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Great China Deals!
Mother's Day Brunch at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel

Bring Your Mother to the InspiRED Sunday Bubbly Brunch in Beijing

Foie Gras Intimacy at JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai

Mother's Day Family Brunch at Kempinski Hotel Beijing

Beijing Playhouse's Romeo and Juliet Opens May 8. Tickets on Sale Now.

Flavors of Portugal Dining Contest at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

Hotel Kunlun's Family Sunday Lobster Brunch in Beijing

Weather Forecast
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China News

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Hotel Deals

"Meetings Made Easy" Package from RMB468
Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou Beijing offers 477 well-designed guest rooms including 39 suites, featuring the very best facilities and plenty of room to relax. Choose from our flexible and innovative packages or choose from our extensive a la carte menu. Our wide range of facilities, ranging from well-equipped meeting rooms to function rooms and the Crowne Ballroom, enables us to customize our service to ensure that your function is a complete triumph. Simply call our Sales team now and we'll take care of the rest. Simply quote "Meetings Made Easy" Package when contacting our Crowne Meetings Team. Tel: (8610) 8498 2288; Fax: (8610) 8499 2933; E-mail: rsvn.cppvbj@ihg.com; www.crowneplaza.com/meeting

"Hot" Spring Promotion at Grand Millennium Beijing
RMB1088 + 15% Per Room Per Night: Superior Accommodation | Daily Breakfast for one person | Complimentary Internet Service | Additional breakfast RMB 178+15%. Rooms & rates are subject to availability and confirmation from hotel. For bookings please call (8610) 8587 6888; Email: reservations@grandmillenniumbeijing.com

Deluxe Promotion at Hotel Kunlun
This May, receive a RMB 200 voucher, as well as complimentary Afternoon Tea Buffet for two, when you reserve a Premier Deluxe Room! Hotel Kunlun's spacious Premier Deluxe Rooms measure 44 square meters in size, and boast contemporary restrooms that include separate bath and shower facilities, as well as LCD television screens. Carefully selected furnishings and amenities complete these sleek yet comfortable rooms. Promotion Period: 1 to 31 May 2009. Vouchers valid from 1 May to 31 December 2009. To reserve a room, kindly contact: (8610) 6590 3473 or mailto: res@hotelkunlun.com. Hotel Kunlun reserves the right to amend all terms & conditions without prior notice.

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center Meeting Package
March 1 - December 31, 2009. Full Day Package: Rmb 668.00 net per person: A meetings concierge executive dedicated throughout your event | Welcome coffee and tea | Morning and afternoon coffee breaks with freshly brewed coffee, fine tea and assorted home-made cookies | Two bottles of local mineral water per person during your meeting | Your choice of: International lunch buffet; 3-course western set menu; Chinese set menu; Local mineral water and soft drinks included | Main meeting room according to your number of delegates | Stationery and mints | One flip-chart or white board | 20 table name cards | Registration desk | One flower arrangement for the meeting room or registration desk. For reservations please contact: Tel: (8610) 6465 3388 ext. 4126; E-mail: meeting.beijing@kempinski.com; Website: www.kempinski-beijing.com

Lexington --- You Deserve It
The Lexington Shenyang Rich Gate Hotel, near the North Railway station offers 610 oversized rooms and suites of a minimum of 55m 2 include large bathrooms with separate shower, broadband internet access, iron and ironing board and fantastic view over the city. The Top of Shenyang, our 28th Floor, offers a cozy Club Lounge and our popular Skydeck Cafe. State-of-the-art meeting, convention and fitness facilities and unparalleled Services, complete the new place to be in Shenyang! For reservations, please call (8624) 2259 8888 or go to www.lexingtonshenyang.cn

Weekday Promotion of Resort Cluster at OCT East Shenzhen
1 night accommodation at Interlaken OCT Hotel starts from RMB1788 net, including Tea Stream Valley, Tea Show & SPA admissions and breakfast | 1 night accommodation at The Mahayana OCT Boutique Hotel starts from RMB1588 net, including Tea Stream Valley and breakfast | 1 night accommodation at Parkview O•City Hotel starts from RMB988 net, including Tea Stream Valley, SPA admissions and breakfast | 1 night accommodation at Aqua OCT Boutique Hotel starts from RMB1388 net, including Knight Valley admission and breakfast | Only valid on weekdays (from Sunday to Thursday), valid thru June 30th | Package is subject to room availability and advanced reservation is required | Hotel reserves the right of final interpretation. OCT East, Dameisha, Yantian District, Shenzhen. Tel: (86 755) 8888 3333; Fax: (86 755) 8888 3331. rsvn@interlakenocthotel.com; www.interlakenocthotel.com

Summer Getaway - Family Package @ Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa
Come to Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa and enjoy a perfect beach holiday with your family, friends and your loved one. Family Package starts from 3,888 RMB / 3 nights includes *Round trip airport transfers. *Luxurious accommodation. *Daily breakfast for two. *Free breakfast for kids below 12 years old. *Dining credit to the value of RMB 500. *One kid's cup for free flow drink in any of our resort outlets. *Activities for kids & adults * Free use of DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs and more... Valid until October 31, 2009, terms and conditions apply. Book now: 0898 - 8856 1133 and 400 888 5551 (China) or book online: sanyamarriottresort.com

