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Hot Events This Week
Most Likely to Succeed Documentary Screening at WAB, Sep 26
All ages. Visit Western Academy of Beijing on Sep 26, for an exclusive screening of Most Likely to Succeed, an award-winning documentary about why schools need to transform to meet the needs of the future. The film asks tough questions about why conventional schooling struggles to make learning meaningful for students. The screening is open to the public for no charge. Long-press and extract the QR code to sign up. Free. 6-7.30pm. Western Academy of Beijing.
ICVS World Rabies Day Vaccination Drive for Pets, Sep 28-29
All ages. More than 3,000 people in China die of rabies every year with more than 95% of these deaths resulting from bites and exposures to rabid dogs. To keep our pets, our families, and our community safe, ICVS is hosting a vaccination drive on September 28th and 29th to ensure all dogs and cats are rabies vaccinated and protected! Free. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. International Center for Veterinary Services.
BIBA Flea Market, Sep 29
All ages. Fun toys, books, house hold goods and various items will be sold, all profits made will be donated to the charity Roundabout. Our beautiful Grade 3 students along with their teachers will be selling items, so please come along, dig deep and buy some toys! Free. 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM. Beijing International Bilingual Academy.
NYPAN jazz trio from Norway, Sep 30
All ages. Nypan is a guitar player born in Trondheim, Norway. After playing rock as a teenager in the local music scene he turned to jazz. He took his music studies at the University of Agder in Kristiansand and the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, playing in different groups and projects gaining fame for virtuosity. RMB 180 adults, RMB80 students/children. 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. La Plantation Concert Hall. Contact wechat : philippe2046 to book your tickets.
Fresh Events Next Month
Two-Day Flamenco Workshop, Oct 3-4
Adults. Beginner level flamenco aficionados, it’s your time to step up. On Oct 3-4, Casa Flamenco will hold a two-day course, including flamenco guitar where you can learn basic guitar chords to accompany the dance; the flamenco dance that will teach you moves, steps, and rhythms by ear; and even the flamenco drum (cajon) that will help you discover flamenco beats using that lovely sounding wooden box. RMB 600 (1 course); RMB 900 (2 courses); RMB 1,200 (3 courses). Flamenco guitar course is 10.30am-12.30pm; flamenco dance 1-3pm; flamenco drum 3-5pm. Casa Flamenco. Qi Jia Yuan Diplomatic Resident Compound. (WeChat, WhatsApp, and contact number: 13910914251)
Tango Beginner Series at Lama Temple Area, Oct 3-5
Adults. For tango lovers, head to the Lama Temple area on Oct 3-5 and join Beijing Bilingual Tango’s tango drill with a visiting Argentinean master. Then on Oct 8, there’s a new beginner series with will start twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays. RMB 150 (Oct 8 beginner series, single lesson); RMB 800 (early bird discounted price for 8 lessons if paying before Sep 25); RMB 960 (regular price after Sep 25). Sunday session 1.30-3pm at Hotcat Club (No. 46 Fangjiahutong, Dongcheng District, 东城区方家胡同46号, near Beixinqiao, Yonghegong Lama Temple, and Andingmen stations on Line 2). Thursday session 8.30-10pm at Lama Temple Colorful Studio (雍和宫彩色教室 东城区东滨河路雍和航星园37号楼201) Beijing Bilingual Tango. (WeChat ID: BJBTango, email@example.com)
October Holiday Camp for Kids: Adventure Camp, Sep 30-Oct 8
Kids 7+. This upcoming National Holiday, Imagine brings a new adventure for the little ones of the house (age 7+): Indoor ski (室内滑雪), climbing (室内攀岩), parkour (跑酷), Civilization Game (文明帝国游戏), and Adventure Park (奇妙探险乐园). This camp is the perfect choice for parents who want to stay in Beijing but are looking for outdoor activities that are creative and challenging at the same time. RMB 900 per day for indoor ski; RMB 700 per day for climbing or parkour; RMB 750 per day for Civilization Game or Adventure Park. Click here for more information about each activity. 8am-6pm. Imagine. (WeChat ID: Imagine24X7service, 5739 4933)
POPUP Crossover Design Carnival, Oct 1-4
Adults. “Popup Crossover Design Carnival” are open to having participants exhibit, sell products, or do any other kinds of interaction with consumers, such as workshops, seminars, games, etc. Media will also be invited to interview every participating brand. Limited spots for international participants: RMB 1,500 for 2*2 Booth, RMB 2,300 for 3*3 Booth. Check out hkdesigncneter for registration details.
