7 Best Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, February 25, 2019

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Al Pastor Taco Wednesdays @ Pebbles

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You know what's even better than Taco Tuesday? Taco Wednesday, of course. Pebbles Courtyard is pumping out the ultimate al pastor tacos, made from pork grilled authentically on a vertical spit. Enjoy them every Wednesday with cool Slow Boat brews as a special combo deal. 

Wednesdays; Pebbles Courtyardsee event listing.

Feb 28: Chris Botti

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Esteemed American trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is preparing a special night for Beijing audiences this week. Recognized as one of the most innovative figures of the contemporary music world, the Grammy Award-winning jazz superstar is sure to charm his way into your heart with his intimate live performance. 

Thu Feb 28, 7.30pm; RMB380-980; Beijing Century Theatresee event listing. Buy tickets here.

Feb 28-Mar 1: Confucius

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In this six-section dance drama, China Opera and Dance Drama Theatre retells the story of Confucius wandering from state by state in ancient China in search for a protector, while spreading his long-lasting message of self-perfection and tolerance. If you’re not familiar with, well, the most influential master of Chinese thought, this is sure to be a fun and entertaining way to discover more. 

Thu Feb 28-Fri Mar 1, 7.30pm; RMB180-300; National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA)see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Mar 1: MONO

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Intense and dynamic are two words often used to describe MONO’s music, and more importantly, their live shows. Marking an extensive run and the release of their newest album Nowhere Now Here, they’ve booked a tour across China that only adds to their well-stamped passports. Catch the Japanese post rockers at Tango on Friday night and read our recent interview here.

Fri Mar 1, 9pm; RMB220 (presale), RMB260 (door); Tango, see event listing.

Mar 2: Zi Yue

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Founded by singer Qiu Ye, Chinese rock band Zi Yue will perform in Beijing early next month. Translating directly to “Confucius says,” Zi Yue first formed in Beijing in 1994 and since then have left an undeniable impression in the Chinese rock scene. Catch them at Tango for a special performance and in the meantime, read our recent interview here.

Sat Mar 2, 8pm; RMB180 (presale), RMB220 (door), RMB388 (VIP); Tangosee event listing. Buy tickets here.

Mar 3: Youth Unfinished

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Resident China NCPA Orchestra is getting ready to make a special appearance, guided by the expert hands – and baton – of music director Lü Jia, during which they will perform an exciting repertoire including pieces by Beethoven and Schubert. 

Sun Mar 3, 7.30pm; RMB80-480; National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA)see event listing. Buy tickets here.

New Spring Dishes @ 8 Qi Nian 

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New World Beijing Hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, 8 Qi Nian, presents new delightful dishes for spring showcasing the expertise of chef Yuen Yiu Fat, who has combined age-old Chinese recipes with modern preparations and the freshest spring ingredients. Savour a taste of spring with nourishing traditional favorites, like Bai Hua Jiao Yan Qiu Kui with deep-fried salt and pepper okra and shrimp, and classic Cantonese dishes such as the Wan Zi Qian Hong Kou Bao Yu, made with braised fresh abalone and tomato sauce. 

Available through March 31; 8 Qi Nian @ New World Hotel Beijing, see event listing


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