Celebrating 25 Years of Defining Global Living at Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, Beijing
Ideally located within the Third Embassy District and Lufthansa Business Area, close to international schools & clinics and You Yi Shopping City Beijing Lufthansa Center. The residence is ideal for executives and their families looking for a balanced and enriching lifestyle. Join us in our 25th Anniversary celebrations with special rates and promotions starting 1 April 2009! Enjoy 25% off Best Available Rates; Enjoy 1 Free night for every month's stay; Refer a guest and be rewarded with free nights; Enjoy Grand Lucky Draw - 25 Years with Ascott. For details check at http://www.somerset.com/en/china/beijing/somerset_grand_fortune_garden.html; China Toll Free Number: 400 820 1028; Email: enquiry.china@the-ascott.com

The Heat is on. Reward Yourself.
The heat is on. Reward yourself from RMB 1700 per person per night. Embrace relaxation, invigoration and renewal. Package includes complimentary upgrade to a renewal room, full buffet breakfast on us, 60 min Chinese massage, and one relaxing Bathologist treatment. A holistic summer package to renew your mind, body and soul at The Westin Beijing Financial Street. This exclusive offer is valid until 30 September 2009 subject to 15% service charge. Terms and conditions apply. To make a reservation please call (8610) 6606 8866 or email reservation.beijing@westin.com

Nightlife

Brand New Venue, Brand New Menu
The 2nd Office is an perfect place for a party or meeting with private rooms & wonderful atmosphere. Just tell us your budget & requires we do the rest! The best Mexican food and Tapas in town. Mon-Fri 17:00-22:00; Sat-Sun 12:00-22:00. Girls Night Tuesdays 8 pm First Free cocktail. Queens Party &Texas Hold'em Night are going out. Franks ladies night every Monday 20.00-22.00, ladies drink free! Address: Jiang Tai Xi Lu 9-3, west of the Rosedale Hotel. Lido area. Tel: (8610) 6437 8399; 1390 491 6811; 1358 160 0066.

Now The Goose & Duck Cheerleading "G"EE"D"ETTES 7 Days a Week 9:30pm
Serving Beijing's International Community "Since 1996" Open 24 Hours Year Round! The Goose & Duck complex lets you experience "4" venues of entertainment with twice the atmosphere at half the price! "4" venue "Happy Hour" everyday 4pm to 8pm all drinks! 2 for the price of 1... *"24" hour sports pub *Interactive sports arena. *Chinese hot pot & party teppanyaki tables & rooms *Comedy & magic club Monday thru Saturday: International acts! Show / drink: RMB 200p/p, 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Discount nites: Discount Shows! "4" Nights A Week for Everyone…,Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Only! RMB100 for Everything. March! Food & drink specials for world baseball classic 2009 Beijing's complete entertainment and party destination. Address: Greenlake Place, Tower S1 Green Lake International Tower (East side of Chaoyang Park 4th Ring Road) Chaoyang district. Tel: (8610) 5928 3045 /46 /47, hotline: 1390 108 7774. E-mail: gd@vip.sina.com

Pussycat Dolls New Album Launch Party
In cooperation with Universal Music, Vics Club presents PCD's new album Doll Domination to you as part of its anniversary celebration. Come to spend a wild party night with Pussycate Dolls. Dress Code: as sexy and cute as a cat. Free drinks before 12am. 8pm-2am, May 13. Vics TEL (8610) 5293 0333 More details on www.clubzone.com.

A Family Affair
Deep house DJ siblings Dirty Harry & Mr. Soon. Get ready to gush like their gay old granny and join them for a special reunion after Dirty Harry returns from Rome after 9 months of separation. 10pm-4am, May 14. White Rabbit Club, C2 Lucky Street Chaoyang Park West Road TEL 135 2126 3552. For more info, please visit www.98street.com.

Dining Out

Hangzhou Cuisine at Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou Beijing
Hangzhou food is major style of Zhejiang cuisine, which is one of the eight major Chinese cooking styles. Applauded for its tenderness, freshness and crispness, Zhejiang cuisine is best represented by Hangzhou dishes which is a welcome relief from the greasy dishes. Hangzhou cuisine is the most distinctive of the Zhejiang sub-groups with its elaborate preparation and wide variety of cooking techniques. The dishes are not only delicious in taste and but also extremely elegant in appearance. Our Guest chefs from Hangzhou are all set to cook up fresh flavors in YueFengGe for this spring. Time: Lunch 11:30AM-14:30PM; Dinner 17:30PM-22:00PM; Venue: Yue Feng Ge; Lobby Level of Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou Beijing. Tel: (8610) 8498 2288 ext 6181.

All-You-Can-Eat A La Carte, Freshly Prepared Dim Sum
Come and indulge in the most authentic Cantonese Dim Sum, freshly steamed & prepared by our Hong Kong Chef, order from A La Carte, for just CNY128 net per person! Get a 10% early-bird discount when paying bill before 12:30pm. Every Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm. Starts from 28th March, 2009. Advanced reservation is required. F&B Hotline: (8610) 6530 9383. PS: Don't forget about our Daily Soup...available 7 days a week.

