Thursday August 13 – UE choral concert
Enjoy a varied collection of choral songs including La Vie en Rose, Canto Negro and Kiss the Girl (from none other than Disney’s The Little Mermaid) by the award winning choir from the University of the East.
National Centre for Performing Arts, 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. 7.30pm. Tickets from RMB 50-400, for more information call 010-64177845. www.piao.com.cn
Don’t Forget: Refresh your Little Mermaid memory and head to Amazon.com to buy a copy of this classic.
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August – Moscow Russian circus
The Nikulin Circus is the oldest in Moscow and remains the most popular in Russia today. Expect performing animals, trapeze and the odd clown or two. A warning, this show isn’t suitable for babies under 18 months so hire ayi for the night.
Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. Fri 14, 7.30pm, Sat 15, 2.30pm. RMB 80-1,200. www.piao.com.cn
Don’t Forget: Stave off hungry tummies during the show – head to the Kro’s Nest for an early dinner.
Saturday August 15 – Hilton Kids Cooking Class
Let the kids try their hand in the kitchen. Hilton Wangfujing’s cooking classes are catered specifically for the little ones, offering a safe and friendly environment. Enjoy a coffee while you watch on, safe in the knowledge that for once you won’t have to clean up the mess.
Vasco’s at the Hilton Wangfujing, 8 East Wangfujing street. 3-5pm. To enroll, call Jason Chen 5812 8888
Don’t Forget: When you’re done, get some culinary inspiration from Wangfujing’s lively food street.
Saturday August 15 – The Ugly Duckling
Little ones will love adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson classic. This puppet show is performed in both English and Mandarin, perfect for budding bilingualists. China Puppet Theatre, 1 Anhua Xili, Chaoyang District. 7.30pm. RMB 80-125 www.piao.com.cn
Don’t Forget: Bring out this classic for bedtime reading; it’s a life lesson that never gets old.
Sunday August 16 – SALT Summer Sundays
This expat dining favorite will be serving a special Sunday Breakfast/Brunch menu. This is the perfect way to start a relaxing Sunday. There’s champagne for the grown-ups and plenty of kid-friendly options for picky eaters. SALT 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite the Japanese School, west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District (6437 8457). Noon-4pm. RMB 288 (three courses with free-flow champagne)
Don’t Forget: Walk off those excess calories with a wander around Si De Park, or with a game of bowling at the Lido Holiday Inn.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get each issue sent to your inbox. Check the beijingkids website for full event listings, www.beijing-kids.com.