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( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-02 07:44:44


Zhuanghu Village to Wangquanyu Great Wall Hike

Date: Aug 2 - 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Venue: Mutianyu Great Wall

Price: RMB 450

This hike will visit a part of the Great Wall. It will start from Zhuanghu Walled Village and will follow a relatively easy hillside path to get to the Wall. The climb, which isn't steep, takes about 30 minutes.

After reaching the Great Wall, the hikers will head southeast, following the structure as it winds along the mountainous ridge. There are awesome views of mountains, villages, and the Wall itself, stretching off into the distance. The hike will take about three hours, and will pass through many watchtowers. Contact:

Phone: +86(10)18801335578


Chinese Valentine's Day at the Great Wall

Date: Aug 2 - 3 pm

Venue: Yingbeigou village, Huairou district

Price: RMB 2,488

Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day at The Brickyard with your special person for a romantic getaway. A complimentary bottle of Prosecco sparkling wine, breakfast for two in the Lodge, and two 60-minute Chinese massages. Guests will have full privileges to soak in the Great Wall-view Jacuzzi as well as enjoying the Garden and Health Center.

Contact: +86-10-6162-6506



Beijing Roller Derby

Date: Aug 2 - Oct 4 (Saturdays only) and from Sept 30 (Tuesdays only)

Venue: Tuanjiehu Park, 16 Tuanjiehu Nanli, Chaoyang district

Price: RMB 15

Roller derby comes to Beijing! Whether you're a seasoned skater or just want to leave it all on the rink, this is for you. All levels of proficiency are welcome and pads and skates are available every Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon at Tuanjiehu Park.


Movie screening The Goonies

Date: Aug 4 - 9 pm

Venue: 206 Gulou Dong Dajie (below Temple Bar), Dongcheng district

Price: Free entry

A ragtag bunch of teens and tweens battle a family of murderous criminals in their quest to find buried treasure. Free popcorn will be available. The bar opens at 8pm.

Back to the Future

Date: Aug 6 - 9 pm

Venue: The Bookworm, 4 Sanlitun Nan Lu, Chaoyang district

Price: Free entry

Trapped in 1955, '80s teen Marty McFly must convince his parents to fall in love or he'll never exist at all.


2014 Superclasico de la Americas

Date: Oct 11 - 8:05 pm

Venue: National Stadium

Price: RMB 80 to 200

Argentina and Brazil face off in this year's edition, which takes place at the Bird's Nest, the site of Argentina's second consecutive gold medal back in 2008 when they defeated Nigeria in the final, courtesy of a goal from Angel Di Mara. The timing of the game means that the star players of both teams will be on show.


Castle in the Sky: Musical Works of Joe Hisaishi/Hayao Miyazaki's Animation Symphony Concert

Date: Aug 6 and 7 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Xiqu Theatre, Huguo Xintiandi 4F, Huguosi Jie, Xicheng district.

Price: RMB 50-280

Join Beijing Xiqu Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra for a musical feast celebrating a great collaboration between Joe Hisaishi and Hayao Miyazaki. The program includes pieces from Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Monoke and Spirited Away.

Contact: Phone 4006-228-228/Web

Kammerchor Stuttgart NCPA August Chorus Festival 2014

Date: Aug 6 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: RMB 80-200

The Kammerchor Stuttgart is one of the leading ensembles of its kind. During the 40 years of its existence, Frieder Bernius has developed the choir into an extraordinary phenomenon valued by audiences and critics alike. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung describes it as, "a vocally wonderfully constituted ensemble with every imaginable virtue from lyrical brilliance and utterly perfect purity of intonation to a malleability in text declamation which could hardly be surpassed". ZEIT, an international German newspaper, wrote: "No superlatives are wasted in praising this choir."

Contact: +80 10 6655 0000

Idle Motion Presents Borges And I

Date: Aug 15-17 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Beijing Chaoyang 9 Theater

Price: RMB 80-200

A stunning piece of visual theater that explores our relationship with books, reading and the imagination. Idle Motion presents its stunning Total Theatre Award-nominated show Borges and I, exploring the life of visionary writer Jorge Luis Borges and his remarkable work. Integrating creative stagecraft, innovative video projection and beautiful physicality, hundreds of books transform into a plethora of images, from a flock of birds to a city skyline, from an airplane to a universe of libraries.

Contact: 400-610-3721

National Ballet of China: Raise the Red Lantern

Date: Aug 30-31 7:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: RMB 100-600

Figure-hugging Chinese cheongsam, a pallete of all the gorgeous colors you can imagine on the theatrical stage, breathtaking melodies, characteristic settings, close-knit arrangements of dancing movements and many more made Raise the Red Lantern a worldwide hit shortly after its debut, creating a great stir in the global ballet community and receiving praise from media across Europe.

Rigoletto - A joint production by Teatro Regio di Parma and NCPA

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Dates: July 31 and Aug 3 - 7:30 pm

Price: RMB 100-880

Rigoletto is Giuseppe Verdi's 1851 masterpiece, and along with La Traviata and Troubadour is one of the three great works of the Italian composer's middle period. Rigoletto has been performed for more than a century with great success. The libretto is adapted from Victor Hugo's dramatic interpretation.

Contact: 186-0020-8126

Swan Lake by Moscow Ballet Theatre

Date: Aug 8-10 7:30

Venue: Century Theater, Beijing

Price: RMB 280-580

While Swan Lake is already well known to Chinese audiences, this year the Moscow Ballet Theatre will provide a unique artistic experience. For the first time ice dance and ballet will combine artfully on the same stage, as the Moscow Ballet Theatre uses these two beautiful art forms to interpret this classical dance.

Softcore: Subverted Superstructure and the Systemic Sublime

Date: Aug 2-31 4 pm- 8 pm

Venue: Intelligentsia Gallery, Building 11, Dong Wang Hutong, Dongcheng district

Price: Free entry

The Intelligentsia Gallery presents Softcore: Subverted Superstructure and the Systemic Sublime, a group exhibition with works by artitist including Roma Mokrov.

The sixth international exhibition presents photographs, new media, installations, paintings, prints and videos that playfully deconstruct and scrutinize the art world's status quo and question everything from medium to message to excavate the 'Systemic Sublime' within.

Contact:: +86 183 1075 4745



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