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Dulwich College Beijing’s First Student-Led Enterprise Fair, Nov 3
The first Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) Enterprise Fair on November 3 will feature a range of local entrepreneurs, startups, and self-starters including student businesses. Year 11 STEM students of DCB lead the fair, which is focused around design and enterprise. All ages. 10am-4pm. Dulwich College Beijing.
Comedy Club China Presents: Comedy for Charity, Nov 3
Comedy Club China presents an evening dedicated to mental health awareness. Comedy for Charity features a truly impressive line-up of acts from Comedy Club China, and there will be more than RMB 30,000 in prizes and activities throughout the evening. All proceeds of the event go to Lifeline Shanghai, a non-profit social entity providing the only English-speaking crisis, helpline and online chat service across China. Adults. RMB 80 (entrance ticket + small surcharge). Raffle tickets at RMB 20 (buy 5 get 1 free). 8pm. The Local.
A Magical Halloween Awaits at Renaissance Beijing, until Nov 3
BLD Café of Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel turns into a mysterious coven of witches, where kids can learn magic and perform tricks. The cafe has prepared a Halloween-themed buffet to fill up the kids’ magical power, and there are even more surprises and discounts on their journey to becoming a real wizard! Put on a pointy hat and grab a flying broom for this experience that’s very different from the usual Halloween dinner buffets. All ages. RMB 218 per person, RMB 318 per family (2 adults, 1 child under 12). 5.30-10pm. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel.
Go Nuts! Naked Team up With Feast for One Nutty Brunch, Nov 3
Feast (Food by EAST) has teamed up with the ladies behind Beijing-based all natural nut butter experts NAKED Nut Butters for a special weekend brunch. Join them for a special brunch that is sure to be nutty (in more ways than you can imagine), and treat yourself to some guilt free sweets while meeting the nut butter founders! All ages. RMB 298 (includes free-flow selected drinks). 11.30am-3pm. Feast at EAST Beijing.
Hello Future Conversations: Family First Steps to Zero Waste, Nov 8
Hello Future Kindergarten’s monthly Conversation series aims to inspire and educate parents towards creating a meaningful family life. This session is for parents who have been thinking about starting the journey towards producing less trash, but wondering how to start with the added ‘Beijing’ challenges. Adults. Free but registration required. 9.30-11.30am. Hello Future Kindergarten. (130 7116 2353, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Honk Jr. Musical at ISB, Nov 8-10
Honk Jr. is an award-winning, family-friendly musical based on the classic story of the Ugly Duckling, celebrating what makes each one unique and truly special. Produced and directed by Hannah Northcott and choreographed by PJ Rebullida. All ages. Free admission but RSVP required. Show dates: Nov 8 (4 PM), Nov 9 (6:30 PM), Nov 10 (2:00 PM). International School of Beijing. (Hannah Northcott: 186 1083 0067, email@example.com)
Chi Fan for Charity 2018, Nov 10
The beneficiary of this year’s Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) citywide event is Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC), a China-based Canadian charity established in 2005 which provides higher education to financially-challenged women from rural parts of the country. They will use CFFC funds to sponsor 10 female students to finish their four-year university education within the greater Beijing area. Adults. For more details about the participating venues and prices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Plus Size International Beijing, Nov 9-10
Prepare for a big weekend on November 9-10 as Ms. Plus Size International Beijing holds two “Plus Size” events: a pageant featuring 12 international ladies, and a concert with a performance from 4ThirtyTwo Curvy Girl Dance Group. Adults. RMB 500 (concert and pageant), RMB 220 (concert only), RMB 380 (pageant). 7.30pm. Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast. (151 0151 7496)
InkBeat Arts Creative Workshops, Nov 11/25, Dec 9
InkBeat Arts’ Creative Workshops are for students who want to develop creative skills through self-expression. The workshops are delivered in English and Chinese for students ages 8-18 and are led by experts in creative writing, drama, visual art, art therapy, design, architecture, and dance. In these workshops, students will find their own voice, gain self-understanding, and feel empowered through self-expression. Ages 8-18. Contact InkBeat Arts for pricing and registration details. 2-3.30pm. Crossboundaries. (185 1979 1662, email@example.com)
3e Tea Talk: How to Better Communicate within Family Relationships, Nov 14
This 3e International School workshop helps parents understand communication within their family group (husband/ wife, with our parents, with our kids) and learn how to better communicate with them. Attendees will learn how to recognize their own and other personalities and understand communication tools in order to have better relationships with them. Adults. Free admission. 1.30-3pm. 3e International School. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 2018 British Business Awards, Nov 15
Join the best of British business at the Gala Awards Dinner for the 2018 British Business Awards on November 15. The pinnacle of the British business calendar will see nine awards presented to those companies and individuals who best showcase excellence in innovation, enterprise, and endeavor in the British and Chinese business communities. Tickets include a champagne reception, canapés and a four course meal, as well as seats at an awards ceremony that only takes place in Beijing every four years. Adults. RMB 1,000. 6-9pm. Intercontinental Beijing Sanlitun.
TNT Britain: Macbeth Theatre Performance, Nov 18
One of the most psychologically profound of Shakespeare’s plays, Macbeth weaves a tale of ambition and conscience, charting the career of Macbeth, the once-brilliant hero who became a cruel tyrant. It has been presented by the British TNT Troupe across 31 countries. A must-see for drama lovers, this is also a lively tutorial for English learners. All ages. RMB 280 per person. 7-10pm. TheArt Drama Centre, Shunyi. (WeChat ID: Rita-8090w, 188 1312 5882, email@example.com)
Environmental Week Artwork Show at Ivy Bilingual School, Nov 23
Ivy Bilingual School Ocean Express Campus holds an artwork show on November 23, which showcases students’ creativity in turning waste materials into something valuable. All ages. Free but registration needed. 2-4pm. Ivy Bilingual School Ocean Express Campus. (8446 7286, firstname.lastname@example.org)
BSB Shunyi Secondary Production: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Nov 30-Dec 1
Come and see this musical performed by The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi’s Secondary students. A car called Chitty comes into their lives and becomes a factory of dreams and their most trusty ally. All ages. RMB 100 (adults), RMB 65 (kids). Performance schedules: Nov 30 (Fri) at 7pm; Dec 1 (Sat) at 2pm and 7pm. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi. (8047 3588, email@example.com)
Gone with the Wind the Musical (English Version), Nov 30, Dec 1-2, Dec 4-5
This is the world premiere of the English musical, Gone with the Wind, based on the original French musical Autant emporte le Vent. This version stars Rachel Gold, who also played the leading lady in the musical Phantom of the Opera. This musical presents a time racked by the tumult of war, telling a heart-wrenching romantic epic, in which a girl never surrenders to life’s challenges and grows to be a woman. Adults. RMB 180-1,000. 7.30pm. Beijing Exhibition Theater.
3e Library Story Time, all Tue of Nov
3e International School invites children 1-3 years old to join the weekly “Library Story Time” at the 3e Anne K. Soderman library, where they can find many volumes in Chinese and English and a growing number of books in international languages, appropriate for pre-elementary children. The 3e Library Story Time sessions provide the opportunity for children and parents/ grandparents to read books, play with puzzles, and listen to stories in English and Chinese. Note that registration is a must to be able to join the session. Ages 1-3. RMB 50 per child per session. 10-11am. 3e International School. (6437 3344, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yosemite Chic, Oct 30
Yosemite Chic Bazaar combines top local designers and charities. From on-trend fashion, elegant cashmere, sassy jewelry, and gorgeous clothes, there’s something for everyone. West Hair Salon will be offering free hair styling, consultations and neck, and shoulder massages. Adults. Free admission. 10am-4pm. Yosemite Villas.
Mindfulness 101, Oct 31
Join Taozi Tree Yoga for an introduction to mindfulness with Erin Lee, the co-founder of The Mind Body Project. Learn the basics of neuroscience and contemplative practice as they relate to self-care, creativity, motivation and human connection. Participants will practice the basics of breath work, movement, intention setting, and mindful communication. Please wear comfortable clothing. Adults. RMB 350. 6.30-9.30pm. A.C. Embassy Hotel.
School Open Days
HoK Xinglong Campus Family Day, Nov 10
House of Knowledge holds a Family Day at their new kindergarten campus in Xinglong Park on November 10, offering families an opportunity to view the campus and get a feel for their learning practices. All ages. Free but registration required. 9.30-11.30am. House of Knowledge Xinglong Campus. (400 650 7747, email@example.com)
Hello Future Kindergarten Open House, Nov 17
Hello Future Kindergarten welcomes families of children aged up to 6 to tour the campus and learn more about the philosophy and the programs available for children from 5 to 6 months old. All ages. Free but registration needed. 9.30-11.30am. Hello Future Kindergarten. (130 7116 2353, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Harrow Beijing City Campus Open Morning, Nov 21
Come and experience Harrow Beijing in action! Parents of Early Years pupils will have an opportunity to tour the school’s facilities, meet their educators, and learn about the Harrow pedagogy. Adults. Free but reservation is needed as spots are limited. 8.30-11.30am. Harrow Beijing City Campus. (6444 8100, email@example.com)
YCIS Beijing Open Day, Nov 27
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Co-Principals will introduce the school’s Co-Leadership and Co-Teaching model, and parents will learn about the benefits of its bilingual program and teaching methods designed to prepare students for the changes and challenges of their generation. All ages. 9-11am. Yew Chung International School of Beijing. (8585 1836, firstname.lastname@example.org)
ISB Middle & High School Open House, Nov 29
The International School of Beijing (ISB) invites prospective parents and students of middle school (Grades 6-8) and high school (Grades 9-12) to learn about their curriculum, meet school officials, learn more about their high school and college guidance programs, hear first-hand accounts from their student panel, and tour the campus following each divisional discussion. All ages. Free admission but RSVP required. 8.45am-noon. International School of Beijing. (8149 2345 ext. 1047, email@example.com)
3e International School Open House (Elementary), Nov 30
3e International School invites parents to experience the school’s bilingual dual immersion Elementary program. They can tour the campus and get an overview of the Grades 1-6 bilingual program and curriculum. Adults. Free. 9.30-11.30am. 3e International School. (6437 3344, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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