17 Awesome Things to Do This Weekend in Beijing

By That's Beijing, August 9, 2023

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'Dreamy Rabbit' Limited Mooncake Gift Box


Hotel Éclat Beijing introduces the 'Dreamy Rabbit' Limited Mooncake Gift Box, a collaboration with artist Eirdís Ragnarsdóttir. Merging her residency experience with Chinese tradition, it celebrates unity and the Mid-Autumn Festival's spirit. Inspired by 'Legend of The Jade Rabbit,' Eirdís crafted the artwork during her stay at Hotel Éclat Beijing. This piece harmonizes cultural heritage with contemporary artistry, embracing the festival's essence.

Price: RMB368 per box (9 pieces, including one lithography signed by the artist)

Until September 29, 2023

Hotel Éclat Beijing, Parkview Green FangCaoDi, No.9 Dongdaqiao Road, Beijing

Delightful Fusion Fare:

New Menu Launch & Crayfish Extravaganza


For this August, Café Royal at NUO Resort Hotel, Universal Beijing Resort, unveils its new seasonal menu. The master chef of Café Royal skillfully blends his iconic "Cha Chaan Teng" classics with international favorites. Additionally, enjoy the summer Crayfish Dinner Buffet with unlimited crayfish and free-flowing beers for a delightful feast!

RMB338 per adult

RMB170 per child age 3-11

Universal Studios Beijing Annual Passholders Enjoy 15% Discount!

Available from August, 2023

NUO Resort Hotel, Universal Beijing Resort, No.1 Sunrise Avenue, Tongzhou

Mystical Flavors of the Amazon


Four Seasons Hotel Beijing and Villeroy & Boch unite, drawing inspiration from the Amazonia tableware series and the Liangma River's natural allure. Presenting a luxurious Amazon-themed afternoon tea, a fusion of elegance and the porcelain's grace. Villeroy & Boch's Amazonia collection adorns bone china with vibrant leaves, exotic blooms, and delicate butterflies, creating a captivating, almost three-dimensional effect. Combined with the modern elegance of Four Seasons, it crafts an ingenious and artistic afternoon tea experience.

RMB388 for one guest, RMB668 for two guests, and  RMB1,988 for two guests, inclusive of champagne and caviar.

Until September 15, 2023

Opus Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, No.48 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang

Discover NUO Hotel Beijing's Chinese Elegance Mooncake Collection


Savor NUO Hotel Beijing's exquisite mooncake delights, fusing craftsmanship with unique flavors. Embrace Chinese elegance in celebrating reunions with the Chinese Elegance Mooncake Collection, available in 6/8 Pcs. The collection features classic landscape paintings, reflecting authentic aesthetics. For a memorable family reunion, explore the Nuo Vase Mooncake Gift Box - 9 Pcs, incorporating the iconic NUO vase.

Chinese Elegance Mooncake Collection

6 pcs RMB288 | 8 pcs RMB388

Nuo Vase Mooncake Gift Box- 9 Pcs


Available from August, 2023

NUO Hotel Beijing, No.2 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang




This upcoming Friday night, get ready for an electrifying experience as we present the second edition of TIME MACHINE! Join us as we welcome the iconic electronic music maestro, MICKEY ZHANG, to the stage. Adding to the excitement, HamoudeH (K.O.D.O & Red House) will also be there to keep the energy soaring. Get ready to dance the night away – see you on the dance floor!

Limited online early bird ticket RMB80 (including 1 drink)

Party kicks off at 9.30pm. FREE ENTRY before 10pm. After 10pm door tickets will be available. RMB100 including 1 drink!