Family Sunday Lobster Brunch
Hotel Kunlun unveils Skyline Cafe's Family Sunday Lobster Brunch Buffet. Spotlighting the Cafe's signature fresh lobster, and accompanied by live music, Hotel Kunlun's Sunday Brunch is a great treat for kids! Movies, video games, clay, drawing boards, balloon-twisting, magic, and figurine-making, will wow kids all afternoon! Price: RMB228+15% per person (with free flow of soft drinks); RMB298+15% per person (with free flow of sparkling wine, red and white wine, cocktails, draft beer, and soft drinks). Half price for children under 1.2 meters. Tel: (8610) 6590 3229.

Ready For Champagne?
Enjoy your preferred Champagne with or without strawberries at our Lobby Lounge any time, day or night...During the month of May we will surprise you with our special flavoured Champagne cocktails. The Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge offers live piano music everyday from 6:45pm to 10:30pm. Opening Hours: 8:00am to 1:00am. For reservations please call (8610) 6465 3388 ext 4145 or e-mail us at restaurant.beijing@kempinski.com

Experience the Award Winning InspiRED Sunday Bubbly Brunch
The Westin Beijing Financial Street elevates their guest experience with the inspiRED Sunday Bubbly Brunch. Be greeted by a sea of red decorations in and around an even more extensive buffet featuring gastronomic delights from all over the world. Donate RMB 15 to receive a free flow of varying red cocktails. All proceeds will go towards the "UNICEF check out for children" program to help immunize children in developing countries. Prices start from RMB 368 per person with free flow Pommery Pop champagne, wine, beer and cocktails, RMB 298 with free flow soft drinks, juice and mocktails, RMB 148 kids below 12 years. From 11:30am to 3:00pm and all prices are subject to a 15% service charge. To make a reservation call (8610) 6629 7810 and be inspiRED!

Travel Information

Daily Flights from Beijing/Shanghai to Istanbul
Daily operations to more than 132 major European cities and Middle East countries, also regular flights to North Africa, Central Asia, North America and Far East major cities. For more information, please visit www.thy.com or call us TK Beijing:(8610) 6465 1867, TK Shanghai:(8621) 3222 0022 or click here

Dishuihu Nature Reserve
Located in Xiawan Village of Qianjiadian Town, Dishuihu Nature Reserve features deep valley and narrow gorges, competing peaks and luxuriant forests which together form amazing scenery to tourists. Besides, there are many strange caverns and holes on the mountain, with caves in caves, and lakes in caves. You won't miss to visit Dishuihu is you like to explore and adventure. How to reach: by No. 919 bus to Yanqing, or take No. 916 bus to Yanqing then change to another bus to Dongmao. By cars: go along the Badaling Expressway and straight to Yanting. Ticket price: RMB25 per person. TEL (8610) 6018 4471

Get Discounted Air Service With Beijing Feiyan
Beijing Feiyan Air Service is a major agent engaged in air ticket selling. We have signed with a large number of domestic and foreign airlines and established long-term relations with them so we can offer the best price for you. At present, the United States-China Summer Special Offers are available: Beijing-San Francisco/Los Angeles roundtrip: RMB3600; Beijing-New York roundtrip: RMB4200; Beijing-Chicago roundtrip: RMB4900. Note: all the prices do not include tax and effective for six months. TEL (8610) 6404 7216

Your Personal European Travel Expert
As the sole agent of Tallink Siljia cruise and DFDS cruise in China, we are devoted to providing tourism service to northern European countries. We offer services like introduction to the northern European countries, classic routes, scenery introduction and visa application etc. For details about us, please call (8610) 6446 5257 or fax (8610) 6446 5223. You can also visit us at Room 607, Block A, Xintiandi, 1 A, Xibahe Nanlu, Chaoyang District.


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Education

Etonkids International and Bilingual Kindergartens
Etonkids International/Bilingual kindergartens have campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and throughout China. Our pre-schools combine world-class kindergarten education with the finest bilingual preschool instruction available in China. Certified English speaking kindergarten teachers, Montessori preschool education practices, modern facilities, and a warm nurturing preschool environment foster your child's development. Experience the Etonkids Advantage with a free trial at campus near you! www.etonkids.com Tel: 400-818-9098.

The British School of Beijing
The British School of Beijing provides the English National Curriculum for the expatriate community of Beijing. The school's educational approach arises out of the best practices found in British schools around the world, emphasizing high academic results, respect for one another, and a diverse academic and extra-curricular programme. As a result, students are provided with the qualifications and skills to enter universities worldwide. The British School of Beijing is at the centre of a committed community with parents, teachers and friends of the school dedicated to the children's success. Further information or visit to the school can be arranged etc. Mailto: info@britishschool.org.cn or Tel: (8610) 8532-3088.

