City guide(April 29-June 28)
Updated: 2013-04-28 15:59
May's Midi festival
Dubbed "China's Woodstock", Midi Festival 2013 in Beijing presents a musical carnival for fans. It's the 13th year of the outdoor music feast. This year, about 100 rock bands from home and abroad will perform on five stages. It will be held at a suburban park known for its mountains and grasslands. With picturesque scenery and passionate music, it's a good opportunity to enjoy rock with friends and family.
2-10:30 pm, April 29 - May 1. China Music Valley Grassland Park, 688 Dawangwu village, Donggaocun county, Pinggu district. 400-610-3721
Fans of painting
Ancient Chinese calligraphers and painters were fond of painting on the folds of fans. Their excellence has left a wealth of magnificent works. A fan painting show features 90 Ming and Qing (1368-1911) dynasty calligraphy and painting works on folding fans. They have been selected from the collection of the National Museum of China. The theme of these fan paintings fall into four categories: natural landscape, flowers and birds, figure and calligraphy.
10 am-2:30 pm, until May 29. National Museum of China, 16 East Chang'an Avenue. 010-6511-6400