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Beijing Life: Weekender July 7-13

Highlights of this weekend and the week ahead

The most intriguing and exciting events for the weekend and beyond. 


July 7

The Underground Movement
11pm-6am, ¥50

Party hard or go home, as the saying goes, Lantern presents Underground Movement with a special line-up set up to make you dance till you drop. You know what you can expect at Lantern the best of Techno with two DJ’s playing simultaneously but not on the same stage. Make the choice.
Gongti West Road
工体西门向北100米 (许仙楼餐厅后侧地下)


Mike Clark at Migas
10pm-4:30am, TBD

Detroit’s “ambassador of house music” Mike Clark known as Agent X will be having his very fist debut in Beijing at The Bar at Miga. Notorious for his house music and work as a producer, for well over 35 years, he is ready to surprise you. His fame may be thanks to House but his passion lay in jazz, disco and funk, so expect everything from his music.

The Bar at Migas
6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Road


Night of Three Cities: Anti-Tune (Shijiazhuang), Silent Speech, Lattice, Mons. Boulevard (Zhengzhou)
9pm-Late, ¥50

Three cities, four bands and one venue School Bar is putting together a special night of rock n’ roll one cannot miss. Beijing’s representative will be the experimental alternative-rock Silent Speech, and punk rock foursome Lattice.  Shijiazhuang stepping up with rock n’ roll power pop Anti-Tune, and Zhengzhou with is fighting back with Britpop musings Mons Boulevard. Get rockin’.
School Bar 
53 Wudaoying Hutong

July 8

Ramo at Palms
4pm-Late, Free 

Italy and Mexico are being blended so you can party with the best of both worlds, as once more Ramo visits L.A. Palms. Party by the pool get your funk on with their amazing DJs, then wolf whistle when Tiger Lily makes an appearance. The menu has been fused by the love of tacos and Pizza to give you Pizza tacos. L.A.’s own Karen will be mixing up Mimi e Coco-inspired cocktails to present this trans-Atlantic friendship. Get a sombrero and speedo it’s time to party.
Palms L.A. Kitchen and Bar > Liangmaqiao
Bldg D, Yuanyang Xin'ganxian, 66 Xiaguangli


Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Quartet
7:30-9pm, ¥480-680

Born December 15, 1936, New York, NY, and known as one of the finest pianists in the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. 
Blue Note

23 Qianmen East Street


Afro Roots Party
6pm-Late, ¥50 includes one drink

Jump into the Afro Roots Party celebration of African cultures, food, dance and music with DJ Wild Wata. Hotcat Club is hosting a day dedicated solely to Africa and all its beauty. There will be workshops on African fashion and dance, a fashion show, and later in the night show them what you learned on the dance floor. 

Hotcat Club

Fangjia Hutong #46 (andingmen nei/lama temple)


Tel: 6400-7868

July 9

Pop Up Disko Grassland Edition at Echo Valley Electronic Music Festival
9:35-Late, Free

Go to the great outdoors and get you adrenaline pumping at the spectacular GuYuan Grasslands, which is everything but flat. Get there the night before and sleep under the stars or in an RV, and spend the day horse riding, hang gliding and other extreme activities. There will a hang gliding competition as well so get flying.
Wozaifei Glide Club GuYuan Grasslands
沽源草原 我在飞滑翔俱乐部(沽源坝上草原)
Tel: 136-8126-3981 (English)


The Rebel 5 at Modernista
10pm-1am, Free

The powerful, mind-blowing choice of soul and pop hits the stage of Modernista as Fan, Roy, Troy, Dojo and Deliah, A.K.A. The Rebel 5. They are a soul, R&B, and funk outfit that guarantees a night of dancing and good times. They certainly won't hold back on stage and you certainly won't hold back on the dance floor, have a good time.

44 Baochao Hutong

July 10

Breakfast Bavarian Style
Daily, ¥155-308

Start your Monday as a true Bavarian with a Bavarian breakfast at the Paulaner Bräuhaus Restaurant. Their limited-time Bavarian-style breakfast buffet created by our new Chef Bernhard Cekon, will probably have you rolling to work. However, this would definitely give a great excuse to jump out of the bend and start the week on a full tank.
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District

July 11

Classic Movie Tuesday: ‘Notorious’ (1946)
7:30-9:30pm, Free

For film lovers and Alfred Hitchcock enthusiast, every Tuesday Pop-Up Beijing is showing some of his high-tension films. On this particular day, they are showing Notorious (1946), where a woman is sent to spy on a group of Nazi’s in South America. How far will she go? You’ll have to go and see to find out.
Pop-Up Beijing
North Side, Ground Level, Office 22, Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu


Song Hongquan: Clouds
Every Tue.-Sun., 10am-6pm

Song, son of a stone carver from the Hebei province, who in his formative years worked on the land, now has his past profoundly influence his artwork. Carving from stone or marble to express his inspiration taken from the natural world. Song is one of the few that has developed his artistic career outside the academic system. Or as some would say born free from the shekels of academia.
Chambers Fine Art
Red No.1-D, Caochangdi

July 12

Heart of the Tin Man
Every Tue.-Sun., 11am-6pm

The famous M WOODS Collection is known for its post-internet focus, and Heart of the Tin Man aims at exposing, and delving deeper into the current internet or technological practices. The exhibit has virtual reality, digital mechanics, and interactive works to simulate the soul of a conscious being. Don't stand too close to the eyes, they move!
D-06, 798 Art Zone, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Rd


July 13

Gala Dinner With Michelin-Starred Chef Luigi Taglienti

Have a gala dinner with the best of the best, Opera Bombana is presenting a two-night pop-up with Michelin-starred Chef Luigi Taglienti from Lume restaurant Milan. Chef Luigi and alongside Chef Marion D’Antonio will prepare a seven-course gala dinner that will take you breath away. Reserve a table while you can!
Opera Bombana
LG2-21 Parkview Green Fang Cao Di, 9 Dongdaqiao Road
东大桥路9号 Parkview Green芳草地 地下二层21号单元
Tel: 5690-7177

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