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The best things to do this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

Image: courtesy of Great Leap Brewing
Get ready to drink that smog out of your body this weekend, or dance it out, or sing it out. We've got a whole lot of events where you can do each or any combination of those things, as well as plenty more. Stay safe though, Beijing, and wear those masks if you can't see the sky.

As well as these highlights, there are many more things to do in Beijing this weekend: explore, enjoy and don't forget to Instagram us your snaps with #timeoutbeijing or let us know on Facebook what you really enjoyed.

Art

Hu Qingyan: Absent & Superfluous

Critics' pick

Since graduating from CAFA in 2010, Hu Qingyan has made a name for himself as a highly skilled sculptor and a great conceptual thinker. His explorations of intermediality push the boundaries of his chosen medium, with playful shape-shifting of form, material, texture and mass.

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Galerie Urs Meile (麦勒画廊) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday

Film

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Critics' pick

This second instalment of J.K. Rowling's wonderful world of wizards follows the story of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). When the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escapes custody – following his capture in the previous film – Scamander is enlisted by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to thwart Grindelwald's dastardly plans of a pure-blood wizard world.

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Cinemas around Beijing 16 Nov - 31 Dec

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