Looking for things to do this long holiday weekend but don’t want to travel outside Beijing? This edition of The Weekend Ahead features some workshops and trainings to maximize your potential and improve your skills without sacrificing the holiday vibe.
Take Control of Your Career, April 27
Adults. Do you find it hard to have your ideas or opinions heard? Does the idea of a job interview, negotiating payments, or asking for help make you nervous? Do you struggle with coming across as confident or demanding respect? If the answer to any of the above is yes, join the next Beijing Women’s Network and JingJobs Professional Development Series event to learn practical skills and techniques for building your Professional Confidence in an international and diverse environment. RMB 60-90. 6.30-10pm. InnCube.
How Do I Become Successful in China, April 27
Adults. Author Sven Agten will appear at the Refter for a Belgians In Beijing talk on his book How Do I Become Successful In China? In this English-language talk, he’ll discuss changing trends in China, how the society is moving from ‘Made In China’ to ‘Designed in China’ and what this means for you. Free. 7-9pm. De Refter. (email@example.com).
Glo Workshop: Faith and Fitness, April 27
Adults. Glo combines faith and fitness in this discussion series talking about the intersections of belief and fitness in a person’s journey. Avid crossfitter James will speak on how his faith has impacted his fitness goals, followed by a special trial crossfit class. RMB 128 (members), RMB 238 (non-members). 7-10pm. Glo + Kitchen and Fitness.
Stop-Motion Workshop for May Holiday, April 29 to May 1
Ages 8+. Understand the principle of stop-motion animation in this three-day workshop through watching examples and making a flip book with photographs. Learn how to tell a story, to invent characters, write a scenario, prepare a storyboard, create your 3D characters and the set. Visit Atelier’s website for more info. RMB 2600, RMB 2,200 (Atelier students). 10am-4pm. Atelier.
WeChat Webinar for Wellness and Happiness, April 29
Adults. JoinTheBookClub.com is an online book club focused on personal and professional success. JoinTheBookClub.com holds monthly webinars on WeChat on the last Saturday of every month about the book we read that month. This webinar is on the book “7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness” by Jim Rohn. The webinar will take place on WeChat. Click here to see the post and join the WeChat group. RMB 10. 10-10.45am. On WeChat.
English Corner and Culture Exchange, April 30
Adults. English Corner/Culture exchange event, to help people make friends, connections and to practice English and discuss various topics related to English language and different cultures. The host of the event is an American who has lived in China for more than 12 years, and who owns an education consulting company, based out of the U.S. He studied Humanities at Northern Arizona University, Chinese at Tsinghua University and University of Int. Relations and a BBA in International Business at BFSU. He also holds a TEFL teaching certificate from the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, China (SAFEA). RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 11am-1pm. Element Fresh (Chaoyang Joy City).
Beijing Contact Improv Workshop, April 30, May 1
Adults. UCCA teams up with the Beijing Contact Improv group for a workshop on contact improvisation, a form of movement which combines elements of modern dance, aikido, and other body arts. Both free dance and a dialogue of physical contact, it allows participants to experience new physical self-awareness. Click here for more information. RMB 300 (UCCA package), RMB 200 (UCCA member package and single ticket) RMB 150 (UCCA members). 2-6.30pm. Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 798 Art District.
Photos: (featured) from firstname.lastname@example.org/joshjosh88 (WeChat); From Inn Cube; courtesy of Belgians in Beijing; from Glo Workshop; courtesy of Atelier; courtesy of JoinTheBookClub.com; courtesy of Beijing Contact Improv