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The best things to do in Beijing this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

Nat Geo's exhibition opens again this Saturday
Everyone, in unison, please cross your fingers and hope this blue sky lasts over the weekend. There are great festivals to check out, things to do galore and even some great new movies in case you feel like staying indoors. Have a great weekend, Beijing.

As well as these highlights, there are many more things to do in Beijing this weekend: explore, enjoy and don't forget to Instagram us your snaps with #timeoutbeijing or let us know on Facebook what you really enjoyed.

Things to do

All the events for Australian Writers Week 2019

Back for another year of literary greats discussing their work with leading Chinese writers, this year’s Australian Writers Week will see critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction writers head to China from Down Under. With the current Australian Children's Laureate (Morris Gleitzman) attending, as well as best-selling author Graeme Simsion, 2017's Best Young Australian Novelist Julie Koh and best-selling non-fiction author Richard Fidler, this Writers Week is packed with unmissable talent.

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Food and Drink

The Wine Republic Wine Pop-Up

Critics' pick

Winos rejoice: Mosto’s Wine Pop-Up is back and this time they're welcoming The Wine Republic to Mosto from Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 March. The Wine Republic and their master sommeliers will recommend some of their favourite wines at great values. Take the wine home or enjoy as you dine in with no corkage fee. Red and white wine flights will be available for just 120RMB and bottles range from 170-475RMB.

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Mosto , 81 Sanlitun Lu 24-28 Mar Free

Film

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Critics' pick

Everybrick hero Emmet (Chris Pratt) is still his glass-half-full self, while Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), his Master Builder girlfriend, has become more brooding as their town, now known as Apocalypseburg, takes a beating from Duplo invaders.

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Mar - 26 Apr

Bohemian Rhapsody

Critics' pick

27 years on from Mercury's untimely death comes the authorised movie biopic to push the Freddie Mercury legend even further into the realm of the unreal. Bohemian Rhapsody is as brash, loud and mask-wearing as Mercury at his most playful.

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Cinemas around Beijing 22 Mar - 21 Apr
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Art

Anusman: Market Street

Critics' pick

The second solo exhibition at Tabula Rasa by independent comic artist anusman, Market Street uses traditional ink painting to convey the nuances of everyday life on Chinese streets.

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Tabula Rasa , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday Free

Marina Abramović

Critics' pick

Marina Abramović, a Serbian performance artist who works with video, photographs, sculpture and more, has been exploring feminist and body art for over 40 years. Her pieces challenge the relationship between artist and viewer, calling for her audiences to reinterpret the possibilities and limitations of the body and mind.

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Light Society , No.56, 12 Zhuyuan Lu Shunyi Beijing Beijing Every day except Monday Buy tickets
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