The best tickets to buy this July

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Catch the best of the best this month with our curated list of ticketed events. From art to music, we've got you covered.

Music

Courtney Barnett

Critics' pick

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett most known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style performs in Beijing. Catch the lyrical goddess perform some of her most relatable works on mental struggles, self-identity and feminism.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 23 Jul Buy tickets

Mitsume

Critics' pick

Japanese indie band started out in 2009 as a four piece self-recorded band. Their third album, 'Sasayki', released in 2014 marked the band's breakthrough in the music scene, touring cities in both Japan and internationally.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 17 Jul Buy tickets

Okamoto

Critics' pick

Okamoto is a four-piece rock band from Shinjuku, Tokyo, with all band members use 'Okamoto' as their last names, paying respect to both the avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto and the legendary punk band The Ramones. Famous for their modern take on nostalgic, retro-rock and pop, their danceable tunes make them the darlings of the festival circuit in Japan.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 19 Jul Buy tickets

Stage

Kodo: Evolution

Critics' pick

Japan’s preeminent taiko drumming troupe Kodo explores the limitless rhythmic possibilities of the traditional drum and in the process, forge a new direction for the vibrant and living art-form.

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Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre , Building 9, Tianqiao Nan Dajie, Xicheng (西城区天桥南大街9号楼) Xicheng Beijing Beijing 20 Jul , 21 Jul Buy tickets

La Vie en Rose

Critics' pick

The show narrates the rags-to-riches story of Parisian singer Edith Piaf's career through her unforgettable songs. Complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous Parisian locations of the Edith Piaf era, let French vocalists Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte take you on an evening through Piaf's unforgettable tunes.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 31 Jul Buy tickets

Australian Youth Orchestra

Critics' pick

The Australian Youth Orchestra, performs in Beijing. They will be led by acclaimed musical director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbański. Performing with them is Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, who has won international acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 31 Jul Buy tickets

Things to do

Beijing Hidden Gems Bike Tour

Explore the city on two wheels with Bespoke Travel Company's bike tour. Travel on an off-the-beaten-path that might just be its most fun yet. End your morning with a well-deserved lunch at a hip noodle joint – and, if time permits, head over to a hidden craft beer spot for an award-winning post-tour pint.

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TRB Forbidden City (formerly TRB Bites) , 95 Donghuamen Dajie Every Saturday Buy tickets

Art

Bowie by Mick Rock

Critics' pick

Between 1972 and 73, as David Bowie was redefining glam rock as the androgynous alien rock star Ziggy Stardust, fellow Londoner Mick Rock was the musician’s official photographer. Catch snapshots of 65 rare Bowie moments, from the extraterrestrial fashion outfits on album covers to intimate dressing moments and private performances.

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798 Art Factory , 4 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu Chaoyang Beijing Beijing 29 May - 04 Aug Buy tickets

The Beatles: Beat On

Critics' pick

Take a look at the history of the legendary British rock group The Beatles. The exhibition features themed spaces, artwork and photographs from the band's history as well as many of their classic hits.

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2F, Chaoyang Joy City , 2F, Beijing Beijing Chaoyang 101 North Chaoyang Road Chaoyang Beijing Beijing 29 Jun - 15 Sep Buy tickets
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