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October 6

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.

The New China Chic
Dates: Oct 4 - 16, 2005
Venue: Terrace Gallery
Tickets: FREE.
Fashion works by Vivienne Tam, Han Feng, Jeffrey Chow, Derek Lam, and other Chinese and Chinese-emigré designers are complemented by jewelry b Cartier and more.

National Ballet of China
Dates: Oct 4 - 8, 2005
Venue: Eisenhower Theater
Tickets: US$21.00 - 50.00
Oct. 4 & 5, the company performs a thrilling program of mixed repertory. Oct. 7 & 8, the company presents Raise the Red Lantern, based on the smash hit film and directed by Zhang Yimou.

Red Poppy
Dates: Oct 6, 2005
Tickets: FREE.
Take a musical tour of China's cultural heritage with one of the country's premiere traditional ensembles. Its extensive repertoire and virtuoso musicians demonstrate the range of distinctive styles that developed in each region for erhu (fiddle), pipa (lute), and other instruments.

(China.org.cn September 22, 2005)

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