Happy Halloween! While some housing compounds celebrated the holiday over the weekend, there are plenty that will still welcome trick-or-treaters tonight! Yosemite and Capital Paradise are two that I heard of just recently – be sure to contact the villa clubhouse for details if you aren’t invited by a resident already. Be careful, and have a safe Halloween night!
Looking for good English language books without driving downtown? Twice a year ISB hosts a book fair featuring over 8,000 books brought in by the Foreign Languages Bookstore. Starting at only RMB 40, book titles are sold at a 10% discount and the book fair is open to the public. Come to the Upper Gallery (near the school theater) on Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2 from 8:15am-5:45pm, and on Saturday, November 3 from 10am-2pm. You’ll discover great finds in children’s and teens’ books, novels, reference books, travel and more!
Beijing Playhouse Academy of Performing Arts is now accepting enrollments for the Christmas kids’ theatre camp. The show, A Holly Jolly Robin Hood, will be performed on the final night of the camp, December 29 at 2pm. Enrollment and auditions are on Saturday, November 17 at 5pm (Cost is RMB 6,500; 5% discount for those on or before November 8 and an additional 20% discount for ISB students). The camp is held at ISB from December 17-29. All student actors get a part in the show. Go to www.beijingplayhouse.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What do these places have in common: Kookidz (toy store in Euro Plaza); Kids+ (in Pinnacle Avenue by A-Z Kids); Radiance (next to Mrs. Shanen’s); and the small independently owned shoe store (in Pinnacle Plaza)? They are all gone now — shops that have closed due to lack of business, or — in the case of Radiance — areas being torn down for future housing developments. The Pinnacle Plaza area seems prime for new stores to find a home, and Euro Plaza is always in need of some positive additions. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that some of the new tenants to come are what we’re all hoping for!