6 Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, July 23, 2018

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Jul 26-Jul 29: Hans Christian Anderson 'Life's a Fairytale' 


Directed by Steen Koerner, this visual extravaganza is bound to wow audiences of all ages. Offering a brand new interpretation of fairy tales written by Hans Christian Anderson, the production includes crazy effects, a fun soundtrack and jaw-dropping stunts. The show is a mash-up of all your faves: dance, theater, acrobatics, animation and singing. 

Thu Jul 26-Sat Jul 28, 7.30pm, Sat Jul 28-Sun Jul 29, 2.30pm; RMB100-580; NCPA, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Jul 27: The Hacker


Legendary French producer The Hacker has influenced club, indie and foward-thinking pop music for a decade. He returns to Beijing this month with his blend of techno, New Wave and rave music. Don’t sleep on this one. 

Fri Jul 27, 10pm; tickets TBD; Dada Beijing, see event listing.

Jul 27: 'A Taste of Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc'


Come enjoy more than 40 types of Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc with a light buffet and live music at the Grand Hyatt Beijing's Wine Club event this Friday. All wines can be purchased and wine delivery service is also available. Additionally, from August 6 to 28, the lobby pastry store, The Patisserie, will hold their Summer Wine Sale where guests can stock up premium wines of Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc at a discounted price.

Fri Jul 27, 6.30pm; RMB175 (Wine Club members), RMB195 (new members); Redmoon @ Grand Hyatt Beijing, see event listing.

Jul 28: Double Clapperz X ONJUICY


Experience the sounds of Tokyo grime with Japan’s finest grime musicians. Double Clapperz are a producing duo who blew up after they showcased Japanese grime MCs for Boiler Room Tokyo with Skepta, where rapper and MC ONJUICY also performed. Support comes from Puzzy Stack, Yesen and Mouna Press. 

Sat Jul 28,10pm; tickets TBD; Dada Beijing, see event listing.

Jul 28: 'Midnight in Peking' Walking Tour


In his 2012 Midnight in Peking, author Paul French enthralled readers with his take on the true story of a young woman’s murder from almost a century ago. Whether you’ve read the book or not, you can now relive the unsolved mystery in its original setting in an author-approved walking tour by Bespoke Beiijng. This tour features brand new historical research. 

Jul 28, 6.30-9.30pm (tours take place the last Saturday of every month); RMB388/person (to purchase tickets email info@bespoketravelcompany.com), see event listing.

Jul 28 & 29: F2N Market 4th Anniversary


This weekend, celebrate four years with beloved farmers' market Farm to Neighbors – winners of our Pop-Up Market of the Year (Reader's Choice) award! Come out to shop on Saturday and Sunday to show your support for a charming local business. They'll have a lucky draw, live music, themed forum, cake sharing and over 50 vendors! Plus, they'll be selling some of their delicious homemade cherry jam.

Sat Jul 28 & Sun Jul 29, 12-6pm; Farm to Neighbors, see event listing.

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.' Not sure where to start? Here's a full guide on how to list your upcoming events on our website.

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