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What’s Happening: Our picks for the month Stat: Did the fireworks fizzle out? Beijing Folk: Ma Tianlin, illustrator Going Underground: Jishuitan, Line 2 Scene & Heard: Pretty party people … plus your chance to win great prizes

ECOLOGICAL ECONOMY

生态经济(英文版) 主管单位: 云南出版集团公司 主办单位: 云南教育出版社

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Managing Editor Jonathan White Deputy Managing Editor Paul Ryding Editors Marilyn Mai, Lauren McCarthy, Cat Nelson, Nick Richards Contributing Editor Josh Ong Copy Editor Lilly Chow Visual Planning Joey Guo Contributors George Ding, Martyn Fisher, Jessica Folker, Sarah Karacs, Lu-Hai Liang, Kyle Mullin, Edward Ragg, Iain Shaw, Kathryn Tang, Max Wu Advertising Agency True Run Media 全国广告总代理: 深度体验国际广告(北京)有限公司 北京广告代理: 北京爱见达广告有限公司 地址: 北京市朝阳区建国路93号万达广场10号楼2801室 邮政编码: 100022

The16-day JUE Festival marks the start of Beijing’s cultural carnival season. This year, JUE is comprised of seven elements: Art, Community, Film, Literary, Music, Performance and Talks. We asked seven personalities – one from each category – to tell us more about what JUE has to offer. What’s New: Brian McKenna @ the CourtYard, Cai Yi Xuan, Greyhound Cafe, Main Street Restaurant & Bar, Heritage, Wang Jia Sha, TrueCOLOR, Panda Brew Pub, Nian Alleyway Gourmet: Kuanbandeng Laodu Hot Pot Just Desserts: Meat candy, aka Singaporean jerky Cocktail Profiler: Yan of Face Dining Feature: The cure for meat Drinks Feature: Irish pubs Grape Press: Literary sips Wokipedia: I is for … Inner Mongolia, instant noodles, internal organs, Italian food Last Orders: Morgan O’Hara, The Hutong Dining Q&A: Giovanni Ricci, chef de cuisine at Bene Taste Test: Preserved plums … plus what we’ve loved eating this month

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Inspect a Gadget: Tech for culture vultures Get the Look: Emerald green What’s New: Slow Life Patchwork, Hatters’ Hub, United Family CBD clinic Backstage Pass: Amanda Mair Head of the Queue: Gang of Four Giveaways: Tadka, Aloft Hotel, Beijing Dongwen Clinic and PV Yoga Features: Time travel artwork and Beijing Devils … plus where we wish we were this month

Playlist: Wang Ge, Vice editor Bookshelf: Phoebe Mroczek, event organizer Mastermind: Lili Schloss, Pilates instructor A Drink With: Gireesh Chaudhury of Punjabi Q&A: We chat with novelist Lionel Shriver, literary critic Anne Witchard, illustrator Ellen Forney and literary agent Seth Fishman Feature: We visit Beijing’s largest dog market

EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for March THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues Peking Man: A literary festival you’ll love to hate

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This month’s cover was shot by Lova. The many faces were painted by Nina Griffee with Sam Chun and Linda Miao Li.

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When the moon hits your eye like a space rock band, it’s called Moon Duo. Dirty rock & roll riffs and sparkling sci-fi synths will beam your head to another galaxy. Prepare for blast-off at Yugong Yishan.

Feel like a movie star at the “Stars and Shamrocks” Irish Ball. If you get a sniff of a ticket, we advise you to grab it with both hands. We’re also giving two away in this issue. See p32.

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We’d never drink and drive but we are all over Modernista’s Drink and Draw. Free your mind and your inhibitions but wake up with more than hangover and regret for your trouble.

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Two words that get us in a lather are “pies” and “ales.” Now imagine our reaction when we read The Hutong had an event called “Pies and Ales Night.” Best. Night. Ever.

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Back in grade school, we had to learn how to play the recorder. Unlike Horacio Franco, we ditched it for smoking and trying to impress the bigger boys. The Forbidden City Concert Hall hosts the virtuoso. Aren’t we sorry now?

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Hatters used to go mad because of exposure to mercury in the workplace. That’s Give a man some sushi, feed him for a sad story. The a day; teach a man to sushi, feed him AustCham Mad for a lifetime. Nobu Matsuhisa is doing Hatter’s Ball is not. the teaching – will you be one of the Aussies in evening lucky devils learning from the master? dress … strewth.

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We have had a sneak peek at the EU-China “Love Links” series and we can assure you that it is not to be missed. Indulge your inner voyeur at the Culture Yard’s documentary screening.

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If you think Chinese singing is KTV, you’re about to get schooled. China Culture Center has a singing workshop for you to learn folk songs preferred by yokels countrywide. Doe A Deer, etc.

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Murphy’s is hosting the ShamRock ‘n’ Roll Pub Crawl. (Leprechaun hats off to anyone who has noticed they're celebrating a day early.) Bring your drinking trousers, chap.

It goes by many names but they all really mean Global Drinking Day. There’s no evidence that St. Patrick himself liked a drink but surely he must have – given the traumatic snake episode and all. Book Monday off work.

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Happy Easter! There are brunches galore to be enjoyed. Aroma at the RitzCarlton offers free-flow champers. Beats church and an Easter egg. For more events, see p62.


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ILLUSTRATOR // JISHUITAN // JOKES // WIN STUFF // NEWSBITES // SCENE & HEARD

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here are a lot of performers coming to town this month. I wonder how many of them know that sick feeling that comes with getting booed off stage. Your tummy flips upside down, your cheeks start to burn and cool sweat beads roll down the undersides of your arms. The first time I played live music in Beijing, I was booed off stage. The crowd at Lush’s open-mic just wasn’t up for poorly executed Latin. Two years later, it happened again. I got a whole rock band – including myself – kicked out in the middle of a song. I was filling in as a rhythm guitarist in a friend’s band. For some inexplicable reason, my guitar kept falling out of tune. Every chord I strummed sounded like Satan running his claws down a chalkboard. In situations like that, bands don’t stop. I had to fix the problem quickly. I struggled to get in tune while they continued the song. I hit bad notes

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and took dirty glares from the singer in front. I strummed lame chords and the thumping bass drum rattled me from behind. Nothing I did could get the guitar working properly. For the next song, we asked if another band had a guitar to lend. One was available. It belonged to a very tall Chinese rocker with neonorange frizz for hair and the guitar he passed up to me was just as obnoxious. It was V-shaped and hung to my knees. “The strap is not adjustable,” my frizzy friend pointed out as I bent forward 90 degrees to get a grip. It was too low. Standing, I couldn’t reach the neck to play. Everyone was watching in silence as I tried to get comfortable. Flustered, I sat down on the edge of the stage so the guitar could rest on my knees. The whole room went up in laughter. We started the song but I was so embarrassed that my hands trembled as I tried to play. Not more than a minute in and the voice of the soundman

came through the speakers, “OK, that’s enough, thank you.” Nobody said a word. We shuffled off the stage with that sick feeling in our guts. With all the festivals in town this month, hundreds (if not thousands) of acts are rolling in to perform – authors, artists, poets, musicians, comedians, directors and actors from around the globe. It’s not hard to imagine what they’ve gone through to get this far. So let’s try to boo only a little. Enjoy!

Nick Richards Arts & Culture and Living Editor


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a fool for art Ma Tianlin, aka Felix shaozi by Max Wu

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it used to be. Why is that? In general, flat is popular in Asia, like the traditional Chinese watercolors and ukiyo-e. Working in two dimensions gives you more freedom – you can put anything next to each other.

Where do you get your ideas? From my dreams. Last night, I dreamed that someone was keeping very detailed diaries for me. Weird, A lot of your images involve the right? He said he’d done two already sky and atmosphere: clouds, and there are five more to go. At first raindrops, the sun. I thought that meant I still have a I like lightning, stars, anything relong time to live, but then, a gigantic lated to the universe. My parents moth was flapping its wings on my thought I was really strange when I hand. I wanted to make it go away. said that I thought tornadoes are the It went to the other hand instead, most beautiful disaster on Earth. and then it felt like a lot of them were all “a gigantic moth If someone held a over my body. to your head was flapping its gun I also like to and forced you watch the Discov- wings on my hand” to design for a er y Channel. The brand, which one way that animals grow and mate is would you choose? very surprising. This question could not have come from a Chinese person – guns are Biggest influences on your art? not allowed in China. The brand Murakami Takashi, Andy Warhol and would have to be apparel or toys, beevery single piece that KAWS has cause I’m interested in those fields. I ever done. I also really like ukiyo-e couldn’t die for nothing, under high [Japanese woodblock prints]; that pressure like that. I’d need to make kind of traditional art is an unlimited something happen. resource. I like mythology, ghosts and gods – these elements can Explain your pseudonym: be used to tell modern stories on Felix Shaozi. another level. In my hometown, 勺子shaozi (“spoon”) sounds like “fool” – it was If you could only paint in one a bad word. Once, a guy from the color for the rest of your life, south called me “Master Ma” as which would it be? soon as he entered the room and Different shades of blue. Painting in that really scared me. one color would be no different from painting in black and white. For a sample of Ma’s artwork, turn to p47. If you’d like to see more, check Your recent work is less 3-D than out http://felix-shaozi.tumblr.com.

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NEWSBITES IN THE AIR Great news for everyone who was in town on Lunar New Year’s Eve: PM2.5 readings peaked at around 500µg/ m³. This is a great improvement on last year’s Spring Festival eve, when PM2.5 readings around midnight peaked at 1,593µg/m³ (as recorded at one downtown monitoring station). There were extenuating circumstances this year (i.e. a mild north wind) but we will take what good news we can get. London’s Daily Telegraph reported that Beijing office workers “wear gas masks at their desks.” Gas masks! Expect more of this drivel as the world’s eyes focus on our city’s sky. Notorious businessman Chen Guangbiao sold cans of fresh air to make some kind of clean air-related point. It was in no way related to his inexhaustible and shameless desire for the oxygen of publicity.

You may think you know why you’re living here in Beijing, but your journey to China actually began 42 years ago, on a bus in Nagoya, Japan, when a man named Zhuang Zedong decided, quite spontaneously, to defy every-thing he’d ever been taught about Americans. The Chinese ping-pong champion stood up from his seat, walked over to the hippie-haired American who was being studiously snubbed by the Chinese team, and changed the course of history. Zhuang – dubbed the “accidental architect” of ping-pong diplomacy – passed away last month. Tea Leaf Nation and TheAtlantic.com both reported on Weibo rumors that Beijing will not be China’s capital for much longer. Apparently, there are moves to make Xinyang, Henan the new seat of power. This could all well

Brangelina’s six kids are learning Chinese. There is also speculation that they may adopt their seventh child from China. Two elderly Beijing gents got “married” to one another on January 30 in Pinggu District. We wish “Big Baby” and “Small Baby” (as they call themselves) the best of luck. If you ever get into a seat dispute on the Airport Express line, we would advise you to stay calm. Or at least stay clothed. One foreigner decided that the best reaction was to strip naked at the terminal. His reaction got him a warm welcome from the police. Beijing Guaon fans may have allowed themselves a wry smile at the news that Shanghai Shenhua were stripped of their 2003 league title after being

ping-pong friendship

Kobe Bryant joins celebrities like the mayor of London and the former prime minister of Australia on Sina Weibo. If you didn’t already notice on your feed, the basketball superstar registered his microblog just before Spring Festival, garnering 200,000 followers even before his first message.

Koryo Tours will offer two cycle tours in the DPRK this year. The North Korean countryside is said to be stunning. Details at Koryogroup.com.

The Chinese box office made RMB 755 million over the 7 -day Spring Festival holiday – that amounted to 19.3 million trips to the theater. News reports compared the fight for movie tickets with the usual competition to buy train tickets.

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be nonsense but it’s something that we Beijingers may feel strongly about. Did you know that it’s possible to return unused fireworks in exchange for goods to local government centers in the three days following their nonprohibited period? Good to remember for next year. Chinese dramas are not everyone’s cup of tea but one recent example has got people talking. Social media is abuzz over a scene from a series called Kangri Qixia (抗日奇侠), in which a Chinese soldier rips a Japanese guy in half using naught but his bare hands. Steven D. Levitt, one of the authors of Freakonomics, was recently in Beijing, where he encountered a typical tourist scam. His counter to that was to try to tip everyone he met. The result? No one wanted his tips. Not a new story but given the man’s ability to make economics interesting to laymen, it might be on a bookshelf near you soon. Well done, Beijing.

found guilty of bribing match officials. Shenhua were fined RMB 1 million for their indiscretion. Bonus schadenfreude: Local rivals Tianjin Teda also copped a RMB 1 million fine for their own spell of match-rigging. Both clubs will be deducted six points from the start of next season. Residents of one Chaoyang building are learning that there’s no such thing as a free ride – even in the elevator. Building residents at The Great Mall on Chaoyang Lu are allowed 600 elevator trips every three months before having to pay extra, but office employees are charged RMB 0.3 fee each time they take the lift. The new policy is meant to discourage business tenants in the hopes of converting Grand Mall to a residential-only complex.

ON THE HORIZON Something tells us it’s going to be a good year for live music in the capital. Godspeed You! Black Emperor are one

No more carefree ice skating at Houhai next winter? Shichihai officials are considering fencing off the lake and its improvised skating rinks because five people have fallen through the ice in recent weeks. The unregulated skating areas would be replaced by official rinks like those on neighboring lake Qianhai. Like regulated ice on other lakes, Houhai’s tamed rinks would likely charge money, and the cost of enclosing the lake could cost up to a half million yuan. Beijing Improv’s two-week Improv Festival, which starts on April 8, will feature troupes from all over Asia alongside local improv and standup comedy acts. To which we say: “Yes, and ... ?”

THIS MONTH Are you ready for a day not to remember? Paddy’s Day is quickly approaching. It falls on a Sunday this year. Read on in the magazine for suggestions around town to ensure your March 17 weekend debauchery. (Hint: Wear green and drink.) Chinese rock pioneer Michael Pettis has a new book out. It’s called The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy. It’s got nothing to do with music and everything to do with his day job as a leading economist.

PHOTO: Xu Bihua/AP

The owner of a Tibetan mastiff is suing a Beijing animal hospital for RMB 880,000, the amount that he had originally paid for the dog. The animal died while undergoing plastic surgery. Disgusting.

One semi- confirmation we have received is that legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will be in Beijing “at some point” in 2013. No date nor venue yet. Still, let’s stay optimistic. We hope to have some more news on that front before too long.

Not content to sit on the city’s “longest subway” laurels, Beijing begins construction on Line 16 next month. The 24-station line will cross through downtown Beijing while link ing Yongfeng in the north and Lugouqiao Town in the south. The line, estimated to cost RMB 36 billion, is expected to be operational by late 2016.

Beijing sent 831 million text messages to usher in the new year, but experts are suggesting that the SMS heyday has passed, with Weixin/WeChat being the hot new platform. It’s attracted stars like Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton and John Cusack. They’ve taken advantage of the app’s voice messaging features to wish their fans a happy Year of the Snake.

A few years ago, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels set up shop in The Gate City Mall and Raffles City, with promises of more outlets to come … and then, suddenly, those giant soft pretzels with flavors like Cinnamon Sugar and Almond were gone. What happened? Read The China Twist: An Entrepreneur’s Cautious Tales on Franchising In China by WenSzu Lin, and then you’ll understand why we can’t have nice things.

The organizers of China’s leading dance music festival, the Great Wall Music Festival, are preparing to announce the lineup for this year’s edition. The festival is set to go ahead from May 11 but we had no concrete details at the time we went to print. A lot of big names have been bandied around. Stay tuned to TheBeijinger. com for details.

Beijing’s getting an equestrian festival on May 1. Details are sketchy right now but we sincerely hope that there will be horsey wear available to buy. You gotta love the timeless style of the stables.

WATERCOOLER CHAT

Last month, the Beijing music community pulled together to put on a b e n e f i t s h ow fo r s t r i c ke n j a z z performer Liang Heping at Yugong Yishan. A host of local rockers performed and auctioned off their belongings, which raised RMB 134,000 for Liang’s medical expenses. A sterling effort from all involved.

of the latest to confirm a 2013 gig in Beijing. The Quebecois post-rock band are a big hit with the hipsters. They’re due to land in Beijing – most likely somewhere in Gulou – in April.


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Jishuitan, Line 2 SELLING POINT Originally named for marking the spot where the Yongding river poured into Beijing’s city center, Jishuitan remains a refreshing stop, literally and figuratively. It’s still a gateway to the three-lake oasis of Shichahai (Qianhai, Xihai and Houhai), but the neighborhood can also quench your thirst for history and culture. LEARN Head northeast to see the impressive Deshengmen, the last standing gate of Beijing’s ancient city wall. Curious about coins? Continue on inside to the Beijing Ancient Coins Exhibition Hall, where you can learn about 4,000 years of monetary history and gain access to the top of the watchtower. If you haven’t gotten your fill of history, stroll the edge of Xihai to the Former Residence of Soong Ching-ling (宋庆龄故居) and wander the serene gardens where Sun Yat-sen’s wife used to stroll.

ENRICH Top off your history lesson with a performance at the Beijing People’s Liberation Army Opera House (解放军歌剧院), home of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the PLA General Political Department. Or try the Xihai branch of Alliance Française de Pekin for a French language lesson or art exhibition. EAT Want to continue your education in street food? Just south of Exit C, Xinjiekou Beidajie offers Beijing’s take on a doner kebab or sausage egg McMuffin. If street meat is too much to handle, follow the river east along the Second Ring to Jia He Yuan (嘉禾园) for some traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.

generation gap Hey, what are you up to this month? HELLO! I’M TALKING TO YOU! Sorry, I didn’t hear you. I was practicing for that Silent Disco.

Tell Us a Joke John Devlin

The Beijing Beatles and Contraplans

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Q: How many Beatles does it take to change a light bulb? A: Four … John to come up with a light bulb Paul to claim half of the light bulb George to complain that his light bulbs are never considered and Ringo, to actually change the light bulb. Contraplans lights up JUE Festival with Frank Turner on Mar 22 at MAO Livehouse.

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SCENE & HEARD

Shanghai spinner Conrank presided over a Syndicate session at Lantern on Jan 26. Photos courtesy of Syndicate

The Bookworm held its annual Burns Supper on Jan 25. As expected, the night featured poetry, tatties, neeps and, of course, whiskey. Photos by The Bookworm

The Hilton Beijing held its fourth annual Pancake Race on Feb 21 with a glut of celebrity tossers getting involved. Photos courtesy of Hilton Beijing

“Micro movie” Dongri Nuanyang premiered on Jan 30 at Media Center. The movie helps promote a nonprofit information platform (www.shunfengche.org) that has matched over 500 car owners to give lifts to 1,000 passengers who couldn’t buy or afford train tickets to go home for Spring Festival. Photo courtesy of Juzi

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SCENE & HEARD Beijing’s official Super Bowl party took place at the Kerry Hotel in the early morning hours of Feb 4. Fans got to watch the action live along with NFL players and cheerleaders. Photos by Lu-Hai Liang

Pancake Lee and Co. were on hand to celebrate seven years of the Peng electronic music label with a celebration at Haze on Jan 25. Photos courtesy of Haze. The sounds of the dial-up connection got an airing at Son of a Glitch night at Dada on Feb 1. Photos courtesy of Dada

Cuccina held their grand opening at Indigo Mall on Jan 26 with a Western-cuisine demonstration and tasting with a French chef. Photos courtesy of Cuccina

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PEKING PIC

“Ring Road” by @camilledie of IGers Beijing

trivia travails Each month we run a series of questions based on the content of the issue. Answer them correctly and win free stuff! This month’s prize is a dinner voucher for two to Seasoning at Holiday Inn Focus Square. Answers to win@thebeijinger.com.

Answers to February’s Trivia Travails: 1. c) 4.2 2. d) Xicheng 3. c) cookbook 4. a) squash it 5. d) yumberry 6. c) The Rickshaw 7. c) horses 8. a) Argentina Last month’s winner was Clarisse Morel.

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WIn stuff 1. The Aardvarks, Brothers, and Devils are all _________ in Beijing. a) punk bands b) breakdancing crews c) rugby clubs d) hockey teams 2. Synth-pop singer Amanda Mair hails from which country? a) Australia b) Canada c) Germany d) Sweden

5. What can you play at Main Street? a) guitar b) foosball c) mahjong d) poker 6. Chinese writer Lao She wrote the novel __________. a) The Song of Youth b) Mr. Ma and Son c) A Madman’s Diary d) Midnight

Win a dinner voucher for two to Seasoning at Holiday Inn Focus Square by correctly answering all the questions in Trivia Travails. Be the first to spot this month’s Bogus Ad and win a pair of vouchers for massages at Origin Spa. Answer the question at the end of Mastermind to win a Chimay gift pack. Up for grabs in the GO and MEET sections:

3. A milliner makes _______. a) grain b) paper c) hats d) buttons

7. Lord Byron mentions this drink in his epic poem “Don Juan.” a) hock and soda water b) Rhenish c) mead d) sherry

two tickets to the Irish Ball 2013 (value RMB 2,000),

4. Where can The Pastry Library be found? a) The Bookworm b) The Hutong c) S.T.A.Y d) Nobu

8. The Pantone color of the year for 2013 is _________. a) emerald green b) tourmaline green c) jade green d) malachite green

a dining voucher for Tadka at Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (value RMB 1,000),

a one-month membership at PV Yoga (value RMB 1,300), one night’s stay at Aloft Beijing (value RMB 1,220),

and two vouchers for a free consultation at Beijing Dongwen TCM Clinic (value RMB 1,000).


The Many Faces of JUE 16 days of grassroots fun

photos by Lova, face painting by Nina Griffee with Sam Chun and Linda Miao Li, design by Susu Luo

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arch is when the city wakes from its winter hibernation and bursts back into life. Fittingly, the 16-day JUE Festival marks the start of Beijing’s cultural carnival season. This year, JUE is comprised of seven elements: Art, Community, Film, Literary, Music, Performance and Talks. We asked seven personalities – one from each category – to tell us more about what JUE has to offer.

JUE Performance Gao Yan Jinzi

The word jue has three different meanings. The first is essentially the expansion of ideas. The second is a feeling you have within the arts – how the arts make you feel. And the final one is “to sleep.” I feel like I embody each of these through my art. Our performance will be one hundred percent improvised. It’s all based on how I feel at the time. If I’m feeling it, I’ll start dancing! The whole thing is a challenge right now. We don’t know the other artists involved, we don’t know the theater, we don’t know where we’ll be dancing in the theater, we don’t know if we’ll be in the audience, or on the stage or on the roof! The risk is what makes it interesting and exciting for us. Oftentimes we adapt old Chinese folk stories into a modern dance. There’s a lot of Chinese philosophical concepts involved, themes like Daoism and Buddhism, the concept of reincarnation. There’s often also a close link to themes of nature. Modern contemporary dancers – what they’re looking for is spiritual well-being, to make people happy through their art, and to help other people find themselves. You don’t need shoes and you can wear any clothing. We dance anywhere. We can dance on rocks! See Gao Yan Jinzi perform as part of Cinema Soloriens with James Harrar & Marshall Allen on Mar 12 at Penghao Theatre.

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JUE Art

Tom Pattinson Through our art fairs, we’ve been giving young artists the opportunity to be seen by art lovers, by professionals, by critics, by curators, and also the opportunity to sell work and make money. So essentially what we’ve been doing is to awaken a lot of the untapped talent. We’re the first rung on the ladder of promoting them onto a professional career in the arts. Nearly all of the artists we work with are unrepresented. These are people who have just graduated from schools, are yet to be taken on by a representative or a gallery or an agent. So in a way, they are the lowest grassroots you can get really, because they’re yet to climb that career path. Artwork should be a window into that person’s life or what he or she is seeing in society. For me, that’s what grassroots is. I like anything that tests the boundaries in any sense of the word. I think you could have a lot more controversial art in China. I do feel that sometimes some of the artists could push the boundaries a little harder. And recently I feel they’ve softened up a little bit. Check out SURGE Art’s 2013 collection at the preview party at the SURGE Art Courtyard on Mar 22.

JUE Music Ilchi

When I first learned about JUE Festival, I thought, “Here are two foreigners who are doing this music and art festival in China – why isn’t anyone local doing this?” Also, because JUE covers both Beijing and Shanghai, it has a greater impact as it can tie together the culture of those two cities. I hope there will be more of these larger music and arts events in the future. We’re still lacking this kind of event in China. Usually events are difficult to put on in China and festivals like this need a massive amount of sponsorship, so JUE is an interesting case because it gets people together to collaborate. It gets venues, and pulls them in. We’re using this chance to play some songs from the new album. Also, we’re playing as part of the screening of Mongolian Bling, which has a Mongolian theme that we’re very interested in supporting. Hip-hop is big in Outer Mongolia. It is developing quite well. It might have to do with the Mongolian language itself – it sounds very good in hip-hop terms. See Ilchi and the rest of Hanggai perform live at the China premiere of Mongolian Bling at Yugong Yishan on Mar 14.

JUE Literary Kadi Hughes

I don’t think that literature is a stuffy thing just for intellectuals. Things that are entertaining and for-the-masses, like performance poetry or stand-up, are just as important as really intense intellectual conversations. I’m really looking forward to the translation slam. We take a text and have two different people translate it into English, and then compare the text. Usually the text is tawdry language, song lyrics, a film dialogue or something that’s particularly difficult or almost impenetrable for non-Chinese speakers. This year we’re doing crosstalk (xiangsheng). Comedy writing is becoming really important for us at BLF, and crosstalk obviously falls under that category in China. Also, even if you speak Chinese, crosstalk is impossible! So we’ll have two performers perform against each other in both Chinese and then their English translation, then we’re going to dissect how you translate humor and if you can actually translate humor. We’re really lucky in Beijing to have such an embarrassment of riches in March. We have the best literary writers in the world come to Beijing and speak to you and 100 other people, for almost nothing. Some of the best bands in China and the world are coming here and gigging. Amazing films are coming in, more artists are being shown … We’re really, really lucky to have all that. Don’t miss the crosstalk Translation Slam at The Bookworm on Mar 21.

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JUE Talks Gao Ning

I’m a journalist, but I also call myself a writer since I’ve written a novel. The title of my talk is “There Is Some News Called a Novel.” Speaking as a journalist, I want to say that some of the media is respectable. That they are trying their best to give social issues the exposure they need or to make changes. And by doing so, they sometimes put themselves at huge risk. As a writer, you’ve got to be yourself. You are controlling your characters and your stories and their fates and its ending. As a journalist, though, you need to get as close to a scene as you can. Your story is based on your interviews and experiences. It’s not fictional. You’ll never know any of the details if you don’t ask. You are more like a clerk in court, recording the story as it is. Regardless of if you like it or not, you cannot change any part of the truth. Why am I suitable to be the face of JUE Talk? I think you’ll need to ask the festival organizers this question. But if you insist on me answering, then I’ll say my face is as young as JUE, and it’s also not ugly. Catch Gao Ning’s talk at Chill Cafe Bar on Mar 11.

JUE Film

Vicky Mohieddeen I’d encourage people to attend the short-film anthologies. One is the Asian Cinema Week shorts, which we’re curating for young filmmakers from China to try and get the community excited. And 15 Malaysia is really interesting – short films shot guerillastyle, all completely different but quite rough around the edges. We’re putting people who haven’t had their films shown in cinemas before on the same program as award-winning directors from across Asia. In a way, it works to elevate them, saying: “Raise your game. These are your peers.” There’s the perception that the more serious a subject matter, then the more worthy of an artist you are. And I think that as an art form develops, you get more lightened shades. What you’re seeing in China is a very new independent cinema. The more chances that Chinese filmmakers have to see films that are being made in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, etc, the more chance they have to develop their own craft. Bringing people together and giving them a chance to talk about and explore their work – that’s very JUE. People watch films on DVD and download stuff all the time here, but when you watch a film on the big screen and everyone around you is gasping or laughing, you see it the way it was intended to be seen. Catch 15 Malaysia at Zajia Lab on Mar 16.