Health & Fitness
Alexander Health Club
Alexander Health Club is a top leisure venue in China. We have high-tech sports equipment and a monthly synchronized course of more than 1000. We provide "energy fitness", "health slimming", "private SPA", "diet", "dance" and "Yoga," international standard tennis courts, squash courts, a private spa pool, a swimming pool and so on. Address: 6 Men Wai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing TEL (8610) 6597 0088

Waldo Beijing Medical Beauty Clinic
Waldo Beijing Medical Beauty Clinic is established by well-known expert Dr. Liu Yanjun. We have elegant clinic environment, and a variety of advanced facilities to provide cosmetic surgery and hair transplant surgery and other services. Address: Room 306, Block B, No. 28 (C), Di'anmen Avenue, Xicheng District TEL (8610) 6615 5198

Beijing Center for Plastic Surgery
Beijing Center of Plastic Surgery is located inside Beijing Southeast Plastic Surgery Hospital. Close to the main truck of the capital, we are one of the largest in north China's modernization professional laser beauty plastic one. Plastic surgery include Korean Reform, liposuction weight loss, breast enhancement, breast plastic surgery, eye plastic surgery, double eyelid etc. Address: 109 Nongguangli, Jinsong, Chaoyang District Tel: (8610) 8663 3022

Relocations
International Moving & Storage Service Provider-SD International Moving & Storage
We have the most experienced and well-trained packers for both your international and domestic moves to ensure that packing and loading takes place correctly. We offer: residential moving services and international moving services as well as storage services. If you choose us, you will have a highly skilled Move Consultant and can choose from a range of transit options to suit your timetable and budget. Address: Room 1403, Building 1, Guanzhuangxili, Chaoyang Road, Chaoyang District. For details, please call (8610) 6573 8155.

Move One Relocation
Move One Relocation is an international relocation and moving company. We have specialized in providing fully integrated relocation solution for companies and their international assignees, including home search and familiarization programs, property management, cultural awareness programs and im/export of household goods & personal effects. Address: RM1208, #2 bldg. Zhubang 2000, #99 Balizhuang Xili, Chaoyang District TEL (8610) 6561 4046

Jinma Relocation
A professional home moving company that helps you move your piano, furniture and any home articles to wherever you want. We've vehicles of many different types and branches across town to meet your demand. Our staff is well trained and skillful in handling you belongings. We have a computerized system to dispatch you service in the most timely manner. Starting price: RMB200 for individuals and RMB220 for companies. Hotline: (8610) 6281 3411

Jobs

Check for new positions available at the Canadian Embassy!
Surf to http://www.xianzai.com.cn/canada

Full-time Math And Science Teacher Wanted
Dalian World Youth Academy is looking for a full time teacher to teach the upper level Math and Science subjects in the Pre-IB (10th grade) class. We are looking for a healthy, energetic native english speaker preferably with previous experience in teaching IB, MYP, A level or AP courses in foreign countries or international schools. Applicant must have a University degree and a minimum of three years experience in teaching. Those interested can email us at dalwya@gmail.com.

Services

International Accountants... LehmanBrown... providing an alternative:
Professional Services: Audit, Taxation, Company Secretarial, Legal Financial Accounting: CFO Function, Bookkeeping, Accounting & financial advise, Office Administration Management Accounting: Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash flow Management, Market Growth Strategies, Learning Centre Systems Solutions: Systems Implementation, Internal Process review, Information Management Business Management: Merger & Acquisition integration, Market Entry Strategy, Business Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions & Divestitures www.lehmanbrown.com Beijing Tel: +86 10 85321720, Fax: +86 10 65323270 Shanghai Tel: +86 21 62881635, Fax: +86 21 62881636 Hong Kong Tel: +852 25375425, Fax: +852 25375649 E-mail: beijing@lehmanbrown.com, shanghai@lehmanbrown.com, hongkong@lehmanbrown.com

ChinaESL
ChinaESL is a professional recruiter and visa service company for foreigners based in Beijing. We have always kept good relationships with our foreign clients as well as with the schools, and enjoyed a good reputation in the industry. TEL (8610) 6656 2633 (Xicheng District Headquarters) TEL (8610) 6570 2931 (Chaoyang headquarters)

Beijing Century Sunshine Home Service
Beijing Century Sunshine Home Services Ltd. is a professional and large-scale domestic service provider. Since our inception, we have been dedicated to providing scientific, professional and standard domestic services. We take strict measures in staff recruitment, training, induction, management and other aspects to ensure that all our staff have a good service attitude and service skills. Our main services are: Nannies, child-rearing, cleaning workers, cooking and other hourly workers. Address: 2A, No. 3 Building, Hua Ao Center, No. 31 Zizhuyuan Road, Haidian District. TEL (8610) 6845 4005

Yingke Law Firm
As one of the most exciting international law firms, we excel in providing business and commercial-related legal services to enterprises. We are based in Mainland China, but have a broad international clientele. We provide high-level services to local and international clients with an efficient, professional spirit as the aim of our practice. Address: 5th Floor, Tower C, Dacheng International Center, No. 76, East 4th Ring Road, Chaoyang District TEL (8610) 5962 6911

Biz Exhibitions & Art Exhibitions
Beijing International Bus & Components Exhibition 2009
May 11-15, Beijing Exhibition Hall TEL (8610) 6831 6677

The 7th Beijing International Printing Technology Exhibition
May 12-16, China International Exhibition Center New Hall TEL (8610) 8809 9621

