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July Event Calendar
Fourth of July
Fourth of July American Family Fun at EAST, Jul 4
All ages. Uncle Sam has taken over Feast and filled the nightly spread with American classic dishes. Come in your best red, white, and blue! Also, the experts from Legend Quarterback Club will be hosting fun American football games for little ones at 5-6pm. RMB 245 (including free-flow soft drinks, local beer and house wine). Half price for kids between 7 and 11. Free for kids 6 and under (see more info here). 5.30-9pm. EAST Hotel.
Project Pengyou’s July Fourth Barbecue, July 4
Adults. Project Pengyou is hosting their annual Independence Day celebration at their courtyard, offering all-you-can-eat barbecue and drinks for RMB 100 (veggie options available). There will be a special performance by JingSing Acapella. RMB 100 (scan the QR code on the poster to register). 6.30-9pm. Project Pengyou Courtyard.
Independence Day Party at Home Plate Sanlitun, Jul 4
Adults. Celebrate American Independence Day at Home Plate BBQ Sanlitun. Enjoy live music from Stevie Mac and the Mac Daddies starting from 10pm. RMB 138 (smoked whole hog buffet with sides from 6-9pm). 6pm-midnight. Home Plate BBQ Sanlitun. (WeChat ID: 400 096 7670)
Fourth of July Party at Equis, Jul 4
Adults. Diamond DJ Naomi will provide the soundtrack for this Jul 4 party at one of Beijing’s glitziest lounges. Patrons can also enjoy half price on selected American Bourbons on Jul 3 and 4 including Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon (RMB 100 per glass, RMB 1080 per bottle), Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye (RMB 90/1080), and Makers Mark (RMB 100/1080). The dress code, if you haven’t guessed it, is red, white and blue. Scan QR code on the poster for more details. From 10pm. Equis. (5695 8880)
Teatro di San Carlo Ballet Company: Cinderella, Jul 6-8
All ages. The Teatro di San Carlo Ballet Company performs in the Teatro di San Carlo Opera House in Naples, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world. They appear at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing to perform the ballet Cinderella, a retelling of the classic fairy tale. RMB 100-600 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts.
All 4 One at Blue Note, Jul 7-8
Adults. The Grammy Award-winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves but also garner countless awards. Some of their timeless songs include “I Swear”, “I Can Love You Like That”, “So Much In Love”, “I Turn To You”, “These Arms”, “Beautiful as You”, and much more. See them live at Blue Note on July 7-8. RMB 460 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. Blue Note Beijing.
National Theatre Live: The Leading Man Returns, Jul 14/28, Aug 4/18
All ages. Following the Sing and Dance series, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents screenings of four National Theatre Live productions in July and August. Hamlet features Benedict Cumberbatch as the protagonist of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time has been hailed by The Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.” The great playwright Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in the dark and passionate tale A View from the Bridge. The London National Theatre calls the National Theatre’s production of the Follies “not only a triumph but a transcendence.” RMB 120, RMB 200 per ticket package (buy tickets here). 2-10pm. UCCA.
Theatre for Kids: Hans Christian Andersen Life’s a Fairytale at the NCPA, Jul 26-29
All ages. As part of the NCPA International Theatre Festival 2018/NCPA International Children’s Drama Festival 2018, the NCPA presents the Hans Christian Andersen Life’s a Fairytale. Suitable for families, this theatre production brings classic Andersen fairy tales to life on the stage: The Nightingale, The Unwise Hans, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, Little Match Girl, and The Ugly Duckling. RMB 100-580 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Work Your Body Out
Kids Yoga With Yiyang @ Cafe Zarah, Jul 7
All ages. Yoga instructor Yiyang conducts a special kid’s yoga with lots of fun poses for a 40-minute session on Zarah’s roof terrace. All kids above 3 years are welcome to join a fun, dynamic and interactive get-together where they can learn basic techniques for relaxation, self-control, and stress-release, improving their overall well-being. Zarah will also prepare a choice of special kids breakfast with a vegetarian option, while parents of little yoga attendees will enjoy 15 percent off on all a la carte breakfasts. RMB 50 per kid (scan the QR code on the poster to pre-book). 10-10.40am. Zarah. (8403 9807, email@example.com)
Imagine Water Wars, Jul 8, Aug 5, Sep 2
Ages 18+. Cool off on a Sunday afternoon of water fights and games and come down to Chaoyang Park and join Imagine’s Water Wars. RMB 50 (early bird), RMB 100 (advanced pay), RMB 150 (on the day). Tickets include water fight facilities and war paints. Imagine China (5739 4933, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adult Gymnastics, every Tue/Thu until Jul 19
Adults. Sports Beijing will launch a very interesting program of adult gymnastics, which can help us stretch the body, shape 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.
