As normal with the Beijing events cycle, we expect the summer to slow down, then pick up in August and beyond. Although we’ll keep this weekly post running over the summer, we encourage you to check out our events directory full of ongoing summer activities, from classes to camping trips. Only free, unique, and the best of next week will appear here. If you are a planner at heart, sign up for our Top Picks Newsletter, where we let you know the best of Beijing events significantly far into the future. You’ll never miss out on tickets!
Psyche Girls Fit – A Sports & Fitness Clinic for Girls, June 25th – August 28th
Girls ages 10-15. A sports and fitness clinic designed exclusively for girls ages 10-15. This summer Psyche Girls Fit is focusing on football (soccer) and ultimate frisbee. At the two hour Saturday sessions, girls will have the chance to learn basic fitness and exercises; improve in football and Frisbee through drills and competition; talk about important sport and life skills such as teamwork and leadership, and finally, to be coached by a team of certified fitness trainers and professional athletes. Free! Saturdays in Chaoyang Park on Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu in Chaoyang District from 6am to 10pm. (Call 6506-5409)
Weekly Free Public Classes in Beijing Mandarin School, July 4th– October 4th
Open to everyone. In these weekly classes, you can learn Mandarin for free. Mondays and Wednesdays every week in Room 904-905, E tower, Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Reservation needed one day in advance. (Call 6508-1026) (See more at: http://www.beijingmandarinschool.com/event/free-public-class-101/#sthash.5T8e7ajv.dpuf)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, July 19th
Opened to everyone. Join POP-UP Beijing on the great adventure! Spanning four years of Hollywood’s deepest fascination in Africa, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” will bring four of the greatest classic adventure movies to the heart of South Sanlitun. Free! 7:30 pm on July 19th at North Side, Ground Level (Suite 104), Building 22, Courtyard 4 on Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang, Beijing.
Kombucha Yappy Hour, July 23rd
Happy hour for you and your dog! Free. 5-8 PM in No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beiqijia (Next to INDIGO Mall) in EAST, Beijing Hotel. (Contact through firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Children’s Play: The Little Prince, July 16th-24th
Suitable for small children. It’s smaller than a house, smaller than a room. There are three tiny volcanoes there and they don’t even reach your knees in height. Of course, there is also a rose. This is the planet of the Little Prince. Enjoy the play- the “Little Prince” in the Holiday Classic Theater Hall from July 16th to July 24th. There are four different show times: July 16th, Saturday at 10am; July 17th, Sunday at 10am; July 23rd, Saturday at 10 am; and July 24th, Sunday at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online here http://item.damai.cn/102941.html and are priced at RMB 120.
PADI DAPI Fish Dance Company Presents: “White Lullaby”, August 6th to 7th
Children aged 6 and up. This is a children’s drama performance that is about 40 minutes long. This highly acclaimed show has been performed in many countries around the world including Germany and the United States. The show addresses topics such as how one might go about explaining to children why their parents spend large amounts of time at work, and sometimes even leave their home country due to work. How can children still feel parents’ love for them when they don’t have a lot of time spent together? Join this magnificent and educational show from 10 AM to 10:45 AM in the Holiday Classic Theater Hall. Tickets may be purchased online here: http://item.damai.cn/104624.html starting at RMB 120/ticket.
Summer Knight School Camp, July 25th to 30th Ages 7 to 13.
In its third season, Imagine’s popular Summer Knight School Camp teaches kids how to wield a sword, use a bow and arrow, ride a horse, build a trebuchet, design a shield, make chainmail, travel to a castle, slay a dragon, and so much more! Run by a team of English-speaking, experienced outdoors education professionals, this is the school of your dreams and you shouldn’t miss it! Free. Monday to Friday every week with a camp bus to take kids there and back each day! Note that campers do not stay overnight. (WeChat: Imagine24x7Service 010 57394933) (www.imagine-china.com/knight-school, email@example.com)
Storytelling in Bookworm café, July 9th to August 6th
Suitable for all students, parents, and children. This event is an interactive English storytelling program that includes brunch, games, and music time for kids ages 5-8 and 9-12. But there are only 20 spots per class! Saturdays every week in Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. One session costs RMB 249, three sessions cost RMB 739, five sessions cost RMB 1230. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 185-1586-9620)
Children aged 3 and up. This is a puppet show and an interactive one that will last around 50 minutes. In this show, there is a playful kitten that left his owner to play alone in the woods. Unfortunately, he lost his way. He is too young and he doesn’t really know who he is yet, or his way home. On his journey to find the way back, the young kitten met an equally adventurous little bunny. After he went home with the bunny, the bunny’s mom thought that he is a squirrel for he had little ears and a long tail. However, the kitten cannot live in the home of the squirrel because he doesn’t eat acorns and nuts. He got so hungry that he started crying… What will happen to the small kitten in the end? Join this fascinating show from 10 to 11AM at Holiday Classic Theater Hall. Tickets can be purchased online here: http://item.damai.cn/104623.html starting at RMB 120/ticket.
Swimming Lessons with National Champion, June 25th to August 28th
Adults with children aged 3 and up. Swimming lessons are offered for children and adults. The basic “learn to swim” program is appropriate for beginner swimmers. Lessons include activities that familiarize kids with the water in order to alleviate their fears. Kids will also cover flotation and buoyancy skills, basic movements and stroke development, and of course water safety. National Champions who graduated from CIPE and International School will be coaching students with one-on-one private classes and small group classes that are also available now. Lessons will be in both Chinese and English with 50 minutes for each lesson in the CBD Cultural Sports Center. Saturdays and Sundays in Jin Wai Soho, 39 East Third Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District. If you would like to take 12 weeks of lessons, it will cost RMB 6800 while for 24 weeks and 48 weeks, it will cost RMB 12,800 and RMB 24,800 respectively. (For more information call 13521264441 or email email@example.com)