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Featured Events This Week
Atelier French Holiday Picasso Workshop, Nov 6-10
Aged 5+. Picasso was a mixed media artist, known for his paintings, drawings, etchings, and, sculptures. Each day we will discover a masterpiece of this wonderful artist. The week will be divided into several topics regarding his inspirations and key examples of his style. RMB 1,800. 10am-noon (5-8 years old), 1.30-4.00pm (for 9+). Atelier (atelier.cn.com)
Charity Readers Theatre Miracle on 34th Street script reading, Nov 7
All ages. Charity Readers Theatre, presented by Beijing Playhouse Drama Club, will read the script for Miracle on 34th Street and explain what Charity Readers Theatre is all about and how to audition for readers theatre. As it is readers theatre, actors will carry scripts to refer to. 100 percent of all ticket sales are donated to charity. The beneficiary of this performance of Miracle on 34th Street is Yuanzhong Gender Development Center. Free. 6.30-7.30am. Beijing Playhouse Drama Club. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating Dance Beijing 2017, Nov 11-12
Ages 6-16. This is a two-day performing arts workshop with a showcase on Sunday afternoon for parents. Each day there will be five classes taught in many different genres of dance as well as voice and drama. At the end of each day, they will spend an hour preparing for a final showcase to show off the skills that they’ve learned. RMB 1,600. 10am-4pm. Please contact Kelly Charles (Wechat ID: Ilovematisse104) for sign up or email email@example.com
DSS: David Begbie “Be the Change,” Nov 13
All ages. David Begbie will visit Western Academy of Beijing as part of the school’s Distinguished Speaker Series to talk about his career and lead an inspirational conversation about how making a small change can have a worldwide impact. David is the Director of Global X-perience at the Crossroads Foundation. Free. 6-7.30pm. Western Academy of Beijing (visit www.wab.edu/dss to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
Liaoning Ballet of China Swan Lake, Nov 17
All ages. China’s fastest-rising ballet company, Liaoning Ballet of China, performs Swan Lake – and unlike many touring companies, technical expectations will be met. Catch China’s favorite ballet about star-crossed lovers Odette and Siegfried over two nights at the NCPA. And unlike many touring companies, technical expectations will be met. RMB 100-580. 7.30-10pm. National Centre For the Performing Arts. Contact 186 0020 8126 to book your reservation.
Fun For Kids
New Karate & Martial Arts Classes at Daystar, until Dec 31
For kids 4-12. Come join Daystar to learn new skills, have fun, make friends, stay active. You are entitled to enjoy: classes taught in English by qualified international staff; great foundation for all sports; helping create a love of sport that lasts a lifetime. Daystar students receive a 10 percent discount. Visit their website for class schedule. RMB 1,560 for 12 classes. 1-7pm. Daystar Academy. Contact email@example.com or call 137 1846 2044 to arrange a free taster class.
Ballet for Fun, Fitness, and Finesse, every Friday
Kids 4+. Come to join Prima Ballerina for a ballet class focusing on nurturing each students’ love of the art form through practice, dedication, and creativity. This form of ballet training breaks through classical teaching methods and builds children’s passion for dance through a variety of games, sounds, and musical styles. The aim is to develop strong coordination, focus, creativity, expressiveness, and musical sense. For more information, check the website or contact 139 1158 8951
Seminars and Workshops
Workshops for Parents to be In The Know, Nov 9
Adults. Come out and join Hope International School for an informative workshop to help you gain tools and strategies for sex education. Guest Speakers: Will and Suzy Brown, Family Life Directors. Will and Suzy Brown are the Directors of Family Life Beijing, who have a passion for building strong marriages and families. Free. 10-11.30am. Foreign passport holders only. Huan Coffee. Scan the QR code to register
Tea Talk: How to Ensure Optimal Nutrition Intake for Young Children, Nov 10
For Adults. 3e International School’s Tea Talk helps guide parents to understand the optimal daily levels of nutritional intake for children. Presented by Dr. Tu Huiling, a pediatrician from Dr. Cuiyutao Pediatric Clinics with over 20 years experience in pediatrics, child nutrition, and gastrointestinal function and disease research. Free. 9-10.30am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning at BSB Chatterbox, Nov 16
Adults. The British School of Beijing (BSB), Shunyi is hosting this months’ International Newcomers Network (INN) Shunyi coffee morning. Join them for this great opportunity to meet other newcomers and old-timers in the Shunyi area! Free. 10am-noon. (RSVP: email@example.com)
Masterclass Series: Changing the World Through Education, Nov 17
Adults. China-Britain Business Council will work with Venture Education to present our members with a unique day of training on enterprise education. Enterprise education is a response to the challenges facing modern students in all levels of education and society, creating students whose positivity allows them to thrive in any situation. Educators and those in the field are welcome. RMB 1,600 (BritCham members), RMB 2,000 (non-members). 9am-4pm. The British Business Centre, Beijing. (8525 1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
YCIS Beijing Active Parenting Workshop: From 5 to 12 Years, every Monday until Nov 20
For parents with kids aged 5-12 years. Active Parenting will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life and help your children achieve greater happiness and success. This course will show participants a proven-effective approach to parenting that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children. Free. 8.30-10.30am. YCIS Beijing Campus. RSVP today by visiting their Yoopay page, or contact them at email@example.com for more information.
Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, until Nov 12
All ages. The De Sarthe Gallery hosts a solo exhibition of the works of artist Xin Yunpeng, who works using video and other multimedia and focuses on his belief that art should concentrate on society and give new interpretations of intrapersonal interactions. The main space of the gallery is dominated by the work “Two Roads and Two Mountains” which creates two spaces for the viewer to interact with. Free. 10.30am-6.30pm. De Sarthe Gallery. Visit: https://www.douban.com/event/29481182/ for more information.
In the Footsteps of the Emperor: A Walk and Discussion at the Temple of Heaven, Nov 12
All ages. The Temple of Heaven is where Beijing’s past and present exist prominently side by side. This walk and discussion will look not only at the complex and its rituals and historical significance but will also discuss the connections between present and past. The walk is led by a trained historian who has spent over a decade in Beijing teaching and researching Chinese history. RMB 240 (RMB 200 for members). 9-11.30am. The Hutong (159 0104 6127, thehutong.com)
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