JUE Community

Zhang Qiushuang When I was much younger, I had a negative view of community. And then as I grew up, I realized that as an individual you can only do so much. It’s not until you have community backing that you can go further and have an impact. A lot of people who are really invested in the arts or music don’t really want to share their passion with other people. So usually you need a promoter to create a situation in which you can get everyone together. Then you need a way of sharing this with the public – a way for it to continue on and actually be sustained. A community is a circle of artists getting together, different people promoting each other. What Split Works does is allow everyone to get involved. Parts of the community that are not normally involved in the circle are able to jump in and get involved. I think JUE Community will be deemed a success if people start talking about it. It doesn’t even matter if people like it or don’t like it or are part of it or not. As long as people are talking about it, then it has succeeded. Check out Zhang Qiushuang performing with his band Mr. Graceless on Mar 17 at Yugong Yishan as part of the “Emerging Young Artists: Music & Art Showcase.”

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Grimes avant-pop darling

What are the most flattering and most annoying descriptions of your sound? Flattering: “the voice of an angel with the heartbeat of a machine” or something like that. Or avant-pop. I really like both of those. Annoying: Dream pop, or “sounds like Kate Bush.” What questions do you wish that interviewers would ask? I wish people asked me more about my art, or literary influences, or writing, or political opinions. Or like, went deeper into things basically. Things tend to be very “surface” in music journalism. What are the strangest lengths you’ve gone to when producing music, besides your infamous nine-day writing session? Umm, I don’t know. I have a weird thing about candles – I can’t really write without candles. Sometimes I do weird things like yell a bunch. Does insomnia help or hinder the recovery from jet lag? It helps a lot. The fact that I have such an irregular schedule sleep-wise means that jet lag is just sort of a normal state of mind so I don’t get as messed up as most people. Which artist’s imagination are you a figment of? I feel like I’m Beth Gibbons’ and Marilyn Manson’s daughter. Who or what is currently influencing your work? Portishead, Lauryn Hill and Taylor Swift. How DIY are you? I do everything myself. Well, I don’t personally print the T-shirts or anything. But no one gets paid to do anything even remotely artistic concerning Grimes. Do you ever make your own furniture? [Laughs] No. Actually that’s not true. I’ve made my desk and a bed before. Also a basketball hoop. See Grimes at MAO Livehouse on Mar 21.

Don't Miss JUE Music

JUE Film

Gang of Four – AV Okubo New Album Listening Party

Electric Shadows Screening: Koryo Cinemas: Wish

MAR 20

The seminal post-punk outfit makes their mainland China debut. They’re also here in support of JUE Festival veterans AV Okubo. The local band will take the stage with their heroes for a listening party before the official release of their second album, which was produced by none other than Gang of Four founder and guitarist Andy Gill. RMB 220, RMB 180 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

MAR 12

Beijing Photographers’ Night

Beijing’s very own expert-photographer-in-residence, Matthew Niederhauser, hosts a night of exhibitions from photographers working in and around Beijing. Free. 8pm. Dada (183 1108 0818)

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Learn more about the DPRK’s film industry with Wish, which depicts North Koreans who dream of meeting Kim Jong-il, the Dear Leader. The film premiered at the 2012 Pyongyang International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Koryo Tours staff. Free. 7pm. Koryo Tours (6416 7544)

JUE Literary

MAR 20

BLF: The Australian Moment with George Megalogenis

While many economies have faltered in the wake of the global financial crisis, Australia is booming. In his new book, journalist George Megalogenis argues that this is no accident. He’ll discuss what Australia is doing right and what other countries can learn from her. RMB 65. 6pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

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Frank Turner

Benj Binks

If you could have performed a live soundtrack for any of the events at the London Olympics, which would you have chosen? Hmm, well, I’d say the 100-meter final, but it only lasts a few seconds. Beach volleyball?

Mongolian hip-hop started with the fall of socialism and the birth of democracy in 1990. Hip-hop dance acts became popular and bands like Kris Kross, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice were soon mimicked. Black Rose started rapping over techno beats in the mid-’90s. Then in 1997, War and Peace became the country’s first hip-hop group. Over the last five years, the hip-hop scene has exploded. As one of the older rappers says, “In 1990, Mongolia was like a blank sheet of paper. Anything you did was new.” It was this blank paper that hip-hop soon started filling up.

english folk-rock aristocracy

How do you think the London Olympic opening ceremony compared to the Beijing one? I think they both reflected their home cultures, in their own way. The London one had a slightly subversive sense of humor to it, which I really enjoyed. I don’t think Danny Boyle was trying to compete with the spectacle of Beijing, which I think was a wise decision. Are your parents pleased that their Eton-educated son ended up a musician? They were worried for a long time about what I was doing with my life, and I appreciate their concern. These days, they’re a lot more comfortable with where I am. What is the biggest myth about Eton that couldn’t be further from the truth?

That I want to answer questions about it. I’m 31. I don’t think or care about school. Which folk traditions do you consider yourself in lineage of? I’d say my music is influenced by English folk traditions, and the sound of Americana generally, but I’d hesitate to say I was directly part of any tradition myself. I write original songs. How do you relate to grassroots folk musicians? By calling them up and sharing a beer with them when I’m in town. Did you ever think that you’d be signed to Epitaph Records? Most all of the bands I was in love with as a teenager were on the label at some point, so I feel very privileged to work with them. What’s the biggest lie that has ever been printed about you? That I was politically conservative. That pissed me off. See Frank Turner at MAO Livehouse on Mar 22.

Hip-hop’s reputation as a voice of the unheard is definitely alive and

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Cinema Soloriens (James Harrar & Marshall Allen) Featuring Beijing Modern Dance Company photos: Nuvo.net, Mongolianbling.com

Interestingly, there’s actually very little bling in our film. One person who saw the film commented that “Mongol rappers have less bling, more heart.” I love that quote. Is fermented horse milk a good alternative to Cristal? Yeah, that or drinking blood out of the neck of your horse as you ride across the continent conquering empire after empire, Chinggis Khan-style.

JUE Performance

A multimedia performance consisting of Harrar’s experimental and highly personal film and video images with a live musical rendering of soundtracks for each film (Allen provides the alto sax and flute accompaniment). Add to that heady mix some interpretive modern dance provided by the Beijing Modern Dance Company and you have a spellbinding show. RMB 120, RMB 80 (advance). 8pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452/72)

JUE Community

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Bai Ye (White Night)

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well in Mongolia. It’s huge with Mongolians under 25. They dress the part, have plenty of local and foreign rappers they admire, and many of them rap, graffiti or beatbox. The over-25s are a bit more rock-oriented and then the elders are more into traditional music. However, across all levels there is support for the young rappers and all the elder musicians we spoke to were encouraging them to blend traditional Mongolian music with their hip-hop. There’s also a strong heritage of singing about love in Mongolia, largely created by the Socialist era. It’s evident in today’s rap – both love and singing about mothers. Not like Eminem but in a positive, praising way. To be given the opening night slot for the Asian Cinema Week is amazing. We’re really looking forward to the film and performance by Gennie and Quiza, two of the stars of the film. Mongolian Bling screens at Asian Cinema Week as part of JUE Film. Learn more about the film at Mongolianbling.com.

the world, from Moscow to Melbourne. This will be the first in China. Bai Ye (White Night) Beijing promises one full day of illuminating cultural interventions, challenging the how, where and when of art experience. Expect dawn-to-dusk exhibitions, theater in a cupboard, performances in private spaces and interactive workshops in the streets. RMB 60. From 10pm (Mar 22) to 10pm (Mar 23). Gulou

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Alternative Voices in Chinese Cinema: Panel Discussion / Q&A Event

Chinese queer cinema is booming, female filmmakers are making their voices heard and China’s many ethnic minorities are both telling their stories and having their stories told by others. This panel asks when alternative voices will start being heard in mainstream Chinese cinema and how far the alternative industry has to go. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students). 4pm. UCCA (8459 9269)

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s part of a green initiative, this year JUE festivalgoers are being encouraged to bike around the city to the various JUE events. As you can see from the event map (p20), events are fairly well spread around the city, but think of how good you’ll feel when you arrive.

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Warm Up to JUE Market

What better way to prepare for the cultural onslaught to come than to bike along to the bazaar on March 10 and check out a variety of interactive artworks, installations, mouthwatering food and drink, and surprise musical guests throughout the day. Free. 10am-6pm. Venue TBD

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Shang Dynasty. Free (RSVP to beijingjue@spli-t.com). 8pm. Chill Cafe Bar (6405 9575)

Abel Stable. RMB 100, RMB 60 (student). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Mongolian Bling Premiere

ACW: Shorts

MAR 14

Director Benj Binks presents the Chinese premiere of his new documentary. Expect performances by Mongolian artists Gennie, Quiza, Beijing MC Nasty Ray, and members of Hanggai, and a Q&A with Binks. RMB 120, RMB 100 (advance). 7pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

MAR 15 Matzka

They combine traditional Taiwanese Aboriginal music with contemporary reggae, hip-hop, folk, rock and even heavy metal. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 8pm. Mako Live House (5205 1112/3)

MAR 16

JUE Literary Talk: Gao Yuning

Writer and Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Gao Yuning discusses the concept of the “news novel” and will answer questions about his new novel, set during the

Jeff Lang

Australian singer-songwriter and critically-acclaimed guitarist Jeff Lang returns with one of JUE’s most eagerly anticipated shows, with support from Randy

A showcase for some of the best short films from Beijing- and Shanghai-based directors. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students). 1.30pm. UCCA (8459 9269)

MAR 18

BLF: CJ Bowerbird

Get slammed, quite literally, by CJ Bowerbird, also known as the reigning Australian National Slam Champion. Cycle along to Gongti to witness a roasting. Free. 4pm. Destination (6552 8180)

MAR 21

Translation Slam: Crosstalk

One for the word nerds – two translators are pitted against each other to compare, contrast and clash over the nuances of translation. RMB 50. 10pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

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o JUE splits its time between Beijing and Shanghai, but there are a number of Beijingonly events that our southern neighbors won’t get to experience this year. Here are the pick of the only-in-Beijing events.

young, local talent. RMB 50. 1-5pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Beijing Improv Big Monthly Performance

Why do so many adults read YA fiction? Is it because they’re looking for fantasy and escapism? Newton (When We Were Two) and Badger (Shift) discuss why they write for young adults and debate why their work appeals to readers of all ages. RMB 65. 6pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

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It doesn’t get much more local than our own Beijing Improv group. A set of familiar faces present their monthly bilingual improv show, with proceeds going to a charity for migrant women and children. Admission by donation. Time TBD. Tianzihong Dance Studio (8403 0571)

Mar 17

Emerging Young Artists: Music & Art Showcase

Local organizations IdleBeats, Plastered T-Shirts, Maybe Mars, Wooozy.cn come together in a multimedia music and art showcase event aiming to highlight

Mar 19

BLF: Forever Young (Adult) with Robert Newton and Meredith Badger

Mar 22

SURGE Art Preview Party

A sneaky peak at SURGE’s 2013 showcase. SURGE has become a valuable platform for emerging artists to display their concepts and artwork to the world. Free. 7pm. SURGE Art Courtyard (6407 5314)

Mar 23

INTLX #7: Trans-Pacific Improv

and Noise Exchange

In association with pangbianr and Subjam, 2 Kolegas hosts a transpacific meeting of radical multimedia innovators and improvisers. Featuring a performance from Bob Ostertag and Pierre Hébert. RMB 60. 8pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

Silent Disco

Nope, it’s not an oxymoron. The music is transmitted to everybody through wireless headphones, so you’re truly dancing to the beat of your own drum. You might look daft, but we promise you won’t care. Free. Time TBD. 4corners (6401 7797)

Mar 24

Two Wheels Keep Rolling ft. Liu Yusi and thruoutin

In association with Greening the Beige, Brad Seippel (aka thruoutin) and Liu Yusi (of the Randy Abel Stable) talk about their how their cycling trips and riding experiences have influenced their lives, thoughts and music. Free. 3pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 5269)

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JUE Live Photography Workshop

Live-photography expert Tom Rippe shows you how to handle the challenges that come with photographing rock shows. RMB 200 (Includes two workshop sessions and entry to two TBD shows). 8pm. Chill Café Bar (6405 9575)

MAR 9

Songwriting Workshop with Joe Gil

A chance to release your inner Dylan with acclaimed LA musician Joe Gil. It’s an old JUE favorite, but it’s consistently one of the most popular JUE workshops. Get your

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tickets quickly. RMB 280. Noon. Atelier (6414 1614)

MAR 11

Cinema Soloriens: Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Marshall Allen

The jazz legend aims to provide a deeper comprehension of his art form. Free. 10am. Beijing Contemporary Music Academy School of Jazz (6052 8885)

Cinema Soloriens: Experimental Film History Workshop with James Harrar

Develop a theoretical and historical context for appreciating avant-garde films and videos that challenge the norms and conventions of mainstream film production. Free. 4pm. Communication Arts Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University (8881 1114)

MAR 13

Beijing Improv Monthly

Bilingual Workshop

With two levels to  accommodate  all abilities of improvisers, there’s value for everyone attending. The workshops are led by experienced improvisers from BJI who are experts at rolling with the punch lines. Free. 8pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

MAR 19

Punk Rock Noodles: Cooking Workshop With Lei Jun

The frontman for punk band Misandao will teach you how to cook up Hunanese-inspired noodles. RMB 150. 7pm. Hutong Cuisine Cooking School (8401 4788)

MAR 24

Jiugulou Charity Theater Sunday

Experience a day of dramatic workshops, plays and performances in Chinese, all put together by a Guloubased community group. Free. 1-10pm. Jiugulou Community Theater (186 1096 7776)


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FOOD & DRINK

Sip, nibble, gulp, chew, guzzle, savor, feast

MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY // SWEET JERKY // SOUR PLUMS // SALTY HAM // IRISH PUBS IN THE OVEN It’s shaping up to be a good year for Great Leap Brewing. Not only do they have a new taphouse on the way (ETA late March or early April), but they have been selected by the Japan Craft Beer Association to represent China at the upcoming Asia Beer Cup 2013. The competition takes place on March 30 in Tokyo. Best of luck to them.

OPENINGS XIV Bistro Lounge near Beixinqiao has a Western menu (salad, soup, sandwiches, fondue) and an intriguing DIY “mini pizza party” concept aimed at families. We’re hoping to have our own pizza feast there shortly and will report back after we do. zap urban eatery (from the team behind SALT and Terra) is planning for a mid-March opening, so swing by Xingfu Sancun next to the Jenny Lou’s to check out their grab-and-go breakfasts and deliciously unhealthy late-night menu.

farewells We stopped by Bourbon in Tongli Studios last month for a gander – only to find it as quiet as a bone orchard. Looks like those cowboys have saddled up and skipped town.

easter puts a smile on everybody's face

Capital bites

Marilyn Mai has left the building

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is really about one person laboring to nourish another. The truly great restaurants in the world start and end with this, no matter how many Michelin stars they rack up in between. Both the chefs and the diners recognize that it’s an honor to serve someone else food, and it’s an honor to dine at someone else’s table. The best bites I’ve had in Beijing, whether it was my first pulled pork sandwich at Home Plate or the dreamy sea urchin spaghetti at Mio, have demonstrated a brand of genius, sure. But they’ve also been grounded in this basic idea – serving something a mother would feed her child. The folks behind these restaurants see nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s kind of what they’re going for. When I think of the biggest problems in Beijing’s food scene – bad service, unsafe ingredients, and by far the worst ... overpriced concept

restaurants with terrible food – most of them would be solved by a return to that core transaction. I love this city and count myself privileged to have watched it grow as a food destination in the last few years, but honestly, the clamoring for acclaim can get insufferable. Like that guy you knew in college who put so much energy into rebranding himself that if you measured it in kilowatt-hours you’d find you could power a mid-sized city through its darkest winter. So what can we, the eaters, do? At the end of the night, all critiques aside, let’s be grateful for what’s been set before us. Let’s also do a little less hyping and ego-stroking and more championing of the people who “get it.” The hope: As Beijing relearns how to nourish itself, all that acclaim it’s been seeking will just come knocking.

Pat Walsh has left The Green Cap in Shunyi. After building the bar into a firm favorite with the Shunyi set, he stepped aside to move on to pastures new. A familiar face has taken up the reins; fellow Irishman Glenn Phelan stepped into the breach hoping to keep The Green Cap “average at best.”

NEWS Modo closed temporarily last month to revamp after the enforced removal of its mezzanine. If, as reports suggest, this is a Village-wide directive, then a number of popular Sanlitun drinking holes could also be set to lose their upper stories. Flamme will conclude their popular Wednesday evening all-you- candrink-cocktails for RMB 99 deal at the end of this month. Pity – that was quite the promotion. Back Alley Bistro’s new Sunday brunch features dishes such as Donkey Hash (yep, donkey meat) and Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes in addition to the more standard eggs and waffles. Deli de Luxe has expanded their opening hours to include Sunday (8am-3pm) and are working on tweaking their delivery zone to somewhere around the south and west gates of Chaoyang Park.

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

King of the Court c o nte m po r ary i nte r n at i o n a l

Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard Daily 6pm-10pm (restaurant), 5-11pm (bar & lounge). 95 Donghuamen Dajie (north of Donghuamen parking lot at the Forbidden City), Dongcheng District (6526 8883) 东城区东华门大街95号 (故宫东华门停车场北面) 900m north of Tiananmen East station (Line 1)

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blows. By taking stewardship of The Courtyard – already a storied restaurant – he’s just raised the bar for Beijing dining. Yes, the food is all very clever and involves equipment and techniques more akin to a laboratory than your own kitchen but it’s just so damn enjoyable. Consider the following dishes from the six-course set menu (RMB 588, with wine RMB 888): Garden Salad involves herb “soil,” blue potato “pebbles,” and a mini rake and shovel to get it to your plate; Beef & Bone serves braised meat and smoked and crispy marrow in the hollowed-out bone they came from; the

signature dessert involves a chocolate terracotta warrior with a gooey orange center kneeling on a bed of chocolate soil. This is the food of a man falling in love with cooking again. Modest to the last, McKenna says, “These are normal flavors – it’s chocolate and orange. I’m not doing anything new.” We’re inclined to disagree. Nothing is being reinvented but everything has been re-imagined wholesale. Book a table and enjoy the show. J­ onathan White Also try: Da Dong, Temple Restaurant Beijing, Maison Boulud

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s it possible to do molecular gastronomy without being pretentious? Based on the foam-flavored smoke and nitrogen-flash frozen flambé nonsense that prevails, it may seem not. A lot of people in the industry got so carried away trying to be Ferran Adrià or Heston Blumenthal that they didn’t get the basics down first. It’s the culinary equivalent of practicing for the All-Star weekend dunk contest at basketball tryouts or trying to knock a man out at your first boxing practice. But Brian McKenna, a man who knows his way around a ring as well as a kitchen, has learned the ropes and can deliver knockout


WHAT’S NEW restaurants

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pork spareribs with preserved plums

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Wang Jia Sha
 Daily 11am-10pm. S1-30A, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6416 3469) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区S130A号 900m northwest of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)

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ang Jia Sha serves the edible equivalent of “street c h i c ” f a s h i o n . T h e y ’ ve taken the urban experience of gobbling up steamed soup dumplings and their pan-fried equivalents – and rendered it as an elegant, streamlined collection made from high-quality materials. The prices on their xiaolong bao have also been upscaled (RMB 22 for five), but the parchment-thin skin, rich broth and meaty filling make them worth every fen. If you’re feeling particularly posh, you can upgrade to crab roe (RMB 38 for five) or goose liver (RMB 66 for five). The shengjian bao (RMB 30 for three) looked almost too pristine at first. But when we bit into the fluffycrispy skin and slurped up the soup inside, we were convinced. Paired with the superior Zhenjiang vinegar

on the table, we were looking at Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman – after she shops on Rodeo Drive. We’d also recommend the crispy tea-smoked duck (RMB 68 for a quarter duck) and Dongpo pork belly. Both come with the puffy lotus-leaf buns, which are, sadly, a rarity in Beijing. Another classic Shanghainese dish that Wang Jia Sha is known for is the jiangshao paigu niangao (酱 烧排骨年糕), which pairs tender wedges of rice cake with flavorful nuggets of pork rib. The Wang Jia Sha brand has over 70 years of history, but it’s just now arriving in Beijing. I’d yell at them for not coming sooner, but I’m too busy slurping up the soup in my bun. Josh Ong Also try: Din Tai Fung, Jade Garden pork belly

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Cai Yi Xuan 采逸轩 Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 2/F, Four Seasons Hotel, 48 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (5695 8888) 朝阳区亮马桥路48号北京四季酒店2层 200m northeast of Liangmaqiao station (Line 10)

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ou might have noticed by now that we’re big fans of pork belly. Fortunately for us, some of the city’s best kitchens seem to like it a lot as well. A braised version, topped with abalone and black truffle (RMB 328) served as the centerpiece of our meal at Cai Yi Xuan. It’s a whirl of tender, gummy and melty textures held together by the splendid caramel flavors of the sauce. While the pork is the foundation of the dish, the abalone and the truffle brought the sweetness of sea and earth together. Cai Yi Xuan draws from a few different regional Chinese cuisines, though its main inspiration is Cantonese. Cold dishes hail from Zhejiang, while some classic Beijing specialties also make an appearance. Dim sum, which runs daily from 11.30am-2.30pm, is fabulous. Baked buns with barbecue pork and apple (RMB 36 for three) are so delightful I sometimes find myself plotting pork

bun heists from their kitchen. Soup dumplings with pork and hairy crab (RMB 36 for four) were excellent, as were the sesame balls (RMB 30 for three), whose puffy exterior eschewed the standard crispy-chewy shell and instead sublimated into a swimming mouthful of salted egg yolk custard. Double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw (RMB 320) was served in a hollowed-out coconut. A tantalizing aroma greeted us when the top was lifted, and the dish tasted as good as it smelled. If you’re looking for one splurge item, though, the braised pork belly provides more heft for the price. The restaurant’s walls of bronze panels are downright regal and service is as impeccable as you’d expect. It’s yet another reason the Four Seasons is hitting it out of the park, though you’ll have to pay to play. Josh Ong Also try: Lei Garden

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

Fresh Heir French

Heritage Daily 6-10pm, Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm. 6/F, Sofitel Beijing, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (8599 6666) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座索菲特酒店6层 500m east of Guomao station (Lines 1 and 10) 


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228) was delightful. The fish quivered and flaked just so when the fork broke through its blanket of golden nuts. With the hazelnuts and the artichoke puree, the dish was a touch on the sweet side – the difference between a pretty young girl with two French braids instead of just one. Their Australian lamb (RMB 298) was straightforward but well-executed: two medallions atop cracker-thin puff pastries accompanied by minced mushroom and roasted carrots and pearl onions. Dessert was a passion fruit entremet (RMB 138), with layers of cubed mango, passion fruit gelée, mango pudding and caramelized milk. It

looked ethereally light – then we dug in and met resistance. The density was not unwelcome, but be prepared for a much richer experience than those flavors typically suggest. The new chef, Michael Jakovljev, loves modernist cooking techniques – from the ever-more-mainstream sous vide to experiments such as using the tops of his heat lamps to slow-cook sea bass. This novelty didn’t quite come through in the entrees we tried, but perhaps he’s still taxiing the runway. We’d come back to watch him take off. Marilyn Mai Also try: Temple Restaurant Beijing, Aria

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or years, Le Pré Lenôtre anchored the Wanda Sofitel with the prestigious Lenôtre name, but now the baton has been passed to Heritage, which is striking out on its own with some experimentation and levity. We started with the Cinta black ham (RMB 188), which nestled a gleaming egg yolk among shavings of the Tuscan pig and ribbons of braised leeks. The yolk had been coddled to a jammy consistency, perfect for spreading on the grilled bread served alongside. A Norwegian salmon with hazelnut crumble and roasted Jerusalem artichoke mousseline (RMB


WHAT’S NEW restaurants

End of the Road A m e r i can

Main Street Daily 4pm-2am. 1/F, 108 Dongbai Jie, Bldg 5 (across from The Brick), Shuangjing Qiao, Chaoyang District (5624 9706) 朝阳区双井桥东柏街5号楼108号底商 (The Brick 酒吧对面) 400m northeast of Shuangjing station (Line 10)

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ain Street has made waves since opening its doors in Shuangjing. But how much of that excitement consists of the voice of desperate Shuangjingers? Does this space actually offer anything for the rest of us? To begin with, the food menu – a range of American fast-casual favorites – seems a bit at odds with the trendy, neon-lit nightclub feel. The extensive list of appetizers, burgers, entrees, mussels, pizzas seems geared towards appeasing families with lots of different tastes to satisfy. Nachos (RMB 25) and a blooming onion (RMB 48) will take the edge off your hunger but they’re rather bland. Similarly, a buffalo chicken salad (small RMB 43, large RMB 68) lacked any real hot-sauce punch; moreover, we had to make a special request for the pungent

and creamy blue cheese dressing. A meatball parmigiana sub sandwich (small RMB 40, large RMB 56) was massive but dry, thanks to a lack of sauce and a disproportionate bread-to-filling ratio. In other words, our meal provided no compelling reasons to choose this spot over any other dining option on the strip, much less make a special trip. Main Street’s saving grace may be its hangout value. They have an extensive and well-priced list of bottled beers (RMB 25-50) as well as Slow Boat and Vedett on draft. At the far back, a variety of game tables (pool, air hockey and foosball) provide incentive to linger after dinner with a drink or friends.  Lauren McCarthy Also try: TGI Friday’s, Union Bar and Grill spaghetti cha cha cha

Twisty Thai Thai

Greyhound Cafe  Daily 11am-11pm. 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village South, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District  (6416 3439) 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯Village南区1号楼3层 900m northwest of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)

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he beautiful thing about Greyhound Cafe is that it’s capable of executing both high-quality authentic Thai food and cheeky fusion dishes. You can get pad thai (RMB 98) straight up, and it’s quite satisfying – if you can get over the fact that it’s ten times what you’d pay on the streets of Bangkok. If you need to feel like you’re getting a value-add, order it with fusilli for a bit of a twist. Spaghetti Cha Cha Cha (RMB 108) was a firecracker of taste, popping with the flavors of seafood, Italian basil leaves and green peppercorns. Salmon carpaccio (RMB 88) benefits from a splash of spicy fish sauce. We also liked the inventiveness of the buffalo burger that combined the flavors of a caprese salad with a squid-ink bun, though it felt overpriced at RMB 118. So far, so playful. But if you’re

craving a dish with a little more gravitas, we’d recommend the panfried sea bass (RMB 168) with its rich red curry sauce. Thai classics include khao soi chicken (RMB 78) – the Chiang Mai dish which pairs up crispy noodles and egg noodles in a coconut curry soup – as well as minced pork with basil and chillies over rice (RMB 88). Both were spot-on and comforting, though I would have traded some of the pork’s saltiness for heat. For a light finish to your meal, try the crepe cakes – each composed of a dozen lacy layers. We preferred the chewy coconut (RMB 78) over a berry version. Mango sticky rice (RMB 78) is a splurge, but it’s worth it just to tune out the rest of the world and pretend to be in Thailand. Josh Ong Also try: Spice Factory, Purple Haze

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Shining Through TrueCOLOR 本色酒吧 Daily 9pm-3.30am. 58 Gongti Beilu (at the intersection with Gongti Xilu), Chaoyang District (6551 3939) 朝阳区工体北路58号(工体西路路口) 900m east of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)

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rueCOLOR may be new in town, but it’s no newbie. With branches in several major Chinese cities down south, this nightclub chain knows what works. The formula is one we’ve seen before, but it’s executed very well. The space itself is predictable for a mainstream Chinese club: the industrial-chic decor, the standing bottle-service tables jamming the floor, the raised catwalk, the lack of a dance floor. We did notice a novel aesthetic touch overhead – the oversized light bulbs with orange glowing filaments droop from the ceiling at varying

heights, dropping and rising in time with the pounding Top 40 hits. For those who don’t buy into bottle service, the bar stands unobtrusively to one side and offers a wide selection of standard and original cocktails (RMB 50-60). Our drinks were wellmade, generally. But consider the ingredients carefully lest you end up chiding yourself for poor ordering as you suck down your neongreen beverage. Despite its big club character, aspects of

TrueCOLOR do charm. The fuwuyuan sway to the music on the floor – even if the patrons do not – and the mostly foreign bar staff are genuinely ebullient. “Trial operation/We will do better” flashes on a bright screen just inside the entryway. The pledge is endearing but gratuitous. TrueCOLOR offers more than enough to satisfy Gongti-goers seeking a bit of flashy entertainment early in the night. Cat Nelson Also try: Latte

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WHAT’S NEW BARS & CLUBS

small beer Panda Brew Pub Daily 6pm-midnight. Beixinqiao Toutiao (20m east off Yonghegong Dajie), Dongcheng District 东城区北新桥头条 (雍和宫大街往东走20米) 100m north of Beixinqiao station (Line 5)

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ccupying about 15sqm and capable of holding about 15 customers, Panda is the latest contender for the title of “smallest bar in Beijing.” But the place has the makings of a success story, especially if co-owner Pan Dinghao’s home-brewed beer lives up to the potential of the Honey Porter I tasted. Pan wasn’t having his best night when I went around – thanks to a late order to supply 180 liters for a friend’s party, he was on the very last drops of his own brew. He’s got six taps raring to go, but at present he’s only able to produce three beers for sale: that drinkable porter I mentioned earlier, a pale ale and an IPA. They’re all RMB 40 a pint. A member of the Beijing Homebrewing Society, Pan can talk at length about discovering brewing as a hobby while studying automotive engineering in Canada, the challenges of Beijing’s

air pollution for local brewers, and why the life of a brewer and bar owner means his dog doesn’t get walked until 3am. The house brews are the thing to come for, but there’s also a respectable set of 20-30 imported bottled craft brews. Most are American or Belgian, and there’s not a Tsingtao in sight – expect to spend RMB 30-45 per drink rather than RMB 15. Pan recommended the Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red Ale, which was excellent, and good value at RMB 30. If you’re craving something different, go for the US-brewed Morimoto Soba Ale. Pan is eager to increase his brewing capacity, and says he hopes to open another two venues by the summer. On first evidence, he’ll soon have enough customers to fill this little watering hole several times over. Iain Shaw Also try: El Nido, Beer All

Wheel of Fortune Nian Bar Daily 6pm-2am. 21 Cheniandian Hutong, Andingmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (8408 4300) 东城区安定门内大街车辇店胡同21号

500m southwest of Andingmen station (Line 2)

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ian Bar’s manager, formerly a globe-trotting musician, describes his new Andingmen hutong bar as a relaxed spot perfect for pre-gaming. While the bar ’s drink deals and affordable booze do make it a fine starting point for a long night of bar crawling in Gulou or clubbing in Sanlitun, there’s plenty to entice patrons to cancel rowdier plans and stay plopped in Nian’s deep, comfy chairs for the night. With two ladies’ nights and other drink promos throughout the rest of the week, it’s never hard to find a deal here, especially for those of the fairer sex. Saturday’s Ladies’ Night featured half-price Cosmopolitans for my friends (RMB 15), with Pink Ladies and Sex on the Beach also half-off. Bottles of Harbin go for RMB 20, and on Wednesdays RMB

50 will get you a bottomless glass of local brew. If you prefer your grog from outside the Middle Kingdom, imports go for RMB 30-40. And on Thursday nights, all 60 of Nian’s shooters are just RMB 5. A crystal chandelier, a foosball table, and flatscreens TVs combine surprisingly well with black leather, polished wood, and soft lighting. The soundtrack bounces between Britpop, synth-driven club tunes, and chirpy Top 40 hits. Most intriguing of all was the prize wheel mounted on the bar’s back wall, which seemed to offer the vague promise of free drink. Rumor has it the game is rigged, but you’ll have to head to Nian and give it a whirl to confirm. Jessica Folker Also try: Huxley’s, Nanjie

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Grape Press

what's new: Bars & restaurants

Cai Yi Xuan

On wine and literature

Nian Panda Brew pub

by Edward Ragg

Wang Jia Sha Greyhound Cafe

TrueCOLOR

Third Ring Road

Second Ring Road

Brian McKenna @ the CourtYard

heritage

Main Street

If you want to find out about even more new restaurants and bars, head to TheBeijinger.com for the latest reviews.

