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Photography Exhibition “-lesque”, Until Jan 11
Ages 14+. Starting point for the photographic project “_lesque“ was Berlins burlesque scene. From there Jana Ritchie explored Europes’ colorful, playful and diverse scene over a period of two years. With her camera she explores the unique atmosphere of the scene and shows Burlesque from a different perspective. Free. 11am-Noon. AOTU Studio.
The Post-Digital Body, Until Jan 17
Ages 12+. The Goethe Institute presents the second in a series of works organized by digital artist Ma Yongfeng exploring the digitalization of art. Three films will be screened exploring the relationship between physical body and online identity in the digital age. Free. 9am-Noon. The Goethe Institute.
Safari Song Time, Jan 6
Ages 3-18 months. All babies – from the quietest to the most vocal – love singing and rhymes! Every Friday a group will host a Safari Song Time at the Bookworm to take your little one on a fun safari as he/she learns songs and rhymes from around the world, that you can also practice at home. RMB 60. 10.30am-11.30am. The Bookworm.
Coming Up This Month
Learn Weiqi/Go at the Sinology Institute, Jan 14
All ages. Students will learn how to play Weiqi/Go along with some basic relevant vocabulary. Exercise your strategic thinking and grow your Chinese vocabulary. Free. 1.30pm-3.30pm. The Sinology Institute. (6400 0905, wechat: mmmichellecli, email@example.com).
The White River Ice Hike, Jan 15
All ages. Follow a trail down and over a frozen river in Miyun District, walking down a long canyon and passing below cliffs on the way to the end. We’ll cross the river about eight times, and when not slipping and sliding on the ice we’ll be admiring the excellent scenery. RMB 400 (RMB 360 for members, RMB 200 for under 12’s). 9am-6pm. The Beijing Hikers.
Chinese Paper Cutting & Chinese Knots, Jan 15
All ages. Break up the mid-winter monotony with a little fun and a Chinese theme celebration featuring Chinese New Year decorations. BICC invites you and your family to spend an afternoon learning the art of Chinese paper cutting and tying Chinese knots. Free. Starts at 3pm. BICC Center (Shunyi – Refox Relocation).
Legally Blonde: The Musical, Jan 12-14
Ages 5+ This January, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing will wow audiences with a performance of the critically acclaimed show: “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Featuring students from across their Secondary School, this fun and upbeat production will have you clapping and singing along! Free. 2.30pm, 7.30pm Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) 北京耀中国际学校
YCIS Beijing’s Annual Temple Fair: Welcoming the Year of the Rooster, Jan 18
All ages. Celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster with YCIS Beijing at the school’s annual Temple Fair! A variety of vendors, both from outside and from the YCIS Beijing community, will also be in attendance to offer a host of other activities and popular shows such as martial arts, lion dance and the shadow puppets. Free. Click to register 8.30am-2.30pm. Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) 北京耀中国际学校
Chinese New Year Workshops: Surrealism, Jan 23 to Jan 30
Ages 5-12. Through exploring surrealist techniques such as collages, exquisite corpses, 3D works, etching, automatic writing and drawing students will discover new artists such as Magritte, Dali, De Chirico, Escher, Ernst and their impressive and imaginative art works. RMB 1800 (RMB 1500 for both atelier’s students and who registered before the 10th of January). 10am-12am (5-8 years old), 1:30pm-4:00pm (8-12 years old). Atelier Art School.
Chinese New Year Workshops: Modern Revolution, Jan 30 to Feb 3
Ages 5 – 12. Students will learn about the Modern Revolution, a period during the 19th century when many artists started to make art about people, places, or ideas that interested them, and of which they had direct experience. Challenging the notion that art must realistically depict the world, some artists experimented with the expressive use of color, non-traditional materials, and new techniques and mediums. RMB 1800 (RMB 1500 for both atelier’s students and who registered before the 15th of January). Atelier Art School.