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Harrow Beijing Careers Fair, Mar 12
The inaugural Harrow Beijing Careers Fair will present business activities, especially career prospects, to secondary school pupils in the Beijing area. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of possible career paths as they plan their next educational steps. All ages. Free. 4-7pm. Harrow Beijing. (6444 8900)
British Club Beijing Morning Cuppa, Mar 12
The British Club Beijing welcomes members and guests for their morning cuppa, a brunch with bubbles at the Westin Chaoyang. Catch up with old friends, take part in a raffle in support of the Migrant Children’s Foundation and hear talks from The Adoption Shop and Globy Pet & Animal Relocation. Adults. RMB 150 (sign up here). 10am-noon. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang.
A Crash Course to the Forbidden City, Mar 13
Beijing Postcards makes a humble attempt to unlock the meaning behind the chambers of the Forbidden City in a condensed and entertaining way through this crash course. Get a comprehensive history of the Palace from its foundations over 600 years ago until the last boy-emperor finally left in 1924. Note: Participants should bring their passport on the day to enter the Forbidden City. All ages. RMB 350 (adults), RMB 160 (children aged 16 and below). Price includes an entrance ticket and refreshments (sign up here). 11am-3pm. Meet-up point at Tian’anmen West subway station Exit B.
Traditions and Transitions: An Introduction Beijing’s Hutongs, Mar 14
The hutongs are the living, breathing fabric of Beijing, representing the city’s future as old spaces are repurposed into new commercial and residential developments. The past year has seen sweeping changes to Beijing’s urban landscape. How have the pressures of urban development affected the communities who live in Beijing’s historic center? This walk is an introduction to Beijing’s hutong neighborhoods, and is perfect for newcomers and visitors to Beijing looking to understand more about this important feature of the city’s landscape. All ages. RMB 260 (non-members), RMB 220 (The Hutong members). Price includes admission tickets, guide fees, and tips (sign up here). 10am-noon. The Hutong.
Beijing International Chamber Orchestra’s A Night at Oscars, Mar 16-17
Relive music and the best moments from the movies on the screen with the Beijing International Chamber Orchestra (BICO) as they perform enchanting tunes from some of the most popular movies of all time. BICO will be stirring up memories with their repertoire, including music from Legends of the Fall, Batman, The Hobbit, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and more. Since this is an Oscars Night, you can dress to impress! All ages. RMB 200 (adults), RMB 100 (children). 4-6pm. Canadian International School of Beijing.
2019 Avenir Business Competition at BCIS, Mar 16-17
It’s your last chance to register for the Avenir Business Competition at Beijing City International School (BCIS). An experienced entrepreneur will guide students on-site, and there will also be talks from local entrepreneurs to inspire students with their stories. The event will be conducted in English and is associated with the Queensland University of Technology. Ages 14-18. Free (sign up here). Starts at noon. BCIS.
Dulwich College Beijing Early Years Open Day, Mar 18
Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) invites eligible families to tour the school facilities, meet students and staff, and find out about the school’s approach that prepares students for the future. All ages. Free admission. Scan QR code on the poster to register. 9-11am. Dulwich College Beijing. (RSVP: email@example.com)
Creative Monday Night: Life Drawing at Atelier, Mar 18
Looking for a creative way to spend your Monday evening? Atelier Sanlitun invites everyone to their Life Drawing activity that helps participants express their drawing skills and try new techniques. Atelier provides supplies (paper, pencils, charcoal, paint, easels…), but you can also come with your favorite brushes and drawing book. This is not a full-fledged drawing class, although there will be a teacher to lead the activity. Adults. RMB 180 (sign up here) 7.30-9.30pm. Atelier Sanlitun.
Spring University Fair at The British School of Beijing Shunyi, Mar 19
Students and parents are invited to one of the largest university fairs in Beijing, hosted by The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi and sponsored by five other major international schools in Beijing. Come and talk to over 90 university admissions representatives in person. Breakout session topics include college interviews, experiential education, scholarships, admissions process, and more. All ages. Free admission. 4.30-7pm. The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi. (8047 3588, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beijing Farmers Market at Nali Patio, every Tue until Mar 26
Nali Patio hosts the Beijing Farmers Market every Tuesday this month. Shop around for second-hand clothes, DIY toys, homemade food, and farm fresh goodies. All ages. Free to attend. Visit this page for more info. 11am-2pm. Nali Patio courtyard.
Hello Future Kindergarten Songs and Stories, every Tue until Mar 26
Hello Future Kindergarten hosts a weekly toddler playgroup every Tuesday morning from 9.15am to 10.15am. There’s reading, singing, dancing, and crafts for the kids, and coffee for mom and dad. Hello Future recommends that parents and not ayis attend this playgroup. Ages 6 months-3 years and parents. RMB 70. Scan the QR code on the poster to register. 9.15-10.15am. Hello Future Kindergarten, Cathay View West Gate, Maquanying.
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