WOKIPEDIA

I IS FOR … … Inner Mongolia 内蒙古 Gleaned from grasslands and deserts, Inner Mongolian cuisine centers on that which can be herded. Mutton prevails. Take your pick: lamb ribs (手把肉), lamb on skewers (羊肉串) or lamb steamed in dough (蒙古包 子). Though greenery is in short supply, the Ordos Provincial Restaurant offers an interesting variation on the concept with their twisted dried “desert scallions” (枪伴沙葱).

… internal organs 下水 Whenever you return home, it’s what your friends want to know: “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?” Chances are good that your answer

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A will involve organ meats. Offerings of offal abound here, from tripe, liver and kidney to heart, gizzard and lung. Perhaps you accidentally sampled them when having hotpot with co-workers. Or maybe you bravely took the plunge when a local friend introduced you to the pleasures of the Beijing specialty known as luzhu houshao (卤煮火烧), a stew of intestines, lungs, tofu and bread, or zasui tang (杂碎汤), mixed entrails soup. … Italian food 意大利餐 China has an inexplicable fascination with Italian food. In fact, most of the dishes that have come to define xican (“Western cuisine”) originated in boot-shaped Yidali. Unfortunately, they tend to lose something in translation. Water y minestrone, limp pizza, gluey spaghetti and insubstantial tiramisu … all these can be found at countless local joints seeking to broaden their appeal. And sure, gems like Mercante bring authenticity, but standbys like Mr. Pizza still dominate the scene.

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n this month of literary festivals, let us take a moment to consider how literature and wine are oft intertwined. Chinese literature features numerous poems where alcohol and – by the Tang Dynasty – “grape wine” is shared. In English literature, Shakespeare had “sack” (an early form of sherry) and “Rhenish” (Rhine wines). Keats marvels at a “draught of vintage” in his classic “Ode to a Nightingale,” which also evokes “Provençal song,” a “beaker full of the warm South” and a “purple-stainèd mouth” saturated with wine. Byron, likewise, recommends the pleasures of “hock and soda water” in his epic “Don Juan” (“hock” being short for Hochheim, a wineproducing village of the Rheingau); and by the 20th century, in Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh has Sebastian and Charles share a bottle of Sauternes, which is described as “heaven with strawberries.” In popular literature, Vin de Constance has seen a revival through E. L. James’s 50 Shades Darker. Perhaps literature’s job is to memorialize the fleeting experiences we actually have with wine, notwithstanding the powers of memory. This month’s selections are all “literary wines” of sorts.

2009 Sauternes by Yquem, Bordeaux, France (Ruby Red, RMB 595) From Waugh to Proust, Sauternes is a “literary” gem. We can’t all afford Yquem, but this wine comes from the same stable. Deep gold, lots of botrytis, candied citrus and stone fruits. Sweet with bracing acidity and very good length. 2005 Klein Constantia “Vin de Constance,” Constantia, South Africa (ASC, RMB 674) Available at China World Summit Wing, Park Hyatt Beijing Famed in 19th century Europe, now rehabilitated by Klein Constantia. Deep gold to amber with complex perfumed and dried orange/peach/ apricot aromas, from a variety of Muscat. Sweet with moderate acidity. Hugely complex on the palate with myriad candied fruits and terrific length. 2005 Château Pirbanon, Bandol, Provence, France (Pudao, RMB 728) Available at Grand Hyatt Beijing K eats drank more “claret ” than Provençal wine, but this Bandol is appropriately deep purple with Mourvèdre’s dark prune fruit, various spices and oak. Full-bodied with chewy high tannins, abundant fruit and very good length.

Edward Ragg is co-founder, with Fongyee Walker, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, China’s leading independent wine consultancy and education service (www.longfengwines.com). They write for the world’s wine magazines and several publications in China.

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… instant noodles 方便面 While these might make for fond childhood memories of Cup Noodle lunches, fangbian mian are a sorry substitute for the bounty of fresh hand-pulled or knife-shaved noodles available in China. The convenience of instant noodles cannot be denied, though, and they’ve become a staple of the modern Chinese diet. We consume 44% of the world’s instant noodles, gulping down 42 billion packages a year. Go for the gold, Beijing – pack a few extra for the next train trip, and we’ll dominate this market!

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COCKTAIL PROFILER

Every month, we ask one of the city’s expert mixologists to profile a selection of Beijingers based on a single snapshot and a brief factoid. If you’d like one of the Beijing’s best bartenders to create a drink especially for you, email us at do@thebeijinger.com with a photo and an interesting fact about yourself.

MINNIE

PETE

Interesting fact: “I’m very honest in every way,” says Minnie. She likes strong but tasty cocktails. In fact, she doesn’t think anyone can make them better than she does, so she asked Yen to surprise her.

Interesting fact: Pete is a massive hockey fan, and a Canuck to boot. He also has a taste for whiskey – and, like all good Canadians, maple syrup – though not always together.

The resulting drink: A Julep Kick

The resulting drink: The Brown Bear

Ingredients: 60ml Wild Turkey 8 Year Old 5ml bitters one sugar cube mint

Ingredients: 60ml The Macallan 12 Year Single Malt 20ml apple cognac 20ml apple juice 10ml lemon juice one spoonful of honey

Served: In an Old Fashioned glass, with the mint muddled in Straight-shooter Minnie blamed our photographer for taking his sweet time shooting the drink before she could sample it, thus allowing the ice to melt a little too much. “It’s definitely still strong! It could be my summer party drink.”

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his month’s cocktail profiler went back to basics, saying, “If the drink is already out there, and it’s suitable for the subject, then why change a winning formula?” Face bartender Yan provided a master class in presenting some classic mixes with a slight twist. We arrived 15 minutes early, only to find Yan busily sculpting ice balls and preparing her mixology gear ahead of the tasting.

LOUIS Interesting fact: Louis likes to participate in outdoor activities, especially hiking, and he loves to travel.

Served: Shaken in an iced martini glass “Strong and slightly sweet with the honey. The hint of apple is nice and the whiskey doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.”

The resulting drink: The Wandering Mule Ingredients: 50ml ginger-infused vodka 150ml ginger beer 25ml lime juice Served: In a tall glass with ice and sliced lime “Good. It’s very fresh-tasting. Not as strong as I like, but nice and fresh.”

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Cure All the self-preservation society by Martyn Fisher

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hen I told people that I was making bacon, I got some very strange responses. Some people backed away; some slapped me on the back; others told me to keep it to myself. Perhaps I should have made myself clearer: I should have said that I was “curing” bacon. “Don’t be silly. You live 14 floors up in a flat in Beijing, not a cottage,” said one friend, who obviously thought I was being pretentious – hamming it up even. The truth is that I never knew what bacon actually was until I had a go at curing it myself. I came to appreciate the fact that bacon and ham are transformed things, significantly different from the raw meats they are made from. At its best, curing is a form of culinary alchemy. What’s more, it was once a commonplace miracle, a fundamental skill quite within the range of a domestic cook of average competence. In fact, the ayi who watched me cure my bacon was entirely familiar with the process, and was only surprised that any foreigner might bother to do something she associated with rural life. (It helps explain why the term xianrou 咸肉, the older translation for bacon, has now been supplanted by the modern cognate peigen 培根. Presumably, rustic xianrou is not a thing that a sophisticated urbanite expects to see in their Starbucks sandwich.)

Why Cure? Very basically, meat needs to be cured because it is sick, heir to all manner of potential corruptions, and unless something is done, it will soon go the way of all flesh: decay. It needs to be cared for. One palliative is to slow down the process of corruption by sticking it in the fridge. Alternatively, you can put off the inevitable by putting meat into a state of suspended animation in the freezer. But imagine you had no fridge or freezer? In which case the solution to the problem is to cover your meat in a simple household chemical: salt. That, in a nutshell, is all curing is. The magic of osmosis draws moisture out of the flesh and replaces it with salt, making it difficult for the bacteria that cause decay to take hold. Once you get the hang of the basic technique, you can “freestyle” quite quickly. While salt acts as the basic preservative, sweet and aromatic flavors can also be drawn into the flesh alongside the salt. So curing can do far more than simply preserve – it can facilitate metamorphosis. Who ever heard of a fridge that did that? A Dry Cure Fish is the easiest thing to cure. Not only is the process relatively quick, but it also brings home how a piece of raw flesh can be “cooked” by the curing. Get a two-pound (1kg) fillet of salmon and then mix the following: 2 tbsp sea salt 1 tbsp soft brown sugar 1 tsp ground white or black pepper a bunch of fresh dill Slice the fillet in half and rub the “cure” (i.e. the salt, sugar and pepper mixture) into the pink flesh of the fish. Sprinkle with fresh, chopped dill. Place the fillets on a sheet of cling film, one on top of the other with the flesh sides touching. Wrap the fish tightly, then place in a suitably sized container (the cure will produce quite a lot of liquid so you need to catch any drips). Find a board about the size of the fish, put it on top and weigh it down with something. Put in the fridge. The next day, turn the fish over. On the third day, remove the fish from the cling film, rinse in fresh water, slice thinly and serve – ideally with brown bread and butter. If you like something darker and more akin to smoked salmon, adjust the flavor by using Muscavado sugar and a slug of whisky. In any case, a dash of vodka or gin doesn’t do the cure any harm at all.

A Wet Cure Preserving meat in a saline solution, or brine, is most often used for ham. Strictly speaking, ham refers only to the cured meat of the back leg of a pig. I always fancied the idea of a proper ham hanging from my kitchen ceiling, to truly turn a Beijing apartment into a cottage, but have you seen a pig’s back leg? It’s huge. I could easily have used a large chunk of meat from the leg, but somehow I really wanted something leg-shaped, so I went for the smaller front legs, the hocks. Regardless of what cut you decide on, you’ll need 8-10 pounds (4-5kg) of pork. 4 pounds (2kg) salt 2 pints (1 liter) good apple juice 2 pints (1 liter) strong cider 12 pints (6 liters) water 2 pounds (1kg) demerara sugar 2 pounds (1kg) dark Muscovado sugar or black treacle 20-30 juniper berries 30g black peppercorns, crushed 10 bay leaves, crushed 10 cloves Put all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Then allow to cool, which will take some time. Pour the brine into a large non-metallic container and chill. Take the raw meat from the fridge and place it in the container; if the meat floats, weigh it down with something non-metallic (and clean) such that the entire surface of the meat is exposed to the brine. Cover the tub and leave in a very cool place for five days. Finally, take the meat out, rinse with cold water, dry it, wrap in a tea towel and put in the fridge. A freshly cured ham is too salty to eat, so it needs to be boiled first in a large saucepan of fresh water for several hours. The longer you boil it, the more salt will be removed. Once that’s done, allow the meat to cool. At that point, I then chose to glaze the ham with mustard and marmalade, and baked it for an hour at 180 C (350 F). The result? Full-bodied, flavorsome meat, perhaps a little too salty, but with a strong tang of apples and cloves. A little tough, perhaps, but then, I didn’t use the correct cut of meat. Anyway, the lesson is to keep experimenting.

Bacon By the time it came to making bacon, I was in a more experimental mood, partly because the ham hadn’t poisoned me. I decided to use a dry cure method quite similar to the one used above. I got two pounds (1kg) of belly pork and sliced it into two strips about four inches in width. As for the cure, I just mixed a few handfuls of sea salt and brown sugar in a bowl and put it aside while I made a curing tub – an old Tupperwaretype box with some holes stabbed in the bottom. Then I lay the pork on a cutting board, took a handful of the cure and rubbed it in, making sure that there was salt and sugar sticking to every part of the flesh, and put the two strips into the container, with the skin facing upwards. Almost as soon as the cure was applied, the flesh started to tighten and fluid began to seep out of the holes in the bottom of the container – so I put it inside a large plastic box, propped up and free of the surface so the liquid could freely flow out. Before long, a large pool of brownish liquid had formed. Every two days, I reapplied a fresh handful of cure; on the seventh day, I felt it was ready. I rinsed off the cure, made a hole in the top of each flitch of bacon, threaded the hole with cotton and hung them up in the kitchen to dry. A very satisfying sight – strangely beautiful, the stark pink of raw pork turned ochre. The bacon quickly tightened further in the desiccating Beijing air and I thought with satisfaction on how the flavors must be intensifying. How did the bacon taste? The texture was good, crisping up very nicely. But it was too salty, which only furthered my resolve to carry on curing until I have got what I want. But also it tells you more about what bacon actually can be: not just a companion for eggs at breakfast, but in small quantities, an intensely savory condiment for pasta, omelettes, stews, soups and pies. Once you’ve made bacon, bacon is what you make of it.

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DRINKS FEATURE THE GREEN CAP If you don’t live near The Cap, you might not have popped your head in. This is a mistake on your part. It’s one of the only businesses in Beijing that has consistently lived up to its slogan: “Average at best.” Most of the time, it’s well above average. Imagine that. If the Green Cap were an Irish film (pronounced fill-uhm), it would be The Guard. In a nutshell, it’s the bizarre adventures of one hat-wearing man in a rural outpost that’s overtaken by all manner of bizarre foreigners.

THE IRISH VOLUNTEER This charming little drinking den can be found in the Lido neighborhood. Because of the lack of locals (i.e. pubs) for the locals (i.e. people) in the area, the Volunteer offers a bit of everything. For example, it’s a great place to watch the NHL playoffs. Fittingly, ice hockey is bizarrely popular in Belfast. If The Irish Volunteer were an Irish sportsman, it would be Roy Keane. There’s no messing about. Fools will not be suffered. Dogs will be walked.

Craic Beijing’s Irish Bars by Pete Reilly

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DURTY NELLIE’S The oldest Irish bar in the city is also one of the few survivors of Sanlitun’s fabled South Bar Street. Nellie’s isn’t as durty as she’s purported to be, but its underground location at the Laitai Flower Market adds a certain rough charm that puts the “wart” in Beijing bar-scene stalwart.

here are many things to thank Ireland for. Poetry, music and literature, for a start. And then there’s that all-female band, The Corrs. But it’s the world’s most famous stout and some of her finest whiskeys that put Ireland on everyone’s lips in the month of March. Well, that and your man who got rid of all the snakes. St. Patrick’s Day is here again. This year, it falls on a Sunday – that means you’ll likely have work the following morning. The truly committed will mark the occasion by calling in sick the next day. For everybody else, here’s a guide to the city’s Irish bars to be used at any time. We’ve also got the scoop on the cheapest Guinness in town, suggestions for a couple of pub crawls and a special treat. Sláinte!

If Durty Nellie’s were an Irish hellraiser, it would be Peter O’Toole. For its drink-related tales from well before we were all here and likely many more after we’re all gone.

THE JAMES JOYCE Much like Joey McIntyre in being the Irish New Kid On The Block. The James Joyce is warm and welcoming. Some of the warmth can be put down to the roaring log fire. The rest is from its friendly staff. If The James Joyce were an Irish writer, it would be Roddy Doyle. What – you didn’t think we were going to say James Joyce, did you? Too obvious. Besides, Joyce himself was too gnomonic for that.

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PADDY O’SHEA’S Somewhere beneath all of the sports memorabilia there is an Irish bar. Trust us – there used to be famous proverbs on the walls and everything. Paddy’s makes up for it by showing the sports most popular in Ireland – both native and foreign. If Paddy O’Shea’s were an Irish singer, it would be Morrissey. The reason? His song “Irish Blood, English Heart” says it all.


THE STUMBLE INN Is this an Irish bar or simply a bar that has only ever been run by the Irish? Does it matter? There’s always a character or two to make it feel like an Irish bar – be they surly soak or jovial drunkard. You can also play pool so that you don’t have to talk to your girlfriend while drinking. If The Stumble Inn were an Irish film star, it would be Colin Farrell. You might be confused for thinking he was some kind of brash loudmouth Yank, but he’s actually alright.

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MOLLY MALONE’S Here’s an interesting tidbit: Molly Malone’s is the only bar in the city named after a woman who was a fishmonger by day and a prostitute by night. In no way are we saying that the CBD’s only Irish bar shares any similarities other than the name. If Molly Malone’s were a modern Irish beauty, it would be Georgia Salpa. Elegant, decadently dressed and also located in a five-star hotel.

BEIJING’S CHEAPEST GUINNESS Here’s a question for you: Where’s the cheapest pint of Guinness in Beijing? Ironically, it’s not any of the city’s Irish bars that’s doing the most to introduce Ireland’s finest export to Beijing.

TRY OUR PUB CRAWL We’ve always dreamed of jamming the pleasures of all of Beijing’s Irish pubs into one glorious day. We’d start out in the suburbs and end in the heart of the city. (Any other way would be madness.) It would go a little something like this: Start at The Green Cap, then visit the Irish Volunteer on the way to Durty Nellie’s. From there, it’s on to Paddy’s, then The James Joyce and The Stumble Inn in quick succession before finishing the day with sweet Molly Malone.

The Den RMB 30 (5-10pm happy hour) or with a Den card Union Bar & Grille RMB 30 (4-8pm happy hour) That’s cheaper than a pint in a pub in Dublin. Sup up, Sanlitun.

MAKE YOUR FRIENDS GREEN WITH ENVY!

WHAT’S THAT? ANOTHER PUB CRAWL? We admit that our suggested pub crawl is not for the faint of heart, time or cash, so we’re happy to get behind Murphy’s ShamRock ‘n’ Roll Pub Crawl on March 16. We’re gonna get behind it, but from a comfortable distance as they’re telling everyone: “Dust off your green tights, practice your faux Irish accent and swat up on those Riverdance steps.” If that’s gotten you in the mood, then get to Brussels on March 16 around 5pm. RMB 150 will get you drunk in Brussels, The Black Sun, Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q, Take 5 and The Stumble Inn.

The Irish Ball is the Best Party of the Year, according to the voters in our 2012 Reader Bar & Club Awards. Now one lucky devil will win two tickets to what will probably be 2013’s best party. We’re going to make this easy for you. To win a pair of tickets to the “Stars and Shamrocks” Irish Ball on March 16, simply tell us: How many shamrocks are on this doublepage spread? Email your answer to win@thebeijinger.com before Mar 11. Good luck.

For venue details, see Directory.

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Just DESSERTs

Meat Candy sweetness to savor by Cat Nelson

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rom bacon chocolate bars to foie gras and prosciutto ice cream, meat has been making a splash in the Western dessert scene recently. Meanwhile, China must be rolling its eyes, and why not? This country is an old hand at meaty sweets. Rougan (肉干), more commonly known by the Hokkien term bakkwa, is a meat jerky that’s sweet, slightly salty, and occasionally spicy. Traditionally, it was a way of preserving the meat leftover from festivals and banquets – marinated in a sugar-salt solution, then smoked – but the treat has now become a staple of festivals in its own right. In many parts of Southeast Asia, a Lunar New Year gift hamper just wouldn’t be complete without a few sheets of bakkwa – or more auspiciously, coin-shaped bites. In the true dessert tradition of pie for breakfast, I sampled a half a pound of these sweet meats with my cup of morning coffee. The Singaporean chain, Bee Cheng Hiang, offers basic pork and beef jerky options (切片烧烤猪肉/牛肉), giant squares of thinly sliced meat lightly coated in a sugar glaze, a safe bet for gifting. The coins of pork (金钱烧烤猪肉) reminded me of breakfast patties,

but candied with a slight undertone of maple – much like the taste of catching the last of your pancakes’ syrup with the end of a sausage. The blend of sweet and spicy-hot has been another contemporary trend in Western desserts, and in its trifecta of flavors, Bee Cheng Hiang’s spicy classic pork (辣经典猪肉) impressed me the most. These strips of bacon impart the same sweet smokiness of the coins, but with extra depth and complexity lent by a touch of peppery spice. For many of us, Chinese cuisine’s greatest failing may be in the dessert and breakfast departments, but Bee Chiang Hiang’s bakkwa rises to the challenge, satisfying both the midnight and morning sweet tooth. Bee Cheng Hiang 1) B1/F, Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District (no tel); 2) B1/F, Zone 1, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District (no tel); 3) B1/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (no tel) 1) 东城区东直门南大街1号来福士 购物中心地下1层; 2) 东城区东长 安街1号东方广场东方新天地1区 地铁层食通天大街; 3) 朝阳区建 国路87号新光天地地下1层

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Hot Pot Nirvana

ALLEYWAY GOURMET

lip-numbing, tongue-tingling bliss by Iain Shaw

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Law #1 of hot pot: There’s always one person at the table who insists on having the non-spicy broth. Make sure these anti-social types aren’t invited. Let them stay at home, boil the kettle up and pour it over some meat and vegetables. Kuanbandeng does cater to the spice-averse, but their trademark is a mala broth divided into nine sections. All the better for scooping razor-thin slices of lamb, slabs of tofu, spinach leaves and mushrooms out from those peppery depths. After a few bites, expectation dissolved into satisfaction. The numbing mala sensation flared first around the lips, then my tongue tingled. And tingled some more. Within a minute, my mouth felt detached from the rest of my body in a moment of transcendence. It’s like what Buddhism is supposed to do for you. I picture him, Gautama, and wonder if he had some hot pot with him under that Bodhi tree.

Time to make use of that smooth, cooling sesame dip. I mixed in generous quantities of cilantro and crushed garlic for added depth. This process repeated itself several times over, with increasing peaks and valleys. Soon enough, I realize I’m fishing in an empty sea. It’s over. Kuanbandeng has none of Gui Jie’s lantern-lit spectacle and nothing like the service of Haidilao. Just a robust broth, some interesting meat options, fresh food and an environ-

ment that makes it easy to have a great time. Kuanbandeng Laodu Hot Pot Daily noon-4am. 88 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District (6407 7754) 宽板凳老灶火锅, 88号

东城区雍和宫大街

100m north of Beixinqiao station (Line 5)

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s we waited for a table, the smoke -and-spice infused air set my nostrils and the back of my throat tingling. Imagine a sauna where some scamp had dumped several spoonfuls of chili oil and peppers over the hot coals. In the finest traditions of hot pot and steam rooms, at least one portly gentleman was even undressed – from the waist up, thankfully. Diners fill in their own order forms, so make sure you know how to read or ask for your favorite ingredients. As well as offering everything you’d expect, Kuanbandeng has a few specialties. Almost everyone orders the mala beef (麻辣牛肉), a plate of meat heavily marinated in a chilli dressing even before you add it to your broth. The bashu beef (巴 蜀牛肉) is also popular. If you like innards, order the duck blood (鸭血) and intestine (鸭肠), secure in the knowledge that both come highly rated by Dianping.com users.

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TASTE TEST

A Plum Job pucker up, you old fruit

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f plums weren’t a good thing, how on earth would they have become synonymous with everything choice and desirable? No wonder we want to preserve these fat, juicy summer fruits – to keep them available all year round. But when we dehydrate and salt and pickle them, do we end up with a Dorian Gray tradeoff? Do these shriveled plums serve as a reminder of their youthful beauty … or a betrayal?

brown sugar flavor RMB 13.2 (50g)

classic preserved plum RMB 5.2 (80g)

“Looks horrid. It’s a leap of faith just to put this in your mouth”

“Tastes like I’m sucking on a very old aspirin pill”

“Smells like stale chocolate wafers and hints of old people”

“This is like the quintessential China snack – could be meat, could be vegetable, could just be gelatin”

“It’s all skin and no meat ... like a Taiwanese pop princess”

“The dusting of powdered sugar is a welcome addition to the sour plum scene”

“But an ageing one. It’s very wrinkly” “Yeah. Big Shar-Pei folds” “Lovely baritone flavor – somewhere in the middle, not too shouty”

“It was here before the fancy flavors and will be here after the fancy flavors fade”

“How come you taste so good, baby?”

“Like a workhorse. As tough as a workhorse, too”

black plum (wu mei) RMB 9.90 (102g)

yumberry (yang mei) RMB 9.9 (102g)

“It’s like stollen! Whoa … with a spicy aftertaste. What’s going on?”

“Far too much going on here, all these little shreddy bits of flesh”

“This prune is trying to be a cinnamon heart, like a grandma tries to be cool”

“How can you not like this? Boiled chicken skin stuffed with grass was always a favorite in my house.”

