The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

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Fedde Le Grand plays One Third on Apr 13
With amazing stage shows, bands, DJs, artists and so much more happening in Beijing for you to enjoy, we're making it a bit simpler for you by rounding up the best tickets you can get right now.

For all the excellent events making their way to the capital, make sure you take a look at our picks and book them, right here, right now. It really couldn't be any easier.

Nightlife

W&W

Critics' pick

Better known as W&W, Dutch DJs and producers Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst have worked with the likes of Vinai, Hardwell and Armin van Buuren. Ranked number 14 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list in 2018, W&W play sets that combine the melodic elements of trance with electro and progressive house.

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One Third , 6 Workers’ Stadium West Road 12 Apr Buy tickets

Salvatore Ganacci

Critics' pick

The Swedish experimenter is back, with bolder, bigger beats than ever. Known for his heavy-hitting club hits such as 'Dive' and 'Jook It', Salvatore returns to the capital with show-stopping new tunes to get you sweating.

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Sir Teen , 6 Gongti Xi Lu 12 Apr Buy tickets

Fedde Le Grand

Critics' pick

Iconic Dutch house DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand is known for the absolute bangers 'Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit', 'Let Me Think About It' and 'So Much Love'. A perennial headliner at EDM festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland, Le Grand's been listed on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's List every year since debuting back in 2007.

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One Third , 6 Workers’ Stadium West Road 13 Apr Buy tickets

Music

The Soft Moon

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With four albums under his belt, American singer-songwriter Luis Vasquez has already made a name for himself in the dark side of contemporary music, where he resides with his heavy rhythms, travels to the most anguished side of the '80s and writes mutant songs that go from EDM to krautrock to synthesised punk. Hear for yourself as he heads to Beijing off the back of his 2018 release Criminal.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 31 Mar Buy tickets

Emily Burns

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With hit songs 'Friends Don't Kiss Friends' and 'Girlfriend at the Time', Emily Burns has garnered millions of streams and support around the world. Following the release of her LP Seven Scenes from the Same Summer last year, Burns is set to release singles throughout this year – hopefully showcasing a few of those as she plays in Beijing.

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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC) , 14 Shanlao Hutong 04 Apr Buy tickets

Still Corners

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Soundtrack-inspired themes from the likes of Vangelis, David Lynch, Ennio Morricone and French new wave cinema combine with '80s synth pop and hushed '60s-style pop vocals to create Still Corner's alluring sound.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 05 Apr Buy tickets

Critics' pick

Ten years ago, Karen Marie Ørsted was one half of a Danish feminist punk duo whose repertoire included a song called 'P***y in Your Face'. In 2019 however, MØ is, by some measurements, one of the biggest pop stars in the world. 'Lean On', her collaboration with Major Lazer and DJ Snake, was named in 2015 as Spotify’s most-streamed track of all time and has picked up 1.6 billion YouTube plays.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 09 Apr Buy tickets

Wild Nothing

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The mastermind behind Wild Nothing, American Jack Tatum, brings his iconic intimacy and human touch to the sonic soundscapes of the latest album Indigo. He blends technology and humanity in his synthy, dream pop songs.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 12 Apr Buy tickets

Talos

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Eoin French, aka Talos, has become an inspiring new voice in the intimate world of indie electronic beats. His debut album garnered acclaim worldwide, and his latest release Far Out Dust promises just as many emotional riffs and haunting melodies. Catch the Irish wonder as he tours China with his newest sounds.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 18 Apr Buy tickets

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Critics' pick

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, aka BRMC, is one of the best alternative rock bands on the scene today. Their dirty and powerful sound, alongside their dark folk lyrics and the intensity of their live concerts, have made their shows must-sees around the world. Coming off the back of 2018 release Wrong Creatures, BRMC heads to China with Americana-style blues and rock.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 24 Apr Buy tickets

Isaac Gracie

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Isaac Gracie grew up singing in a choir in London, before turning his hand to songwriting at the ripe old age of 14. Now a rather major star in the world of soaring, emotional singers, he released his eponymous debut album last year to much acclaim. With a sound reminiscent of Coldplay, Elliot Smith and Jeff Buckley, the youngster sure makes use of his writing ability and melodious voice.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 25 Apr Buy tickets