China ClubFootball Summer Camps, Jul-Aug
Kids 4+. ClubFootball Summer Camps and Courses run throughout the summer, all taught by qualified coaches in the mornings before it gets hot! DCP ClubFootball Summer Camps: 4-day camps featuring football sessions plus a dip in the pool at lunchtime! Jul 17-20, 24-27. ClubFootball World Football Camps: each day focuses on a particular country, with the daily theme based on that country’s trademark area of expertise! Jul 17-20, 24-27; Aug14-17, 21-24. ClubFootball Weekend Courses: At ISB, Lido, Chaoyang Park, Olympic Forest Park, and Wangjing from Jul 7, Sat or Sun. RMB 100-140 per hour. China ClubFootball. (WeChat ID: WGQXJuniors, email@example.com, 5130 6893-96)
Summer Cooking Camp: Little Chefs, Jul 17-Aug 3
Kids 7+. Pingo Space Summer Cooking Camp is the perfect cooking course for your children. Kids have an exceptional ability to quickly learn new things and this one-week Summer Cooking Course will allow them to learn the basics of cooking, with simple techniques, and kid-friendly recipes for delicious sweet and savory dishes from five different continents! Let your taste buds travel around the globe to Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and North America. RMB 5,980. 9am-5pm. Cuccina.
Feed Your Mind
2018 China Children’s Book Expo, Jul 13-22
All ages. The China Children’s Book Expo (CCBE) is an annual cultural event and industry expo open to all where authors, illustrators, storytellers, performers, schools, education and publishing professionals gather. CCBE hosts events as part of this family-focused children’s book expo. More than 35 Chinese publishing houses are presenting their latest books/events on-site this year and over six embassies support the international area, bringing diverse contents to little readers. RMB 100 per person (weekdays). RMB 120 (weekends). Beijing Exhibition Centre. (Choi Meena: 185 1521 7473, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Events: Aug-Dec 2018
Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk: The First Flight, Aug 1-12
All ages. This summer will be particularly epic as the renowned theater production Cirque de Soleil brings to Beijing Toruk: The First Flight, inspired by the sci-fi epic film, Avatar. RMB 280-780. 3pm performance (Sat, Sun) and 7.30pm performance (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat). Cadillac Arena, 69 Fuxing Road, Haidian District. For more information and to book tickets, visit our website.
3e Tea Talk: Separation Anxiety, Aug 1
Adults. 3e International School’s Tea Talk for August helps parents understand more about separation anxiety, which will provide strategies for parents and teachers about how to support children at home and school, circumstances where you may need to seek experts’ help and intervention strategies. Presented by Ru-Chi Yang, lead psychologist and consultant at LIH Olivia’s Place. Free admission. 9-10.30am. 3e International School. (email@example.com)
Positive Discipline in the Classroom with Pauline Cuevas, Aug 2-4
Adults. This three-day interactive bilingual workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. For more information, contact Rebecca at 13071162353 (phone/WeChat)
When Should My Child Start Getting Braces? Aug 18
Adults. IDC Dental will give an in-house presentation to parents about getting kids started on orthodontics. Chief Doctor and CEO Dr. Jaclyn Dam-Laute will also answer questions that will help parents make an informed decision about their children’s oral health. Coffee and snacks will also be provided and those who attend the event get to take home a goodie bag full of pleasant surprises. Free admission but pre-registration required). 2pm-4pm. IDC Dental. (6538 8111, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cub Scouts Registration, Aug 18
Kids 5+. Boys and girls aged 5 to 11 who are looking for excitement, fun, and to make new friends are invited to sign up for Cub Scouts at International School of Beijing (ISB). Cub Scouts work through a series of “adventures,” earning awards until they’ve succeeded in graduating their year group. Membership is open to all boys and girls, regardless of nationality or school attended, with one important proviso: under Chinese law, the child must hold a foreign (non-Chinese) passport with a valid visa in order to join. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions. You’ll also need evidence of your health insurance, and annual fees of RMB 1,200. 10am. ISB. (www.beijingcubscouts.com)
