What's On in Beijing: May 2-8

By Justine Lopez, May 3, 2016

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That's Beijing takes a look at the best of the week:

May 3: Art Beijing 2016


Don’t miss out on the final day of Art Beijing. There will be four pavilions featuring classic art, contemporary art, design and public art. There really is something for everybody. This year’s event highlights emerging East Asian artists with its additional theme of “Find Asia.” But there are also tons of works by renowned western artists like Andy Warhol and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Tue May 3, 11am-6pm; RMB100. National Agricultural Exhibition Center, see event listing for details.

May 4: The Emperor and the Lama – A Walk and Discussion at the Lama Temple and Confucian Temple


Interested in learning a little more about two of Beijing’s most historical sites? Well you’re in luck. Head to the Hutong and educate yourself about the religious and philosophical elements of the Lama Temple and the Confucian Temple. There are limited spaces for the walk, so registration is required. Head here to register. 

Wed May 4, 10am-1pm. RMB300 (RMB260 for members of The Hutong). The Hutong, see event listing for details. 

May 4: Star Wars Day Extravaganza


Did you know that May 4 is the official Star Wars Day? Well, get ready to channel your inner nerd at Temple Bar this Wednesday evening because they’re hosting a special screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. Temple Bar will be dressed for the occasion and if you follow suit you’ll get “special deals.” For all of you super fans out there Temple will also be showing episodes IV, V and VI on Monday and Tuesday.

Mon May 4, 6pm; free entry. Temple Bar, see event listing for details.

May 7: Comedy Club China Presents Stand Up Comedy


Comedy Club China is back at their home base, Camera Stylo and they're prepping for a full night of laughs on Saturday night. It’s a tiny venue so expect to get up close and personal with a whole host of Beijing-based comedians. Tickets will most likely sell out, so make sure to reserve them ASAP. Just shoot an email to nigel@comedyclubchina.com.

Sat May 7, 8-10pm; RMB50. Camera Stylo, see event listing for details.

May 7: Art Jam @ Crossroads Centre Beijing


Art Jam is brought to you by the Rotaract Club of Beijing and the Crossroads Centre. The event was organized in support of the 4th edition of the China Women’s Film festival, which raises awareness about women’s rights and gender inequality in China. During the Art Jam, you can learn new skills from an artist and put them to use on your own canvas. There will also be free drinks, snacks and painting materials.

Sat May 7, 2-5pm; 100RMB (pre-paid); 120RMB (at the door). Crossroads Centre Beijing, see event listing for details.

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