5 Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, December 4, 2017

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Dec 8: A Doll’s House Theater 

First performed in Copenhagen in 1879, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is regarded as a masterpiece. The play is notable for its strong main character, Nora, who through her actions, questions the traditional roles of men and women in 19th-century marriage. It touches upon themes of love, money, reputation and social status.

Fri Dec 8-Fri Dec 22, 7.30pm; RMB180-380; Multi-fuctional Theatre of NCPA, tickets via sales@theatrebeijing.com); see event listing

Dec 8-29: Crime and Punishment  

Media company Hugoeast and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) present a series of weekly movie screenings, held every Friday. The event showcases critically acclaimed films from all around the world. This month the theme is ‘Crime and Punishment,’ and includes the following films: Aibou 4: The Move IV (Dec 8), Paulina (Dec 15), Clean Hands (Dec 22) and Glory (Dec 29)

Fri Dec 8-Fri Dec 29, 7.30pm; RMB30 per ticket (RMB20 for UCCA members), RMB100 per set ticket, includes four films (RMB60 for UCCA members); UCCA, see event listing.

Dec 9: Slow Boat Family Day 

Celebrate the holiday season at Slow Boat’s fun-filled, family-friendly day. Expect cookie decorating, holiday crafts, a tasty brunch and the release of Slow Boat’s Safe Harbor Christmas Ale. Price includes brunch for both parent and child, a pint of Christmas Ale or coffee, and access to the craft station. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Non-profit organization Bread of Life Bakery is a partner of the event.

Sat Dec 9, 11.30am-4pm; RMB150 (per parent); Slow Boat Sanlitun Brewpub, see event listing. Register via https://yoopay.cn/event/12748579)

Dec 9: ICVS Christmas Party  

The holidays aren’t just for humans. Ttreat the special animal in your life to a fluffy good time at International Center for Veterinary Services’ (ICVS) Christmas party. Expect presents and treats, including a specially catered feast, with help from Penny’s Food Studio, Beijing’s premier gourmet pet food company. Partygoers can also take part in a raffle draw, with all proceeds donated to ICVS’ non-profit humane animal welfare programs. ICVS helps stray, rescued and rehomed animals in Beijing with a range of programs including adoption, surgeries and vaccinations. Note: All pets that attend must be fully vaccinated, with cats in carriers and dogs on leash. 

Sat Dec 9, 2-5pm; ICVS, see event listing. (RSVP by Dec 9 to reception@ICVSASIA.com)

Dec 10: Nazeem Hussain


One of Australia’s leading comedians, Nazeem Hussain created and stars in Legally Brown, a bold and hilarious mix of sketch comedy, hidden camera work and stand-up that satirizes the experience of being Muslim in Australia. He also tours his sharp and socially aware stand-up across the globe, and recently became a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World. He'll be landing in Beijing on Sunday. 

Sun Dec 10, 9pm; RMB150 (advance), RMB180 (door); The Bookworm, see event listing

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