Maovember is a month-long mission that teams bars, restaurants, vendors and consumers for fun events and good causes. This year’s partner is The Library Project, which has set up reading rooms in 2500-plus schools in rural China.
Most Maovember events this year have limited seats and require people to RSVP by donating to The Library Project using our special QR code. For details / sign up, add ‘beijingboyce’ on WeChat or email nihao (at) maovember.com.
Check out our 2021 events list below, with upcoming events at top and completed ones at bottom.
Irish Volunteer Party
Get corny, flip out and rock on. The annual party at Irish Volunteer at Buddy’s, organized by the Beijing International Ice Hockey guys, will include a cornhole tournament, a flip cup contest, an open mic session, an auction and more. Book your team in the corn toss tournament –rmb100 per person — by contacting Curt via cdracz16 on WeChat. As always, expect good times at this annual event.
Beijing-based François Nadeau has documented this city, and notably its street life, for the past half-dozen years, sharing his work via exhibitions at Yanhuang Art Museum, Zarah Café and Café de la Poste. His current exhibition, “Streets”, will soon be shown at French restaurant and bar O’Steak.
On November 24, O’Steak will auction ten of Nadeau’s photographs, with all profits to Maovember. Sign up for an evening of art for rmb120—all proceeds to Maovember–and receive three glasses of wine, one from France, one from China and one a surprise. Use the QR code / phone number in the poster above to book your spot.
Win your weight in booze! Beer pong will become Buf2 pong–named for the whiskey–based drink, at this 16-team tournament at Great Leap. The grand prize: we’ll weight one of the winning team’s players and give them an equal amount out BuF2. The rmb500 per team fee gets players free Buf2 as long as they survive, starting with a round robin. Add ‘beijingboyce’ on WeChat to book your spot ASAP.
Maovember and Jing-A are teaming up for another fundraiser featuring beers and wines made with Marselan, which some call China’s “signature” grape. Last year’s event brought craft beer and Chinese wine together, this year’s will be even better. More details soon!
WE Brewery Corn Toss Tourney
This year’s event featured a nine-team round robin tournament, with Team Trey taking top honors in the playoffs, plus a best-dressed award, a “tab war” for the highest bar bill and a raffle. Organized by WE Brewery‘s Steve Wang, the corn toss tournament raised rmb14,776 / 147,760 mao. See a full writeup here.
DOG PUB CRAWL 5
This year’s Dog Pub Crawl saw two dozen pups visit Peach by Hulu, Great Leap #12, Jing-A Brewpub and Pi Bar, with humans receiving a drink at each venue and the dogs being fueled by snacks from Penny’s Food Studio. The day also included an award for best Halloween costume, going to Buksie for a Chucky outfit. Overall, Dog Pub Crawl 5 raised rmb5388 / 53,800 mao. Full details here.
Mystery Wine Party
Mystery Wine returned this year! Sixty-plus bottles of wine, retailing for over rmb200 and in some cases over rmb500 each, were so the labels are covered. Guests donated rmb125 to Maovember, picked one bottle and unwrapped it to discover what grape, winery and country they got. The wines were then opened and people trade pours with friends and strangers alike for an afternoon of fun..
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.