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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

Room Specials a Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai
Well located in the business and exhibition district of Hongqiao, proximate to downtown and Hongqiao Airport, Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai is highly popular for both business trips and family vacations. From now to August 31 2009, summer room rates are on offer at best price! Start from only RMB488 net per night for superior rooms only, including complimentary broad band internet access and fully-equipped gym center, etc. For reservations, please dial (8621) 5172 7959 Email: reservation@grandmercure-hongqiao-shanghai.com

GMB Triple B Package
Superior - RMB888+15% per room per night, inclusive of 1 daily breakfast; Deluxe - RMB988+15% per room per night, inclusive of 1 daily breakfast; Executive Club - RMB1188+15% pe room per night, with Full Club benefits; 2nd person breakfast supplement will be additional of RMB100 for all the above rooms category. Validity - with immediate to August 31, 2009. Contact Line: (8610) 8587 6888 - 5888.

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

Celebrating 25 Years of Defining Global Living at Luxury Serviced Residence, Beijing
Located in JianGuoMen / Scitech District. Enjoy easy access to Beijing's JianGuoMen & CBD business, retail and entertainment area and relish top-notch amenities, facilities and services in the privacy of this serviced residence. 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/luxury_serviced_residence.html; China Toll Free Number: 400 820 1028; Email: enquiry.china@the-ascott.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

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

Infected Mushroom Live Set
Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani has been the leading group within the global psy-trance scene for nearly a decade. The band's energetic live show has triumphed at some of the world's biggest and most important music festivals, and they continue to regularly sell-out top clubs such as the Brixton Academy in London, and Avalon in New York and Los Angeles. Their success as an electronic music band on the global concert circuit has translated into record sales of more than 150,000 albums over the course of six acclaimed independent albums. RMB80 presale, RMB120 at door. 10pm-4am, May 28. Tango Club TEL (8610) 6428 2288

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

Angel Club Fourth Anniversary
Angel Club aims to create a unique in-style night for you on its Fourth Anniversary celebration. Backed up with high-tech and modern electronic technology, the party will be complemented by dances of people from different parts of the world. Come and I bet you won't want to miss this fashionable party. 8pm, May 29. Angel Club TEL (8610) 6552 8888

For details about above events, please visit www.clubzone.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.

Asparagus - The Royalty Of All Vegetables
Every year, with the sun, comes the fresh white asparagus to Beijing, a delicacy par excellence. Until mid June, you can enjoy this year's asparagus season in our various restaurants. At La Gondola, Italian Chef Stefano prepares asparagus classics like asparagus with Parma ham. Paulaner Bräuhaus offers traditional German asparagus specialties. And if you prefer to cook tonight by yourself, Kempi Deli offers the best spears and condiments for you to prepare at home. La Gondola Opening Hours: 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 11:00pm. For reservations please call (8610) 6465 3388 ext 5707. Paulaner Bruhaus Opening Hours: 11:00am to 1:00am. For reservations please call (8610) 6465 3388 ext 5732 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!
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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:
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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
Exhibition In Celebrating The Achievement On Art Education Since The Founding Of P.R.C
May 27-29, Beijing Exhibition Hall TEL (8610) 6831 6677

The First International Youth Culture & Art Education Exposition
May 27-29, Beijing Exhibition Hall TEL (8610) 6831 6677

The 18th China International Professional Pro-sound, Lighting, Musical Instrument And Technology Exhibition
May 28-31, China National Agricultural Exhibition Hall TEL (8610) 6502 5798

Art Exhibition: A Hundred Year Of Dutch Architecture-From Berlage To Kool Haas
May 16-June 15, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts TEL (8610) 6477 1078

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

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

"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

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.

