The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

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MTA Festival returns to Beijing this June
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.

Nightlife

Skrillex

Critics' pick

Love him or hate him, California's dubstep mastermind is not only an eight-time Grammy winner (and thus has the most Grammys of any EDM artist, ever), but he's also something of an icon, worldwide, for most people. There's also something strangely captivating about a guy with a stupid haircut at the centre of an ostentatious dance party.

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Sir Teen , 6 Gongti Xi Lu 02 May Buy tickets

Music

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Critics' pick

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, aka BRMC, is one of the best alternative rock bands on the scene today. Their dirty and powerful sound, alongside their dark folk lyrics and the intensity of their live concerts, have made their shows must-sees around the world. Coming off the back of 2018 release Wrong Creatures, BRMC heads to China with Americana-style blues and rock.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 24 Apr Buy tickets

Warbly Jets

Critics' pick

LA-based band Warbly Jets burst on the scene in 2016 with their rockin' debut single 'Alive'. With the clear goal of being rock trailblazers rather than just another '60s-esque psyche band in LA's over-saturated scene, the foursome create massive rock 'n' roll melodies full of '90s-era grunge, skittish beats and sharp synth lines.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 27 Apr Buy tickets

Descendents

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The Descendents have been delivering 90-second fastballs of buzzed-up bubble gum punk off and on since the late ’70s. The band went on several extended hiatuses in the ’90s and aughts; its latest, excellent LP from 2016, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, is just its third in three decades­.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 28 Apr Buy tickets

MTA Festival 2019

Critics' pick

Returning for another year, two-day music fiesta MTA Festival takes over Tianmo Desert this June, this time with local icons Higher Brothers, Re-Tros and Omnipotent Youth Society leading the charge. A desert rave featuring music, technology and art (that's what MTA stands for, in case you were curious), dedicated festivalgoers can also camp out for the entire duration.

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Tianmo Nature Scenic Area , Tianmo Huailai Zhangjiakou Hebei 29-30 Jun Buy tickets

Mando Diao

Critics' pick

Maybe you've never heard of them, but Mando Diao, who hail from Borlänge in Sweden, are pretty well-known in their homeland. Their 2013 album Infruset went four times platinum, topped the Swedish album charts for 17 weeks and produced an eponymous single that lingered on the charts for 167 weeks, 86 of those at number one. Their sound borrows from classic rock acts such as The Kinks, Beatles and Rolling Stones, so if that sounds like your jam, make sure you check them out this June.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 02 Jun Buy tickets

Things to do

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

Great Wall Festival 2019

Critics' pick

One of Beijing's best outdoor festivals returns with a killer line-up, including Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann and Dave Clarke. There's a 5k fun-run before the festival starts, while the actual party kicks off in the afternoon, with three stages packed with local talent including Eric Lee, Ou Yang, Huang Weiwei and Shen Yue. Festivities will continue well into the evening so go prepared for the long haul. 

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Mutianyu Great Wall 18-19 May Buy tickets

Run to the Beat

Critics' pick

Join the Run To The Beat half marathon, 10K or 5K. Run along the beautiful Ming Tomb Reservoir Scenic Loop while enjoying live music on the course. A unique running experience you do not want to miss this May, with live bands and DJs playing along the course to cheer for the runners. The music party continues at the centre stage after runners cross the finish line.

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Ming Tombs Reservoir 19 May Buy tickets

Stage

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

Film songs in concert

Critics' pick

Star Sky Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Zhengyu Zhu, performs a special night of all the best movie scores. Hear your favourites theme tunes, from Game of Thronesand Star Wars to Transformers and Jurassic Park.

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Rulun Lecture Hall of Renmin University , 59 Zhongguan Cun (中关村59号中国人民大学内) Haidian Beijing Beijing 18 May Buy tickets

The Wizard of Oz

Critics' pick

Celebrating the beloved 1930's film that saw a generation of young girls want sparkly red shoes (just us?), The Wizard of Oz musical heads to the Beijing stage with a cacophony of timeless songs, bright sets and much heel-clicking. Take a trip back down the yellow brick lane with Dorothy and all her friends in need.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie Every day except Monday , Every weekend Buy tickets

Piaf! The Show

Critics' pick

Piaf! The Show, sometimes referred to as La Vie En Rose, is a musical tribute to the legendary Edith Piaf, France's best-known songbird. Her music was often autobiographical as she specialised in French chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. The show consists of two 45 minute acts, narrating the story of Piaf's life using the songs for which she is most famous. 

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 31 Jul - 02 Aug Buy tickets

Costantino Carrara

Critics' pick

With almost 700,000 subscribers and over 117 million views on YouTube, 21-year-old Italian pianist and composer Constantino Carrara is a bit of a wunderkind. Join him at Renmin University as he performs an eclectic programme of pop mega-hits, including Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', Passenger's 'Let Her Go', The Chainsmokers' 'Closer', as well as music from films such as La La Land and A Star is Born.

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Rulun Lecture Hall of Renmin University , 59 Zhongguan Cun (中关村59号中国人民大学内) Haidian Beijing Beijing 28 Sep Buy tickets

Matilda

Critics' pick

Matilda, the gifted autodidact at the centre of Roald Dahl’s wonderful 1988 novel, is brought to life once more with this all-singing, all-dancing reinvention by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This joyful adaptation, buoyed by a sly, inventive score by Tim Minchin, follows the story of our brave hero as she battles an authoritarian headmistress and parents who just don't understand. 

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Poly Theatre (保利剧院) , 14 Dongzhimen Nan Dajie 21 Nov - 01 Dec Buy tickets
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Art

Marina Abramović

Critics' pick

Marina Abramović, a Serbian performance artist who works with video, photographs, sculpture and more, has been exploring feminist and body art for over 40 years. Her pieces challenge the relationship between artist and viewer, calling for her audiences to reinterpret the possibilities and limitations of the body and mind. This exhibition will showcase new and key works – some of which have never before been shown in China.

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Light Society , No.56, 12 Zhuyuan Lu Shunyi Beijing Beijing Every day except Monday Buy tickets

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