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( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-09 07:30:26

Yoga

Flow Yogilates by Freebody

Date: Aug 10 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Sanlitun Soho Club

Price: RMB 100

This fusion of Yoga and Pilates brings together the benefits and the fluid movements of each individual fitness discipline. Flow Yogilates is dynamic: In Flow Yogilates you move your body with the music and get into a pose, and then you begin to perform toning exercises. The focus is on breathing as well as the transition from one movement to another. Flow Yogilates will change the way you use your body because this exercise technique is highly effective at promoting graceful movements, flexibility and fluid motion, improving your body alignment and awareness. It also opens the heart to beautiful new sensations

Get your first impression by joining the free trial class!

(Please register online to redeem your RSVP for the free trial class).

Culture

Sunday Mandarin Plus Culture Corner

Date: Aug 10 - 3 to 4 pm

Venue: Sanlitun SOHO B1-535

Price: Free

Mandarin Plus is now organizing a weekly social activity - a cultural corner for people who speak Chinese or English to practice the language. It's just the thing for meeting new people. If you're looking for a language partner, or if you're new or lonely, come join us! Mandarin Plus offers academically rigorous language programs in Chinese and English with a curriculum designed to maximize second-language acquisition and foster a better understanding between cultures. The staff and teachers are experienced education professionals who create a dynamic, warm and safe learning environment for students. In addition to attending language classes, students are welcome to join a number of cultural activities, including weekly movie nights, themed events and local tours.

Contact: mandarin-plus.org

Film

UCCA-VICE Screening Series: Fishing Without Nets

Date: Aug 10 3 to 4 pm

Venue: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Price: RMB 20

The UCCA-VICE Screening Series: Fishing Without Nets is in Somali and English with Chinese subtitles. Shot in East Africa with Somali amateurs, Fishing Without Nets tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the country's infamous pirates from the Somali point of view. First-time feature filmmaker Cutter Hodierne - whose short film of the same name won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - combines the epic cinematic vision of a glorious action thriller with the intimate, textured qualities of an art film, humanizing the pirates by bringing us inside their moral dilemmas and gut-wrenching struggles.

Hike

Hike: Great Wall: Gubeikou West Side

Date: Aug 10 - 7:30 am

Venue: Depart from the entrance to Liangmaqiao subway station

Price: RMB 400

On the west side of Gubeikou lies a rarely visited section of the Great Wall. On a clear day the views are excellent, with towers atop big hills and the wall stretching far off into the distance.

The hike is moderately difficult, and there is some exposure to heights. If you're okay with that, you'll find this an interesting short stretch of wall, especially as the hike involves a visit to the small village that lies in the shadow of the walll.

Contact: beijinghikers.com/hike-in-beijing/view/425/great-wall-gubeikou-west-side-reverse/

Fun

Lulala Pool Party

Date: Aug 9 - 3-8 pm

Venue: The Emperor Beijing Qianmen

Price: RMB 300

Summer's tough. You spend most of it working on the perfect beach body but, have nowhere to show it off living in Beijing. As part of Time Out Beijing's 10-year anniversary we've decided to team up with Eidos Entertainment to host a pool party at The Emperor Hotel in Qianmen.

What better way to cool down this summer than to take a dip in one of Beijing's outdoor, rooftop pools! Sip on cocktails, listen to music from DJ F*Daniel and DJ Edmund, all while taking in the breathtaking views of Tiananmen Square, Zhongnanhai and The Forbidden City.

Advance tickets cost just 200 RMB and include one free cocktail.

Contact: 185 1000 1402/5876 3325.

Art

Children's Play: The Andersen Code

Date: Aug 8 and 9: 2:30 pm

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts

Price: RMB 80-400

With its fancy set design and 3-D multimedia projection, The Andersen Code provides new interpretations of familiar fairy tales such as Snow White, The Little Match Girl, The Little Mermaid and others.

Swan Lake by Moscow Ballet Theater

Dates: Aug 8, 9, 10 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Century Theater

Swan Lake is well known to Chinese audiences, but this year's offering is very different. The critics are betting that the Moscow Ballet Theater's Ice Ballet Swan Lake will provide a unique artistic experience.

Ticket price: RMB 180-580

Website for tickets: en.damai.cn/events/tickets_67482/

Ellie Goulding Live in Beijing

Date: Aug 14 7:30

Venue: Beijing Exhibition Theater

Price: RMB 480 to 1,280

Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. Her career began when she met record producer Spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager, Goulding signedto Polydor Records in July 2009, and released her debut extended player, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.

In 2010, she became the second artist to both top the BBC's annual Sound of... poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. Goulding released her debut studio album, Lights, in 2010. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and has sold over 850,000 copies in the UK. Her cover of Elton John's Your Song reached number two in the UK in December 2010. In April 2011 she performed the song at the wedding reception of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace. The album's title track, Lights, was released in the US in March 2011, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Kenny G 2014 Beijing Concert

Date: Sep 5 - 8 pm

Venue: Beijing Exhibition Theater

Tickets: RMB 180 to 1,080

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist from the US, famous for songs such as Going Home and Songbird. G's fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in 1986, and he's now the biggest-selling instrumentalist of the modern era, with global sales of more than 75 million records. He's won a number of accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition, the American Music Award and the Soul Train Award.

Rome and Baroque art

Date: Runs until Feb 2015

Venue: National Museum of China

Price: RMB 30

In the 17th century, Rome became the center of Italian art, and representatives of realism and classicism, such as Caravaggio, Karachi, Bernini and their followers, paved the foundations for Baroque art, a form that remained influential as late as the end of the 18th century. The exhibition aims to describe the art history of the period through a careful selection of works and artists, and to introduce viewers to the artistic diversity of Baroque art.

Sports

2014 China Tennis Open in Diamond Court

Date: Sep 27- Oct 5

Venue: National Tennis Center - Diamond Court.

Formerly the Beijing Salem Open, this annual professional tennis tournament was launched in 2004, and is the most comprehensive high-level international tennis event in Asia. In 2009, the tournament was upgraded and now ranks in the world's top eight tennis events.

Pickup Basketball Summer 2014

Date: Oct 13 - 8:30 pm

Venue: Chaoyang Park Basketball Courts

Price: RMB 70

Game On! It's game time! We're bringing you all the full court action you crave. Every Wednesday, two hours of indoor bball at its finest. Come join the action, and the fun! 70rmb/person per session and each week we'll post a new pickup game; if you're in, RSVP and lock down your spot. Any questions, send a mashup message to David Craig!

Contact: mashupsports.com/groups/mashup-pickup-basketball-group

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