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Concert
Zurich Chamber Orchestra is a chamber orchestra based in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in the 1940s by Edmond de Stoutz and consisting of a core of 23 strings, the ensemble has made several world tours, and has built up a considerable discography.
Tickets selling for RMB80-880.
7:30pm, May 25. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Stage Drama: The Peach Blossom Land
Tickets selling for RMB20-380.
7:30pm, May 25-27. PKU Hall TEL (8610) 6275 8452

Lucerne Festival Orchestra Concert
Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 26. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Sino-French Dance Drama: La Sacre Du Printemps
Tickets selling for RMB30-200.
7:30pm, May 26-27. Haidian Theatre TEL (8610) 6255 8026

"Murder At Garden In The Air"
Meng Jinghui's new works. Tickets selling for RMB100-580.
7:30pm, May 26-June 14. Fengchao Theatre TEL (8610) 8404 9981

Concert In Memory Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Violin Concerto "Butterfly Lovers"
Tickets selling for RMB80-880.
7:30pm, May 27. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Czech Pianist Pavel Kaspar Solo Concert
Tickets selling for RMB30-280.
7:30pm, May 27. Beijing Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6605 5846

Pure & Mild Liang Jingru Beijing Concert
Tickets selling for RMB280-1280.
7:30pm, May 27. Capital Gymnasium TEL (8610) 6840 5660

French Stage Drama: The Box
The Box is a contemporary puppet show that deals simultaneously with cultural differences and crossing cultural boundaries. It combines traditional puppet theatre, music and singing and is the brainchild of two troupes of entertainers, one Chinese, the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company of Taiwan and the other French "The Compagnie Des Zonzons". Tickets selling for RMB30-280.
7:30pm, May 27-28. Tianqiao Theatre TEL (8610) 8315 6170

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Concert
Established in 1979, is a professional orchestra with 96 musicians. Tickets selling for RMB120-580.
7:30pm, May 28. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Netherland Royal Jazz Concert
Tickets selling for RMB200-1200.
7:30pm, May 28. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Spanish Magic Performance
Tickets selling for RMB80-1400.
7:30pm, May 28-29. Century Theatre TEL (8610) 6466 4805

Bizet's Opera: Carmen
Based on Merim Le's novel of the same title, the four-act Carmen depicts a beautiful but tenacious gypsy Carmen, the worker of a cigarette factory. Tickets selling for RMB80-500.
7:30pm, May 28-30. NCPA Opera House TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Pinchas Zukerman Asia Tour Beijing Concert
Pinchas Zukerman has been recognized as a phenomenon for nearly four decades. His musical genius and prodigious technique have long been a marvel to critics and audiences, and his exceptional artistic standards continue to earn him the highest acclaim. He is equally respected as a violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician. Tickets selling for RMB100-1280.
7:30pm, May 29. Poly Theatre TEL (8610) 6500 1188 ext 5126/5127

Dance By Danzas Monica Lindo Corporation Cultural Barranquilla
Tickets selling for RMB80-380.
7:30pm, May 29. Tianqiao Theatre TEL (8610) 8315 6170

Peking Opera Concert
Featuring Mei Baojiu, Liu Changyu and Zhang Jianguo. Tickets selling for RMB80-1280.
7:30pm, through May 29. Meilanfang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288

Thumbelina
Thumbelina, a classic Anderson Fairy Tale is put on at Meilanfang Grand Theatre. Tickets selling for RMB80-1000.
7:30pm, May 29. Meilanfang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288

Children's Day Symphony Concert
Tickets selling for RMB30-120.
7:30pm, May 29. State Library Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6848 5462

Peking Opera Child Stars
A magical Peking Opera kingdom presented by Peking Opera child stars. Tickets selling for RMB30-180.
7:30pm, May 29. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

Children's Drama: Malan Flower
By China Children's Art Theatre, this drama is contributed to the 2nd Beijing International Children's Drama Season. Tickets selling for RMB50-480.
7:30pm, May 29-June 1. NCPA Theatre TEL (8610) 6275 8452

