Cultural events of the week: Sept. 13-19

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Editor's note: This week's events include an ethnic opera based on a famous Chinese novel and a classic stage play written by an English dramatist, as well as an exhibition showcasing drawings from the Italian Renaissance. Here are three events you won't want to miss.

1, Ethnic opera: 'Xiao Erhei's Marriage'

A performance of "Xiao Erhei's Marriage" at Beijing Poly Theater on Sept. 23, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

Ethnic opera "Xiao Erhei's Marriage" was adapted from the novel of the same name by established Chinese writer Zhao Shuli. Created in 1952, the opera is best known for its humor and use of dialect.

Dates: Sept. 16-17

Venue: Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing

2, Exhibition: 'Italian Renaissance Drawings: A Dialogue with China'

A photo of M Woods Museum, located in Beijing's cultural hub 798 Art Zone, Oct. 30, 2020. [Photo/VCG]

The M Woods Museum and the British Museum join hands to present "Italian Renaissance Drawings: A Dialogue with China," the first collaborative exhibition between the two museums. The M Woods Museum is a contemporary art museum based in Beijing. 

The key focus of the exhibition is to showcase Italian Renaissance drawings through works by many of the great Renaissance artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and Raphael, taken from the British Museum's historic collection.

Dates: Sept. 3, 2021 - Feb. 20, 2022

Venue: M Woods Museum, Beijing

3, Stage play: 'An Inspector Calls'

"An Inspector Calls" is a play written by J. B. Priestley, and is considered to be one of the English dramatist's best-known works for the stage.

Dates: Sept. 17-19

Venue: Great Theater of China, Shanghai

Cultural events of the week: Sept. 6-12

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