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August in Beijing: Weather and Events Guide

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Weather Guide:

While summer is on the wane in August, Beijing will still hot. This year, Beijing is seeing unseasonably large amounts of rainfall, so this August is relatively wet. Average temperatures in August range from 20.2 to 29.4C in Beijing. If you're travelling in August, you might need your umbrella.

Event Guide: Art:


All Month - Tibetan Saddles
Show featuring photos of the Litang horse festival plus antique equestrian accoutrements.
Where: Torana House

August 5-31 - Ma Lu 2006
Ma Lu presents a solo exhibition of his recent works at his new gallery.
Where: Xin Beijing Art Gallery

August 1 through October 15 - Scream before Burned
Contemporary Wood Cut, Silkscreen Print Group Show featuring new talent from China's top arts academies.
Where: Amelie Art Gallery

Event Guide: Classical Music:


August 14-15, 7:30 p.m. - Asian Youth Symphony
Program includes works by Mozart, Mahler, Dvorak and Barber.
Where: Forbidden City Concert Hall
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 6559 8285

August 19, 7:30 p.m. - Children's Chorus of the China National Symphony
Where: Forbidden City Concert Hall
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 6559 8285

Event Guide: Traditional Music:


August 12, 7:30pm - China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra Easy listening tunes by this ensemble, consisting entirely of traditional instruments.
Where:Beijing Concert Hall
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 6605 7006

August 18, 7:30pm - Beijing International Children's Chorus This group of children has traveled the world, performing a mix of Chinese and Western songs.
Where:Beijing Concert Hall
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 6605 7006

Event Guide: Contemporary Music:


Every Tuesday, 9:30pm - Xiao He, Wang Juan, Zhou Yunpeng, Song Xiaodong and Dongzi
Weekly free jam sessions
Where:Nameless Highland
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 6489 1613

Every Friday, 9:30pm - Golden Buddha Jazz Unit
Jazz trio - reservations required (free)
Where:East Shore Live Jazz Cafe
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 8403 2131

August 12, 9pm - Wan Xiaoli
Chinese folk rock (free)
Where:Jiangjinjiu Bar
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 8405 0123

Event Guide: Drama:


August 8-13, 7:30pm - Drama: Sorry
The National Drama Academy's new two-act comedy about a wedding that takes place at a gloomy morgue.
Where:Capital Theater
Details: Dial +86 (0)10 6524 9847

August 10-31, Annual College Drama Festival 20 plays, presented by universities from Korea, US and China.
Details:For updated information and schedule, call +86 (0)10 6525 8770

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