Atelier’s painting workshops aren’t just for experienced painters and artists. Anyone is welcome to join their upcoming watercolor workshop, which will take place at various outdoor locations across Beijing. It’s time to get in shape for summer. Human in Motion’s strength and conditioning class will help you achieve your summer body goals. Soccer clinics are popular amongst young and aspiring players, especially when the coaching is done by some of the best professional coaches. We’ve had Manchester United, and now it’s time for Barcelona’s coaches to bring their teaching to Beijing. Punchline Comedy Club is bringing a different kind of comedy to Shunyi, in the form of English ventriloquist and comedian Paul Zerdin. If you’re doing a spring clean, leaving Beijing, or want to pick up a few new items for you or the kids, then reserve a table at House of Knowledge community yard sale.
Watercolor Outdoor Workshop
The three day workshop takes place on May 4, 5, and 6 from 9.30am until noon. Olivier Yang, Atelier’s painting teacher, will take students to different locations in Beijing, where you will learn with him outdoor sketching and watercolor. A unique experience, enabling you to capture the city, the nature, the people, and the colors of Beijing while learning about watercolor and sketching technique.RMB 1,000 including materials. To book a place click here.
Human in Motion’s strength and conditioning classes will take place every Thursday, starting April 23, from 5.30-6.30pm. Summer Fit includes a strength based workout session, nutritional guidance, online and group support, plus progress tracking. RMB 200/session, RMB 800/month, advance sign up is required as spaces are limited. Text 158 1055 3387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Human in Motion Studio, 2A Cathay View Plaza (behind DD’s Market), Xiang Jiang Bei Lu
Barcelona Soccer Clinic
Sports Beijing has teamed up with Celebreight F.C. to bring former Barcelona youth team coaches for a four day intensive soccer clinic at the International School of Beijing (ISB). This is an opportunity for aspiring soccer players to learn from some of the best coaches. The clinic starts with an evening session on April 30, from 5-8pm. Followed by three full day sessions May 1-3 from 9.30am-3pm. Suitable for players aged 9 years and over RMB 3,500. Clinic sessions for younger players aged 6-9 years will run on April 30 from 5-6.15pm, and May 1-3 from 4.15-5.30pm RMB 1,500. To pre-register contact (6430 1370, 6430 1176, email@example.com)
The Punchline Comedy Club
Punchline Comedy and REDSTAR Works are bringing a unique show to Beijing, hosting famous ventriloquist Paul Zerdin. Popular for taking the art of ventriloquism to new heights, the comedy event takes place on Wednesday May 20, from 8.30-11.30pm at Charcoal. Tickets RMB 300 are available from Charcoal, by calling 1300 116 1577 or book online here
Community Yard Sale
House of Knowledge (HoK) community yard sale is the perfect motivation to clear the clutter from your home and help your items find a new home. The event takes place on Saturday, May 23 from 10am-1pm at HoK Quanfa campus. Everyone is welcome and entry is free. You can either book a table at the event and sell your old household items, or just come along and grab yourself a bargain. Anything can go on sale, including clothes, shoes, toys, and household items. If you donate some baked goods, then you can secure yourself a yard sale table for free. Baked goods will be sold at the cake table, with money raised going to the Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF). To secure a table contact Angela Liu (6431 8452, firstname.lastname@example.org)
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: courtesy of Atelier, Sports Beijing, HoK