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Summer Parties and Fairs
YCIS Beijing’s ‘Re-Market,’ Jun 9
All ages. As part of Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Zero Waste month, the school invites everyone to attend their recycle, reuse, and repair ‘Re-Market.’ There will be workshops, organic products on sale, a film screening and stalls for buying and exchanging books, clothes, toys, and furniture – all in promotion of waste reduction. Free to attend but registration is needed (visit this page to register). 1-5pm. YCIS Beijing. (8583 3731, email@example.com)
British Chamber’s 2018 Summer Garden Party, Jun 7
All ages. Kick off summer with the 2018 British Chamber Summer Garden Party, a highlight of Beijing’s social calendar. This year’s party will celebrate a classic British summer sporting festival: Wimbledon. Join the British Chamber at the British Ambassador’s Residence, and enjoy an evening of delicious food from TRB Catering; free-flow British beer, Pimm’s, and gin and tonic; and live music. The Annual General Meeting of the British Chamber of Commerce in China will be held before the party and is exclusive to members only. RMB 300 (non-members), RMB 200 (members). Price includes all you can eat and drink. 4.30-8.30pm. British Ambassador’s Residence.
BCIS Rockfest & Beijing Runway 2018, Jun 8
All ages. Are you someone who knows how to rock out and get the crowds cheering? Or maybe you are a fashionista who wants to see their designs strutted down the catwalk? If so, join Beijing City International School’s (BCIS) Rockfest & Beijing Runway shows, popular events that will run from 5.30-8.30pm on June 8. Free to attend. BCIS. (8771 7171, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Relax and Have Fun
A Sense of Rejuvenation – Global Wellness Day at Sense, a Rosewood Spa, Jun 9
All ages. Beijing Sense Spa at Rosewood celebrates Global Wellness Day in luxurious style with a program filled with revitalizing wellness activities and restorative pampering. Take time out to refresh the mind, body, and soul with a curated range of health and wellness programming. Refresh with cold-pressed libations at the juice bar, relax poolside with foot reflexology, create your own face and body masks at the spa, move the body and soul with a dance class, attend relationship healing and communication workshops, and much more. Activities start from 8am. For more details, contact 6536 0158 or email email@example.com.
Free Comedy Show at the Bookworm, Jun 7, 28
Adults. Comedy Club China is thrilled to announce a new show that will occur the first and third Thursday of each month at the Bookworm. The Bookworm has been one of the biggest supporters of the comedy and arts scene in Beijing, so we are happy to start this partnership. The show will feature many of Beijing’s best comedians before they head down to Shanghai for the Shanghai Comedy Competition! Shows like this are not normally free, so get to the Bookworm and show CCC some love. Free to attend. 8pm. The Bookworm.
1st Annual Nordic Dragon Boat Tournament, Jun 9
All ages. The first Annual Nordic Dragon Boat Tournament in Beijing is the biggest Nordic event of the year, and everyone is invited to either participate or cheer for the teams. Challenge your colleagues, competitors, clients, and Nordic friends in a fun and interactive competition to settle which Nordic country has the best dragon boat team. Festival grounds offer something for everyone. Spectators can take in the action and follow the excitement of racing while learning about the sport of dragon boat. Cheerers can enjoy a nice breakfast while supporting your favorite team and families are invited to bring their children and spend time at the race and enjoy the outdoors. Free to attend for families and friends of participants. RMB 100 breakfast price for cheerers. 9am-noon. Houhai (the biggest of the three central lakes in Beijing).
The Color Run 2018 Hero Tour, Jun 9
All ages. The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in more than 35 countries. This year’s Color Run features a Foam Zone full of colored bubbles and a great big paint-throwing party at the end. RMB 228 (classic kit), RMB 288 (superhero kit). 9am-4.30pm. Beijing Garden Expo Park.
