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Maovember is a month-long mission to team restaurants, bars, vendors and consumers for fun events and good causes. This year’s partner is Library Project, which has set up reading rooms in over 2500 schools in rural China.

Note: Most Maovember events this year have limited seats. People book seats by donating the event fee to The Library Project using our special QR code and joining our Maovember WeChat group.

For details or to sign up, add ‘beijingboyce’ on WeChat.



November 27

The annual Paddy O’Shea’s Maovember party is always a blast and this year should be no different. Expect the trademark pickleback booth, but with a twist, as we’ll feature celebrity chef pickle juices. There will also be corn toss and a darts challenge, the “pay Mr DJ” option, where you can get your song aired for a small donation, a raffle, and more. From 8:30 PM. Open for everyone.


November 28

Maovember becomes Maolaysia! Malaysians Jasmine Kho of southeast Asian restaurant Kakikopi, and Lee Yeanyean, winemaker at Grace Vineyard in Shanxi will team up for a lunch that pairs wines with dishes from their home country. Rmb388 for five courses covering over a dozen dishes paired with wines. Limited to 20 seats. First come, first served. The theme is colorful shirts.


November 28

Malaysia chef meets Malaysian winemaker. Part two of Maolaysia day features a pairing of dishes, ranging from tuna to chicken to venison, with wines, ranging from bubbly to creamy Chardonnay to supple reds, by Malaysian chef Addison Liew of Waldor-Astoria and Malaysian winemaker Lee Yeanyean of Grace Vineyard. Limited to 12 seats in the Waldorf-Astoria’s private HOME area. rmb1388 per person.


November 29

The latest fruit beer by Beijing-based brewery Jing-A features Marselan grapes from Shanxi-based Grace Vineyard. Jing-A will provide a “first” taste of this beer alongside Marselan wines by Lee Yeanyean of Grace and Tong Lili of Manzhouxiang, both of whom will attend. Limited to 40 seats. . rmb188 for 200 ml of Marselan beer, plus three 75 ml pours of Marselan wine, plus snacks.


COMPLETED EVENTS

November 2-3

Did you ever lose something on a wild and crazy night at Paddy O’Shea’s? Perhaps a scarf? A left shoe? Your luggage? Even your dignity (drum roll)?

Irish pub Paddy O’Shea’s did an annual winter cleaning of its extensive ‘lost & found’ inventory, selling off excess holdings and donating proceeds to Maovember.


November 7

Good times again at Tianjin’s corniest event, the WE Brewery Corn Toss Tournament hosted by owner / beer maker Steve ‘Husker Do’ Wang. The action started at 3 PM–a busy slate of 62 games–for an event that raised a whopping 17,444 rmb / 174,440 mao for Maovember / The Library Project. A-maize-ing! See the write-up here.


November 8 SOLD OUT

Ladies and gentlemen, start your (dog’s) engine! Dog Pub Crawl 2020 had ~30 canines and five stops — two more than last year — including Jing-A, Paddy O’Shea’s, Pi Bar, Prodigy Brewing and XL Bar & Restaurant. Plus a raffle at each bar, with gifts and surprises from the venues and from CHEERS, Hulu and Kakikopi. All that puppy power raised 8,332 kuai / 83,320 mao. Full details here.


November 14

One of Beijing’s top restaurants, TRB Hutong, donated proceeds from a table enjoying its ‘indulgence’ menu to this year’s Maovember campaign. Guests enjoyed six course, everything from tender seared foie gras to succulent wagyu beef, paired with seven wines from TRB Hutong. They also tried 11 local wines brought by Grape Wall of China.


November 15

Feuerzangenbowle-what!? The four-stop Maovember Mulled Wine Tour by CHEERS kicked off with this treat that sees a rum-soaked sugar loaf set on fire to sweetens the wine.

The tour stops included Chaoyang Park, Tuanjiehu and TopWin CHEERS stores before wrapping up at XL Bar. And included games — with prizes from Hulu and CHEERS — and piping hot mulled wine along the way.

Maovember teams restaurants, bars, vendors and customers for good causes. Our 2019 partner is Library Project, which has furnished more than 2000 libraries in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.