American song and dance show Elements gathers a group of outstanding performers from around the world. The show is led by Hollywood director Daniel Flannery, under the direction of artistic director Eugenio Zanetti, musician Chris Boardman and designer Michael Curry. The inspiration comes from ancient legends of the East and West.
7:30 pm, Aug 1, 2
Poly Theater, Dongsi Shitiao, Chaoyang district
Ten internationally famous magicians will gather in Beijing to present Supreme Magic - a World-Famous Show. Performers are winners of the World Championships of Magic Beijing 2009, held by the International Federation of Magic Societies every three years. Included are Omar Pasha from France, Peter Marvey from Swiss and Jeff McBride from the US.
7:30 pm, Aug 1-8
Beizhan Theater, 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Haidian district
The Peony Pavilion, the classic Kunqu Opera, is on at the Imperial Granary, a perfect venue. The Imperial Granary was rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty, 600 years ago, at exactly the same time the Kunqu Opera was written.
22 Dongsi Shitiao, Dongcheng district
380-1,980 yuan, including Peking Roast Duck buffet
The Chinese Acrobatics Group has toured more than 80 countries and helped foster friendships with them. Its performance includes traditional acrobatics, a circus show, magic and old Beijing folk plays. The show blends music, dance, local opera and martial arts.
7:30 pm, daily
Tiandi Theater, Dongsi Shitiao, Chaoyang district