The 7th Beijing International Commercial Automobile & Components Exhibition
May 13-15, Beijing Exhibition Hall TEL (8610) 6831 6677

The 13th Process Automation Technology & Equipment Exhibition
May 13-16, China International Exhibition Center TEL (8610) 8460 0223

The 9th China Nutrition Products & Family Medical And Healthcare Industry Exposition
May 14-16, China International Exhibition Center TEL (8610) 8460 0223

China (Beijing) International Organic Food & Nutritious Oil Exposition 2009
May 14-16, China International Exhibition Center TEL (8610) 8460 0223

Beijing Auto Exhibition 2009
Admission: RMB10. May 15-18, China National Agricultural Exhibition Hall TEL (8610) 6429 9109

Domus Collection
Works of Anish Kapoor, Dingyi, Gao Yeling and many others will be selected for the show to promote cross-culture exchange.
May 18-July 31, White Space Beijing TEL (8610) 8456 2054

A+A Fourth Round Exhibition: 100% Nicotine
Featuring works of Fan Mingzheng, Huang Yang, Huang Yan, Jiang Huajun, Ji Lei, Jiang Shanchun and more.
April 49-May 20, Pifo New Art Space TEL (8610) 5978 9562

J.M.W. Turner Painting Exhibition
J.M.W. is one of the greatest artists from Britain. His classic works, including "Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps 1812" and The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, are now shown in China.
April 24-June 28, China National Museum of Fine Arts TEL (8610) 6401 7076

"Span"-Chinese Abstract Arts Exhibition
April 18-May 18, Beijing Jindu Art Center TEL (8610) 5130 5546

"Edge Of Knife-Reconstruction Of Leifeng Tower"
Featuring artists Qiu Zhijie, Yang Jinsong, Chen Wei, Li Qing, Lu Lei and more.
April 18-May 31, SZ Art Center TEL (8610) 5978 9213

Photo Exhibit: Differences Between Men And Women
April 4-May 30, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery TEL (8610) 8459 9263

Game Of Acting The Fool II
Featuring artists Chen Fei, Deng Jianjin, Guo Jin, Huang Jun, Jiang Heng, Jia Gang and many others.
April 4-June 3, Gallery TN TEL (8610) 5978 9550

Equality Of All Substance-Zhou Jinhua's Solo Exhibition
April 5-May 15, Gallery Beijing Space TEL (8610) 8459 9304

Ji Xiang
Works of Cao Peilun, Hong Hao, Shi Xinji, Su Xinping and Yang Hongwei are on the show.
March 15-May 20, Aye Gallery TEL (8610) 8422 1726

Theater & Performances

Beijing Playhouse presents Romeo and Juliet.
China's English Broadway theatre brings Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet to Beijing from May 8 to 31. Love, romance...and a little bit of humor. That's what makes this Shakespeare's most popular show of all time fun for the whole family. Presented at the performance space at Block 8 at the West Gate of Chaoyang park. Tickets: performance@beijingplayhouse.com or 137 1892 8922.

Drama In Commemorating 5-12 Earthquake
Tickets selling for RMB50-120.
7:30pm, May 12. Penghao Theater TEL (8610) 6400 6472

Requiem Of The Earth-Wenquan Earthquake Anniversary Concert
Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 12. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Drama: Life
In Chinese dialogues. Tickets selling for RMB40-500.
7:30pm, May 12-17, Capital Theatre TEL (8610) 6524 6789

Concert By Stradivaria Quartet Of France
Tickets selling for RMB30-380.
7:30pm, May 13. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

Concert By Chinese String Soloist
Tickets selling for RMB80-480.
7:30pm, May 13. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concert
Being an essential part of Pittsburgh's cultural landscape, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra prides itself in artistic excellence, a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region, and the cultivation of its family of constituents and households. Tickets selling for RMB180-1280.
7:30pm, May 14-15. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Concert For Centenary Anniversary of Peking Opera Celebrity Yang Baosen's Birth
Tickets selling for RMB100-1000.
7:30pm, May 15. NCPA-Theatre TEL (8610) 6655 0893

Peking Opera: Hu Jia Zhuang/Beating The Royal Robe
Tickets selling for RMB80-2080.
7:30pm, May 15. Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288/1388

Teresa Teng Classic Songs
Tickets selling for RMB80-1280.
7:30pm, May 15-16. Beijing Exhibition Theatre TEL (8610) 6835 4455

Peking Opera: Yu Tang Chun
Tickets selling for RMB80-2080.
7:30pm, May 16. Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288/1388

Peking Opera: Wu Zi Xu
Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 16. NCPA-Theatre TEL (8610) 6655 0893

Selections Of Recondita Armonia And Art Songs
Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 16. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Concert By Symphony Orchestra Of Concordia University
Tickets selling for RMB20-120.
7:30pm, May 16. Beijing Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6605 5846

Beijing Opera Symphony Concert
Tickets selling for RMB30-500.
7:30pm, May 16-17. Poly Theatre TEL (8610) 6500 1188 ext 5126/5127

Peking Opera: Jieting Falls To The Enemy/Ruse Of Empty City/Behead Ma Su
Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 17. NCPA-Theatre TEL (8610) 6655 0893

