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Weekender Aug. 25-31

Highlights of this weekend and the week ahead

The most intriguing and exciting events for the weekend and beyond


August 25

NEU x A Better Version of 人: A Double Opening
Friday and Saturday, ¥60-400

NEU is a two-day festival for you to open your mind, imagine, explore, and redefine the “Future of Everything.” They partnered up with CTM (Festival for Adventurous Music & Art), Goethe Institut, The Hatchery, Zanadu, and with two great venues UCCA and Migas. Check out the events here.

Address 1
4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Tel: 5780-0200

Address 2
6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Road
Tel: 5208-6061


August 26

3pm-Late, Free

Café Zarah is gathering all the most talented DJs in Beijing in one place so you can taste the incredible events that will be coming up later this month. For this round, Miga’s musical finest DJ Watermelon, and Chloe from the effervescent Club Paradise crew will be getting your heads bopin’. Fired up and ready to go you can enjoy their marvelous BBQ grill with plenty of food to keep you fueled up. It goes without saying that there will be an insane amount of drinks to keep you hydrated as well.

Café Zarah  
46 Gulou Dongdajie


Rumble in the Jumble at Modernista
12-6pm, Free

Modernista is throwing a bazaar like no other, inspired by British jumble sales and American thrift stalls, with a dash of Chinese characteristics. You're probably going to find a bit everything, homemade beauties, tarot cards, old clothes, new clothes, portraits, presumably lots of things that just couldn’t fit in the suitcase. This is also a celebration of the Rumble in the Jumble's 1st Birthday, so there will be cake!

44 Baochao Hutong

August 27

Rooftop Paradise Party by Club Paradise

Keeping the party going till the very end Club Paradise is using anything that is neon, funky and tropical. DJs Ted Dancin’, Gary Boozy, Saucy, and Chloe are known for heating up dance floors citywide with their lively blend of disco, house and global funk. We recommend that you wear your most colorful Hawaiian shirt, grab a drink with a funky umbrella and don’t stop grooving.

88 Dongsi 9th Alley

August 28

Chinese Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet
5:30-9:30pm, ¥1,200

For those that have not time to stay in the city and need to take an early flight, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport is the place for you. Render your date speechless by dining at the 360° Restaurants, with an incredible array of international delicacies, fresh seafood, Champagne, rosy dessert and a secret surprise for her. Afterwards, transition smoothly over to your Deluxe room where you can appreciate each other in luxury. All this for ¥1,200. You better hurry and reserve it now.

Hilton Beijing Capital Airport
Terminal 3, No.1 Sanjing Rd, Beijing Capital International Airport
Tel: 6458-8888


Candice’s Cakes For Qixi
10am-6:30pm, ¥197-287

For those of you who will be slaving away in the kitchen creating your wonderful meal for two, don't you worry about dessert, Candice’s Cakes has your back. Candice’s Kitchen located in the heart of the hutongs will be passionately designing and lovingly baking the cake that both of you deserve.

WeChat ID: candicekitchen


A Romantic Qixi at Opera Bombana
6-10:30pm, ¥888-1,888

If you need a romantic spot and want to sweep her off her feet, Opera Bombana offers a romantic Qixi. The atmosphere of glamour and romance at Bomana for Qixi will be like no other in the city. You will enjoy each other's company as well as tasting special dishes tailor made for gentlemen and ladies, with an incredible wine pairing. Your dessert and souvenir for this romantic evening will be a wonderful surprise for you to discover together.

Opera Bombana
G2-21 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


Chinese Valentine’s Day at Conrad
6-9:30pm, ¥2,171

Nothing fancy just dinner she said? It’s obviously a trap! Conrad has the best of land and sea on their menu, perfect for this special occasion. Imported Boston lobster, Alaskan king crab and the all time favorite Australian wagyu beef. Both of you will receive two glasses of Perrier Jouet Champagne to toast your love, and later on a box of Chocolate with a special something for her to take home.

Conrad Beijing
29 North East Third Ring Road
Tel: 6584-6000


Chinese Valentine’s Day at Chapter
6-9:30pm, ¥1,136

For couples who love flowers, Chapter and their team are preparing a rose theme buffet in their wonderful European library setting. Together with your significant other, you can indulge in fresh oysters, delicate seafood, specially crafter Valentine buffet, and incredible pink themed desserts with heart-shaped delights.

Conrad Beijing
29 North East Third Ring Road
Tel: 6584-6000

August 29

School Bar Jam Night!
9pm-Late, Free

Jam night was such a huge success that School Bar decided to make it a thing. Every month on a Tuesday they will have Jam Night for all you fellow rockers to get up there and do what you do best. Bring your significant others (your guitar) or whatever instrument you want to play, and come have a blast. If you don’t want to jam you can come by and watch the show over a pint or two. Come on and show your music!"

School Bar
7 53 Wudaoying Hutong
Tel: 6402-8881


August 30

The Hot Club of Beijing at Modernista
10pm-Late, Free

Multinational ensemble The Hot Club of Beijing carry on the tradition of Django Reinhardt's Hot Club of France from the 1930s and 1940s. With their musicians coming from all four corners of the world, Hot Club brings a unique flavor to their gypsy jazz idioms. What ever they play, where ever they are, you will be listening to something incredible that will move your feet all through the night.

44 Baochao Hutong

August 31

Gypsy Jazz Night
8:30-11pm, ¥50-60

We just love these guys and we really don't want you to miss them, the finest Gypsy Jazz ensemble in town, the Hot Club of Beijing, winner of City Weekend's Nightlife Award for Best Band for three years. Seriously they can play like no other band, and not forgetting your week would not be complete without a bit of jazz in your lives.

Yue Space
7 Banqiaonanxiang, Dongcheng district


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