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Roundabout Book Fair at Dulwich College Beijing, until Oct 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 email@example.com if you would like to volunteer. All ages. Free admission. 10am-3pm. Dulwich College Beijing. (150 1018 7653, firstname.lastname@example.org)
INN Trekkie to Xindongjiao Mall, Oct 18
The International Newcomer’s Network makes a trek, not to distant stars but to a local shopping mall in Chaoyang District! Better bring bags for this market run which will take place on October 18 at Xindongjiao Mall, a wholesale market in southwest Beijing that has anything you could wish for, from tea to silk drapes and everything in between. Adults. 20 spots available, RSVP required. 9am-2pm. Xindongjiao Mall. (INNBeijing16@outlook.com)
Roundabout 10th Anniversary Charity Gala Ball, Oct 19
Roundabout’s 10th anniversary Charity Gala Ball will take place at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wangjing 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 a raffle, silent and live auctions, and entertainment from the international community. Adults. RMB 1,100. 6pm. Hyatt Regency Wangjing. (email@example.com)
SwedCham 20 Years – The Great Gatsby Anniversary Gala, Oct 20
SwedCham China invites everyone to a grand evening at the Wanda Vista Hotel in Beijing, filled with the 1920s glamour of The Great Gatsby, prestigious entertainment, an exquisite Swedish menu, and the stars that have followed the Chamber through the years. SwedCham hopes everyone to join them in celebrating their 20 years in business! Adults. RMB 1,100 (member), RMB 1,500 (non-member). Dress code is 1920’s Black Tie 6.30pm-late. Wanda Vista.
British Ball 2018: The Knight’s Tale, Oct 20
This year’s British Ball theme is “The Knight’s Tale”, the first tale from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, written in the 14th century. Attendees are highly encouraged to dress in this fashion during the event. Founded in 1998, The British Ball is an annual fundraiser dinner aiming to raise money for worthy causes in the spirit of fun, while celebrating Britishness in Beijing. Adults. RMB 1,550. Dress code: Black tie and ball gown. Visit this page for more details. 6.30pm. Kerry Hotel.
Zero-Based Adult De-Stress Drama Workshop, Oct 15
Meet your inner self at the Zero-Based adult drama workshop on de-stressing. The workshop will be hosted by Martina of the Mamonahi Theatre Company, and aims to lead participants to a journey where they can acquire enough knowledge and understanding of themselves to be able to seamlessly shift from role to role. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing for the workshop. Adults. RMB 139 (small class of 6). RSVP required. 7.30-9.30pm. 3F Friendship Building, 798 Art District.
Pauline’s Cuisine: When Life Gives You Lemons, Oct 16
Learn how to make roasted lemon chicken, citrus couscous salad, courgette flatbread, lemon curd, and parfait with Chef Pauline! What’s more, participants will be able to share their very own dish with others in the class. Adults. RMB 420. 10am-1pm. Shunyi location to be given after confirmation. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
Table Talk: A Thoughtful Discussion Over Lunch, Oct 18
Life coach Caneisha Berry brings a thoughtful new series to the table. At the aptly-named Table Talk, participants will read and discuss the article “10 Ways to Creating Strong Intimate Relationships”, over a lunch prepared by Chef Pauline. Adults. RMB 250 (including lunch with a drink, a digital copy of the article, and a strategy worksheet). Noon-3pm. Lido location will be given after confirmation. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
October Mentor Walks, Oct 19
Mentor Walks brings together established women leaders and emerging women leaders in the community to connect, learn, mentor and share experiences. As the walk goes on, the mentors and their mentees discuss professional and personal challenges, successes, aspirations, and lessons learned, as well as receive honest feedback and meaningful guidance. Mentees have the opportunity to select a mentor based on their preferences and availability. Mentor and mentee groups are typically 3-5 people. Both mentors and mentees will be charged RMB 50, and the proceeds from the event will be donated to Educating Girls in Rural China. Adults. RMB 50 (register here). 7.45am-9am. Ritan Park.
Free Business Workshop for Student Entrepreneurs, Oct 19
The Queensland University of Technology and BCIS student-led business group Avenir will host a business workshop on October 19 at Beijing City International School (BCIS). The workshop will cover various topics including real-life case studies and problem-solving; building the perfect business plan; looking at finances; and how to pitch a professional solution (including presentation skills). Student entrepreneurs, teachers. Free. 10am-4pm. BCIS Secondary School Library. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Last Pig Beijing Premiere, Oct 20
Camera Stylo premieres the acclaimed documentary The Last Pig, a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film follows a pig farmer through his final year of slaughtering pigs. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals the growing conflict of a life spent “peddling in death.” For more information or to register for the screening, extract the mini-program code in the poster. Ages 12+. RMB 35. 4pm. Camera Stylo.
BIBA Early Childhood Center and Elementary School Open Day, Oct 20
Join Beijing International Bilingual Academy’s (BIBA’s) Elementary School and Early Childhood Center open day. Take a look at the campus and meet BIBA teachers, principals, parents, and students. Learn all about the school’s international and bilingual education, and how they help students become internationally-minded bilingual ambassadors. All ages. Free admission but RSVP required. 8.30am-noon. Beijing International Bilingual Academy. (email@example.com)
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