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October 3

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 d├ęcor and design to the Kennedy Center during the Festival of China, inspired by the auspicious nature of red in Chinese culture.

Musical Prodigies from Shenzhen: 100 Pianos
Dates: Oct 3, 2005
Venue: OUTDOORS ON THE SOUTH PLAZA STAGE
Tickets: FREE.
Each under 18 years old and well on their way to international celebrity status, He Qizhen, Zuo Zhang, Pan Linzi, and Zhang Haochen are prize-winning pianists who have all studied under famed Professor Dan Zhaoyi from China's Shenzhen Arts School. NSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts this record-breaking gathering of 100 pianists, in which prodigies perform with 96 other young pianists from America's top conservatories on pianos provided by Jordan Kitts. Sponsored by Jordan Kitts Music.

(China.org.cn September 22, 2005)

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