TGIF: Learn Chinese Knife Skills, Secret Cinema, and Women’s Day Discounts

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TGIF: Learn Chinese Knife Skills, Secret Cinema, and Women's Day Discounts

The weekend is here! Time for fun, relaxation, and recharging the ol’ batteries ahead of *gulp* Monday morning’s alarm clock. Luckily enough, there’s plenty of fun stuff to keep you occupied over the weekend that doesn’t necessarily involve getting blitzed. Our weekend roundup offers you some of the best.


Mar 6-8: International Women’s Day discount at Laurent Falcon

Need a new do? To mark International Women’s Day, Laurent Falcon is offering discounts for women at both their Sanlitun and Shunyi locations. Get 20 percent off if you go alone or 25 percent off if you head over with a friend. 

Mar 6: Learn knife skills and classic Chinese dishes

Always wanted to learn how to use a Chinese cleaver? Join The Hutong in this knife skills class where they will show you hands-on techniques to slice, smash, shred, mince, and debone with a cleaver, while you learn to whip up three classic Chinese dishes: smashed cucumber salad, braised chicken with dried lily flower, and sweet and sour shredded potatoes. RMB 350. 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong

Mar 6: Strange Brew comedy show

Join Mr. G and Daniel Mulroy for a night of comedy featuring Eric Selley, David Jacobs, Carl Rappa, Alex Shi, and Kei Gambit. RMB 75. 8pm. The Great Outdoors

Mar 6: Jingweir Presents thruoutin, Contingent of Outlying Territory

Jingweir is proud to announce the reissue of Contingent of Outlying Territory by thruoutin, originally released in 2017, in its intended form. Included in this iteration is both the original eight-track EP and its respected featured artist track, as well as a new and never before heard narration of the album’s fictitious travel log in English and Mandarin. On Mar 6, all tracks from the EP will be performed lived by thruoutin with support by Kaize. RMB 70. 9.30pm. Nugget​​​​​​​

Mar 7: The history of Chinese photobook publishing

Dutch photographer Ruben Lundgren gives a one-hour lecture on the history of photobook publishing in China, starting in the early 1900s via the state propaganda of the 1960s to the rise of contemporary photobook publishing in the early 2010s. More information here. Free. 4pm. Camera Stylo

Mar 7: Secret Cinema Dinner and a Movie event

Date Night China present an event featuring dinner, drinks, and film at Così Così Bistro. The movie will remain a secret until the night of, but here’s a hint: this film is a contender in the upcoming Academy Awards! Tickets are limited, so scan the QR code on the flyer to sign up. RMB 150. 7pm. Così Così Bistro

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Images: Pixabay, Brianna Santellan (via Unsplash), 177milkstreet.com, Bogomil Mihaylov (via Unsplash), thruoutin, Ruben Lundgren

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