The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

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Blossoms play at Omni Space Nov 2
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

Music

The Fratellis

Critics' pick

Get your dose of mid-'00s nostalgia from the Glaswegian oik-rockers this October.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 21 Oct Buy tickets

Sam Smith

Critics' pick

Having started out guesting on dance-pop records, Sam Smith turned his hand to heartstring-tugging balladry when he launched his solo career proper, and it's fair to say it's worked out pretty well for him with a string of chart-topping tracks to his name at the age of just 26.

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Cadillac Arena (formerly Beijing LeSports Center) , 69 Fuxing Lu 25 Oct Buy tickets

Zombie-Chang

Critics' pick

Zombie-Chang, a model and lo-fi musician, has made waves in alternative scenes around the world. She came to the stage back in 2013 with debut EP Atashi wa Nan Desu ka, following it up with 2015 release Koi no Vacances. She's joined at Omni Space this October by Japanese rockers Siamese Cats.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nandajie 25 Oct Buy tickets

Blossoms

Critics' pick

Stockport-based Blossoms' 2016 self-titled debut album scored number one on the official UK albums chart, going on to earn the band Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominations. They head to Beijing with the release of their second album, Cool Like You, a cinematic joyride through the best movie you've never watched. 

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nandajie 02 Nov Buy tickets

The Vaccines

Critics' pick

Infectious London-based indie rock outfit The Vaccines formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Justin Young, Árni Arnason, Freddie Cowan and Pete Robertson. With hits such as 'If You Wanna' and 'Post Break-Up Sex', the group brings their West London, catchy tunes to Beijing with new release Combat Sports.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 13 Nov Buy tickets

Rhye

Critics' pick

Formerly consisting of Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal and Mike Milosh, Rhye first surfaced in 2013 with their booming piano, analogue synths, natural percussion and heavenly vocals. Now the solo R&B project of Milosh, Rhye has quickly and quietly become a phenomenon, garnering acclaim from Rolling StonePitchfork and Spin.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nandajie 14 Nov Buy tickets

Scorpions

Critics' pick

With chart-toppers including 'Wind of Change', 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' (number 18 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs) and 'Still Loving You', Scorpions have won multiple awards, and apparently even have an honorary postage stamp in Brazil. Get your rock on this November and s(t)ing the night away.

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Olympic Sports Center (奥体中心体育馆) , 1 Anding Lu 17 Nov Buy tickets

Four Tet

Critics' pick

Formerly of the band Fridge, Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has since established himself as a solo artist, remixing tracks for artists such as Super Furry Animals, Radiohead and Ellie Goulding. Having recently collaborated with the likes of Thom Yorke and Burial, Four Tet was also nominated for a Grammy last year for his remix of The xx's 'Violent Noise'.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nandajie 17 Nov Buy tickets

Secret Garden

Critics' pick

The Irish-Norwegian winners of Eurovision 1995 come to Beijing this December with a heartfelt concert sure warm the winter nights. The duo specialises in new instrumental music, with Fionnuala Sherry as violinist and singer and Rolf Løvland as composer, arranger and pianist. 

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 12 Dec Buy tickets

Things to do

The Forbidden City

Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is located in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming and Qing dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. 

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Forbidden City (故宫) Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Flying lessons at the Great Wall

Learn how to pilot an SR20 while soaring over stunning Beijing landscapes. During your 15 minute lesson, a flight instructor will teach you how to takeoff, ascend, dive, hover, circle and descend. Students can also customise the whole flight and how much they want to control the plane.

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Beijing Badaling Airport , 1 Hangkong Lu, Badalingzhen (八达岭镇航空路1号 ) Yanqing Beijing Beijing 12 Jan - 31 Dec Buy tickets

Beijing Ghost Tour

Why do Chinese zombies bounce? Who hanged himself next to Emperor Chongzhen behind the Forbidden City? And why is the ghost of the tragic Bell Tower Lady always saying thank you? In order to learn the answers to all these questions and many more, sign up for Beijing’s first ever ghost tour and explore the haunted hutongs around Prince Gong’s Palace.

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Newman Tours Beijing 13 Nov - 31 Dec Buy tickets

Stage

Chicago

Critics' pick

A huge Broadway hit that has toured the world and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, sassy musical Chicago is set in the 1920s, Prohibition-era Windy City, telling the story of rival vaudevillian murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart and their battle to avoid death row while simultaneously striving for the fame they oh so desire.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 1-18 Nov Buy tickets

Now You See Me

Critics' pick

Now You See Me comes to Beijing with cutting-edge technology, surprise twists and never-before-seen illusions. Enjoy a magic and stage show from some of the world's best magicians.

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Beijing Workers' Gymnasium , Workers' Stadium N Rd (三里屯工体北路) Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 02 Nov , 03 Nov Buy tickets

TNT Theatre: Macbeth

A dark thriller as well as a profound study of the nature and allure of evil, Macbeth was TNT Theatre's first Shakespeare production. This full-blooded production unleashes the vital power of Shakespeare's dark masterpiece, blending a highly physical style, a well-integrated musical score and a dynamic interpretation of the Shakespearean verse that has generated enthusiasm from audiences and critics alike.

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Beijing Longfu Theatre , 47 Longfusi Street Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 15-17 Nov Buy tickets

Family

Disney On Ice

Critics' pick

Disney On Ice combines world-class ice skaters and heartwarming Disney stories. With lavish costumes, dazzling lighting and enchanting music, the ice spectacle brings Disney to life. Sing and dance with the likes of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, the Disney Princesses and the Toy Story gang.

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Beijing Workers' Gymnasium , Workers' Stadium N Rd (三里屯工体北路) Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 10-11 Nov Buy tickets
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