City guide (July 24-Aug 31)

Updated: 2013-07-29 10:29

(China Daily)

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Best of show

Beijing Concert Hall is throwing together the best of the city's crosstalk shows, magic performances, traditional operas and music. It will present performances of sanxian - a plucked three-string instrument - and xihedagu, a drumming sing-along tongue-twister native to Hebei.

7:30 pm, Aug 3. Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhua Street, Xicheng district. 010-6605-7006.

Commemoration concert

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, the National Center for Performing Arts is staging a concert that depicts the composer's funeral and death in a Venice suite. The Shanghai Opera House's Zhang Guoyang will conduct the orchestra.

7:30 pm, Aug 3. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district. 010-6655-0000.

Past glory

Beijing Art Museum is showing more than 80 Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) cultural relics from Shaanxi and Jiangsu provinces and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. They include dresses, hairpieces, cosmetics, jewelry, decorations and figurines that reconstruct women's lives during that period.

9 am-4 pm, until July 31. Beijing Art Museum, inside Wanshou Temple, North of West Third Ring Road, Haidian district. 010-6847-9391.

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