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The best things to do this week

Featuring Tinariwen, MØ, Disney on Ice and more

Don't let Beijing's cold weather get you down, there's still plenty going on this week to get you hot and bothered. Check out our picks of the best things to do this week, from the best parties, gigs, stage shows and more. It may be cooling down, but the capital's certainly heating up.

Monday

Murder on the Orient Express

Critics' pick

Glamorous passengers are stuck on a train while a murderer is on the loose – it’s a jolly good job then that a detective is also among them. Reinvented for 2017, this adaptation of Christie's bestselling masterpiece features an all-star cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Cinemas around Beijing 10 Nov - 08 Dec Buy tickets

Saturday

Critics' pick

Currently one of the biggest pop stars in the world, MØ's collaboration with Major Lazer and DJ Snake (the inescapable 'Lean On') was named as Spotify’s most-streamed track of all time in 2015. Her collaboration with Justin Bieber ('Cold Water') also ended Drake’s 16-week stay at No 1 in early 2016.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 18 Nov

Acrobuffos: Air Play

Critics' pick

Featuring flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen, this modern spectacle brings together clowning, acrobatics and air sculpture in one poetic ode to childhood.

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Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre Grand Theatre , Building 9, Tianqiao Nan Dajie, Xicheng (西城区天桥南大街9号楼) Xicheng Beijing Beijing 18 Nov Buy tickets

Disney On Ice

Critics' pick

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 years of magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney princesses, and Disney’s Frozen as they bring 14 stories and 30 songs to life.

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Capital Indoor Stadium , 5 Baishi Qiao Lu 18 Nov Buy tickets

Syndicate Sessions: Sam Binga

Critics' pick

This November, Syndicate reassembles for one of Bristol's finest. Sam Binga, the undisputed king of a genre tentatively described as 'sort of halftime jungly stuff but like kinda on a dirty south tip too', brings his frankly absurd wavey, hypermild vibes to Dada.

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Dada , 206 Gulou Dong Dajie (below Temple Bar) 18 Nov

Sunday

Alan Gilbert, Yundi Li and the Staatskapelle Dresden

Critics' pick

Former music director of the New York Philharmonic returns to China, this time teaming up with superstar pianist Yundi Li and the Staatskapelle Dresden. Programme is Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 and Strauss' Symphonica Domestica.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 19 Nov

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