6 Best Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, December 24, 2018

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Dec 17-Jan 5: Atelier Art School Workshops

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Want your kids to spend an artsy Christmas? Atelier's painters and teachers created a series of special workshops inspired by the German collective Der Blaue Reiter, the city of Venice and more, offering a variety of classes that experiment not only with sketching, collage, and painting, but even with 3D printing techniques. 

Mon Dec 17-Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10am-noon (ages 5-7), 1-3.30pm (ages 8+); RMB2000 (ages 5-7), RMB2500 (ages 8+); Atelier Art School; see event listing. For more info, check their website.

Dec 24: Christmas Specials @ Regent Beijing

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Regent Beijing has prepared not one, but two special culinary events for this year's Christmas festivities. Jinbao 99 Restaurant will host a big party featuring an extravagant seafood and grill buffet, while Daccapo Italian Restaurant will celebrate with a special dinner menu, including venison tartare, potato soup and of course panettone. Don't forget to try your luck at the Jinbao 99 lucky draw. 

Mon Dec 24; 6-9pm (Christmas buffet), 6-10.30pm (Christmas dinner); RMB1388/person (Jinbao 99 buffet with free-flow drinks), RMB888/person (Daccapo dinner set menu, includes prosecco). Jinbao 99 & Daccapo Italian Restaurant, Regent Beijing Hotel; see event listing.

Dec 24: Obviously and Smoking Area 25 China Tour

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Currently on a 13-city tour of the Mainland, Taiwan bands Obviously and Smoking Area 25 make a stop at School Bar. Formed in 2012, female fronted indie rock foursome Obviously have exploded over the past couple of years. Joining them on tour are Smoking Area 25. The band dabbles in everything from indie and folk to electro rock and have taken the world by storm recently and immediately setting out for a China tour. 

Mon Dec 24, 9pm; RMB80 (advance), RMB100 (door); School Live Bar, see event listing.

Dec 27-31: Tap Dogs

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The hottest tap dance show, Dein Perry's Tap Dogs, is coming to inspire Beijing crowds. Starting from a garage in Sydney, the six-person Tap Dogs ensemble has grown to be a global phenomenon. You can appreciate their performance with live music right here in Beijing to close the year with a bang. 

Thu Dec 27-Mon Dec 31; Various Times; RMB180-880; Beijing Poly Theater; see event listing. Grab your tickets here.

Dec 30: Swan Lake

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Kiev Ballet is a leading ballet company based in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. Also known as the National Ballet of Ukraine, the skilled group performs works of classical ballet and tours internationally. This week, they're bringing the immortal Swan Lake to Beijing. The Tchaikovsky classic will relive thanks to these immaculate performers and expensive costumes and setting. 

Sun Dec 30, 7.30pm; RMB280-980; Great Hall of the People, see event listing. Grab your tickets here.

Through Dec 31: Mindfully Lighter Afternoon Tea @ Conrad Beijing

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Chapter's Mindfully Lighter Afternoon Tea is all about delicious guilt-free treats. Avoiding refined and processed sugars, the culinary team at Chapter, Conrad Beijing's 'Food Library,' have created a myriad of delectable bites using natural alternatives. Indulge your sweet tooth on deconstructed mango and passion fruit cheese cake with a honey and oat crumble crust, vegan scones with house-made strawberry jam or blueberry almond energy bars and chocolate cannoli with mixed nuts.

Through Dec 31, 2-6pm; Chapter at Conrad Beijing, see event listing.


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