A “Schubertiade” – The Summer Concert of The German Kantorei Peking, Jun 9-10
All ages. The German Kantorei Peking takes its inspiration for this year’s summer program the greatest classical compositions of Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Juxtaposed with these are works by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and two contemporary composers, Ola Gjieilo (* 1978) and Eriks Esenvalds (* 1977). More intimate musical moments will also not be missing, which guarantee an exciting and enjoyable evening with the chance to perhaps discover some new favorites. RMB 100 (students), RMB 180 (regular price). Tickets are available in the library of the German Embassy School as well as via the QR code on the posters. 5pm. German Embassy School Beijing, Liangmaqiao Lu 49A.
Bout à bout: French Family Theatre, Jun 9-24
Ages 3+. Bout à bout is a unique puppetry show connecting life, arts and imagination for children. It is inspired by artist Jean-Marie Hobet and a group of pre-school children and teachers. Bout à bout (“end to end”) is a story full of poetry and light, and it features ropes of various sizes, and music and sounds played by three invisible puppeteers, who give life to the ropes: fire lances, boa constrictors, means of transport or sumo preparing for battle, dog and cat, snake, octopus, and fish. RMB 245-780. Shows are from 10.30am, 3.30pm, 6.30pm, and 7.30pm. Tong Playroom. For more info, visit this page. (WeChat subscription account: tongtiyan)
More Upcoming Events
Deep Reading Workshop, Jun 10
Adults. Annie and Steve from Inspire Citizens will be facilitating a deep and strategic reading workshop for parents and educators. The workshop is an opportunity to explore and experience strategies and thinking to help children and students improve comprehension while building their love and appreciation of literature. Limited space available for this three-hour active learning event. More information available via the QR. RMB 600-700 (visit this page to register). 9am-noon. The Hutong.
Chinese Floral Art Salon, Jun 10
All ages. Les Salons de Pauline holds a Chinese Floral Art salon, which will be taught by Chinese scholar, ceramic artist and calligrapher Ma Yuejun. Attendees will learn more about Chinese culture through the theme of Chinese floral arrangement. The gathering is an opportunity to fully understand the rich poetic world of ancient Chinese literati where floral creations played an essential role in their daily lives. Many Chinese paintings represent floral arrangements creations, and the salon will help attendees discover the hidden meaning of some works of art. RMB 245 per person. The salon is open to 20 people maximum. 2-5pm. La Plantation Art Center. (159 0146 9727, firstname.lastname@example.org)
BSB Secondary Soirée, Jun 6
All ages. The British School of Beijing (BSB), Shunyi invites everyone to an evening of creative arts, showcasing a delightful mix of art and music presented by their secondary students. Stunning pieces of artwork, including outstanding IGCSE and IB Art, will be displayed in the foyer. There will be a musical program that showcases the range of music talent of the student performers. Free to attend. 6-8.30pm. BSB, Shunyi. (8047 3588, www.bsbshunyi.com)
Blossom Montessori Elementary School Open House, Jun 9
All ages. Blossom Montessori Elementary Program open doors to Beijing families and friends! Come along and check out their Montessori environment. Free and food will be served. Activities for kids start from 10.30am. (WeChat ID: Blossom_Montessori, 135 8188 7792, email@example.com)
”Hall of Fame” by Artist Jensen Moreno, until Jun 10
All ages. Filipino artist Jensen Moreno showcases her collection of portraits of people she has admired over the past few years. “Hall of Fame” marks her fifth solo painting exhibition. Experience Moreno’s unique artistic perspective and profound understanding of the celebrities and people who inspired her. Free to attend. 9am-5pm. A. C. Embassy Hotel. (Contact curator Daisy Zhao for more info at 183 1013 8251)
The Story of the Peterhof Palace Treasures, until Jun 10
All ages. The Story of the Peterhof Palace Treasures showcases 243 treasures that unveil the grandeur of the Romanov Dynasty in Russia. Originally shown at Peterhof State Museum Reserve, the treasures make their first appearance in China at the China Millennium Monument until June 10. RMB 50 (entrance ticket fee). 9am-5pm.
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