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Where to Go to This Week
Photography Workshops for Advanced Photographers, Feb 28
Kids 10+. The class will be held at BarBlu and will include: composition, capturing spontaneous moments, going out and taking pictures considering light, and perfect framing. The workshop promises to help you improve your picture-taking skills and get a better understanding of travel and street photography. RMB 600. 11am-3pm. (WeChat: @prissbaxter, 131 2470 7430). BarBlu (Wudaoying Hutong).
Chinese New Year Kid’s Camp, Feb 5-28
All ages. The SLab continues to offer exciting new workshops for kids this Chinese New Year, with a wide variety of classes to choose from. The classes are qipao sewing, resin and shrinky dink, leather accessories, fabric printing, embroidery and decorating, and resin and wire wrapping. 10am-3pm. RMB 888 for 2 days, RMB 1,188 for 3 days, RMB 1,888 for 1 week (lunch and all materials included). Check out the website for more information. The Slab.
Ivy Temple Fair, March 2
All ages. Parents and kids 2-6 years old are invited to Ivy Temple Fair. There will be lots of fun activities such as lantern-making and kite-making for the little ones, as well as a Chinese folk performance including Monkey King, bianlian (face-changing), and lion dancing. The dress code is traditional Chinese costume. Free. 8.30-11am. (8446 7287/86). Ivy Bilingual School Ocean Express campus.
3e Open House, March 2
All ages. 3e International School is hosting an Open House session for prospective nursery (2 years old) to kindergarten (6 years old) families to visit and tour 3e’s Lido campus. Families are invited to learn and ask questions of their experienced leadership and admissions team members, to understand more about 3e’s dual-immersion bilingual program. It will provide the opportunity to meet principal Amy Loveday-Hu and listen to an informative overview of the 3e program and philosophy, tour classrooms and facilities, and discuss admissions procedures. Spaces are limited to 15 families. Free. 9-11am. RSVP email@example.com. 3e International School.
BSB Baby and Toddler Group, March 2
All ages. Families with little ones aged 0-18 months are welcome to come to The British School of Beijing Shunyi Baby & Toddler Group to meet other expat families, enjoy playing with age-appropriate toys, creating seasonal crafts, singing, actions, and lots more! Drinks and snacks provided. (Open to foreign passport holders only). Free. 9-10.30am. RSVP to www.bsbshunyi.com/BabyGroup as spaces are limited. Contact 8047 3588 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Weekend for the Fam
International Schools Snowsports Championship China 2018, March 2-4
All ages. A fun ski weekend for families and teachers! In their sixth year, the International Schools Snow Sports Championships China is a fun ski and snowboard race weekend for international school students. The competition is open to 7-18-year-olds. Competitions: Dual Slalom; Giant Slalom; Freestyle; Head to Head; Individual Times; Judged. RMB 1,000. Check http://imagine-china.com/isscc/ for more information. Wanlong Ski Resort, Chongli.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, March 3
Adults. The British Club Beijing is proud to work together with the Beijing Fringe Theatre to bring you an evening like no other! A four-course gala dinner combined with an interactive theatrical performance. Lots of fun, excitement and laugh out loud moments to be had by all! RMB 900 per person. 6-11.30pm. Check https://yoopay.cn/event/38914574 for registration. Contact email@example.com for more information. British Club Beijing.
Fun for Next Week
BSB Shunyi Early Years Open Day, March 5
All ages. Come and see how their children aged 1-5 learn and play at The British School of Beijing Shunyi. They provide their students an environment that enables them to thrive and progress at the right rate and to be happy in their first school experience. Experience their classrooms in action, talk to their teachers, see their newly refurbished Early Years area, dedicated swimming pool and playground for Early Years, their sports dome and other facilities too. Free. 9-11am. Check out www.bsbshunyi.com/EarlyYearsOpenDay for registration. Contact 8047 3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The British School of Beijing Shunyi campus.
