17 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend in Beijing

By That's Beijing, November 8, 2023

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Food & Drink

Modernista 12th Anniversary - Modernista Shots


Modernista turns twelve! Let's raise our glasses to this celebration! Toast to our anniversary in style with Modernista Shots. This unique blend includes white and gold rum, homemade pineapple syrup, and a splash of Prosecco. It's the perfect way to add some effervescence to your special occasion. Starting Tuesday, join us during happy hour and savor a tray for only RMB60. Cheers to twelve fantastic years!

During the whole month of November 2023

Modernista, No.44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng



REGENT BEIJING pays homage to the iconic fashion maestro, KARL LAGERFELD, known as the "Czar of Fashion." They celebrate his extraordinary 65-year career and significant contributions to the fashion world by showcasing his most iconic designs. In the heart of Beijing, REGENT BEIJING collaborates with KARL LAGERFELD to present a special tribute collection featuring a pop-up store, afternoon tea, and cocktail lounge.

Price: RMB888/two persons, including coffee or tea for two persons and two glasses of sparkling wine.

RMB1,888/two persons, including coffee or tea for two persons and one bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

Available daily from 1.30pm to 6pm

Lobby Lounge, Regent Beijing, No.99 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng

Georgia's Feast Weekly Offer


Georgia's Feast offers fantastic promotions throughout the week! Enjoy a 50% discount on Khinkali every Monday. Tuesdays are Vegan Day, with selected Georgian vegan dishes at half price. Wednesdays are Salad Day, where selected salads are available at half price. On Thursdays, buy one Brooklyn draft beer and get another one for free. Fridays offer selected cocktails on a buy one get one free basis. And on Saturdays, you can enjoy a 30% discount on selected Georgian wines. Don't miss out on these amazing deals!

Every Monday to Saturday, until June 30, 2024

Georgia's Fest Restaurant & Bar, No.9 Dongzhimennei Street, Dongcheng

Migas Set Lunch


Migas winter set lunch is available now! Simple and delicious to make the weekdays a bit more special in the heart of Beijing. Delicious starters include fine ingredients such as caviar, crab salad, white anchovies and ham croquettes. A warm creamy soup for the cool weather and satisfying steak or seafood rice as the main course, this set lunch will help energize your day! 

Every Monday-Friday, from November 2023

Migas Mercado, 7/F China World Mall, No.1 Jianguomen Wai Dajie, Chaoyang

Max Mara Fluffy Afternoon Tea


InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun and renowned Italian fashion brand Max Mara have collaborated to present the Max Mara 'fluffy' afternoon tea, paying homage to the 'Teddy' 10th-anniversary celebration. This exclusive afternoon tea can be savored at The Florist, featuring delectably tender serrano ham that imparts a lingering flavor with each bite. The religieuse whisky praline adds a sweet and fragrant note, promising a delightful and distinctive afternoon experience.

Price: RMB788/two persons, two complimentary Max Mara coffee cups

Until November 30, 2023

The Florist, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, No.1 South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang

Fall Autumn · Hairy Crab


Hairy crabs are not just a seasonal delicacy; they are an integral part of Chinese food culture. These freshly caught crabs, known for their golden-orange roe, are the highlight of the dish. Intercontinental Beijing Sanlitun invites you to savor their delectable crab-themed set menu.

Price: RMB588/person, 7-course hairy crab set menu

Until November 30, 2023

Ying Chinese, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, No.1 South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang

CHAR After Dark


CHAR Bar & Grill, honored with One Diamond recognition in the Black Pearl restaurant guide for four successive years and Michelin awards for five consecutive years, curates an engaging culinary adventure for Beijing's gastronomes, introducing a chic and sophisticated way of life. With the onset of evening, CHAR Bar & Grill transitions into 'CHAR After Dark,' where a skilled DJ sets the stage, marking the beginning of a lively experience. The ambiance becomes electric, reflecting an unmatched enthusiasm for the dynamic urban lifestyle.