Peking Opera: Qin Xiang Lian
Tickets selling for RMB80-2080.
7:30pm, May 17. Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288/1388

Bilingual Magic Puppet Show: Peter And The Wolf
Peter and The Wolf is a classic symphonic fairy tale with both music and text by Serigei Prokofiev. It tells the story of how the little mischievous but marvelous boy Peter subdues the wolf with the assistance of his animal fellows. Tickets selling for RMB100 and RMB120.
7:30pm, May 9-24. China Puppet Theatre TEL (8610) 6425 4798

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 11, 2009
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Pub Quiz
Come test your brain with our wine specials all night.
7:30pm. The Bookworm TEL (8610) 6586 9507

Happy Hour + Business Set Lunch Special
Buy one get one free on draft beers and house spirits, and complimentary house wine for ladies during the All-Star Happy Hour time from 1-3pm and 5-7pm. RMB50 set business lunch includes 1 appetizer and 1 main entree between 11am-2pm. RMB10 for an additional dessert.
Bling Club All Star TEL (8610) 5905 6999

Schnitzel Day
Die Kochmuetzen replenishes your energy for the week ahead: we offer you All You Can Eat Schnitzels (escalopes). RMB60-78 various styles, from the famous Wiener Schnitzel to Gypsy Escalope and Escalope Italia.
Die Kochmuetzen TEL (8610) 5869 3830

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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Lighting The Love Candle
An event to mark the one year anniversary of 5-12 Wenchuan Earthquake. RMB80/100.
8pm. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Lady's Night @ Angel
A super high themed party where you can make every decision on your own. Free admission.
8:30pm till late. Angel Club TEL (8610) 6552 8888

Drama In Commemorating 5-12 Earthquake
7:30pm. Penghao Theater TEL (8610) 6400 6472

Requiem Of The Earth-Wenquan Earthquake Anniversary Concert
7:30pm. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Ladies Night
Free drinks and prizes for ladies. Free.
9pm. Bling TEL (8610) 5905 6999

Mini Skirt Party
Featuring Hip Hop and House. Ladies in mini skirt will get unlimited Vodka all night.
8pm till late. Night Club TEL (8610) 6501 6698

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Big Brekkie: Get Healthy With Strawberry
Come to a "Guilt-free" breakfast with Inn! YES ... we will have strawberries for breakfast! RMB80for a sumptuous breakfast buffet!
10am. Schindlers Anlegestelle TEL (8610) 6463 1108

Pussycat Dolls New Album Launch Party
8pm-2am. Vics TEL (8610) 5293 0333

Concert By Stradivaria Quartet Of France
7:30pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

Concert By Chinese String Soloist
7:30pm. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Dr Feel Good
Brand new cutting edge electro rock from talented pop music producer Zeng Yu, the capital's most wanted drummer Diao Lei and "Zuo You" keyboardist Guo Feng. RMB30.
9:30pm. Yugong Yishan TEL (8610) 6404 2711

Frank's Quiz
RMB20. 8pm. Frank's Place TEL (8610) 6437 8399

Candy Shop
Every Wednesday is Candy Shop-the Block 8's version of Ladies Night. Free candy cocktails for ladies all night long. Special drinks for gentlemen as well.
9pm. Block 8 TEL (8610) 6508 8585

One World One Salsa
With the slogan of One World One Salsa, we not only teach you how to dance, but also offer you a perfect chance for networking. Can't dance, no problem! We have professional coaches who will teach you free of charge and enable you to dance immediately. One selected cocktail on special offer each time.
8:30pm-9:30pm. Trader Vic's TEL (86) 139 1098 9820

Thursday, May 14, 2009
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A Family Affair
Deep house DJ siblings Dirty Harry & Mr. Soon.
10pm-4am. C2 Lucky Street, Chaoyang Park TEL 135 2126 3552

Wino Thursday
For just RMB30 you can try a glass of authentic French wine. Free.
7pm. La Baie Des Anges TEL (8610) 6657 1605

Champagne Night
Come to enjoy the most incredible champagne deal in Beijing. Buy 2 bottles champagne, get one free specials.
8pm-2am. Vics TEL (8610) 5393 0333

Ladies Night
2 for 1 for Ladies. The Kings Bar, outside the south gate of Capital Paradise, Shunyi TEL (8610) 8046 5456

Friday, May 15, 2009
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Su Xie-Chuan Yue Album Release
Tickets selling for RMB40/50.
8pm. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Concert For Centenary Anniversary of Peking Opera Celebrity Yang Baosen's Birth
7:30pm. NCPA-Theatre TEL (8610) 6655 0893

Peking Opera: Hu Jia Zhuang/Beating The Royal Robe
7:30pm. Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288/1388

Friday Beer Promotion
One Meter HB beer (11 glasses) including 1 Butcher Starter (cold cut platter) for RMB250 only!
Die Kochmuzen TEL (8610) 5869 3830