Warbly Jets

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LA-based band Warbly Jets burst on the scene in 2016 with their rockin' debut single 'Alive'. With the clear goal of being rock trailblazers rather than just another '60s-esque psyche band in LA's over-saturated scene, the foursome create massive rock 'n' roll melodies full of '90s-era grunge, skittish beats and sharp synth lines.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 27 Apr Buy tickets

Descendents

Critics' pick

The Descendents have been delivering 90-second fastballs of buzzed-up bubble gum punk off and on since the late ’70s. The band went on several extended hiatuses in the ’90s and aughts; its latest, excellent LP from 2016, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, is just its third in three decades­.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 28 Apr Buy tickets

Things to do

2019 Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival

Critics' pick

After the success of its previous instalments, Great Leap Brewing's Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival returns for a fifth year. Over 40 craft breweries from around the world have been invited to participate, bringing with them only the choicest of brews for your sampling pleasure. Ladies and Gentlemen, let there be beer.

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TRB Copper , Nafu Hutong 29 Mar , 30 Mar , 31 Mar Buy tickets

Dragon Burn 2019

Critics' pick

You've probably heard of Burning Man. Dragon Burn is China's regional Burn event; a collaborative five days of art, performance, music, workshops, community and more. This sixth edition of Dragon Burn will see participants return to the bamboo-forested mountains of Anji in Zhejiang province, for a 100 percent non-profit event that allows no money on site. 

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Unspecified Venue 1-5 May Buy tickets

Great Wall Festival 2019

Critics' pick

One of Beijing's best outdoor festivals returns with a killer line-up, including Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann and Dave Clarke. There's a 5k fun-run before the festival starts, while the actual party kicks off in the afternoon, with three stages packed with local talent including Eric Lee, Ou Yang, Huang Weiwei and Shen Yue. Festivities will continue well into the evening so go prepared for the long haul. 

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Mutianyu Great Wall 18-19 May Buy tickets

Run To The Beat

Critics' pick

Join the Run To The Beat half marathon, 10K or 5K. Run along the beautiful Ming Tomb Reservoir Scenic Loop while enjoying live music on the course. A unique running experience you do not want to miss this May, with live bands and DJs playing along the course to cheer for the runners. The music party continues at the centre stage after runners cross the finish line.

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Ming Tombs Reservoir 19 May Buy tickets

Stage

School of Rock

Critics' pick

If you loved Jack Black's hilarious performance in the hit film School of Rock, this might just be the perfect musical for you. And even if you haven't seen the film, or didn't love it, this still might be the musical for you. 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.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 26 Mar - 14 Apr Buy tickets

Cats

Critics' pick

One of the longest-running shows on both Broadway and the West End is coming to Beijing this summer after doing so well last year. Since its premiere in 1983, Cats has received seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been performed in 30 countries. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles.

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Century Theatre (世纪剧院) , 40 Liangmaqiao Lu 3-6 Jul Buy tickets

Film songs in concert

Critics' pick

Star Sky Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Zhengyu Zhu, performs a special night of all the best movie scores. Hear your favourites theme tunes, from Game of Thronesand Star Wars to Transformers and Jurassic Park.

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Rulun Lecture Hall of Renmin University , 59 Zhongguan Cun (中关村59号中国人民大学内) Haidian Beijing Beijing 18 May Buy tickets

The Wizard of Oz

Critics' pick

Celebrating the beloved 1930's film that saw a generation of young girls want sparkly red shoes (just us?), The Wizard of Oz musical heads to the Beijing stage with a cacophony of timeless songs, bright sets and much heel-clicking. Take a trip back down the yellow brick lane with Dorothy and all her friends in need.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie Every day except Monday , Every weekend Buy tickets

Piaf! The Show

Critics' pick

Piaf! The Show, sometimes referred to as La Vie En Rose, is a musical tribute to the legendary Edith Piaf, France's best-known songbird. Her music was often autobiographical as she specialised in French chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. The show consists of two 45 minute acts, narrating the story of Piaf's life using the songs for which she is most famous. 

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 31 Jul - 02 Aug Buy tickets
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Art

Marina Abramović

Critics' pick

Marina Abramović, a Serbian performance artist who works with video, photographs, sculpture and more, has been exploring feminist and body art for over 40 years. Her pieces challenge the relationship between artist and viewer, calling for her audiences to reinterpret the possibilities and limitations of the body and mind. This exhibition will showcase new and key works – some of which have never before been shown in China.

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Light Society , No.56, 12 Zhuyuan Lu Shunyi Beijing Beijing Every day except Monday Buy tickets

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