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Kid-friendly Halloween Parties
Children’s Halloween Workshop, Oct 28
All ages. Come to Domain for a Halloween cupcake decorating class. Enjoy a warm afternoon and perfect your Halloween cupcake making skills. Every adult and child can try their hands with four cupcakes, and enjoy one coffee or tea and a fresh juice for the little one. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. RMB 168. EAST Beijing. Call 010-8414-9830 for reservation.
Beijingkids 11th Halloween Costume Party, Oct 28-29
All ages. Join beijingkids for a delightfully ghoulish Halloween extravaganza at the Canadian International School of Beijing. Expect both tricks and treats, eye of newt and toad-stills and other essential ingredients needed for a fun All Hallow’s Eve. This year, we’ve gone all out with a massive 300SQM haunted house, an interactive giant dinosaur army, a zombie themed Nerf Gun fight and imported Halloween candies for all.
We’re also offering a professional framed portrait of your child and other exciting Halloween-themed games and craft projects. Click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 010-5941 3184 for all of the essential information and to buy tickets.
Halloween Themed Origami class, Oct 27th & 29th
Kids 4 and older. Although the ancient Japanese art of paper folding doesn’t necessarily scream “Halloween,” it’s a fun wholesome activity at only RMB 70 a head. The “Origami Jack-O-Lantern” classes are still available. River Garden (裕京花园）on the 27th 4.30-5.30pm or at Riviera（香江花园）on the 29th, 1-2pm. Please sign up ASAP on Wechat (WeChat ID: happiesttomoko) to ensure their will be enough space for your kids.
Scary & Fun Halloween Sunday Brunch, Oct 29 from 11:30 to 15:00
All ages. It’s time for something spooky! Come with your family and friends and have a fun-filled Halloween brunch at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport! Halloween Brunch will be held at their 360°restaurant, which will be decked out in a holiday theme that is sure to put you in the right mood. They will be offering roasted Australian beef rib, lobster with mushroom, roasted sea bass, and other around the world entrées, along with a wide choice of imported wines and champagne. Also save room for their “bloody” dessert! Then if you dare journey into their very own haunted house located in the hotel’s grand ballroom. A costume contest will also be held, and the winning prize will be a free Halloween brunch for two. Kids can also enjoy trick-or-treating, which will be set up with special treats and prizes to be given away. RMB 468 for adults (includes brunch as well as champagne, wines, beers and soft drinks), RMB 234 for children 6-12, free for children under 6. All prices are subject to 15% service charge. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport (6450 4788/6458 8888)
Light Party, Oct 28
All ages. Join the Congregation of the Good Shepherd for a light party with games, food and dancing. Suitable for families with kids aged 1-8 years. Please come in dress in non-scary costumes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP by emailing email@example.com with your name and number of children.
All ages. That’s Mandarin is going to give you a relaxing and amazing costume party on Halloween day. So please ditch your regular work clothes and come to work in a costume and make up of your choice – as scary/interesting as possible. If you have any interesting costumes/decorations/makeup, you are welcome to bring those to school as well! For the person with best costume will win RMB 2000 worth of classes! Free. Contact 010-8448-9799 for more information or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Halloween Family Fun at Chapter, Oct 31
All ages. A family friendly Halloween at Chapter, focused less on fright and more on fun. Bring the whole family for our always sumptuous full dinner buffer and indulge in a fine selection of Halloween themed desserts created by our inspired pastry team. RMB 368+15% per person. 6-9:30pm. To make reservations, contact The Conrad at 6584 6270.
Tao Dual Cultivation, Oct 26
All ages. Tao dual cultivation is one of the biggest secrets of Chinese culture. A one-day public service session by Master Zhe Long, the undisputed master on this subject 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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, WeChat: MOPS 2017-2018)
BSB Open Day
BSB Shunyi Early Years Open Day, Oct 23
Aged 18 months-five years. Parents can visit from 9-11am and see how BSB children grow and thrive in an environment that has top quality teachers and facilities, including physical education amenities like a swimming pool and playground. Get over to their campus and see for yourselves how BSB Early Year students are provided with a happy, and memorable, first school experience. Scan to register for Early Years Open Day.
BSB Shunyi Open Day, Oct 25
Primary and Secondary school students. The second Open Day falls on Oct 25, also from 9-11am. This morning will focus on Primary and Secondary school students, as well as their German Primary students. Drop in on some classes and experience the wide range of educational offering provided at BSB, Shunyi. Scan to register for Primary & Secondary School Open Day.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Market and Fair
All ages. Come and visit Roundabout’s huge Book Fair at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi. Thousands of gently used books from many categories will be on sale for prices starting as low as 1 RMB! There will be fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults, dictionaries in English, Chinese, German, French and more languages. All proceeds will help children in need. Open for public on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday (during school hours).
Live with Less, Oct 28
All ages. If you have clothes, household goods, books that you just can’t keep hold of anymore bring them to the 4th swapping event this year. All the left over goods we will pass them to Tongxinhuhui, Roundabout & MCF, etc. Free. 1:00PM- 5:00 PM. The Grand Summit B1. Follow WeChat ID Crossboundaries for more information.
Fun For Kids
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
New Karate & Martial Arts Classes at Daystar, until Nov 30
For kids 4-12 years old. Come join Daystar to learn new skills, have fun, make friends, stay active. You are entitled to enjoy: Classes taught in English by qualified international staff; Great foundation for all sports; Helping create a love of sport that lasts a lifetime. Visit their website for class schedule. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 13718462044 to arrange a free taster class.
Feeling the Forbidden City, Nov 4
Adults. A complete photography workshop in the world’s most impressive palatial complex. Discover spots seldom visited by tourists. We will teach you how to take amazing pictures with a focus on composition, light, and framing. Meeting point: Dongzhimen. Meeting time: 8:15 AM. Contact and WeChat booking: 130 7113 9166