LumDimSum | Filed under: Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Improv, Comedy, Gulou, Penghao Theater | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Hot Tips, Music, Upcoming Events | Tags: Cavern Club, Cavern Night, LDS Hook-Up, Liverpool, LumDimSum Hook-Up, The Basement, The Beatles, The Beijing Beatles | No Comments »
Dance to Your Favorite Beatles’ Classics from the 1960′s
Between 1961-1963, The Beatles performed on stage 292 times at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
This Saturday, February 15, The Basement Club in Sanlitun South will convert its interior into the world famous Cavern Club with The Beijing Beatles taking the stage.
Over the past three years, the Beijing Beatles have performed in over 300 gigs and have made a name for themselves impersonating John, Paul, Ringo and George on the Beijing music circuit as being as authentic as they come.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard, Capital M, Great Leap Brewing, Hatsune, Lollipop Bakery, Migas, Mosto, Niajo, Okra 1949, Spanish Restaurant, Valentine's Day | No Comments »
Learn Embrace Valentine’s Day with Commonalities
It’s really a shame that there is so much angst and feelings of frustration and rejection that envelop Valentine’s Day. For many of my single ladies (and men!) out there, it’s like the dreaded day that reminds us how lonely singledom can be.
But instead of focusing on all the negative sentiments that surround the V-day holiday, we should instead change our mind set to think of it like Christmas, Thanksgiving and every other happy holiday that’s focused on celebrating love. It doesn’t have to be the mushy-gushy romantic-type love, it can be the love we share between friends and family too!
I’m a big advocate of sharing equal responsibility for this holiday. We should do everyone a favor and relieve men of this overwhelming pressure to take on all the stress of making this holiday special, memorable, thoughtful, etc. etc. Women are equally capable (if not even more so!) of doing the same for the wonderful male friends, mentors, and figures in their life. Who doesn’t love a surprise switcheroo?!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: fried chicken, Korean, Suutak, Wangjing, world beer | 5 Comments »
Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken that will get all over your face
I would travel far for good fried chicken and so we did as soon as I first heard wind of Suutak. A little Korean fusion restaurant, Suutak is a gem of a find tucked away inside an apartment building’s car park in Wangjing.
It’s not convenient to get to and it’s a good thing we went with a Suutak regular who guided us to the restaurant’s doorstep because I’m pretty sure I would have never been able to find it on my own without him leading the way. Our trusty foodie guide has been raving about these chicken wings being the best in Beijing and so it was no brainer that I had to get me some of that finger licking goodness. The trek out to Wangjing in the middle of winter to get our fill of good fried chicken was just part of the adventure.
Step inside Suutak and you will find a super casual dining spot with a cozy, cheery ambience packed with young Korean hipsters with insatiable appetites for fried chicken and beer. The place was pretty packed out on a given Tuesday night just before CNY and we found ourselves feeling lucky there was an open table just big enough for our group of three.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Australia, Comedy Show, Dashan 大山, Des Bishop, Des Bishop Breaking China, Free Show, Irish Television, Jiang Kun 姜昆, Meng Juchang 梦剧场, Mia Li, RTE, Sherwin Jiang, Spicks and Specks, Tony Chou | 1 Comment »
Comedy Sensation Joe Wong (pictured left, the one who roasted Joe Biden ) with the Dashing Des Bishop (R)
This Tuesday, February 11th, Comedian Des Bishop will be performing together with other top Beijing-based comedians for the filming of his series Des Bishop Breaking China (filmed by the Irish Television RTE).
About one year ago, Des Bishop arrived in February 2013 with the mission to study Chinese language well enough to perform a stand-up comedy show in Chinese to a Chinese audience in one year’s time.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Travel | Tags: China, Harbin, Ice and Snow World, Ice Festival, Siberian Tiger Preserve, Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Fair (太阳岛国际雪雕艺术博览会, Travel, Winter, 冰雪大世界, 老虎公园 | 1 Comment »
If you’re pressed for time, you can see the best of Harbin in 24 hours!
To me, Beijing is already unbearably cold. So traveling to a place like Harbin was always something I feared was out of the question for a weather-pansy like me.
But seeing photos every year and hearing others rave about the annual Harbin snow and ice festival finally got the best of me. A group of us decided to make a quick weekend getaway just before the Chinese New Year holiday and we were able to see the top Harbin highlights in just over 24 hours!
So even if you’re pressed for time and don’t have much holiday time to take off outside of CNY, you can still see the best of Harbin in just one weekend! Since train prices were through the roof before the CNY week break, we were only left with the option to fly.
Our Flight Itinerary:
LumDimSum | Filed under: Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Budweiser, Chinese New Year, Denver Broncos, Great Leap Brewing, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Joe Montana, Kerry Hotel Beijing, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII, SuperBowl Party | 1 Comment »
The people of New York & New Jersey are proud to host the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl
February 2, 2014 @ MetLife Stadium
In November 2013, San Francisco 49ers legend and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana made his very first trip to China with an appearance in Kerry Hotel Beijing to gear people up for the Super Bowl XLVIII. (Click here to read his interview with Time Out Beijing).
As the presence of the NFL in China grows, so are the number of options you have to watch America’s (and possibly the world’s) most viewed sporting event.
“In China, Super Bowl XLVIII will be aired by 6 TV broadcasters (FOX Sports, Shanghai G-Sports, Jinbao Sports, Guangdong TV Sports, Euro Soccer, SiTV) as well streamed live on 4 major digital platforms: PPTV, LeTV, Sina Sports and QQ Sports.”
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