Beijing Beats brings you the best in Beijing nightlife each weekend so that you can soothe the woes of a long and stressful week with some out-of-body gyrating and some experiences you'd rather forget come Monday. Check the weekend's full list of nightlife events here.
 

Thursday, Mar 8

Bonaventure
This Berlin-based producer explores her mix of Swiss and Congolese heritage in her richly intricate instrumentals and has been praised for her sampling of speeches by noted race rights activists like Sister Souljah alongside hard-hitting productions. 10pm. RMB 30. Dada
 

Friday, Mar 9

Blackout's First Anniversary
Not only is Blackout back, but it's already time to celebrate the first anniversary of this eclectic, boundary-pushing party series that covers genres like techno, minimal, acid, deep house, and more. DJs Biliguudei from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, will spin alongside the usual Lantern faces. 11pm. RMB 50. Lantern

Mark E Smith Tribute with DJ Ozone, Sacco, and Baron Von West
On account of The Fall's notorious frontman Mark E Smith recently passing away, this party will bring fans back to the departed legend's heyday thanks to its (mostly) vinyl playlist drawing from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. 10pm. Price TBD. Dada
 

Saturday, Mar 10

Pinch
Heralded as an icon in his native Bristol's dubstep scene, Pinch is sure to leave fans ecstatic with what the promoters describe as "his inimitably menacing, dark, and mercurial sound." 10pm. Price TBD. Dada

Armin Van Buuren
Is there a bigger name in the trance scene than Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren? If so, we can't think of one. As the promoters point out, he has "held the number one spot at DJ Magazine a record five times," and is one of the few trance artists ever to receive a Grammy nomination. 10pm. Price TBD. One Third

Esther Duijn (also pictured at top)
House and techno DJ Esther Duijn has "a reputation as one of the most enthralling selectors around," according to the promoters, and has made a name for herself at events like the UK's prestigious Freerotation festival as well as landing a residency at the mighty Tresor in Berlin. 11pm. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). Lantern

Funk Disco Party
Funk and disco fans will want to make their way to Soi Baochao for some throwback fun this Saturday. This cozy hutong hub has also refreshed its cocktail menu recently, which should accentuate the woozy vintage vibes on show. 9pm. Free. Soi Baochao

As always, you can see all of this weekends nightlife events via our Events page here.

Photos: Cairo Scene, the organizers

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