CK Bootstrap Business Initiative, starts from March 5
Adults. Turn your everyday Chinese into Business Chinese with their 4-week course. If you want to take your Chinese language ability, as well as your business itself, to the next level, this is definitely the course for you. Before beginning this course, you need to speak conversational Chinese (pre-intermediate/HSK 2 or 3). All teaching will be conducted in Chinese. The course is suitable whether you read Chinese or not. You don’t need to be able to write Chinese. 7-9pm. Sanlitun Soho.
WAB Elementary School Open House, March 6
All ages. Discover the Western Academy of Beijing difference at this intimate open house event, where parents and children will enter classrooms to see the innovative ways that the school implements the IB PYP. WAB will get to know your child and tailor their learning experience specifically to their needs in order to maximize their potential. Free. 8.45-11.30 am. Check the website for registration. Contact 5986 5588 or email@example.com for more information. Western Academy of Beijing.
BSB Primary Production “Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies”, March 9-10
All ages. Come and see this wonderful show performed by The British School of Beijing Shunyi’s Primary students. “Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies” takes the audience on a journey through medieval England, splattered with shocks and surprises, crazy characters, and comic capers. Enjoy the catchy, show-stopping songs and a wonderfully witty script! There are three performances: March 9 (Fri) at 6pm, March 10 (Sat) at 2pm and 6pm. Free. Contact 8047 3588 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The British School of Beijing Shunyi.
Spring Festival Calligraphy Exhibition at the National Museum of China, Until March 31
All ages. Celebrate Spring Festival with this exhibition of festive calligraphy at the National Museum of China. “Spring Couplets” have a long history in China, going back to the Tang Dynasty. See fine historical examples of this ongoing cultural tradition this Spring Festival. Free. 9am-5pm. Check the website for more information. The National Museum of China.
Dali’s Fantastic Universe Art Exhibition, until Mar 31
All ages. Salvador Dali is one of the founders of the surrealist art movement, one of the most magical and delightfully absurd advancements to modern art over the past century. Experience some of the masterpieces from this larger than life figure of art history at the Yang Art Museum, where they are featuring a combination of his work with some playful environments inspired by his sculptures and paintings. 10am-10pm. RMB 180, RMB 90 (student ticket), RMB 360 (family ticket). Yang Art Museum.
Shaun the Sheep Live Show – Save Our Tree, Mar 3-Apr 6
All ages. A great live show with lots of fun for the little ones. It’s a cold winter on Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun and his friends from the Flock are having great fun playing around their favorite tree in the Sheep’s field. The Farmer decides to chop the tree down. Will the Flock be able to save their beloved tree? Come and join in Shaun’s Big Farm Adventure to find out! RMB 180-880. 10.30am-noon. Check the website to book your tickets. OCT Theatre.
Flips & Kicks Plus: Gymnastics Classes at BSB Sanlitun, every Thu
Aged 3+. Come join The British School of Beijing Sanlitun to learn new skills, have fun, make friends, and stay active! Classes taught in English by qualified international staff; great foundation for all sports; helping create a love of sport that lasts a lifetime. Students from the British School of Beijing receive 10 percent discount. RMB 2,470. 4-6.30pm. Contact email@example.com or 137 1846 2044 or 158 1068 6744 for more information and registration. The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun.
Kids Storytelling @ Bookworm & TONG Playroom, every Sat
Aged 4-7. There can’t be too many little ones or parents whose lives haven’t been enriched by one of Julia Donaldson’s funny, rhyming stories. Come to The Bookworm to discover the joy of storytelling with Karin, followed by story and craft and a cup of hot chocolate for little ones. Each session will host 15 children maximum. RMB 80 per child. 10.30-11.30am. Check the website for more information and registration. The Bookworm.
[ Kids Can Code ] Workshop, every weekend
Aged 9+. Prepare your children for the future! Let your kid learn how to code, in a fun way, by building a simple game from start to finish. Saturday and Sunday, two-day camp, 12 hours total, lunch and snacks included. This will run every weekend, and while the format is specially designed for children (from 9) it’s still great for anyone curious to learn how to code, but not sure where to start. So, parents (or anyone else, in fact) are also welcome to participate. Limited to 10 participants each weekend! Be sure to book now. All details can be found on the workshop website here. 9am-6pm. RMB 4,000 (12-hour course). Cafe Groove
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