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Fairs and Bazaars
BlackEXPO, Sep 15
All ages. BlackEXPO was born out of a simple desire: to illuminate the positive contributions of the Black community in Beijing. More than just a market, BlackEXPO is a cultural experience placing the spotlight on the community and the businesses, services, and talents therein. BlackEXPO is a unique opportunity to further shape the Black narrative here in China, and do so with food, music, culture, and fun. All are welcome and invited to come regardless of background. RMB 20 (register here). Noon-6pm. 27 Courtyard, 27 Neiwubu Jie, Dongcheng District. (135 2121 7587, email@example.com)
Pamilyang Pinoy Autumn Family Day, Sep 16
All ages. There’s more fun in Beijing as Filipino community group Kusina ni Kabayan (KnK) invites everyone to Pamilyang Pinoy, an autumn fair featuring the finest Filipino foods and delicacies, native games for kids and their parents, and an exhibition of paintings by Filipino expat families in town. The event aims to raise funds for a Filipino beneficiary. RMB 30 (adults), RMB 10 (kids). 10am-4pm. Plan B, Baiziwan, Shuangjing. (WeChat ID: Kusina-ni-Kabayan)
The Great Aussie BBQ, Sep 16
All ages. Bring your family and friends along for a fun day out in the pleasant autumn sunshine, and experience a piece of Australia in Beijing. AustCham Beijing provides all the Aussie BBQ foods that we know and love, so treat yourself and your children to some Australian beef snags, rumps, and a true blue Aussie dessert section to complete a full Aussie Day menu. Adults can enjoy free-flow Australian beer and wine. There will also be a variety of kids’ activities to keep the little ones entertained, and ensure a fun day in the sun for all. RMB 250 (adults), RMB 200 (kids under 12) free for kids under 6. RMB 800 (2 adults and 2 kids). 11am-4pm. JW Marriott Beijing. (RSVP: 8561 5005, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mexican Gastronomic Festival, until Sep 17
All ages. The Mexican Gastronomic Festival aims to celebrate the country’s traditions and culture, offering guests an opportunity to discover Mexico and what it has to offer. Come and experience traditional Mexican performances, live cooking classes, and a signature chef’s table. 7-10pm. Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast. (WeChat ID: 13311138038 Javier or 13311130538 Sasha)
Feed Your Mind
WAB Distinguished Speaker Series: We Carry Kevan, Sep 11
All ages. In 2016, Kevan and his friends took a trip across Europe in which they left his wheelchair at home. The group’s journey grew to viral internet fame, as they carried Kevan around the continent in a backpack for three weeks, garnering attention from the world’s biggest media organizations. Now the author of five books and founder of an organization to redefine accessibility, Kevan and his friends will travel to China, stopping at Western Academy of Beijing to talk about “The Outcome of People Helping People.” Free. RSVP required. 6-7.30pm. Western Academy of Beijing. (WeChat ID: WABChat, 5986 5588, email@example.com)
Pauline’s Cuisine Cooking Classes: Eggelicious, every Tue/Thu from Sep 11
Looking for serious cooking classes from an experienced chef, or for a fabulous fun morning with friends? Pauline’s Cuisine gives you both. Each class will consist of a lecture about the culinary subject of the day, and some hardcore cooking. You will walk away with a full belly and new skills to impress in the kitchen. RMB 420 per person per class. 10am-1pm (see class schedule here). Contact Pauline’s Cuisine WeChat: Paulus155
ISB Recruitment Fair, Sep 15
Adults. The International School of Beijing (ISB) invites educators in China and the EARCOS/ACAMIS region to attend their first-ever job fair, which offers the opportunity for everyone to meet members of the ISB community and speak to the school’s leadership team. Visit our Events page to register for the ISB Job Fair. Free admission but RSVP required. ISB. (8149 2345, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mooncake Baking Class, Sep 15
Adults. Learn how to make mooncakes from scratch in an array of delicious flavors with the Black Sesame Kitchen at the Courtyard Institute. The classes include lunch and complimentary beer and wine. To book a private class for four or more people, contact the Courtyard Institute. RMB 350. 11am-4pm. For more information or to register, contact WeChat ID: BlackSesameKitchen or email email@example.com.
INN September Gathering – Medical Q&A, Sep 17
Adults. The International Newcomer’s Network (INN) General Gathering topic for September is their Medical Q&A, with a team of international medical professionals on hand to answer all the questions you may have about any health-related concerns. The best part of this gathering is you don’t have to make an appointment to talk to the professionals. RMB 60. 10am. Capital Mansion Athletic Club. (WeChat ID: INNBeijing1994, 138 1170 5071)
Wild Yoga and Acro for Charity, Sep 14
Adults. Join Yoga Yard teacher Justine and amazing Monique and Angeliqa – for 1 hour of finding your inner animal and getting wild in preparation for 2019 adventures in South Africa and beyond! We will offer a class filled with yoga and acoyoga. All funds collected will be donated to the conservation of leopards. Come with your yoga mat, friends and smiles. Disconnect to connect! Join our urban wilderness by disconnecting from the digital world: all phones turned to flight mode. RMB 50. For more information or to register, visit: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/DbUybzLgL4tDpJLQ1qDuzA. 6.30-7.30pm. Ritan Park.
Charity Fundraiser “History of China in Fifty Objects” Tour, Sep 15
Adults. Newman Tours is leading a charity tour in aid of Dew Drops Little Flower, which provides intensive nursing care, medical treatment, and education for abandoned children. Explore the human history of China through 50 of the most celebrated art objects in Beijing’s National Museum of China. Their guide will take participants on an informative and entertaining journey of 4,000 years, using the most venerated objects of the museum’s collection to illustrate the principal developments of China’s epic history. RMB 260 per person (guests must bring passports to enter the National Museum). 1.30-3.30pm. Tours must be booked in advance (138 1777 0229, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.newmantours.com)
Women’s Retreat Beijing: Be You Revive!, Sep 16-17
Adults. Give a woman a rejuvenating and reviving break, and send her off to the Be You Revive! Following a successful Mother’s Day retreat in May, “Be You” returns this autumn and promises to nourish the body and soul of the participating ladies. The revival cycle takes place on Sep 16-17 in the luxurious surroundings of Deer Singing Lodge, and includes activities like yoga, sip and paint, hiking on the Great Wall, a workshop with a life coach, a goodie bag, and more surprises! Secure your spot today with an RMB 100 non-refundable deposit. Check out beijingmothersguild.com for more details. Singing Deer Lodge. (WeChat: BerryThoughtfulLife, paulus155, email@example.com)