As we head towards the final few weeks of the school year, and before some of us Shunyi residents head home or to vacation destinations during the summer break, the social calendars can get busy, busy, busy. Here is a round-up of what’s happening in Shunyi:
A Private Sale in Quanfa Gardens, Susan Alberti’s Villa
Thu, May 23 from 9am-3pm. Image Optics will be available to give expert advice on eyewear and sunglasses. Try some on yourself!
This bazaar gathers together some of Shunyi’s favorite vendors for a sale in a private villa. Come and see unique items from La Maison Taupe, Susan Alberti antique and vintage collections, Antonio Sampson jewelry, Deb T sterling silver necklaces, Vida Gerig’s jam and red pepper jelly (sounds yummy!), Slowlane’s traditional handicrafts. Great place to pick up a gift for those special people you will meet up with in the summer.
59 Quanfa Gardens (136 1131 4451, Susan Alberti)
Directions to Susan’s: Enter QuanFa (across from North Gate of Beijing Rivera). Make immediate left at Administration building (or best to park in the lot there). Number 59 is first house on the right around the small curb.
Soya Lee at Gallery Mun
Until May 31. Daily 10am-5pm.
Korean artist Soya Lee is currently exhibiting at Gallery Mun in 318 Art Complex, HeGeZhuang Village. Her self-titled exhibit features pigs in whimsical dress, and assuming human behavior and actions. The colorful artwork and pleasant rendition will capture children’s attention. Soya herself welcomed some schoolchildren into the gallery to do some pig-themed drawings together.
Soya ponders: “The pigs that make an appearance in my paintings are myself, and reflect how I look at the world, but is also itself of the world. The pig has got beliefs, loves and is honest. On the other hand, she is gorgeous and sensual: she drinks, dances and sometimes judges others and is not afraid of her nature, or her desire to know the world and human beings. I use the image of the pig to talk about myself and express my desire about my life’s destination.”
6th-No.1. 318 Art Complex, HeGeZhuang, ShunBai Jie, Chaoyang District
Shunyi residents are still in suspense over what the old Oasis restaurant will be transformed into. A white picket fence has gone up, but renovations on the interior have been moving slowly, and as of yet there is no clue as to whether the rumor is true that it will be turned into a BMW showroom. In the meantime, another construction site has come up along Yu Yang Lu just past the Yosemite A gate. Workers and locals are not able to give any information just yet. We can keep our fingers crossed that side of the Central Villas district will see some good service shops in the near future. A tailor, shoe repair and key duplication service or even a good bakery and deli would be welcome additions to this part of Shunyi!
Photo by Dana Cosio-Mercado
Dana is the beijingkids‘ Shunyi Correspondent. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Beijing via Europe in 2011 with her husband, two sons and Rusty the dog. She enjoys writing, photography, theater, visual arts, and trying new food. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city and driving along the mountain roads of Huairou, Miyun and Pinggu.