What's On in Beijing: Nov 21-27

By That's Beijing, November 21, 2016

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Nov 24: Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For all you non-Americans out there, the big day is this Thursday November 24. If you're looking to gorge yourself this Thanksgiving, you're in luck. There are tons of dinners and delivery services popping up around town for the holiday. We hope you're hungry! For our full events guide, click here

Nov 24: Thanksgiving Night Market 

Modernista is hosting an extra-special edition of their Night Market in honor of Thanksgiving. They’re currently busy preparing all the Thanksgiving staples – turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and more – for the event. In addition to tons of Thanksgiving food, there will be an array of vendors selling vintage and handmade goods, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, beauty supplies and food products.  

Thurs Nov 24, 6pm-midnight. Free entry. Modernista, for more information, click here.

Through till Nov 24: Damai 2016 Thanksgiving Gift

It’s almost Thanksgiving everyone. And in honor of American’s favorite food holiday, Damai is giving you a Thanksgiving gift. Just head to en.damai.cn and you’ll get RMB10-20 coupons. (Coupons are valid for 30 days of being issued). For more information, click here.

Nov 25: Red Party @ Redmoon

Paint the town red this Friday at the Red Party at the Grand Hyatt Beijing. DJ Greg Katona will be providing the beats. There will also be Red Party dancers and models, as well as a Red Fashion Show brought to you by Queennak Collections. And don't forget to dress in red. 

Fri Nov 25, 7pm. RMB88 (includes a free drink). Redmoon (Grand Hyatt Beijing), see event listing.

Nov 26: Kempinski meets Wajo

Wajo is serving up sake cocktails and finger food pairings. To top it off, international sake expert, Taka Yamamato, will be there too. In addition to plenty of food and drinks there will be traditional dance performances and more. 

Sat Nov 26, 3-4pm. RMB260 per person. Honzen Restaurant at Kempinski.

Nov 26: The Beijing Flea Market (Holiday Edition)  

One of the city’s best markets is back – just in time for Christmas. If you’re looking for vintage threads, cool arts-and-crafts from local designers and tasty food and drink, head down to The Bookworm and Pop-Up Beijing (yes, both – they’re basically next door to each other) to get your fill. Or, if you’re feeling generous, to fill up your loved one’s Xmas stocking. With stalls upon stalls of unique homemade goods, the Beijing Flea Market is a great place to pick up a thoughtful present. Add beijingfleamarket on WeChat for updates ahead of the event.

Sat Nov 26, 12-6pm; The Bookworm and Pop-Up Beijing, 4 Sanlitun Nan Lu, Chaoyang朝阳区三里屯南路4号 

Nov 27: Tai Chi Fan 

Channel your inner essence with a fan dance lesson at That’s Mandarin. Characterized by smooth, elegant movements, the fan dance is a beautiful way to practice flexibility and strength. In China the traditional dance is usually performed in groups, so it’s also a social activity.

Sun Nov 27, 3-5pm; RMB100; That’s Mandarin, 1/F, Bldg B, Xinzhong Yuan, Xinzhong Jie Dongcheng 东城区新中街新中园写字楼B座1层

Through till March: NUO Hotel Beijing Winter Drinks by Attila Balint


Head to O’Bar this season for some incredible winter-inspired cocktails. Beverage Manager Attila Balint has dreamt up five original drinks just in time for the holiday season. With their new pineapple-coconut beverages and mango and toffee creations, these drinks are something special. 

Have an event to list? Head here to list your upcoming event. We’ll choose the best new additions to feature on next week’s edition of ‘What's On in Beijing.

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