arts

B1/F, Zone A, 9A, China Millennium Monument, Fu Xing Road,

 

How much ? 

10 -15 rmb  

 

 

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EU Film Festival

EU Film Festival | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Latest independent European movies for free in Beijing @the French, spanish, Italian institutes as well as the Polish Embassy. The projection rooms may be crowded very quickly, check this post for some tips : 

 

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=1232&post=13696579

 

Download the program here : 

 

http://www.europeanchamber.com.cn/upload/media/media/32/EUFF_Beijing_Screening_Plan_4_11%5B1046%5D.pdf

 

European Union Film Festival

12-30 Nov

@Several locations

Free

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1Against100 : Experimental music @Zajia this Friday

1Against100 : Experimental music @Zajia this Friday | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Employing psychedelic and electronic elements, they use beautiful melodies and lyrics to express their own unique sense of time and existence. Inserting experimental elements in part of their music, they are attempting to find the common balance between music and noise.

 

http://site.douban.com/wodejiuyue/

 

When ?

Nov 30th

9pm-11pm

 

Where

Zajia Lab

 

 

How much ?

Free

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Music : Blaque's Showcase @VA Bar

Music : Blaque's Showcase @VA Bar | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it
Every Tuesday, get a taste of Blaque's Showcase, where local talent performs in the cozy environment at VA Bar on Wudaoying. Catch tonight's offerings for free, with chill beats accompanying live acoustic performances and film clips.

 

When ? 

Every tuesday

9pm

 

Where ?

Va Bar

Wudaoying Hutong

 

How much ? 

Free

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Live music : Zac Sax Trio @Modernista

Live music : Zac Sax Trio @Modernista | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

ZAC COURTNEY JAZZ TRIO - Australian drummer Zac Courtney is back to Beijing to perform his great jazz set together with saxophonist Wang Liming and Yuan Ye on bass. A young, talented trio to create the most authentic jazz atmosphere!

 

When ?

Dec, 13th

 

Where ?

Modernista

 

How much ?

Free

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Music Performance : Regulated Anarchy, improvisation project @ZAJIA

Music Performance : Regulated Anarchy, improvisation project @ZAJIA | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

In this project german and chinese musician and media-artist are meeting to exchange their artistical work in an improvised performance-situation. The first meeting of the group had been during "frischzelle" festival for intermedial performance in cologne/germany in october 2012 and the second part takes places in Beijing, Shanghai and Hang Zhou.

 

When ?

Dec 6th, 9pm

 

Where ? 

Zajia

 

How much ?

60RMB

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From Chicago to Beijing, House music for connoisseurs

From Chicago to Beijing, House music for connoisseurs | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

"This month Migas invites Chicago's own Joey Figueroa for a night of Chicago Style House. Joey Figueroa began his DJ career at an early age inspired by the Godfathers of House music with the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Ralphi Rosario, and the vibrant sounds of WMBX, WGCI, and WNUR (Gotta be a Househead to understand)...

 

Joey is a rare breed being able to seamlessly deliver the sounds of House, Hip-Hop, RnB, Bossa Nova, and other genres of music in one evening! But, tonight is all HOUSE baby. So, come on over to Migas and Jack Your Body to Chicago House beats of Joey Figueroa!"

 

When ? 

Friday, Dec 7th

10pm- 4pm

 

Where ?

Migas

 

How much ?

30rmb

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Hutong bars : The School Bar Reborn

Hutong bars : The School Bar Reborn | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

They've got a new look and a new mission: to bring live music to Wudaoying Hutong. This saturday, they open their doors with Chui Wan, Lure and Mr. Chenolian, along with an after-party DJ set by DJ Zhi.

 

 

When ?

Sat, Dec 8th

 

Where ?

School Bar

 

How much

30rmb

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C!Talk: My City and Me @Moma

C!Talk: My City and Me @Moma | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Showcasing creative presentations by different artists, this talk is an excellent chance to learn more about Beijing's growing creative scene. In this edition, see street art by Franck Privat, aka Akryl, a b-boy performance, music by Jean-Sebastien Hery, and a face-off between foreign xiansheng artists Nick Angiers and Chinese rapper Sun Xu.

 

When ? 

Dec, 8th

4pm- 5:30pm

 

Where ?

Sky Bridge at Dangdai Moma

 

How much ?

¥30.

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Music : Hip Hop Youth Night @MAO Live House

Music : Hip Hop Youth Night @MAO Live House | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it
This edition of MAO Live House's Youth Night series brings together some fresh faces as well as veterans of the Beijing hip-hop and rap scene. Join Aka.xy from 1043 Rap Team and more as they break it down on stage for a captive audience.

 

When ? 

