Formerly known as the China Women’s Film Festival, Baturu Cultural Festival just hit Beijing. The week-long event features various international films that focus on women’s struggles around the globe. Several of the screenings will also be followed by a Q&A session with the directors. Entry is free with registration, except for showings at the French Cultural Institute. Visit the official website for the full film schedule.
Zarah is hosting a new photo exhibition titled Beijing at Night, a series of photographs by Beijing-based photographer Andrew Braun. Stop by on opening night this Thursday and enjoy deals on drinks while you browse.
We Lost the Sea, an Australian postrock band, is presenting their new concept album Triumph & Disaster on their China tour. Told through the eyes of a mother and son as they spend one last day on Earth, the lyrics tell a story of love, loss and letting go. The band’s dynamic performance provides a view into their profound exploration of environmental and existential themes, taking audiences on a grand sweep through their artistry.
Anish Kapoor’s first solo museum show in China will bring powerful installations to CAFA Art Museum through some of his most significant and celebrated works, from Symphony for a Beloved Sun (2013) to Destierro (2017).
French for ‘the red and the black,’ this musical is based on Stendhal’s 1830 historical psychological novel. It follows Julien Sorel, a provincial young man, as he tries to rise beyond his status and ends up getting entangled in scandalous affairs. Ultimately, his passions prove to be his downfall. This rock opera is reimagined for the stage by François Chouquet, along with a live rock band, 3D multimedia effects and lavish outfits.
The world’s happiest and most colorful 5k marathon is hitting Beijing’s streets. Fret not if you have never run that far – The Color Run caters to all fitness levels and ages. Each ticket bundle comes with a white T-shirt; participants wear this from the starting line, and at each kilometer mark, runners will be covered head to toe in colorful powder. After the run, the fun continues with a massive party, where you can take part in music, dance, photo ops and activity booths.
It’s back! The Beijing Flea returns for its first autumn edition at TechTemple Sanlitun this weekend. The local flea market is a one-stop shop featuring more than 40 vendors selling unique arts, crafts, food and more.
American R&B artist Cory Henry began playing the organ at the age of two, and quickly found a home as an in-demand instrumentalist in his teens, going on to tour the world with saxophone giant Kenny Garrett by the age of 19. After winning Grammy awards as part of funky Brooklyn-based band Snarky Puppy, he is now leading his own band, The Funk Apostles, and bringing an alchemy of musical influences to Blue Note Beijing this weekend.
Hutong Art Festival celebrates locally-created comics, illustrations and storytelling that are pushing boundaries in their fields. More than 30 independent artists, illustrators and collectives will be showcasing their works at the art fair, offering a great opportunity to spend a day in the hutongs while browsing new art pieces for yourself, or as gifts for friends and family.
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