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The best things to do in Beijing this week

Your weekly guide to amazing events around Beijing

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Happy Monday, Beijing! With music, films and parties galore, it's shaping up to be another great week. Read on for our top picks.

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.

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Historical Run: From City to City within Your City

Moving ignites your brain. When we try to understand something the physicality of it should not be ignored. That is why Beijing Postcards has developed a historical run. The idea is to follow a themed trail through the city, passing historical reference points along the way, connecting the dots with our feet. Our premiere run is called From City to City within Your City

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The Beijing Postcards Historical Pub Quiz

This quiz is partly a talk, partly a game show. All questions relate to the history of Beijing. We strive to inspire curiosity and find new perspectives on this fascinating city. The topics are rooted in archival research done by Beijing Postcards; answers come from dusty archives, not Wikipedia. Don’t be afraid, the questions are multiple-choice, so everybody has a chance.

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The Bookworm (书虫) , Gongti Bei Lu 20 Sep

UnTour Food Tours: Old Beijing Dinner

Beijing’s dinnertime cuisine is so much more than the crowded tourist markets featuring bugs and mystery meat on sticks. Join our small group food tour as we explore delicious, traditional dishes shoulder-to-shoulder with Beijingers in a traditional Hutong neighborhood. 

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Beixinqiao Station , Dongzhimen Dongcheng Beijing Beijing Every Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sat Buy tickets

Comedy Club China Presents: Justin Rivera Beijing Tour

Get ready for some belly laughs as comedian magician and America's Got Talent alumni Justin Rivera graces the stage in Beijing as part of his sold-out international tour. Known for an ability to tickle your funny bone with his magic-infused comedy, his witty performances have been a proven hit in and outside of the US.

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The Great Outdoors , 12 Fangjia Hutong 20 Sep
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Eating & Drinking

Autumn Menu from Tease

Enjoy a 30% discount off on all new menu items from September 13-15, lunch and dinner time, and balance off your sugar intake with some Southeast Asian herbs and spices.

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Tease by CreatureS , 15 Baishu Hutong 13-30 Sep

Follow for Free Fries

Follow Burger Box for free fries. Yes, really free. Get fries for free at Burger Box from Friday, September 6 to Friday, September 20 when you follow Burger Box on WeChat.

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Burger Box 汉堡站 , 81 Sanlitun Beilu Every day Free

Sunday Brunch at N'Joy

Savour new gourmet treats at NUO’s upgraded Sunday brunch, from sea urchin and NUO caviar welcome canapés to mouthwatering Brazilian churrasco alongside the original 450 kinds of fine cuisines. The best just got even better.

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NUO Hotel Beijing , 2A Jiangtai Lu Every Sunday


Cadenza III: My Homeland

Darrell Ang's uncommon gift was discovered at the age of four when he began to play violin, piano and bassoon. His natural artistic curiosity had no bounds, and soon he was inspired to study composition. As a teenager, he followed his musical dream all the way to St. Petersburg where he studied conducting with Ilya Musin.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 20 Sep Buy tickets

Nancy J. Brown

Modernista gives the stage to the lovely and ever-inspiring Nancy J. Brown. Listen as she, accompanied Alejandro Lopes on guitar and Dan Zylinski on bass, delivers an intimate and special pop and indie-rock performance.

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Modernista , 44 Baochao Hutong 19 Sep Free

Stevie Mac and The Mac Daddies

After a short summer break, Modernista is the perfect place to kick off the Autumn season with Stevie Mac and the Mac Daddies. Join one of Beijing's hottest party bands for music, dancing and drinks

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Modernista , 44 Baochao Hutong 21 Sep Free

The Hunters

The Hunters will fill the air with their powerful sound of R&B, pop and old school rock. As KC raises her voice the crowd will follow. Come and dance the night away together.

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Modernista , 44 Baochao Hutong 20 Sep Free

Within Destruction

Since the release of their debut album ‘Void’, Within Destruction have fast gathered a legion of dedicated fans as they continue to straddle the worlds of Death Metal, Deathcore, Tech and Slam.Back with a vengeance with the relentlessly heavy new offering 'Deathwish', armed with jaw-dropping art and a crushing mix from Will Putney, Within Destruction is on the brink of dropping some serious hammers on the world of heavy music. 

