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British Club Beijing Morning Cuppa, Jan 8
Join the British Club Beijing for their January Morning Cuppa at The Westin Chaoyang. Their first event in 2019 features a talk on the history and customs of Chinese New Year and how to survive it if you’re staying in Beijing. Light brunch and bubbles will be served. Adults. RMB 150 (register here). 10am-noon. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang.
Puppet Show: The Last Warrior Elephant, Jan 10-13
Presented by the Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group and the Shanghai Puppet Theatre, The Last Warrior Elephant is “a legend about humanity and the elephant in the war.” This family stage play is co-produced by Chinese and foreign teams that use the latest multimedia technology for overall visual art presentation to reveal the harmonious relationship between man and nature, and tell a Chinese story to an international audience. All ages. RMB 100-500 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts.
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 times while getting a chance to meet other women. Participants need to bring a maximum of five clothing items in excellent condition (including bags, shoes, and scarves) to the event. All proceeds will go to charity. Adults. RMB 150 (includes nibbles, two 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)
Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Class, Jan 12 and 26
Nothing brings the family together like preparing a special meal or dish with one another! Just as gingerbread houses are a seasonal tradition for many Western families at Christmas, dumplings are what the Chinese love to make during the Lunar New Year. This January, join Domain for a colorful Chinese dumpling making class and share in this festive ritual. All ages. RMB 168. For more information or to register for the class, visit this page. From 2pm. Domain.
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 contributed to or received from the group. Adults. Free admission. 5pm. Lincey Italian Restaurant & Cafe.