8 Places to Party in Beijing This Weekend: Women's Day Edition

By That's Beijing, March 7, 2019

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International Women's Day is this Friday, March 8. Just a friendly reminder: The day isn't just about celebrating women (which you should be doing every day because women kick ass) – it's to spotlight the women's rights movement and the continuing efforts to achieve gender equality around the world. We've compiled a few of the great events to attend this weekend (and some fabulous parties for good measure.)

Mar 8: Women's Day Celebration @ Arcade

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Spend this Women's Day at Arcade, where they're hosting keynote speakers and discussions for the occasion. Enjoy drinks, food and countless networking opportunities. Entrance ticket includes one free drink!

Fri Mar 8, 6.30pm; RMB50; Arcade, see event listing.

Mar 8: Comedy Club China Presents 'Ladies First' Women's Day Comedy Showcase

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Join some of the most talented female comedians in Beijing for a comedy showcase at The Bookworm. Headlined by the all-female improv comedy group The Beijing Broads, the show will have a something for everyone. Plus, it's one of the best introductions to Beijing's vibrant stand-up scene. Expect music, a few surprises and a lot of laughs.

Fri Mar 8, 8pm; RMB100; The Bookworm, see event listing.

Mar 8: Gender-Free Women's Day Party @ Zarah

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Show solidarity with women’s struggles all over the world and celebrate womanhood all together with a gender-free Women’s Day party at Zarah. They're throwing an inclusive bash with a happy hour running all night, featuring RMB30 wine and prosecco, along with special deals on beer. Live DJs will keep party goers up until the late hours. Discuss gender equality and the latest social achievements of women – all while letting loose on the dance floor!

Fri Mar 8, 7pm-late; Zarah, see event listing.

Mar 8: Pure, Miss Mix and New Gen @ DDC

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Rock out at DDC where they're celebrating International Women's Day with a lineup of all female-fronted act. Catch grunge punk outfit Pure, punk and blues group Miss Mix and ambient post-rockers New Gen this Friday night.

Fri Mar 8, 9pm; RMB60 (advance), RMB80 (door); Dusk Dawn Club, see event listing.

Mar 8: East Palace West Palace @ Zhao Dai

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Zhao Dai hosts another installment of their queer night: East Palace West Palace. Get ready for another round of fabulous performers and some bumping house beats. DJs Ouissam and Putong Hoe take over the tables while drag queens Frozen Lolita and Princess of Chinatown and voguer Lemon Tree entertain on stage. Best of all? The money raised from ticket sales will go to Beijing Gender.

Fri Mar 8, 10pm; RMB120 (proceeds donated to Beijing Gender); Zhao Dai, see event listing.

Mar 8: Organic Presents Slowcook @ Dada

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Organic hosts another party at Dada with an exciting headliner act. Vinyl lover and member of Leeds-based party collective Brudenell Groove, UK DJ Slowcook will be spinning a mix of everything from disco and house to jungle and dub, with support by LV Zhiliang and Genreless.

Fri Mar 8, 10pm; free entry; Dada Beijing, see event listing.

Mar 9: 'Republican Ladies & The Women of Dashilar' Walking Tour 

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How did women in Dashilar change throughout the Republican era of Beijing? Join this walking tour led by Beijing Postcards, as they take you through the old Beijing neighborhood – a former center of development with its modern shops, newspapers and more. As the capital slowly caught up with modern society, women experienced a newfound sense of freedom and opportunity with the crumbling patriarchal structures. The tour will take a little over two hours, including a post-walk exhibition.

Sat Mar 9, 2pm; RMB300; Beijing Postcards, see event listing. For more info, visitbjpostcards.com.

Mar 9: Rumble in the Jumble's 'Femme Festival Bazaar'

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In celebration of the countless triumphs of women around the world, Rumble in the Jumble is seizing the day with their Femme Festival market. With a wide array of vendors featuring delicately hand-embroidered clothing, hot-as-hell hummus, vintage clocks and man-made gemstones. You can also enjoy some pop-up poetry by Boriqua in Beijing and on-the-spot tattoos by Black Rabbit!

Sat Mar 9, 12-6pm; Modernista, see event listing.


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