“More meat to it, though. This one treats teeth like teeth – you’re invited to take a good old bite” “Yeah, it’s like walking up a slope instead of trying to climb a sheer rock face”

“This is like one of those movies like Love Actually. Too many different stories, all rather tenuously strung together by some or other coincidence. Pointless”

“Cooling powdered sugar and warming chilli … it’s a song of ice and fire. Well, more a ditty of ice and fire”

“Texture like a dense carpet. It will make sense to anybody who likes beef tongue. And I mean that in the best way” photos: sui

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perilla flavor RMB 4 (20g)

lilac/cloves flavor RMB 4 (20g)

“The wrinkles on this one spell TCM. I don’t even need to taste it to know I won’t like it”

“It says ‘naturally lilac’ but it reeks of cloves” “If herbal jelly was fossilized, this would be what the archeologists would find”

“Oh, it rattles like a plum Kinder Surprise!” “Nice chocolatey scent”

“Like eating a velvet curtain”

“My mouth is filling uncontrollably with saliva. It’s like what happens when you have a hangover and are seconds away from a bile vomit”

“Yields low returns per chew” “Like licking the back of a TCM patient” “I’m getting a flashback to my last massage session. The one that left me with big round welts”

“I’m getting stomach cramps”

pearl plum (zhenzhu mei) RMB 2.2, 50g “Bouncy, crunchy, refreshing … not what I was expecting from a sour prune” “It tastes a bit like the dim sum bun with the sweet egg yolk center” “A veritable melting pot of flavors – fizzy, coconut and an eggy undercurrent”

Taiwan tea plum RMB 4.8 (50g) “Oh, this one’s buff. Lots to chew on here” “Nice brambly flavor. Like sunset on a glorious summer day” “When fruit has this damp, sodden texture, I expect it to have come from a cocktail” “It’s like the mocktail version of cocktail fruit”

“It crunches a bit like a raw onion”

“Both flavor and texture are translucent and tender”

“It’s Pollyanna, it’s Pippi Longstocking … one of those blithely upbeat pixies. Crisp, happy and cute”

“A plum to enjoy on the veranda when the honeysuckle are in bloom”

salted plum (zhenghua mei) RMB 2.2 (50g) “A salty meteor just crashed into my tongue and my taste buds have gone the way of the dinosaurs” “Looks like a sugary breakfast cereal but tastes like a salt mine” “If somebody’s been very virtuous on a low-sodium diet, this is where they fall off the wagon” “A plum for somebody who’s been sweating all day – to replenish electrolytes. Throw one of these plums in a gallon of water and call it Oral Rehydration Therapy” “It’s like a prank sweet given to you by a kid called Trey. I hate Trey”

California prunes RMB 9.5 (170g) “Tastes like normal prunes. The sweet meat melts off the pit like fat off the bone” “No clinging here – the flesh and the stone want nothing to do with each other” “Pleasant, but not much depth to it. Soon you’re ready to move on to something more complex and fulfilling” “The word ‘prune’ does this fruit such a disservice. It’s sweet, velvety, gooey. After all those skeletal dried plums, this is like a fatted calf”

The Verdict Let us never speak again of the withered specimens that puckered us with their extreme tartness or saltiness. Let us instead remember fondly the oddly perky pearl plum, the flavor-packed Taiwan tea plum, and the fleshy California prunes that stayed true to the original fruit.

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Last orders

Q&A

Star Chef

Giovanni Ricci, chef de cuisine at Bene, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng by Marilyn Mai

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hef Ricci has brought the best of Italian seafood to landlocked Beijing, so it’s not a stretch to imagine him making pizza in space. Read on for the astrophysics-loving Italian’s take on science, poetry, and which ingredients he misses most in Beijing. We’re told that you’re a fan of astrophysics. I love Galileo Galilei, who is the founder of experimental science. Galileo opened the doors of knowledge of the universe.

Morgan O’Hara General manager, The Hutong

Every month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers to imagine their final meal before leaving the city for good. The venue I am an avid supporter of hole in the wall restaurants. To get my last meal started, I would bring my closest friends to Xinxin Xiangcai Guan (新 新湘菜馆) near Dongzhimen. The starters I’d order a bevy of their ganguo (干 锅). The spicier, the better. My business partner and friend Mark Thirlwall would be commenting on how amazing the food is, though he says that every time he eats well at a hole in the wall. Laughs all around, tastebuds tingling, and it’s onto the mains.

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The sendoff To wrap things up, we’d take a bike ride downtown, sans the Respro masks. The air would be clean, the winds blowing, the stars shining, a full moon glowing over our nighttime chatter. My last hurrah in the Chinese capital! It’s Beer and Pie Month at The Hutong. For details, turn to the Events section.

Do you have a favorite poet? M y f avo r i te p o e t i s o bv i o u s l y Giacomo Leopardi, who was born in Marche, my region. You should read his poem “L’Infinito.” It’s really amazing – I recommend that everyone read it.

Have you read Cosmicomics by You specialize in the cuisine Italo Calvino? of Italy’s central region. Tell us Calvino is not an astroabout some of its physicist but one of the “I prefer pure highlights. greatest Italian writers My region is famous for science” of the 20th centur y. its fresh seafood, caught Cosmicomics relies on real notions directly from Italy’s biggest fishof astronomy but I am not really ining port on the Mediterranean. At terested in that. I prefer pure science Bene, you can enjoy a succulent cod – to read the essays of astronomy fish, pasta with fresh clams or the rather than science fiction. famous risotto with mixed seafood. Of course, we also have very good What’s your favorite planet? meat dishes such as my favorite, What kind of dish could you cannelloni. imagine creating on that planet? Saturn, of course! Because it’s a What ingredients are most chalbeautiful planet, the most mystelenging to source in Beijing? rious in the solar system. I could Fresh fish from the Adriatic Sea. It create a special pizza with a secret is very difficult to find it in Beijing, ingredient as secret as that planet. perhaps impossible, but I can assure The solution to know which ingreyou that the fish from the Adriatic is dients I will use is to come to Bene quite tasty and nice. and try it. See if Chef Ricci’s creations are out of this world at Bene.

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The mains My lovely wife Ling loves fish, and we all love the Great Wall. To continue my last meal, we’d hop onto a creaky Jinbei and speed outside of the ring roads, past Huairou, past Mutianyu, on to Jiankou and to a local villager’s home. Slices of fresh trout – grilled, steamed, fried – and wild vegetable side dishes, with the Wall winding majestically in the backdrop.

The desserts I have a sweet tooth and would like to go out with a bang – or rather, slip into a sugar-induced daze – so that I won’t be too sentimental to be leaving the city I love. For my last Beijing desserts, Kristen Lum from LumDimSum would lead our group to a place I haven’t yet been, but always wanted to try: the Pastry Library at S.T.A.Y. at the Shangri-La. My first selection: their meringue dessert with fresh raspberries and mint. And then we would peruse the Library’s acclaimed assortment that I’ve heard so much about, which isn’t Chinese, but is unique to Beijing.

Does your interest in the stars translate to an interest in astrology? What’s your sign? I am Sagittarius and I absolutely don’t believe in astrology. That’s just an old popular belief that has nothing to do with science.


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Every month, we like to shine a spotlight on some of the most delicious dishes we’ve stumbled upon recently. Dig in! Turkish salad Biteapitta, RMB 28 If you’ve ever ordered the Ten Mezze variety platter, you’ll recognize this as “the red one” – diced fresh tomatoes and roasted bell peppers tossed with spices and peppers. In the Middle East, it’s called matbucha. We call it delicious. Caesar salad Twilight, RMB 50 We think it’s the best in the city. Beautifully soft-boiled eggs, a flavor ful but not overly pungent dressing, amazing croutons (bread provided by the geniuses at Gang Gang Delicatessen), house-cured bacon chunks and lightly warmed tomatoes that are bursting with juice. When you pay this much attention to each aspect of the salad, the result is magic. omelette Yoshimura-ya, RMB 36 Cabbage and bacon are wrapped in a thin sheet of egg, painted with a tangy sauce and served up on a sizzling plate. It’s a great dish to share. Don’t be put off by the photo on the menu – the scribbles of mayonnaise are unnecessary, but don’t detract from the enjoyment. eggs Benedict Nola, RMB 48 Simple, but hard to get right, eggs Benedict is the martini of brunch. Nola’s sets the standard in Beijing. When you prick the poached egg, warm yolk gushes over bacon and a lightly toasted biscuit. Just remember that it’s only available for their weekend brunch. spicy braised rabbit head Shuangliu Laoma Tutou, RMB 8

Rabbit meat is, according to experts, a healthy alternative to beef, pork and chicken; it’s lower in fat. The signature dish at this Sichuan restaurant is definitely rabbit’s head. It comes in two flavors: mala (extremely spicy) and five-spice (non-spicy). The first time you look at a braised rabbit head, it can be quite intimidating. The skull is palm-sized and still has the two front teeth on it, but you’ll be rewarded for pushing past the aesthetics of the dish. jerk chicken Jamaica Me Crazy, RMB 38 They always seem to be out of the other main dishes on their small menu, but I never regret having to change my order to the jerk chicken. It has enough bite to satisfy a spicy craving, but pairs well with the rice and beans piled underneath in the sturdy takeout container. It’s served with tomato and cucumber salad. Perfect take-home food for winter hibernating and DVD watching. mushroom burger The Veggie Table, RMB 62 Not only is this the best non-meat burger I’ve ever had, but its denseness is almost enough to make me forget about beef. It can get messy if the mushroom patty crumbles apart in the middle, but is so filling and satisfying you’ll forget it’s vegan. Served with potato wedges. Barbara crepe Moment Cafe, RMB 43 Think of this as a pizza crepe. Filled with cheese, a tomato sauce and salami, it’s quite substantial. All of Moment’s crepes are named after women. I don’t know who any of these women are, but Barbara should be proud.

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Things to do, places to be, stuff to try This is not an Easter egg. See p48.

TIME TRAVEL // DEVILS // HATS // GANG OF FOUR // EMERALDS // AMANDA MAIR

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Exploring the plurality of women. “Memory Doll” runs Mar 9-31 at C5 Gallery.


INSPECT A GADGET O-My-Guard Bike Lock Most bike locks don’t go to the trouble of giving themselves a witty name. Or an equally clever bike frame mount, which ensures that you never misplace your snazzy security device. www.sinoxlock.com Price TBD

3M Mobile Projector 225a Phone screens are too small to share with more than one person at a time. Your flatscreen TV is better but then everyone has to come to your house. This Apple-ready projector lets you turn any old wall into a cinema. www.3m.com RMB 1,400

Svelte Collection (Origami) iPad mini Case So you’ve got an iPad mini? Well done. Anyone who has these origami-inspired cases is still cooler than you. Show off your creativity by folding the cover into its many configurations as a stand.

Horn Bike iPhone Amplifier Case If we’d been alive when the Penny-farthing and gramophone were around, we would have combined them for a gentlemanly bike ride to music. But now we can strap this iPhone amplifier case to our fixie’s handlebars for an up-to-the-minute equivalent.

www.kajsacases.com RMB 420

www.bonecollection.com RMB 99

Is there anything more frustrating than having to make small talk because no one has any speakers? Nixon has fixed that. Their speakers are small but powerful and can be plugged into any device with a standard headphone jack.

Nixon TPS Portable Speaker

DIY Festival

www.nixon.com RMB 560

Grow Your Own Scene by Joey Guo

Forever C Bicycle The Shanghai-based bike brand is updating in its eighth decade with their new C series. The line has redesigned the firm’s classic bike with eco-friendly materials and Instagrammable colorways. http://cforever.net RMB 965

Kindle Paperwhite Regarded as the best in its class, the Paperwhite’s E-ink display doesn’t succumb to glare, and the price makes it a steal. Ideal for taking a break to read The Idiot’s Guide to Running a DIY Festival. www.amazon.com RMB 999

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

feeling quilty? Slow Life Patchwork

Daily 10.30am-9pm. Unit 2406, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (134 8865 5984) 朝阳区东大桥路8号Soho 尚都北塔4层2406号 300m south of Dongdaqiao station (Line 6)

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The staff at Slow Life Patchwork want to help you make that discovery. They’re part of the Slow Life movement, whose emphasis on authenticity, thoughtful consumption and quality-overquantity aligns quite naturally with DIY handcrafting. These proud advocates of hand-quilting offer courses for hobbyists (RMB 380-1,200) as well as for certification (RMB 3,500-3,800). They’ve even become a quilting hub. Experts fly in from Japan once a month to give workshops that are attended by aspiring instructors from all over China. You can see why patchwork might appeal to Chinese crafters. As compared to other needlecrafts, quilting is less unforgiving than crewel-style embroidery,

allows more scope for creativity than cross-stitch, is more abstract than rustic appliqué. Slow Life Patchwork is filled with soft toys, tchotchkes and handbags – the smaller projects that they start novices off with. (Proprietor Katie Zhan does offer instruction in English.) The store also stocks a rainbow of fabrics and buttons, and all the quilting tools (rotary cutters and mats, gridded rulers and guides) you’ll need to create perfect seam allowances. Lilly Chow Also try: The Red Pomegranate DIY Sewing Center, China Culture Center

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uilting is inevitable. But patchwork is optional. When the seasons turn chilly, it makes sense to layer blankets for warmth. Eventually, you accumulate so many layers that you need to pin them together to keep the padding from shifting. That’s the definition of quilting.  But there’s no practical reason for the topmost layer of your blanket sandwich to be decorative. No reason at all why somebody should piece hundreds of blocks of cloth into exuberant tessellations. Unless, of course, they had discovered that doing so offered a profound pleasure that far outweighed the time-consuming work.


WHAT’S NEW Venues & shops

HAT'S life Hatters’ Hub 帽仕汇 Daily 10am-7pm. Unit 5135, 1/F, Bldg 5, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (5785 3078) 朝阳区三里屯Soho 5号楼1层5135铺 800m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)

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fter five years of catering exclusively to the rich and glamorous, milliner Elisabeth Koch has set up shop with Chinese high-street brand Hatters’ Hub in Sanlitun Soho. While Koch, who has hatted the likes of Kate Middleton and Zhang Ziyi, will continue to design bespoke hats for a price tag of around RMB 4,000, she now also acts as creative director for the Jeffsun, Sinossance and Hatters labels, which sell factory-produced headwear at a tenth of the price. Whether shoppers are in the market for off-the-wall designer headpieces like Koch’s floppy Barbieadorned number or a box-standard black trilby, they can find all of the above in Hatters’ Hub’s cozy flagship store. On one side of the room, you’ll find luxurious Swarovski hat brooches – on the other, a selection of woolly knit caps. Hat fanatics can

head towards the back of the boutique to watch Koch at work in her studio, while metrosexuals can try to find the flat cap that best matches their man-bags. One assumes that Hatters’ Hub is delighted to be associated with Elisabeth Koch, whose creations have graced the pages of countless fashion magazines, and whose orange fascinator landed the Vogue China cover last December. For her part, Koch seems to appreciate that in only three years, Hatters’ Hub has established a strong foothold in the Chinese hat market by appealing to the young and upwardly mobile. This alliance between highbrow and middlebrow might alienate the ladies at Ascot, but as individuality becomes more affordable in China, we tip our hat to them. Sarah Karacs Also try: Shengxifu, Lids

DOWNTOWN DOCtors United Family CBD Clinic Mon-Sat 9.30am-6.30pm. Suite 3017, Bldg AB, Vantone Center, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5907 1266) http://beijing.ufh.com.cn/en 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号万通中心AB座2层3017 500m southeast of Dongdaqiao stati­on (Line 6)

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llness is a foreign land where you always go alone,” said the writer Peter Hobbs. How very true – when faced with a strange bug or new diagnosis, even seasoned China hands may feel miles away from all they know. What sets United Family’s CBD location apart from many other expat clinics is the range of services offered on-site. Aside from the pediatric and internal medicine specialists you might expect, the clinic has its own lab, ultrasound, TCM practitioner, psychological services, and is licensed to jab you with a full range of vaccines. Thanks to the in-house pharmacy, you don’t have to leave the premises for your prescriptions, and patients are welcome to pop in for over-the-counter essentials like cold remedies. Those of us who break out in a sweat at the thought of a routine

physical will be calmed by the clinic’s airy, orchid-filled waiting rooms. For added convenience, the clinic has direct-billing arrangements with a couple dozen insurance companies, and provides regular shuttle service to BJU for procedures and pills not available at the clinic. Many of us have gotten into the habit of taking care of routine medical care on our visits home, but when Beijing offers the type of family clinic care you’re used to, it really doesn’t make sense to keep putting off that Pap smear or yearly check-up. Stopping in for routine and preventive care can keep you from an extended stay in the land of illness – or at least crowded, germy hospital waiting rooms. Jessica Folker Also try: Beijing United Family Hospital

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esterners may claim great respect for TCM, but we tend to turn to it as a last resort. When we’re stricken with an intractable ailment or told that we need some alarmingly invasive (or expensive) procedures, suddenly the human body’s capacity for self-healing becomes mighty appealing. Bit of a shame, really, that we don’t heed TCM advice regarding preventive care (e.g. stop eating thoughtlessly, carve out time for proper sleep, shake out your limbs, bundle up, and maybe cool it with all the icy drinks). If we did, maybe we wouldn’t have to resort to those mysteriously effective herbal

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decoctions and acupuncture sessions. Beijing Dongwen Clinic offers multilingual service (English and Japanese) and treatment for antistress and pain management, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, quitting smoking and weight management. One lucky reader can win two vouchers for a free consultation worth RMB 1,000. For your chance to win, simply answer this question: In Five Elements Theory, which two organs are associated with the emotion of anger? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Mar 30. Good luck!

ay “Yogi” to most Westerners, and they’ll think of either Yogi Bear or Yogi Berra. Both characters could be said to know their way around junk food – either at the ball park or in the picnic basket – and it’s that kind of fast living that will mean you need to seek out a real yogi, i.e. one who practices yoga. Now it’s not for us to say how you should take your yoga, much like we’re not the ones who can tell you to lay off the junk food, but PV Yoga is the only studio in Beijing that practices the traditional form of Prana Vikasa Yoga.

It was developed by Yogi Hemanth, the very man behind the Beijing venue, who has been a practitioner since he was but a boy of six. PV Yoga is offering a one-month membership card worth RMB 1,300 for one lucky reader. For your chance to win this membership card, all you have to do is tell us: What is the name of Yogi Bear’s long-suffering sidekick? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Mar 30. Good luck!

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Gia Ostrich-Effect Leather Clutch Michael Kors. RMB 3,590

GET THE LOOK

Smooth and sustainable, this is something to get your clutches on.

Joanie’s Chunky Oval Emerald Green Stone Bracelet Fantasy Jewelry Box. USD 39.95 The opulence of the ancients at a fraction of the price.

Edwardian Necklace With Green Rhinestones Zara. RMB 69 Those who don’t have real heirlooms are free to experiment with Edwardian extravagance.

Asymmetric Hem Dress Bershka. RMB 259 Pair it with heels to add inches to your pins.

Skinny Jeans ASOS. RMB 148.39 Make a statement with this bold color. Green Cardigan H&M. RMB 129 A wardrobe staple with a touch of class.

G PHOTOS: Courtesy of ASOS, Bershka, Fantasy Jewelry Box, GAP, H&M, Mango, Michael Kors, Taobao.Com, Zara

reen has always represented hope and a brand-new start, but never has it been more au courant. 2013 is the year of Emerald Green. No sooner did the mighty tastemakers at Pantone make the official pronouncement than we began to see couture labels such as Gucci and Vera Wang using this elegant tone in their Spring/Summer 2013 collections.

Green Open-Toed Platform Shoes Taobao.com. RMB 238

Green Belt GAP. RMB 229 Playfully feminine, but don’t be surprised if you find your boyfriend borrowing this belt.

Silk Trousers Mango. RMB 339 As the season turns and we shed our layers, we can once again enjoy the feel of silk against skin.

Leave the other ladies open-mouthed with these “fish-mouth” heels. Two-Layer Dyed Scarf Zara. RMB 139 Two layers means at least three ways to wear it.

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time travel in beijing

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e asked Beijing’s artists to play with the idea of time travel. “For example,” we suggested, “you might decide to depict how present-day Sanlitun would appear to Peking Man. Or maybe you could design a spaceship inspired by the classic siheyuan layout. Imagine a Ming dynasty official involved in space travel, a Qin dynasty warlord tearing up the dance floor at Vics, or your English-teacher friend using flashcards to drill Genghis Khan in verb conjugations. You could juxtapose the besieged diplomats of the Legation Quarter of 1900 with the posh diners of Maison Boulud. Or depict the Terminator traveling back to the Republican era to have tea with Lu Xun. “Will the CCTV Tower eventually be dwarfed by the gargantuan shade trees of our alien overlords? What will the sewage systems of the brave new world look like? Will jianbing carts evolve? Will Peking opera eventually be performed by androids? Will crickets become a bionic apex species, and start collecting puny humans to fight against each other? What will Quanjude serve 3000 years from now?”

Credits: This page: 陈骁; Facing page, clockwise from top left: memuco, Camille Chua, Carlotta Trevisan, 张云猫, Felix 勺子, 陈骁

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don’t miss

The Devils You Know

HEAD OF THE QUEUE

Beijing’s very own rugger buggers

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f all of the amateur foreign sports in China, rugby stands the strongest. Though the community is much smaller than the soccer scene, it has nevertheless thrived on tough ground – quite literally, as for much of the game’s two decade-long history, facilities here couldn’t quite match the green, green grass of home. Times have changed, though. The international schools that now host the city’s matches provide unparalleled playing fields to match a social side that has never been second-rate. Much of that credit goes to the Beijing Devils and The Den. The two go together like rugby clubs and drunken tomfoolery, which is pretty apt. This month, the Devils are having another of their infamous sign-up nights for new members. So, what the devil does membership involve? Men’s Contact The big time. Join the big boys and play in the Beijing Cup against rivals such as the Aardvarks and Brothers. The team also competes in the Yellow Sea Cup alongside teams from other Asian cities. The Devils have been known to win both tournaments. Women’s Contact Like the men’s game, but with the men replaced by women. Competi-

tion is understandably not as strong but there are monthly friendly matches to keep fitness and skill levels up in time for the annual Shanghai tournament. Touch All of the grace of the full-contact game but none of the cauliflower ears, black eyes or stud marks. Similar to flag football in style and unisex suitability, it’s a great introduction to the game or a social way to combat the cumulative effect of all that white rice you’ve been eating. Social Member You get a Den Card and you get loads of tough new mates. You’ll also get the all-important club tie, some clothing and the rules for all of those drinking games. Perfect if you are past your playing prime. On registration night, new and existing members also get free beer and pizza. (If you’ve seen the size of some of these blokes, then you can rest assured that they provide more than enough to go around.) The Den will also be showing Six Nations rugby all night. It’s free, so if you’re at all curious, why not stop by?

Gang of Four Blood quadruplets

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ang of Four were one of the later confirmations for this month’s JUE Festival, but the Leeds-based post-punks are now one of the headline attractions. Better late than never, we say. Having disbanded in 1984 only to regroup in 1987 for a ten-year stint, they’re now nine years into their third run, but their sound is as fresh as ever.

safe to say these guys aren’t your average tourists.

Reasons to go 2011’s Content was their eighth studio album. The deluxe edition included a scratch-and-sniff book, a photographic log of the last 40 years and a vial of blood from guitarist Andy Gill and singer John King. It’s

After the show, you’ll wish … You’d given some of their music a pre-listen, so you’d have known what to expect.

Reasons to avoid You’re not a fan of staccato, strippeddown, repetitive, loop-based melodies. Gang of Four go out of their way to avoid a clichéd rock sound. If you’ve never heard them before, you could be in for a surprise.

When and where? Yugong Yishan on Mar 20

backstage pass

The Beijing Devils autumn registration night takes place at The Den on Mar 16 from 8pm. More info at BeijingDevils.com.

Amanda Mair Swedish pop nymph

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ate Bush comparisons get bandied about a lot these days. But even Kate Bush sees the Kate Bush in Amanda Mair.

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She says: “When I first heard someone [compare me to Kate Bush], I was like, ‘Okay, who is that?’” We say: Oof! In your face, Bushy. But Mair will provide a youthful break from some of the, ahem, more experienced rockers in town this month. See her at Jianghu Liveshow Bar on Mar 20

photos: courtesy of the organizers

The buzz The synth-pop siren strays into the realm of adult pop a tad more than is comfortable for an 18-year-old (surely she should be singing wistfully about first kisses and kick-ass break-ups like her contemporaries?). However, her debut offering was widely acknowledged to be a fine, if slightly earnest, start to a promising career.

Key tracks “House,” “Doubt,” and “Sense.”


WISH WE WERE THERE Discovering new talent at SXSW, Mar 8-17, Austin, TeXas

Setting off on the snowy trail at Iditarod, Mar 2, Anchorage, ALaska

photos: Loren Homles, Ian Watts Photography, Hong Kong Rugby Union, Sophie Dumont, Austin Event Permits

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Mar 22-24. Get package deals at Cathaypacific.com

Picking the best in show at Crufts, Mar 7-10, Birmingham, UK

Exploring the kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, Mar 10-16. Get trip information at Chinaculturecenter.org

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MEET

Introducing the people that matter “it is relentlessly foggy and unremittingly gloomy.” See p51 “I used to be quite shy thanks to my boarding school upbringing.” See p54 “Trip-hop is as washed-out as I am.” See p55 “Don’t send pictures of yourself.” See p56 “I am aware of the stigma associated with self-help junkies.” See p56 “It simply makes you come across as insecure and pathetic.” See p57

LIONEL SHRIVER // VICE // PITCHING // MARBLES // LIMEHOUSE // PILATES

a selection of gloomy lyrics from canadian punk rockers simple plan ... life, s i h t f o k c i “I’m just a k “I’m s ream, c s i o d t , t n a w t and life is a I jus s happen nightmare” how could thi to me?” ell is h e h t t “Wha with me, wrong it in don’t fnybody” with a

“Please don’t tu rn your back, I can’t believe it’s hard just to talk to you”

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Q&A

Anne Witchard Author of Lao She in London by Nick Richards

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nne Witchard is a sucker for nostalgia. Her research on the history of London’s nightlife led her to pen Thomas Burke’s Dark Chinoiserie: Limehouse Nights and the Queer Spell of Chinatown. Her latest book, Lao She in London, explores the years spent by one of China’s most famous modern playwrights as an expat in the UK.

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How did you come to write about a Chinese author’s life in London? I was working on a book about Limehouse, London’s original Chinatown. All of the representations of Limehouse in the 1920s were very sensational – books like Thomas Burke’s Limehouse Nights and Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu series. Lao She’s novel Er Ma (Mr. Ma and Son) was the only fictional picture of Chinese Limehouse that was written by a Chinese and that balanced out this distorted version of what Limehouse was like. I absolutely loved the novel. It is poignant, funny, and touching. I worked with an excellent unpublished translation that I found in the British Library and that I am hoping might be published by Penguin later this year. And yes, I am a big fan of his work now. What do you think Lao She would say of London and Beijing if he were alive today? Well, I don’t imagine he would recognize Beijing – although that is hard for me to say because The Bookworm Literary Festival will be my first visit. As for London, the neighborhoods where Lao She lodged – suburban Finchley, Bloomsbury and Bayswater – are not hugely different today from how they were in the 1920s. Chinese Limehouse is pretty much gone, though, and the Docklands development down there would astonish him, I imagine.

