6 Best Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, September 16, 2019

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Sep 19: nugget records Launch Party

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A new Beijing-based label nugget records is devoting itself to physical releases: casette tapes. The label consists of couple David Carey, of Nocturnes曳取 and Lost Memory Machine, and Jen Rao, an artist. Read up on nugget records in our recent interview with the duo before their very first show at DDC this week, featuring friends and artists that the label has worked with. They’ll also be launching the ‘pocket nugget’ at the show, their own branded cassette player.

Thu Sep 19, 9pm; RMB50 (presale), RMB60 (door); DDC, see event listing.

Sep 19-21: The Comedy of Errors & Twelfth Night 

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London-based arts venue and education center Shakespeare’s Globe brings you two Shakespearean favorites, The Comedy of Errors andTwelfth Night. The world-renowned theatre company celebrates Shakespeare’s unmistakable impact on the world, staging selected plays internationally. Both of the plays to be performed in Beijing feature comedy revolve around mistaken identities and skilled wordplay – a must-see for all Thespians. 

Thu Sep 19-Sat Sep 21, various times; RMB180-680; Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Sep 20: The Beijing Postcards Historical Pub Quiz

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Get ready to test your knowledge about the Chinese capital at a pub quiz hosted by Beijing Postcards at The Bookworm – a perfect way to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the PRC, eh? Questions will focus on the history of Beijing and are multiple choice.

Fri Sep 20, 7.30pm; RMB30; The Bookworm, see event listing.

Sat 20 & 21: U-Theatre ‘The Colours’ 

Taiwan-based troupe U-Theater is bringing a new performance concept to Beijing. A meditative mix of zen contemplation, martial arts and impeccable percussion techniques puts a never-before-seen spin on contemporary theater. Established in 1988, U-Theater combines the concepts of Tao and Art to elevate their work, broadening their artistic horizons. Discover a new way of life and expression at the NCPA this weekend. 

Fri Sep 20 & Sat Sep 21, 7.30pm; RMB100-580; NCPA, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Through September: Premium Dim Sum @ Yu Restaurant

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The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing is pleased to present authentic dim sum offerings at their iconic restaurant Yu. Handmade by Chef Huang, who has 20 years of culinary experience, the bite-sized snacks are offered daily for brunch. Enjoy a premium selection of dishes like baked abalone puffs, deep-fried crispy sea cucumber puffs, steamed buns with truffle and more, all made with top-quality ingredients.

Daily, 11.30am-2pm; RMB388/person (tea, soft drinks and juice included); Yu @ The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, see event listing.

Through September: David Hockney – Works From the Tate Collection

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Paintings by renowned British artist David Hockney are now on display at M Woods’ brand-new second location in the up-and-coming Longfusi compound. Taken from the Tate Collection in London, the works will be exhibited at the gallery through early next year.
Through January 1; RMB180 (Tue-Thu), RMB220 (Fri-Sun); M Woods (Longfusi), see event listing.

[All images courtesy of promoters]


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