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MOPS End of Year Meeting, Jun 12
Adults. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) has chosen three topics for their end of year recap meeting which will be: (1) The Importance of Finding Vision and Purpose in our Marriage, (2) Using Role Play to Teach our Children, (3) Managing our Big Emotions. Free. 10am-noon. Beijing International Christian Fellowship.
Art Therapy Studio, Jun 14
Ages 10+ The art therapy studio is a weekly space where participants can explore their creative potential in a safe environment, free from criticism. The main purpose of the studio is to help participants develop self-awareness and increase self-esteem through creative projects. Each class, the art therapist will guide participants to explore their emotions through the use of varied arts materials. The process of making is the main focus of the this class. RMB 100 per session. 7pm-8pm. 789 Art District, Friendship Building, 3rd Floor.
Learn to Play Majiang at the Sinology Institute, Jun 17
Ages 10+ Students can learn to play Majiang at the Sinology Institute. Participants will not only learn a new, fun game, they will also learn about Chinese culture along the way. RSVP required. Free. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Sinology Institute. (email@example.com, 6400 0905).
Hike Down the White River, Jun 18
All ages. The group will cross the river multiple times, passing the outskirts of small villages in an area that’s a bit quieter, featuring fewer cars and more goats. Note: If the river level is raised because of rain the group may not be able to hike. Plans will be solidified the week before the hike. RMB 380 (non-members), RMB 340 RMB (members), RMB 200 (kids under 12). 8am-5.30pm. Beijing Hikers. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6432-2786).
Father’s Day at Brickyard Lodge, Jun 18
All ages. The Brickyard Inn and Retreat will be hosting a father’s day meal and fathers get in free. In addition to this, the family can enjoy a hike or climb the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Dads accompanied by at least one of their children may enjoy a complimentary lunch. 12pm-7pm. The Brickyard Inn and Retreat Center at Mutianyu Great Wall.
Unroll China, Jun 18
Adults. Lululemon and Glo team up for a free yoga class and concert. Bring your mat to the Birds Nest, enjoy a class with yoga teacher and author Baron Baptise, and then stay for a concert with noise pop group Hedgehog Band and electro-artist Atom, best known as the drummer from Nova Heart. For more information click here. Free. 5pm-7pm. GLO Kitchen + Fitness.
Ramadan Moroccan Breakfast Buffet, Jun 12
All ages. Each night of Ramadan, Caravan will host a traditional Moroccan Iftar. Every evening, participants shall have the basic requirements to help recover from a whole day of fasting with a buffet spread from 19:30 to 21:30 Dishes will include Harrira (Moroccan Lentil & Chick Pea soup), Salads, Dates & Figs, Boiled Egg, Tajines, Baghrir (Sweet pancakes), Juice, Choice of mint tea or coffee and more. RMB 100 (12 and over), RMB 60 (under 12). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Caravan.
Aidi School Summer Charity Music Concert, Jun 12
All ages. Students at the Aidi School will show off their talents at the Aidi School Summer Charity Concert this month. Proceeds from the sales of tickets will be donated to the Beijing Dandelion School, a school for children of migrant workers, who need support for their music education. Register here. RMB 380, RMB 280, and RMB 180. 7pm 9pm. Poly Theatre. (email@example.com, 8439 2266-8897).
ReNuMe Mind and Body Transformation Program, Jun 12
Adults. The ReNuMe mind and body program includes: weight loss classes with personal trainer, yoga and meditation sessions, 3 in-depth ReNu workshops, candlelit meditation class, and more. RMB 3,000 (early bird), RMB 3,300 (normal price). 7pm-8pm. MsUptown. (WeChat: uptownyoga).
Film Action Classes, Jun 14
Adults. Every Wednesday at 10am participants can learn martial arts from industry performers who have worked alongside and performed with some of the world’s leading experts in martial art cinema and action films spanning from Hollywood to China. Classes are focused on helping participants improve their physical awareness to be able to perform complicated sequences for film and are also suitable for any degree of skill or experience. RMB 100. 10am-noon. Tianzhe Club.
