Classical Music & Dance

Folk & Jazz Bands

  • East Shore Jazz Café The most amenable place in town to catch local and foreign jazzers.
  • Jiāng Hú Lovely, intimate courtyard setting to hear Chinese bands.
  • Modernista Hipster hang-out with live jazz and swing dancing.

Alternative, Punk & Metal Bands

  • School Bar Grungy but hip venue that attracts the best of Běijīng's indie and punk bands.
  • Temple Bar Local and foreign bands of all varieties at this raucous spot.
  • What? Bar Pint-sized club that's good for catching up-and-coming acts.
  • 13 Club Metal fans flock to this suitably grimy place.
  • Hot Cat Club Everything from electronica to guitar-slinging local heroes.

Běijīng Opera

Acrobatics & Plays