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Fun for the Family
The 2018 Beijing Burger Festival, Jun 16-17
All ages. The biggest burger festival to ever grace Beijing returns in its sixth year at Galaxy Soho. There are currently 40 burger vendors and 20 drinks vendors working away to bring everyone the best of their meaty and thirst-quenching products. There’ll also be ice cream, juice, and other refreshments to keep you feasting to your heart’s content. 2018’s Beijing Burger Fest is all about rock ‘n’ roll, so expect high-energy performances and music and enough grub and drinks to keep you pogoing throughout the weekend. RMB 17 (early bird tickets, includes a bandanna), RMB 25 (door price). 11am-8pm. Galaxy Soho. (5941 3140 for group tickets)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Anniversary, Jun 15
Adults. E.T. is arguably one of the best movies first released in June 1982, or already 34 years ago! Rewind and watch best parts of this movie all together at Cafe de la Paste and dress like an alien to get your free coffee shot! The person with the best costume will win a gift! Free. 10.30pm-2.30am. Cafe de la Poste. (6402 7047)
Shanghai Ballet Swan Lake, Jun 17-18
All ages. The Shanghai Ballet rehearsed and performed a brand new Swan Lake in 2015 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of this great ballet work. This was the first time that Swan Lake was performed in a theater with a deluxe swan flock lineup, not only in China but also in the world. See it again at the NCPA on June 17th and 18th. RMB 100-600 (buy tickets here). Starts 7.30pm. National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA).
Celebrate Father’s Day at SwissôTel Beijing Beer Garden, Jun 17
All ages. Beer Garden is an ideal setting for a relaxed outdoor activity or friendly gathering in the evening. It also brings König Ludwig, a fine Royal German beer with an exquisite wheat beer specialty. On Father’s Day (Jun 17), all fathers enjoy buy-one-get-two for beers and selected wines. 11.30am-noon. SwissôTel Beijing Beer Garden. (RSVP: 6553 2288–2161, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kids Storytelling and Crafts, every Sat until Jun 30
All ages. Teacher Karin Markowski leads this storytelling and craft class every Saturday, reading a short children’s story appropriate for kids aged four to seven. The price of the class includes a hot chocolate for your little reader. RMB 80. 10.30-11.30am. The Bookworm. (6503 2050, email@example.com)
Lasting Wellbeing – Cities or Countryside?, Jun 12
Adults. Join Green Drinks Beijing for their sustainability forum to engage in a public dialogue about our collective future. So will we thrive in cities or in the countryside? Could it really be that these individuals can show us a path which brings balance to both, our lives and the global ecosystem? RMB 55-75. 6.30-9pm. Naked Hub Dongdaqiao. (Alina Zhang: 18612499615, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blood Donation Drive at BJU, Jun 14
Ages 18+. Are you a healthy 18- to 55-year-old who hasn’t donated blood in the past six months? Then we want your blood! As long as you’re a woman who weighs more than 45 kg or a man who weighs more than 55 kg, you should have plenty of blood to spare for someone in need. On June 14, Beijing United Family Hospital will be holding a blood drive for everyone who has healthy blood to spare and want to add some goodwill to the universe. Simply head to the third floor of Building 2 at BJU’s main hospital in Lido (2, Jiangtai Lu) and let our patient and experienced nurses do the rest. 10am-3pm. BJU Main Hospital.
Pride of Africa Asia Awards, Jun 16
Adults. The 2018 Pride of Africa Asia Awards invites everyone to a night full of the best of African and Chinese talents, non-stop fun, celebration and knowledge of everything about Africa. Celebrate, appreciate, and support Africa and African socio-cultural awareness in China. RMB 280, 350, 500 (includes dinner and drinks). 6pm-midnight. Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast
InkBeat Youth Journal Issue 5 Release, Jun 16
All ages. InkBeat celebrates the release of InkBeat Youth Journal Issue 5 with everyone. The InkBeat team invites everyone to their workshop series and release party on Jun 16 at aio space 机遇空间 in 798 Art District. Student-led workshops are free to attend and start at 3.30pm. RMB 50 (release party at 5pm, includes a copy of InkBeat Issue 5 and a drink). Ala Space. (email@example.com)
UCCA Art Film Screenings 2018 Croisements Audio: “France May 1968”, Jun 16-17
All ages. Coinciding with its exhibition about the May 68 movement in France, UCCA collaborates with the Institut Français de Pékin to present “France May 1968,” a series of screenings that probe the social and historical realities of that fateful month. Films include Romain Goupil’s Half a Life; Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le Fou; Louis Malle’s May Fools, and parts one and two of Chris Marker’s A Grin Without a Cat. The language of the screening will be French with English and Chinese subtitles. RMB 60 (buy tickets here). Starts 2pm. Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
Emotional Freedom Friday, every Fri until Jun 22
Adults. June is a month of change as school ends and summer travels start for many. Along with the change comes fear. This month, the Beijing Mindfulness Centre will focus on releasing fear that causes us anxiety, worry and troublesome thoughts. The last EFT class will be on June 22 and returns on August 17. The sessions delivered with gentle and skilled guidance of EFT practitioner Bo Batuwangala. RMB 100. 7-8.30pm. Beijing Mindfulness Centre.
Photos: Uni You; courtesy of event organizers