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John Dadzie, aka 12th Planet, is an LA-based producer who's worked with the likes of Skrillex, Skream, Plastician and even Korn. His track, 'Reasons', produced in collaboration with Doctor P, was declared by Spin magazine as one of the '30 Greatest Dubstep Songs of All Time' with John himself acknowledged as the 'King of Dubstep'. Performing at new Gongti nightclub Hustle this May, purchase your tickets here.

For all the other excellent events making their way to the capital, make sure you take a look at our picks and book them, right here, right now. It really couldn't be any easier.

Sport

The Color Run 2018

Critics' pick

Dig out your white clothing and find some trainers that you don't mind getting covered in paint – it's time to register for the Color Run! For the uninitiated, the Color Run is a 5km fun-run where participants have different colours chucked at 'em at special stations at every kilometre, so by the time that you've finished you look like a technicolour dreamboat.

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Beijing Garden Expo Park , 15 Shejichang Lu 09 Jun Buy tickets

Film

Avengers: Infinity War

Critics' pick

Aptly titled, the nearly three-hour Infinity War pours on the action – some of it grandly operatic, some of it breezy and fun – but mainly, it's about a big purple goon on a bling quest. Genocidal Thanos (Josh Brolin, ready to grumble) hopes to collect six Infinity Stones for his Pandora bracelet and thereby enact a purge of 'half of humanity'. 

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Cinemas around Beijing 11 May - 08 Jun Buy tickets

A Quiet Place

Critics' pick

Like Aliens retooled as a militant librarian's fantasy, actor-director John Krasinski's relentlessly effective horror film thrives on a nifty premise: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family holes up in a farmhouse and tries to survive in a countryside where the slightest sound brings out deadly monsters.

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Cinemas around Beijing 18 May - 22 Jun Buy tickets

Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey tells the story of American marine Megan Leavey and her bomb-sniffing dog Rex, from the time they served together in Afghanistan, to the time after when Leavey struggles to adopt Rex. While the not-so-subtle American politics and flag-waving might be a bother, the core of this story is about the bond between a woman and her faithful, furry companion.

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Cinemas around Beijing 11 May - 08 Jun Buy tickets
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Nightlife

12th Planet

Critics' pick

LA-based dubstep producer 12th Planet blasts into Beijing this May performing at newly opened Gongti club Hustle. Widely credited for bringing bass music and dubstep into mainstream North American music, 12th Planet has collaborated with the likes of Skrillex, Datsik, Plastician and Skream.

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Hustle Club , -1F, 6 Gong Ti Xi Lu (工体西路6号地下一层) Chaoyang Beijing Beijing 25 May Buy tickets

Music

Knower

Critics' pick

Indietronica duo Knower – made up of Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi – first started gaining a dedicated following after releasing their music on YouTube. Since then, they've gone on to perform at Bonnaroo, had their music featured on Grand Theft Auto V and toured with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

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Blue Note , 23 Qianmen Dong Dajie 31 May Buy tickets

Leo Kalyan

Critics' pick

After experimenting with making music for several years, in 2014 London producer Leo Kalyan began teaching himself to produce in earnest and subsequently uploaded remixes (or 'refixes') of Jessie Ware's 'Running' and Duke Dumont's 'Need U' to SoundCloud. The tracks caught on, and helped Kalyan rise to the top of influential music blog aggregator Hype Machine.

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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山) , 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu 01 Jun Buy tickets

Skylar Spence

Critics' pick

Skylar Spence is the continuation of Ryan DeRobertis’ Saint Pepsi project, which he started in late 2012. In the years since, he’s rose to prominence as one of the more distinct voices associated with vaporwave, future funk and liquid disco, and was identified by Stereogum as ‘one to watch' in 2013.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 16 Jun Buy tickets

Wolf Alice

Critics' pick

An evocative North London alt-rock outfit led by vocalist Ellie Rowsell, Wolf Alice deftly mixes folk, grunge, and electronic elements with vintage '90s indie rock. Their 2015 debut album My Love is Cool would go on to be nominated for a host of awards, including the Mercury Prize as well as a Brit, Ivor Novello and Grammy.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 15 Aug Buy tickets

Things to do

The Beatles, Tomorrow

Critics' pick

Multimedia exhibition The Beatles, Tomorrow, retraces the career of one of the biggest bands in history. Visitors can view more than 250 newspaper and magazine clippings, vintage video clips of live performances, vintage vinyl records as well as a reconstruction of the Ed Sullivan Show set, featured during their breakthrough live performance. 

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Today Art Museum (北京今日美术馆) , 32 Baiziwan Lu Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole

Critics' pick

This interactive art exhibition celebrates Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice in Wonderland with a series of stunning multimedia art and design works. Previously exhibited in Seoul, Korea, Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole quickly became a viral sensation, with 6,000 uploads on social media platform INS per day.

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Chaoyang Joy City , 101 Chaoyang Bei Lu 12 Apr - 09 Jul Buy tickets

Neighborhood Earth

Critics' pick

Using images provided from NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, visitors to Neighborhood Earth can view a 30-minute film that gives visitors an in-depth, 360-degree look at the solar system, as well as interact with hands-on, educational exhibits including a life-size International Space Station.

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Indigo , 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday Buy tickets

The Forbidden City

Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is located in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming and Qing dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. 

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Forbidden City (故宫) Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Flying lessons at the Great Wall

Learn how to pilot an SR20 while soaring over stunning Beijing landscapes. During your 15 minute lesson, a flight instructor will teach you how to takeoff, ascend, dive, hover, circle and descend. Students can also customise the whole flight and how much they want to control the plane.

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Beijing Badaling Airport , 1 Hangkong Lu, Badalingzhen (八达岭镇航空路1号 ) Yanqing Beijing Beijing 12 Jan - 31 Dec Buy tickets

Stage

National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Critics' pick

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he sets out to prove his innocence. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 24-27 May Buy tickets

London Symphony Orchestra

Critics' pick

This June, acclaimed conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as guest pianist Yefim Bronfman, in an unmissable classical programme.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 21 Jun Buy tickets

Matthew Bourne: Cinderella

Critics' pick

Matthew Bourne has made ballet into big business by remembering a very simple lesson – that dance, originally, was about entertainment. His production of the iconic fairytale is set in London during World War II with Cinderella's prince reimagined as a young RAF pilot. And like everything else he does, it's a hit.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 7-12 Aug Buy tickets

Kinky Boots

Critics' pick

Inspired by true events, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots tells the story of a struggling shoe factory in Northampton. When factory owner Charlie Price has a chance encounter with drag queen Lola, he's inspired to create a line of sexy heels for transvestites in order to help save the family business.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 24-30 Aug Buy tickets

Cats

Critics' pick

Based on TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical Cats is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground that's home to a variety of feline characters. With spectacular sets, breathtaking choreography and of course, the hit song 'Memory', Cats is a musical like no other.

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Century Theatre (世纪剧院) , 40 Liangmaqiao Lu 22-27 Sep Buy tickets

Rent

Critics' pick

A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent follows a year in the lives of seven impoverished artists struggling to survive in the thriving days of New York City's Alphabet City, while under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

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Century Theatre (世纪剧院) , 40 Liangmaqiao Lu 11 Oct , 14 Oct , 16 Oct , 17 Oct Buy tickets

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