Girl Scout Registration, Aug 25
All ages. This year’s Girl Scout registration event for the new school year takes place at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB). on August 25. Troops meet downtown and in Shunyi at various locations. The Girl Scouts team will also be recruiting leaders for newly forming troops. Girl Scouts is open to foreign passport holders only. RMB 2,000 (new members), RMB 1,700 (girls who don’t need a uniform). WAB. (Amy Kennedy: 185 1505 3922, email@example.com)
The Beijing Flea Market, Aug 25
All ages. The Beijing Flea Market is back for its summer edition at the new location in TechTemple Sanlitun Lounge on August 25. This is Beijing’s one-stop shop for all things made in Beijing with more than 40 vendors featuring some of the best local, independent design and crafts from both established and emerging makers. Shoppers will also find baked goods, delicious small-batch homemade jams, drinks and more! Free admission. Noon-6pm. TechTemple Sanlitun (just behind QMex). (WeChat ID: Thebeijingfleamarket)
Roundabout Book Fair at BSB Shunyi, Aug 25
All ages. Roundabout and The British School of Beijing (BSB), Shunyi hold a book fair where thousands of gently used books for the whole family in many languages and genres. Paperbacks from RMB 10, hardbacks from RMB 20, kid’s books from RMB 1. Every single RMB raised at the fair will directly help a child in need. Free admission. 10am-3pm. BSB, Shunyi. (8047 3588, firstname.lastname@example.org).
WAB Community Picnic: Future Adventures, Aug 25
All ages. Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) welcomes friends and families of the school community to campus to enjoy a day of fun on Tiger Field. Games and activities will be set up for kids of all ages to enjoy, and you can also enjoy a variety of your favorite local vendors, as well as live music and arts performances. Free admission. WAB. (WeChat ID: WAB_Chat, 5986 5588, email@example.com)
China World Summit Wing Vertical Run, Aug 25
Ages 16+. Don’t get left behind (or below) during this year’s race to the top. The Vertical Run takes place at the China World Summit Wing Hotel on August 25. This is the sixth time that the Vertical World Circuit has hosted their official race at the tallest building in Beijing. Do you think you can handle 330 meters, 82 floors, or 2,041 steps of vertically challenging fun? Sign up and have fun. RMB 150 (early bird). RMB 180. From 2pm. China World Summit Wing Hotel.
INN Arrival Survival, Aug 27
All ages. One such organization that has been operating for quite a long time to help foreigners adjust to life in Beijing is the International Newcomers Network (INN). They host the INN Arrival Survival on August 27 where you will not only be connected with others in the same boat but also receive invaluable information to help you better get to know your new host city. Topics covered will include safety in the city, avoiding counterfeits, water and air purification systems, the stresses of settling into Beijing, health insurance, WeChat pay, and financial planning among many others. Check out our website for more details. INN.
Women’s Retreat Beijing: Be You Revive!, Sep 16-17
Adults. Give women a rejuvenating and reviving break and send her off for the Be You Revive! Following a successful Mother’s Day retreat in May, “Be You” returns this autumn and promises to nourish the body and soul of the participating ladies. The revival cycle takes place on Sep 16-17 in the luxurious surroundings of Singing Deer Lodge, and includes activities like yoga, sip and paint, hiking on the Great Wall, a workshop with a life coach, a goodie bag, and more surprises! Secure your spot today with RMB 100 non-refundable deposit. Check out beijingmothersguild.com for more details. Singing Deer Lodge. (WeChat: BerryThoughtfulLife, paulus155, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Riviera Chic Bazaar, Sep 19-20
All ages. Riviera Chic combines top small thriving independent designers who focus on authenticity, specialization, and quality ideal for the discerning shopper. From on-trend fashion, amazing jewelry, handmade luxurious textiles, and excellent skin-care products, this market will provide you with some of Beijing’s best quality vendors. Riviera Chic is also committed to supporting local Charities in the community. Free admission. 10am-4pm. Beijing Riviera Clubhouse.
