At least some of the JUE Festival's opening weekend events in Beijing, scheduled to begin Friday, have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Warm-up to JUE Market event will be rescheduled for March 22, organizers told the Beijinger.

The performance by Japan's Acid Mothers Temple was axed in February, and the list now also includes the Bike to JUE rides prior to cancelled events,  Friday night's Hualun gig at Yugong Yishan, and the Warm-up to JUE Market, which has tentatively rescheduled for March 22. Not much comfort to Beijingers, but JUE events in Shanghai are going ahead as scheduled.

The annual arts festival seems to be a victim of bad timing. Although always scheduled at the same time as the National People's Congress and the China People's Political Consultative Conference, also known as the "Two Meetings" or "Two Sessions," recent events in Kunming may have caused additional unease at the official level.

Stay tuned to theBeijinger.com for further updates on JUE Festival schedule changes. We're certainly hoping the show goes on. Nathaniel Davis, JUE co-founder and organizer, was named to the Beijinger's list of Beijing's 20 Most Interesting People in 2013.

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