European arthouse hits, which usually reach mainland fans online or through DVDs, are now available to Chinese enthusiasts on the big screen, thanks to an ongoing high-profile event.
An exhibition featuring German artist Reiner Kallhardt's work will kick off at the Visual Art Center of the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Saturday.
When The Heaven & Earth Totem/China Beat concert opens on Oct 19 in Beijing's popular bar area of Sanlitun, the audience will experience something which is more like a shamanic ritual.
Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works by some of the most creative minds in contemporary Chinese music at the Forbidden City Concert Hall on Wednesday as part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival.
Date: Oct 10-31 - 7:15 pm Venue: The National Theater Price: 100-1,680 yuan
Date: Daily through Oct 13 - 10 am-5 pm Venue: Elion Art Gallery, 23 Dongdajie, Beijing Exhibition Artists: Fang Lijun, Xu Bing, Zhang Xiaogang
Date: Oct 13 - 7:30 pm Venue: Art Center of National Library of China Price: 100-380 yuan
Date: Oct 10 - 7:30 pm Venue: Beijing Workers Gymnasium Price: 280-680 yuan
Date: Oct 15-25 - 7:30 pm Venue: Beijing Exhibition Center Theater Price: 180-1,080 yuan
Date: Oct 10 - 7:30 pm Venue: Nine Theater Price: 60-380 yuan
Date: Oct 10-Nov 5 - 10:30 am Venue: Beijing Riviera, No 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Road Price: Phone for prices
Date: Oct 10-Nov 13 - 8 am Venue: Ritan Park Price: Free
Date: Oct 21 - 9:30 pm Venue: Modernista European Style Cafe Price: Phone for prices
Date: Oct 18 - 9 pm Venue: Yugong Yishan Price: 70-100 yuan Contact: 010-64042711
Date: Oct 14 - 10 pm Venue: Salud Beijing Price: Phone for prices E-mail: 010-6402-5086