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The best things to do in Beijing this August

Know more, do more this August

Kinky Boots comes to Beijing August 24
Incredible stage shows, chart-topping musicians and breathtaking art are just some of the things August has in store for Beijing. Not to mention yet another day to show your loved one how much he or she means to you: Qixi festival, on Friday 17 August, gives us yet another day to celebrate the eternal passion we feel for our loved ones, possibly with a few sneaky gifts in there to prove it further.

Read on to take a peek at our top picks of the best films, gigs, nightlife events and exhibitions to keep you busy all through the month. Make sure you also check back every now and then, we'll be regularly updating this blog as events get announced!

Things to do

Music

Bastille

Critics' pick

British indie rock from the lads behind 'Pompeii'

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 26 Aug Buy tickets

Nightlife

Film

Art

Stage

La Sonnambula

Critics' pick

The NCPA brings Bellini's classic to Beijing

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie Every day except Thursday

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