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Gallery Night at The SLab, Jan 14
The SLab is holding a gallery night where budding artists present their artworks for a week. Visitors can enjoy the gallery or even buy the artworks. Bring your friends and socialize with like-minded people over a free drink. Doors will be open all day. Adults. RMB 150. The SLab. 2F, Bldg 2, 7 XinzhongJie, Chaoyang District. 北京市东城区新中街7号2号楼2层. (WeChat ID: JenPohland, 156 0120 1550).
ISB Lower Elementary Open House, Jan 16
International School of Beijing invites prospective parents of children aged 3-6 to their Lower Elementary School Open House. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about ISB’s Early Years Monolingual and Dual Language Programs. Adults. Free. 8.30-11.30am. ISB. 10 Anhua Jie, Shunyi District. 顺义区安华街10号. (8149 2345 ext. 1047)
Bingo Night with British Club Beijing, Jan 16
The British Club Beijing brings the popular British pastime bingo to Beijing. New players with no experience of bingo playing are welcomed, as well as those expats who miss shouting “bingo!” can embrace it at Boxing Cat Brewery. This evening will include traditional British bingo calls — or phrases used with certain numbers, such as ‘two little ducks’ (which number might that be?) – as well as British music in the background. There are lots of prizes throughout the evening too! Adults. RMB 70 (for 4 games), RMB 20 (for cards). 7-10pm. Boxing Cat Brewery. Rm 109, Jingshang, Bldg 20, Xinyuanlixi, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区新源里西20号楼金尚首层109单元
Rossella Italian Cooking class, Jan 17
Rossella is holding an Italian-style cooking class for mommies and other adults who are interested in making spaghetti, Italian-style seafood soup, and tiramisu. Participants can enjoy their dishes with others or take it home. All ages. RMB 450 (includes ingredients), 10.30am-1.30pm. Chaoyang Park South Gate, 1 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区农展馆南路1号. (6506 5409)
Deeper into the Heart at Yoga Yard, Jan 20
Make a mindful start for your New Year with Deeper into the Heart yoga session at Yoga Yard. This practice of intention setting makes use of calming Yin Yoga and participants at this workshop will delve deeply inwards and explore ways of not only clarifying intentions and goals for the new year but laying out the paths that lead them towards fulfillment. All ages. RMB 450 (register here). 1-4 pm. Yoga Yard. 6F, 17 GongtiBeilu, Chaoyang District.朝阳区工体北路17号6层工人体育场北门对面. (6413 0774)
Mindfulness Coach in Action, every second Tuesdays
Beijing Mindfulness Centre founder and mindfulness coach Dalida Turkovic holds monthly virtual coaching sessions on every second Tuesday of the month. During this session, Dalida will answer questions and inquiries about the practice and offer coaching on any personal topic for the participants of the session. The classes are free for practitioners of any levels, as well as for who are curious about the practice but don’t know how to start. Adults. Free. 5pm. Beijing Mindfulness Centre. 44 Qianyongkuang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6403 4923)
Photo exhibition: “The Last Ladies with Bound Feet” by Cameron Hack, Jan 17-Mar 13
Foot binding started in the Song Dynasty and during the 19th century, it was estimated that around half of all Chinese women had bound feet. This cultural practice was outlawed after the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. Despite that, it was still practiced not only in remote areas but also in big cities like Beijing. “The Last Ladies with Bound Feet” photo exhibition will share some of the stories of the very last ladies left with bound feet who suffered tremendously when they were trying to achieve the perfect little foot. The exhibition is open to the public from January 18 until March 13. All ages. Free. 7-9pm. Cafe Zarah. 46 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区鼓楼东大街42号. (8403 9807)
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