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The SLab Kids’ Winter Camp: Editing in iMovie, until Jan 4
The SLab offers another exciting camp this winter, this time, they’ll teach kids how to use the iMovie app. Not only do students learn the foundational tools of using iMovie in this camp, but they will also be learning editing techniques to best create a coherent film. Editing is not just about knowing how to use software, but having a good grasp of effective storytelling using visual and audio cues. Students are expected to bring in a laptop equipped with iMovie & at least 5 GB of available space on their hard-drive. Ages 12+. RMB 2,888, including lunch. This class is taught in English and open to students with no prior experience. 10am-4pm. The SLab.
Blossom Montessori Open House, Jan 11
Blossom Montessori is holding an open day for parents with elementary children. Visitors can experience the difference of authentic Montessori education. All ages. Free. 10am-noon. Blossom Montessori School. (135 8188 7792, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shunyi New Year Charity Auction, Jan 12
Want to ring in the new year in style while helping others? The Beijing Clothing Auction Network returns this month with an auction full of fun and awesome time while getting a chance to meet more women. Participants need to bring a maximum of 5 clothing items (including bags, shoes, scarves) in excellent condition to the event. All proceeds will go to charity. Adults. RMB 150 (includes nibbles, 2 drinks and a whole lot of laughs). 7pm. Radiance Cafe. 8 Luodong Lu, Luogezhuang Village, Houshayu Town. 后沙峪镇罗各庄村罗东路8号. (WeChat ID: becstarnz, 130 7116 2353)
Knowledge Is Powerful WeChat Group Afternoon Tea Meetup, Jan 13
Let’s start the new year with a closer look at the life we had in 2018 and how it can mold our minds for 2019. Join the WeChat group Knowledge Is Powerful (KiP) for their first meetup where participants will be showered with positivity and good vibes. Participants who are also KiP members are asked to share one memorable quote that they shared or received from the group. Adults. Free admission. 5pm. Lincey Italian Restaurant & Cafe.
Beijing Children’s Song and Music Voyage Play at the NCPA, Jan 16-20
The Beijing Art Theatre stages the play, Beijing Children’s Song and Music Voyage on January 16-20 at the National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA). This Chinese-language performance highlights Beijing’s rich cultural heritage, while helping young people learn about music. All ages. RMB 80-400 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA).
Notes For Charity: A Concert for Disabled Orphans in Beijing, Jan 19
Culturally and musically diverse artists, bands, and performers in Beijing are teaming up for Notes For Charity, a fundraiser concert for the benefit of disabled orphans in the city. The headline performance will be also the debut of The Niu Boyz, a newly developed boy band composed of well-known singers in Beijing. All bands will perform fun and upbeat cover songs made for dancing. Adults. RMB 100 (at the door), RMB 80 (early bird price). 9pm. Yue Space.
Rumble in the Jumble: All Clear for the New Year, Jan 19
Getting rid of the old and discovering the new is a tradition for the Chinese during the New Year. Rumble in the Jumble is organizing a special clear out market not only for product vendors but also for second-hand sellers and service providers. All ages. Free. Noon-6pm. Modernista. (WeChat ID: CharLouise, email@example.com)
Swan Lake by Children’s Ballet of Kyiv, Ukraine at Renmin University, Jan 19-20
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? Catch this compelling tale of tragic romance performed by the Children’s Ballet of Kyiv, Ukraine at the Renmin University of China on January 19-20. All ages. RMB 100-500 (buy tickets here). 2.30-5pm. Renmin University of China (Renda). (6251 1083)
Deeper into the Heart: Calming Yin Yoga, Jan 20
What can we leave behind and what are our wishes and intentions for 2019? How can we become better about setting achievable goals while not shying away from the big challenges that bring us towards the beauty of our authentic selves? In this workshop, participants will surrender to a soothing practice of Yin — delving deeply inwards and finding the quiet necessary for intentions to manifest within ourselves. Participants will explore ways of not only clarifying intentions and goals for the coming year but laying out the paths that lead us towards their fulfillment. Adults. RMB 450, RMB 400 (before Jan 13). Visit this page for more info. Yoga Yard. (6413 0774)
2019 Chunjie Holiday Camps at Atelier, Jan 21-Feb 22
Atelier is organizing another series of Chunjie holiday camps for children aged 6 and above. Travel through time on a 5-week journey to discovering the greatness of ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Mexico, and Scandinavia and understand how they were established through learning their arts and cultures. For a complete list of the camps, visit this page. Ages 6+. RMB 2,000 (ages 6-7), RMB 4,500 (ages 8+). 9.30 am-3.30 pm. Atelier Sanlitun Campus: Rm 502, Unit 1, Bldg 8A, Julong Garden, 68 Xinzhongjie, Dongcheng District.北京市东城区新中街68号聚龙花园8A楼一单元502室. (132 4018 4908). Atelier Shunyi Campus: Rm 204-205, Bldg 2, Central Park, 16 Yufeng Lu, Shunyi District.北京市顺义区裕丰路16号院会展誉景2号楼204-205（商铺A入口2楼）(151 1009 8260)
YCIS Beijing Early Childhood Education Information Session, Jan 22
YCIS Beijing Early Childhood Education is holding an Information Session on January 22. The information session will include a tour of ECE and presentations from their academic team including bilingual play-based and community model learning. All ages. Free but RSVP needed (sign up here). 9-11am. Yew Chung International School of Beijing Early Childhood Education. (8585 1836, firstname.lastname@example.org)
BSB Shunyi Open Day (Primary and Secondary), Jan 24
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is holding their first Open Day of 2019. Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school’s Primary, German Primary, and Secondary classrooms to see the classrooms in action and experience the school environment. Visitors will have a chance to talk to teachers and learn about second language acquisition, drawing, and IB Diploma classes. This event is only for expats with foreign passports. Adults. Free but registration is needed (sign up here). 9-11am. The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi. 9 Anhua Jie, Shunyi District. (8047 3558, email@example.com).
Become Positive Discipline Certified Workshop, Jan 26-27
Jill Stanhope, a teacher specializing in early childhood social and emotional learning, will hold a workshop for educators where they can learn how to teach parents the concept of positive discipline. This is an English-language training and its tuition covers all materials and lunch. Adults. RMB 3,500. 8.30am-4.30pm. Daystar Academy. (WeChat ID: Marjo_70, 152 1032 7189)
Vinyasa Yoga at W Prime, every Tue until Jan 29
Vinyasa Yoga instructor Ashley is holding four periods of classes to heat up your body this winter. It’s free for first-timers. You can scan the below QR code for more information. Adults. RMB 120 per class, free for first-timers. 7.30 -8.45 pm. Beijing Four Seasons Hotel. (5695 8888)
Yoga Flow One-Month Program at Casa Flamenco, every Tue/Thu until Jan 31
Wanting to make a commitment but need something more solid than drop-in classes? Check out this Tuesday-Thursday one month Yoga Flow Programme at Casa Flamenco and relax your mind and body. The program runs until January 31. Adults. RMB 1,200. 5.15-6.15pm. Casa Flamenco, 11-1-14, 9 Jianwai Dajie, Qijiayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound, Chaoyang District.朝阳区建外大街9号，齐家园外交公寓11-1-14 (139 1091 4251)
Free Family Fitness Class by Fitness 4 Hope, every Sat of Jan
Fitness 4 Hope is organizing free fitness classes every Saturday for parents and children to spend some quality time together. It is a good way to instill a healthy lifestyle into your kids. All ages. Free. 3.15-4pm. The Family Learning House, Bldg A, Yuanyangwanhecheng, 73 Beisihuan Dong Lu, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区北西环东路73号远洋万和城A座. (WeChat ID: Fitness4Hope)