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China Daily | Updated: 2018-11-03 09:50

It's The Ship: Festival at Sea

Date: Nov 4 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Marina Bay, Singapore

It's The Ship is Asia's largest festival at sea. This four-day, three-night cruise music festival is set to depart from Marina Bay Cruise Centre, Singapore on Nov 4, crossing international waters to the magical island of Phuket, before returning to Singapore on Nov 7. So lock in those dates. It's The Ship 2018 will take place onboard the prestigious floating resort at sea - Genting Dream. Shipmates will delight in a new "integrated resort" experience at sea with luxurious comforts (trust, this is some A class fancy pants stuff), thrilling shows, and numerous dining options. This monster of a cruise line is one of the world's largest, imagine 18 whole decks filled with swimming pools for days, a waterslide park and zip line that overlook the sea, a bowling alley, 3D movie theater, a mini-golf course, as well as over 35 restaurant and bar concepts.

The Color Run Guangzhou

Date: Nov 24 - 9:30 am

Venue: Er Sha Island Sports Park

The Color Run, the world's first Color Run 5k event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the "Happiest 5k on the Planet". We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of Color Dash running events that continues to grow exponentially. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than exceeded our growth expectations, now hosting events in over 200 cities and 40 countries every year.

'Urban Ecologies' - a Projects' Conversation Between Vicente Guallart and Yu Kongjian

Date: Nov 3 - Dec 22 - 10 am

Venue: Instituto Cervantes, Beijing

The exhibition brings together two masters in urban design from Spain and China to exchange the ideology and practices of urban ecologies in China and worldwide. Vicente Guallart and Yu Kongjian will maintain a dialogue about their concept of design, the urban planning and their integration in a growth model that minimizes the environmental impact. The modernity of the early twentieth century was an explosion of ideas that provided new horizons to architecture and its use of materials and sculptural forms. Although some trends developed without practically any contact with the nature, many architects began to worry about how the new architecture could create a symbiosis with nature. Thus was born sustainable architecture. Vicente Guallart and Yu Kongjian are part of this contemporary and essential way to conceive the design. Both founded their own advanced education program to use education as research and innovation engine to the projects to bring positive impacts to the city making. Vicente Guallart is founder and principal of Guallart Architects, founder of IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) and former chief architect of Barcelona. Yu Kongjian is founder and principal of Turenscape, Dean of School of Landscape Architecture, Peking University.

Alice's Adventures Underground

Date: Nov 3-4 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Daning Little Manor, Shanghai

Fall deep into the Vaults, hidden beneath Waterloo station and lose yourself in a land far removed from our own. But this isn't Alice's adventure, it's yours. Tumble down the rabbit hole and experience Wonderland like never before. Make a series of choices; Eat or drink? Grow or shrink? Take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither or join the underground movement to rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts. With four separate routes to take, each Wonderland adventure is completely unique.

Dakini: Zhu Zhengming

Date: Nov 3-25 - 10 am

Venue: Hive Center for Contemporary Art

The Hive Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Dakini, a solo exhibition by Zhu Zhengming. The artist explores the concept of emptiness, borrowing techniques from the Qin, Han, Tang and Sui Dynasties to transcend the borders of time and present man as something both ancient and modern.

'Napoleon' Special Exhibition

Date: Nov 3-Feb 28 - 10 am

Venue: Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Biggest Napoleon Collection is showing up in Shanghai. Shanghai Himalayas Museum, joint with Chalencon Collection, is bringing "Napoleon" to the public on Oct 27. This special exhibition is co-curated by Shen Qibin, Board Chairman of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, and Dr Bernard Chevallier, the global Napoleon expert who once served as the curator of Chateau de Fontainebleau. It tells a story that explores an over-50-year period of Napoleon's legendary life, in which he, beginning as a teenage from Corsica, was first crowned Emperor in France and finally exiled to Saint Helena, and had love affairs with his two wives Josephine de Beauharnais and Maria Luise von Osterreich. The story is narrated along with strongly contrasting contemporary artworks, and gives a comprehensive and realistic presentation of Napoleon's rich, exciting life experience. The exhibition includes as many as 185 important antiques such as paintings and sculptures created for Napoleon, his manuscripts and writings, clothes, precious ornaments, furniture, and daily or military necessities. This is the largest Napoleon collection in scale ever exhibited in Shanghai. Napoleon Bonaparte was an elite that emerged from the 18th century French Revolution, which saw a historical tide that called for freedom, equality and democracy and revolted against feudalism. With his extraordinary military talent, enchanting personality and outstanding leadership, he started as a member of a declining aristocratic family on the island of Corsica and then leapt to become Emperor of the First French Empire, and fought back the Anti-France Alliances formed by Britain, Russia, Prussia and others for several times.

2018 UFC Fight Night Beijing

Date: Nov 24 - 4 pm

Venue: Cadillac Center, Beijing

UFC is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, UFC boasts more than 284 million fans worldwide and has produced over 440 events in 22 countries since its inception in 1993. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories to 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 40 different languages.

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