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Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, Jun 18
The Dragon Boat Festival happens near the summer solstice, and it’s a tradition to eat zongzi, a traditional bamboo leaf rounded rice dumpling. InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun brings a set of modern zongzi with different flavors, to give an insight into the annual celebration. RMB 238 per set of 12 pieces of zongzi. Available from 9am-5pm. Ying Restaurant, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun Level 3. (6530 8888-6519)
Dragon Boat Festival @ O’Steak, Jun 18
All ages. Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival at O’Steak with free zongzi with a French twist, as well as their new summer menu. Order one dish and get a free summer cocktail. 11.30am-11pm. O’Steak.
Rice Dumpling Hamper @The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Jun 18
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with The Westin Beijing Chaoyang’s rice dumpling hamper. Choose from two types of rice dumpling hampers with salty or sweet stuffing. From RMB 168 per box. Available until 5.55pm. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. (5922 8702)
Midsummer Fairs and Parties
Canada’s 151st Birthday Fair, Jun 23
All ages. Join the Canadian International School of Beijing at Canada’s 151st National Birthday Fair! There will be great food and wine, live music, luxury fashion, entertainment, games and more! Performers will include indie artist Ember Swift, Tupelo Honey’s Dan Davidson and country and soul singer-songwriter Tami Neilson. RMB 100, RMB 20 (kids). Visit this page to buy tickets. 11am-5pm. Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB).
Madagascar Day, Jun 23
All ages. The Association of Natives of Madagascar in China (ANMC) presents Madagascar Day for the first time in China to promote and let everyone know more about the beautiful island country. The event is part of the celebration of the 58th anniversary of the independence of Madagascar, and is an opportunity for all visitors to indulge in Malagasy culture and cuisine. The ANMC will also collect donations to help and support the homeless in the country. Free to attend. 10am. Embassy of Madagascar. No. 3 Sanlitun Dongjie, Chaoyang District.
Rotaract Casino Royale Gala 2018, Jun 23
Adults. This year, Rotaract Beijing and Rotaract Beijing West are joining forces once again for the third Annual Rotaract Gala of Casino Royale! Free flow food, drink, great company, music, dance and more all in the guise of the Casino Royale at East Hotel’s beautiful terrace function space! Don your finest evening wear, and party the night away with the best crowd in Beijing. There are loads of prizes to be won along with themed games and special after-party rates at Xian Bar. RMB 500 (buy tickets here). 7-11.45pm. EAST Beijing.
Samajam Kids Show -You Are the Show! In Beijing, Fri-Sun until Jul 1
All ages. Samajam Kids Show is a new concept, a participatory musical show, in which all participants receive several musical instruments during the performance. RMB 180-350 (visit this page to buy tickets). 10.30am. Tianqiao Arts Center. (400 610 3721, 1010 3721, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vegan Outreach Dinner at Pebbles, Jun 20
All ages. Vegans of Beijing presents another Vegan Outreach Dinner at Pebbles. They have just launched their new Baja-themed menu, making it the most vegan-friendly Mexican restaurant in Beijing. RMB 128 (visit this page to register). 7.30-9.30pm. Pebbles Courtyard.
Good Day Beijing Brunch with the Soul Band, Jun 24
All ages. Blue Note Beijing dishes up hot food and cool jazz with the Good Day Beijing Brunch featuring the Soul Band. Featuring great local musicians, Soul Band will touch on everything from Gershwin, to tango, to pop, all with a jazz flavor, while you enjoy the flavors of their delicious brunch. RMB 288 (visit this page for more info). 12.30-3.30pm. Blue Note Beijing.
Work Your Body Out
Yoga with Cats, Jun 19
All ages. Love cats & yoga? Try Ms. Uptown’s yoga class with our guest cat, Yuan Bao (lit. “Treasure”). Yuan Bao will keep you company while you challenge yourself on the mat. He loves people, and aspires to also become a yogi one day and teach Ashtanga yoga to his cat community. When Yuan Bao isn’t hanging out at Ms. Uptown’s yoga with cats class, you can always visit him at his home (MAOO Cat Cafe). RMB 168 (visit this page to register). Noon-1pm. Miss Uptown.
Adult Gymnastics, every Tue and Thu until Jul 19
Adults. Sports Beijing is launching a program of adult gymnastics, which can help us stretch our body, shape our muscles and enhance physical coordination. This project will combine the gymnastics and yoga, and participants will learn some gymnastics movements like rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. RMB 160 per week (visit this page to register). 1.30-2.30pm. Sports Beijing.
Feed Your Mind
Chinese Breakfast Seminar: Cash Flow Management, Jun 22
Adults. This Chinese-language seminar teaches you the essentials of cash flow management. Learn why cash flow management is critical to business management, how it looks at the different stages of development, how to tie it into funding and business planning and what factors affect it. RMB 100. Visit this page for more info. 9.30-11.30am. German Industry and Commerce (GIC) Beijing.
Caterpillar Chinese Reading Club, every Tue until Jun 26
All ages. The Caterpillar Chinese Reading Club is a book club for those who are English-speaking and trying to learn Chinese, and need some friends! The club invites Chinese learners of all levels and everyone to bring their own learning goals. The session will start with a fluent Chinese community member sharing about a book they recently read and help others practice listening and communication. In the next portion, the group members will share personal goals, and then try and converse about what everyone read and learned in Chinese. Free to attend. From 8pm. Bookworm. Scan the QR code on the poster for more details.
Mindful Mothers, every Wed until Jun 27
Adults. Join the Beijing Mindfulness Center for the Mindful Mother meditation series; three maternal meditations which focus on rejuvenating the woman’s body, mind, and spirit. If you are a first-time expecting mother or a mother of many years, it is essential to maintain your energy and life balance. Join a community of mothers who desire to renew their life source from within. RMB 150 per session. 10-11.30am. Beijing Mindfulness Center, No.44, Qian Yong Kang Hutong, Dongcheng. 北京市东城区前永康胡同44号 (6403 4923, email@example.com)
Exhibitions and Concerts
London Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda and Yefim Bronfman, Jun 21
All ages. The London Symphony Orchestra appears at the NCPA under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda, widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation. Pianist Yefim Bronfman appears as the soloist, playing a programme that includes works by Dvorak, Liszt, and Shostakovich. RMB 280-1,680 (visit this page to buy tickets). The event starts at 7.30pm. National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA).
Stage: Notre Dame de Paris, Jun 21-23
Adults. Adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel Notre Dame de Paris, this production brings the classic novel to the stage in French with Chinese subtitles. Produced in partnership with Britain’s TNT Theatre, the production focuses on the novel’s themes of religion and morality, sex, and love. RMB 148-370 (visit this page this page to buy tickets). From 7.30pm. Nine Theater.
Art Exhibition: Bazaar Bizarre by Mary A. Johnson, Jun 23-Jul 7
All ages. Bazaar Bizarre is an exhibition of Mary Johnson’s multimedia works, including a site-specific installation – a large-scale, hyper-fantastic, phantasmagorical compound of unknown origin. A multilayered spectrum of organic dyes, wet-market finds, and synthetic-sensational Taobao treasures, it investigates and reappraises the ontology in Franz Roh’s magic realism for the 21st century. It is an exercise in alchemy, an exhibitionist exhibition to expose the intricate, often grotesque beauty of an increasingly artificial world. Visit this page for more information. Free to attend. The opening reception is on June 23 at 4pm. aotuspace – 67, Beixinqiao Toutiao, Dongcheng District 凹凸空间 – 北京市东城区北新桥头条67号
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