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13 Club , 161 Lanqiying, Chengfu Lu 19 Sep Buy tickets


Darius Duñe

Darius is an uprising French artist, known as an inaugural player of a recent House music movement taking its roots in France and quickly spreading around the world. Influenced by a lot of genres, as rock or soul, Duñe’s universe is powerful. Bolstered by his first international tour with gigs in Asia and South America, he just finished his second EP with Roche Musique.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 19 Sep Buy tickets

Glow Neon Party

Atmosphere bar are hosting a neon party on the 80th floor of China World Summit Wing, Beijing. As part of the evening, there will be an in-house laser show featuring laser man, a full-on neon dance show with exotic neon ring dance and, The Glow models will be on show as part of the party

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Atmosphere , 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie 20 Sep

RnB vs Hip-Hop at Migas Mercado

Sugar House is one of the most notable dance nights in Beijing. This RnB-influenced party has been in different locations all around the city creating unique music experiences. Sugar House is packing the dance floor with another high energy dance night, this time it's RnB vs Hip-hop at Migas Mercado.

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Migas Mercado , 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie 21 Sep Free


Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs and lawless outcast Shaw first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

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Cinemas around Beijing 23 Aug - 23 Sep

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le Lion Blanc)

Mia moves to Africa with her family and dislikes living there until their family adopts a white lion cub. But as time goes by and the cub grows into a grown lion, her parents decide to finally let the lion by selling him to the highest bidder. Mia refuses and goes on a mission to save the white lion and find a reserve for him to live in. The movie will be in French and in English.

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Cinemas around Beijing 20 Sep - 20 Oct

Nezha 哪吒之魔童降世

With no signs of slowing down, the latest animated film Nezha has been China's biggest box office hit of the summer – it's projected to rake in over 600 million USD, according to Variety. But before it became one of the country’s highest-grossing animated films, Nezha, the protagonist was a prominent figure in ancient Chinese mythology known for his dark past and eventual heroic sacrifice to save his families. Here are eight things to know about the young deity.

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Cinemas around Beijing 28 Aug - 28 Sep


Les Choristes (Mandarin)

Les Choristes is a 2004 European drama film directed by Christophe Barratier. Co-written by Barratier and Philippe Lopes-Curval, it is an adaptation of the 1945 film A Cage of Nightingales, which in turn was adapted by Noël-Noël and René Wheeler from a story by Wheeler and Georges Chaperot. The story is based on the origins of the boy choir The Little Singers of Paris who were the main interpret in A Cage of Nightingales. The original French title translates as The Choristers or The Choirboys.

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Haidian Theatre (海淀剧院) , 28 Zhongguancun Bei Dajie Every Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun Buy tickets

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre located on the bank of the River Thames in London, UK. Home to the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, we celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 19-21 Sep Buy tickets

U-Theatre presents The Colours

Residing on a remote hillside near Taipei, enabling deep contemplation and physical training, U-people call forth the inner truths of dance and non-dance and one-stroke drumming through their restrained movements and impeccable percussion technique, developing this illuminating oeuvre over four years.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 20-21 Sep Buy tickets


Russian Court Ceremony

If you've ever been curious about what court life during the Kremlin era must have been like, then this exhibition is for you. On display are 151 artefacts from the collection of the Kremlin Museum's armoury including the clothes and uniforms of the Tsar, the Russian empire's supreme monarch, court decorations, archives, print, and photographs, with most of them being exhibited for the first time outside Russia. 

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The Palace Museum , 4 Jing Shan Qian Jie (景山前街4号) Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 09 Sep - 08 Nov

The Time in Between

The George V Art Center presents The Time In Between featuring a range of artists from China and the rest of the world. The exhibition will focus on the existence of objects, which is not defined by their explicable relationship with human beings; instead, their possession of both objective and perceptual qualities to be perceived by human beings through spatiotemporal patterns.

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George V Art Center , 77 Meishuguan Houjie 22 Aug - 06 Oct

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing is a showcase, a manifesto of sort, of art that focuses on the human condition. The exhibition is a gathering of 17 acclaimed individuals and groups of both Chinese and international contemporary artists, including a number of textbook-style works, and many significant works that were first publicly exhibited in China.

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Chao Hotel , 4 Gongti Beilu 16 Aug - 06 Oct
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