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Fun for Everyone
INN Sanlitun Coffee Morning – Meet & Greet, Aug 21
Adults. INN (International Newcomer’s Network) is hosting their “welcome back from summer” coffee morning at The Bookworm in Sanlitun, with a Meet & Greet for newcomers to Beijing. Don’t worry, long-timers here are also welcome to join everyone, for a morning of fun conversation and of course coffee if that is your drink of choice! The Bookworm has many fresh juices along with teas and other beverages if you are looking for something cooler on these hot summer days. Free admission. 10am-noon. The Bookworm.
Rumble in the Jumble @ Modernista, Aug 18
All ages. Rumble in the Jumble is a monthly market that has taken on its own magnificent form, featuring a mix of haberdashery and homemade goodies. From baking, clothing, jewelry, books and more, the bazaar is a one-stop shop for all things vintage and craft. Rumble in the Jumble is where British jumble sales, American thrift stores, and Chinese markets collide. Free admission. Noon-6pm. Modernista.
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 answer questions and 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. Free admission but pre-registration required. 2pm-4pm. IDC Dental. (6538 8111, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Romantic Chinese Valentine’s Day Dinner at Lu Yu, Aug 17
Adults. Lovebirds are welcome to Lu Yu on Chinese Valentine’s Day. Spoil your date with a traditional yet romantic Chinese set menu. For more information, visit this page. RMB 999 per couple, including two glasses of sparkling wine. 6-9.30pm. Lu Yu, Conrad Beijing. (6584 6290)
Chinese Valentine’s Day at Morton’s, Aug 17
Adults. Join steakhouse Morton’s of Chicago for a special Chinese Valentine’s Day menu, including their Prime Ocean Platter or a dozen oysters, a choice of sumptuous steaks or a surf and turf steak and lobster dinner for two, and finish with a romantic New York Cheesecake. RMB 1,388 (see the menu here). 6pm. (6523 7777, www.mortons.com/beijing)
Tianmi Bakery Brunch Takeover, Aug 18
All ages. Have your cake and eat it too at this delicious brunch extravaganza. Think savory, bacon-y, tasty and of course, sweet. 10am. For more information or to make reservations, contact Arcade by Hatchery at 6500 2884.
State of the Arts
A Brushstroke is a Gesture: Art at The British House, Aug 17
Adults. The British House (TBH) invites everyone to their Art Salon with four brilliant British and Chinese artists, as part of their mission to be a platform for Sino-British exchange, especially in art, culture, and lifestyle. Join Dr. Cinzia Cremona, Mark O’Rourke, Zhou Yi, and Zheng Wei for this free artistic roundtable. Free admission (RSVP here). 3-5pm. The British House.
Marbling Painting Workshop at New Hope, Aug 19
All ages. New Hope Creative Expressions presents a marbling painting workshop at Beijing United Family New Hope Oncology Center. Marbling painting is the process of manipulating floating paints on the surface of a thick solution, producing mesmerizing patterns that bear a similarity to marble, and then carefully transfering them to a surface, such as paper or fabric. The attendees are mostly patients, but everyone is invited to join (see more info here). All materials are provided. 9.30-11.30am. BJU New Hope Oncology Center. (138 1055 4092)
Piano Carnival: International Masters Gala 2018, Aug 19
All ages. World-class pianists Jerome Lowenthal, Pavlina Dokovska, Graham Scott, Daniel Shapiro and Vladimir Valjarevic are joined by cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau and violinist Herbert Greenberg for this piano extravaganza. Hear works including Bernstein’s Candide Overture, arranged for two pianos, and Smetana’s Rondo for Two Pianos, Eight Hands at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). RMB 100-500 (buy tickets here). Starts 7.30pm. NCPA.
NCPA International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018: Magnet Theatre AHA!, Aug 19-20
All ages. Magnet Theatre, in partnership with the Goethe Institut, brings this drama from Capetown, South Africa to the stage of the NCPA. An empty box is on stage… what could be inside but… string! Stimulate your imagination with nothing but grandma’s knitting box! RMB 180-300 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. NCPA
Work Your Body
Yoga Chinese with Zhao: 4hr Workshop at Taozi Tree Yoga, Aug 14 and 21
Adults. Learn how to teach yoga in Chinese at this 4-hour workshop offered by Taozi Tree Yoga. In two sets of two-hour classes (total 4 hours), participants will learn how to use accurate pronunciation and proper Chinese expressions to teach yoga, while deepening their understanding of yoga. This is a course to help you build a connection with Chinese students. RMB 550 (register here). 7.30-9.30pm. A.C. Embassy Hotel (A.C. Art Museum Hotel).
Yummy Flying Therapeutics with Justine, Aug 18
Adults. Explore the restorative elements of therapeutic flying and experience deep release with the support of a partner. As a flyer or receiver, participants will learn to use gravity and suspend their bodies to give a yummy flying yoga therapy. RMB 300-350. 1-4pm. Yoga Yard.
Forbidden City Football Club Training, every Wed until Aug 29
Adults. Forbidden City FC are a club focused on fun, and have a great social scene. If you are moving to Beijing or currently live in Beijing, and have an interest in playing for Forbidden City, join them in their Wednesday trainings at Lido Si’de Park. RMB 30. 8-10pm. Lido Park Football Pitch. (email@example.com)
Photos: Courtesy of Lu Yu (featured photo) and event organizers