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Fun for Everyone
The Beijing Pizza Festival, Oct 13-14
It’s the sweet scent of dough and cheese rolling through the capital to new and exciting places, namely Zhongguancun’s sprawling Software Park in Haidian, which will play host to the 2018 Beijing Pizza Festival. We’ve finally found the perfect spot for this year’s fest, breaking new ground at that west Beijing location as we take it to the capital’s student and tech hub. Themed after Roman Holiday, the iconic 1953 romantic comedy starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, this year’s event is an homage to the capital of Italy and the iconic dish that the country birthed – pizza. All ages. RMB 20 (presale), RMB 30 (on the door). 11am-8pm. Zhongguancun Software Park.
Rumble in the Jumble: Happy Endings, Oct 13
Rumble in the Jumble’s October offering is a “Happy Ending”, as they say farewell to Rumble’s founder, Helen Bentley. The celebration comes with a party that features vendors from different countries. All ages. Free admission. See this page for details about getting vendor stalls. Noon-6pm. Modernista. (WeChat ID: RumbleBJ, email@example.com)
Nature Hike Yoga on the Great Wall, Oct 12-14
If you enjoy waking to birdsong, need peace and quiet, want to take life at your own pace, or like sitting under trees on mountain peaks, this one is for you. Nature Hike Yoga is led by yoga therapist Yonnie Fung and Great Wall trekking expert Richard Fairbrother. Adults. Contact Yannie (WeChat ID: yoga_with-yonnie) for information and pricing. From 7am. The Great Wall.
Roundabout Book Fair at Dulwich College Beijing, Oct 13-16
Join Roundabout’s book fair at Dulwich College Beijing. Buy from thousands of donated books and help make a difference in the lives of children supported by Roundabout. The group also needs volunteer support to make these book fairs happen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer. All ages. Free admission. 10am-3pm. Dulwich College Beijing. (150 1018 7653, email@example.com)
Lao Beijing Chinese Culture Fair, Oct 14
Join Cultural Keys and the Chaoyangmen Culture Center for a fair celebrating traditional Chinese culture – it’s like all the traditional parts of a temple fair without the crowds! There will be vendors selling products and services inspired by Chinese culture; delicious snacks; traditional folk-craft vendors; and workshops and talks throughout the day. All ages. Free admission but workshops cost RMB 88. 11am-5pm. Chaoyangmen Culture Center. (186 1035 7991, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Camps and Workshops
Intern’s Regulars’ Table, Oct 9
The German Chamber of Commerce in China – North China organizes a monthly regulars’ table for young professionals, interns, students and trainees in Beijing. The purpose of this event is to provide a casual networking platform for the young and future business community in Beijing – across different professional backgrounds and nationalities. This gathering’s character is very informal and laid-back, and the attendees will not only profit from expanding their professional network but at the same time mingle with like-minded people and make new friends. Ages 20+. Free admission (RSVP here). 7-10pm. Arrow Factory Brewing, Liangmahe South Rd.
WeBelong Forum 2018, Oct 12-13
WeBelong is a 2-day event that encourages everyone to consume more conscientiously and helps to encourage a change of behavior in everyone. The event welcomes CEOs, start-ups, artists, innovators, and others in a unique exchange framework specifically designed to inspire. Find out more about the speakers or register here. Adults. RMB 350 (one day pass), RMB 650 (two-day pass). 8.30am-6pm. Chao Hotel.
Little Film Makers, Oct 13
Pingo Space presents a new course for kids aged 7-13. The Little Film Maker course contains hands-on filmmaking and editing projects. Kids will have the chance to design audio, write a script, shoot footage, use editing software and much more! With a focus on film theory and education, this course helps kids learn not only how to create a film, but also pursue a career in the industry. Ages 7-13. RMB 5,980. 10am-noon. Pingo Space.
Labor Coaching Workshop at Oasis International Hospital, Oct 14
Labor coaching will help you get in tune with your own body and your baby, preparing body and mind for the birth delivery day. At this workshop, participants will explore and practice breathing techniques, basic hypnobirthing, optimal positions, light body exercises focused on hip opening and lower back, meditation and visualization, and natural pain management. Adults. RMB 150. 9am-1pm. OASIS International Hospital.
Relationship Workshop: How to Have a Difficult Conversation, Oct 14
Marriage, dating, and even friendships can be complicated. Disappointment is part of the process, however many of us get stuck in the hurt instead of working to overcome the pain. Join relationship life coach Caneisha Berry in this workshop as she shares tips, tools, and strategies on how to overcome disappointment and begin to restore any relationship. Adults. RMB 300, RMB 550 (couple). For more information or to register, visit this page. 2-5pm. OASIS International Hospital.
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