Discover the best things to do in Beijing in March with our roundup of art, music, performances and activities around town. To recommend an upcoming event or activity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition showcases Asian fine art
An exhibition underway at the National Art Museum of China showcases works of Asian artists, portraying the modern spirit of Chinese culture, the artistry of different parts of Asia and the shared cultural origins of Asian countries.
If you go Time: 9 am - 5 pm (closed Mondays), through May 26. Address: National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Avenue, Dongcheng district. Contact: 010-6400-1476. 北京市东城区五四大街一号 中国美术馆 Tickets: Free (ID cards needed for entry)
International forum highlights digital life and music
With the development of technology, especially artificial intelligence, some say the boundaries between humans and machines have begun to fade. They may wonder what makes humans special in the first place? Will humans maintain advantage or will people become slaves to machines in the future?
To offer insights into these questions, an international cross-disciplinary conference will gather some of the brightest minds in Beijing this weekend, exchanging ideas on the development of AI, as well as its influence on music, business and people's lives.
If you go: Time: 10 am- 5 pm, May 18; 10:30 am - 4 pm, May 19. Address: Auditorium of Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Zone, 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang district. 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号798艺术区 UCCA尤伦斯当代艺术中心 Danish Cultural Center, 706 Beiyi Jie, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, 798 Art Zone. 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号798艺术区706北一街 丹麦文化中心 Tickets: 260 yuan for one day; 420 yuan for two days (Including conferences and concerts)
Lisa Ono's jazz concert
Lisa Ono is famous for her bossa nova music. The Japanese-Brazilian singer will take center stage at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, bringing a feast of jazz to the capital. Her setlist will include Night and Day, Fly Me to the Moon and Summertime.
If you go Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm (last entry at 4:10 pm), through June 30. Address: Hall of Literary Glory (Wenhua Dian), Palace Museum, 4 Jingshan Qianjie, Dongcheng district, Beijing. Visit herefor more information. 北京市东城区景山前街4号 故宫博物院 （文华殿展厅 ) Tickets: Free with general admission ticket (60 yuan)
Austrian pianist set to showcase Beethoven
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, one of the finest Beethoven interpreters of all time, will perform all five Ludwig van Beethoven's piano concertos during his upcoming Chinese tour with the German orchestra Staatskapelle Dresden.
Repertoire will include Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 and Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73.
If you go Time: 9 am -5 pm (entry closed at 4 pm), Mondays closed, through Aug 11. Address: North 2 and 3 galleries, National Museum of China, 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district. 010-6511-6400. 北京东城区东长安街16号(天安门广场东侧) 中国国家博物馆 Tickets: Free