6 Best Things to Do in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, October 28, 2019

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Oct 28: Period Power Workshop

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In collaboration with Beijing Wave, The Great Outdoors is hosting LUÜNA naturals this Monday night for an inspiring talk all about periods. The discussion will cover everything from myths about menstruation to using a menstrual cup. Get to know your body and feel empowered at this informative workshop. You’ll even score a discount code for LUÜNA naturals products just by attending!

Mon Oct 28, 7-9pm; RMB58; The Great Outdoors, see event listing.

Oct 28-Jan 1: Anish Kapoor Solo Exhibition 

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Anish Kapoor's first solo museum show in China will bring powerful installations to CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition will host some of his most significant and celebrated works, from Symphony for a Beloved Sun (2013) to Destierro (2017).

Through Jan 1, Tue-Sun, 9.30am-5.30pm; RMB15; CAFA Art Museum, see event listing.

Oct 28-Nov 3: Le Rouge et le Noir 

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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. 

Mon Oct 28-Sun Nov 3, various times; RMB280-1,180; Beijing Century Theater, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Oct 31 & Nov 1: La Bayadere 

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Allow the Czech National Ballet to sweep you away. Set to the compositions of Ludwig Minkus and staged by influential choreographer Marius Petipa, this is a tale of an Indian temple dancer and her ill-fated love. One of the oldest ballet companies in the world, the Czech National Ballet has a wide-ranging repertoire of traditional works and international classics. Catch them at the NCPA this week. 

Thu Oct 31 & Fri Nov 1, 7.30pm; RMB180-680; National Center for the Performing Arts – Opera House, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Oct 31-Nov 2: Halloween Events

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Calling all, guys and ghouls! It’s the most frightening time of the year... Halloween is on Thursday, October 31. Not sure where to go? There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars getting into the spooky spirit. From raging parties to epic drink specials, here's our ultimate guide on where to celebrate Halloween in the city.

Thu Oct 31-Nov 2; various venues

Nov 2: Sarah Lucas Solo Exhibition

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Influential British artist Sarah Lucas will make her China debut with a solo exhibition at Red Brick Art Museum this weekend. Featuring her early works, famous self-portraits and career-defining sculptures, the show will be on through February 2020.

Sat Nov 2-Sun Feb 16; Red Brick Art Museum, see event listing.


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