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. Check the beijingkids website for full event listings, www.beijing-kids.com.
Thursday 27th August – Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh
The adorable “hunny” loving bear and friends return to Beijing for an all-singing, all-dancing show at Century Theatre. Featuring a 3D projector this has all the makings of great family outing. Dubbed in Chinese. Shows from Aug 26-30. Century Theatre 21st Century Hotel, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from RMB 120. http://en.piao.com.cn/beijing/ticket_2764.html
Don’t Forget: Solana, Lucky Street and the Lufthansa centre are all close by, so there’s plenty of choices for food.
Friday 28th August – Merdeka Day Meal
Celebrate Malaysian Independence Day (actually Aug 31) by eating your way through a wide variety of authentic Malay dishes at the Fuchengmen branch of Nyonya Kitchen. Among the dishes on offer are Nyonya Curry Chicken, Curry Laksa and Assam Fish. RMB 63 per person. For details, call 134 0112 4833.
Don’t Forget: Nyonya Kitchen includes a service charge in the bill, so no tipping.
Check out traditional folk music from across China. If you’ve never heard the sounds of a Pipa, Koto, Erhu or Gaohu, this is your chance. Tickets from RMB 10. 7.30pm. The Beijing Concert Hall
Don’t forget: If you like what you hear, sign up for classical Chinese music lessons at Music Home, Pinnacle Plaza (8160 7056)
Sunday 30th August – Free Fun Dance Day
If your child likes to boogie (and most kids do), then bring them down to this dance day with free lessons. Kid will meet professional dancers and participants receive their own gift. Parents are encouraged to take part too. For children ages 3 and up. Reserve to avoid disappointment, call 400 650 5570. Firstar Restaurant, 18 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District
Don’t Forget: Wear comfortable dancing shoes so you can join in on the fun.
Sunday 30th August – Beijing Playhouse Registration and Auditions
For the more theatrically minded youth, Beijing Playhouse is hosting auditions for its October theatre camp and production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Open to kids ages 6-13, some English proficiency required. The camp itself will run from Oct 5-10. Auditions held 2pm at Beijing BISS International School. email@example.com, www.beijingplayhouse.com
Don’t Forget: No need for stage fright – everyone who auditions will get a part in the play.