What's On in Tianjin: June 2019

By That's Tianjin, June 3, 2019

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That's Tianjin picks the best things to do in the city each month. 


Jun 6: The Nutcracker

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The Children's Ballet of Kiev is bringing one of Tchaikovsky's most beloved compositions to the stage for Tianjin audiences. Follow Clara as she travels with the nutcracker to the land of sweets with beautiful choreography originally designed by Marius Petipas, and enjoy this Christmas tale about toys coming to life and dancing on toe-point. It's the perfect entertainment for the whole family. 

Thu Jun 6, 7.30pm; RMB100-480; Tianjin Ergong Thater, see event listing.

Jun 8: Jazz Heroes: Mike Stern, Dave Weckl and Ye Huang

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With six Grammy nominations and two wins to his name, after his 40-year career Mike Stern can be considered one of the world's greatest jazz-rock guitar masters. He'll pair up with Dave Weckl, one of the best contemporary drummers, and young saxophone player Huang Ye for a jazz concert to remember at the Tianjin Grand Theater.

Sat Jun 8, 7.30pm; RMB80-680; Tianjin Grand Theatre, see event listing.

Jun 12: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

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Suspense, secrets, drama. These are all ingredients of Blackeyed Theater's rendition of an Arthur Conan Doyle mystery featuring the world-famous detective. Starring the talented Luke Barton as the titular character, this stage show is sure to have you hooked on finding the culprit – all while waiting for Holmes' salient remarks.

Wed Jun 12, 7.30pm; RMB80-380; Jinwan Grand Theater, see event listing

Jun 14 & 15: Alice in Wonderland Puppet Show

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Brought to you by the Canadian Instant Theatre Company, this adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's literature masterpiece will offer a humorous and whimsical rendition of the classic through colorful characters. Directed by renowned art director Hugo Berenger, this Alice in Wonderland-turned-puppet show will for sure lead you down the rabbit hole for a night of fun and awe. The show features an English soundtrack with Chinese subtitles.

Fri Jun 14-Sat Jun 15, various times; RMB80-380; Tianjin Grand Theater, see event listing

Jun 28: Li Yundi World Tour

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In 2000, at 18, Li Yundi became the youngest winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition. Since then, Li Yundi has been performing in the world's top music halls and music festivals. In 2016, he kicked off his world tour at the Disney Concert Hall in LA, and he's finally ready to come to Tianjin for a one-day performance.

Fri Jun 28, 7.30pm; RMB480; Tianjin Grand Theater, see event listing


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