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The True Cost of Fashion: Who Pays the Price of Our Clothes Documentary Screening, Apr 23
The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story of “fast fashion” and asks us to consider who really pays the price for our clothing. This screening is followed by a panel discussion with experts from Beijing’s sustainable fashion industry. Adults. RMB 50 (presale tickets include one drink). Book a seat here. 7-9.30pm. The Bookworm, Sanlitun. (WeChat: becstarnz)
Beijing BISS International School Open House, Apr 25
Beijing BISS International School opens its doors for prospective families who would like to visit the school and communicate with BISS principals to learn more about its educational strategies and get a feel of the school community. The open house is held concurrently with the exhibitions of the BISS students on April 25 (Grade 10 exhibition). All ages. Free admission. Visit this page to register. 9.30-11am. Beijing BISS International School. (RSVP: 6443 3151, email@example.com)
Joy EL International Academy Sports Day, Apr 26
Joy EL International Academy invite everyone to their Sports Day on April 26, with the motto of “Friendship First, Competition Second” rather than just focusing on results. Join in a wide variety of sporting events and enjoy seeing the students having a wonderful time in matches, games, and events. All ages. Free. 8.30am-3.30pm. Joy EL International Academy. (CocoLi@joyelacademy.com)
CISB StageCats Presents: Godspell, Apr 26-27
The CISB StageCats are back and better than ever with an electrifying performance of the world-famous musical, Godspell. From the legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, Godspell is a highly energetic musical-comedy that retells stories and lessons from the Book of Matthew. While inspired by a religious text as its source, this show is for people of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes! Songs include the worldwide hits “Day by Day”, “Bless the Lord”, and many others. And even better – this will be CISB StageCats’ first musical production with a live band onstage! All ages. RMB 50 (adults), RMB 30 (students). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the CISB front desk or from a member of the cast/crew. Showtimes: Apr 26 (Fri) at 7pm, Apr 27 (Sat) at 2pm (matinee) and 7pm. Canadian International School of Beijing. (RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cisbtheatre.com)
3e Charity Community Day, Apr 27
3e International School welcomes everyone to their annual 3e Charity Community Day. Come to find bargain treasures and entertain the family with games and activities! Families are invited to sell well-maintained second-hand goods: toys, books, and other household items. Families and vendors can book a table for RMB 100 (table fees will be donated to Living Water Children’s Home). All ages. Free admission. 10am-noon. 3e International School. (6437 3344, email@example.com)
Joy EL International Academy Family Fair, Apr 27
Joy EL International Academy is holding its first Family Fair, where staff, students, and families come together to enjoy fun activities, games, music, and food. This year’s theme is “International Celebration” and there will be a bouncy castle, shows, booths representing the culture and cuisine of 10 countries, and more activities that take place throughout the campus. All ages. Free admission. 10am-4pm. Joy EL International Academy. (CocoLi@joyelacademy.com)
Deepen Your Relationships: Workshops for Couples and Families, Apr 27
Professional coaches Virginie Mangin and Eike Westerholt are holding a workshop on dealing with challenges in relationships. Participants will be able to explore the concrete tools for effective communication, conflict resolution, and addressing needs in a non-assertive way. Adults. RMB 350 per session. 10am-12.30pm. The Bookworm. (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Swap, Sweat, and Smile: LIVE WITH LESS x Heyrobics, Apr 27
A swap with a sports focus, so bring your exercise clothing and gear, or come and pick up some new stuff. Adults. Free (half price pizza and drinks.). 1-4pm swapping; 4-5pm Heyrobics. Xian Bar, East Hotel. WeChat: crossboundaries
Reflect & Connect: A Coaching Seminar for Parents, Carers & Educators, Apr 27
Titi and Ben of Hill Dynamics lead this workshop for parents, carers, and educators on the topic of raising emotionally healthy children in the age of screens. Learn about setting appropriate limits and help your family connect offline. Adults. RMB 950 (sign up here). 5-7pm. EAST Hotel Beijing.
MCF Murder Mystery: Cut Loose, Apr 27
Migrant Children’s Foundation’s annual event is back, with an 80s themed interactive murder mystery inspired by the classic movie Footloose. Expect lots of 80’s music, references to 80’s pop culture, and more while enjoying a four-course meal and complimentary wine on every table. On the night, you can get involved by dressing up in eighties-themed outfits (big hair, bright make-up, neon accessories) and have a chance of winning prizes for your 80s inspired style! And, it’s interactive! So, if the spirit grabs you, you’ll be given the chance to get up and show what you can do. There will be lots of prizes throughout the evening, including for guessing the murderer, the best 80s dress, and more! Adults. RMB 550. Starts 7pm. Hilton Hotel, Liangmaqiao. (For tickets, contact WeChat ID: LornaDoone)
St. George’s Day Dinner, Apr 27
Celebrate St. George’s Day at this annual dinner that has been around for about a decade in Beijing. Join the company of 200 distinguished guests from the corporate, diplomatic and public sectors. Supported by the British Chamber of Commerce in China, this year’s St. George’s Day Dinner will take place on April 27 at the Westin Chaoyang Beijing Hotel. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception and a witty English tomfoolery by internationally renowned comedian Tim Clark. Enjoy a six-course dinner paired with fine wines. The menu includes roast beef and Yorkshire pudding as the main course, and cheeses paired with vintage port to finish! Adults. RMB 800-900. 6.30pm-midnight. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
FilComBei: Sunday Fun Day at Chaoyang Park, Apr 28
The Filipino Community in Beijing (FilComBei) invites Filipino families and their friends to Sunday Fun Day at Chaoyang Park. Enjoy a potluck lunch while the young ones play native Filipino games. All ages. RMB 5 (for the park entrance). Attendees are invited to bring food to share with other families. 10am. Chaoyang Park West Gate.
River Blue Documentary Screening, Apr 28
River Blue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries: fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. Join the documentary screening at The Bookworm on April 28 to learn about how you can use your power as a consumer to vote for ethical and sustainable clothing. Adults. RMB 70 (book a seat here). 8pm. The Bookworm
Photos: Joy EL International School (featured photo) Valentin Antonucci via Pexels; courtesy of event organizers