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C4鈥?Jing鈥檃n                                                                                  Tuesday 24 April 2018鈥?Shanghai Daily

     1                                     Moments of April

All photos by Jiang Xiaowei and Yu Ruwen

             1. Wires to go underground Villa on Shaanxi Road N.                                                        Province staged shows recently in the

                                                      More than 30 paintings and sculp- Ming Contemporary Art Museum, mark-
2 A three-year project to bury 62.8 tures by renowned artists, including ing the start of a Shanghai tour of folk
             kilometers of overhead cables started Afro Basaldella, Mirko Basaldella and arts that participated in the 57th Venice
             this month as part of efforts to spruce Alberto Burri, are on display in the Biennale in Venice last year.
             up the look of the district.
                                                      century-old villa.                                                The puppetry shows, which tell leg-
                                          The first cables to go underground The exhibition will run through May endary Chinese folk tales, were a big
             were along 2 kilometers of Qufu and 27. Admission is free, but reservations hit in Venice. The performances utilized
             Tiantong roads. Forty-five utility poles are required. Visitors can book at Pra- multimedia effects.
             that carried wires supplying electricity da鈥檚 official WeChat site.
                                                                                                                        The exhibition will run through
             and telecommunications services are The villa, the former residence of Chi- June 3. The admission fee is 40 yuan

             disappearing from the landscape.         nese business tycoon Rong Zongjing, (US$6.4).

                                          鈥淲e started the program here be- reopened last year after a six-year reno-

             cause Qufu Road is being widened and vation spearheaded by Italian luxury

             5. Jazz festivalupgraded as a main thoroughfare to brand Prada.

             relieve traffic pressure on the Beiheng                                                                    The annual JZ Spring will be held from

             Passage,鈥?said Dong Weiyi, deputy di-    3. Self-service basketball                                        April 30 to May 2, with special activi-
             rector of the district鈥檚 construction                                                                      ties marking the centenary of jazz in

             management authority.                    Eleven self-service basketball courts Shanghai.

                                          He said the district has tailored plans are opening in Jing鈥檃n this year as part The opening ceremony on the evening
             for every road where cables will be of the district鈥檚 efforts to make sports of April 30 in the Shanghai Center The-
             moved underground. Each takes into more accessible to the public, according ater coincides with the 8th International

             consideration the local environment to the local sports authority.                                         Jazz Day. New York Voices, a Grammy

             and conditions.                          Last July, Jing鈥檃n was the first district award鈥搘inning American vocal group,

                                          鈥淚n the southern area of Jing鈥檃n, where in Shanghai to open self-service courts. will perform.

3            a large number of historic buildings So far, nearly 20,000 people have used Musicians and artists from more than

             are located, we need to take historical them.                                                              20 countries will present free street

             preservation into consideration in any To gain entry, users scan a QR code shows along Nanjing Road W. and in

             excavation work,鈥?he said.               at the gate, which activates a timer. Pay- shopping malls over the three days.

                                          In the first year of the project 12.6 ki- ment is made via WeChat when users

             lometers of overhead cables on 21 roads  leave.                                                            6. Photographic contest
             are planned for burial, officials said.     Each of the courts will have a home

             2. Roman culture                         team competing in an amateur league, Jing鈥檃n is holding a photography contest

                                                      officials said.                                                   focused on the district鈥檚 environment
                                                                                                                        and residents鈥?daily lives. Anyone inter-

             An art exhibition exploring Roman        4. Hits of Venice                                                 ested in participating should send entries
             postwar culture through the early                                                                          to by June 30. First

             1960s is being held at historical Rong Show puppet artists from Shaanxi prize in the contest is 5,000 yuan.

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