First Aid and CPR Course, Jun 17
Ages 10+ Beijing United Family Hospital will be hosting a CPR and first aid course for one day. Emergencies can happen at any time, and this Chinese-language course prepares participants with CPR for adults, children and infants, as well as many other common medical emergencies like choking, bleeding, strokes and spinal injuries, with a chance to practice hands-on. For more information or to register click here. RMB 1500 (Britcham members), RMB 1800 (members of the public). 8.50am-5.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital.
Eco-Friendly Market, Jun 17 to Jun 18
All ages. Learn more about composting with The Bulk House, dye your own scarf, see a mini photography show, eat, drink and listen to music and do some shopping for cool, fun, eco-friendly products. For more information click here. RMB 20 (advance), RMB 30 (at the door). 1pm-7pm. 48 Xihainan Yan.
Zen Retreat with Ms. Uptown, Jun 17 to Jun 18
Adults. Ms. Uptown will be hosting a Zen Retreat on the Great Wall. Price includes accommodation at Kungfu zen, transportation, food (including BBQ, French style picnic with wine at Great Wall), and various activities including hiking, picnic with wine, yoga, silent meditation, and a site visit to the secret anti-gravity portion of the wall. RMB 800 (first 10 to register), RMB 950 (normal price). 7am-4.30pm. The Great Wall.
YCIS Beijing Student Charity Dinner, Jun 18
All ages. The Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) students will be hosting a charity dinner at the Taj Restaurant. The night will consist of a five-course meal, an extensive variety of high-quality auctions, and a number of performances from YCIS Beijing’s talented students. All funds raised through the night will go towards the Dew Drops Little Flower charity, which provides medical and financial support to local Chinese orphans. RMB 246. Starts at 6pm. Taj Pavilion. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 13718384938).
A Taste of Singapore, Jun 18
All ages. Beijing-based Singaporean food fans won’t need to travel far to enjoy their favorite dishes during the Singapore Food Festival at Lunar 8. Vanda Room will showcase a few authentic Singaporean dishes such as the famous Black Pepper Crab, Chili Crab, Laksa and more. RMB 228. 11.30am-10pm. Lunar 8.
Dad’s Day Off Buffet, Jun 18
All ages. San Wu Tang will host a Father’s Day lunch or dinner buffet. Kids can express their love and creativity with a craft beer label drawing competition during the meal. The kid with the most creative label will win a weekend staycation in Hotel Jen Beijing for the family. Kids below 6 years old eat for free when accompanied by a paying adult, 50% off for kids between 6 and 12 years old. Book by calling 010-65052277 – 6620. RMB 128 (Lunch), RMB 168 (Dinner). 11.30am-2.30pm. San Wu Tang.
Father’s Day Brunch, Jun 18
All ages. Time to take dad out for a special day to show him how much you appreciate him and all that he has done. The brunch at Chapter was designed to please with a huge selection of roasted meats, grilled steaks and grilled seafood as well as a fine selection of the freshest Sashimi and Sushi, a wide variety of indulgent desserts and a fine cheese selection to round out a spectacular meal befitting a Father’s Day celebration. Enjoy with free flow craft beer and champagne to really spoil him. RMB 328+15% per person, add RMB 148+15% per person for free flow Perrier Jouët Champagne and craft beers. 12pm-2.30pm. Conrad Hotel Beijing.
Survival Camp, Jun 19
Ages 7 to 18. Through making fires, building rafts, crossing rivers, and making traps Survival Camp will show participants what nature has to offer. All classes are taught by BSA-qualified (Bushcraft and Survival Association) guides with many years of experience leading survival camps abroad. RMB 750 per day (normal price), RMB 650 per day (sign up two weeks before start), RMB 650 per day (3 kids). 8am-4.45pm. Huairou. (WeChat: Imagine24x7Service, 010 57394933).
