Beijing: You Got it Goin' On!

Football, football, and more football. Yes, it's sure been lovely having an excuse to head to the pub on a weeknight, but come on...if you miss Tunisia versus Panama will your world really change?
It happens every couple of years, four to be precise, a rare condition called World Cup syndrome.
It tends to begin with symptoms such as, lose of voice, avid frustration (England fans), and failing to purchase tickets to any of the ridiculously good events happening in your city.
Sometimes you just gotta steer clear from the screen and take in a little extra bit of culture, let's say.
As the saying goes, good things come in threes, so here's 3 categories of fantastic upcoming events that we'd hate for you to miss:

Dance
Put on your red shoes and watch some highly-trained professionals dance the blues. This season, you'll be pleased to find that there's a whole lot of excellent dance events heading straight for Beijing.


Teatro di San Carlo Ballet Company: Cinderella
One of your favourite stories told through the elegant art of ballet. Watch as Cinderella tip-toes and dances her way through her life's obstacles, as she dreams of sharing a dance with the dashing prince at the ball.

July 7 - 8
National Centre for the Performing Arts Opera House
From ¥100
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Jin Xing Dance Theatre
The definition of contemporary dance here in China, Shanghai's Jin Xing Dance Theatre is bringing two fantastic shows to the stage in Beijing and it's best you catch this. Get more than a glimpse of cotemporary western-style moves, as they clash perfectly with elements of traditional Chinese dance.

Trinity
July 17 - 18
National Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre
From ¥300
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Wild Flowers
July 20 - 21
National Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre
From ¥300
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Hans Christian Andersen - Life's a Fairytale
An exceptionally impressive production of the legendary H.C Andersen's Life's a Fairystale. Watch as modern technology continues to amaze us, as stunning 3D optical illusions help to provide a fascinating evening of dance and mystery.

July 26 - 29
National Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre
From ¥200
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Music
Give your ears a little break from the roaring hoards of football fans and overzealous commentators. Here's a nice variety of concerts for you to choose from.


Jon Regen
Jon Regen is what most would call a genuine true triple-threat; a singer, song-writer, and a brilliant pianist. He's also an absolute star in the jazz community and his one-of-a-kind vocals combined with remarkable piano skills make for awesome live show.

June 28 - 29
Blue Note Beijing
¥320
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Dave Keyes: Rockin' the Blues
With 20 years of playing along side, leading some of the world’s best blues musicians, and racking up a great deal of awards, Dave Keyes is just as sharp as he always was. Watch a legendary singer and keyboardist do what he does better than most!

July 4
Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre Arts Lyric Theatre
From ¥99
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Bang Gang China Tour 2018

You've been following their underdog, crowd-favourite football team, so why not check out Iceland's Bang Gang as they return to rocking the stage after a long hiatus. Bang Gang developed a reputation for their beautiful melancholic tunes after having been featured in the soundtracks of several films.

July 10
Tango Live
From ¥380
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Classical Music
Sure, there's the beautiful game, but here's some even more beautiful music. Unwind and relax while enjoying some world-class musicians performing classics.


Vadim Repin Violin Recital
Since the age of 11 Vadim Repin has been winning top prizes and performing all over the world. He's a master of the violin and will be performing live in Beijing along with fellow world-famous and award-winning musician Andrei Korobeinikov on the piano.

July 2
National Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
From ¥160
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Peter Roesel Piano Recital
Peter Roesel is a product of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and has studied with the likes of Bashkirov and Oborin. He’s a high decorated a pianist and is a familiar face at many of the world's largest festivals, don't miss your chance to catch him live.

July 8
National Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
From ¥180
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by the young and incredibly talented Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is known all over the world and has inspired countless generations of musicians. Having dazzled audiences all over and collaborated with artists like, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, they are sure to amaze and entertain.

July 18 - 19
National Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
From ¥240
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It's easy to get lost in the non-stop excitement that the World Cup brings, make sure that you donìt miss the things that you know and love happening in your town!
Beijing: You Got it Goin' On!
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