The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

The best concerts, films, comedy shows and more on Time Out Tickets

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With amazing stage shows, bands, DJs, artists and so much more happening in Beijing for you to enjoy, we're making it a bit simpler for you by rounding up the best tickets you can get right now.

For all the excellent events making their way to the capital, make sure you take a look at our picks and book them, right here, right now. It really couldn't be any easier.

Sport

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Shanghai

Critics' pick

Head down to Shanghai to catch the Chinese Grand Prix. As the third Formula 1 race of the 2019 season, it's sure to be an interesting start to the new championship. Located just outside of the city in Anting, Shanghai Audi International Circuit is 5.451kms long; with 56 laps, racers will travel a total distance of 305.066kms. 

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Shanghai International Circuit , 2000 Yi Ning Lu (伊宁路2000号) Jiading Shanghai Shanghai 12-14 Apr Buy tickets

Music

Lillies and Remains

Critics' pick

Just over ten years ago, Lillies and Remains burst onto the post-punk, new wave scene in Japan. Blending unforgettable hooks with metallic guitar riffs and a nihilistic take on the world, frontman Kent and guitarist Kazuya have created a rather unique sound that captured attentions both in Japan and abroad.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 21 Feb Buy tickets

Craig David

Critics' pick

The one, the only, the man of a generation's dreams. Or some people at least. Craig David heads to Beijing in February to play a DJ set under his TS5 guise, dropping R&B classics alongside hip-hop, house, dub, reggae and hopefully some of the classic noughties hits he made his name with.

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 24 Feb Buy tickets

Plini

Critics' pick

Independent solo artist from Sydney, Australia, Plini writes, records and produces all of his own music, straight out of his house. His instrumental rock has seen him gain acclaim around the world, especially after the release of his debut album Handmade Cities.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 02 Mar Buy tickets

Allman Brown

Critics' pick

Ah the soft, dulcet tones of this Hong Kong-raised, London-based heart throb. Brown rose to Spotify prominence after the release of 'Sweetest Thing', a hit song that saw him enter the world of stardom around the world. He's gone on to create further smashing singles, as well as his debut album 1000 Years.

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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC) , 14 Shanlao Hutong 08 Mar Buy tickets

Paul Draper

Critics' pick

Paul Draper, aka former frontman of rock band Mansun, heads to China for his first-ever tour of the Mainland. Accompanied by his regular guitarist, Ben Sink, Draper comes east to perform acoustic sets, with maybe even a sneak preview of his forthcoming album to follow up his debut Spooky Action.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 12 Mar Buy tickets

Gang of Four

Critics' pick

Arguably one of the most important and radical punk rock bands of the last 30 years, Gang of Four are heading out into the world again with a new album and tour. Coming to Beijing in March, this group of four are the musical, not political, type of gang. Although, Rolling Stone once described the band as 'probably the best politically motivated band in rock 'n' roll'.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 16 Mar Buy tickets

Honne

Critics' pick

This English electronic duo, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, create music that's been described as 'futuristic soul destined to reinvent babymaking music'. They're also named after a Japanese word for inner desires, which seems a good fit for their lusty, yet tasteful, shag anthems.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 18 Mar Buy tickets

Wild Nothing

Critics' pick

The mastermind behind Wild Nothing, American Jack Tatum, brings his iconic intimacy and human touch to the sonic soundscapes of the latest album Indigo. He blends technology and humanity in his synthy, dream pop songs.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 12 Apr Buy tickets

Things to do

Art Battle International

Critics' pick

Art Battle International is a live art competition that sees 12 artists compete in front of a live audience. Three rounds of 20-minute live painting sessions are watched by the audience, who then vote for the best artists to advance. Although there's only one winner by the end of the night, all of the art is auctioned to the audience.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 24 Feb Buy tickets

Jim Gaffigan

Critics' pick

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. Known for his self-deprecating wit on the subjects of parenthood, laziness, eating and being American, Gaffigan has also released nine comedy albums, earning him Grammy nominations in 2013 and 2015. He's performed for Pope Francis – and is one of only ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden. #Blessed?

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Super Theatre , 5 Tai Ji Chang Er Tiao (台基厂二条5号) Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 14 Mar Buy tickets

2019 Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival

Critics' pick

After the success of its previous instalments, Great Leap Brewing's Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival returns for a fifth year. Over 40 craft breweries from around the world have been invited to participate, bringing with them only the choicest of brews for your sampling pleasure. Ladies and Gentlemen, let there be beer.

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TRB Copper , Nafu Hutong 29 Mar , 30 Mar , 31 Mar Buy tickets

Dragon Burn 2019

Critics' pick

You've probably heard of Burning Man. Dragon Burn is China's regional Burn event; a collaborative five days of art, performance, music, workshops, community and more. This sixth edition of Dragon Burn will see participants return to the bamboo-forested mountains of Anji in Zhejiang province, for a 100 percent non-profit event that allows no money on site. 

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Unspecified Venue 1-5 May Buy tickets

Stage

Mozart, L'Opera Rock

Critics' pick

Original songs and Mozart classics combine in this dazzling show that follows a dramatisation of Mozart's life, exploring the music and the man that became immortal. Original songs include 'Le bien qui fait mal' ('The good thing that hurts') and 'Tatoue-moi' ('Tattoo me'), using the composer's melodies with a passionate rock twist.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 22 Feb , 23-24 Feb Buy tickets

Murray Perahia

Critics' pick

In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music halls and with every leading orchestra.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 27 Feb Buy tickets

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Critics' pick

Ever watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy? If so, you have heard the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Ever since it first performed at Southbank Centre’s Royal Philharmonic at 1951, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has become one the most reputable orchestras in the world. The orchestra is led by conductor Vladimir Jurowski who is known worldwide for his musicianship.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 14 Mar Buy tickets

School of Rock

Critics' pick

If you loved Jack Black's hilarious performance in the hit film School of Rock, this might just be the perfect musical for you. And even if you haven't seen the film, or didn't love it, this still might be the musical for you. With a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes and an incredible cast, School of Rock the musical hits all the right notes.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 22-24 Mar , 23-24 Mar Buy tickets

Cats

Critics' pick

One of the longest-running shows on both Broadway and the West End is coming to Beijing this summer after doing so well last year. Since its premiere in 1983, Cats has received seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been performed in 30 countries. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles.

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Century Theatre (世纪剧院) , 40 Liangmaqiao Lu 3-6 Jul Buy tickets
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