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3e Tea Talk: How to Better Communicate within Family Relationships, Nov 14
This 3e International School workshop helps parents understand communication within their family group (husband/ wife, with our parents, with our kids) and learn how to better communicate with them. Attendees will learn how to recognize their own and other personalities and understand communication tools in order to have better relationships with them. Adults. Free admission. 1.30-3pm. 3e International School. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parent Workshop: Parenting With Emotional Intelligence, Nov 14
Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s (YCIS Beijing) school counselor, Rachel George, is hosting this Parenting with Emotional Intelligence workshop, which explores the concept of emotional intelligence and teaches some simple and proven techniques for emotion management at home. This workshop is designed for parents and/or grandparents and is open to everyone – including those who do not have children at YCIS Beijing. Adults. Free but RSVP required (register here). 8.30-10am. Yew Chung International School of Beijing.
The 2018 British Business Awards, Nov 15
Join the best of British business at the Gala Awards Dinner for the 2018 British Business Awards on November 15. The pinnacle of the British business calendar will see nine awards presented to those companies and individuals who best showcase excellence in innovation, enterprise, and endeavor in the British and Chinese business communities. Tickets include a champagne reception, canapés and a four-course meal, as well as seats at an awards ceremony that only takes place in Beijing every four years. Adults. RMB 1,000. 6-9pm. Intercontinental Beijing Sanlitun.
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning, Nov 15
The International Newcomer’s Network (INN) holds the November edition of their Shunyi Coffee Morning, taking place at Balmain Cafe. This time around, they will be joined by zero-waste lifestyle promoter and mom writer Rebecca Archer who will give tips and ideas to newcomers to the city. To join this session, scan the QR code on the poster. Adults. Free admission. 10am-noon. Balmain Cafe, Central Park Building.
Pauline’s Cuisine: What Does the Chicken Say?, Nov 15
Don’t chicken out of learning more recipes! Chef Pauline is back with another bespoke cooking class: from butchering to roasting chicken. Besides that, Chef Pauline will teach attendees how to make chicken soup, chicken salad, and chicken liver pate. After that, eat your creations! Adults. RMB 420. 10am-1pm. Lido. (WeChat ID: paulus155)
TechStars Global Startup Weekend – Beijing, Nov 16-18
The Startup Weekend begins with pitches and brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation on Friday night, and culminates in demos and presentations on Sunday. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. Students aged 15+ and adults. RMB 288. See event agenda here. AIOSpace机遇空间 , D Block, West Road of 798 Art Zone, Jiuxianqiao Road #2, Chaoyang District. (5762 6082, email@example.com)
Canadian Embassy’s Fifth Annual Casino Night: A Night in Macau, Nov 16
The Canadian Embassy invites everyone to their fifth annual casino night that supports charity. This year’s theme is “A Night in Macau”, where you can enjoy rolling the dice and spinning the wheel to earn Macanese pataca chips that you can exchange for raffle prizes. There are over RMB 30,000 in prizes to be won. Proceeds go to charitable causes selected by the Canadian embassy. Adults. RMB 200. 7-11pm. The Embassy of Canada.
Learn Japanese Furoshiki Wrapping at Domain, Nov 17
The gift-giving season is around the corner, and instead of buying disposable wrappers, why not learn the art of wrapping using sustainable materials? The crafting activity will be led by Emilie of Emilie 工dea Embroidery, who will teach how to stitch creative and decorative designs into furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth), while a session on zero-waste lifestyle will be hosted by Carrie Yu of The Bulk House. Every participant will take home their own furoshiki wrap ready for Christmas or Chinese New Year. All ages. RMB 50 (register here). 4-5.30pm. Domain.
“From the Himalayas” Exhibition and Bazaar, Nov 18
Artisans and artists from the Kashmir region in the Himalayas and Nepal will hold an exhibition and bazaar at Xinyuan Hotel in Haidian on November 18. Jump-start your Christmas shopping while taking a closer look at the culture of the Himalayas and enjoying free Nepali snacks during the bazaar. Part of the sales goes to help charities in these Himalayan regions. All ages. Free admission. Visit this page for more info. Noon-10pm. Xinyuan Hotel, Haidian District.
Learn Traditional Chinese Painting & Papercutting, Nov 18
Cultural Keys offers another round of their Traditional Chinese Culture Workshop, where participants get the opportunity to learn and enjoy two different aspects of Chinese culture in one place. The workshop is centered around Chinese painting and paper cutting, including their language and history. After the activity, the group will go to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner of Chinese dumplings. All ages. RMB 528, RMB 988 (two people), price includes transportation, snacks and dinner, and workshop materials. 1-8pm. Cultural Keys.
Chamber Music for Accordion, Nov 19
Try something a little different at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on November 19 as they present works for the accordion as part of the 2018 China Art Schools Week. There’s something for everyone with works from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Chinese classical and folk music. All ages. RMB 80-160 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Yoga at BMC with Shandra, every Tue until Dec 18
Beginning November 13 (Tuesday), yogi Shandra will host a series of vinyasa yoga sessions that focus on slow flows and breathing techniques to allow participants the time needed to experience the healing power of breathing, as well as help them cultivate the practice of balance. This yoga session takes place at the Beijing Mindfulness Centre every Tuesday until December 18. Adults. RMB 150 (scan QR code to register). 10-11.15am. Beijing Mindfulness Centre.