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Hot Events This Week
Two-Day Flamenco Workshop, Oct 3-4
Adults. Beginner level flamenco aficionados, it’s your time to step up. On Oct 3-4, Casa Flamenco will hold a two-day course, including flamenco guitar where you can learn basic guitar chords to accompany the dance; the flamenco dance that will teach you moves, steps, and rhythms by ear; and even the flamenco drum (cajon) that will help you discover flamenco beats using that lovely sounding wooden box. RMB 600 (1 course); RMB 900 (2 courses); RMB 1,200 (3 courses). Flamenco guitar course is 10.30am-12.30pm; flamenco dance 1-3pm; flamenco drum 3-5pm. Casa Flamenco. Qi Jia Yuan Diplomatic Resident Compound. (WeChat, WhatsApp, and contact number: 13910914251)
Kids 4+. Whether you want to get messy, or be like Messi on the pitch, this soccer camp has what you need to keep your game sharp during the break. Featuring FA/UEFA qualified UK coaches, sessions will be held at the soccer field at Dulwich College Beijing’s Legend Garden Campus (or in the dome if the AQI is too high). The workshop will follow a daily theme, with the second half of each session focused on applying these new skills in matchplay situations. RMB 2,000 for Years R-2; RMB 3,000 Years 3-9. Click here football.com.cn for more information. 9.30am-3.30pm. Dulwich College Beijing (email@example.com, (5130 6893/4/5/6)
Afternoon Parenting Workshop, Oct 6
Adults.Join Sheri Hansen, founder of Character Education International and author of Conscious Parenting for a Q&A after a presentation on the best parenting practices at Green T. House. Make an afternoon of it and come early for lunch or enjoy dinner by reserving directly with Green T. House(136-0113-7132). RMB 300. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Fresh events next week
21st Century Education Workshop, Oct 11
Adults. Join hands with House of Knowledge to develop the potential of your child, to understand how your child learns and grows and how you can help in this process. The workshops will particularly focus on how children can acquire skills to succeed in the 21st century. Workshop presented by Farshad Danicek, M.Ed., Co-Founder and Head of Program Development, House of Knowledge. Free. 07:00 PM-08:00 PM. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forbidden City Tour, every Sunday till Oct 31
All ages. This unique tour brings the ceremony, pomp and intrigue of Beijing’s Imperial Palace back to life. Combining carefully researched information about how and why it was constructed, with shocking anecdotes about the 24 men to whom it belonged, this tour will help you realize how eccentric and unworldly ancient palace life really was. See the website for starting point and private tour pricing; tours must be booked in advance. (0086 138-1777-0229, email@example.com)
Dumpling Cooking Class in private courtyard, until Dec 31
All ages. Come to Kucina Cooking Studio for a great experience to learn how to make traditional Chinese dumplings. Each class includes a meal around the table, enjoying the dumplings made by yourself and the other dishes we serve for you. Every Wednesday and Thursday, starts from 10:30 AM. Please make a reservation (+86 15011337590) one day in advance.
Fun for kids
October Holiday Camp for Kids: Adventure Camp, Sep 30-Oct 8
Kids 7+. This upcoming National Holiday, Imagine brings a new adventure for the little ones of the house (age 7+): Indoor ski, climbing, parkour, Civilization Game, and Adventure Park. This camp is the perfect choice for parents who want to stay in Beijing but are looking for outdoor activities that are creative and challenging at the same time. RMB 900 per day for indoor ski; RMB 700 per day for climbing or parkour; RMB 750 per day for Civilization Game or Adventure Park. 8am-6pm.Contact 010-57394933 for more information.
Beijing Falcons’ 2017-18 New Season Program, until Dec 31
Kids 10+. The BIYB Leadge Team is geared towards players who are looking to play basketball in a competitive atmosphere. The program is designed to assist and guide the development of committed athletes. Through weekly training and Sunday games from October to May, athletes will be trained to develop physical strength and on-court skills. RMB 3,100-RMB 6,600 Beijing Falcons Basketball Club. Scan the QR code for more information.
Ballet for Fun, Fitness, and Finesse, every Friday
Kids 4+. Come to join Prima Ballerina for a ballet class focusing on nurturing each students’ love of the art form through practice, dedication, and creativity. This form of ballet training breaks through classical teaching methods and builds children’s passion for dance through a variety of games, sounds, and musical styles. The aim is to develop strong COORDINATION, FOCUS, CREATIVITY, EXPRESSIVENESS and MUSICAL SENSE. For more information check the website or contact 13911588951
Art Revolution, Oct 2-6
Kids 10+. Join Atelier Art School to learn about the different artistic movements; experiment painting with simple colors and shapes; explore sculpture and collage around graphical art and researches of Lissitzky; discover the architecture of this era with the study of the Tatlin’s Tower; enter also the universe of Russian Cinema. Enter the world of Constructivist artists fashion design researches and discover Popova’s and Malevich’s costumes. RMB 1,800. Atelier Art School.
Charity Event: CandleX Rooftop Yoga, until Oct 31
Adults. Relax with a sunset yoga session at the rooftop of old Beijing hutong house, and enjoy a cup of tea and social time afterward. Yoga is not just for the body, but also for the mind. This is a wonderful opportunity for like-minded people to gather and get to know each other in a cozy setting. There are 12 spots available every Sunday. RMB 100 including a drink. 5:00PM-7:00 PM. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All ages. This Mid-Autumn Festival, bring your family and friends to the Green T. House for an afternoon of cultural activities curated by The SLab. Parents and children can enjoy the day by decorating and making different types of lanterns fit for lighting up the evening. RMB 248 per person. 2:00 PM-6:00 PM. GREEN T. HOUSE Living.
Open House at the Learning Frontier, Oct 5-6
All ages. The Learning Frontier is a new center in Beijing focused on learning support for children and families outside the classroom. Come tour the center and see why schools are talking about The Learning Frontier, and how they help make overcoming challenges fun, simple, and manageable for every child. Free. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. The Learning Frontier. To RSVP email us at email@example.com.
Feed you mind
Mindful Mothers, Every Tuesday
Adults. The Mindful Mother meditation series are three maternal meditations that focus on rejuvenating the womans body, mind and spirit. To discover more than we experience every day, as we answer the call to bring forth life, let us respond by renewing our life source from within. RMB 150. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM. Beijing Mindful Center. Check out https://jinshuju.net/f/TiiC5s for more information.
Work Your Body Out
Cat Dance- 4 Days Free Classes, Oct 2-5
Adults. Pussycat Dance offer free open courses for all newcomers! You can choose from: Pole Dance, Sexy jazz, Aerial Hoop ,Chair Dance, Hiphop, Urban Dance. Free. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM. Don’t hesitate to book the class via wechat or phone：5900-0835
Vienna Boys Choir, Oct 5
All ages. The Vienna Boys Choir have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, and Fux. They will appear live in Beijing under the direction of Oliver Stech to perform a wide-ranging programme including works from Carmina Burana, Porgy and Bess and everything in-between. RMB 500 to RMB 1,080. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM. National Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for more information or to buy tickets
Terra Chinese Tea Class, until Oct 31
Adults. Terra Workshop tea class provides you a strong, basic foundation-level of tea knowledge and Chinese tea ceremony. What’s more, you can enjoy your time in our traditional Chinese courtyard located near the Forbidden City. RMB260. 2:00 PM-4:30 PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation.