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Pauline’s Cuisine: Pumpkin, Spice, and Everything Nice, Oct 23
Looking for dishes to spice up your Halloween? Come join Chef Pauline and her bespoke cooking class where you will learn to cook dishes and a dessert using pumpkins! RMB 420. 10am-1pm. Shunyi location to be given to confirmed attendees. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
Improv Movement Workshop, Oct 23
The International School of Beijing (ISB) in partnership with Shunyifornia, a brand new performing arts center in Shunyi, will host a free hour-long improvisation movement workshop and a contemporary dance performance by award-winning Filipino choreographer, dancer, and theater artist, PJ Rebullida. Explore movement, space, and shape through a fun, interactive, and dynamic workshop. Adults. Free. 6.30-8.30pm. Shunyifornia 23 Yu Hua Shunyi (186 1083 0067, email@example.com)
Effectual Thinking and Mindfulness Workshop, Oct 24
While traditional business models rely on careful planning and the removal of obstacles, effectual thinking sees both the future and obstacles as opportunities to leverage. Erin Henshaw of the Mind Body Project has worked with Saras Sarasvathy (founder of Effectuation) at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business to integrate mindfulness tools with the research-backed Effectuation Framework used by expert entrepreneurs to create experiential programs. See her speak at DayDayUp in Sanlitun on October 24. RMB 180 (members), RMB 220 (non-members). 7-9.30pm. DayDayUp Sanlitun. (WeChat ID: Evander248)
CISB StageCats Present Sweeney Todd (School Edition), Oct 25-27
CISB StageCats are back with their darkest and most mature musical to date: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. From legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd is a dark comedy that tells the thrilling story of a madman barber returning to his home in London after years of imprisonment. Please note that this show is rated PG-13 for mature content. The organizers recommend audience members under 13 attend with a parent. Ages 13+. RMB 50 (adults), RMB 30 (students). 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm). Canadian International School of Beijing. (www.cisbtheatre.com)
Marriot Yao Foundation Charity Gala, Oct 26
Marriott North China Business Council and Yao Foundation invite everyone to the Marriott · Yao Foundation Charity Gala Dinner on October 26. All proceeds of the gala will be donated to the foundation, to help support its initiatives in improving education and sports development for Chinese youth. RMB 1,888 (buy tickets here). 6-10pm. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel.
WAB Gala 2018: Shanghai Swing, Oct 27
Travel back in time to 1920s Shanghai, where glitz, glamor, and swanky jazz create a swingin’ scene. Western Academy of Beijing’s gala takes place at the Beijing Four Seasons Hotel, with live and silent auctions, entertainment, fine dining, dancing, and more. Funds raised from the gala will support the NewBlu, a refurbishment project of the school’s beloved Blu Theater. All ages. RMB 1,200 (individual tickets), RMB 11,000 (table for 10 guests). 6pm. Beijing Four Seasons Hotel.
The Beijing Flea Market: Autumn 2018 Edition, Oct 27
The Beijing Flea Market invites everyone to their autumn edition, with creatives and makers from around the city bringing their goods for the show. The market hosts vendors of coffee, chutneys and pickles, artists, jewelry makers, and others, whose products are all made in Beijing. Free admission. Noon-6pm. Tech Temple Sanlitun.
Halloween Party at Adventure Zone, Oct 27
Party like a monster at the Kerry Adventure Zone on October 27. Kids have a chance to celebrate Halloween with tons of fun activities, including face painting, pumpkin carving, and a candy hunt. Come dressed in your Halloween best and show off your costume. RMB 550 (purchase tickets here). 9am. Kerry Adventure Zone.
Eighth Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Schoolhouse, Oct 27
Select a pumpkin and decorate or carve it (while quantities last). The creations will be displayed and lit up as jack-o-lanterns at the end of the day, to be judged by the team at The Brickyard. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Children and teens (aged up to 18) and adults. The winning child or teen will receive a gift certificate worth RMB 688 for purchases at The Schoolhouse, while the winning adult will receive a gift certificate for a free night and breakfasts at The Brickyard for two people. Any guest who wears a Halloween costume while dining from 11am to 3.30pm will receive a free dessert from the a la carte menu. Note: The Schoolhouse will keep the pumpkins for display. Only registered entrants will be eligible for prizes and registration means The Schoolhouse may announce winners’ names and show their creations in their marketing materials. 2-4pm. The Brickyard Retreat Center.
Winter SaladBoxx Workshop, Oct 29
Grow an indoor salad garden with the Winter SaladBoxx. By understanding how nature works, we can create the appropriate environment for a natural phenomenon to take place. Through this project, you will learn how to solve simple problems related to urban vegetable growing. As part of the workshop fees, participants will receive everything they need to make their Winter SaladBoxx, a portable vegetable garden system. Adults. RMB 600 (register here). 9am-noon. Hello Future Kindergarten.
INN’s Volunteering Solutions for Beijing, Oct 29
Join the International Newcomer’s Network (INN) this month as their topic is all about volunteering solutions. They will have several local charity organizations and groups on hand this morning giving a brief introduction of their respective organization and what type of volunteers are needed to help them out. Hopefully, you will find one or even several that are of interest to you to participate in. Adults. RMB 60. 10am-noon. Capital Mansion Athletic Club. (WeChat ID: INNBeijing1994, Juli Bradley: 138 1170 5071, INNBeijing16@outlook.com)
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