It’s the pre-summer time of the year. Let’s make the most of these days before the heat hits us! Here is a list of what to do in Beijing in May for you.
Yingyang FestivalThe fourth edition of the fest will be jam-packed with live performances, visual art projections and even yoga classes. You won’t find any mainstream dance music, but in addition to numerous local acts you will have Worakls and four French DJs from Boiler Room all in one place. The music continues through the night of the 29th, but if you want to sleep, camping and hotel packages are available. Attendees are allowed to bring whatever supplies they need.1pm – late, Sun 28 May – Tue 30 May @ Huangyaguan Great Wall
Wetware Douban Music Festival
Douban’s Wetware festival will see a plethora of stellar musical acts head to Beijing for the four-day indoor bash. The shows will take place at Tango and the nearby School Live Bar, with the excellent singer-songwriter Cass McCombs and long-serving US indie types Low among the acts kicking things off on Thursday 18. Other highlights include Shanghai’s Duck Fight Goose, Germany’s Mouse on Mars and a Nightmares on Wax DJ set.5pm – 12am, Thu 18 May – Sun 21 May @ Tango
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Noah Sheldon: Perpetual Chimes
For his latest installation, Noah Sheldon makes good use of a load of chimes sourced from Taobao. Nestled in the hutong gallery, Arrow Factory, Sheldon’s installation is an interesting, and rather pretty, discourse on the relationship between sonic and visual art.Fri 21 Apr – Mon 15 May @ 38 Jianchang Hutong, Dongcheng district (东城区国子监箭厂胡同38号 )
Tri4Change Super Sprint Triathlon
Beijing-based triathlon busters Tri4Change team up with local charity Roundabout to host their fourth annual super sprint. Proceeds from the event – a very doable 400m swim, 12km bike ride and a 3km run – will help pay for the medical bills of ill and disadvantaged children. Register at tri4change.net/Beijing. relationship between sonic and visual art.6:30-10am, Sat 13 May @ Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) (北京京西学校) , 10 Laiguangying Dong Lu, Chaoyang district (朝阳区来广营东路10号)
* Check out our Old Beijing Dinner Tour at 7pm, which includes 15+ tastings at 3 seated spots, bottled water, soft drinks & local alcohol, bilingual guide, post-tour Beijing Welcome Pack with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Beijing easy & fun.
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