Beijing: Your Guide to an Unforgettable June

Right... so, where the Peking Duck did May go?

While another month bites the dust, you can count on the fact that the next one (arguably the nicest) will be super stacked with fun stuff to do.

And we get it; you're too busy to plan that far ahead so, here's your monthly guide to making this June the VERY best June you've had in a long time.


Week 2

June 9
Devendra Banhart
The genius himself will be right here in Beijing, upclose and personal. A musician that's genuinely heard all of the world for his undeniably unique and beautiful sound that no one can really seem to describe.


Yugong Yishan
From ¥180
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June 9
Pavel Haas Quartet
Gramophone called this Prague based group "the world's most exciting string quartet!". They've been touring the world's most prestigious concert halls and now it's your turn to catch them live in Beijing!

Shanghai Culture Square
From ¥400
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June 6 - 7
Maxi Priest
Blue Note Beijing
From ¥420
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June 8 - 18
Musical: Cinderella (Mandarin)
Beijing Poly Theatre
From ¥180
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June 10
My Song – Sophie Zelmani
Rulun Lecture Hall of Renmin University
From ¥180
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Week 3

June 16 - 18
Shanghai Ballet: Swan Lake Grand Version
Easily one of the most famous ballets in the world, this time things are a little more well...GRAND. Instead of your usual 16 swans, the renowned Shanghai Ballet is staging 48! Ballet Maestro Derek Deane has put together one of the most impressive productions of Swan Lake that you'll ever see.

National Centre for the Performing Arts Opera House
From ¥160
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June 16
Mr. Big
Hard rock in its finest form, watch as the legendary Mr. Big prove that they haven't lost a step. Prepare to bang your head to old classics and a killer new album The Stories We Could Tell that'll make you hope you age half as well as these guys have.

Tango Live
¥780 
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June 15
Robb Bank$
Hustle Club
From ¥120 Early Bird
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Until June 17
Paul McCarthy: Innocence
M Woods Museum
From ¥40 (Student Ticket)
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June 7 - 17
The Sound of Music (Mandarin)
Beijing Exhibition Center
From ¥280
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Week 4

Until June 18
Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole
Of course, you know the story of Alice and Wonderland and you've likely seen many of the on-screen adaptations, but have you ever wanted to experience Alice's fantasy world in real life? This multi-media artspace will satisfy your fantasies and provide you with the perfect outing.

Chaoyang Joy City
¥90
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June 21
London Symphony Orchestra
Established in 1904, the London Symphony Orchestra has an incredibly long history as a musical collective comprised of the world's best musicians. Lovers of classical music or those looking for a different kind of night out would be remiss to skip this event in Beijing!

National Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
From ¥480
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June 16-18
YinYang Music Festival 2018
Huangyaguan Great Wall
From ¥380 (1-Day Pass)
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June 21
Bruskers Guitar Duo
National Centre for the Performing Arts Multi-functional Theatre
From ¥100
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June 21 - 23
TNT Theatre Britain: Notre-Dame de Paris
Nine Theater
From ¥120
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Week 5

June 8 - October 7
HELLO, My Name is Paul Smith
Yes, that Paul Smith. One of Britain's, and the world's, most influential fashion designers is putting on an exhibition and you ought to go. This exhibition serves to show you all that goes on in the brilliant mind of Paul Smith and how he got to where he is today.

B2, Today Art Museum
¥80 
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June 22 - July 1
Samajam: Kids Show
An excellent family option, Samajam has built up quite the reputation for being one of the most fun family shows happening right now! A concert that completely relies on participation from the audience through to the use of instruments provided for you and your loved ones.

Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre Studio Theatre
¥160
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There you have it - your June, all sorted! No sweat, it's kinda what we do. Cross off as many of these as you can and you'll never want this June to end.
Beijing: Your Guide to an Unforgettable June
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