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The best things to do in Beijing this week

Your weekly guide to amazing events around Beijing


With festivals of all kinds coming out of our ears, this week is looking up for anyone into books and coffee. With great musicians, art shows and other events happening all week, there is more than enough to do in this beautifully warm weather.

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

Little Women

Critics' pick

Chapterhouse Theatre Company brings the timeless story of Little Women to Beijing. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America. It is a story of romance, love, passion and friendship. 

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Nine Theater , 17 Jintaili 21-23 Mar Buy tickets

Vegan Cocktails for Cat Tails

Critics' pick

Help rescue cats while enjoying vegan cocktails and burgers. Alongside music and DJs, sip on cocktails from Rollbox while all proceeds go to Tianjin meat truck rescue cats. It's hard to find even more reasons to enjoy burgers and drinks, but Side Street have done it once again.

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Side Street , 113-2 Jiaodaokou Dong Dajie 22 Mar

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Critics' pick

Everybrick hero Emmet (Chris Pratt) is still his glass-half-full self, while Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), his Master Builder girlfriend, has become more brooding as their town, now known as Apocalypseburg, takes a beating from Duplo invaders. When an alien kidnaps Lucy, Batman (Will Arnett) and pals, Emmet mounts a solo mission to rescue them.

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Mar - 26 Apr

Bohemian Rhapsody

Critics' pick

27 years from Freddie Mercury's untimely death, comes the authorised movie biopic to push the Mercury legend even further into the realm of the unreal. Bohemian Rhapsody is as brash, loud and mask-wearing as Mercury at his most playful.

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Mar - 21 Apr

Disco for Doggies

Critics' pick

Dancing for dogs? Sounds perfect. Head to Caravan this Friday for a special four-year anniversary celebration in collaboration with The Lost Puppies of Beijing. All proceeds from the evening will go towards a whole lot of puppies that were recently found abandoned at a construction site in Beijing. 

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Caravan , 44 Guanghua Lu (across from the Brazilian Embassy) 22 Mar

School of Rock

Critics' pick

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. The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a bit of extra cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

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Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre , Building 9, Tianqiao Nan Dajie, Xicheng (西城区天桥南大街9号楼) Xicheng Beijing Beijing 22-24 Mar , 23-24 Mar Buy tickets

Cherry Coffee Festival

Critics' pick

Gathering the best of international and local speciality coffee over one weekend, there is something for every coffee-lover at Cherry Coffee Festival. Whether you are a casual drinker or a working coffee professional, be spoilt for choice by nearly 25 coffee stalls, including some of the biggest names in the world of speciality coffee.

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24H Gear Square Creative Park 23-24 Mar Buy tickets

Rodeo Party

Critics' pick

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls: Home Plate brings you drink deals, amazing home cookin' and dancing all night. Plus, there'll be a real 'live' mechanical bull for you to ride. Head over from 6.30-9pm for the whole hog buffet (138RMB) or a go on the bull (until 9pm). Beat the bartender or other patrons for a whole lot of prizes.

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Home Plate BBQ (Sanlitun) , Nan Sanlitun Lu 23 Mar Free

Joe Wong

Critics' pick

While he's probably rather famous China-wide, Joe's also become quite the American household name after appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and winning the Great American Comedy Festival back in 2010. Catch him out in Shunyi this weekend for another night of laughs.

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Shunyifornia Theatre , 23 Yuhua Road Shunyi Beijing Beijing 23 Mar Buy tickets

Wrong Assessment

Critics' pick

Spinning out of Milan, Wrong Assessment brings his Italian vibes to the city this weekend with a special party at Lantern. Supported by Weng Weng and Rhom Omit, Wrong Assessment heads up the celebrations for Blackout's second anniversary.

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Lantern 23 Mar

Beijing By Foot: Tiananmen Walking Tour

Critics' pick

For much of China’s modern history, the area around Tiananmen has been the political epicentre of the Chinese nation. It is the beating heart of Beijing and the stage for some of history's most dramatic moments. This walk and discussion takes you through Beijing’s past from its days as an imperial capital through the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and down to the present day. 

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