Jia mo! Maovember tops 1 million mao with four events to go!


Maovember 2017 topped its goal of one million mao this week with a donation of rmb888 from Neil Holt. Thanks to Neil and the hundreds and hundreds of other people who have supported this year’s campaign. The money will buy much-needed equipment for Bread of Life and The Library Project.

We still have four exciting events to help add to the total!

 Thursday, November 30, 7:30 PM

Official Maovember Closing at Paddy O’Shea’s

This official closing party is always an epic night of fun. Expect two bands, a Jameson pickleback bar, a CHEERS mulled wine station, Orchard Pig cider, hockey and darts games, and a fantastic draw. Mike Wester will cap his 900-km month-long mao-a-thon when he arrives that night. And we will weigh the winner of CHEERS’ “win your weight in wine” contest and award the bottles on the spot. If this closing party is like the last few, it is going to be a blast.

December 2

SantaCon at Beijing

Every year, a sleigh full of people dress as Santa and do a day-long tour of Beijing that includes bars, restaurants and cafes. Get into the spirit for this year’s SantaCon on December 2: funds raised will be donated to Maovember. See here for more details.

Saturday, December 2, 6:30 PM

Chili Pepper Contest at Punjabi

The Beijinger annual chili eating contest at Punjabi will double as a Maovember fundraiser. Watch eight fire-eating contestants from eight nations go through a half-dozen rounds of increasingly spicy chilies. Want to watch? Tickets are rmb100 and include a buffet and pepper samples. More details here. Or you can sign up for a ticket direct with this QR code (100 seats in total, first come, first served):

Sunday, December 3, 14:00-18:00

Maovember Shave Off at The Hatchery

Get ready to say zai jian to your five-week old mustache with the Maovember Shave Off at The Hatchery. Get a shave, a whiskey melt sandwich, a Jing-A stout and a shot of Jameson for just rmb80, all funds to Maovember! The Hatchery is also donating proceeds from Jameson picklebacks, Jameson Ginger Ale & Lemon, and Jing-A and Jameson combos. This event will unofficially wrap up the Maovember 2017 campaign so come out for one last celebration of a successful month of fundraising!

Thanks again to everyone who has already attended this year’s events and hope to see you a few more times before we wrap up Maovember 2017!

Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.