Don’t miss this week’s five excellent events that are fun for the whole family. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get each issue sent to your inbox, or check the beijingkids website for full event listings online (www.beijing-kids.com).
Thursday July 30 – Piano Concert by the Wu Family A concert to showcase the talents of Wu Ying, dean of the Central Conservatory’s piano department, his wife Shao Dan and their daughter Wu Peixi, who has performed in Vienna since she was five. This might inspire a family concert of your own. For tickets, call 6417 7845 or visit www.piao.com.cn. RMB 10-100. 7.30-9pm.
Forbidden City Concert Hall, inside Zhongshan Park, Xi Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District
Don’t forget: Get there early so you can walk around the beautiful Zhongshan Park.
Friday July 31 – Etonkids Children’s Movie Night
The whole family can watch “The Elephant and the Mouse,” a Chinese cartoon favorite, at the Etonkids Central Park Campus playground. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 6533 6620. 8-9pm.
Etonkids Biligual Kindergarten, Bldg 19, Central Park, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Don’t Forget: Chairs will be provided but bring pillows and picnic blankets for comfier seating arrangements.
Saturday August 1 – Supreme Magic
This is shaping up to be one magical summer! Supreme Magic is a globetrotting show that has wowed audiences in more than 140 cities and features many world-famous magicians. This is an evening guaranteed to mystify and delight the whole family. For tickets, call 6413 1226 or 6415 7166. RMB 80-2,800. 7.30pm.
Beijing Exhibition Center Theater, 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xizhimen District
Don’t Forget: Kids might want to snap photos but remember that the flash might distract the performers.
Saturday August 1 – Book Swap and Board Games
Have old books that you want to swap? Book swap meetings are held the first Saturday of every month and are a great opportunity to find new storybooks for the kids. Fun board games are happening on the side as well, so join in for a round of Cranium. For more information, email email@example.com. 2-6pm.
Sequoia, 44 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District
Don’t Forget: Book swapping is one-to-one but children’s books count for less since they are shorter.
Sunday August 2 – Free Ice Cream at All-Star Sports Bar and Grill
Come on Sunday for a fun family meal and complimentary ice cream as All-Star celebrates their one-year anniversary.
All-Star Sports Bar and Grill, Bdlg 5, 1/F, Solana Shopping Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuanlu, Chaoyang District
Don’t Forget: Bring towels in case kids want to play in Solana’s water fountain.