Wed, Dec 5th

8pm-11:30 pm

 

Where ? 

MAO Live House (on Gulou Dongdajie)

 

How much ? 

RMB70 door

RMB50 advance

RMB120 couples

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Documentary Screening : Inside Beijing @Zajia

Documentary Screening : Inside Beijing @Zajia | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Directors: Gabriele Battaglia&Claudia Pozzoli (Will be present at the screening for a Q&A session) 

 

"Inside Beijing is a multimedia project covering the political and cultural capital of China. A diary describing Beijing through words,images, sounds and noises. It focuses mainly on two aspects connected to each other: the urban development of the metropolis and the evolution of the Chinese culture. Inside Beijing is also meant to be a tribute to Beijing, a city which can be either fascinating or unbearable, but it never leaves you indifferent. The point of observation is a bicycle, a traditional vehicle which nowadays has to trail along and zigzag among the heavy traffic. (Chinese and English subtitles)"

 

 

When ?

Wed, Dec 5th

9pm- 10:30 pm

 

Where ? 

Zajia Lab

 

How much ?

10 rmb

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Monday is Jazz Jam Session

Monday is Jazz Jam Session | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Every monday of December, you have two options to enjoy Jazz jam sessions : 

The first one is @Zajia lab. First part with Philippe Mège and friends, second part open to all musicians. The second one is @VA live bar in Wudaoying Hutong. Performance by Orville, Pierre and Marco, before they open the floor to an open mic jazz night. 

 

When & Where ?

Until 17th of December @Zajia (8-10pm)

Until 1st January @VA (9- 2 am)

 

How much ?

Free

 

 

 

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Xiao Qing Xin Music Festival @Mako Live house

Xiao Qing Xin Music Festival @Mako Live house | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

In part a celebration of music, in part a celebration of love, the Xiao Qing Xin Music Festival makes its way to Beijing.  After a successful experiment last year in Hangzhou, this year they're bringing six fresh new bands to the stage, as well as inviting one of Shanghai's best, Top Floor Circus. 

 

When ? 

Sat Dec 1st

8pm

 

Where ? 

Mako Live house

Hongdian Art Factory, 36 Guangqu Lu,

South of the Shuangjing Carrefour
广渠路36号, 红点艺术工厂

双井家乐福往南

 

How much ? 

120 rmb (door)

100rmb (presale)

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Live Mongol Music @Temple, Thursday 29

Live Mongol Music @Temple, Thursday 29 | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Gang Zi is a traditional and pure Mongol musician. By mixing traditional deep Mongolian voice and folk music, he is using his own way to express his own feelings.

 

http://site.douban.com/gangzi/

 

When ?

Nov 29th- 10pm

 

Where ? 

Temple

 

How much ? 

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5+5, a documentary about Songzhuang artists village

5+5, a documentary about Songzhuang artists village | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Forty kilometers from the city of Beijing, Songzhuang, once an unknown village, has become a world-famous art community in a short span of time due to an influx of over 5,000 Chinese and foreign artists. Thanks to their settlement the village has witnessed the complete loss of its original character. With a wisdom typical of Chinese peasants, Songzhuang’s natives immediately sensed an enormous business opportunity. When these artists started coming, Laojin bought a cheap second-hand car and set to do his business. Different from other black (illegal) cabs, his is fully covered, both inside and out by graffiti, artists’ signatures, epigrams and small drawings alike. It has become a sight of the village and Laojin’s great pride.

 

(...)

 

Through the eye of Laojin, the documentary “Five+Five” captures the everyday life of this black cabbie, as well as the life of the artists he befriends with. It also reflects, in Songzhuang, a small village as big as the 21st century’s China, an absurd, distorted and laughable reality from his point of view and by confronting the different approaches, his and the artists’, toward art and life.

 

When ? 

Thu, Nov 29th

9pm

 

Where ? 

Zajia

 

How much ? 

Probably free

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Documentary Screening : Old Men, by Yang Tianyi

Documentary Screening : Old Men, by Yang Tianyi | Beijing cultural life | Scoop.it

Yang Tianyi’s “The Old Men” documents a group of old men and women, in Beijing suburb, who gradually approach the end of their life in day-after-day casual gatherings. It's one of the earliest documentary shot in China with Digital Video (DV) by a non-professional and independent director.

 

Festivals & Prizes
2000 Leipzig DOK Festival(PLANET Audience Award) Yang Tianyi
2000 Leipzig DOK Festival(Golden Dove) Long Footage Yang Tianyi
2000 Leipzig DOK Festival(Don Quixote Award - Honorable Mention) Yang Tianyi

 

When ? 

Tuesday, Nov 27

9pm

 

Where ? 

Zajia

 

How much 

10 rmb

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