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Nothing But the Truth, Nov 25 and 26
All ages. Join the Canadian International School of Beijing in exploring the life of Elizabeth Warren in a new play that places a young girl on trial for suspected supernatural abilities. In this family-friendly comedy with an important message for all ages, a colorful cast of characters take the witness stand to give many different versions of the truth. Free. Friday, November 25th @ 7pm, Saturday, November 26th @2pm. Canadian International School of Beijing. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Holiday Bazaar, Nov 28
All ages. Join the International Newcomers Network at their annual Holiday Bazaar. Find cool items and potential presents at this year’s gathering. Free. 10am to 3pm. Capital Mansion Athletic Club. (www.innbeijing.com)
OASIS International Prenatal Yoga, Nov 23
Adults. Attend a 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.
Once Upon a Hutong, Nov 24, 25, 26
All ages. Once Upon a Hutong is an original play written and directed by Hannah Northcott, who teaches dance, drama and yoga at ISB. It tells the story of Wang Li, a young prince in search of a wife. Come and enjoy this cross-cultural experience! Free. 4pm (November 24), 6.30pm (November 25), and 2pm (November 26). International School of Beijing. Purchase tickets at paevents.isb.bj.edu.cn.
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)
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.
BSB’s The Wizard of Oz, Nov 25 Fri 7pm, Nov 26 Sat 2pm, Nov 27 Sat 7pm
All ages. BSB Secondary students will be performing The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. Join BSB and Dorothy on her journey of discovery, making friends and one very powerful enemy along the way. RMB 100 (Adults) RMB 65 (Kids). 7pm (Nov 25), 2pm (Nov 26), and 7pm (Nov 27). The British School of Beijing.
Thanksgiving Week at R3 Discovery, Nov 21-25
Ages 4-10. Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with different themed activities at R3 Discovery that ends with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from November 21-25. The activities include card marking, baking, decoration making, story-telling, movie watching, and more. Registration required. Thanksgiving Week (5 days plus dinner) RMB 1,288 (one student and two parents), RMB 1,188 (one student and a parent); Thanksgiving Dinner RMB 580 (one student plus two parents), RMB 380 (one student plus one parent). 2pm-8pm. R3 Discovery. (131 6758 5964 (English), 185 1133 4363 (Chinese), email@example.com)
Art Jamming with Eva, Saturdays
All ages. Come join kids, families, and Eva and paint your heart out every Saturday. Paint supplies are included in this pleasant Saturday afternoon activity. RMB 100. 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm. Fella’s.
Active Parenting Workshops: Primary School, Mondays
Adults. Parents of Primary School-aged students are invited to attend Active Parenting Workshops every Monday from October 24 through November 28 at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing). Parents will learn a set of techniques to help their child develop their human potential. Free. 10am to 12pm. YCIS Beijing. (8583 3731)
Active Parenting Workshops: Secondary School, Tuesdays
Active Parenting uses entertaining and informative programs, activities, and discussion to show parents ways to raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. These workshops will run from October 25 through November. Free. 10am to 12pm. YCIS Beijing. (8583 3731)
Free Public Class – BMS, Mondays & Wednesdays
Adults. Beijing Mandarin School offers free lessons every Monday and Wednesday. Different weeks have a different schedule. Head out to BMS to practice your Mandarin and meet some great people! Free. 1pm to 3pm. Beijing Mandarin School. (8441 8391, firstname.lastname@example.org)
JZ Atelier Children Class-Bejeweled Christmas Ornaments Workshop, Nov 27
This year let the children lead the way, JZ Atelier is proudly present a three weeks of special featured Christmas bejeweled ornaments making workshops. Children will make their own Christmas ornaments, wreath in their own term. RMB 990 for 3 sessions. 10am to 12pm. LaiTai Flower Market. (182 1063 4921, WeChat: suttech)
Best of Next Week
Viva Event Christmas Gathering & Cookie Making, Nov 29
Viva Beijing Professional Women’s Network will host its annual Christmas Gathering.
Don’t let the smoggy air stop you from having a good time and join for cookies, warm friendship, and mentorship! RMB 180. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Lily’s American Diner. (http://www.vivabeijing.org/)
Hilton Beijing Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Charity Bazaar, Dec 3
All ages. Hilton Beijing once again celebrates the holidays with its Traditional European Christmas Train & Village from December 3 to January 2017. The Christmas Village features a Giant Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and a children’s chorus from 5.50-6.30pm. There will also be over 70 bazaar booths (2-8pm) with all proceeds from sales going to support the Morning Tears Organization. Free. 2-8pm. Hilton Beijing. (email@example.com)
BCIS and MCF Christmas Charity Bazaar, Dec 3
All ages. This joint bazaar between BCIS and Migrants Children’s Family is a fundraising event for MCF that features live performances, shopping, food, and mingling with friends and the wider BCIS and MCF community at the main BCIS campus. Free. 11am-3pm. Beijing City International School. (Zhuofei.firstname.lastname@example.org)
WAB Charity Bazaar, Dec 3
All ages. The Western Academy of Beijing’s Charity Bazaar features hundreds of vendors offering homemade gifts, holiday food and drink, and dozens of unique items for sale. Proceeds from the event will go to assist several charity organizations, including the Chi Heng Foundation, supporting HIV-affected children in rural China through education. Free. 10am-3.30pm. Western Academy of Beijing. (5986 5588, email@example.com)
Photos: Courtesy of ISB, BSB, Shunyi, YCIS, and Vanessa Jencks