8 Best Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, November 26, 2018

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Nov 26-Nov 30: Asuka Japanese Tea Experience

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NUO is debuting the brand new Asuka Japanese Tea Experience – where premium Japanese teas are paired with creative pastries – and we’re here for this luscious new take on afternoon tea. All the desserts are enhanced with tea in their preparation, for a full-out Japanese tea experience. A matchaneeded addition to Beijing’s afternoon tea offers. 

Daily, through Nov 30; NUO Hotel Beijing, see event listing.

Nov 26-Nov 30: Hairy Crab Season @ Jing Yaa Tang

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As the autumn winds blow and the Osmanthus flowers bloom, hairy crabs are back on restaurant tables in Beijing. Famous for their delicate flavor and buttery texture, these crustaceans are a rare treat available only for a couple months of the year. Jing Yaa Tang invites you to try the innovative recipes of Chef Li Dong, like crab roe xiaolongbao and stir-fried crab meat with milk curd and parma ham. 

Through Fri Nov 30, noon-10.30pm; Jing Yaa Tang, see event listing.

Nov 26-Nov 30: German Film Festival

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The 6th Festival of German Cinema in China is organized by German Films, supported by the Goethe-Institut China and Broadway Cinemas. Screenings are taking place through November 30. For more information, follow their WeChat: fgc_2013.

Mon Nov 26-Fri Nov 30, various times; Broadway Cinematheque MOMA, see event listing.

Nov 29-Dec 8: A Decade of Mosto Anniversary Celebration

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Beginning on Thursday, Mosto invites you to embark on a 10-day culinary celebration featuring tributes from Beijing’s best restaurants. Their kitchen will be turned over to the skilled hands of chefs from Migas, Obentos, TRB and Hatsune. Each will prepare a special three- or four-course tasting menu for the anniversary event.

Thu Nov 29-Sat Dec 8, 5.30pm; Mosto, see event listing.

Nov 30-Dec 9: 'Gone with the Wind' Musical

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From the novel that inspired readers for generations comes this heart-wrenching musical adaptation, matched with music from Gerard Presgurvic. The beautiful costumes will evoke the American Civil War Era where this epic story, that spans through 10 years of the life of Scarlett O’ Hara, takes place, while the songs will spell out the pains of growing up and coming of age. 

Fri Nov 30-Sun Dec 9, various times; RMB180-1080; Beijing Exhibition Center Theatre, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Dec 1: Rumble in the Jumble Christmas Edition

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From baking, clothing, jewelry, books and more, Rumble in the Jumble is a one-stop shop for all things vintage and craft. The bazaar is back this weekend and festively themed: Aloha Christmas! Get all your gifts and goodies for the holiday season.

Sat Dec 1, 12-6pm; Modernista, see event listing.

Dec 1: Beijing SantaCon

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SantaCon is the global non-denominational, non-religious and totally nonsensical celebration of all things Santa! Santa will parade through the streets of Beijing, in collaboration with some of the best venues across town. The festive event will raise money for various charities through 'Maovember'. Get ready to join this ride for a good cause and scan the QR code for updates, because the route the bearded man will follow is still top secret, and so are the details regarding the after party and concert.

Sat Dec 1; secret venue, see event listing.

Dec 2: 011 Brunch & Day Party

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011 is a monthly event with the aim to gather people who have an appreciation for good music , food and all round great ambiance. The party is back this weekend at a new venue this time– Ramo!

Sun Nov 2, 12-4pm (brunch), 4-8pm (after party); RMB200 (brunch), RMB50 (after party only); Ramo (Lido), see event listing.


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