Fairy Tale Drama: The Gift Of The King
Tickets selling for RMB80-180.
7:30pm, May 29-June 1. Haidian Theatre TEL (8610) 6255 8026

Enjoying Classic Music-Copland's Works Concert
Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 30. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Dai Ya Flute Recital
Tickets selling for RMB120-380.
7:30pm, May 30. Beijing Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6605 5846

Happy Childhood-Children's Chorus On World Famous Songs
Tickets selling for RMB30-180.
7:30pm, May 30. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

Fair Tale: Sleeping Beauty
Tickets selling for RMB80-1000.
7:30pm, May 30. Meilanfang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288

Clown Carnival
International clown masters jointly present this performance to celebrate the international Children's Day. Tickets selling for RMB80-380.
7:30pm, May 30-June 1. Poly Theatre TEL (8610) 6500 1188 ext 5126/5127

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.
8pm, May 31. Yugong Yishan TEL (8610) 6404 2711

Songs & Smile-Children's Day Concert
Tickets selling for RMB30-180.
7:30pm, May 31. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

Future Belongs To Children
A concert presented by the CNSO Children & Young Women's Chorus. Established in 1983, Children and Young Women's Chorus of the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra is a now one of the seven renowned children's choirs in the world along with the Vienna Boys Choir and National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The concert will stage world famous classics and nursery rhymes, and will bring an enjoyable time for the audience with vivid performance by children's heavenly voices. Tickets selling for RMB80-580.
7:30pm, May 31-June 1, NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Film: Star Trek
This is a chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. Start showing in all cinemas across town on May 15. In English with Chinese subtitles.
Wanda International Cinema (8610) 5960 3399
Capital Cinema (8610) 6607 9499
Dahua Cinema (8610) 6527 4420
Daguanlou Cinema (8610) 6303 0551
Dizhi Cinema (8610) 6616 8376
Guang An Men Cinema (8610) 6352 2713
Honglou Cinema (8610) 6605 1908
Wudaokou Cinema (8610) 6231 3624
Yingxie Cinema (8610) 6420 7759
Ziguang Cinema (8610) 6500 3868
Chang Hong Cinema (8610) 6404 2159

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 25, 2009
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Sweden Top Band Chinese Session
RMB30/40. 8pm. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Concert
7:30pm. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

"Look Good In Beijing"
Come indulge in a morning of beauty and pampering with our guest health and beauty experts from Beijing's top salons and spas. Admission: RMB40 includes coffee, tea and pastries.
10am. The Capital Club Athletic Center TEL (8610) 8486 2225 ext. 136

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Lucerne Festival Orchestra Concert
7:30pm. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Live Band: Hao Ke
RMB50/60/120. 8pm. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Concert In Memory Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Violin Concerto "Butterfly Lovers"
7:30pm. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Czech Pianist Pavel Kaspar Solo Concert
7:30pm. Beijing Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6605 5846

Pure & Mild Liang Jingru Beijing Concert
7:30pm. Capital Gymnasium TEL (8610) 6840 5660

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. Punk TEL (8610) 6410 5222

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 28, 2009
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Infected Mushroom Live Set
10pm-4am. Tango Club TEL (8610) 6428 2288

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Concert
7:30pm. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Netherland Royal Jazz Concert
7:30pm. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

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 29, 2009
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Dragon Boats With Beats
9pm-3am. Bling Club All Star TEL 138 1055 7239

"Assembly" Rock Concert
RMB60/80. 8pm. Get Lucky Bar TEL (8610) 8448 3335

I-Drummer 09
RMB50. 8pm. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Pinchas Zukerman Asia Tour Beijing Concert
7:30pm. Poly Theatre TEL (8610) 6500 1188 ext 5126/5127

Dance By Danzas Monica Lindo Corporation Cultural Barranquilla
7:30pm. Tianqiao Theatre TEL (8610) 8315 6170

Thumbelina
7:30pm. Meilanfang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288