Is there a scene or character of his that makes you think “London!” right away? Or is the influence more subtle? Lao She has a keen eye for the habits and nuances of behavior of the different classes of Londoners, and for details of fashion too. Although English people were prejudiced against the Chinese and thought they were all potential murderers, thanks to Fu Manchu, there was at the same time a huge trend for chinoiserie. There is a very funny scene in the novel where Mr. Ma writes out the Chinese character for “beautiful” so his landlady can embroider it onto her daughter’s hatband. Only she sews it upside down and it reads “big bastard” instead, which has Mr. Ma doubled up in silent

“I imagine Lao She could have ordered off-menu!” fits of laughter as she goes swanning off in it. At the same time, we see London through “Chinese” eyes. Lao She shows us Limehouse in springtime, with the sunlight sparkling on the Thames and the little boats bobbing about like flower petals on the water, whereas, according to Rohmer and Burke, spring never visits Limehouse – it is relentlessly foggy and unremittingly gloomy. Did Lao She ever comment on British food? He was really homesick for Chinese food, especially Beijing cooking. English food upset his stomach, he said, so whenever he could, he would go down to the East End to the Chinese cafes in Limehouse Causeway and eat pork noodles and egg fried rice. Londoners were beginning to eat in Chinese restaurants at that time, but they would be served a curiously Cockneyfied menu: fried noodles, pineapple chicken, winkle chop suey and crab pie. I imagine Lao She could have

ordered off-menu! Can you think of a British writer who drew inspiration from living in Beijing or China? Harold Acton jumps immediately to mind. Peonies and Ponies, and his autobiography, Memoirs of an Aesthete, are wonderful evocations of life in Old Peking. And I have just finished reading John Haffenden’s biography of the poet and critic William Empson, who lived in Peking/Beijing for some years immediately after Liberation and so experienced that transition period. Although Empson didn’t write fiction, the years he spent teaching and living in China were formative of his critical thinking and poetry of the period, and his letters home and the BBC broadcasts he made are important historical records of that cusp moment. What’s your own interaction with the Chinese community in London? I live in central London. When my children were babies and because I was a single working mother, they were assigned a child minder in the local nursery, the Soho Family Centre in Chinatown. My child minder was Chinese and for four years that place was pretty much the center of my world. It was then that my doctoral research, which began as an investigation into pre-WWI nightclub culture, took on its Chinese aspect. I became curious about the ways in which London’s Chinese community was represented back then solely in terms of dope scandals and as targets for the various social ills of the time. This was in the early ’80s and stories of triad goings-on in Gerrard Street were being reported in a not dissimilar vein, I might add! Join Anne Witchard for her talk on Lao She and a live performance of his one-act play, “Ding,” at The Bookworm Literary Festival on Mar 9.

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marble arch ELLEN FORNEY draws her highs and lows

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llen Forney is a cartoonist. She is also bipolar. These two facts about her are plain to see in Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. In this autobiographical graphic novel, Forney recounts her coming to terms with the incredible highs and desperate lows of the condition. We asked Ellen to share her process with us – and she kindly obliged. Below, you’ll find an original rough pencil draft for one of the pages of Marbles next to its final version. She went one better and also gave us a full page from the book (see next page). This reveals some of the modern day-to-day mundanity that comes with having to keep such a condition in check. See Ellen Forney at this month’s Bookworm International Literary Festival. She will discuss Marbles in a solo event on Mar 14 and decide whether there is a happiness equation with Sophie Cooke and Seth Fishman on Mar 16.

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A DRINK WITH

Gireesh S. Chaudhury

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Punjabi Indian Restaurant Who would you most like to go out drinking with? My dad, but he doesn’t drink, and I think it’s a good thing. So I would love to go with Shu Qi instead, because I’ve had a crush on her since I was quite a young lad. How old were you when you started drinking? When I was 17 years old, at Syracuse University. My roomie handed me a can of Guinness stout with a widget that pops inside so that the beer gets fizzy just when you open it. Freshness in a can! Tell us about the first time you were drunk. It was Christmas Eve of 1999. Five of us were in the dorm room of a freshman girl named Kanika. I thought she was kind of cute and charming but didn’t know what to say. I used to be quite shy thanks to my boarding school upbringing. Anyways, this friend of mine, who was completely jealous of my awesomeness, challenged me to down a shot of Jack Daniels. So I ended up pounding the bottle! Where’s the dumbest place you’ve gone drinking? Let’s just say it involves unexpected international travel across the Canadian border at Niagara Falls. You’re hosting a cocktail party – what are you making? Punjabi’s new in-house cocktails:

“Special Cinderella” and “Heartbreaker” are my special creations; they’re a mixture of about 5-6 liquors, are deadly strong and taste like drinking absolutely nothing. We try to limit them to two per guest. There was a woman who drank three of them, was totally fine, walked downstairs outside the restaurant, and fell flat on her face. Luckily, because it had been snowing, she didn’t get hurt. What’s your golden rule of drinking? Quite simple. Don’t have too much creamy stuff, try to stay away from places which serve fake liquor, try to eat buttered toast, and in my case – always mix your liquors! Has your favorite drink changed over time? At one time, it was Guinness, then I moved on to Smirnoff and Bacardi Limon, then tried all kinds of other stuff, and then I grew up. My favorite has been Silver Tequila, but recently I have been developing a keen smell for Islay single malts, Laphroaig Quarter Cask being awesome. Where’s your favorite place to go drinking? I prefer commercial establishments to hutongs. So I’d take a high-end bar where the alcohol is real. Punjabi celebrates its 6th anniversary on Apr 5. Bamiyan Afghan Lounge opens on Apr 8.

Lili Schloss

Founder of Isofit Studio SPECIALIST SUBJECT: History of Pilates GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

SPECIALIST SUBJECT

1. Name two actors who played James Bond on film. Roger Moore and what’s the other guy ’s name? The new one, that good-looking guy. I know all of their faces! Can you give me a visual?

6. What town was Joseph Pilates born in? He was born in 1883 in Germany, somewhere near Dusseldorf. Well, that’s what we were told in training.

2. What is the smallest ocean? That has to be Beihai! The North Sea near Beijing.

7. How many books did Pilates publish about his method? At least two books: The Return to Life Through Contrology and Your Health.

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3. How many wives did Henry VIII have? Four wives, if I’m correct.

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4. What zodiac sign is symbolized by a crab? That would have to be Juxie 巨蟹. I don’t know how to say that in English – can you look up the translation for me?

5. What did the crocodile eat in Peter Pan? I’ve only read this story to my kids two million times and you know what? I can’t remember. Maybe Tinker Bell or Captain Hook’s arm?

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8. What is the first generation of Pilates students called? We are the third generation of Pilates students. Was it the Olders?

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9. What is the original name of the Pilates chair? The Wunda Chair. It has springs and can be used for standing and sitting.

10. According to Joseph Pilates, what’s the key to “full inhalation?” His quote about breathing is: “In the Air, out the Air.” It means you need to exhale completely to inhale deeply.

Verdict: Our Pilates instructor came close to a perfect score on her specialist subject, but the answers “Olders” and “near Dusseldorf” just missed their mark. It’s all about the details, Lili.

WIN BEER!

Win a Chimay gift pack by telling us:

What was the theme of our recent art contest? Answers to win@thebeijinger.com Answers 1) Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Roger Moore 2) Arctic Sea 3) six 4) Cancer 5) a clock 6) Mönchengladbach 7) two 8) The Elders 9) Wunda chair 10) forced exhalation

Isofit Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio will be offering Mat Pilates teacher training this month. To learn more about their classes, check out www.pilates.cn. (Mention the Beijinger for a 20 percent discount.)

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FINAL SCORE: 4/10


Wang Ge Editor, VICE China by Jonathan White

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nce upon a time, Wang Ge was our Music editor. Then he went on many adventures and now he is up to his knees in Vice. He couldn’t be happier.

What song has the most plays on your iTunes? At the moment, it should be “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem. The whole quiet-loud-quiet arrangement reminds me of my high school days, during which I spent endless nights listening to music in my room with headphones on, having a party all by myself, while always being on alert that my parents could walk in anytime. ( They never knocked.) What song would you sing on a TV talent show? “The Model” by Kraftwerk? I have no idea why I came up with that one. What do you think is the perfect break-up song? I used to loop “Smells Like Teen Spirit” after I broke up with my first girlfriend. Does that count? If you could date a music genre, what would it be? Trip-hop. Because it’s as washed-out as I am and doesn’t exist. Can you play any instruments? No. I used to play piano because my parents forced me into it. Apparently my mom thinks my career today has something to do with all those Sunday piano lessons. I have no comment about that. If you could play any instrument, what would it be and why? Tambourine. Just to find out the point of it. First record you ever bought? A pirate cassette tape with about 20 “Western classics” on it: “My Heart Will Go On,”“Rivers of Babylon,” “Right Here Waiting” (of course), “Yesterday Once More” (of course) … to name a few. And how could I just forget “Careless Whisper”?

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First record you downloaded? This is really embarrassing. Millennium by the Backstreet Boys. First song you memorized all the lyrics to? I think it was “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder. What’s the worst song for getting stuck in your head all day? That “Crazy Frog” ringtone. I had a dream about

it. It involves teenagers and bus drivers beating them to the ground. Which artist would you choose to take a long journey with? None. Musicians can be difficult to be with on tour or any kind of journey. Especially the talented ones. What was your wedding song? I think it was a Jason Mraz song. Probably not. I need to call the wedding agency (which my parents hired). What songs would be on your sex mix? I hate having sex with music on – it’s such a disturbance.

playlist Which character from a song would you most like to meet? Definitely Major Tom, but I’m sure you’ve gotten that answer from others. Second to him would be that girl who has a book of poems written by an Italian poet from the 13th century, from “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan. I would like her reading me some of those poems by the fireplace. Has a song ever made you cry? I wouldn’t say “cry” but there’s something about “Colours Move” by Fuck Buttons that makes me want to die with it. It would be my funeral song. If you were a boxer, what would be your entrance music? What’s the theme tune for Match of the Day? Yeah, that. Favorite cover version of a song? Jeff Buckley’s version of “Hallelujah” – far better than Leonard Cohen’s original. Also, I don’t get Leonard Cohen. What songs do you secretly love? “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John and “Eternal Flame” by the Bangles. Visit Creatorsproject.cn and Noisey.cn to see Vice China’s side projects.

Which song do you believe you sing better than the original? The “Seasons In The Sun” cover by Westlife. Except that’s not the original. If an alien came to Earth, which song would you recommend they listen to? “Please Mr. Postman” by The Carpenters. I first heard the song when I was 13 and didn’t understand any of the lyrics except the word “Mr. Postman.” So I thought it was about this girl shagging the postman behind her faraway boyfriend’s back. Okay, why would I play that song to an alien? I guess I just needed an excuse to tell that story. Sorry. Favorite music video? I hate music videos. I think they are everything wrong with consumerism. Favorite TV theme tune? There’s this reality show on CCTV-2 called Jiaohuan Kongjian (literally, “Exchange Space”) that I love to watch. Two teams of contestants are asked to renovate each other’s home, following instructions from some really bad but desperate designers. It’s always fun to see the contestants’ reactions to the changes in their homes, especially when they don’t like it. I always say to the screen, “You got that air conditioner for free, what more do you expect?” Things like that … Anyway, I get very excited to hear the show’s opening theme tune. [Check out the show here: http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/jiaohuankongjian]

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BOOKSHELF

Phoebe Mroczek

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Founder and Events Planner of PhoebEvents The bookshelf I’d like to peek at would be that of Heyrobics’ founder Linus Holmsäter. I imagine it would be loaded with quirky business/ entrepreneurship/fitness/positive psychology books but I can’t see when he’d even have the time to stop heyrobicizing, retire the pink shorts, kick his feet up and read. If you only ever read one book about China, make it Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It’s a powerful narrative about three generations of a Chinese family in the 20th century. Definitely a must-read. A book I pretend to have read, but haven’t is Fifty Shades of Grey. It has been a difficult urge to stifle, but I refuse to allow myself to read it after hearing how badly it’s written. Plus I think it’s more a choice for the bored housewife, and I don’t plan to be one of those anytime soon! The book with the best beginning is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Books I hid before you came around? My massive nerd collection, filled with textbooks, dummy guides, self-help and happiness books. I am aware of the stigma associated with self-help junkies, but I can’t help myself! I don’t need “help”

– but a boost in the right direction never hurts. My favorite book from childhood is Wilson Rawls’ Where the Red Fern Grows. My favorite (and most likely, only) summer reading book I ever actually read cover to cover. The last book I read was The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. As a wannabe entrepreneur, I bought it with the intention of developing some of my ideas and perhaps finding that golden ticket buried deep within. My ideas haven’t quite morphed into a million-dollar business yet but hopefully, it’s just a matter of time. The last books I bought were Click Millionaires by Scott Fox and Making a Living Without a Job by Barbara Winter just last week. Are you noticing a trend here? Interesting covers from secondhand bookshops are always misleading, but Kindles spoil all the fun. There’s no surprise any more. Favorite line/quote from a book? “Happiness is only real when shared.” – John Krakauer’s Into the Wild Phoebe is organizing the ShamRock ‘n’ Roll Pub Crawl on Mar 16.

Go Fish

Seth Fishman’s tips on pitching

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eth Fishman – literary agent, young-adult novelist, author of The Well’s End – knows a thing or two about pitches. Here’s what he’s willing to share. The “best” pitches are the simplest ones. The most direct and educated ones. Easy fonts to read, short in length, well-spoken and with a good understanding of both what they are pitching and who they are pitching to.

Don’t: send pictures of yourself, self-illustrate a book for fun, use enormous and  bizarre  fonts, tell an agent your book is a cross between Harry Potter and The Da Vinci Code, disclose a word-count of over

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The first client I ever took on had written an amazing short story in Tin House magazine that I happened to spot. I recommend buying each year’s O’Henry Best American Short Story collections – and if you’re into sci-fi, a Best Of anthology – and then look to see what publications those stories originated in. Then, send your short fiction. Never underestimate the odds of an agent scouting fiction in magazines. The first client I ever sold, Tea Obreht of The Tiger’s Wife, went to the same MFA program as the client I found in Tin House. Lesson: We find clients in the most roundabout way. The most useless way to pitch me is either to try to corner me on the telephone or tweet a pitch at me. Pitch Seth at his three Bookworm Literary Festival events on Mar 15 & 16

Find the full interviews at TheBeijinger.com

photos: mitchell pe masilun and courtesy of the organizers

I was at a conference, just after a panel, when I witnessed a doublewhammy. An editor-friend and I were walking the hall, when a kindspoken man asked me if I knew I could have an erection that lasted all night. Turns out he has a book that tells me how. Five seconds later, my editor-friend, now laughing, enters the restroom and gets pitched from a stall.

100,000, or make up a relation to the agent (i.e., “Brent Sandford [who I do not know] recommended I be in touch with you”).


Q&A

Lionel Shriver this is what a successful expat looks like by Nick Richards

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ike hammer to nail, Lionel Shriver’s novels brilliantly satirize current issues such as the media’s coverage of terrorism (The New Republic) and school shootings (We Need to Talk About Kevin). Her forthcoming book, Big Brother, takes the same line, making mincemeat out of America’s obesity epidemic while drawing inspiration from the tragic death of her overweight brother. You’ve lived abroad since the mid-’80s. How long did it take you to feel at home? After having been based in the UK the better part of the last 26 years, I obviously know my way around the country, and it feels familiar. But never completely comfortable. That said, I’m comfortable with being uncomfortable. I don’t bend over backwards to assimilate; I haven’t cultivated an English accent (which my friends back in NY would loathe). When I lived in Belfast, I made more of an effort to fit in, and the eagerness to please doubtless backfired. I was younger then, and didn’t fully realize that trying too hard to be accepted as a local when you’re manifestly not one simply makes you come across as insecure and pathetic. These days, I’m not bothered by my role as an overtly American expat and, often for the media, a rent-a-Yank when stories like a presidential election come along. I increasingly define “home” on a practical level: where I have a bicycle; where I know the closest shop to get cheap toilet roll.

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Do you feel living abroad has made you a better writer? I would hardly claim that living abroad gives me a more astute perspective on the US. If I never went back, I’d not be able to set novels in America properly. I often have to ask my husband, say, “What’s American for ‘bin?’ Do Americans still say ‘trash can?’ Because they’re not cans anymore. They haven’t been made of metal for decades.” I won’t be too clear on the latest lingo. It’s a real problem. And not a boast, either. I have to be able to craft credible contemporary dialogue.

ture. But you have to keep adding a chair here, or hanging a picture there, until it starts to feel less like a stark, bleak structure and more like – to build on our theme here – a home. That’s why the

“Do Americans still say ‘trash can?’” latter, editing-and-rewriting part of the process is so much cozier. Once your house is furnished you can move the couch around or repaint a bedroom, but it’s still a place you know and feel at ease in. Starting in on a first draft – with everything stark and arbitrary and blank – is much harder, like living in a new house piled with boxes where the electricity isn’t turned on. Obesity is the theme of your next book, inspired by the tragic experience of your late brother. What is one thing you’d like to tell the world about obesity? There’s a line at the very end of the novel that probably summarizes the book’s perspective best: “We are meant to be hungry.” That aphorism extends to a great deal more than food.

a larger role? It’s almost impossible to separate larger cultural trends (fast food, sedentary work lives, historically cheap and available foodstuffs) from individual decisions. I do think it’s biologically natural to eat more than you need if food is abundant. We’re made that way, to store energy for long winters. Unfortunately, the long winters in the West these days include big roast turkeys and mince pies. So to keep from getting fat, you have to subvert your body’s instincts. Not easy. Do you think the media is too easy on obesity? The biggest problem is that the more we obsess about our diets, the more we focus our minds on eating. That’s counterproductive. Surely the most effective “diet” is to absorb yourself in something else altogether. Lionel Shriver will be speaking at The Bookworm Literary Festival on Mar 8.

Do you think obesity is an unavoidable symptom of a market economy and the resulting consumer culture? Or does ethnicity/culture play

Do you find that the creative process of acclimating to the new land of a novel at all similar to your experience as an expat acclimating to a new country? That’s not a bad analogy. Except instead of getting to know the lay of the land, you have to make it up. I don’t find the nearest shop with cheap toilet roll through local inquiry; I have to imagine the nearest shop with cheap toilet roll. To use a smaller-scale analogy, writing a book is a little like furnishing a house. You may begin with a concept that has its own inherent architecFind the full interviews at TheBeijinger.com

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“the dog is a gentleman; i hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” –mark twain

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ramped. Cold. Unkempt. Such are the surroundings for most Chinese dogs that wait to be sold in pet markets. Earlier this year, a public furor raged after the Beijing Morning Post ran a story about the dismal conditions at a dog market in Haidian. Irene Zhang, director of Animal Rescue Beijing (one of the city’s first dog shelters) readily admits the standards are improving at facilities like the Liyuan dog market in Tongzhou District. When she last visited in 2008, the market, which is the biggest of its kind in Beijing, consisted of nothing but open spaces where the dogs were left to lie on the floor. Today its canines sit in fairly clean cages, some of which even feature glass plates to shield them from winter weather. However, Zhang says the ramshackle pet bazaar is still fatally unfit for man’s best friend. She takes issue with the facility’s excessive breeding practices, not to mention the amateur vendors lining the streets outside the market’s gate, who often offer up puppies for slaughter at dog meat restaurants. (Zhang took pains to

“Dogs of different species should not be kept in the same cage,” Zhang says. “They are more vulnerable to each other’s viruses this way, and they can also be more aggressive with each other.”

emphasize that the vendors inside the market do not sell dogs for meat.) “Those street vendors are actually farmers who live nearby,” Zhang told the Beijinger during a visit to the market last November. “Some of them even worked as dog butchers here years before. In my opinion, such pet markets should be closed.” Below, Zhang and a host of other Chinese animal rights experts weigh in on what’s needed to bring the Beijing pet industry up to par. “Currently there is no requirement on the space, staff qualification, or hygienic condition of puppy mills or pet stores. The government should adopt strict policies on pet dog breeding and selling, including the licensing of puppy mills and requiring vaccination certificates for rabies and other diseases. It’s even worse in a pet market, where anyone can pay a small entrance fee to sell his own dogs. That’s what’s happening in Liyuan.” – Irene Zhang, Animal Rescue Beijing

“That adorable little puppy in the market probably came from a “puppy mill,” a breeding facility that raises dogs in constant confinement. That, and a lack of adequate veterinary care and socialization at these markets, often results in unhealthy animals. The public needs to understand the role they play in supporting this trade when they purchase these puppies.” – Ashley Fruno, PETA Asia “I would simply plead with potential buyers to go to one of the many dog and cat shelters in Beijing, who have healthy animals that are desperate for loving homes. It’s very simple – please don’t buy from pet shops, markets or street traders. They are the end of a horrible chain of cruelty that sees breeding bitches caged for life, birthing puppies twice a year like machines. Once their breeding days are over, they are thrown away. Many such miserable dogs are then caged in live animal markets and sold for meat. – Jill Robinson, Animals Asia Foundation

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Liyuan vendors often wedge pink Styrofoam between their dogs’ ears to keep them “perfectly” pointed and upright.

Several Liyuan market dogs are chained to tabletops a few feet off the ground; unlike the puppies housed nearby, they are unafraid of heights.

Zhang says: “These chains aren’t hurting them too much, they aren’t digging into their skin, but it keeps them from moving around and being active enough.”

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The vendors insist that they always walk the dogs after closing their shops. Zhang says that this is still a serious lack of activity.


Many puppies are left free to scamper across tabletops. “The merchants know the puppies won’t run away, because they’re afraid of heights,” Zhang says. “Being up so high makes them nervous most of the time, and that is very psychologically damaging for them.”

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Da Xin says that she and her fellow vendors feed the animals daily with dog food, along with some meat and other leftovers from their owners’ dinners. “It’s not a bad diet,” Zhang says, “but I wish they would use a higher quality of dog food, with more nutrients.”

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The Bookworm International Literary Festival (Mar 8-22) All events take place at the Bookworm unless otherwise stated. The Bookworm Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6586 9507) 朝阳区工体北路4号院书虫书吧

www.bookwormfestival.com

FICTION Mar 8 Lionel Shriver in Conversation Shriver’s novels tackle difficult and timely subjects with wit and humor. RMB 200. 7pm. Mar 9 Big Brother: Lionel Shriver with Tim Clissold Shriver and Clissold probe the deep issues of the obesity epidemic: overeating, extreme diets and society’s treatment of fat people. RMB 80. Noon. Them: Ren Xiaowen The compassionate voice of an urban generation, Ren Xiaowen discusses storytelling and the financial realities for young writers in China. RMB 65. 2pm A Word Is Worth a Thousand Words: Liu Zhenyun A talk with one of China’s most charismatic and popular writers. RMB 100. 6pm. Mar 10 Boualem Sansal in Conversation One of Algeria’s most important writers explores the complicated relationship we have with the past and the lasting legacy of atrocity. RMB 65. 2pm. Hanging Devils: He Jiahong Legal expert and thriller writer He Jiahong talks about miscarriages of justice and writing what you know. RMB 65. 6pm. Lars Saabe Christensen in Conversation Hear how Christensen, a Norwegian literary sensation, creates beautiful stories of unsentimental charm, exuberant comedy and devastating tragedy. RMB 65. 4pm. Mar 11 Snowdrops: A.D. Miller Miller and Gary Epstein, his colleague from The Economist, discuss what happens in a life in moral freefall. RMB 80. 8pm. Mar 12 Skippy Dies: Paul Murray A discussion with the author of the awardwining Skippy Dies, a heartfelt and hilarious depiction of adolescence. RMB 65. 8pm. Mar 13 The Civil Servant’s Notebook: Wang Xiaofang A retired civil servant created a novel that is both hilarious and sobering in its portrayal of the motivations and actions of those in power. Hear more on this genrebreaking novel and the real notebook that inspired it. RMB 65. 8pm. Sifiso Mzobe An exciting and vibrant new voice in South African literature discusses the emotional landscapes of young men in South Africa. RMB 65. 6pm. Mar 14 Grim Reapers What happens when we die? Three novelists explore what is left behind in death’s wake. RMB 65. 8pm.

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Marbles Cartoonist Ellen Forney’s memoir, Marbles, uses her own experience of having to balance on the knife-sharp edge between treating her bipolar disorder and retaining her creative vision. RMB 65. 6pm. Mar 15 The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: F.G. Haghenbeck How Mexican novelist F.G. Haghenbeck used Frida Kahlo’s own notebooks to create a beautiful and imaginative account of the legendary artist’s life. RMB 65. 3pm. Mar 16 Nothing Gained: Phillip Y. Kim Kim talks about how his real-life experience as a banker informed his work. RMB 65. 6pm. A Tree on the Roof: Cao Kou A talk with a leading voice of the ’70s generation, whose writers are known for depicting the fraught transition of young Chinese between the hardships of the ’60s and the glittering new China of today. RMB 65. 2pm Mar 17 The Art of Fielding: Chad Harbach Harbach talks with Ed Gargan on the limits of ambition, the pain of commitment and what Moby Dick has to do with baseball. RMB 80. 2pm. Half-Blood Blues: Esi Edugyan The Canadian novelist discusses her heartbreaking tale of friendship and betrayal, music and race, love and loyalty. RMB 65. Noon. Lu Nei in Conversation Suzhou-born Lu Nei discusses the choices that China’s young urban generation faces and the consequences of taking charge of fate. RMB 65. 6pm. We the Animals: Justin Torres Torres discusses the magical, almost mythical language he used for his comingof-age tale that explores the power of family bonds and the pain of alienation. RMB 65. 8pm. Mar 18 The Last Quarter of the Moon: Chi Zijian Hear acclaimed novelist Chi Zijian discuss the details of everyday life in northern China. RMB 65. 8pm. Queer Voices in Literature American novelist Justin Torres and Polish poet Jacek Dehnel discuss the issues of being a gay writer and the representing the queer voice in literature. RMB 65. 11.30am. The Opposite House (6417 6688) Mar 19 All This Belongs to Me: Petra Hůlová One of Europe’s most exciting young novelists discusses her sprawling and captivating look into Mongolia. RMB 65. 1pm. Forever Young Youth authors debate on how to write for their audience and why their work appeals to readers of all ages. RMB 65. 6pm. Homesick: Eshkol Nevo The author looks into the eavesdropping of neighbors and the intricacies of small town life in Israel. RMB 65. 8pm. Mar 20 Very Short Stories: Jacek Dehnel,

Andrej Blatnik and Karin Tidbek Three writers read from their work and discuss the appeal, challenges and benefits of writing short stories. RMB 65. 8pm. Mar 21 Guo Xiaolu in Conversation Hear novelist and filmmaker Guo Xiaolu, known for her sparkling wit and innovative writing style, speak on relationships and writing in English. RMB 65. 8pm. Javier Moro in Conversation Get to know a prize-winning novelist and hard-hitting journalist whose coverage includes the protection of the Amazon rainforest and the impact of the world’s deadliest industrial disaster. RMB 65. 6pm. Mar 22 Fantastical Tales: Talking Science Fiction with Karin Tidbeck & Fei Dao The reality of fantasy and how the magical can bring us closer to truth. RMB 65. 6pm. Sex on the Page Andrej Blatnik and Hong Ying discuss writing sex, from its allure and power to the act itself. RMB 65. 1pm.

NON-FICTION Mar 9 China’s Urban Billion: Tom Miller By 2030, China’s cities will be home to one billion people – one in every eight people on Earth. What will these cities be like? RMB 80. 10am. Lao She in London: Anne Witchard A specialist in the modernist milieu of London between the wars reveals how London shaped one of China’s most influential writers and changed the course of Chinese modernism. RMB 80. 8pm. Mar 10 China Fast Forward: Bill Dodson How China’s adoption and adaptation of foreign technology and processes helped the country modernize its economy at a blistering pace for nearly 30 years. RMB 65. 10am. Mar 11 Committing Journalism Barbara Demick (Los Angeles Times) and Tomasz Sajewicz (Polish Radio) discuss with Ed Wong (New York Times) the ins and outs of committing journalism in China. RMB 100. 1pm. Mar 12 Disaster Relief: Makenzy Orcel on the Haitian Earthquake A discussion on the effects and aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as who actually benefits from disaster relief. RMB 65. 1pm. The Life of My Missionary Grandfather in Manchuria: Mark O’Neill The descendent of an Irishman who lived in Manchuria for almost 50 years uses documents and diaries to tell the story of the missionaries who came to China. RMB 65. 6pm. Mar 13 Poor But Spirited in Karimnagar: Field Notes From an Indian Civil Servant Sumitra Dawra An investigation into why the booming Indian economy, despite government funding and well-meaning agencies, still

presides over areas of startling poverty. Why is this the case? RMB 65. 1pm. Mar 15 Inside Track James Kynge (China Shakes the World, China Confidential) and David Murphy (China Reality Research at CLSA) draw on comprehensive research to explain the Chinese economy. RMB 100. 1pm. Mar 16 The Lady and the Peacock: Peter Popham Popham discusses Aung San Suu Kyi , one of the most influential and recognized leaders in the world, and Burma’s future. RMB 80. 10am. Sandstorm: Lindsey Hilsum Hilsum discusses her experience reporting on the madman autocrat and the revolution in Libya. RMB 100. 4pm. Mar 17 The Devouring Dragon: Craig Simons on the Planet’s Sustainable Future Simons talks about how the international community and China can forge a new era of cooperation, how to support emerging environmental groups within China and how to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. RMB 65. 10pm. The Lady and the Peacock See March 16. RMB 100. 6pm. The Opposite House (6417 6688) Mar 18 Global Reporting A reflection on the realities of reporting from war zones and political hotspots. RMB 100. 1pm. Mar 19 The Australian Moment: George Megalogenis While economies struggle in the wake of the global financial crisis, Australia is booming. What is the country doing right? RMB 65. 6pm. China Development Bank Bloomberg authors discuss how China Development Bank is the key to understanding the inner workings of China’s state-led economic development model and its most glaring flaws. RMB 100. 1pm. n+1: Publishing And Reporting Editors from n+1 discuss the importance of print magazines and independent publishing. RMB 65. 3pm.

