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Positive Discipline: A One Day Parenting Workshop, Apr 9
Hello Future Kindergarten invites parents to this one-day workshop where they can learn how to bring the power of positive discipline to their parenting style. Learn to avoid power struggles and invite cooperation, connect before corrections, avoid punishing children without letting them get away with everything, and to become a kind but firm, solutions-focused parent. The workshop is designed for parents of children aged 1-10. Adults. 9am-2.30pm. RMB 1,200. Hello Future, Cathay View West Gate, Maquanying. (WeChat ID: becstarnz)
Pauline’s Cuisine: Pop-Up Lunch in Lido, Apr 10
A special lunch is waiting for you, courtesy of professional chef Pauline van Hasselt! Life has given her a lot of lemons, and she has turned them into lemonade through her successful ventures in Beijing, including Beijing Mother’s Guild and Pauline’s Cuisine. Her expat journey in Beijing may have come full circle but this amazing chef and mother has tons of lemonades to make and more upcoming kitchen adventures to share with her next students! Come and join her last pop-up lunch in Beijing before she rides the rainbow-tailed unicorn to London! Adults. RMB 350. Starts noon. Pauline’s Cuisine Lido. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
Women’s Economy Summit, Apr 10
The 2019 Women’s Economy Summit is a one-day development conference for women that features international speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women. With topics from diversity and inclusion, gender equality, healthy lifestyle, LGBT, executive leadership, women entrepreneurship, to personal growth and confidence building. Adults. RMB 1,800 (Early bird ticket – buy one get one free), RMB 1,800 (Regular all-day ticket). 9am–7pm. Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Help Your Child Beat School Anxiety, Apr 11
Due to popular demand, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) will be offering a second workshop on “Beating School Anxiety” on April 11. The workshop will help parents recognize the signs of anxiety in their children and offer some strategies for helping them overcome their stress. It will build on the lessons shared in the previous workshop, but include new information and resources so will be worthwhile for both new and returning parents. The workshop will be presented by YCIS Beijing’s School Counsellor, Rachel George, and is open to the public. Adults. Free 8.30-10am. YCIS Beijing. (RSVP: email@example.com)
Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshop, Apr 11-13
Hello Future hosts a three-day workshop for parents or educators to help them teach children or students important social and life skills. The workshop will also help the participants understand the positive discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning and reduces challenging student behaviors. Adults. RMB 5,800. 9am-5pm. Hello Future Kindergarten. (WeChat ID: 13071162352)
The Cleveland Orchestra in Beijing, Apr 12-13
One of America’s “Big Five” Orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra is performing live in Beijing. The orchestra boasts a long history of eminent musicianship, as well as a deep catalog of recordings. Today, they are acknowledged among the world’s best orchestras. On April 12-13, they will perform classics by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, and more. All ages. RMB 280-1,680. Performance starts 7.30pm. National Centre For The Performing Arts. (6655 0000)
Rumble in the Jumble: Blue Skies, Apr 13
This April 13, expat-favorite bazaar Rumble in the Jumble is dreaming of Blue Skies! This month’s theme is a salute to the people, vendors, and volunteers alike, who are working to protect the environment. The Rumble in the Jumble team is known for gathering together makers and artisans from the international community for a weekend extravaganza with creative monthly themes that capture what’s fresh and what’s happening in the community. All ages. Free admission. Noon-6pm. Modernista, Baochao Hutong.
Day Trip: Beijing Arrivals: The History of Dashilar, Apr 13
Beijing has always been a city shaped by waves of migrants and a great example of this is Dashilar, just southwest of the Qianmen Gate. For hundreds of years, this area of Beijing was the ever-simmering melting pot of the capital. Beijing Arrivals is a combined walk and talk by Beijing Postcards. The activity includes a hutong gallery tour and an exploration of the different districts of the neighborhood, with a visit to a couple of families who have worked with Beijing Postcards’ ongoing Oral history project. All ages. RMB 150-300. 3-5.30pm. Beijing Postcards, No. 97 Yangmeizhu Byway, Dashilar Area. (130 1107 8680, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let’s Waltz: The Kempinski Vienna Ball 2019, Apr 13
Celebrate the magic and elegance of Vienna at the Kempinski Vienna Ball 2019. Savor premium Austrian wines and a five-course gala dinner, and enjoy the stunning ball performance, plus a Vienna Coffee House, and much more. Buy charity raffle tickets for a chance to win a round-trip ticket from Beijing to Vienna, including stay prizes. All proceeds will be donated directly to Hefeng Art Foundation. Adults. RMB 1,580. Starts at 6pm. Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center. (6410 4077, email@example.com)
BWYA Annual Musical: The Sound of Music, Apr 13-14
Sing along to The Sound of Music at Beijing World Youth Academy’s (BWYA) annual musical on the weekend of April 13-14! The musical weekend is set to be BWYA’s biggest student-led musical in its history yet, with pupils and members of the BWYA Theatre Troupe taking up roles in acting, directing, costume and set design, stage management, music and more! All ages. RMB 100 (standard ticket), RMB 120 (VIP ticket). 7-9pm. BWYA Performing Arts Centre, 11 Xinshengcun, Chaoyang District.
BSB Shunyi Car Boot Sale, Apr 14
Spring is coming, and the British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi) and Roundabout will be holding their second Car Boot Sale! Come and shop for great deals. Interesting used items will be on sale by parents in the school’s parking lot. Part of the proceeds from this event will go to Roundabout. Free entrance for the public. All ages. Free. 10am-1pm. BSB Shunyi. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pauline’s Cuisine: Chop Chop Knife Skills, Apr 14
Are you a budding chef? Is cooking your passion? One of the main cooking skills that you need to master is the art of handling and using the knife. Professional chef Pauline will teach you how, in her last class before she goes on to another adventure! At this Pauline’s Cuisine class, you’ll also learn how to sharpen and hone your knife. Adults. RMB 420. 10am-1pm. East Hotel. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
Atelier Spring Camp: Les Vacances de Printemps – The Vikings and Drakkar Boat, Apr 15-19
Atelier will present a very popular Signature Camp during the spring holidays of the French International School. It is project-based learning and will be a five full-day camp at Sanlitun Campus. The Vikings’ history and mythology are still very vivid in literature, cinema, and gaming culture. Atelier’s teachers chose this fascinating civilization to take the students on a sailing trip through northern Europe. Children. For ages 6-7: RMB 3,600, 10am-noon (Art) and 1-3pm (Fablab). For ages 8+: RMB 4,500, 9.30am-noon (Art) and 1-3.30pm (Fablab). Lunch not included. This camp will be taught in French and the group size is capped at 8 per class. Atelier Sanlitun.
Photos: Courtesy of YCIS Beijing (featured image) and featured event organizers, Luis Quintero via Pexels