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Pauline’s Cuisine: When Life Gives You Lemons, Nov 6
When life gives you lemons, lemonade is just the beginning of the delicious things you can make. Learn all about the magical citrus fruit, the lemon, with Pauline’s Cuisine on Tuesday, November 6. You’ll make and eat roasted lemon chicken, citrus couscous salad, courgette flatbread, lemon curd, and parfait. Adults. RMB 420. 10am-1pm. V-Etiquette. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
Hello Future Conversations: Family First Steps to Zero Waste, Nov 8
Hello Future Kindergarten’s monthly Conversation series aims to inspire and educate parents towards creating a meaningful family life. This session is for parents who have been thinking about starting the journey towards producing less trash, but wondering how to start with the added ‘Beijing’ challenges. Adults. Free but registration required. 9.30-11.30am. Hello Future Kindergarten. (130 7116 2353, email@example.com)
Honk Jr. Musical at ISB, Nov 8-10
Honk Jr. is an award-winning, family-friendly musical based on the classic story of the Ugly Duckling, celebrating what makes each one unique and truly special. Produced and directed by Hannah Northcott and choreographed by PJ Rebullida. All ages. Free admission but RSVP required. Show dates: Nov 8 (4 PM), Nov 9 (6:30 PM), Nov 10 (2:00 PM). International School of Beijing. (Hannah Northcott: 186 1083 0067, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Miss Plus Size Global Beijing, Nov 9-10
Prepare for a big weekend on November 9-10 as Ms. Plus Size Global Beijing holds two “Plus Size” events: a pageant featuring 12 international ladies, and a concert with a performance from 4ThirtyTwo Curvy Girl Dance Group. Adults. RMB 500 (concert and pageant), RMB 220 (concert only), RMB 380 (pageant). 7.30pm. Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast. (151 0151 7496)
Celebrate Diwali at Ganges Wudaokou, Nov 9
Celebrate the Diwali Festival at Ganges Indian Restaurant Wudaokou on November 9, with an exclusive Indian buffet, dancing and a fun Indian music playlist for the evening. From RMB 88. 6pm. Ganges Indian Restaurant.
Punjabi Indian Restaurant and Cultural Center Diwali Celebration, Nov 10
Celebrate Diwali at Punjabi Indian Restaurant and Cultural Centre. Enjoy a special buffet with over 20 dishes, free-flow drinks, professional DJs mixing Bollywood beats, and specials for teachers and students. RMB 150 (advance); RMB 200 (at the door). 7pm. Punjabi Indian Restaurant.
Chi Fan for Charity 2018, Nov 10
The beneficiary of this year’s Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) citywide event is Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC), a China-based Canadian charity established in 2005 which provides higher education to financially-challenged women from rural parts of the country. They will use CFFC funds to sponsor 10 female students to finish their four-year university education within the greater Beijing area. Adults. For more details about the participating venues and prices, contact email@example.com.
The Global Youth Leadership Summit, Nov 10
This summit will help your students develop their own personal vision for leadership and to make a plan to impact the world. Students will spend time in reflection groups for discussion and insight, and will participate in a special activity that will heighten their awareness of the needs of others, particularly those in less developed parts of the world. All ages. RMB 50. Visit this page for more info. 9am-5pm. Hope International School.
Little Chefs at Domain: Thanksgiving Apple Pies, Nov 10/17
Join Domain’s weekend kids cooking classes and enjoy quality time with your family. Every class includes a glass of free juice for the kids. In this series, learn to make mini apple pies to celebrate American Thanksgiving. All ages. RMB 168. 2pm. Domain.
Beijing Beatles Family Show, Nov 10
The Beijing Beatles will perform a very special live concert for families at Jianghu on November 10. Founded 10 years ago, The Beijing Beatles is a band specializing in Beatles repertoire. The Beijing Beatles have played all over China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and North Korea. Their show is a real rock concert that brings a genuine taste of the 60’s British music scene. Costumes and wigs add a touch of fun. All ages. RMB 60 (under six); RMB 80. 4pm. Jianghu Bar.
Lova Weddings En Pointe Collection Preview, Nov 10
Lova Weddings’ award-winning bridal collections combine Scandinavian purity with glamorous sophistication. Preview the latest creations of designer Lovisa Tedestedt at this high fashion event. Adults. RSVP required. 10am-11pm. Lova Weddings. (156 1179 4160).
InkBeat Arts Creative Workshops, Nov 11/25
InkBeat Arts’ Creative Workshops are for students who want to develop creative skills through self-expression. The workshops are delivered in English and Chinese for students ages 8-18 and are led by experts in creative writing, drama, visual art, art therapy, design, architecture, and dance. In these workshops, students will find their own voice, gain self-understanding, and feel empowered through self-expression. Ages 8-18. Contact InkBeat Arts for pricing and registration details. 2-3.30pm. Crossboundaries. (185 1979 1662, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mindful Mothers, all Wed of the month
To honor motherhood is to recognize and celebrate its beauty and vastness. The Mindful Mother meditation series consists of three maternal meditations that focus on rejuvenating the woman’s body, mind, and spirit. Whether you are a first-time expecting mother or a mother of many years, it is essential to maintain your energy and life balance. Join a community of mothers who desire to renew their life source from within. Adults. RMB 150 (register here). 10-11.30am. Beijing Mindfulness Centre.
Photos: Courtesy of Miss Plus Size Global (featured photo) and event organizers