PANELS Mar 7 Big Questions: Does Literature Matter? In a world faced with poverty, social injustice, economic collapse, conflict and war, does literature even matter? Is literature a privilege of an opulent society or a basic human need? RMB 80. 4pm. Mar 10 Future Perfect: China 3.0 What does the future look like for those who want to do business in China? With increasing costs and a rising yuan, is the boom over? RMB 100. Noon. Mar 11 Future Perfect: How to Power China’s Future Is China’s bottomless appetite for natural

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events resources doomed to end in environmental catastrophe or will its green initiatives be enough to bring about a sustainable future? RMB 100. 6pm. Mar 14 Future Perfect: Social Media A discuss of the social, economic and political implications of social media in China. How the government is both using and regulating social media and what does the future hold? RMB 100. 1pm. Mar 15 Big Questions: Is History Cyclical? Why do we study history? Can we learn from the past or are we destined to repeat the same mistakes over and over? RMB 80. 6pm. Mar 16 Big Questions: Is There a Happiness Equation? Is happiness a right or a reward? Modern society is bent on acquiring more money and possessions, but why don’t these things make us happy? RMB 65. Noon. Mar 17 Big Questions: Is There a Moral Cliff? Do corporations and financial institutions have a moral obligation? Is the double bottom line more than just words? RMB 80. 4pm. Mar 18 Big Questions: Who Do You Think You Are? Does identity matter? How freely can one portray another? Is identity part of the creative process or a marketing ploy? Is identity something you are given or something that you make? RMB 65. 6pm.

PERFORMANCES Mar 8 Joe Gil The American indie-folk-pop musician brings gorgeous vocals, clever storytelling and impressive songcraft in a special acoustic show. RMB 50. 10pm. Mar 9 Lao She’s Ding: A One-Act Play A stage adaptation of “Ding,” a short story

about a young man’s struggle with his Chinese identity. RMB 50. 10pm.

RMB 280. 12pm. Atelier (6416 1614)

Mar 15 Cynical Ballads Stand-up poet Luke Wright presents eight caustic tales from Broken Britain and a pithy crash course in the history of balladry. RMB 65. 8pm.

Mar 16 Getting Published Literary agent and writer Seth Fishman gives the insider’s perspective on how a book gets published and explains a book’s journey from manuscript to bookshop. RMB 280. 4pm. Atelier (6416 1614)

Putong Hua: The One BLF authors and Beijing’s finest storytellers to share their tales of “The One.” An epic love, the perfect job, a legendarily delicious sandwich ... RMB 50. 10pm.

Starting to Write Award-winning author Justin Hill gets you started on your writing journey, whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction. RMB 280. 2pm. Atelier (6416 1614)

Mar 16 CJ Bowerbird Bowerbird crafts performances and poems that turn a critical eye on Australia and modern society – all with a smile. RMB 65. 8pm.

Mar 17 Performance Poetry Australian performance poet CJ Bowerbird teaches an entire arsenal of skills to create dynamic and powerful performances. RMB 280. 4pm. Atelier (6416 1614)

Laugh It Up A special showcase of some of Beijing’s best comedians. RMB 50. 10pm.

Travel Writing You’ve hunted for bargains in Panjiayuan and found the best jiaozi shop in Dongbei, but do you have what it takes to be a travel writer? RMB 280. 2pm. Atelier (6416 1614)

Mar 20 Fun With Words A night of hilarious literary games dedicated to the lovers of words as well as those who often feel a bit tongue-tied. RMB 50. 10pm. Mar 21 Translation Slam: Crosstalk Two translators face off to compare, contrast and clash over the nuances of translation and crack open an often confusing and impenetrable Chinese comedy form. 10pm. RMB 50.

WORKSHOPS Mar 9 Pitching Stories Writer Mitch Moxley explains the process of pitching stories, working with editors, and the ins-and-outs of working as a freelance journalist. RMB 280. 2pm. Atelier (6416 1614) Songwriting Folk pop musician Joe Gil breaks down the songwriting process, showing how to finetune lyrics and marry them with melodies.

EVENTS FOR KIDS Mar 12 Ostrich Boys: Keith Gray Keith Gray’s discusses the life of a writer and his acclaimed novel, Ostrich Boys, which follows three friends coping with the sudden death of their best friend. RMB 50. 10am. Ages 12+. Mar 13 Your New Favorite Poet: Luke Wright Standup poet Luke Wright leads a writing and performance workshop for teens. RMB 50. 10am. Age 14+. Mar 14 The Peasant Prince: Anne Spudvilas Students learn the stages of drawing, from beginning with the simplest shapes to adding light, shade, tone and texture to create realistic pictures. RMB 50. 10am. Age 9-12. Mar 15 Ann James James will instruct on how to create

charcoal illustrations like the ones in her latest picture book, It’s a Miroocool! RMB 50. 10am. Age 6-9. Mar 18 When We Were Two: Robert Newton Newton discusses his novel about the passage from childhood into adulthood and how to use the past to tell stories about today. RMB 50. 10am. Age 13+. Mar 19 Come Write with Alison Lester The award-winning writer and illustrator will be using her own books to help children write and draw about their own lives. RMB 50. 10am. Age 4-8. Mar 20 The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf: Ambelin Kwaymullina Australian novelist Kwaymullin discusses her post-apocalyptic adventure tale. RMB 50. 10am. Age 13+. Mar 21 Fairy School Drop-out: Meredith Badger Australian children’s writer Meredith Badger hosts an interactive storytelling event. RMB 50. 10am. Age 9-12. Mar 22 Beijing Travel Diary Workshop with Atelier Make your own Beijing travel book in this special workshop from Atelier. RMB 50. 10am. Age 13+.

CHINESE LANGUAGE EVENTS Mar 10 The Future of the Novel A keynote address from Liu Zhenyun, followed by a discussion with A.D. Miller and Zhu Wen on the dominant literary form of the past two centuries. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Mar 16 Style v Content Is the content of a novel more important than the style in which it is written? Sophie Cooke, travel writer, poet and novelist, is joined by Keith Gray and Li Er for a discus-

Capital Literary Festival 2013 (Mar 1-17) All sessions are RMB 75 and take place at Capital M. Capital M 3/F, 2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, Chongwen District (6702 2727) 崇文区前门步行街2号3层

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FICTION Mar 2 Norwegian: Naiive Erlend Loe The acclaimed author from Norway talks satire and the meaning of life. 5pm The Sanctification of the Mango A story about magic mangoes and Mao’s love for the workers. 11am. Mar 9 From Fujian to Wall Street to Random House: Da Chen A look at a Chinese-American fiction writer’s incredible journey to getting published. 1pm. Mar 10 Artistic Destiny: Marie Nimier The award-winning French author explains how artistic vocation can be influenced by destiny. 3pm.

China Thriller: Qiu Xiaolong The China thriller is dissected by an acclaimed detective novelist. 9pm. Mar 12 How Detective Fiction Reflects a Changing China: Qiu Xiaolong How China’s change is reflected in the Qiu’s Inspector Chen series and why fiction sometimes just can’t beat the truth. Noon. Mar 14 Hip-Hop, Coming-of-Age and Islam: HM Naqvi Taking a fresh approach to writing about 9/11, Islam and being an immigrant in America. 7pm.

NON-FICTION Mar 2 My First Murder: Leena Lehtolainen A Finnish crime writer discusses women who solve mysteries. 1pm. Girl’s Stuff: Your Full-On Guide to the Teen Years Kaz Cooke confesses what life as a teenager is really like. 3pm. Mar 3 Danish Provacateur: Jan Sonnergaard

How effective are social critiques? A look at the balance of power in society. 5pm. James Fallows: Can China Make It? Is the Chinese model setting the pace for the rest of the world? Or facing a new set of limits and challenges? Fallows reports. 7pm. Where Are You From? The Challenge of Identity in the 21st Century: Tanveer Ahmed The writer and psychiatrist discusses identity and his own experience calling two countries home in a globalized world. 1pm. Mar 5 Cui Jian An intimate discussion with Cui Jian, the “Godfather of Chinese Rock.” 7pm. Women’s Day Literary Lunch A panel discussion on feminism, fiction, family and finances with Kaz Cooke, Linda Javin and Deb Fallows. Noon. Mar 6 Is Gandhi Relevant: Ramachandra Guha How relevant are Gandhi’s ideas in modern China? Guha, an influential intellectual, gives us the scoop. 7pm.

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Mar 7 The New Northwest Passage: Cameron Dueck Stefen Chow interviews Dueck on his impressions of climate change in Inuit communities during his expedition through Canada’s Northwest Passage. 7pm. Mar 8 Telling Chinese Stories: Geremie R. Barme and Kaiser Kuo China scholar Geremie Barme and Sinica’s Kaiser Kuo explain how Chinese stories are told online. 7pm. Mar 9 Wanderlust Writing: Rahul Bhattacharya The award-winning author lectures on staying true to the traveler’s experience in writing. 3pm. Mar 10 Of Foreign Correspondents & Journalistic Fiction: Tom Rachman The author of the bestselling book The Imperfectionists takes us to the crossroads of fiction and journalism. 7pm. The Restlessness of Bruce Chatwin: Jonathan Chatwin

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events Voyage through the life of a man who changed travel writing. 5pm. Mar 11 Chinese Women, Then & Now: Birgitta Lindqvist The Swedish author discusses her novel set in Beijing from 1969-71 and her short stories about Chinese women. Noon. Mar 13 On Creativity and Innovation in China: Kunall Sinha and David Wolf What are China’s creative powers and where will they take the country? Kaiser Kuo moderates. 7pm. Mar 15 The People’s Planet: Judith Shapiro and Craig Simons The global environment is changing with China’s rise. What new issues and challenges is this change creating? Noon. Mar 16 Australia’s Asia: David Walker A discussion on Australia’s reaction to Asia and the different visions of the region. 1pm.

FT Debate: Is Capitalism Broken? What’s happening to capitalism and what does the future have in store? Financial Times journalists discuss. 3pm. Middle Kingdom Ride: Ryan Pyle Stories form the man who rode his motorcycle all around China. 5pm. Mar 17 Haphazard Empire: Howard French Meet an ex-NYT correspondent who set out to find stories from the millions of Chinese migrants living Africa. 3pm. Society in Transition: Kyung Sook Shin Traditional culture is fading into modern society. The Man Asian Literary Prizewinning Korean author shares his thoughts on this transition. 5pm. Unsavoury Elements and Other True Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China The debut of an anthology of adventures from foreigners in China. 11am. Writing in Two Hemispheres: Andrew Lam

The acclaimed Vietnamese writer explains how he balances life in the West while staying in touch with his roots. 1pm.

VISUAL ARTS Mar 3 Turning Comics into Film: William Fay How comics are made into movies – a Hollywood producer explains the process. 3pm. Mar 4 Chris Doyle Video Performance Relax and enjoy the award-winning cinematographer’s images. 7pm. Mar 9 An Artist Preserves the Siheyuan Meet the man who preserves Beijing’s courtyards with a paintbrush. 11am. Photography: Documentary Style and Social Consciousness Chinese photographers Liu Zheng, Qiao Qi and Stefen Chow discuss the documentary style. 5pm.

Learn about how Chinese history is blended with kung fu mythology and contemporary street culture in cartoons and graphic novels. 11am.

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS Mar 3 Baking Bread: Nick Maglieri The acclaimed pastry chef gets out the flour to talk about, and show firsthand, life as a dough master. 11pm. Mar 5 Humor Writing Workshop with Kaz Cooke Learn to make your readers laugh at this hands-on workshop. 5pm. Mar 10 Adventures Among Ants: Mark Moffett Learn about the complex social lives of ants from a bona fide bug expert. 1pm.

Mar 16 Getting Graphic: Ant Sang

Asian Cinema Week (Mar 14-18) Mar 14 Mongolian Bling A look at the hip-hop scene in Mongolia and how it is being used for politics and cultural preservation. RMB 120, 100 (advance). 7pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Mar 15 15Malaysia 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. Originally made for release on the Internet, these films explores the country’s

socio-cultural issues while introducing local celebrities. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 4pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252) Mar 16 Old Dog When dogs keep going missing in a Tibetan town, Gonpo decides to sell his own, much to the dismay of his father, who tries to get the dog back. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 6.30pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

Mar 17 Asian Cinema Week: Shorts Get a glimpse into the future of the Chinese film industry with a collection of the best shorts from Shanghai and Beijing. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students). 1.30pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Alternative Voices in Chinese Cinema A panel discussion on fringe groups, like gays and ethnic minorities in Chinese cinema. Free. 4pm. UCCA (8459 9269)

Four Ways to Die in My Hometown A college student deals with supernatural events and death in her hometown. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students). 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Mar 18 Beautiful 2012 Chinese Internet TV site Youku pulls together Asia’s best filmmakers to answer the question, “What is beautiful?” RMB 30, 20 (students). 7pm. Chill Café Bar (6405 9575)

Francophone Festival (Mar 1-31) LITERATURE Mar 26 Contemporary French Literature Two French authors, Maylis de Kerangal and Arno Bertina, delve into their singular lives and original writing styles. 6.30-9pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, Guangcai Centre (6553 2678)

MUSIC Mar 9 Mars en Folie 2013 A host of renowned French artists get together for a spectacular show. Including Klô Pelgag, Benjamin Schoos & Sophie Galet, Les Mauvaises Langues and Junior Tshaka. Free. 7pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

FILMS All films in French unless otherwise stated. Mar 9 Le Cri de la Tourterelle The journey to meet a group of exiled Nigerians on the Ivory Coast. With Chinese subtitles. 7.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Mar 9 Sunrise Over Lake Van The fourth generation of Armenians who emigrated to America after the Armenian genocide of 1915. In Armenian with English and Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230

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3619) Mar 10 The Robber The true story of the hunt for thief Johann Rettenberger, the biggest police operation since the end of WWII. In German with English and Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619) Mar 16  A Short Film Selection A collection of French language shorts from all over the world. Including The Roar of the Sea from Cape Verde and Whoops, Mistake! from the Czech Republic. With English and Chinese subtitles 7.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Mar 16 The Minister The French Minister of Transport he navigates power struggles, chaos, and economic crisis. With English and Chinese subtitles. RMB 20. 7pm. Culture Yard (6526 8883) Mar 16 On the Sly A little girl who believes she is invisible to her parents disappears in the woods to discover herself. With Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619) Mar 17 For the Love of God When a 12-year-old develops feelings for a priest, the struggle between human love

and the love of God ensues. With Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619) Mar 23 A Short Film Selection See Mar 16. RMB 20. 7pm. Culture Yard (6526 8883) Mar 23 Fish n’ Chips A German woman moves to London and meets a chip shop owner. He takes her and her daughter to Cyprus, where he develops a good idea. In Greek with English and Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619) Mar 23 Reflection in the Mirror With no formal musical education, financial or political backup, Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis reached fame. 7.30pm. Greek with English and Chinese subtitles. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Mar 24 The Minister See Mar 16. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619) Mar 30 The Last Rhapsody A biopic of Franz Liszt, one of history’s greatest composers, that explores the mysterious relationship between artist and muse. In Hungarian with English and Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619)

Mar 30 Vedette de L’ombre A documentary about the famous singer El Djami. In Arabic with French and Chinese subtitles. 7.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Mar 31 The Last Escape A large family struggles emotionally during Christmas as the father suffers from a combination of Parkinson’s disease and heart failure. With Chinese subtitles. 2-4pm. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619)

Exhibitions Exhibition: Photographer Hassa’s Look on Qingdao Mar 1-29. A beautiful display of pieces from Hassa’s award-winning photo book, My Qingdao. Alliance Française de Pekin, Xihai Centre (6404 2643) Exhibition: Tell Me Ten Words Spread Away Mar 1-29. Other languages have borrowed extensively from the French tongue. These ten French words on display aim to reflect the curious appeal of the language. Alliance Française de Pekin, Guangcai Centre (6553 2678) Exhibition: Life In Energy Mar 1-29. An educational display by GoodPlanet Foundation that explores the challenges of renewable energy. Alliance Française de Pekin, BLCU Centre (8230 3619)

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MAR 1 MUSIC We Shot The Moon San Diegan pop rockers WSTM arrive for a show in Beijing pushing their third album Love and Fear which sees them mixing sound effects with electronic and traditional rock instruments. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Cloud Gate Dance Theatre: Nine Songs Nine Songs is a celebrated compilation of poems and regarded as a high point in classical Chinese literature. RMB 160-180. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)

MAR 2 DINING Pies & Ales Night Join The Hutong at the end of a long Beijing winter with pies from Two Guys and a Pie and a range of locally brewed ales and stouts. RMB 200, RMB 150 (members). 6-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

BARS & CLUBS Aphid Moon One of the leading psytrance artists in the world, Aphid Moon regularly plays at the world’s biggest electronic music festivals. RMB 90. 10pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Cloud Gate Dance Theatre: Nine Songs See Mar 1. Film: EU-China Love Links A series of inspirational, quirky, and touching short documentaries about intercultural love made by a local team of filmmakers. RMB 40. 7-9.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166). Peking Opera: The Matchmaker An opera that embodies the changes in Chinese culture and whose characters are recognized as traditional symbols of love and marriage. RMB 80-320. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)

LIVING Global Kitchen: Indian Cuisine Learn the most popular dishes as well as southern delicacies. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

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Simatai Tower Hike Make your way up to the highest tower on this section of the wall for some breathtaking views. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

American melodic metalcore rockers. RMB 240, RMB 180 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Tianjin Concessions & Colonial Architecture Tour Let experts guide you through old colonial districts filled with European architecture. RMB 750, RMB 600 (kids under 12). 8.30am7pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory One of the greatest dance companies in the world performs three shows from their repertoire. RMB 180-1,000. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)

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Film: I’m Not There Bob Dylan as played by six actors: Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw and Cate Blanchett. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Early Spring A man marries a widow who commits suicide out of shame. RMB 40. 4pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258) Film: Ed Wood A hilarious biopic about one of the weirdest and most fascinating film directors in history. 5pm. Modernista (136 7127 4747) Film: W Zappatore Italian independent cinema. First in “The Indie Dozen” film series curated by Gianluigi Perrone. RMB 20. 7pm. Zajia 156 0112 2252)

EXPLORE Daytrip: Peking Man Site and Marco Polo Bridge Explore the caves of Beijing’s first “residents,” followed by the museum of Peking Man. On the way back, stop off at Marco Polo Bridge’s with its lion carvings. RMB 350, RMB 250 (kids 6-12). 9am-5pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Ming Great Wall Hike Visit an area of the Wall that’s completely unrestored and surrounded by unique scenery. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

MAR 5 LIVING Drink and Draw An evening of drawing with music, drinks and models. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Networking: FC Group Meet, mix and mingle with people from all industries. 7.30pm. Suzie Wong’s (6500 3377)

MAR 6 MUSIC Miss May I Yes you may play in Beijing, you noisy

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EXPLORE Water Wall Hike Walk along a section of the Great Wall that’s unique for having been marked by water damage. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

MAR 7 ARTS & CULTURE American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory See Mar 6.

MAR 8 DINING Women’s Day Lunch Treat the women in your life to a delicious Women’s Day Lunch at SALT. All women receive a free glass of bubbly with our 3-course lunch and discount vouchers for beauty and hair services at Catherine De France. RMB 118 (two course), RMB 138 (three course), + RMB 30 for wine. Noon-3pm. SALT (6437 8457)

ARTS & CULTURE American Ballet Theater: Swan Lake This romantic tale of love and forgiveness is a mainstay of Beijing stages, but rarely is it performed here by the renowned ABT. RMB 80-180. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)

Until Mar 10. Explore the cradle of Buddhist cave art at the Yungang Grottoes in Datong. RMB 2,900. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MAR 9 BARS & CLUBS Moonlighting Usami and Patrick Yu spend the night providing the booty-shaking house. Free. 10pm. The Bar at Migas (5208 6061)

ARTS & CULTURE American Ballet Theater: Swan Lake See Mar 8. Beijing Improv: Bilingual Show Check out a potentially explosive cocktail of a show as the improv group puts on their monthly bilingual show. 8pm. Tianzihong Dancing Studio (no tel)

LIVING AustCham 2013 Mad Hatter’s Ball AustCham Beijing is bringing fantasy and frivolity to Beijing with a night of food and wine, entertainment, special guests and prizes. RMB 1,200. 6.30pm-1am. China World Hotel (6505 2266) Cooking Class: Dumpling From gongbao chicken fillings to fun new dumpling skins, learn what you can do to jazz up that jiaozi. RMB 250. 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Global Kitchen: Pakistani Cuisine A Pakistani chef shows how to create authentic curries, breads and snacks at home. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Beijing Amblers: Wise Water Village & Double Dragons Gorge Enjoy a quiet day at an ancient village that’s still free from the clutches of the tourism industry. RMB 350, RMB 250 (kids 6-11). 8am-6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MAR 10 MUSIC

LIVING The WOW Awards Ceremony These awards are given annually to Wonderful Outstanding Women of all nationalities based in Beijing. RMB 150. 7.30-11pm. The Fairmont Beijing (8511 7777)

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Kawabata Makoto Legendary guitarist Kawabata Makoto returns for his second solo tour of China, supported by Ong (Nojiji) and Vagus Nerve (Li Jianhong & Vavabond). RMB 60. 8pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

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journey to self-discovery, by living like a monk. RMB 1,700. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Film: Early Spring See Mar 3.

Great Wall Mutianyu and Olympic Venues Enjoy half a day at an easygoing section of the Great Wall followed by photo ops at the Summer Palace and Olympic venues. RMB 380, RMB 280 (kids under 12). 9am-4 .30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Film: Stranger Than Paradise A trendy New Yorker’s life is messed up by the visit of his 16-year-old Hungarian cousin. 5pm. Modernista (136 7127 4747) Recorder Recital Horacio Franco is a master of medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Latin American colonial music. RMB 30-380. 7.30pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall (6559-8285)

Gubeikou Winding Wall and Meal Start with a farmhouse lunch before beginning the hike. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

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Jinshanling Great Wall and Meal A local farmer’s meal fuels you up for a march along the Wall. RMB 450. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Tea Market Tour to Maliandao Explore Beijing’s largest wholesale tea market. RMB 280. 10am-3pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Ming Tombs Hike Until Mar 17. An easy hike that strays from stock tourist locations and takes detours through hills and orchards. 8am-6pm. Discover Beijing (info@discoverbj.com)

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Red Building & Northern Cathedral This tour includes the Red Mansion of the old Peking University and the Beijing library’s old buildings. RMB 150. 9.30am-1pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Discovering Nepal Until Mar 16. Journey through the land of yaks and yetis, stupas and sherpas, which rests snugly in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. Price TBD. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Student Ski and Snowboard Trip SnapAdventures’ last ski trip to Nanshan of the season! RMB 450. Time TBD. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

MAR 12 ARTS & CULTURE Koryo Cinema: Wish This film, which premiered at the 2012 Pyongyang International Film Festival, explores the desire behind North Koreans dreaming of meeting Kim Jong-il, the Dear Leader. 7pm. Koryo Tours (6416 7544)

LIVING FCGroup Marketing Training A pre-networking evening training session. Matthew Cuerdon, the managing director of Bó Lè Associates, discusses developing and executing marketing plans. RMB 100. 7-10pm. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8888) Global Kitchen: Vietnamese Learn the principles that decide how vegetables and spices are carefully combined with poultry, meat or fish. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

MAR 13 ARTS & CULTURE Film: 24 Hour Party People A film about the music scene in Manchester from the ’70s to the ’90s. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277)

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The stars are well worth cueing up for. Cooking Class: A Pi Day Celebration On Pi Day, learn how to make one sweet and one savory pie, plus some basic pastry crust. RMB 280. 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) INN Trekkie Join new friends and explore the secret gems of Beijing with the International Newcomers Network. This month, they trek to Tian Yi Eunuch’s Tomb. RSVP to innbeijing@hotmail.com by Mar 12. Free. 9.30am-2pm.

EXPLORE Guilin, Yangshuo & Longsheng Rice Terraces Until Mar 17. Take in jaw-dropping views of China’s most picturesque mountain scenery. RMB 7,100. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MAR 15 EXPLORE Ancient City Xi’an Until Mar 17. Lose yourself in the bustling streets of Xi’an, which boasts the famous Terracotta Warriors. RMB 3,700. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Pingyao Town – Raise the Red Lantern Until Mar 17. Travel to the past in this wellpreserved ancient city with awesome carvings and towering city walls. RMB 2,500. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MAR 16 DINING Sushi Making with Nobu Founder A rare opportunity to learn from the founder himself, Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. The day includes a light breakfast, a kitchen tour, sushi making demonstration and a delicious bento lunchbox. Early reservations essential. RMB 988. 9am-5pm. Nobu (5969 6988)

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Murphy’s ShamRock ‘n’ Roll Pub Crawl It’s that time of year again. Dust off your green tights, practice your faux Irish accent and swat up on those Riverdance steps.

It’s almost St. Patricks Day. RMB 150. 5pm. Brussels (6591 9525)

SPORT Beijing Aardvarks Registration Night Join the Beijing Aardvarks us for a night of debauchery while signing up for this year’s season. Contact aardvarksrfc@yahoo.com for more info. Free. 8pm. The Stumble Inn (134 3670 1915) Beijing Devils Rego Night The Beijing Devils want you. Sign your soul away to Satan at their annual sign-up night. With free flow beer and pizza for all new and existing members. Free. 7pm. The Den (6592 6290)

LIVING Children’s Workshop: Hello from Australia! Short, hands-on activities, such as collage faces and watercolour fun, giving children the opportunity to make art to take home. 1-5pm. Capital Library (6735 8114) 2013 Irish Ball Tickets for the 2013 Irish Ball go like hotcakes. If you’ve been lucky enough to grab one, then rent your tux early. This year’s theme is “Stars and Shamrocks.” Pretend you’re a star at a movie premiere as they roll out the red carpet. Contact 2013irishball@gmail.com for more information. RMB 1,000 (RMB 10,000 per table of ten). 6pm. Kerry Hotel Beijing (6561 8833) St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes Celebrate the holiday by making Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting. RMB 280. 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Ancient Cuandixia Village A day of charming countryside leisure in this well-preserved Ming Dynasty village. RMB 400. Time TBD. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Beijing Enamel Art (Cloisonne) Factory Visit Witness the workshops of cloisonné metalwork that were prevalent during the Ming dynasty. RMB 150. 9am-12pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Experience a Monk’s Life in Bailin Monastery Until Mar 17. Spend a weekend on a

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Buffalo 66 An ex-convict kidnaps a young woman and forces her to be his wife. 5pm. Modernista (136 7127 4747) Film: Early Spring See Mar 3.

