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Chinese Knife Skills Cooking Class, Feb 1
A Chinese chef is judged first of all on their knife skills. The Hutong is organizing a class which will teach you Chinese knife skills such as slicing, shredding, mincing, and deboning with a cleaver. Participants will be able to whip up three classic Chinese dishes by the end of this class. Adults. RMB 300. 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong. To register, please sign up here. 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号. (6404 3355)
Chinese New Year Dumpling Party at The Hutong, Feb 2
Come to join the fourth annual Chinese New Year Dumpling Party at The Hutong! Their culinary team will teach you how to roll the dough and fill it with meat in a very professional way. As well as a basic dumpling-making lesson, there will be beer, mulled wine, and a lucky draw with prizes. All ages. RMB200. 5-8pm. The Hutong. Reservation needed to sign up here. 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号(6404 3355)
Piggy Bun Workshop and Spring Festival Poster Monotype for Preschoolers, Jan 29
Join this Chinese New Year workshop and learn how to make custard piggy buns, while touring Little Pace Preschool. This open house event offers not only piggy buns and a traditional New Year monotype poster, but also an opportunity for those who are searching for a kindergarten. Ages 2-4. Free for members; for non-members, RMB 150 covers one child and one adult. 4-5.30pm. Little Pace Courtyard Preschool. Xintaicang Hutong, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District. 东城区北新桥新太仓胡同 (Wechat: littlepace, telephone :159 0107 7515)
Gong Xi Fa Cai Cultural Event at INN, Jan 28
INN is organizing an informative cultural event , featuring a discussion of all things related to Chinese New Year with AJ and Nic from Cultural Keys. This event is for foreign passport holders only. All ages. RMB 60 (tickets available at the door). 10am-noon. Capital Mansion Athletic Club. RSVP needed, sign up here. 3F, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District.
Last Cheese Fondue Craze at Zarah, Feb 2
Join in this Cheese Fondue Craze, for a three hour free-flow “Fondue Craze” buffet, including a crazy selection of all-you-can-eat starters and salads, and various popular fondue dippers such as cornichons, mini pearl onions, and baby potatoes. If you‘re the sort of “Rambo” who prefers meat to veggies with your fondue, they also provide a colorful “Fondue Craze” buffet featuring some cold cuts and sausages. All ages. RMB 198(adults), RMB 98 (ages 6-12), complimentary for kids below 6. RSVP before 1st February 2019, reservation of minimum 2 persons needed. 7pm-1am. Zarah. Email: email@example.com. 46 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区鼓楼东大街42号(8403 9807)
Chinese New Year’s Eve Party at The Orchid, Feb 4
The Orchid Hotel is holding their annual Chinese New Year’s Eve Party on February 4. As with previous events, RMB 300 will get you unlimited Great Leap Brewing beer, mulled wine, and finger food from the Orchid Hotel’s in-house Mediterranean restaurant, Toast, as well as their newest project – Furongji. All ages. RMB 300 (book at the door), RMB 288( book in advance). 8pm-2am. The Orchid. 65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区宝钞胡同65号（8404 4818）
Chinese New year’s Eve Celebration at Cultural Keys, Feb 4
Join Cultural Keys for a Chinese New Year’s Eve celebration, where you will learn more about Chinese New Year customs, write Spring Festival couplets, make dumplings, and enjoy a meal together. This event is suitable for families, and will pick up and drop off at Tuanjiehu subway station.
All ages. RMB 688 (includes all materials and food), RMB 1188 for two people (eight seats only in total). Cultural Keys. Pickup: 3pm at Tuanjiehu Subway Station (Exit D), drop off: 10pm at Tuanjiehu Subway Station (Exit D). For more information please visit this page or contact this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 191,Xiaopu Beijie, Xiaopu Village, Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District. (通州区宋庄镇小堡村小堡北街 191号（北门A）
Mutual Learning of Civilizations — World Images in Print Context, Jan 22-Feb 24 (closed Mondays)
This exhibition shows about 200 prints from the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) and Heilongjiang Provincial Art Museum. Following the theme of “mutual learning of civilizations”, it is divided into five parts: “Multi-Visions”, “Louvre Treasures”, “Reviving Classics”, “British Horizon”, and “Tales of the Mortal World”. These prints seek to analyze the humanism and cultural themes of the prints displayed, along with the creation of a better world through drawing on the experiences of the different civilizations of the past. All ages. Free. 9 am-4pm. National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). For more information please visit this page.1 Wusi Dajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区五四大街1号(6401 2252)
Beauty in Landscape—NAMOC Collected Landscape Works Exhibition, Jan 22-Feb 24 (closed Mondays)
This exhibition displays 300 landscapes NAMOC has collected since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. They cover the categories of traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, print, watercolor, and sculpture. Focusing on the theme of “Beauty in Landscape”, these works show the beautiful natural scenery of the great motherland, as well as the rich spiritual life of the Chinese artists. All ages. Free. 9am-4pm. National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). For more information please click or tap here .1 Wusi Dajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区五四大街1号(6401 2252)
Heart & Crafts: French and Chinese Handicrafts, Jan 12- Mar 17
In cooperation with the National Museum of China and the French Ministry of Culture, 15 top French and 11 top Chinese craftsmen are displaying their handicrafts, showing works including ceramics, fans, straw weaving, woodblock watermarks, and much more. All ages. RMB 30. 8.30am-4.30pm. The National Museum of China. For more information, please visit this page. East side of Tian’anmen Square,16 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. 东长安街16号，天安门东侧(6512 8910 or 6525 6774)
Greetings from South Korea, Jan 17-Mar 10（closed Mondays）
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre is presenting the exhibition Greetings from South Korea, which shows multifaceted aspects of Korean photography across three different periods. This theme is divided into three parts: “Limb Eung-Sik: History Through the Lens”, “Reinventing Our Time”, and “Same Seasons, Different Memories”. It will be the first tour of the exhibition after its appearance at the Jimei×Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen in 2018. All ages. Free. 10am-6pm. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre(every Monday is closed). For more information please visit this page. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区草场地艺术东区155号(6432 2663)
Rhythm of the Dance by The National Dance Company of Ireland, Feb 4
The Rhythm of the Dance is a performance which combines Irish step dancing with toe-tapping live music and a smattering of Latin rhythms, rated as one of the most popular Irish step dance shows in the world. This show tells the story of the Irish Celts’ thousand-year journey through history, combining traditional dance and the latest stage technology. All ages. RMB 180-1080. 7.30-9.30pm. National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA). For tickets please visit this page. 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District.西城区西长安街2号(6655 0000)
Yoga Flow One-Month Program at Casa Flamenco, Jan 29
Need something more solid for your yoga practice than drop-in classes, but don’t want to make a long-term commitment? 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)
Vinyasa Yoga at W Prime, 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. 48 Liangma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区亮马桥路48号. (5695 8888)
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