David Hockney Workshop, Jun 19
Ages 5+. Students can discover contemporary painting with Atelier’s journey through David Hockney’s oeuvre. This year Hockney has two major retrospectives in London and Paris to celebrate his work. From the villas of Los Angeles to the countryside in Great Britain, get inspired by his landscapes, his experimental photography work, his iPad monumental paintings, and the harmony of his vivid palette. RMB 1,800 per week. 10am-noon (ages 5 to 8), 1.30pm-4pm (ages 9+). Atelier.
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E-Commerce: How to Sell Your Products Online, Jun 21
Adults. This full-day, English language seminar looks at China’s unique e-Commerce market and helps participants understand the local players and practices that make it different from Western markets. Intended for anyone with an e-Commerce or digital venture, this course looks at marketplaces and e-tailers, how to use Baidu for digital marketing and many other topics. For more information or to register click here. RMB 2300 (members), RMB 3500 (non-members). 9am-5.30pm. European Union Chamber of Commerce In China.
Learn to Cook Beijing Noodles, Jun 21
Ages 10+ That’s Mandarin is hosting a class to teach participants how to make and eat 老北京炸酱面 (Lǎo běijīng zhá jiàng miàn), which are traditional Beijing noodles served with fried bean sauce. Students will get the opportunity to see the production of these handmade noodles in live, but also a variety of other dishes and methods. RMB 100. 7pm-9pm. That’s Mandarin.
Three Body Problem (Play), Jun 22
Ages 9+ The novel Three Body Problem, by author Liu Cixin, was released in 2008 and is poised to become one of the classics of science fiction, not just at home, but around the world. This amazing novel comes to the stage in a Chinese-language production, following nanotechnologist Wang Miao as he grapples with the titular problem. There will be showings from June 22 through June 24. Tickets can be purchased here. RMB 380 to RMB 880. 7.30pm-9pm. Beijing Exhibition Theater.
DIY Hat Making Session with Elisabeth Koch, Jun 24
All ages. Part of this year’s Dutch Days in Beijing includes this hat making workshop with Elisabeth Koch. Join the group as they unlock their creativity and make some portable shade. RMB 500. 1pm-4pm. Pop-up Beijing.
Broadcast on WeChat: How to Build High-Performing Teams, Jun 14
Adults. This session will discuss the book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni. The live broadcast will take place on WeChat on Saturday, June 24 from 10-10:45am (Chinese Standard Time). These are the topics that will be covered: (1) the common reasons why teams often struggle, (2) learning actionable steps to build a cohesive, effective team. Free. 10am-10.45am. On WeChat.
150th Canada Day Fair, Jun 25
All ages. Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the Canada-China Business Council and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. Sample Canadian food and wine and bring the kids for family-friendly games and activities. There will even be skating in a covered rink for the full Canadian experience. For more information or to buy tickets click here. RMB 50, Free for kids under 12. 11am-5pm. Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB).
Imagival, Jun 26
Ages 8+ Over five days (June 26 to 30), kids will experience tons of Imagine’s most exciting activities in different locations throughout Beijing. Everything from transportation to accommodation, meals, activities, and games will be arranged by Imagine. Activities will include Bubble Football, Watersports, Water Fight, Pirate Treasure Hunt, Long Range Archery, and more. RMB 4,500 (standard price), RMB 4,000 (6 kids). 8am-6pm. Varying locations throughout Beijing. (email@example.com, 010-57394933).
Destination Moon Workshop, Jun 26
Ages 5 to 8 (comic book making), ages 9+ (rocket building). During the workshop, students aged 9+ will build their own water propelled rocket from the basis of propulsion to its personalized design. All students will create a comic book to tell day by day their adventure: from the construction of the rocket to their journey to the moon. RMB 3,500 per week. 10am-4pm. Atelier. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6416 1614).