6 Best Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, January 7, 2019

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El Barrio Weekly Specials

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El Barrio has some crazy good deals going on. Get half price tacos on Mondays, half price fajitas on Tuesdays and – prepare yourselves – a ladies night on Wednesdays featuring RMB10 frozen margaritas for the gals all night long. DJ Franck takes over the tables on the weekend. 

Every week, 5.30pm-late; El Barrio, see event listing.

Jan 8: Romeo and Juliet

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Courtesy of promoters

The timeless and tragic story of Romeo and Juliet will be performed by TNT Theatre Britain at the Rulun Lecture Hall of Renmin University. Don’t miss this powerful and innovative reimagining of Shakespeare’s most popular drama. 

Tue Jan 8, 7pm; RMB100-280; Rulun Lecture Hall of Renmin University, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Jan 8: RuPaul's Drag Race Screening

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Join Slow Boat at Side Street every week for a viewing party of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. The fun kicks off every Tuesday with guest drag queens Miss Hymn and Siberia. The entrance ticket includes a free shot and you can enjoy discounted pints of Slow Boat’s S.O.S Belgian Wit inside. 

Tue Jan 8, 8.30pm; RMB15 (advance), RMB20 (door); Side Street, see event listing.

Jan 10-13: The Last Warrior Elephant

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Directed by He Nian, the Shanghai Puppet Theater brings you The Last Warrior Elephant, a visually outstanding production set during the Anti-Japanese War period. Presenting the harmony of man and nature, this story of a devoted boy and a baby elephant will tug on your heartstrings. 

Thu Jan 10-Sun Jan 13, 7.30pm; RMB100-960; National Center For the Performing Arts (NCPA), see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Jan 11: CHAI

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Japanese pop punk band CHAI consisting of twin sisters Mana and Kana, along with friends Yuuki and Yuna, are determined to redefine what it means to be kawaii. Together, the Nagoya natives coined the term 'neo-kawaii,' which translates to ‘the new cute,’ and have devoted themselves to smashing oppressive beauty standards and inspiring confidence with their bold and fearless music. Read our recent interview with the band here.

Fri Jan 11, 9pm; RMB150 (presale), RMB220 (door); Omni Space, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Jan 13: Reol

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From singer-songwriter to producer, eccentric Japanese EDM artist Reol embarks on a live tour. Prepare for a genre-blending night of electronic pop and unique artistry by the darling oddity. 

Sun Jan 13, 3pm; RMB450 (early bird), RMB480 (presale), RMB580 (door); Tango, see event listing. Buy tickets here.


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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