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The best things to do in Beijing this week

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Happy Monday, Beijing! With big-name bands and Hollywood blockbustersmaking their way to the capital, as well as other boozy things to do, from new fall beers to taste, and our picks of ladies’ night and pub quizzes, there’s plenty to keep you entertained this week.

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

Indulge yourself at the newly-opened Sweet Spot+

Sweet Spot+

Since it opened in 2012, The Sweet Spot, with its sinful pastries, has been the go-to for CBD denizens looking for some guilty indulgences. Well, it has somewhat reformed and upgraded itself in its fourth branch. Besides its variety of sweet treats, The Sweet Spot+ has also launched a menu targeting the health-conscious. Expect light dishes that includes warm salmon noodles, signature chicken rice, steak salad and roasted spring chicken. Its new space now seats 39 though you can order via its WeChat (ID: Chinaworldhotelbj; in Chinese only) and pick it up. Perfect for worker bees who just need a grab-and-go meal.   

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Try these new fall (non-pumpkin) beers

Jing A Brewpub Xingfucun

Hankering for a pint? A range of new craft beers has made its way into the autumnal rotation of the city's breweries. For adventurous drinkers, Jing A has released three limited-edition beers, which features a quirky brew for Single’s Day, as well as two riffs on their IPA and sour beer.

The 11.11 beer, named One in a Billion, comes with a heady alcohol content of eight percent, though perhaps made easier to drink – with notes of lychee, tangerine, stone fruit and a hint of coconut cream. For those who fancy a lighter fruity beer or something different, Mango Xanadu – a mango-infused sour beer with a balanced sweet-tart finish – is also on tap, as well as Milk Tea IPA, a low-bitterness IPA that’s brewed with black tea and lactose (and marketed in a bubble tea cup). 

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Celebrate being a woman at these ladies' night

4 to try: Beijing's best ladies' nights

Midweek is when ladies get all the fun stuff (sorry gents). Adding to the endless list of happy hours in Beijing is a host of ladies' night with fab drinking deals. So lasses, assemble your squad with our guide of the best ladies' night in town here and hit up one of these female-friendly fiestas of bubbly, cocktails and live music. 

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By: Leanne Wong

Try your hands at these pub quizzes

The best pub quizzes in Beijing

And lads, don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you too. Everyone can get in on the action gathering the squad for a night a banter and booze, at the variety of pub quizzes hosted by Beijing's fine pubs. Embrace your inner nerd and give your ego a boost at these midweek trivial trials – from boozy mindmash to bilingual, friendly contest.

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By: Patrick Moore

Catch these new blockbusters

Terminator: Dark Fate

With James Cameron (Avatar) and Tim Miller (Deadpool) as producer and director respectively and the comeback of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the original Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), Dark Fate continues the story by following Sarah Connor’s new mission to protect a young girl from a new kind of liquid Terminator.

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Cinemas around Beijing 11 Nov - 11 Dec

Charlie's Angels

The 1976 television series has been made into two popular action flicks bearing the same title released in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The 2019 iteration (produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks) sees the female ensemble (Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska) parachuting, car-racing and gun-fighting against the bad guy, this time someone who possesses a very dangerous technology.

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Cinemas around Beijing 15 Nov - 15 Dec

The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)

Enjoy a 4K restoration of Tornatore's classic on the big screen more than 20 years after its initial release. 1900 is the story of an orphan, left on a ship as a baby, who was eventually forced to learn how to survive on his own when his adopted father passed away and ends up displaying musical talent like no other. Tim Roth stars as the protagonist in this award-winning film that has scooped up 21 awards including the Golden Globes award for Original Score and other awards for its Director, Production Design and more.

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Cinemas around Beijing 15 Nov - 15 Dec

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