We’ve rounded up lots of events this week for you in Where We’ll Be, Free Events, Unique Events, and Open Houses perfect for professional growth, date nights, information gathering, or fun with the family. Be sure to check out the blog What’s Coming Up This Month and Mother’s Day Events!
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Where beijingkids Staff Will Be This Week
Our editor, Nimo Wanjau will be looking over the wares of over fifty unique vendors at INN’s Spring Market Bazaar, on April 25. She’s especially fond of booths with natural foods made without eggs.
Cook-for-Hope by Love for Orphans, takes place on April 26 from 11am to 2pm at the Green T. House and shunyi correspondent, Anjana Kainikkara will be tasting each team’s tastiest dish in this global food competition to raise money for the medical costs of an orphan with extensive needs. Sold out, but donations for the medical costs appreciated via www.hopefosterhome.com.
School editor, Jessica Suotmaa will be in at the Beijing City International School attending the Parents as Learners workshop on healthy lifestyle choices. See below for more information.
Free Events This Week
Beijing Women’s Network’s Pregnant Married Mothers Community Dinner, Apr 26
Adults. In addition to talking about Parallels of Entrepreneurship and Motherhood, Sophie will talk about how she believes mothers can make greater, unique societal contributions within the startup community. Free, but RSVP required. 7.30-9pm. Worker’s Stadium Area. (wechat: Mariamsk)
PAL Workshop: Don’t Gamble with Your Health, Why Lifestyle Choices Matter, APR 26
For adults. BCIS Athletic Director, Darren Skov, supported by the BCIS
Physical Education Department will lead this Parents as Learners’
workshop that focuses on living a healthy lifestyle. RSVP Required. Free. 8.45-10.15am Beijing City International School (email@example.com)
Children with Developmental Behavioral Problems: How to Guide Parents to Get Good Care, Apr 27
Adults. This event is designed for teachers and school nurses at international schools as well as other healthcare professionals to help provide guidance and tips on how to help parents get the services and help they need for their children when they find out their child has development behavioral problems. Free. 5-6.30pm. Elliott’s Corner (6461 6283)
Corporate Social Responsibility Presentation, Apr 28
Adults. Join Beijing Women’s Network (BWN) along with Jen Loong from TOMS and others within the growing industry of Corporate Social Responsibility in China. Open to all genders. Free. 7-8.45pm. Inn Cube (185 1547 5841)
British Afternoon Tea with Peter Rabbit, Apr 26-30
All Ages. Penguin and Domain offer this cute afternoon tea with Peter Rabbit and Roxy Cottontail-inspired treats, including carrot cake, chocolate rabbits, and bunny-shaped tea sandwiches. The Tales of Peter Rabbit set will be available for purchase. RMB 168. Noon-6pm. Domain (8414 9820)
Shunyi Food and Wine Pairing, Apr 28
Adults. Signature Wine partnered with Boulangerie to create a delectable menu of five special treats and specially paired wines. RSVP deadline today. RMB 100 Signature Wine Club Members, RMB 120 (non members). 7.30pm. Beijing Riviera Clubhouse (wine@SigWine.com)
CISB Drama Club presents GREASE, Apr 29-30.
All Ages. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the school’s front desk in the main lobby of CISB, starting in early April. Tickets will also be on sale at the door, but these shows will sell-out fast so order your tickets today – and tell your family and friends! RMB 30 students RMB 50 adults. 7pm. Canadian International School of Beijing (6465 7789)
The Painted Garden, Apr 29 – May 15
Ages 3-12. This interactive show uses multimedia to engage children in a theatrical dance. The stage is projected into a high-resolution and colorful palette nick named “the magic carpet”. The magic carpet has dozens of sensors underneath that allow both the performers and the audience to activate images. A parallel workshop takes place after the show. RMB 300, discounts for kids and group buy. 6.30-8pm. Oriental Media Center (5203 1012)
Bizzarro Car and Motorcycle Stunt Show, Apr 30 – May 15
All ages. First up is a short thirty minutes showing of luxury vehicles, a transformer and an airplane, followed by a side-flying cars and motorcycles show. Fun for families with mechanically inclined children. RMB 150. 5.20-7.30pm. XieDao International Convention and Exhibition Center (136 7136 9234)
Raise the Red Lantern, May 1-2
Ages 7+. This play has breathtaking sets and beautiful, cultural Chinese dress. The National Ballet of China was nominated for the British National Dance Award (the dance world’s equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Foreign Dance Company due to this arrangement. RMB 100-680. 6.30-9.30pm National Centre for the Performing Arts (18600208126)
Cavalia, May 1 – 8
All ages. This swirling and bold performance combines acrobats with galloping horses to provide a moving dramatic artwork you can feel shaking through your seat. The stage is a 2440 square meter tent with sand and an area utilizing moving water. RMB 580. 7-9pm. Chaoyang Park (wechat: dianayi2009).
For more open house information and events later this month, plus how to make the most of the visit, read April Open House Roundup – How to Get The Most Out of Your School Visit.
BCA Open Day, Apr 26
Adults. Beijing Collegiate Academy is a international bilingual school affiliated to Etonkids Educational Group, for children from preschool to grade 6. Meet with the principal and teachers, and understand the basis of BCA’s bilingual curriculum. 10-12pm. Beijing Collegiate Academy (5681 2555)
SIBS Open House, Apr 27
Springboard Bilingual International School offers classes from K1 through Grade 12, providing positive learning curricula to develop learners for the 21st century. At their Open House, parents and families can learn about their curriculum and see what students are doing in class, view the classroom environment and tour the facilities, and meet the principal who will be giving a presentation on the importance of bilingual education. 9.30-11:30am. SIBS (8049 0307)
YCIS Open Day, May 4
Adults. Yew Chung International School of Beijing is a bilingual international program for students ages two to eighteen. Including a tour lead by student ambassadors, parents will meet the Western and Chinese co-principals. Vice Principals, Curriculum Coordinators, and teachers from each section of the school will also be on hand for presentations and to answer any individual questions parents might have about the school. 9-11.30am. Yew Chung International School of Beijing (8583 3731)
Open Morning at BSB Shunyi, May 6
Adults. Join British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi for an open morning. Parents will see BSB’s learning and teaching through a tour of the Primary, German Primary and Secondary classes. Visitors with foreign passport holding children are encouraged to talk to teachers, inspect the Early Years swimming pool, Dining Hall, amphitheater and snack bar before or after a visit to the open classrooms. Register here. 8.30-11am. British School of Beijing Shunyi (8047 3558)
This mother’s day treat moms to a feast or performance or activity. Find more information here.
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