Female artist Wu Yang embraces a style similar to Super-Realism in her oil paintings. She creates illusive images, such as the extensive land, distant mountains and boundless seashore, and among them as the center of her works are rocks. The cold, hard rocks, either piling up on the beach or floating in mid-air, are wrapped by delicate, soft clothing in a variety of colors and patterns. Her current solo exhibition displays these rock-themed paintings, sculptures and videos, in which she blended her life in Canada and past experiences as a cotton print designer and later, fashion designer.
10 am-6 pm, until Sept 22. 1/F, Building 3 of Today Art Museum, 32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5876-0600 Ext 100. Ticket: 20 yuan.
Encore for a peacock
Peacock, the much-loved and anticipated dance drama choreographed, directed and led by the "peacock princess" Yang Liping, will stage another round in Beijing. The drama was designed as the farewell performance of the 55-year-old. The dance drama will follow four seasons of a bird's life and explore the symbolic themes of growing up, love and humanity.
7:30 pm, Sept 21-25. Poly Theater, Poly Plaza, 14 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng district, Beijing. 010-6500-1188.
The Killers coming for debut
Multi-platinum-selling rock band The Killers will perform for the first time in China as part of the 2012-2013 world tour. The Grammy-nominated band from Las Vegas launched in 2002 and shone in the indie scene in 2003 with their smash hit Mr. Brightside. Consisting of vocalist and keyboardist Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers have sold more than 15 million copies of their three albums. The concert is named after the fourth album, Battle Born, which was released in 2012.
8 pm, Oct 1. MasterCard Center (the former Wukesong Arena), 69 Fuxing Road, Haidian district, Beijing. 8 pm. Oct 3. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Expo Avenue, Shanghai. 400-610-3721.
Beauty in artist's eye
The Meilidao International Art Institution is presenting a group exhibition of 10 young Chinese oil painters. The 10 artists are Peng Si, Mo Han, Zeng Chuanxing, Zhou Song, Liu Xiangdong, Xue Guangchen, Zhao Xinyu, Zhong Qinghua, Li Liang and Xiao Fangkai. Although their styles and painting techniques are very different, their art goals all draw on the pursuit of pure beauty. Curator Peng Feng says beauty has gradually been returning to contemporary art since the beginning of the 21st century.
10 am to 6 pm, until Sept 24. Meilidao International Art Institution, 22 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5826-3255.