Events That Wont Leave You Hungover, Dec 17-22

Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Nov 16-22

We take a breakafter a fun-filled, and perhaps slightly askew,weekend,putting down our drinks to take a more productive look at the days ahead inBeijing. Here isourtop pick of this week's Events That Won't Leave You Hungover...

Tuesday, Dec 17

Sweat for Charity With Jindafit
Every Tuesdayin December, Jindafit dance studio is collecting donations for the Magic Hospital Magic Moments project, which helps children in need of medical treatment. Afull-body dance workout based on African moves and rhythms, Jindafit is open and inclusive, with the philosophy that no matter what shape you're in, you can enjoy a high-intensityworkout! Free (suggesteddonation). 7.30-8.30pm.BActive Dongzhimen

Wednesday, Dec 18

Play Soccer in Beijing
Realizing "China's Soccer Dream,"the plan for Zhongguoto dominate the world's game by 2050, isn't just fornationals! If you're keen to get back on the pitchor level up from your current casual game,Forbidden City FC might be what you're looking for. The club hastwo 11-a-side teams in the IFFC (Beijing's top amateur league) and a five-a-side teamin the CIFL 5s league. The diverse club (members have come from 50 different countries) train every Wednesday nightand pride themselves on their strong socialspirit. Check out the event listing for info on how to register. Free.8-10pm. Lido Side Park

Thursday, Dec 19

SlayBelles - Haus of Lily Xmas Show
Forget sleighbells, this Thursday nightthe only show we're interested in is SlayBelles, the annual Haus of Lily Christmas drag extravaganza. Some of Beijing's finest drag queens, including TigerLily, Slayme Winehouse, Miss Hymn, Jacup Straightu, and Lola Du Jour will take the stage for a night of holiday seduction and debauchery.RMB 50. 9.30pm. Anchor Bar

Friday, Dec 20

One Hour Pottery Creativity Challenge
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create the most interesting work of clay art you can, in one hour. You'll have two pieces of clay, three cups of tea, and whatever kinds of glaze you like to make this dream become a reality! The winner of the challenge (which is announced the following Tuesday, after the works have been glazed and fired) will win a free bottle of wine.The brainchild of Fangjia Hutong's Majiang Studiopromises to be a lot of funand a great way to get involved in the highly addictive art of pottery. Drop by any time during opening hours on Friday to participate. RMB 96. 10.30am-6.30pm. Majiang Studio

Saturday, Dec 21

Get Your Submissions in forFAN
FANis a zine project started bytwo local art lovers who,by reaching out to "artist friends, Instagram baes, or any other visually compelling creators," set out to create works around a central theme. The duo also welcomes submissions via their open call, and for this, their fourthissue, they are looking for creations aboutmagic,mysticism, and the divine. Submissions can beold or new works, and the scope is very broad: send in yourimages,poems, short stories, photographs, songs, drawings, paintings,collages,renderings, even dreams.Free. Submissiondeadline Dec 31

Sunday, Dec 22

TheSurrealist Art of Hajime Sorayama
Best known for his "superrealist" sexy cyborg pin-ups, Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama's airbrushed beauties are the stuff ofsci-fi fantasies run wild. You can catch some of his iconic works at the newly opened Wrong Gallery, sister gallery of their original Taipei location, in the heart ofWorkers' Stadium until Jan 21. This is only the second exhibition by the gallery here in Beijing,so we're excited to see what otherhigh-caliber shows arrivein months to come. RMB 50.Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm. The Wrong Gallery

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