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The best things to do in Beijing this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

Photo: Komissarzhevskaya Academic Theatre/247 Tickets
Summer's in session and there's plenty of reason to head out this weekend with a jam-packed line-up of awesome things to do. From pool parties and city tours to stomping gigs, make the most of the perfect weather and get out there.

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.

Eating & drinking

Weekend and Monday Shakshuka Brunch

Shakshuka brunches are making their way to Caravan's menu, which are now available all through the weekend as well as on Mondays. And because you've earned it, pair this Moroccan egg dish with Caravan's brunch drinks like mimosas and bloody pirates.

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Caravan , 44 Guanghua Lu (across from the Brazilian Embassy) 20 Jul - 28 Oct Free

Weekend Dim Sum Buffet at 8 Qi Nian

New World Beijing Hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, 8 Qi Nian has a weekend dim sum brunch which offers unlimited dim sum for just 98RMB. The buffet features more than 40 authentically prepared dim sum classics. Book via the hotel's official WeChat (ID: newworldbiejinghotel) to enjoy a two for 180RMB promotion.

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8 Qi Nian , 8 Qinan Dajie Every weekend
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Film

Fighting With My Family

This playful movie captures the boastful, performative nature of WWE, spiked with mini-dramas and constant role-playing. The drama becomes the lingua franca of an atypical household in ‘Fighting with My Family’, the sweetest of comedies with a sizeable number of body slams.

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Cinemas around Beijing 19 Jul - 19 Aug

The Little Vampire 3D

Introducing the story of Rudolph, a thirteen-year-old vampire whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and, guess what else, vampires. Tony helps Rudolph in an action and humour-packed battle against their adversaries. Together they save Rudolph's family and become friends.

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Cinemas around Beijing 20 Jul - 20 Aug
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Stage

International Hiten Circus: Holiday With Pets

With an exciting line-up of circus acts from aerial stunts to acrobatics and tightrope walking, dazzle in the performances of the circus troupe as they wow you with their tricks. Expect a entertaining and interactive performance showcase from the award winning circus troupe International Hiten Circus.

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Shijingshan Amusement Park , 25 Shijingshan Lu Every weekend , Every day except Monday,Saturday,Sunday
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Art

Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Art Imaginarium

Using felt as her primary material, Uk-based Lucy Sparrow is renowned for her bright and engaging recreations of objects from everyday life. Having received worldwide attention for her felt installations, Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Art Imaginarium is the artist’s first exhibition in Asia, and comprises an immersive installation specially commissioned for M WOODS.

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M Woods (木木美术馆) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday

Wavelength: Made in Illusion

Critics' pick

Following the first cooperation in 2017, WAVELENGTH will once again join hands with Beijing Times Art Museum to usher in a comprehensive conversation into 'How Art Discusses Consumer Culture'. Through various art forms like installations, sculptures, paintings, and new media, this exhibition brings together thirty artists and hundreds of works in the discussion of substance and materials in the world of manufacturing and consumption

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Times Art Museum 北京时代美术馆 , 69 Fuxing Lu Every day except Monday Buy tickets
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