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Mini Lacrosse for Kids, every Wed/Sat from Jul 11-Aug 18
Kids 4+. Mini Lacrosse will teach children the basic fundamental skills to improve hand-eye coordination, body usage, and team building. Lacrosse is a North American Ivy League and boarding school sport played all around the world. RMB 88 per session, RMB 888 for 12 sessions. 5-6pm. Beijing Chaoyang Golf Course near Tuanjiehu subway station. (Coach Mikey: rnikec)
Spartan Kids Training Camp, Jul 14
All ages. Kids will enjoy these functional-fitness based Spartan Training Camps. Choose from morning or afternoon courses and shape up over the summer with CrossFit kids activities in the Kerry Adventure Zone. The course is taught by a certified trainer, making it both safe and fun. RMB 699 (visit this page [CHN] for more info). 9am-4pm. Kerry Adventure Zone.
Summer Cooking Camp: Little Chefs, Jul 16-20, 23-27, Jul 30-Aug 3
Kids 7+. Pingo Space Summer Cooking Camp is the perfect cooking course for your children to participate in this vacation season. This one-week course can allow kids to learn the basics of cooking, with simple techniques and kid-friendly recipes for delicious sweet and savory dishes from five different continents! RMB 5,980 (visit this page to register). 9am-5pm. Cuccina. (WeChat ID: pingocs)
Fun for the Fam
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.
The Potluck Party, Jul 15
All ages. The summer holiday is coming. Catch up with old friends and make new ones at this fun potluck party from Fair Friends. Bring your own food and drink to share, and join in the social from 10.30am to 12.30pm and lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. RMB 60 (advance), RMB 120 (door price). For more info, visit this page or scan the QR code on the poster. 10am-2.30pm. Fair Friends Jianyihui, Shique Hutong.
Family and Kids Kung Fu, weekends until Jul 29
All ages. Wujiquan is an effective Chinese martial arts system. With diligent practice and correct guidance, you can start feeling the effects and benefits yourself in a matter of months. Join Wujiquan summer weekends for a quality family time full of fun, health, and martial arts for parents and kids. RMB 230 per class; RMB 1,200 (8 classes). Add WeChat ID: Breznan or scan the QR code on the poster for more details. 9-10am. Ritan Park. (www.wujiquan.net)
Work Your Body Out
SUP Yoga Party, Jul 14
Adults. It’s time to start cooling down without sacrificing our precious sweat session. Ms. Uptown X BOGA are hosting a wet, fun, and cool SUP yoga party on July 14, with a 1.5hr class of fun exercises and yoga movements on a floating BOGA board followed by a light lunch and a photo session with our professional photographer. All levels are welcome as the class will start with basic techniques and introduction of movements to get you comfortable on the BOGA board. RMB 350 (visit this page to register). 10am-noon. Ms. Uptown.
Weekly Yoga Classes at the German Centre Beijing, every Wed
Adults. Release work-related stress and reduce those aches and pains that often come with sitting at a desk for hours. The German Centre Beijing has new coaches to lead participants through a relaxing yet energizing class. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced levels. RMB 70 (tenants), RMB 120 (non-tenants). Participants should bring their own yoga mat and should reserve a spot at least a day in advance. Visit this page to register. 6.20-7.20pm. German Centre for Industry and Trade Beijing- Unit 1111, Landmark Tower 2, 8 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. (E-mail with the subject “Yoga” to email@example.com).
Surviving as a First-Time Manager, Jul 12
Adults. As the speed of job transition is so fast in China, young professionals can find themselves placed in management positions in a much shorter period than they might expect back home. Being promoted to manager for the first time can be both an exhilarating and a challenging experience. In this seminar, by the British Chamber Beijing, three young and experienced British managers share their tips and insights that have helped them transition more effectively into the role of manager. RMB 60 (visit this page to register). 6.30-9pm. Arrow Factory.
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)
Handmade Natural Skincare Workshop, Jul 14
Adults. Mass-produced beauty products are filled with harsh chemicals that are utterly unnecessary. Here’s an idea – why not take the worry out and make your own instead? Formulating your own skincare products doesn’t have to be intimidating. All it takes are some basic knowledge and maybe a beaker or two! Join The SLab for a fun-filled interactive workshop where you learn to make your own natural skincare products. This class is suitable for beginners with no prior experience is needed. RMB 290. 1-3pm. The SLab. (Jen Pohland: 156 0120 1550, www.theslab.space)
Bubble Soccer Activity, Jul 15
Ages 12+. Bubble Soccer is a fun and exciting game that involves playing soccer while wearing giant bubble suits, allowing you to smash into each other, bounce around, and roll across the pitch. It provides an unforgettable experience and will have you laughing all the way. This group sport needs at least 12 people to play and the more players, the cheaper the price is. RMB 100-240 (see more details at www.paopaozuqiu.com). 2-4pm. 798 Art Park. (WeChat ID: 3309118633, Zhang Xiansheng: 139 1041 7180, email@example.com)
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