LIVING Drink and Draw See Mar 5. Peking Opera Workshop Professional actors introduce you to the history, complexity and subtleties of this famous art form. RMB 180. 2.30-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Tea Tasting Sample five unique teas and learn the history and culture behind China’s tea. RMB 160. 2-3.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Ancient Village Visit A snapshot of Beijing history preserved in three ancient villages. RMB 400. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Great Wall Mutianyu and Olympic Venues See Mar 2. Songzhuang Contemporary Artists Village Tour China’s largest community of contemporary artists opens their studio doors to you. RMB 250. 9am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MAR 19 LIVING Networking: FC Group (Creatives) Meet people from creative industries. Dress to impress or be simply creative. RMB 150, RMB 100 (w/ RSVP), RMB 150 (w/ RSVP for two), RMB 80 (advance). 7.30pm. Zeta Bar (5865 5050) INN Coffee Morning – Sanlitun Meet your neighbors. Pick up a few tips and tricks from those who have been around a while. 10am-noon. Maan Coffee (6551 7161)

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events ARTS & CULTURE Film: Art School Dance Get a glimpse of Edinburgh’s famous feelgood music venue, Wee Red Bar, through interviews and live performances. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277) Film: Don’t Expect Praises Made with live performances and animation, this film depicts the beautiful friendship of children and the love of rural family. RMB 50. 7.30pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258)

LIVING INN Coffee Morning – Chaoyang Park Get to know people who live close by, and ask them about the neighborhood. 10amnoon. The Rug & Bagel Cafe (8550 2722)

MAR 21 LIVING INN Coffee Morning – Shunyi Say hello to people who live in the area. You never know what you might learn from those who have lived in Beijing for a while. 10am-noon. Comptoirs de France (8046 6309)

MAR 22 BARS & CLUBS Fritz Kalkbrenner German spinner makes a triumphant return to Beijing a year after he first dropped here. RMB 180, RMB 120 (advance). 10pm. Haze (5900 6128)

MAR 23 BARS & CLUBS Dance Dangereux XIX with Ladytron DJ Set Feat Reuben Wu Ladytron’s Reuben Wu drops by for the 19th edition of the popular party night. RMB 140, RMB 90 (advance). 10pm. The Bar at Migas (5208 6061)

MUSIC Moon Duo San Franciscan lunar twosome Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada hit Beijing following their second full-length release. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING Cooking With Beer Learn how to fry, boil and bake your favorite brews into delicious homemade fare like Beef & Guinness Pie, and Tsingtao Cupcakes. RMB 280. 2pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing – Thousand-Year Pagoda & White Cloud Taoist Temple A charming tour of the Buddhist pagoda at Tianning Temple, White Cloud Taoist Temple as well as the quaint neighborhood market. RMB 150, RMB 100 (kids 6-11). 2-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Beijing Backyard Pagodas and Great Wall Hike  Visit the pagodas of Yinshan. Then it’s on to conquer the Great Wall. RMB 400. Time TBD. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

Gubeikou Greatwall Hike Until Mar 24. Largely unrestored and crossing the Chaohe River, this area of the Wall used to be an important passage to the capital. Price TBD. 8am-6pm. Discover Beijing (info@discoverbj. com)

MAR 24 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Early Spring See Mar 3. Film: Love Is Colder than Death  An unusual gangster story filmed with a heavy New Wave influence. 5pm. Modernista (136 7127 4747)

LIVING Tea Market Tour to Maliandao See Mar 10.

MAR 25-31 SPORT World Snooker China Open 2013 The ranking World Snooker event runs from late March until early April. Can England’s Peter Ebdon defend his title in the last ranking event before the World Championship? Price TBD. 9am-6pm. Beijing University Student Gymnasium (8209 9320)

MAR 25 LIVING INN Monthly Meeting Gear up for spring break as well-traveled guest speakers and travel industry professionals give virtual guided tours of holiday destinations for families. RMB 50. 10amnoon. The Capital Club Athletic Center (8486 2225 ext 136)

Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277)

MAR 28 ARTS & CULTURE Sarau Project: Phobia A monthly literary, musical and artistic gathering where the audience and presenters discuss a theme through art. 8.30pm. Modernista (136 7127 4747)

LIVING INN Coffee Morning – Lido Get to know people who live close by and pick up a few tips and tricks from those who have been around the neighborhood awhile. 10am-noon. Maan Coffee (8457 3470)

MAR 29 DINING Easter Celebrations @ Scene a Café Until Mar 31. Welcome the blossoming of spring with special meals Easter weekend, including roast lamb and glazed ham. Easter egg painting for kids will be available on Sunday. RMB 368+15% (Good Friday dinner), RMB 288+15% (Easter Saturday Brunch), RMB 488+15% (Easter Brunch). Scene a Café, China World Hotel (6505 5838)

BARS & CLUBS Yen White Yen regulars Mickey Zhang, Dio, Usami & Patrick Yu, Ouyang, Donald Summer and Diva provide the beats. Wear as much, or as little white as possible. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 9pm. UCCA (8459 9269)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Don’t Expect Praises See Mar 20.

MAR 26 LIVING Networking: FC Group (Professionals) Meet interesting people to promote and grow your business. RMB 150, RMB 100 (w/ RSVP), RMB 150 (w/ RSVP for 2), RMB 80 (advance). 7.30pm. Champagne Bar (8511 7777) Global Kitchen: Indonesian Rich in spices and abundant in fresh ingredients, Indonesian cuisine is a delight to cook and eat. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members). 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) INN Night Out Meet up with other newcomers and long-term residents in Beijing to share fun, friendship and tales of living in the nation’s capital. 7-9pm. The Orient Kitchen, Sanlitun (6417 4070)

MAR 27 ARTS & CULTURE Film: The Gambler The story of a young tutor who becomes addicted to gambling. 7.30pm. Yuanfen Flow (no tel) Film: Walk the Line A biopic about the courtship of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Starring Joaquin

LIVING Cooking Class: Easter Egg Special Learn five egg recipes from around the world in this special class to celebrate the upcoming holiday. RMB 250. 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

MAR 30 MUSIC Graveworm Italian extreme gothic metal band Graveworm make their China debut showcasing intense, emotional and apocalyptic cuts. RMB 240, RMB 180 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Beijing Improv: English Show
 Check out a potentially explosive cocktail of a show as the improv group puts on their monthly English show. 8pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452)

LIVING Chinese Cloth Tiger Pillows Handmade tiger pillows are a traditional gift for parents to express love and good wishes to their children, but they’re cute enough to give anyone. RMB 180. 1.30-3 .30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Daytrip: Old Village by the Great Wall Changyucheng Experience rural life just outside Beijing. You can even try your hand at planting crops. RMB 350, RMB 250 (children under 12). 8.30am-7pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Jinshanling Great Wall Hike Until Mar 31. This partially restored section of the Wall is not so tourist-heavy, giving you a more intimate experience. 8am-6pm. Discover Beijing (info@discoverbj. com)

MAR 31 DINING Aroma Easter Brunch A sumptuous brunch and a series of exciting entertainment including an Easter egg hunt. Every child will get a chocolate Easter Bunny as the door gift. RMB 588+15% per person (includes free-flow champagne), RMB 298+15% (kids 6 to 12), free (kids under 6). 11.30am-3pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton (5908 8161) Asia Bistro Super Brunch Get extravagant on Easter with over 20 buffet stations, a real fire outdoor barbeque grill featuring Boston lobster and a kid-friendly buffet. Kids will enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny, creative face paintings, and Easter egg hunting. RMB 788 (include free-flow champagne), RMB 200 (kids 3-12), free (kids under 3). 11.30am-3.30pm. Asia Bistro, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing (5908 8995) Easter Sunday Brunch @ Kranzler’s Join Kranzler’s for a buffet brunch with Easter chocolate tart and freshly baked carrot and orange Belgian chocolate soufflés. Bunnies, colored eggs and an egg hunt for the children. RMB 498+15% (including welcome cocktail). 11.30am-3pm. Kranzler’s Restaurant and Bar, Kempinski Hotel (6465 3388 ext 4222) Easter soFeastication Sunday Brunch Enjoy Feast’s signature brunch including oysters, steak and soufflé, while the kids delight in the Easter Bunny, egg painting and face painting activities. RMB 428+15% (including free-flow wine), RMB 488+15% (including free-flow of champagne), 50% discount (kids 4 to 12), free (kids under 4). Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel (5798 8908)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: La Vie de Boheme A group of impoverished artists meet on the streets of bohemian Paris in the mid-19th century. 5pm. Modernista (136 7127 4747) Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Follow 85-year-old master chef Jiro Ono as he prepares the artisanal sushi that earned his restaurant three Michelin stars. RMB 30. 7.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

LIVING Chinese Singing Workshop Learn Chinese folk songs from all over the country. RMB 100. 2.30-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432-9341) Women’s Improv Workshop A monthly bilingual workshop for all levels. Practice key improv skills and storytelling in a women-only environment. 5-6.30pm. Dongfang Shangshu (136 8134 3888)

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WEEKLY+ONGOING All events are free to attend unless otherwise stated BUFFETS & BRUNCHES WEDNESDAYS Seafood Buffet Generous seafood options plus free-flow soft drinks, mocktails and a glass of select imported red or white wine. RMB 388+15%. 5.30-10pm. Senses, Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7810/11).

FRIDAYS MEAT Me! Australian tenderloin features in this meatheavy buffet. RMB 328+15%, RMB 108 extra for free-flow house wine and Stella Artois. 6-11pm. Elements, Hilton Beijing (5865 5020) Seafood Buffet See Wednesdays. Seafood Grill Fridays Fresh spread of just-caught lobster, fish, crab and other underwater delights, plus the regular buffet. RMB 268+15%, RMB 398+15% (includes one lobster and access to seafood grill). 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388) Spectacular Seafood Buffet Boston lobster, king prawns, crabs, Japanese bream, all prepared in a variety of Asian and Western styles, with select wines and beer on free-flow every Friday night. RMB 388. Cafe 99, The Regent (8522 1789)

SATURDAYS Honzen’s Sushi Saturdays Brunch for sushi fanatics. RMB 188+15%. 11am-3pm. Honzen, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4220) Mexican Saturdays Fresh tortilla wraps with meat, seafood and vegetable fillings, quesadillas, guacamole and margaritas. RMB 366+15%. 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388) Seafood Dinner Buffet For those who are more surf than turf. RMB 518+15%. 6-10pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161)

SUNDAYS 360° Champagne Brunch A fine spread, Mumm champagne and the best homemade ice cream in town. RMB 298-368+15%. 11.30am-3pm. 360°, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport (6458 8888) Authentic American Brunch Classics like smoked salmon eggs benedict or steak and eggs, plus other Southern options. Add RMB 98 for a “build your own” Bloody Mary bar. RMB 188+15% (2 courses), RMB 228+15% (3 courses), RMB 268+15% (4 courses). Noon-3pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030) Barolo Family Sunday Fresh pasta and risotto, with classic Italian desserts and free-flow Italian wines. RMB 388+15%. 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. Barolo,

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Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) Bubbalicious Free-flow champagne and Grand Marnier cocktails, an array of cold and hot dishes and desserts, and juice and smoothie stations. RMB 468+15%. 11.30am-3.30pm. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Bubbly Sundays Caviar, live seafood, make-your-own sushi rolls, teppanyaki ice cream and much more. RMB 398+15% (includes free-flow champagne), RMB 328+15% (free-flow wine and beer), RMB 168+15% (kids under 12), free (kids under 6). 11.30am3pm. Senses, Westin Financial Street (6629 7810) Brunch @ Sureño All month. Chef Pons brings you a new brunch menu, where you can choose between three or four courses. RMB 328 (3 courses), RMB 358 (4 courses). Noon-3pm. Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240) Champagne Brunch Sundays don’t get better than Veuve Clicquot champagne with oysters, grilled meat, fresh cheese and luscious desserts. RMB 428-528+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Garden Court, St. Regis (6460 6688) Dim Sum Feast Sunday All-you-can-eat dim sum, with Dom Perignon if you like. RMB 288+15% (two people), RMB 1,998+15% (two people, includes free-flow Dom Perignon). Qi, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6601 6666) FIZZtastic Champagne Brunch Mumm Champagne on free-flow and a lip-smacking array of international gastronomy, including lobsters and assorted goodies brought direct to your table. RMB 458+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Vasco’s, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411) Grand CRU Brunch One of Beijing’s most indulgent Sunday brunches. Enjoy Beluga caviar, winter black truffle and live lobster. RMB 688+15% (includes free-flow champagne, wine and martinis), kids 6-12 half price. 11.30am3pm. CRU Steakhouse, JW Marriott Beijing (5908 8995 ext 1628) Italian Aperitivo All-you-can-eat authentic Italian bites. RMB 80. 7-9pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Latin Brunch Enjoy a seafood platter and choose up to six dishes from a selection with Latin, European and Asian influences. RMB 288 (free-flow prosecco, red & white wine), RMB 228 (free-flow non-alcoholic drinks). Noon-4pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Mosto Brunch Add RMB 158 to the cost of your brunch for free-flow sparkling wine, house wines, Bellinis and mimosas. Noon-3pm. Mosto (5208 6030) pentabrunch Sunday Rehab The place to recover from your Saturday night shenanigans. Hearty comfort

food, hangover cocktails and even ice packs at the ready – all at a great price. RMB 128. 11am- 3pm. pentahotel Beijing (6708 8118) S.T.A.Y. Sunday Brunch Order a la carte, and add RMB 200 for free-flow champagne. RMB 468+15%. 11am-4pm. S.T.A.Y., Shangri-La (6841 2211 ext 6727) SALT Bubbly Sundays Two- or three-course brunches. Pick from the wine list, splash out with a slightly indulgent cocktail or add RMB 150 for free-flow drinking. RMB 198 (two courses), RMB 228 (three courses). SALT (6437 8457) soFEASTication Brunch Boston lobster, tomahawk steak, fresh oysters and free-flow Taittinger. RMB 428488+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8908) Sunday Brunch A phenomenal value. Enjoy an appetizer buffet, limitless made-to-order entrees and desserts. Add RMB 70 for free-flow bubbly. RMB 388+15%. The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3630) Sunday Brunch One of the best champagne brunches in town relies on quality rather than quantity. RMB 428+15% per person (includes free-flow champagne). VIC, Sofitel (8599 6666)

Dim Sum Brunch Try out Yu’s new menu by indulging in their unlimited dim sum. RMB 388+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Yu, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8111) I Love Dim Sum All-you-can-eat dim sum and congee at wallet-friendly prices. RMB 99. Noon-2pm. Sun Palace, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing (6429 8888 ext 6332) Luxurious Brunch at Maison Boulud Pick and choose from an array of delectable courses. RMB 258 (four courses), RMB 218 (three courses), RMB 168 (two courses). 11am-4pm. Maison Boulud (6559 9200) Pizza and Pasta Mania Unlimited pizza and pasta. RMB 189+15% (includes free-flow beer and soft drinks). Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 6-10pm. Prego, Westin Financial Street (6629 7815) Saturday & Sunday Brunch Potato roasties, ratatouille, mashed apple compote, waffles, croissant, bacon and more. Add RMB 42 for cold cuts and French cheese. RMB 88. 11am-4pm. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Seafood Fascination Fri-Sat. Indulge in seafood to ease yourself into the weekend. Dinner only. RMB 328+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888)

Sunday Lunch Buffet at Greenfish Appetizers from the buffet plus your choice of main course. RMB 218+15% (includes soft drinks, coffee and tea). 11.30am-2.30pm. Greenfish, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6990)

Seafood Weekend Buffet Fri-Sat. Fresh oysters and an entire Boston lobster per diner. Dinner only. RMB 498+15%, RMB 199+15% (kids 6-12). Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666 ext 6255)

Sweet Escape Lavish food and live jazz. RMB 348+15%, RMB 388+15% (unlimited Paulaner beer, and sparkling, red and white wines). 11.30am-3pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217)

Weekend Brunch Omelets, poached eggs, scrambled eggs on rye toast, croissanwiches and waffles. Choose any dish and add a coffee for RMB 10. RMB 48. 9am-2pm. Colibri (6417 0808)

Ultimate Sunday Brunch The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet mean you can have your cake and eat it too. RMB 268+15% (includes wine), RMB 368+15% (includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot). 11.30am-3pm. BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital (5863 8223)

WEEKENDS Aroma Gourmet Brunch Boston lobster, Australian oysters, French foie gras, international cheeses and more. RMB 518+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Aroma, RitzCarlton Beijing (5908 8161) Brunch @ Bar Veloce Order their sets (from healthy to bubbly) or go a la carte with ciabatta breakfast sandwiches and French toast. RMB 100-150. 11am-4pm. Bar Veloce (6586 1006) Dim Sum Brunch More than 40 kinds of dim sum, plus a buffet of cold appetizers, congee and desserts, with free-flow tea. RMB 128+15%. 10.30am-2.30pm. Sui Yuan Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing (6338 1999 ext 1726)

ONGOING BBQ Buffet Dinner Thu-Sat. Hearty German dishes, with meat, seafood, salads and desserts. RMB 168+15% (includes beer). 6-9pm. Villa Castanea (6272 0130) Dumpling Deluge Daily. Both classics and new dim sum dishes available for a la carte or allyou-can-eat. RMB 108+15% (set menu). 11.30am-2pm. Choy’s Seafood, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (5927 8888/8320) Feast Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Choose a main course, then go wild with the fabulous buffet selection. RMB 138+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Feast Dinner Buffet Mon-Thu. New buffet restaurant Feast showcases one of Beijing’s most lavish dinner spreads for a less-lavish price. RMB 288+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Ganges All-You-Can Eat Lunch Buffet Tue-Thu. Gorge on butter chicken and

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events naan. Only available at The Place and Dongzhimenwai branches. RMB 60. 11.30am-1.30pm. Ganges (6587 2999, 6417 0900)

overlooking their open kitchen and accompanied by New World wines. Reservations required. (Also on Wednesdays.) RMB 300. 7-10pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)

Indian Buffet Mon-Fri. One of the best deals in town. Get free masala tea if you mention the Beijinger. RMB 60. 11.30am-1.30pm. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181)

ONGOING Chef’s Menu Daily. Six-course tasting menu from Chef Daniel Urdaneta. RMB 398, RMB 518 (includes free-flow sparkling and house wines). Modo (6415 7207)

Hungry for Hummus? Mon-Fri. Middle Eastern favorite Rumi offers a lunch buffet featuring many of their most popular menu items. RMB 88. 11.30am-2.30pm. Rumi (8454 3838)

Modo Dinner Party Set Daily. Plan your own dinner party for groups larger than eight, including a fivecourse dinner of Modo’s delectable food and free-flow wines, beer, soda, coffee and tea. RMB 370+10%. 6-10pm. Modo (6415 7207)

Mughal’s Buffet Lunch Mon-Fri. Indian and Pakistani curries, vegetable dishes and more. Noon-2.30pm. Mughal’s (6638 2160) Seasoning All-Day Dining International Buffet Daily. Enjoy fish, scallops, lamb chops, chicken and beef hot off the grill, along with other international options. RMB 198+15%. 6-9.30pm. Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square (6473 3333 ext 6310) Simply Dim Sum Daily. Endless samples for dim sum lovers. RMB 158+15% (weekdays), RMB 188+15% (weekends). 11.30am-2pm. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Station-to-Station Daily. Sixteen fresh gourmet stations, each with its own specialization: foie gras, seafood, rotisserie, Chinese barbecue, dim sum and more. RMB 288+15%, RMB 158+15% (kids under 12). 6-10pm. Jing, The Peninsula Beijing (8516 2888) Yum Cha Dim Sum Daily. All-you-can-eat dim sum. No service charge. RMB 98. 11.30am-2pm. Yue, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Yummy Yum Cha Daily. Start your day off in proper Cantonese style with unlimited dim sum delicacies. RMB 108+15%. 7-10am. Jewel, Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7820)

LUNCH DEALS SATURDAYS Feijoada Saturdays Start off your weekend with the traditional Brazilian stew. RMB 128. 11.30am-3pm. Alameda (6417 8084)

SUNDAYS American Sunday Roast prime beef rib cut tableside with all the trimmings. RMB 198+15%, RMB 98+15% extra for wine buffet. Noon-3pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030)

WEEKENDS New Salud Combo Sat-Sun. Any kind of sandwich + RMB 15 = an extra soft drink & French fries. A good sum. Noon-4pm. Salud (6402 5086)

ONGOING Lunch Express Daily. For a great lunch deal, choose from set meals at any of their four restaurants: Cantonese at Yue, Japanese at Miyabi, Italian at Bene and international cuisine at Feast. RMB 98. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Starfish Express Lunch Daily. A great new lunch option that includes a small soup, salad, fruit and your choice from four main course options, with the menu selection changing regularly. RMB 58. 11.30am-2pm. Starfish (6416 5499)

Modo Happy Hour Dinner Set Daily. The perfect excuse to have an early dinner. RMB 148 (2 courses), RMB 168 (3 courses). 6-7pm. Modo (6415 7207)

MAR 16: Cuandixia village

Leave your courtyard home and get some proper culture.

afternoon tea ONGOING Afternoon Tea Daily. Choose from three different tea set menus for varying levels of indulgence to suit your mood. 2.30-5.30pm. RMB 140-320+15%. The Lounge, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 643) Afternoon Tea Sets for Two Daily. There’s something for everyone with three different “styles” of tea sets available: Chinese, English and Champagne. 2-5pm. RMB 288-688. JE Mansion (5139 8739) Classic Afternoon Tea Daily. The traditional English Tea Menu includes loose leaf teas, newly created desserts, sandwiches and scones elegantly layered on a three-tiered silver stand. 2.305.30pm. From RMB 208+15%. The Lounge, Ritz-Carlton, Beijing (5908 8888) High Afternoon Tea Daily. Sip your tea while you pen your next novel in the 1920s literary atmosphere of the Writers Bar. 2.30-5.30pm. Writers Bar, Beijing Raffles Hotel (6526 3388 ext 4181) Park Hyatt’s Afternoon Tea Daily. 2.30-5pm. Take in an impressive view with your cup of tea and two tiers of sweets and sandwiches. RMB 380+15% (for two). The Lounge, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1838) Sofitel Beijing Hotel’s Afternoon Tea Daily. Enjoy an afternoon tea at all hours, from sunrise to long after sunset. 7ammidnight. RMB 198+15% (for two). Vous Lobby Lounge, Sofitel Wanda Beijing (8599 6666)

SUNDAYS Sunday Afternoon Tea Your weekend afternoon tea, upgraded by the accompaniment of a full orchestra. RMB 298+15% (for two). 2.30-6pm. Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37)

drink instead. 2.30-6pm. RMB 138+15%. Rendez-vous Bar and Lounge, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center (6465 3388)

DINNER DEALS TUESDAYS Steak Night Buy-one-get-one-free on Flamme’s house steak. Free. Flamme (6417 8608) Taco y Tequila Tuesdays All tacos and selected tequila shots at RMB 20. 5-7pm. Q Mex (5620 3759) Tuesday Half-Price All food at the Belgian eatery is half-price. 5-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

WEDNESDAYS Bodega Fever Free-flow tapas. For an additional RMB 128, you can share a jug of sangria with friends. RMB 118. 6-10pm. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600 ext 3307) Wine and Dine Free glass of wine with every three-course set dinner. Free. Terra (6591 9148) Wednesday Wine ‘n’ Dine A communal ten-course Chinese dinner overlooking their open kitchen and accompanied by New World wines. Reservations required. (Also on Fridays.) RMB 300. 7-10pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)

THURSDAYS Prime Rib Night Enjoy 250-day Australian Stockyard prime rib. RMB 260 (includes one beer or glass of wine). The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3617) Sparkling & Canapes Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB 280. 7-10pm. Terra (6591 9148)

Mosto at 6 Daily. Dine alfresco as the sun sets over Nali Patio. RMB 218 (2 courses), RMB 258 (3 courses). 6-7pm. Mosto (5208 6030) Ven Pronto Daily. A bargain four-course set menu for early diners – as long as you finish by 7.30pm. Reservations essential. RMB 248. Agua (5208 6188) Wine Ritual Daily. Unwind in sophisticated surroundings with free-flowing wines and cocktails. Canapes and snacks also provided. RMB 198+15%. 5.30-7pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Hotel (6460 6688 ext 2360)

DINING PROMOTIONS TUESDAYS Happy Tuesday Buy-one-get-one-free on snacks (11am4pm) and couscous (6-11pm). Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095)

WEDNESDAYS It’s a Steak Out! Sirloin or rib-eye steak with a bowl of soup and a glass of house wine. RMB 180. Blue Frog (8561 2665)

THURSDAYS Steak Thursday Enjoy tenderloin with a bowl of soup. RMB 148 (includes glass of house wine), RMB 108 (no wine). 5.30-9PM. Village Café, The Opposite House (6410 5210)

FRIDAYS Fish ‘n’ Chips Friday Soup, fish ‘n’ chips and a dessert. RMB 88. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210)

SATURDAYS Taste Brazil: Feijoada Braised black beans, crispy pork crackling and ribs, spring greens, farofa and more. RMB 188 per person. SALT (6437 8457)

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SUNDAYS

Afternoon Tea Take a lazy Saturday or Sunday to enjoy all the fixings of a classic afternoon tea. 3-5pm. RMB 88-138. Capital M (6702 2727)

Fish Fry Choose from breaded or beer-battered for one of the best fish ‘n’ chip deals in town. RMB 58. 5pm-late. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

Weekend High Tea Buffet Fri-Sun. No tiered trays here, but indulge in a buffet of tea treats along with your hot

Friday Wine ‘n’ Dine A communal ten-course Chinese dinner

Half Price Pasta A perfect opportunity to sample beautiful pasta creations such as spaghetti with sea urchin, pistachio, rosemary and bottarga. 11.30am-9pm. Cepe, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666)

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events Treat yourself to a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Each week, a different meat gets the oven treatment. 3-8pm. Back Alley Bistro (6415 3713)

Cuban music and Cuban-themed cocktails free for the ladies, as well as buy-one-getone free offers on Mojitos. Limited space, RSVP at www.qmex.co. 9.30pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

WEEKENDS

Mesh Cocktail Thursday Passionfruit and lychee martini two-for-one until midnight. Mesh (6410 5220)

Weekend Barbecue A selection of sausages, lamb, steaks, ribs and grilled vegetables on the menu and Stella Artois on tap. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210)

Pitcher Hour Why go for a pint when you can get a pitcher for RMB 55? 5-8pm. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom (6538 5537)

ONGOING Australian Beef Daily. Try a 300g Australian short rib steak for RMB 168+15%, or a 200g beef fillet for RMB 198+15%. Salad buffet included. 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel (6437 6688 ext 1849) Barolo New Menu Mon-Sat. Don’t miss the squid ink tagliolini with Dungeness crab. 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) Build Up Your Own Burger Daily. Your way right away, but rest assured this is above and beyond Burger King. RMB 180+15% (+RMB 10 per extra cheese or other topping). Noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030) Free Beer and Wine Daily. For anyone ordering off the menu at their newest location. Free. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) Free Bruschetta Sampler Daily. Buy any bottle of wine and receive a sampling plate of their delicious bruschettas. Bar Veloce (6586 1006) Hearty Hot Pot Buffet Dinner Until Mar 29. Guests can go for a hot pot experience complete with sauces and side dishes in an all-you-can-eat buffet. RMB 128 per person. 6-10pm. pentalounge, pentahotel Beijing (6708 8118)

Take Home the Pint Glass Night Third Thursday of each month. Slow Boat turns a blind eye to your thievery, giving away free pints glasses with your second draft beer. While stocks last. Free.8-10pm. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom (6538 5537)

All Month: Suspended Time

A sextet of artists offer their own take on the Chinese landscape. Unlimited Dim Sum Daily. Gorge on dumplings, noodles, congee and dessert to your heart’s desire. RMB 118 (with juice and tea), RMB 168 (weekends only; includes one lobster and free-flow beer). 11.30am-2pm. Choy’s Seafood, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (5927 8888) Ya Yuan Roast Duck Daily. An excellent duck spread, with crisp skin, moist, savory flesh and thin but toothsome pancakes. RMB 268+15% (6 servings), RMB 188+15% (single serving). Horizon, Kerry Hotel (8529 2188)

HAPPY HOUR & DRINKS SPECIALS MONDAYS

Joselita Ham Set Daily. The “best ham in the world” is now available at Taverna, where you can enjoy 20g of Joselita’s Gran Reserva boneless ham with a glass of Torres wine. RMB 228. Taverna (6501 8882)

Couples Night Guys and girls coming together, buy-two-get-two-free (classics, house wine, frozen special, local beer and mystery cocktail). 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613)

Rodizio Brazilian BBQ Mon-Thur. As the weather heats up, enjoy the grill. Selection includes lamb, beef, sausages and chicken wings. 6-10pm). RMB 328+15%. Cépe, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6629 6996)

Happy Hour Monday Enjoy one of the capital’s longest happy hours with special offers on draft and bottled beers, cocktails and more. NoonMidnight. The Stumble Inn (6417 7794)

