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Make the most of January with these ballin' events

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Longqing Gorge Ice and Lantern Festival

If a trip up to the -30°C abyss of Harbin seems just a little too torturous this winter, fear not: Beijing has its own fluorescent-lighted ice fest just two hours out of town. Although smaller in scale than its northern counterpart, it’s still got plenty of hefty sculptures, giant ice ...

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Longqing Xia Scenic Area 16 Jan - 08 Mar

Music

Film

See You Tomorrow

Critics' pick

Far from your standard modest debut from a first-time director, See You Tomorrow has a tonne of talent backing it up. What’s really sure to pique the interest of cinephiles, though, is the film’s co-writer and producer: Wong Kar-wai. Wong’s famous for his dreamy, gorgeous portrayals of doomed romances, which seems like a perfect match for See You Tomorrow’s story, a love triangle centring around a painter and his unfaithful wife.

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Cinemas around Beijing 23 Dec - 22 Jan

Kubo And The Two Strings

Critics' pick

Animation studio Laika (Coraline, Paranorman) is responsible for this typically gorgeous 3D stop-motion cartoon about a young boy in ancient Japan with magical powers who must locate an armour worn by his father to defeat a vengeful spirit.

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Cinemas around Beijing 13 Jan - 12 Feb Buy tickets

Art

(Un)Awareness

Asian Art Works in 798 hosts a show for the dynamic artist duo Alex Damboianou and Huang Huan. While Damboianou’s background is in architecture, and Huang is a dancer and actress, here they collaborate on large-scale, abstract blackand-white sculptural canvases that play with ‘the boundary between awareness and unawareness’.

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Asian Art Works , 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday

Stage

Nightlife

Mr Ho

House, techno, disco and electronica DJ Mr Ho hits Dada with one of his signature loop-heavy dance sets. He is currently holding down residencies in Berlin, Paris and Vienna in addition to regular tours. He owns the Berlin-based label Klasse Records that’s released artists such as DMX Krew and ...

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Dada , 206 Gulou Dong Dajie (below Temple Bar) 21 Jan

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