Beijing's Best Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Apr 16-22

Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren't focused on alcohol and drinking, but instead take a more educational or productive approach. Events include comedy, talks, networking events, markets, and dinners.

Monday, Apr 16

Salsa Fiesta Dance Lessons
Learn to cut a rug, Latin style, at Modernista's Monday evening salsa lessons. Savor Latino, arguably the city's top salsa band (check out our interview with frontman Gilberto Romero here) will provide the music. Modernista will also kicks off a happy hour after the class with mojitos galore, meaning this one could be a bit of a stretch for our anti-hangover blog, though the coordintors reassure us "If you don't drink, don't worry, we also make them alcohol free and delicious!" RMB 30 for class. 7.30pm (intermediate), 8.30pm (beginner). Modernista

Tuesday, Apr 17

TV Vegan Dinner Tuesdays: Westworld
Before the robots rise up and conquer the world in real life, enjoy an evening of vegan eats and the season debut of HBO's acclaimed sci-fi, A.I. themed drama Westworld. Free entry. 8pm. Yard House (Sanlitun Soho)

Wednesday, Apr 18

Forbidden City Football Club - Training
Football fans, this one's for you. The coordinators say: "Forbidden City FC has two 11 aside teams in the IFFC (Beijing's top Amateur league) and a 5 aside team playing in ClubFootballs 5s league. All teams play at a good level and are competing for the title in their respective leagues." RMB 80. 8pm. Lido Sìdé Gōngyuán, Xiaoyun Qiao, Fāngyuán Xīlù 四德公园; 霄云桥;芳园西路6号

Thursday, Apr 19

E-Commerce: How To Sell Your Products Online in China
So, you have some red hot wares that you know will sell like hot cakes. But how do you get your start as an entrepreneur in China's highly competitive e-commerce scene? Thankfully, European Union Chamber of Commerce In China is here to help with this exclusive (re: expensive), but no doubt informative seminar. RMB 3500. 9am-5.30pm. European Union Chamber of Commerce In China

Friday and Saturday, Apr 20-21

CISB StageCats Present The Wizard of Oz
The Liangmaqiao international school's stage will be transformed into the enchanting land of Oz for this classic musical that'll leave your eyes wide with its set pieces and your lips humming along to its showtunes. RMB 30 for students, RMB 50 for adults. Friday and Saturday evening at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee at 2pm. Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB)

Saturday, Apr 21

China Job 2018 Job Fair for Foreigners
If you're looking for a new gig, you could certainly do worse than this job fair that features 200 employers. "With the support and participation of those prestigious enterprises in China, the Job Fair always suits your needs no matter what kind of job you are looking for: full-time, part-time or internship!" Free entry. 10am-4pm. Swissotel Beijing

Sunday, Apr 22

Earth Day Cleanup at Jiankou Great Wall
Not only will you enjoy some beautiful scenery during this hike-- you'll also have the opportunity to make those sights all the more pretty. As the coordinators put it: "The Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou has been somewhat spoiled by a buildup of trash and litter, left by lazy hikers and careless campers. In the spirit of Earth Day on April 22nd and in order to give back to the communities in which we hike, we’re going to try and collect as much litter as we can and carry it out." RMB 150-200 (depending on your sponsorship; click the link above for more details). 8am-6pm. Beijing Hikers

Photos: Courtesy of the organizers


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