Fresh Events This Week
Miracle on 34th Street, Oct 16
All ages. Presented in China by Beijing Playhouse Drama Club. Miracle on 34th Street is about the true spirit of Christmas and believing in the magic of it all. RMB 100. 100 percent of tickets are donated to charity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your reservation.
House of Knowledge Open Day, Oct 17
Children 3+. House of Knowledge believes that a positive experience in education from an early age is essential to nurture a life-long love of learning. The safe and caring environment allows students to express themselves, encourages an inquiring mind and celebrates independent thinking through experiential learning. Please feel free to join the open day if you are interested to know more. Tel: 4006507747. RSVP: email@example.com
YCIS Beijing Open Day, Oct 18
All ages. Join YCIS’s Open Day to learn more about the school’s unique education model. Parents will have the opportunity to see the exciting changes that are happening all across the campus and visit the newly renovated Learning Communities. There will be an information session for parents interested following the school tour. 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. RSVP by visiting their Yoopay page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beijing Warlord Tour, Oct 18
All ages. Take a tour of 1920s Beijing with a soldier of fortune and get the lowdown on the ferocious warlords that are tearing China apart. During the tour you will learn how a bad foot helped the real last Emperor ascend to the throne; discover why the most powerful man in China fell from power and become a lowly landlord; and find out how the “dog meat general” earned his nickname. RMB 190 for adults, 120 for kids under 14. (138-1777-0229, email@example.com)
All ages. The Lama Temple and the Confucian Temple/Imperial Academy are well-known for their association with Buddhism and Confucianism respectively. First, they’ll be looking at the religious and philosophical context of both locations. Then we’ll consider how the Qing emperors appropriated the forms and functions of Tibetan Buddhism; talk about how Confucianism became the dominant ruling ideology and the role that the system of exams and academies. RMB 300 (260 for members). Book here.
All ages. Belgium’s premier new opera company Muziektheater Transparant is invited by the Beijing Music Festival to bring “La Voix Humaine” in a concept of director Wouter Van Looy, soprano Naomi Beeldens and pianist Jean Malaise. This one-act opera for soprano and orchestra is composed by Francis Poulenc on the basis of a written work by Jean Cocteau. RMB 180. 7.30pm. (www.bmf.org.cn )
European Union Film Festival, Oct 14-31
All ages. The European Union Film Festival is blowing into town once again, with a month-long program of feature films from almost every member nation. The screenings are taking place at Star City and BC MOMA, and a range of national cultural centers around town. The cinema screenings are RMB 20 each, while the cultural center screenings are free. Check out the full schedule here.
All ages. Have fun exploring traditional Chinese ink wash painting techniques and get to experience Chinese arts and culture first hand along with maybe meeting some new friends along the way. Class presented by Dr. Yaping Wang. 2:00 PM: Registration. 2:30 PM-4:30 PM: Painting session. Contact Mr. Harriet (138-0101-5647) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sobie’s Creative Art Workshop, Oct 21-22
All ages. Come join Lumei Academy of Fine Art to kick-start your creativity. The painting workshop provides a great opportunity to work with a live model and to receive instruction by professional artists.The complete workshop program runs for 2 full days, and will be held in English and Chinese simultaneously. RMB 550 for the full program, and 300 Rmb for the first day only. Application deadline is October 19 (Wechat : jangaudi)
Cooking and Dining Out
Adults. Peruvian food is incredibly diverse with each region and even has some cities with their own specialties. Through attending this cooking class you will learn how to prepare 3 classic Peruvian dishes (Classic Ceviche, Salmon Truffle Tiradito, Avocado Tenderloin Roll )and 1 cocktail (Pisco Sour). RMB 350. Booking: WeChat: merry_cherry or phone: 132 4031 7802 (only messages).
Workshops and Seminars
MOMS MEET FOR TREATS AT MOPS，Oct 9- 23
Adults. Join Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS) as they journey and grow together through different stages of motherhood. A series of mommy meeting addressing issues ranging from how to worry less, designing a family plan, creating a family vision and culture, simplifying your life, and more are lined up for this year. Free. 10am-12pm (RSVP: email@example.com, WeChat: MOPS 2017-2018)
Photography Intensive Workshop, Oct 18
Adults. This workshop is perfect for those who looking to improve basic photographic techniques, camera handing, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and exposure, helping you to begin learning how to put photographic, and other visual concepts into practice. RMB 600. Contact 131 2470 7430 or WeChat @prissbaxter for more information.
Departing from China with Pets, Oct 21
Adults. Come join the experts from ICVS as they share step-by-step instructions on the latest exit process for Fall 2017, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies antibody titre testing for EU countries and other requirements to help you prepare for a smooth departure from China and an easy entry to your next destination country. Free. Email RSVP to: reception@ICVSASIA.com
The Beijing Flea Market, Oct 21
All ages. One of the best markets in Beijing is back this autumn. The market will have over 40 vendors and will feature local handmade and designer goods, food, wine and more. products that are made in Beijing. Located at The Pop Up . 12 AM to 6 PM. Free. For more information about the flea market spaces please check WeChat ID beijingfleamarket to keep updated.
Fun for Kids
Sino 10’s Rugby Tournament, Oct 21
All ages. Organized by the Beijing Aardvarks Rugby Club, an expat club consisting of students and young professionals since 1999, we are pleased to bring the 4th annual Sino 10’s tournament to China. A family day full of sport, good food, good beers, this is certainly an event not to miss for rugby fans young and old. Free, 9.00am– 5.45pm. Dulwich College Beijing (8450 7676).
Age 6-15. The fifth Beijing International Schools Climbing Championship at Ole Climbing Center. Anyone who attends an international school in Beijing aged 6-15 are welcome to join this fun event individually or join their school climbing team. Kids compete individually and if they get top places they will have the chance to earn “points” for their school to win the “BISCC trophy” and prizes. Contact 186 1846 1002 for more information.
DHW Cafe Social Auction, Oct 23
All ages. Come and join Dew Drops Little Flower to help raise money for Dew drops. Bring any clothes (women, men, and kids) and even small home items in good condition that you no longer need. Guest speaker: Rebekah Bodden (Dew Drops project manager). Free. Sunny Dental. Begins at 10:00 AM.
Featured Events Next Week
Tao Dual Cultivation, Oct 26
All ages. Tao dual cultivation is one of the biggest secret of Chinese tradition culture. A one-day public service session by Master Zhe Long, the undisputed number one master on this in China, top master in internal alchemy in China, great reputation in Chinese Daoism society, authentic inheritor of Daoism and Tibetan Buddhism. RMB 599, RMB 399 (early bird before Oct 16). Add wechat: AllenZhou1964 to register.
beijingkids 11th Halloween Costume Party, Oct 28-29
Kids 3-10. Join us for a delightfully ghoulish Halloween extravaganza at the Canadian International School of Beijing. Expect a mixed bag of tricks and treats that will surely possess you with all of the essential ingredients needed for a frenzied All Hallows’ Eve that’s suitable for the entire family. Space is limited to approximately 2,000 people so reserve your spot today. 010 5941 0368.