Price: RMB688, 2 hours free flow

Every Wednesday to Saturday, 8pm - 11pm

CHAR Bar & Grill, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, No.1 South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang

Saint Martin's Day Party at Zarah


According to the legend, St Martin rode past a freezing beggar in the depths of winter. The man had neither shoes nor warm clothes on. Martin had no money or food to offer the poor man. Full of compassion, he cut his warm coat with his sword into 2, giving one half to the man and saving him from freezing to death. In this shared spirit, we want to dedicate this year’s autumn lights party to St Martin and invite you to come over for a cozy yet bright Saturday evening (6pm – late) under beautifully glowing red lanterns and great music delivered to you by some of Beijing's best DJs!

November 11, 6pm – late

Zarah, No.46 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng

Fusion Band +Jam Session


Langos, a famous Hungarian snack, is on the menu. It's delicious, with a crispy exterior and a soft, fragrant inside. Locals and tourists alike love it. You can customize your Langos with various toppings, but the traditional way is to brush it with garlic sauce while it's still hot and then spread Hungarian sour cream on top. The refreshing sour cream balances the oiliness of the Langos, and the garlic sauce enhances the overall aroma. It's a treat that will leave you craving for more! Don't miss this tasty event.

November 11, 8pm - late

De Factto, 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang


Yuji Sax Trioer Quartet


Experience a special Jazz night with the Yuji Sax Trio or Quartet at D3 Live. Enjoy the soulful melodies and captivating rhythms of live jazz music in a vibrant atmosphere. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of jazz with talented musicians.

November 10, 2023

D3 Live & Bar, B1/F, Soho 6 Mall, Sanlitun, Chaoyang

Li Zhi & Band China Tour


Li Zhi and his band are making a comeback to your favorite live house in town!

November 10, 2023

Le Space, 1/F Renmei Building, Beixin Banqiaonanxiang, Dongcheng

Takeshi Sakamoto T.S.O.P Band


Blue Note China presents an exceptional contemporary jazz experience with a talented Japanese jazz band, bringing you the authentic flavors of contemporary Japanese jazz.

November 11 - 12, from 6.30pm

Blue Note Beijing, No.23 Qianmen East Street, Dongcheng

I Go to 2000 Y2K Party


During the turn of the millennium, the internet was just beginning to rise, and games, music, the internet, and movies were the memories of our youth. Bright colors, transparent jelly-like aesthetics, and PVC material were widely accepted by all age groups. People envisioned the millennium as a utopian world filled with futurism and highly developed information technology. This retro-futuristic, bubblegum-like sensation was simply irresistible.

November 11, 11.30pm - 2am next day

Mao Livehouse Wukesong, No.69 Fuxing Road, Haidian


Modern Time


Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Giacometti, Cézanne, and Braque – the exhibition presents over 90 authentic masterpieces by these six modernist art giants. These pieces are sourced from the renowned modern art museums in Europe and the precious collections of the Nationalgalerie Berlin. It marks the first-ever exhibition of these works in China.

November 11, 2023 - February 25, 2024

UCCA Center of Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang

Art Bridges: Antwerp To Beijing & Back Again


The exhibition, themed "Art Bridges," aims to connect the academic and educational resources of two art schools, showcasing the spirit of "Harmony in Diversity" and their interpretations of contemporary cultural diversity. One highlight of the exhibition is the "Quick Topic" format, where students from both institutions complete their exhibition works under the same requirements and time constraints, emphasizing a sense of liveliness and directness.

November 2 - 12, 2023

CAFA Art Museum, No.8 Huajiadi Nan Road, Chaoyang

China in Memory: An Exhibition of Photography and Sketches by Chilean Artist Jose Vantolreri


Explore the rich heritage of Belt and Road countries with our exhibition, featuring a captivating collection of 84 artifacts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, and China. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of these nations and discover the historical crossroads of Silk Road civilization. Witness the collaborative efforts of international archaeology and historical site preservation. Don't miss this extraordinary journey through time and space!

Until January 5, 2024

The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng


Fennaki Beijing Animation Week


Four days, 15 global animation showcases, 136 outstanding animated shorts from around the world, four academic forums, and a diverse array of new media art exhibitions, an inspiring market, and animation workshops await you! Join us as we embark on a journey to explore the poetry and inspiration of animation from the perspective of the creators, guided by Fenaqui. 

November 10 - 13, 2023

Inside-out Theatre, No.65 Xingshikou Road, Haidian

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