Archive for the ‘Happenings’ Category

The Bookworm’s Poetry Open Mic This Tuesday


Everyone could use more poetry in their lives. The Bookworm’s monthly poetry open mic is tomorrow. Words begin at 8 pm, and it’s free to spectate. Those who are interested in reading their work should email [email protected] to sign up for a five-minute slot. (more…)

Next Bookworm Book Club Selection: Sky Burial, by 2016 Bookworm Literary Festival author Xinran

Xinran - Sky Burial

Sky Burial, by international best-selling author Xinran, is The Bookworm’s next Book Club Selection. Published in 2004, the novel revolves around a Chinese woman’s story about her life in Tibet, specifically her search for her long-lost husband and a journey of love that takes her to the brink of death. (more…)

Bookworm Comedy Night This Sunday

Kemin Zhang 科民中英文简历 featured image

You already know Glenn Wool is headlining Sunday’s edition of Bookworm Comedy Night, but we’ve lined up a great opening act, too. Kemin Zhang, musician/magician, has hung out with some comedic greats during his time in New York, and he’ll be doing his classic 10-minute set this Sunday. (more…)

Upcoming Comedy at The Bookworm: Glenn Wool and Graham Elwood

Glenn Wool and Graham Elwood

We have two exciting headliners coming for one night only: Glenn Wool will be here on Sunday, November 22, and Graham Elwood will follow on Thursday, December 3. Those who buy a ticket to Wool’s show can get a ticket for Elwood for half-price. (more…)

Announcing: Gin Tasting at The Bookworm Hosted By Capital Spirits (reservation required)


The masters of spirits over at Capital Spirits — owners of The Distillery, one of the hottest new bars in Beijing — are lending their expertise to The Bookworm for a special gin tasting event on Sunday, November 29 at 5:30 pm. For 150 RMB, you’ll get to try four gins, information for which is below. Reservation is required! Email [email protected] if you’d like a spot. (more…)

Due to Popular Demand, Dashan is Doing a THIRD Humor Section Show at The Bookworm

Dashan Chinese Humor Section

The man himself — Mark Rowswell, better known as Dashan — is headlining Chinese stand-up comedy shows on back-to-back nights this month at The Bookworm. Since both of those shows are already sold out, we’re adding one more performance! Saturday, November 21, at 4:30 pm. Get your tickets now, because they won’t last long. (more…)

Movie Screening: Out of Sight (Official Bookworm Book Club Selection) [SCREENING IS CANCELLED]

Out of Sight

Update: Due to technical difficulties, we won’t be showing the movie tonight. But buy the book and come for our Book Club meeting on Wednesday!

Join us this Monday as we screen Out of Sight, based off the classic by Elmore Leonard. Come watch the movie, then buy the book — and join us on Wednesday, November 18 for the next meeting of the Bookworm Book Club. (more…)

Renowned Australian Storyteller William Yang at The Bookworm

William Yang

Australia’s celebrated multidisciplinary artist William Yang will perform The Story Only I Can Tell, an autobiographical masterpiece exploring the central threads of his search for identity, tomorrow at The Bookworm.

Yang, who was born of Chinese/Australian parents, grew up strongly identifying as Australian, although he looked Chinese. He suffered because of the way he looked as he was not as he appeared to be. He is also gay. He liberated himself from social expectation, and his search for identity is one of the main themes of his work. (more…)

The Humor Section Presents: Dashan! [UPDATE]


The legend himself will be performing at The Bookworm on back-to-back nights this month. Mark Rowswell — better known to the Chinese-speaking world as Dashan — will be headlining two Chinese Humor Section shows, on Friday, November 20, and Saturday, November 21. (more…)

The Bookworm + THRIFT Presents: The Beijing Flea Market (A Halloween Special!)

Beijing Flea Market Oct 31, 2016b

The Beijing Flea Market is BACK, and this time with new vendors and even more variety! For one day (Saturday, October 31, 11 am – 5 pm), The Bookworm rooftop will be the place to find more than 25 vendors with a huge selection of independent brands featuring handmade jewelry, clothes, bags art, and more, plus secondhand, books, artisan eats and delicious drink deals! (more…)

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