Events Watch: Beijing's Best Weekday Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Mar 20-24

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 etc.


Monday, March 20

Good Corporate Governance Practices as a Business Case: An AmCham Lecture
This English-language seminar focuses on corporate governance as a tool for improving corporate performance, fighting corruption, and protecting investor rights, property ownership structure and the rule of law. Dr Demir Yener, director of the MS Finance Program at John Hopkins Carey Business School will speak, addressing the issues of finance capacity development for large public companies down to family own firms. RMB 600, RMB 400 (advance, non-members, click here for tickets), RMB 150 (members).

Live A Cappella Concert from Yale's "Proof of the Pudding"
Straight outta New Haven: Yale’s second oldest all-female a cappella group will appear at the Yale Center in Beijing. The group performs a variety of styles of music, but looks back to jazz and swing music. A Q&A with the group will follow the performance. RMB 100, RMB 60 (advance, get tickets here), RMB 15 (advance with student ID). 36/F IFC Bldg 8


Tuesday, March 21

Gout de France
Over 2,000 restaurants in 150 countries, including some of our favorite Beijing spots, take part in serving French meals to celebrate everything that makes the European gastronomy giant's food great. For more information, a full list of participating restaurants, and information on menus, click here. Various prices at various locations


Wednesday, March 22

Inspiring Women Series With Dr Sozi
Dr Sozi, the director of UNAIDs China, will speak at this Inspiring Women event to be held at the Four Seasons Liangmaqiao in an event sponsored by Viva, Beijing’s Professional Women’s Network. She will discuss the problems and successes her team has had bringing HIV care and education to people in need in China. 6.30-9.30pm. RMB 220, RMB 180 (members). Beijing Four Seasons Hotel

Jim Gaffigan Noble Ape Tour Standup Special
The wildly popular, Grammy nominated comedian will stop by this Gongti venue to perform to standup sets, one at 7.30pm and one at 9.30pm. Tickets can be purchased hereRead our Q&A in which he talks about performing for the Pope, raising his five children, and being overwhelmed by Chinese food here. RMB 300. VSports.


Thursday, March 23

Revolution, Restoration, and China's Roaring Twenties: A Walk and Discussion Through Beijing's Imperial Parks and Gardens
Stroll through some of Beijing's most beautiful landscapes while learning around the changes occurring between 1912 and 1927, years of profound change in Beijing and China. 10am-1pm. RMB 300 (including guide fees and admission tickets), RMB 260 (members of The Hutong). St. Joseph's Wangfujing Church (Dongtang Cathedral) 


Friday, March 24

Lola Kane's Sober Party
Never been to a sober party before? All you've got to do is be extra sober in the days and hours leading up to the party ... After that you can either choose to drink, or not, depending on whether you've been productive enough throughout the week and feel like you deserve to let loose a little. Enjoy! Free. 10pm-late. Aotu Studio

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