This week’s Shunyi Happenings promises something for everyone in the family. Read through to discover what perks your interest and where you’ll be this week! If you want to promote an event, store opening or closing, sale, and any other fun family friendly event taking place in Shunyi, please get in touch with our Shunyi Correspondent Anjana Kainikkara by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Art, Culture and Charity Talk at Ricamo Art Gallery, May 5
Shell’s Outpost’s events for Shell partners, brings together two amazing women to share their stories and creativity. Du Juan is a Chinese Embroidery artist and owner of the amazingly beautiful Ricamo Gallery. Over the past 10 years she has worked with highly skilled embroidery craftswomen in the rural villages around Suzhou to produce high quality, stunning works of embroidery based art. She is an expert on the historical and aesthetic roots of Chinese embroidery, and her pieces are widely collected internationally as well.
Jenny McGee is founder and C.E.O of the Starfish Project. Since 2006 the mail order/party jewelry business set up by Jenny in Beijing, has been working to empower and change the lives of exploited women in China. Bring your friends to take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear them talk about their inspirations, goals and aspirations. Enjoy an interesting morning immersed in culture and mesmerizing art!
Free. 10am-Noon. Ricamo Gallery, Shun Huang Lu, Shunyi District, (email@example.com)
Riviera Chic at Riviera Country Club, May 11
All ages. An exclusive one-of-a-kind design and fashion event for everyone! Come along and browse the spring/summer collections of select vendors such as, DdW Handmade Textiles, Antonia Sampson’s Jewelry, Vera Bradley, Taitai Designs, Sew Gorgeous, Xiang Spa, and many more. Steer clear of driving into the city to engage in retail therapy. Instead, swing by to check out this chic event with your friends. Indulge yourself or spoil others with fabulous gifts from such a varied range of products.
Free. 10am-8pm. Riviera Country Club, No.1, Xiang Jiang Bei Road, Chaoyang District (+86 10 84506888)
3rd Annual Super Sprint Triathlon at WAB, May 14
Age 16+. TRI4CHANGE is collaborating with Roundabout to give you this unique opportunity to keep fit and raise money for charity at the same time! This fun, competitive race will feature a 400m swim, 12km cycle, and a 3km run to get to the finish line. The winners from both the men’s and women’s divisions will be handsomely rewarded with a spot in next September’s Beijing International Triathlon. Money raised at this event will go to Roundabout to pay for a needy child’s medical expenses. The races will commence at 7am. Choose to support by participating, sponsoring, or volunteering. For more information or to register, go to http://www.tri4change.net/
RMB 300/Athlete, RMB 300/Team of 2. Sat, May 14. 7am onwards. WAB, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Imagival: Giant Outdoor Festival by Imagine, May 14-15
Ages 7-13. A unique weekend of outdoor action and adventure, with a variety of fun activities to choose from! It’s definitely going to be one humongous fun-fest for your children, one of the biggest China has ever seen. Six hundred lucky kids in attendance will experience extremely exciting and thrilling activities on a mountainous terrain in Changping District. For more information click on www.imagival.com
Ayi Western Cooking Workshop at Chopstix and Sporks
For adults. The new schedule for May is out! Help your ayi work toward a perfectly balanced Western meal! Sign her up for these classes that take place every Thursday. She’ll acquire the basic skills to make delightful meals with a focus on food safety, while your family will benefit from healthy, nutritious food. Scan the QR code (on the flyer) to join their WeChat group or Facebook page and get regular updates. Registration required.
RMB 200 per class, RMB 700 for four classes (paid in advance). 10am-Noon, 1pm-3pm. Chopstix and Sporks (Scan QR code)
Photo Courtesy: Ricamo Gallery, TRI4CHANGE, Riviera Country Club, Chopstix and Sporks, Imagine