All events at the Kennedy Center,

2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524), unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 10 to 8. Free.

Wong Chinese Lion Dancers with Step Afrika! -- Millennium Stage at 6. Free.

Opening night performance -- Eisenhower Theater at 7:30.

Cai Guo-Qiang's "Tornado" -- Fireworks. Potomac River at 9:50. Free.

SUNDAY

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 10 to 8. Free.

Local performing groups and Peking opera face painting -- Dragon and lion dancing, martial arts and more from O-Mei Kungfu Wushu Center. Artists will paint faces in the Peking opera style. North Plaza and Grand Foyer, 11 to 5 p.m. Free.

China National Acrobatic Troupe -- Eisenhower Theater at 1:30 and 7:30. Free; tickets required.

Kites on the Potomac -- Lower South Plaza, 2 to 5. Free.

Inner Mongolian Chorus -- Millennium Stage at 6. Free.

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra with pianist Lang Lang -- Concert Hall at 8.

MONDAY

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 5 to 8. Free.

"100 Pianos," conducted by Leonard Slatkin -- South Plaza at 6. Free.

Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble -- Freer Gallery, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729). 6:45 talk, 7:30 concert. Free; tickets required.

TUESDAY

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 5 to 8. Free.

Musical prodigies from Shenzhen -- Terrace Theater at 6. Free.

National Ballet of China -- Mixed program. Eisenhower Theater at 8.

WEDNESDAY

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 5 to 8. Free.

Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble -- Millennium Stage at 6. Free.

National Ballet of China -- Mixed program. Eisenhower Theater at 8.

THURSDAY

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 5 to 8. Free.

Red Poppy -- Millennium Stage at 6. Free.

OCT. 7

Open rehearsal with National Ballet of China -- Eisenhower Theater at 3:30.

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 5 to 8. Free.

"Trilogy of Modern Dance" with free post-performance discussion -- Performances by Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Beijing Modern Dance Company and City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong). Terrace Theater at 7:30.

National Ballet of China -- "Raise the Red Lantern." Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 8

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 10 to 8. Free.

National Ballet of China -- "Raise the Red Lantern." Eisenhower Theater at 2:30 and 8.

Hong Kong Festival of 250 Drums -- South Plaza at 6. Free.

"Trilogy of Modern Dance" -- Terrace Theater at 7:30.

OCT. 9

"Enjoy Beijing" Marketplace -- North Plaza, 10 to 8. Free.

"Trilogy of Modern Dance" -- Terrace Theater at 2.

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra -- Concert Hall at 8.

OCT. 10

Contemporary Chinese Film Series -- "Kekexili," Terrace Theater at noon. "Gone Is the One Who Held Me Dearest in the World," Terrace Theater at 3. "Warriors of Heaven and Earth," Terrace Theater at 6. "Nuan," Terrace Theater at 9. Free; tickets required; all with English subtitles.

OCT. 11

"Yunnan Revealed: Indigenous Music and Dance From China's Land of Clouds" -- Millennium Stage at 6. Free.

OCT. 12

Jon Jang -- Millennium Stage at 6. Free.

OCT. 13

China National Peking Opera Company -- "Female Generals of the Yang Family." Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 14

Backstage at the Peking Opera -- Eisenhower Theater at 4:30.

China National Peking Opera Company -- "Female Generals of the Yang Family." Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 15

China National Peking Opera Company -- "Female Generals of the Yang Family." Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 17

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with Tan Dun: "China New Wave" -- Concert Hall at 8.

Contemporary Chinese Film Series -- "Rushing Out of Amazon," Terrace Theater at 6. (All free tickets distributed at press time.) "Goddess of Mercy." Terrace Theater at 9. Free; tickets required.

OCT. 18

Endangered Musical Cultures with Tan Dun -- A discussion/demonstration by the composer and conductor. Freer Gallery, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729). 7 p.m. Free; tickets required.

Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 19

Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 21

"Dancing in the Community!" with Doudou Huang -- Master class. George Washington University, Studio J, 2131 G St. NW, 2:20 to 3:50. $12. For reservations, call 202-416-8811.

Ping Chong and Company with the Shaanxi Folk Art Theater -- "Cathay: Three Tales of China" with free post-performance discussion. Terrace Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Shen Wei Dance Arts with free post-performance discussion -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 22

Ping Chong and Company with the Shaanxi Folk Art Theater -- "Cathay: Three Tales of China." Terrace Theater at 7:30.

Shen Wei Dance Arts -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 23

Ping Chong and Company with the Shaanxi Folk Art Theater --

"Cathay: Three Tales of China."

Terrace Theater at 2.

OCT. 24

Chen Sa -- Terrace Theater at 6. Free.

OCT. 26

Contemporary Chinese Film Series -- "Together," Terrace Theater at 6. "A Time to Love," Terrace Theater at 9. Free; tickets required.

OCT. 27

Ying Quartet -- Terrace Theater at 7:30.

Beijing People's Art Theatre: "Teahouse" -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 28

Lunchtime Look-In: "Teahouse" -- Atrium at noon.

Beijing People's Art Theatre: "Teahouse" -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

OCT. 29

Shaanxi Folk Art Theater -- "The Shadow Show." Theater Lab at 11 and 1.

Beijing People's Art Theatre: "Teahouse" -- Eisenhower Theater at 8.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are open from 10 a.m. until closing. Free; no tickets required. Programs and artists subject to change.

"Charming Beijing: Photographs of the Chinese Capital" -- Saturday through Oct. 10. Hall of States.

"Beijing Prepares for the 2008 Olympics" -- Saturday to Oct. 9. Nations Gallery.

"Tim Yip's China Red" -- Saturday to Oct. 30. Throughout the Kennedy Center.

"The Terra Cotta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuang" -- Saturday to Oct. 30. North Gallery, Roof Terrace level.

"Transferred Landscape: Contemporary Sculpture From China" -- Saturday to Oct. 30. Throughout the Kennedy Center and grounds.

"The New China Chic" -- Tuesday to Oct. 16. Terrace Gallery.

"The Image of Shanghai" -- Oct. 14 to 23. Hall of States.

A computer-generated rendering of Cai Guo-Qiang's "Tornado," a fireworks display along the Potomac Saturday.