Alfa's 80's-We Built This City On Rock & Roll
Alfa 80s - Beijing's longest running weekly event celebrates the best of 80s Rock, and Heavy Metal music. Come bang heads with the infamous Side B, DJ Bowie and Sweet FA as we Rock The Casbah! Free selected cocktails for Ladies before the clock strikes Midnight. "Rock Band" competition held from 8 to 10pm. Prizes thrown out to the craziest Rock n Rollers!
9pm. Alfa TEL (8610) 6413 0086

Saturday, May 16, 2009
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Convenience Shop 2009 EP Release
RMB60/80. 8pm. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Peking Opera: Yu Tang Chun
7:30pm. Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288/1388

Peking Opera: Wu Zi Xu
7:30pm. NCPA-Theatre TEL (8610) 6655 0893

Selections Of Recondita Armonia And Art Songs
7:30pm. NCPA-Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0000

Concert By Symphony Orchestra Of Concordia University
7:30pm. Beijing Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6605 5846

Saturday Night Live Sports
The Kings Bar, outside the south gate of Capital Paradise, Shunyi TEL (8610) 8046 545

Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Peking Opera: Jieting Falls To The Enemy/Ruse Of Empty City/Behead Ma Su
7:30pm. NCPA-Theatre TEL (8610) 6655 0893

Peking Opera: Qin Xiang Lian
7:30pm. Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288/1388

Sunday Solid Gold
Every Sunday nite, we take you back to the Disco of 90's, 80's, 70's and more. Advance booking recommended.
Club Suzie Wong TEL (8610) 6500 3377

Buy One Get One Free Sundays
All drinks buy one get one free at the counter (imported wines and discounted drinks excluded. Spend RMB10000 and get 24 bottles of selected imported wines, spend RMB5000 to get ten bottles of specified wines.
8pm-2am. Vics TEL (8610) 5293 0333

Upcoming Events
Vandalism
Vandalism are hard on the heels of their buzz'd debut Girls & Boys, a track championed by the hard-to-please club DJ elite as "sinister" and "killer". Never Say Never takes no prisoners with its aggressive electro house stance and you just may like it better if you don't sleep on it. Call the cops now, Vandalism will destroy your neighborhood clubs! 10pm-2am, Friday, May 22. Coco Banana TEL (8610) 6552 6969

Dragon Boats With Beats
Best Dancer Contest with big prizes to be WON! Another great Chinese holiday, made even more fun at Bling! Early reservations will receive a wrapped "dumpling" full of surprise gifts! Even more surprises await, so see you there. Dress code: free entry for anyone wearing traditional Chinese-style outfits. 9pm-3am, May 29. Bling Club All Star TEL 138 1055 7239

Expat Show Beijing 2009
The 2nd edition of Expat Show Beijing 2009 will take place on May 22-24, 2009 at the China World Trade Centre. Expat Show Beijing covers everything you need to know when moving to or living in Beijing, from education to financial advice, from health insurance to embassy representatives. Three days to meet all kind of service providers, communities, and other visitors, to enjoy all the different activities in the show, to understand better the Chinese perspective. So be sure to note the dates in your agenda and pre-register at www.expatshowbeijing.com to win a lot of gifts for FREE!!!

Mini Skirts & Sexy Heels Party
Mini skirts, hot pants & bra top etc. Free admission for the right dress code before mid night; Men: - Smart casual. (NO sleeper or flip flop for both sexes). Advance booking strongly recommended. May 22. Club Suzie Wong TEL (8610) 6500 3377

Beijing Electronic Music Festival
Three stages, 15 hours, 20 artists, 10000 people, 46000s.q.m. open-air plaza-China's First Electronic Music Festival will be held on May 23, 2009 when world-renowned electronic DJs, producers, and visual artists will join forces with local artists at "Intro 2009". The breathtaking line-up promises mind-blowing performances on two stages, and features over 20 top-notch DJs/VJs including Chris Liebing, M.A.N.D.Y. Philipp, Italoboyz, and Shin Nishimura. May 23, D-Park TEL (8610) 8591 1014

A-Trak
A-Trak is the world's youngest DMC champ, and he has also won the world ITF title as well as the Vestax Crown, the only DJ ever to win all three. A-Trak remains Kanye West's tour DJ. At the same time his mind-blowing skills at mixing electro, 80's, funk and hip hop into one seamless party-rocking groove sets him apart from the rest. 9pm-2am, May 27. Punk TEL (8610) 6410 5222

DJ James Zabiela
James Zabiela is a DJ from Southampton, Britain whose signature style is a fusion of Breakbeat and House music. DJ James Zabiela is well known for his turntable skills, extensive use of loops and effects, and the use of the Pioneer CDJ1000s, EFX1000 as well as more recently using Ableton Live. 9pm-2am, May 22. Angel Club TEL (8610) 6552 8888

Peter Ritzen China Tour
Belgium pianist Peter Ritzen is coming for a tour performance in China. Tickets selling for RMB60-880. 7:30pm, May 22. Haidian Theatre TEL (8610) 6255 8026

The Return Of DJ Mixwell
BLING + Pommery Champagne presents the return of DJ Mixwell!! The first guest DJ to ever play at BLING, with some of the most innovative scratches and his undeniable gift to turntablism, we just couldn't get enough of this superstar DJ. Cover: RMB50 (Free entry before 11pm). Reservations for table bookings are highly recommended. May 23. Bling Club All Star TEL 138 1055 7239