Children's Day Symphony Concert
7:30pm. State Library Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6848 5462

Peking Opera Child Stars
7:30pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

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

80's Night
Join us for the new and improved 80's experience, now every Friday night and featuring 4 DJs on rotation to keep the mix fresh. The best from the 80's with a few surprises from the 70's and 90's and no cover charge! Rock out with the infamous Lady Marmalade, Side B and the strut of Sweet FA. Enjoy 80's prices on shots and Long Island Ice Tea. Free entry.
10pm onward. Alfa TEL (8610) 6413 0086

Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Enjoying Classic Music-Copland's Works Concert
7:30pm. NCPA Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6655 0987

Dai Ya Flute Recital
7:30pm. Beijing Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6605 5846

Happy Childhood-Children's Chorus On World Famous Songs
7:30pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

Fair Tale: Sleeping Beauty
7:30pm. Meilanfang Grand Theatre TEL (8610) 5833 1288

Saturday Night Live Sports
The Kings Bar, outside the south gate of Capital Paradise, Shunyi TEL (8610) 8046 5456

Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Two Films From Lu Yue: The Obscure/Blade Vs. Blade
7pm. Yugong Yishan TEL (8610) 6404 2711

Songs & Smile-Children's Day Concert
7:30pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6559 8285

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
House Nation Sparkling Night
The first House Nation party of the year is going to be presented in association with the trendy cocktail punch "Bingjie". DJ Yummy, the most notorious House Nation resident DJ in Japan and the premiere House Nation party DJ in Beijing, will be bringing the real sexy and uplifting House back to her audience this time. Come and experience her amazingly groove beats! Featuring both DJ Yummy and DJ Kaskade. RMB70 presale, RMB100 at door incl. 1 welcome drink. 10pm-5am, June 5. Star Live Concert Hall TEL (8610) 6425 5677

Cosmo Red Featuring Takkyu Ishino
Takkyu Ishino is a key figure who formed Denki Groove, together with Pierre Taki and other member musicians. Takkyu released his first solo-album "Dove Loves Dub" in 1995, and began performing as a professional DJ around the same time. His DJ craftsmanship has been widely demonstrated in the Europe since 1997, and the acclaim from European audiences indeed led him to the honor of the first Japanese who played at the Final Gathering of Love Parade, the biggest dance festival in Europe. The sphere of his activity covers the various works with the overseas artists as well. RMB60 at door. 11pm, June 12. Club Tango TEL (8610) 136 8333 4144

Yen Five Year Anniversary
The 5th Anniversary of the Yen Electronic Music Events series is coming up Friday, June 19 at 706 Factory in the 798 Art District. With 2 stages of block rocking beats, this means twice as many of Beijing's best and beloved DJs and electronic musicians are in on the action to celebrate 5 ground-breaking years of Yen, known across China as the pioneering electronic music event. Top DJ and Live Electronic talent from techno, drum & bass, house and electro crews will assemble to keep the Yen party massive dancing past daybreak. With even more DJs, additional bars, seating and friendly staff, you can take full advantage to celebrate this milestone of electronic music in China. Take a break from the top quality sound and lighting action on the dance floor at the two fully stocked bars, chill in the VIP area or find your friends on the photo wall collected from the past 5 years of Yen. RMB50 presale before May 29. RMB80 after May 30. RMB150 at door. For details please call 136 7130 4233.

Film: City Of Life And Death
Tackling the politically charged subject of the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, historical and fictional perspectives as varied as a Chinese soldier, a Japanese soldier, a school teacher, and John Rabe-a Nazi businessman who saved thousands of civilian lives--are taken to give an emotionally balanced portrayal of the one the most atrocious occupations in history. Director Lu Chuan will take the stage following the screening to discuss his film and answer all your burning questions. RMB50/RMB30 for students. 8pm, June 28. Yugong Yishan TEL (8610) 6404 2711. Please visit www.cherrylanemovies.com.cn for details.

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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