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October 2

Enjoy Beijing: Open-air Marketplace
Dates: Oct 1 - 9, 2005
Venue: North Plaza Outdoors
Tickets: FREE!
Shop old Beijing-style with this re-creation of a Chinese open-air market fair featuring handicrafts made on-site and for sale, including Chinese knots, cloth arts, kites, pinwheels, calligraphy, and painting.

Beijing Prepares for the 2008 Olympics
Dates: Oct 1 - 9, 2005
Venue: Nations Gallery
Tickets: FREE!
This multimedia display includes photographs and models of the new Olympic Stadium, plus mascots, badges, brochures, and the official Chinese seal for the Beijing Olympiad.

Transferred Landscape: Contemporary Sculpture from China
Dates: Oct 1 - 30, 2005
Venue: Throughout the Kennedy Center
Tickets: FREE!
Elements of Chinese culture are transformed into modern sculptural expressions by various Chinese artists, juxtaposing the natural with the manual, the traditional with the avant-garde.

Qin's Terra Cotta Warrior Exhibition
Dates: Oct 1 - 30, 2005
Venue: North Gallery, Roof Terrace Level
Tickets: FREE.
The Kennedy Center displays selections from the terra cotta statuary at Emperor Qin's tomb, featuring two life-sized terra cotta warriors and a horse.

Charming Beijing: Photographs of the Chinese Capital
Dates: Oct 1 - 10, 2005
Venue: Hall of States
Tickets: FREE!
This large collection of photographs elegantly portrays Beijing's extraordinary past and modern transformation in the new millennium.

Tim Yip's China Red
Dates: Oct 1 - 30, 2005
Venue: Various Kennedy Center Locations
Academy Award(r) winner Tim Yip adds décor and design to the Kennedy Center during the Festival of China, inspired by the auspicious nature of red in Chinese culture.

China National Acrobatic Troupe
Dates: Oct 2, 2005
Venue: Eisenhower Theater
Tickets: FREE!
As the first acrobatic circus established after the founding of the People's Republic of China, the company blends acrobatics, aerial acts, farce, martial arts, vocal imitations, contortionism, magic, plate spinning, umbrella juggling, hand balancing, hoop diving, and more into a daring and delightful program.
PLEASE NOTE: All free tickets for this event have already been distributed. Anyone without a ticket on the day of the performance may come to the theater for seating not claimed 15 minutes prior to the performance.

Kites on the Potomac
Dates: Oct 2, 2005 at 2:00 PM
Venue: South Plaza Outdoors
Tickets: FREE!
Children and adults alike are invited to the Kennedy Center for outdoor kite making and flying activities along the Potomac River. Many colorful and imaginative kites will also be on display.

Inner Mongolian Chorus
Dates: Oct 2, 2005
Tickets: FREE.
From China's Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, this internationally acclaimed chorus preserves the musical legacy of its heritage by combining traditional Mongolian music and a cappella singing techniques.

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, with Lang Lang, Piano
Dates: Oct 2, 2005 at 8:00 PM
Venue: Concert Hall
Tickets: US$10.00 - 45.00
International piano sensation Lang Lang joins the GSO for the Yellow River Concerto; the program also includes the Washington premiere of Chen Qigang's Iris dévoilée plus Ye Xiaogang's Suite on Cantonese Music.

(China.org.cn September 22, 2005)

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