Two Films From Lu Yue: The Obscure/Blade Vs. Blade
7:00pm-8:30pm will show The Obscure (Xiao Shuo) and 8:30pm-10:00pm will be the show time for Blade Vs. Blade (Shi San Ke Pao Tong). The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Director Lu Yue. RMB50/RMB30 for students. May 31. Yugong Yishan TEL (8610) 6404 2711

Spanish Magic
Tickets selling for RMB80-1400. May 28-29, Century Theatre TEL (8610) 6466 3311

Community Announcements

Charity In China: What can you do to help?
There are so many non-profit and non-governmental organizations operating in China doing so much great work. But what can you do to help donate or volunteer? You can sign-up to receive periodic information about the fantastic opportunities to help a needy family in China. Visit http://www.charityinchina.com/signup/ to get started with CharityInChina.org!

YPHHThe St. David's Society of Beijing
The SDSB provides cultural and social experiences for those Welsh, Chinese and others, which regularly include a celebration of St. David's Day (Gwyl Dewi Sant), Christmas party, rugby games, quiz nights and the like, to ensure that the 'hwyl' of Welshness is not lost in Beijing. For further information, please contact The Bard, Gilbard Honey-Jones on headmaster@britishschool.org.cn or telephone (8610) 8532 3088.

Are You an Alumni of an Australian University?
The Australia China China Alumni Association is a not-for-profit group open to all alumni of all Australian Universities. We run monthly events in Beijing and Shanghai, ranging from Ski Trips and hiking days, to Summer BBQs, networking drinks, gala dinners, annual alumni awards, and more! Register on our bilingual website at www.AustChinaAlumni.org

Taijiquan Workshop
Follow Han Laoshi to learn traditional style Taijiquan for your life enhancement. Heidi will help for translation. Wendesdays at 19:00 for beginners and Saturdays at 9:00am for advanced level. Contact Heidi at heidihyshen@163.com or 1300 103 9563.

The International Festival Chorus (IFC) is always looking for experienced choral singers of all voice types. The Chorus has members from over twenty countries and performs large-scale choral concerts three times a year. For more information or to schedule an audition please visit us online at www.beijingifc.org

BICF Welcomes You - Beijing International Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational gathering for foreign passport holders. People from 60+ countries come together each Sunday morning at 9 and 11 am at the 21st Century Theater. For more information about BICF, please contact us at www.bicf.org or call us at (8610) 8454 3468

ClubFootball Junior Soccer Coaching
FA-qualified coaches teach soccer skills in a fun environment to boys and girls aged 4 to 18 of all playing levels! Beginners are welcome, and classes run at 18 venues across Beijing afterschool and at weekends. Sign up in March for Spring programmes kicking off in early April! Please see www.clubfootball.com.cn, mail coaching@wanguoqunxing.com, or call (8610) 5130 6893/4/5/6 for full details.

The Commonwealth Society of Beijing is a voluntary, non-profit organization made up of members from the Commonwealth countries. Members meet every second Tuesday of the month. Membership fees are RMB100 per anum, a fee which creates a basis for annual Charity fund-raising functions. For more information, contact: sisneo@hotmail.com or tpbm@hotmail.com

Alcoholics Anomymous - If you want to drink that is your business. If you want to stop, that is our business. For more information check out our website: aabeijing.com or send us an email at: beijingfellows@yahoo.com

Beijing Linux User Group
For Linux Newbies and Linux Experts, all are welcome! Send an email to info@beijinglug.org or visit our website at http://www.beijinglug.org for more information about our monthly meetings.

River of Grace Church
"The River" is an English language international church for foreign passport holders. Sunday worship services begin 10:00 a.m., with pre-servic! e prayer starting at 9:30 a.m. We are meeting temporarily at the Yu Yang Hotel (No. 18 Xin Yuan Xili Middle Street, Chaoyang District, Phone: (86)10-64669988). Home groups meet on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday in the Chaoyang area. For the latest information, check our website at www.theriverofgrace.com

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu -- Learn to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger and heavier opponent. Club meets every week on TUE, THU, SAT from 7:45 to 9:00 pm at East Gate Plaza. Contact Andy 1380-137-8214 or email bjjbeijing@yahoo.com for more info.

Chinese Culture Club is a non-profit organization with interesting lectures, trips, hands-on activities and courses. Open to anyone. All events have English narration/translation. More info: 64329341

International Friendship Football Club in Beijing
Men, Women and Youth Football every weekend. Anyone (from beginner to high level) is welcomed to join a team or if you have team your are welcomed to join too. We play on grass fields near Wangjing. 100RMB / 50RMB students are the member fees for one year season. For more information please check out our website: www.triggerfish.de/iffc or e-mail: iffc@263.net.cn or call: 6234 7106.

The Italian Women's Association is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization. the association is open to everybody, as an opportunity of meeting, exchange and solidarity. Meeting held each first and third Thursday of the month at 10.30 a.m at the Cultural Institute of the Italian Embassy (Sanlitun Dong Er Jie). For further information, please contact: pechinodonne@hotmail.com.

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