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The best things to do this weekend

Featuring Africa Week, live theatre, Hollywood blockbusters and more


Hit the weekend running by getting started on Thursday with on of Africa Week's final events, African Feminism 101. From there you'll be spoiled for choice, with a packed line-up of gigs, parties, theatre shows and more coming your way this weekend.

Things to do

Africa Week 2018

There are still a few events left in Beijing's first ever Africa Week, which ends on Sunday with a start-up pitch competition. Don't miss the chance to get the lowdown on an African feminism 101 or Tsinghua University African Students Associations' first birthday party.

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Art

Olafur Eliasson: The unspeakable openness of things

Critics' pick

A retrospective of Olafur Eliasson's most iconic works, The unspeakable openness of things is the revered Icelandic-Danish artist's first solo show in Beijing. Encompassing Red Brick Museum's eight exhibition halls, visitors will journey through a series of large-scale immersive installations which playfully explore light, mist, geometry and illusion.

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Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum , Shunbai Lu Every day except Monday

Film

A Quiet Place

Critics' pick

Like Aliens retooled as a militant librarian's fantasy, actor-director John Krasinski's relentlessly effective horror film thrives on a nifty premise: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family holes up in a farmhouse and tries to survive in a countryside where the slightest sound brings out deadly monsters.

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Cinemas around Beijing 18 May - 22 Jun Buy tickets

Avengers: Infinity War

Critics' pick

Aptly titled, the nearly three-hour Infinity War pours on the action – some of it grandly operatic, some of it breezy and fun – but mainly, it's about a big purple goon on a bling quest. Genocidal Thanos (Josh Brolin, ready to grumble) hopes to collect six Infinity Stones for his Pandora bracelet and thereby enact a purge of 'half of humanity'. 

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Cinemas around Beijing 11 May - 08 Jun Buy tickets

Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey tells the story of American marine Megan Leavey and her bomb-sniffing dog Rex, from the time they served together in Afghanistan, to the time after when Leavey struggles to adopt Rex. While the not-so-subtle American politics and flag-waving might be a bother, the core of this story is about the bond between a woman and her faithful, furry companion.

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Cinemas around Beijing 11 May - 08 Jun Buy tickets

The Young Karl Marx

This sturdy biopic examines the life of Karl Marx, and his journey from firebrand young journalist to eventual co-writer of The Communist Manifesto, alongside trusted friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels. A fascinating portrait of the fractious proto-socialist ferment of the time.

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Cinemas around Beijing 05 May - 08 Jun

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Beijing walking tours

Discover the hidden streets and histories of the hutongs on these beautiful Beijing explorations

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