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Fairs and Bazaars
German Day at Guangming Garden Area, Sep 19
German- and English-speaking presenters and vendors invite everyone to the second Guangming Fall event in Beijing. The event aims to showcase businesses, products, and goodies from Beijing and Europe to the public, and some vendors will have goodies for you as well! All ages. Free admission. 10am-2pm. Guangming Garden Area (close to Solana). (WeChat ID: SabinaKirchherr)
Riviera Chic, Sep 21
Head to Beijing Riviera for a fun day of shopping, fashion and design. As always, there will be fabulous fashion and design vendors for you to peruse. To register as a vendor, contact antosamp or desireedewit. Otherwise, just come prepared to shop! Adults. Free admission. 10am-4pm. Beijing Riviera.
FCCC Summer Party, Sep 22
Don your sun hats, borrow some kids, and liberally apply that sunscreen. Meet us poolside in the Polish Embassy’s beautiful garden to catch the last waves of summer 2018. There’ll be craft beer and cocktails, two bouncy castles, an exquisite Vietnamese buffet by Susu, and more family-friendly delights! Ages 5+. RMB 280 (adults), RMB 230 (students), RMB 150 (kids 5-12). Purchase tickets here. 3-8pm. The Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
The Bookworm Mid-Autumn Fair, Sep 22
The Bookworm Fair takes place on September 22 in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. There will be more than 45 vendors of handmade goods, fine art, jewelry, accessories, beverages and much more. All ages. Free admission. Noon-8pm. The Bookworm. (JC Zhang: 158 1071 3743, email@example.com)
Roundabout Book Fair at Keystone Academy, Sep 22
Here’s another chance to choose from thousands of gently used, recently donated books for all the family and support children in need. At this Roundabout Book Fair, there will be books for children of all ages and for adults, from many genres, and in different languages on sale. Good prices, great selection, and all proceeds will help a child in need. All ages. Free admission. 10am-3pm. Keystone Academy.
A British Raj Summer, Sep 23
Parwaaz Spice Route Concepts invites everyone to join their “A British Raj Summer“, a charity event hosted by PARWAAZ in support of MCF China. The British Raj Summer presents guests with the experience of tasting one of the most exquisite and finest Indian cuisines in Beijing, all handmade and prepared by Reshma Khan of Parwaaz. All ages. RMB 700 per person. To register, please scan the QR code on the poster. 4.30pm. Beijing Riviera Country Club.
Expat Connection Family Fair & Picnic, Sep 23
The Expat Connection Family Fair & Picnic returns on the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday weekend on Sep 23. This year’s event features more than 60 different activities, including a puppet show, mini golf, archery, and more. Families can also meet newcomers to Beijing, and of course, eat and drink! More than RMB 40,000 worth of gifts and raffle prizes are up for grabs as well. All ages. Free admission. 11am-6pm. Canadian International School of Beijing, 38 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang. 中国北京市朝阳区亮马桥路38号 (www.china-expat-connection.com)
Feed Your Mind
INN Sanlitun Coffee Morning, Sep 18
The International Newcomer’s Network (INN) invites expats to join its Sanlitun Coffee Morning, a get-together full of fun conversation and networking. The September edition of the INN Coffee Morning will be held at The Bookworm. All ages. Free admission. 10am-noon. The Bookworm.
Career Transitions: Are You Management Material?, Sep 20
At some point, every professional, young or old, find themselves with a choice on what direction they want their career path to go in. One of the possibilities might be to move up the company ladder and take on a management position. This seminar will focus on tools and tips on how to move up the corporate ladder whether it be taking the leap from intern to a full-time employee or taking on a higher management position. Ages 16+. RMB 110 (standard), RMB 75 (student). Purchase tickets here. 6.45-9pm. Inn Cube.
Women’s Health Seminar at BJU, Sep 20
Are you a human woman? Do you value your health and actively seek ways to keep it intact? Well, you’re in luck. On Thu, Sep 20 at 6.15 pm, four medical professionals from Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) will give health talks to help you learn how to take care of your body in Beijing. Adults. To sign up for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Women’s Health Seminar” with your full name, phone number, and the number of people you wish to register. 6.15pm. BJU.
2018 ORG National Hockey League China Game, Sep 19
The 2018 ORG China Games will feature two world-class teams, the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Flames. The pre-season games will celebrate the very best of Ice Hockey in China, as the country embarks on a journey to the 2022 Winter Olympics. All ages. RMB 180-2,000. 5-9pm. Cadillac Center. (www.NHL.com/ChinaGames)
Newman Tours’ Public Religion and Ritual Tour, Sep 23
Discover how religion and ritual shaped China’s history and culture. Visit Beijing’s Temple of Confucius, Imperial Academy, and Lama Temple with our expert Newman Tours’ guide, and find out what happens when Buddhist saints get angry, why official exams on Confucian philosophy ruined so many lives, and what Tibetans do with the thighbones of criminals. Adults. RMB 290 per person. See this page for more info about the itinerary. 1.30-3.30pm. Tours must be booked in advance. (138 1777 0229, info@newmantour
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