The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

The best concerts, films, comedy shows and more on Time Out Tickets

Coming off last week's surprise win over the Shanghai Sharks, plus nail-biting finish over the Fujian Sturgeons, our boys in blue take on the Zhejiang Golden Bulls next week ranked fifth in the league. Having lost only three out of nine matches this season, the Beijing Ducks enter the Round 10 match as the firm favourites. Can they build on their previous two wins and make it three for three?

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

Film

Justice League

Critics' pick

Carrying on after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne, inspired by Superman's selfless act of sacrifice, begins to assemble a team of metahumans in order to protect the world from Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. Cue character intros and a whole lot of butt-kicking.

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Cinemas around Beijing 17 Nov - 22 Dec Buy tickets

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

Thor: Ragnarok

Critics' pick

Picking up two years after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we find a lost and hammer-less Thor washing up on Sakaar, where the now perma-furious Hulk is a gladiatorial hero. Helmed by What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi, Ragnarok is a riotous, screwball threequel.

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Cinemas around Beijing 03 Nov - 06 Dec Buy tickets

Blade Runner 2049

Critics' pick

A colossal piece of retro-futuristic gorgeousness, Blade Runner 2049 follows on 30 years after the events of Ridley Scott's cult classic. Ryan Gosling portrays K, a young blade runner who discovers a long-buried secret, sending him on the hunt for former blade runner Rick Deckard who's been missing for 30 years.

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Cinemas around Beijing 26 Oct - 24 Nov Buy tickets

Patriots Day

Critics' pick

A dramatisation of 2013’s Boston Marathon bombings, Patriots Day is not entirely the rah-rah flag-waving exercise that the title promises. As the narrative expands across a city first paralysed, then galvanised, by tragedy, Patriots Day culminates in an inclusive celebration of community.

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Cinemas around Beijing 17 Nov - 01 Dec Buy tickets
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Things to do

Lumen Matrix

Critics' pick

This digital art exhibition showcases more than 20 artworks including still image, installations and VR works alongside award-winning artworks from the 2017 Lumen Prize - including this year’s Gold Award winner Plastic Reflectic.

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

Music

John 5 and the Creatures

Critics' pick

John 5's impressive resume includes shredding with Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, Dave Lee Roth and currently, as right-hand guitarist to Rob Zombie. Arriving in China for his Season of the Witch tour, expect a guitar-led shred fest at Tango.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 26 Nov Buy tickets

Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Critics' pick

Directed by the Kolacny brothers, Scala is an indie-rock choir renowned for its creative and intimate reworkings of famous rock, metal and pop songs. Arriving in Beijing this December, the programme includes covers of hit songs from Radiohead, Iron Maiden, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, The Cure and more.

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Beijing Concert Hall (北京音乐厅) , 1 Bei Xinhua Jie 01 Dec Buy tickets

Stage

La La Land in Concert

Critics' pick

Rediscover the magic of La La Land and experience the film like never before with a live symphony orchestra. Led by Brazilian conductor Thiago Kastrup Tiberio, the orchestra will perform composer Justin Hurwitz's Oscar-winning score live alongside a full screening of the critically-acclaimed film.

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Great Hall of the People (人民大会堂) , Tiananmen Square 08 Dec Buy tickets

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Critics' pick

A return to Cirque du Soleil's origins, Kooza combines acrobatic performance with the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. Written and directed by David Shiner, a former Cirque du Soleil clown, Kooza is an enthralling circus spectacle featuring jaw-dropping feats and theatrical ingenuity.

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Chaoyang Park (朝阳公园) , 1 Nongzhan Nan Lu 16-24 Dec Buy tickets

Jersey Boys

Critics' pick

Winner of four Tony awards including Best Musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of the rise, and eventual break-up, of pop superstars Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Moving and insightful, this slickly-produced musical features the best songs from The Four Seasons' extensive catalogue of relentlessly catchy and infectious hits.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 30 Dec - 07 Jan Buy tickets

Legally Blonde The Musical

Critics' pick

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it's barely legal.

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Poly Theatre (保利剧院) , 14 Dongzhimen Nan Dajie Every day except Thursday Buy tickets

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