The Bookworm Curio Market, Sep 22-24
All ages. The Bookworm is hosting its first-ever Curio Market on September 22-24. Come and explore and lose yourself among the purveyors of all that is curious wonderful artistic and delicious in Beijing. Book lovers, old China hands, newcomers, students, and business travellers alike are invited to unite at the market. Free admission. The Bookworm. (JC Zhang: 158 1071 3743, email@example.com)
Positive Discipline in Early Childhood Education with Steven Foster, Oct 2-4
Adults. This three-day interactive bilingual workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. For more information contact, Rebecca at 13071162353 (phone/WeChat).
10th China RIE Foundations: Theory and Observation, Oct 29-Nov 2 and Nov 5-7
Adults. This rich curriculum is beneficial for both parents and professionals who live or work with infants and toddlers. It is presented in a friendly, informal atmosphere where participants will be encouraged to ask questions and receive guidance. Contact 159 0125 0981 for more info about the lectures and prices. Green Garden Nursery Beijing.
Roundabout 10th Anniversary Charity Gala Ball, Oct 19
Adults. Roundabout’s 10th anniversary Charity Gala Ball’s focus will be to raise money for all the children they support. Gala sponsor ifeng.com will broadcast the event live on their website and on Phoenix TV. There will be an amazing raffle, silent and live auctions, and entertainment from our international community. RMB 1,100. 6pm. Hyatt Regency Wangjing.
The Bookworm Christmas Market, Dec 8-9
All ages. The Bookworm hosts a Christmas market on December 8-9 where book lovers, newcomers, students, old China hands, and other people unite to see all that is wonderful artistic and truly delicious in Beijing. Free admission. The Bookworm. (JC Zhang: 158 1071 3743, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safari Time Songs at The Bookworm, weekends
Babies and toddlers. Young ones love singing and rhymes! It stimulates their brains and development, and it’s also great fun for mamas, papas and other carers to see them so happy! If you’ve got a 3-18 months old, bring them to The Bookworm every Friday and Saturday (for babies) to take your little one on a fun safari as he/she learns songs and rhymes from around the world, that you can also practice at home. RMB 60 per child. 10.30-11.30am. The Bookworm. (6503 2050, email@example.com)
Farm to Neighbors Market, weekends
Adults. Farm to Neighbors is a regular weekend market and a community platform dedicated to promoting a sustainable lifestyle and green consumption. They do this by organizing farmers’ markets to provide the public with experience in sustainable farming, food innovation, original handcraft and eco-friendly living, building connection between local producers and consumers that allows more people to enjoy a lifestyle that is better for our health, society and the environment. Noon-6pm. Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao.
Beijing Guild’s Knitting and Crochet Gathering, weekly
All ages. Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you want to learn how? Join the Beijing Guild at any of the following gatherings. Monday mornings (during the school year): Shunyi Pinnacle Plaza Starbucks. Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings (all year): Chaoyang District. Meeting locations for the city change weekly. Join the mailing list to get the address each week. Free to join the group, purchase your own food and drinks at the venue. Bring your own supplies. (WeChat ID: shareehebert [Chaoyang], Amy_Kennedy [Shunyi], Sharee Hebert: 135 0121 3453, firstname.lastname@example.org)
ICVS Departing from China with Pets FREE Information Session, monthly
Adults. The International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) holds free information sessions to learn what is needed to take your pet with you when the time comes to relocate. It is never too early to find out the facts, even if you are unsure about your departure date and to which country you may be relocating. ICVS clients receive unlimited, complimentary pet relocation, import and export counseling from our pet relocation experts. Free admission but RSVP needed. ICVS Wangjing Clinic. (WeChat ID: ICVSCHINA. Mary Peng: 8456 1939, reception@ICVSASIA.com)
Rumble in the Jumble, monthly
All ages. The Rumble in the Jumble team holds a monthly “jumble sale” but with Beijing characteristics at Modernista, 44 Baochao Hutong. Previous jumble sales included vendors offering 10min watercolor portraits, tarot card readings, baked goodies, jewelry and, of course, plenty of second-hand clothes for everyone to rummage your way through. Each month has a theme, like Guilty Pleasures, April Showers, Day of the Dead, Calypso Carnival, Garden Party and our Christmas Market. Free admission. For more updates, follow the Rumble in the Jumble team on WeChat (ID: Rumble BJ)
Photos: ClubFootball (featured photo), wendyperrin.com, courtesy of Cirque du Soleil and other event organizers