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Roundabout Holiday Bazaar, Nov 14
All ages. Kicking off the spending spree is Roundabout’s bazaar to help raise funds for their numerous charitable causes. There will be vendors selling high end products and other offering services you can sign up for. Free. 11am-4pm. Marriot Northeast (137 1877 7761 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese)).
OASIS International Prenatal Yoga, Nov 16
Adults. Attend this prenatal yoga course at OASIS International Hospital to learn traditional Chinese medicinal concepts and techniques and soothing Chinese classical music. Free. 4.30pm to 6pm. OASIS International Hospital.
Innovation Expo @ ISB, Nov 19
All ages. The International School of Beijing will proudly host its first-ever Innovation Expo from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 19. There will be exhibitions by students and local makers, makers’ space workshops, activities and games for children, and a delicious food available! Free. 10am to 4pm. International School of Beijing.
BSB Shunyi Christmas Fayre & German Market, Nov 19
All ages. Come and celebrate the festive seasons at BSB, Shunyi! There will be a traditional German Christmas market organized by the Parents Association. There will be live performances from the school’s choirs and orchestras. Also available will be a photo op with Santa, various vendors, games, and activities. Free. 4-8pm. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (8047 3588, www.bsbshunyi.com)
Giant Museum at Pink Republic, Nov 9-15
All ages. A group of 26 artists hold the exhibition named Giant Museum, people are expected to take a magic pill and become a giant in a world where everything seems extremely small, or take a sip of the drug that shrinks. Free. All day. Pink Republic National Gallery.
The First Hispanics in China, Nov 14
All ages. Dr. Leticia Mayer and renowned historian and translator Zhang Kai will discuss the first Spanish scholars in China and the importance the new routes of movement of goods, people, books, instruments and cultural meanings had in the sixteenth century. Free. 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Instituto Cervante. Make reservations here.
Christmas DIY Cards, Nov 17
All ages. Come to Monikards DIY workshop to learn how to make beautiful Christmas cards. These cards merge unique Western and Chinese elements and use quality products. RMB 180. 6pm to 9pm. Inn Cube.
Personal Legal Issues in China, Nov 17
Adults. Presented by one of the most experienced lawyers in his field, Qi Lianfeng, AustCham invites you to a legal seminar which will cover Marriage Law, Succession Law, and property-related laws. This seminar will also help you understand the possible legal risks you may encounter in China and how to avoid them. RMB 100 (non-members). 6pm to 7.45pm. U-Town. (email email@example.com)
Charity Yoga with CandleX @ Ms. Uptown, Sundays
Adults. Sooth your soul with a Charity Yoga class at the newly opened Ms. Uptown. Revenue from this event will be given to depression peer support project in Beijing. The class includes a cup of tea, an hour of socializing, and one hour of yoga. RMB 100. 6pm to 10pm. Ms. Uptown Galaxy SOHO.
Photography Workshop, Wednesdays
Adults. This workshop takes you through the steps of manually setting up your DSLR camera using a professional studio and lighting. This workshop is perfect for those who want to take their photography to the next step. You will also to leave with a professional studio portrait of yourself. RMB 1200. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Sanlitun.
TaiChi Fan, Nov 27 (register by Nov 18)
All Ages. For those interested in increased flexibility, try Taiji shàn (太极扇) an ancestral fan dance! You will accomplish flexible and elegant movements. In China, this traditional dance is performed mostly in groups so the perfect venue to meet some more friends. RMB 100. 3pm to 5pm. That’s Mandarin.
ECE Education Forum, Nov 17
Adults. This week the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) will host an insightful education forum. YCIS’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) experts will introduce the attendees to YCIS’s unique Co-Teaching Model and the importance of dual-language acquisition in today’s global world. Free. 9.30am to 11.30am. YCIS Beijing. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Best of Next Week
Latina Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner, Nov 24 to Nov 27
All ages. Missing the usual mashed potatoes and sweet potato pie (and Brazilian BBQ!) for the Thanksgiving Holiday? Join us at Latina 拉蒂娜 for a Thanksgiving feast! RMB 198. All day. Latina 拉蒂娜.
German Christmas Charity Bazaar, Nov 26
All ages. This ever packed bazaar is a good chance to experience German food, buy Christmas presents, and enjoy some choral music (all included in the ticket price). Pre-sale tickets are available and limited on site tickets. There are red, blue, and yellow tickets valid from morning, afternoon, and kids under 14 years respectively. Pre-sale tickets are available at the German Embassy School (9.15am-1pm), Beijing Riviera Clubhouse (9am-7pm), U Coffee on Xindong Lu (10am-6pm). Valid identification required at the gate. RMB 100 (adults), RMB 25 (kids). 11am-6pm. German Embassy Beijing (email@example.com)
3e Annual Charity Christmas Bazaar, Nov 26
All ages. The 3e Annual Charity Christmas Bazaar is a place to enjoy holiday feasting and bargain gift shopping. Free. 10am-noon.3e International School (6437 3344, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Very Gift Bazaar Christmas Market, Nov 27
All ages. Enjoy pippin’ hot cocoa or mulled wine while browsing for a gift for a loved one. Free. 10am-4pm. Café Zarah (8403 9807, email@example.com)
Photo: Robert Owen-Wahl, Silvia & Frank