DCB Club Football ‘Golden Week Skills Camp, Oct 2
Kids 4+. Whether you want to get messy, or be like Messi on the pitch, this soccer camp has what you need to keep your game sharp during the break. Featuring FA/UEFA qualified UK coaches, sessions will be held at the soccer field at Dulwich College Beijing’s Legend Garden Campus (or in the dome if the AQI is too high). The workshop will follow a daily theme, with the second half of each session focused on applying these new skills in matchplay situations. RMB 2,000 for Years R-2; RMB 3,000 Years 3-9. Click here football.com.cn for more information. 9.30am-3.30pm. Dulwich College Beijing. (firstname.lastname@example.org, (5130 6893/4/5/6)
Feed Your Mind
Social English Salon, Sept 25
Adults. They have a lovely cozy place ,free wi-fi. People come to their place to relax and make friends as well as enjoy their wonderful environment and all of the free drinks they provide. You will meet many wonderful people there, join in group discussion or just find one person you are interested to talk with. Free. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Fuli Building in Shuangjing. Scan the QR code for more information.
The Impact We Make, Oct 2
All ages. An exciting day of parallel events exploring, thinking, talking, and making friends for kids and parents, taking you from the heart of Beijing all the way to our Impact on Antarctica. In parallel, there will be the same topic form different perspectives for both kids and grownups. RMB 25-50. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Crossboundaries. Check yoopay to book your tickets.
Mid-Autumn Family Festivities, Oct 4
All ages. This Mid-Autumn Festival, bring your family and friends to the Green T. House for an afternoon of cultural activities curated by The SLab. Parents and children can enjoy the day by decorating and making different types of lanterns fit for lighting up the evening. RMB 248 per person. 2:00 PM-6:00 PM. GREEN T. HOUSE Living.
Open House at the Learning Frontier, Oct 5-6
All ages. The Learning Frontier is a new center in Beijing focused on learning support for children and families outside the classroom. Come tour the center and see why schools are talking about The Learning Frontier, and how they help make overcoming challenges fun, simple, and manageable for every child. Free. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. The Learning Frontier. To RSVP email us at email@example.com or scan the QR code on the poster.
October Holiday Qigong Retreat, Oct 1
All ages. Join them for a 5 day (4 night ) Qi Gong retreat in the hills of Miyun County, just outside of Beijing. In a beautiful, natural setting they will be focusing on the practice of qigong and socializing with friends and family. Main practices include: Meditation and Visualization; Raising Universal Qi to Nourish the Body and Mind; Eight Pieces of Brocade. RMB 2,500 for transportation, instruction and translation, Accommodation and food costs will vary depending on the style of room chosen. For a full schedule check out here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forbidden City Tour, every Sunday till Oct 31
All ages. This unique tour brings the ceremony, pomp and intrigue of Beijing’s Imperial Palace back to life. Combining carefully researched information about how and why it was constructed, with shocking anecdotes about the 24 men to whom it belonged, this tour will help you realize how eccentric and unworldly ancient palace life really was. See the website for starting point and private tour pricing; tours must be booked in advance. (0086 138-1777-0229, email@example.com)
The Divine Michelangelo at the Bird’s Nest Cultural Centre, until Sept 30
All ages. In cooperation with Italy’s Buonarroti Museum, the Bird’s Nest Cultural Centre displays over a hundred works by famed Renaissance artist Michelangelo, including sculptures, paintings, sketches and other masterpieces by the sculptor of David and the Sistine Chapel painter. 80RMB, 40RMB for students, 160RMB for a family pass. 10:00 AM-9:00 PM. Beijing National Stadium. For more information or to buy tickets, visit: https://www.douban.com/event/28952861/
Meatless Monday Movie Night – Star Trek Discovery, Oct 2
All ages. Join Yard House for delicious vegan eats this Monday (where every day is meatless). They’ll be screening the latest episode(s) of Star Trek Discovery. They will screen the previous week’s Star Trek episode at 8:00PM, and the most-recent episode at 9:00PM. Free. Yard House.
Vienna Boys Choir, Oct 5
All ages. The Vienna Boys Choir have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, and Fux. They will appear live in Beijing under the direction of Oliver Stech to perform a wide-ranging programme including works from Carmina Burana, Porgy and Bess and everything in-between. RMB 500 to RMB 1,080. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM. National Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.
Life Through the Eyes of the Families of Foreign Experts During the Cultural Revolution, Sept 28
All ages. The Beijing International Society hosts a sequel to their successful Red Diaper Babies lecture. From the 50’s through the 80’s, when China was still a mystery to the rest of the world, a small community of international “red experts” were living and working in Beijing. Antonio Ochoa and Andy Friend, will share a glimpse into their fascinating childhood and that politically charged era. RMB 60, RMB 30 for students. Embassy of New Zealand. For more information, visit: http://www.beijinginternationalsociety.com/events.