As the weather grows colder, the days shorter and the nights longer, it can feel like the world is closing in,becoming more isolated. Never mind, The Guide has been out about town and has come up with some suggestions for exciting activities around our city: exhibitions, romantic concerts and exciting drama shows to keep you feeling warm and comfy. Here, Joan Zheng offer some ideas to warm your heart this winter!
★ Highlights: A kiss and a goodbye from Taiwanese cartoonist Jimmy
Through January 14 next year, the celebrated Taiwanese cartoonist Ji Mi,or Jimmy, is holding an exhibition at The Place.
Themed as “Kiss and goodbye,” the exhibition focuses on allowing people’s inner child to flourish. In our modern lives, we too often forget what it was like to be a child. The exhibition aims to rekindle this lost part of ourselves.
A large “paper world” has been created, with life-size paper cutouts of animated drawings. This magic world brings many make-believe ideas to life, such as a giant Christmas tree with a toy train.
The exhibition also includes a number of painting and paper-cutting classes and interactive activities, mak- ing it a great opportunity to spend time with family.
★ Highlights: A “couple’s ticket” for lovers, family or friends
“You are Not alone”, an exhibition running through February 14 — Valentine’s day — will allow two people to enter for the price of one. The deal applies to sweethearts, married couples, family, or just friends.
As an interactive exhibition, it enables people to join the maze with different themed scenes and audio and visual effects.
The popular spots inluding the moon and sun lights show, rainbow laser lights show and live band performances. The “couple” moves from one display to another together and thus gain a better understanding of themselves and individuals and also of their relationship with each other.
★ Highlights: Salzburg Philharmonic to welcome in the New Year
The renowned Salzburg Philharmonic orchestra will hold a New Year’s eve performance at the Shanghai oriental art Center.
The Salzburg Philharmonic was founded in 1996 by pianist Alexei Kornienko and violinist Elena Denisova in Mozart’s home town.
Over the years, it has performed all over the world,including the Netherlands,Finland, Italy, Slovenia and Germany.
The orchestra has won Italy’s Premio Alla Cultura Award.
In Shanghai, the Salzburg Philharmonic will perform classics from composers such as Johann Strauss, Mozart and Franz von Supp, including “The Light Cavalry overture,”“Künstlerleben,” “Im Krapfen-wald Polka francais” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”