Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren't focused on alcohol and drinking, but instead take a more educational or productive approach. Events include comedy, talks, networking events, markets, and dinners.
 

Monday, Feb 26

Beatriz at Dinner Screening
Beatriz at Dinner tells the story of a healer, Beatriz, who is invited to stay for dinner at a client's house after her car breaks down. The obvious clash of interests and values create a number of conflicts between Beatriz, who has a spiritual and holistic approach to life, and her fellow dinner party guests, who value money and fame over all else. A dark and comedic look at interpersonal relations, Beatriz at Dinner may kickstart a remodeling of your own values. 8pm. Free. Camera Stylo
 

Tuesday, Feb 27

Beijing 3C Jazz Series
DDC is taken over on Tuesday by a jazz trio bound to entrance listeners with their complex chords and swaying rhythms. Contemporary guitarist Zhang Jing is joined on stage by Dan Zylinski on bass and Victor Bastidas on drums. 9pm. RMB 50, RMB 60 (advance). DDC
 

Wednesday, Feb 28

Africa 2.0: Being Black in China
Being Black in China looks to shine a light on the history and experiences of black people in China and create awareness of the issues that black people encounter here on a day to day basis. It will also act as a platform for a dialogue between communities and help ignite idea exchange. Check out our recent interview with the event organizer Musa Frimpong here. 7pm. RMB 70. The Bookworm
 

Thursday, Mar 1

Transitional Urbanism – How Creativity and Social Innovation are changing the Chinese City
We've all heard the adage that the only thing constant in Beijing is change. However, we may not always see or agree with the changes that are enforced. Now, former creative director of Beijing Design Week, cultural strategist and critic Beatrice Leanza speaks at the EU Delegation to China to help us explore and make sense of the urbanization of Chinese cities, including the new architectural typologies as well as the ambition behind them. 7.30pm. RMB 60, RMB 30 (students). EU Delegation to China
 

Friday, Mar 2

China NCPA Orchestra: Bloch Conducts Debussy, Chen Qigang, and Beethoven
Ditch the bar this Friday and make it a fancy outing instead with the romance and spring-inducing melodies of Debussy alongside the dramatic symphonies of Beethoven. This Friday's NCPA Orchestra concert is conducted by Maestro Alexander Bloch and is sure to deliver music fit for the soul. 7.30pm. RMB 80-480. NCPA
 

Saturday, Mar 3

Intro to Acro Yoga
Circus-worthy performances now come with a yoga workout! Time-tested Yoga Yard invites yoga lovers as well as newbies to their acro yoga workshop, which will either have you hooked on learning new tricks or help bolster your existing poses. Best done in pairs (hint: acro yoga is a great hobby to nurture with friends and partners), there's no better way to kickstart your weekend. 1.30pm. RMB 300. Yoga Yard
 

Sunday, Mar 4

Eyes on Berlin Film Showcase: German, French and Chinese Productions
Now the second edition of Eyes on Berlin, UCCA collaborates once again with Goethe-Institut China and Institut Françai, showcasing selected movies from the prestigious film festival Berlinale. Catch six movies at UCCA in this edition, including documentaries, comedies, and dramas from Germany, France, and China. Various times, Mar 3-4. RMB 30-40. UCCA

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