August 11, from 9.30pm

Migas Mercado, 7th Floor, North Zone, China World Mall, No.1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, 


Shun Kikuta Concert


Lineup: Shun Kikuta, Katano Atsushi, Tora, Ray

August 12, 2023

Blue Note Beijing, B1/F, No.23 Qianmen Dongda Ave., Dongcheng

Summer Party at MAO Livehouse


Lineup: CYNIC, The Painter, alarm

August 12, 2023

MAO Livehouse, 136-G23, No.69 Fuxing Road, Haidian

Let's Dance Together at Mask Stage


Lineup: ToyHead, Drop The Fuzz, LongJin

Early Bird, RMB68; On Site, RMB88

August 13, 2023

Mask Stage, 2/F No.21 Xisanhuanbei Road, Haidian

RE:4 China Tour


Genre: J Pop

August 13, 2023

Omni Space, B1/F, No.9 Tianqiaonan Ave., Xicheng


Van Gogh Alive the Experience


An 800m² area of light and shadow, combined with a 500m² interactive zone, vividly brings to life nearly 3,000 pieces of Van Gogh's paintings and letters. Creating a dreamlike and enchanting artistic atmosphere beyond imagination.

Until Septemer 3, 2023

Dewey Center Beijing, No.27 Xidawang Road, Chaoyang

Cosmological Elements


Spanning three years, a worldwide selection of astronomical photography, astronomy-themed art installations, and various other artistic expressions have been gathered. Through the medium of multimedia light and shadow, a journey through the cosmic galaxy has been crafted, offering an experience and even interaction accessible to everyone.

Until October 8, 2023

Beijing Times Art Museum, Dinghui Temple, Wukesong, Haidian

Destination Mars


This exhibition approaches Mars from relatable perspectives of daily life such as clothing, food, shelter, and transportation. Both adults and children can engage in a relaxed and enjoyable experience, gaining accessible insights into Mars' natural environment. It explores the potential for human survival on Mars, prompting contemplation about the relationship between Earth, Mars, and the universe, and humanity's future in interplanetary existence.

Until Septemer 3, 2023

World Art Museum, No.Jia 9 Fuxing Road, Haidian

Liu Cixin Sci-Fi Universe


The "Liu Cixin Sci-Fi Comic Series" is an adaptation of 15 seminal science fiction works by the renowned author Liu Cixin. This series of comics powerfully integrates science fiction literature with artistic illustration. Drawing from Liu Cixin's literary value and philosophical depth, it combines the imaginative and creative talents of 31 artists from around the world. It stands as an exceptional work, equally enlightening in literature and art appreciation.

Until September 9, 2023

IOMA, 798 Art Zone, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang

'Baobei, Hello!' Picture Book Exhibition


This exhibition brings together award-winning works by numerous international and domestic picture book artists, along with various interactive installations for photo opportunities. What's most captivating is the reading section within the exhibition hall, where many classic picture books are available for children to read for free.

Recommended buying ticket combo with 'Liu Cixin Sci-Fi Universe' exhibition.

Until September 10, 2023

IOMA, 798 Art Zone, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang

Shadow Puppetry & Technology


This exhibition delves into the cultural and technological significance of shadow puppetry. Taking the perspective of "Shadow Puppetry + Technology," it highlights four key aspects: "Shadow," "Leather," "Dance," and "Transmission." Encompassing 210 square meters, the exhibition features 11 exhibits.

Until August 31, 2023

China Science and Technology Museum, No.5 Beichendong Road, Chaoyang

Myriad Expressions:

Exhibition of Chinese Character Culture


Each Chinese character is a vibrant entity, carrying within it the most unique and fundamental force of Chinese culture: the distinct cognitive capacity possessed by the Chinese people.

Until August 13, 2023

The Summer Palace Museum, No.19 Xinjiangongmen Road, Haidian


La Traviata


As the opera with the highest number of revivals at the NCPA, this round of performances will utilize a 4K broadcast vehicle for opera film recording. The oil-painting texture of the visuals will recreate the grand 264-square-meter mirror, reviving the bustling scenes of 19th-century Paris. The opulent and vibrant scenes of people strolling through the painting will be vividly presented on stage.

August 8 - 13, 2023

Opera House, NCPA

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