Maovember is a month-long mission that teams restaurants, bars, suppliers and customers for fun events and good causes. This year’s partners are Bread of Life, a bakery that hires people with brittle bone disease, and Library Project, which furnishes reading rooms for needy schools across China. Check out our events schedule below: upcoming ones are listed first, followed by completed ones and recaps.
Friday, November 16, 6-9 PM
Terrace Party at Hulu
Casual fine dining venue Hulu will host a Maovember winter warm-up party, with three drinks and a free flow of canapes for just 元150, all revenue to Maovember.
Along with tasty bites and beverages—and heated areas for those who get *too* chilled out or forget their winter coats—there will be a ‘hulu hoops’ ring toss with prizes from Wine Republic and The Cider Guy. Plus Maovember macaroons by The 3D Food Company.
Hulu owner Ignace Lecleir is also donating one mao for each rmb spent in the restaurant November 16, 17 and 18.
Saturday, November 17, 2 PM
MaovemBEER is back! After a one-year hiatus, brew pubs in several cities will hold simultaneous fund-raisers to help Library Project and Bread of Life. This year’s participants include Arrow Factory, Boxing Cat and Jing-A in Beijing, Nanmen, with in Chengdu in partnership with Shangri-La in Yunnan, and WE Brewery in Tianjin. More details to come. Check out MaovemBEER 2016 here.
Saturday, November 17, 2 PM
Corn Toss in Tianjin
WE Brewery put Tianjin on the Maovember map and is back for more. Owner Steve Wang even brought his beer to Beijing last year to support the annual Irish Volunteer Corn Toss Tourney. Now he is organizing a tournament of his own as well as a “tab war” among his customers. More details here. And check out WE’s 2017 charity efforts here.
Wednesday, November 21, 9 PM
Q Mex Pub Quiz V
Q Mex will host its fifth annual charity quiz, with brainteasers in English and Chinese. The optional rmb100 entry fee includes two pitchers of Carlsberg and goes to maovember. There will be a charity auction and also a drinks deal, with details to come. The action starts at 9 PM but you best get there early as it’s been packed every year. (Check out the Q Mex quizzes from 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.)
Thursday, November 22, 6 PM & 8:30 PM
Caravan returns with its third annual ‘Mao’roccan’ Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy a four-course turkey dinner with a Moroccan twist by owner Badr Benjelloun. Harvest salad, smoked cranberry butter squash soup, turkey platter and Bread of Life carrot cake all for just 元150 prepaid or, if available, 元200 at the door, with all proceeds to Maovember. (Vegetarian option available.) There are two seatings: one at 6 PM and one at 8:30 PM. Get your tickets here! And check out the Thanksgiving dinners in 2016 and 2017.
Saturday, November 24, 1 PM
Hutong Pub Crawl
Cafe de La Poste, The Great Outdoors & Side Street are teaming up for a Maovember pub crawl. The 元100 entry fee gets attendees a drink and a snack at each venue, with half the money going to Maovember. Expect a mobile drink unit, a game and discounts. Write bands for the event now on sale at all three locations.
Sunday, November 25
Find your perfect mate at this match-making session at Cafe de la Poste. Details soon.
Friday, November 30
MVB Closing Party
The annual closing party at Paddy O’Shea’s is an epic night of fun. Expect a special drink, live music, a fantastic draw and games as we close the 2018 campaign. Check out the action from last year here.
Saturday, December 1
Call it the hair of the dog or, rather, the deer. SantaCon and Maovember will team up again for charity. Like last year, all sales from Santa suits will go to charity this year. More detais soon. And you can check out last year’s event here.
Thursday, November 1, 18:00-22:00
Launch Party at XL Bar & Restaurant
Maovember kicks off year six with a party at XL! Get your 2018 Maovember pin and enjoy games, drinks (happy hour until 9 PM) and food (half-price sausage deals). The delivery van we funded for Bread of Life will be on site so you can see your donations in action. And owner Jane Cui will donate 20 percent of revenue from the party to Maovember. get a map to XL here. And check out the last two XL launch parties, in 2017 and 2016. [See the 2018 event recap here.]
Saturday, November 3, 15:00
Dog Pub Crawl
You and your pooch can help Maovember by joining the second annual Dog Pub Crawl, with stops at De Refter, XL Bar & Restaurant, Jing-A Taproom and Paddy O’Shea’s. Donate rmb100 to Maovember and you get a drink at each venue while your pooch gets snacks from Penny’s Food Studio. [See the 2018 event recap here.]
Sunday, November 4
Guy Fawkes meets mulled cider meets funk and disco music meets Maovember on November 4 for an event one critic says may decide the fate of the human race. Oh, baby. Plus, there will be toffee apples. [See the 2018 event recap here.]
Sunday, November 11, 6 PM
Schnapps Fest II
Schnapps til you drops! After last year’s successful fundraiser, Groovy Schiller’s is back with Schnapps Fest II. Get seven Schnapps plus finger foods for just 元150. Last year’s lineup included tipples from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, many of them hand-carried to China and explained by Johan Marchart and Jack Zhou. Expect a few games of darts for charity, too. Use the QR code in the poster to register.
Maovember teams restaurants, bars, vendors and customers for good causes. Our partners are Bread of Life Bakery and Library Project. Learn more about Maovember. See our our event list. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.