Enjoy Thanksgiving with an Italian twist at all branches of Loft Eatalicious. Start things off with canapes, before moving on to the main event of turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, with apple pie for dessert. RMB 188 per person, add RMB 30 for a glass of house white, red, or sparkling wine. The Thanksgiving menu is available on Thursday November 26, from 11am-10.30pm. To book, call 134 2607 6099.
It’s that time of year again when the International Festival Chorus (IFC) delights Beijing audiences with their annual performance of Messiah. 2015 is the 13th year of performing the classic, and this year features guest soloists from the UK and China, with orchestra Peking Sinfonietta. Saturday December 5, 7.30pm at Harrow International School Beijing (HISB). Tickets RMB 280/RMB 180 (general admission) and can be purchased from www.yoopay.cn/event/ifcmessiah2015. Ticket price includes free round-trip shuttlebus from the Kempinski Hotel, departing 6.15pm sharp. Children aged seven years and over are welcome, and must be in possession of a concert ticket to attend the performance. For more information, visit the website www.beijingifc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gain a better understanding on the importance of fairy tales as a tool for early childhood education, the symbolism used in the tales, how telling fairy tales to young children benefits them, and how to be a better story teller. Yza de Burbure is a Belgian mother of three, an actress, performer, and traveler. She is passionate about emerging children in an artistic environment, infused with creativity and positive energy. She leads the fairy tales session at the International Montessori Teaching Institute (IMTI) on Saturday December 5 from 9.30am-3pm. RMB 400. To book, contact (8949 6877, 185 0061 7806, email@example.com)
The students of Ganeinu International School and Menorah Academy of the Capital Middle School will be performing a variety of songs and skits in celebration of Hannukah, the Festival of Lights. The performances will be followed by special Hannukah food and craft projects. Monday December 14, from 9am-12noon. For more details, contact 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.