SALTastation Daily. Five courses paired with New and Old World wines. This fall, enjoy restaurateur Gaby’s emphasis on wild game and produce. RMB 568 (food and wine), RMB 368 (food only). SALT (6437 8457) Spring Season Hot Pot Buffet @ Essence Until Apr 30. Enjoy an international dinner buffet spread with a taste of original Chinese hot pot. RMB 188 (including free-flow beer), half-price (children 7-12), free (children under 6). 6-10pm. Essence, Crowne Plaza Beijing (5911 9910) Tasting Menu Daily. Taste what their new chef can do. RMB 600+15%, RMB 1,000+15% (with paired wines). All day. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 36) Tomahawk Daily. Get your teeth into an enormous, 30cm-long slab of 70-day old grainfed beef. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)

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Lazy Mondays With quality food and hot mulled wine on discount, Fubar is the place to chill down or to warm up on Mondays with chicken wings at RMB 2 and discounted mulled wine. 7pm. Fubar (6593 8227) Mai Happy Hour Buy two cocktails and get one free. 5pm-2am. Mai (138 1125 2641) Temptation Monday 30% off on bottles of wine from Mosto’s outstanding wine list all day. Mosto (5208 6030)

TUESDAYS Drink for Charity Second Tuesday of every month. Because everyone likes to feel like they’re giving something back while on a night out. A donation of RMB 5 is made to a different charity each month for every drink sold tonight. Noon. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Mesh Cocktail Tuesday Two-for-one on both passion fruit and lychee martinis. Mesh (6417 6688)

Romantic Tuesdays Romantic Tuesdays at Fubar have everything you need for date night. With roses, candles and funky jazz tunes, Fubar creates the right atmosphere for lovers. 7pm. Fubar (6593 8227) Temptation Tuesday 30% off on bottles of wine from Modo’s awarded wine list all day. Modo (6415 7207)

WEDNESDAYS 100 Kuai Pitchers One red bill gets you a pitcher of ale. Why not? 5pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) All You Can Drink Take advantage of Hidden Lounge’s night of excess. Guys pay RMB 100, while gals get in for half-price. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Buddhas & Cockshots Beijing’s most famous cocktail and shot glasses are at the center of attention every Wednesday at Fubar when you can take home your “cockshot” and “Buddha” glasses. 8pm. Fubar (6593 8227) Hump Day Happy Hour: Half-Priced Appetizers Starting Jan 16. Half-priced appetizers with a pint of the Beer of the Month. 6-8pm. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom (6538 5537) Martini Night Grey Goose martinis for RMB 70. 6pm-2am. Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 6433) Martini Wednesdays 20 kuai martinis from 9pm onwards. 9pmmidnight. The Stumble Inn (6417 7794) RMB 35 Wednesdays Selected cocktails are RMB 35. 7pmmidnight. Mao Mao Chong (6405 5718) Student Night Pints of Stella at RMB 20, mixed drinks at RMB 20 and absinthe at RMB 20. The perfect way to wind back the clock to your student days. 7pm. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

THURSDAYS Champagne Night @ Xian Two-for-one on Moët by the glass or bottle all night long. Xian, East (8414 9810) Cuba Night at Q Mex Q Mex hosts its regular Cuba Night with

Thrifty Thursdays Regular happy hour from 5-9pm, but from 9pm to midnight mixed drinks and cocktail of the day are just RMB 25. 5pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Thirsty Thursdays Buy 2 get 1 free on towers of Tiger beers. 3pm-1am. The Stumble Inn (6417 7794)

FRIDAYS Brats and Brews Stop by for a dinner of brats, served with their own homemade mustards, paired with Slow Boat’s craft brews. 5pm. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom (6538 5537) Bubble Night at Mesh Get a bottle of Duvel Leroy Champagne for RMB 500 to celebrate the weekend. 9pm. Mesh (6417 6688) TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday! All standard drinks RMB 30, with a live DJ from 9pm. 7pm. Scarlett (6552 2880) Free Shots Friday Free jello shots served randomly. 9pmmidnight. The Stumble Inn (6417 7794) Friday Flight Night Don’t limit yourself to one when you can go for a flight of beer. Try samplers of three, five or 10 200ml pours. 6-8pm. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom (6538 5537)

SATURDAYS Champagne Cocktails Special cocktails made from fruit purees, and 15% discounts on bottles of bubbly. 6pm-2am. Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 6433) Martini Saturdays 20 kuai martinis. 9pm-2am. The Stumble Inn (6417 7794) Mojito Hour Hot on the heels of the house happy hour is the 10 kuai mojito deal with “no skimping” on quality. 9-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

SUNDAYS Daiquiri Sundays Buy-one-get-one-free on all eight of Mas’ signature rum daiquiri cocktails all night. Free. Time TBD. Mas (6405 4337) Industry Night at Xiu Hospitality or airline industry workers enjoy discounts on drink all night long. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108) Sunny Sundays Fubar has extended its menu with a selection of hot drinks to warm up this winter and Sunday sees special promotions on all hot drinks. 8pm. Fubar (6593 8227) TED Weekly

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events Watch weekly TED videos during the afternoon, while enjoying Belgian draft beers and desserts. 2-7pm. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

for ladies, great music, dance performances and Zeta’s dedicated 2nd floor “Girlzone.” 9pm. Zeta Bar (5865 5050)

FRIDAYS

ONGOING

Free Sangria for the Ladies Drop by the Shuangjing joint to enjoy free drink if you’re a lady – or a cross-dressing man. 6pm. Plan B (5821 1353)

15 Kuai Cocktails @ Lucky Bar Sun-Thu. Enjoy cocktails at Lucky Bar for only RMB 15. 10pm. Lucky Bar (136 8303 3920)

Ladies’ Night All cocktails and mixed drinks, house specials and martinis are half price for ladies. While on the hour, every hour (after 9pm) all the ladies in the house get a shot drunker. 9pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

Absinthe Green Hour Daily. Up to 25% discount on their absinthe selection. 6-8pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Aria Happy Hour Daily. Two-for-one deals on selected drinks. 5-8pm. Aria (6505 2266 ext 6644)

CLUB NIGHTS

Beer Mania Happy Hour Daily. Buy-one-get-one-free on all draft Belgian beers. 3-8pm. Beer Mania (6500 0559) The Big Smoke Happy Hour Daily. Twenty percent off all cocktails, house wines and beers. 4-7pm. The Big Smoke Bistro (6416 5195) Blue Frog Happy Hour Daily. Buy-one-get-one-free on all drinks. 4-8pm. Blue Frog (6417 4030) Centro Happy Hour Daily. Special happy hour prices on drinks, including two-for-one deals. 5-8pm. Centro (6561 8833) Champagne Night Sat-Sun. Buy-one-get-one on Champagne by the bottle or the glass. 5.30pm-2am. Loong Bar (5908 8906) Chill Happy Hour Daily. Enjoy RMB 10 off on any beer. 4-8pm. Chill Cafe Bar (6405 9575) Crazy Hour Mon-Fri. Tsingtao RMB 10 and mojitos. RMB 25. 6-8pm. The Black Sun (6593 6909) Cu Ju Happy Hour Daily. Buy-one-get-one free on draft beer, mixed drinks and soft drinks. 6-9pm. Cu Ju (6407 9782)

THURSDAYS MAR 1-29: Hassa’s Look on Qingdao There’s more to Qingdao than beer. house wine. 5-7pm. Modo (6415 7207) Mosto Happy Hour Daily. Mosto offers discounts on cocktails, wine and beer. 6-7pm. Mosto (5208 6030) Nola Happy Hour Sun-Thur. Enjoy two-for-one deals on selected drinks. 3-8pm. Nola (8563 6215) One Night Wed-Fri. Two-for-one deals on red and white wine. 5.30pm-2am. Loong Bar (5908 8906) Open Bar @ Lucky Bar Fri-Sat. All you can drink offers at the Tongli Studios new boy. RMB 100 (Gentlemen), RMB 60 (Ladies). 10pm. Lucky Bar (136 8303 3920) Pairing Life’s Luxuries Daily. Relax after a big day with whiskey and a mini cigar, while live jazz sets the tone for an elegant evening. 5pm. Mix (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang) (5922 8000)

Enoterra Happy Hour Mon-Fri. Enoterra hosts happy hours with a buy-one-get-one-free offer on wine. 4-8pm. Enoterra (5208 6076)

pentalounge Happy Hour Sun-Thu. All draft beers and cocktails at half price. 9-11pm. pentalounge (6708 1188)

Eudora Station Happy Hour Daily. Enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free on all alcoholic drinks. 4.30-7.30pm. Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant (6437 8331)

Premier League at Black Sun Daily. Watch, cheer, and drink beer throughout the week. Get a free draft beer for wearing your team’s colors. Time TBD. Black Sun (6593 6909)

Flamme Happy Hour Daily. Half off on selected cocktails and beers. 3-7.30pm. Flamme International Grill (6417 8608) Happy Hour @ Salud NLGX Mon-Fri. Buy-one-get-one offers on house beer, infused rum, or buy-two-get-onefree on draft Vedett. 3-7pm. Salud (6402 5086) Late Night Happy Hour Daily. From midnight until closing, all draught beer and house wine are discounted. 12am. The Tree (6415 1954)

Q Bar Happy Hour Mon-Thu. Q Bar’s Happy Hour is your chance to try their selected cocktails for only RMB 35. 6-9pm. Q Bar (6595 9239) Salud Happy Hour Mon-Fri. Buy-one-get-one-free on house beer and infused rum, or buy-two-getone-free on draft Vedett. 3-7pm. Salud (6402 5086) Scarlett Happy Hour Daily. Buy one get one free on all drinks. 6am-7pm. Scarlett. (6552 3660)

Loong Happy Hour Daily. Beer, wine and cocktails half price. 5.30-9-30pm. Loong Bar (5908 8995)

Transit Happy Hour Daily. Buy one get one free on all drinks. 6.30-7.30pm. Transit ( 6417 9090)

Martinis Night Mon-Tue. Enjoy buy-one-get-one-free on Martinis. 5.30pm. Loong Bar (5908 8906)

Twilight Happy Hour Daily. It’s RMB 20 off on all cocktails Monday until Saturday before the clock hits 8pm or RMB 20 off cocktails all day Sunday. 4-8pm. Twilight (5900 5376)

Modernista’s Shots Happy Hour Daily. Try out a range of shots for the price just RMB 10 during the regular happy hour. Midnight-2am. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Modo Happy Hour Daily. Half price on cocktails, beer and

Thursday Night Fever Playing music from the ’80s and ’90s and bringing back some memories. Price and time TBD. Suzie Wong (6500 3377)

Union Bar and Grille Happy Hour Daily. Union Bar and Grille offers discounts on beer and cocktails. 4-8pm. Union Bar and Grille (6415 9117)

Weekday 241 @ Xian Mon-Fri. Exactly what it says on the tin: Buy one selected drink, get one selected drink free at Xian. 6-8pm. Xian (8414 9810) Winter Happy Hour Mon-Thu. Two-for-one on a range of drinks, including the new house creation: the Fire and Ice cocktail. 5-8pm. Q Mex (6585 3828) Xiu Happy Hour Mon-Thurs. Buy one get one free on selected drinks. 6-9pm. Xiu (8567 1108) Zeta Bar Happy Hour Mon-Sat. All drinks are 50% off from 6-9pm when DJs spin tunes and set the mood every Friday and Saturday. 6-9pm. Zeta Bar (5865 5050)

LADIES’ NIGHT WEDNESDAYS Ladies’ Night Ladies drink free from a select list of drinks – sip your cocktail and enjoy a modeling show on the club’s runway. Time TBD. Suzie Wong (6500 3377) Margaritas for Senoritas All ladies in the house who buy one margarita will get a second margarita free. Groups of four or more ladies get a plate of tostadas or a guacamole on the house. 8-10pm. Q Mex (6585 3828) Spark Ladies’ Night Ladies get in free and get two-for-one drinks all night while the DJ spins house, R&B and hip hop. RMB 100 (for men), Ladies get in free. Spark (186 1841 5929)

THURSDAYS Girls’ Night Out Two free drinks for every lady. Time TBD. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108) Ladies Drink Free Exactly what the name of the event implies. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Ladies’ Night Half-price on all drinks between 5pm and midnight.5pm. Brussels (6591 9525) Ladies’ Night Ladies get a 20% discount on all fruit beers. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Ladies’ Night Expect free award winning VnC cocktails

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Second Hand Sounds Your favorite Beijing-based DJs play music that they love, but don’t normally play out. 10pm. The Bar at Migas (5208 6061) Rock Music Night DJs playing rock music, and surprise guests from the local rock music community. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818)

FRIDAYS Weekly Party Live performance from DJ Cecil Dion. 7pm. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

QUIZ & GAME NIGHTS MONDAYS The Bookworm Pub Quiz Intellectually dominate all of your peers through six rounds of trivia. Drink prizes up for grabs all night. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

TUESDAYS Black Sun Quiz Night Testing times at Chaoyang Park West Gate. 8.30pm. Black Sun (6593 6909) Game Night Play poker and mahjong tournaments for free drink prizes. Whiskeys also half-price from 8pm-midnight. 8pm-late. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Pub Quiz Tuesdays Win free beer every round. 8.30pm-midnight. The Stumble Inn (6417 7794) Tim’s Texas Quiz Night How many, when and where? 8pm. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161)

WEDNESDAYS Lush Pub Quiz How many students does it take to change a light bulb? Come early for a seat. Winners take home a bottle of Jack Daniels. 8pm. Lush (8286 3566)

THURSDAYS Beer Pong Win glory, the respect of the opposite sex, and a bottle of booze – all in one night. 8pm. Pyro Pizza (8286 6240) Green Cap Quiz Night Where did she go? 7.30pm. The Green Cap (186 1174 7939)

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events “Environment” series, curated by Asia Ruperto and Edoardo Gagliardi. RMB 20. 9pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

Kro’s Quiz Night Anthony and Jim rock the trivia. 8pm. Kro’s Nest, Xiaoyun Lu (8391 3131) Monthly Quiz Second Thursday of every month. The first monthly quiz at the Sanlitun hotspot, with boozy prizes for the top three teams. 8.30pm. Brussels Bar and Restaurant (6591 9525)

ONGOING A Festival of New Zealand Filmmaking Mar 1-13. A showcase of New Zealand film and the nation at its fragile, resilient, tragic and uplifting best. The tales might start within lush bushland or a sweeping beachscape, but the stories stretch well beyond the purely picturesque. Times TBD. UCCA (8459 9269)

saturday Foosball Tournament First Saturday of every month. Limited to a maximum of 16 Teams, with double elimination, the competition is for prizes of Chimay & Hoegaarden. RMB 20. Time TBD. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

Revel’s World of Shakespeare Mar 7-10 and 14-17. Joseph Graves weaves a wildly comedic and deeply moving tale of childhood confusion and exploration, relating it all to the greatest of English writers, William Shakespeare. 7.45pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452)

Quiz Night Second Saturday of every month. Get quizzed about beers, Belgium and ... Belgian beers! With prizes and lucky draws. Time TBD. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Pool Tournament Third Saturday of every month. Limited to a maximum 16 players, with double elimination. A different brand of beer is up for grabs each month. RMB 40. Time TBD. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

OPEN-MIC NIGHTS MONDAYS Open Jazz Jam Session The Wudaoying Hutong venue welcomes jazz musicians and fans to jam. 9.30pm-2am. V.A. Café & Bar (5844 3638)

TUESDAYS Gypsy Jazz Jam Session The Hot Club of Beijing hosts the weekly jam. Free beers for musicians playing. 9pm. Salud (6402 5086)

WEDNESDAYS Open Mic Night All types of music welcome: original, covers, jazz, pop, folk ... anything goes! 9.30pm-2am. V.A. Café & Bar (5844 3638) PekingComedy Open Mic at Hot Cat Club Ryan Ha hosts PekingComedy open mic at Hot Cat Club every Wednesday. Sign up for your five minutes and try to be as funny as you can, or just head over to enjoy the show. Free. 9.30pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

THURSDAYS Music Open Mic All comers welcome to take to the mic. 9.30pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

SPORTS every sun: half-price pasta

Like mamma used to make – and cheaper than her emotional blackmail. Bianca Gallice Together with jazz guitarist David Chen, Bianca Gallice will be performing every Wednesday night at Ritan. 8pm. Café CD Blues (8561 0560)

FRIDAYS Weekly Party Live performance from DJ Cecil Dion. 7pm. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

ONGOING Bollywood Dance Thu-Sun. Belly-baring performances to enjoy during dinner. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) and The Place (6587 2999) Gone With the Live Music Thu-Fri. Smooth tunes will play as you relax with signature cocktails and specially made canapés (RMB 168). 5.3010.30pm. Rendez-Vous Bar & Lounge (6465 3388 ext 4225) Live Music at The Bar Tue-Wed. Migas invites an ever-changing cross-section of talented local groups, playing everything from jazz to R&B, blues to reggae, as well as funk and soul. 10pm. The Bar at Migas (5208 6061) Timeless Jazz Thu-Fri. Smooth and silky jazz. Cap it off with tropical cocktails. 8.30-11.30pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis (6460 6688 ext 2360)

EXHIBITIONS

LIVE MUSIC

ONGOING

MONDAYS

Exhibition: Hello from Australia! Mar 16-19. Thirty limited-edition prints from stunning Australian picture books showcasing an array of styles, regions and design. Capital Library (6735 8114)

Alameda Specials Night Live bossa nova and jazz. Buy a bottle of wine and get a free plate of finger foods. Alameda (6417 8084) Monday Jazz Session First part features a performance by Philippe Mège and friends, before the second section opens up the stage to allcomers. 8pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

Exhibition: Soft Violence Until Mar 30. Artist Gao Xiaowu examine the moment of birth and Buddhism. 10am7pm. The Opposite House (6417 6688)

WEDNESDAYS

Solo Exhibition: Hong Hao Until Mar 31. Art made out of the collected ephemera of everyday life, including receipts and letters. Pace Beijing (5978 9781)

Live Music Session An ever-changing selection of talented musicians, playing everything from jazz to rock, as well as Latin and reggae. 9.30pm. Salud, NLGX (6402 5086)

Solo Exhibition: Memory Doll Mar 9-31. An exhibition about the plurality of women, a world that is diced and stretched between stereotypes, archetypes, media and consumerist society. C5

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Art (6460 3950) Group Exhibition: Olafur Eliasson, Michael Kvium, Tony Oursler, Christian Lemmerz Until Mar 31.A mix of videos, sculptures and paintings from European and American Artists. 10am-8pm. Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum (134 2645 1523) Solo Exhibition: Between Memory and Theft Until Mar 31. Danish artist Erik A. Frandsen’s expression of body experience. 10am-8pm. Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum (134 2645 1523) ON/OFF Until Apr 14. The unique art and mindset of Chinese artists born after 1975 who have grown up between extremes in a rising society and globalized culture. RMB 10. 10am-6pm. UCCA (8459-9269) Exhibition: The Greatest (Im)perfection Is love Mar 24-Apr 15. Francesco Tortorella’s illustration works. Curated by Mariagrazia Costantino. Zajia (156 0112 2252) Solo Exhibition: Jean-Sébastien Lallemand Mar 16-Apr 20. Black-and-white photographs of Jean-Sébastien Lallemand’s “Prométhée” series and ink-on-paper pieces. Jiali Gallery (8402 5613) Joint Exhibition: Zhang Lun & Zhao Yanfeng Mar 2-Apr 22. Works that express awakening to the mysteries of life, love, truth, that equal peace of mind, tranquility, well-being and warmth. EGG Gallery (6432 8089) Solo Exhibition: Brendan Earley Mar 2-Apr 29. A collection from the awardwinning Dublin artist. Galerie Urs Meile (6433 3393) Exhibition: Suspended Time Until June 16. Leave behind the stark cityscape and enjoy the mountains, reeds and clouds born from the imaginations of six talented artists. Catherine de France (8442 5120) and Montpelier (8567 9100)

Film and Stage Wednesdays Chinese Documentaries Independent Chinese documentaries subtitled in English. Follow this month’s

MONDAYS Beijing GAA Beijing’s Gaelic football society is raring back into action after the winter break. Training begins again at Si’de Park. Contact for more details. Price TBD. 8pm. Beijinggaa@gmail.com

TUESDAYS Aardvarks Rugby Training Get in shape for the rugger season in the CBD. 8pm. Location TBD (134 3670 1915) aardvarksrfc@yahoo.com Beijing Devils Rugby training. Meet from 7pm at The Den (6592 6290) www.beijingdevils.com

WEDNESDAYS Mashup Pickup Basketball Need your basketball fix midweek? Whether you’re coming out for exercise or you live for the sport, Mashup guarantees one thing: fun. Visit www.mashupsports. com for full details. Price TBD. 7.30pm. BCIS (8771 7171)

THURSDAYS Aardvarks Rugby Training See Tuesdays. Angels Basketball Wings not essential. Venue is located near the Temple of Heaven. RMB 80. 7pm. Contact dingrenhai@163.com to play. Beijing Devils See Tuesdays. Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email williamfrisby@yahoo.co.uk to sign up. 6.30pm. Asia Pacific Building (near Ritan Park)

SATURDAYS International Friendship Football Club Get involved in an 11-a-side amateur football league consisting of expat and local teams and players, with matches taking place in central Beijing. To find a team, contact the league through their website. Price and time TBD. IFFC (IFFC1994@gmail. com) www.iffc1994.com NIKE feat. HeyRunning Saturdays! Running with some of Beijing’s most experienced coaches. Details at Heyrobics. com. Free. 10am-10.30am. Olympic Forest Park (no tel) The Peloton Beijing Road Bike

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events macy and a porcelain museum. RMB 350, RMB 250 (children 5-11). 9.30am-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Cycling Club Road cycling for the serious and enthusiastic alike. Bikes are available for hire. To register, email tomlanhove@gmail.com. Price TBD. 7am. Ride begins and ends at the TREK store near Chaoyang Park South Gate. www.beijingpeloton.com

THURSDAYS Beijing Hutong Bike Tour See Tuesdays.

SUNDAYs

Olympic Venues, Summer Palace & Lama Temple Tour Have a look at the sight of the 2008 Olympics and then the beauty of the Summer Palace and Lama Temple. RMB 450, RMB 300 (children under 12). 9am-6.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341;)

The Beijing Bunch Rides Beijing Triathlon and Serk join forces; the ride is open to anyone with a bike and a helmet. It also sounds like a cool gang. 6am. Serk (134 2647 4634) www.tribeijing.org

Qilianguan-Mutianyu Hike Should you hike the wild Wall or a restored section? Why not mix it up with a bit of both? RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Beijing Hockey Club Mixed-level field hockey for all. Pitch costs split. 11am-1pm. Sessions take place at Taiyuan Diplomatic Compound or Olympic Training Centre. Info at bjhockeyclub@ hotmail.com Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email williamfrisby@yahoo.co.uk to sign up. 7pm. Dongzhimen area Mashup 2013 Spring Basketball League International Friendship Football Club See Saturdays. Mashup 2013 Spring Basketball League The Mashup basketball league is back and primed for another exciting season of ankle-breaking crossovers, tear-drop jumpers and glass-clanking post-game happy hour antics. Sign up at www. mashupsports.com. Price TBD. 3.30pm. BCIS (8771 7171)

ONGOING ClubFootball Men’s 5-a-side Leagues All month. Players and teams welcome for all 12 divisions on weeknights. Register by calling 5130 6893/4/5/6, or email play@wanguoqunxing.com. More info at www.clubfootball.com.cn. Heyrobics All month. Run around with the pinkshorted gang. Details at Heyrobics.com.

CLASSES MONDAYS

FRIDAYS MAR 23: moon duo

Beam me up, hottie. She’s not too bad looking, either. Learn all the basic essentials to survive on Beijing’s bustling streets in just four workshops. RMB 500. 10-11.50pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

ONGOING Beginner Chinese Sat & Sun. Focus on practical and useful Chinese conversational skills to use outside the classroom. RMB 3,200. 10-11.50am. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Black Sesame Cooking Class Scheduled classes every Tue, Thu and Sat or private classes at your convenience. RMB 300. 10am-1pm for scheduled classes. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) Chinese Lessons: Chinese Characters Class Tue & Thu (starting Mar 5). Learn the characters you need to survive real-life scenarios. First class free with reservation. RMB 1,400, RMB 1,000 (members). 2-4pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Chinese Lessons: Chinese Through Media
 Wed & Thu. Learn to decipher Chinese news. First lesson free. RMB 500. 7-9pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

Life Drawing Club Meet fellow artists and draw some models. Beginners welcome but all attendees must register for the class. RMB 60, RMB 50 (members). 7.30-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Chinese Lessons: Intensive Morning Mandarin Classes Mon-Fri. Intensive Chinese workout for early risers. All levels welcome. Register early for a discount. RMB 2,400. 9-10.40am or 11am-12.40pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

Workshop: Live Zen Learn about Zen Buddhism through music, stories, art, rituals and martial arts. RMB 160. 7.30-9.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Chinese Lessons: Part–Time Mandarin Chinese Mon-Fri. This course is designed for employed students. Classes run twice a week in the evening for a total of 40 hours in 10 weeks. RMB 3200. 7-9pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

WEDNESDAYS Beijing Improve: Bilingual Workshop These popular workshops have been running for more than five years. Now with two levels to accommodate more students. 8-9.30pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

fridays Tai Chi Class Learn this ancient Chinese meditative exercise for the body, aiming to foster a calm and tranquil the mind. RMB 180. 10.15-11 .45am. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

saturdays Survival Chinese

The Chinese Kitchen Daily. The Hutong’s workshops cover the basics (the essentials, knife skills), regional specialties (Beijing, Sichuan, Canton-
ese, Hunan, dim sum, ethnic minority cuisine), doughbased treats (dumplings, handpulled noodles, pancakes, baozi) and other categories (vegetarian, street food, TCM cooking, contemporary Chinese cuisine). For the full schedule, see www. thehutongkitchen.com. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). The Hutong (6404 3355) Qigong Class Tue and Thu, starting Feb 19. Learn qigong, a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise,

healing, and meditation. RMB 250. 7-9pm. CCC (6432 9341) Network Pilates Fundamental Matwork Certification Mar 8-13. Beginners can learn the principles of Pilates while advanced practitioners can become a certified instructor. RMB 3,500-4,500. 9am-4.30pm. D-Space (8457 8258) Yoga: Strength or Flexibility? Mar 14-17. Yoga practitioners and teachers alike will learn the balance and importance of strength and flexibility through the practice of key asanas. RMB 3,500. 9am430pm. D-Space (8457 8258)

WALKS, HIKES AND TOURS TUESDAYS Great Wall & Ming Tombs Tour Visit two of China’ s most famous World Heritage Sites. RMB 480, RMB 300 (children under 12). 9am-6.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

WEDNESDAYS Culinary Walking Tour Walk the streets and source the ingredients to make classic dishes. RMB 100, RMB 80 (members). 9-10.30am. The Hutong (6404 3355) Beijing Hikers Midweek treks every week at different locations around Beijing. Prices vary by hike. See Beijinghikers.com for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Dandelion Hiking Join for weekly excursions to the Wall or other locations. RMB 380. See Chinahiking. cn for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Gubeikou Great Wall Hiking Take a midweek break to the Wall. RMB 420. Chihaner (5713 3232) Huanghuacheng Great Wall Make your way through six forts, six passes, 12 beacon towers, and 32 guard towers. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Temple of Heaven, Flea Market and Art District Trek across the city, from the Tiantan to Panjiayuan to 798. RMB 350, RMB 250 (children under 12). 9am-6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SATURDAYS Great Wall Hiking + Hot Springs Until Sun. Spent Saturday on the Wall before retiring to a hot springs retreat for the evening. RMB 1,100. See Chinahiking. cn for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Gubeikou Winding Wall and Meal Start with a farmhouse lunch before beginning the hike. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

ONGOING Beijing Hikers Sat-Sun. Choose from two Saturday and two Sunday treks to suit all levels. Prices vary by hike. See Beijinghikers.com for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Beijing Art & Architecture Daily. Get a visual lesson on the city from the contemporary art scene at 798 to the modern designs at the Olympic Park. RMB 590. Beijing Urban Adventures (139 1176 4908) Beijing by Bike Day Tour Daily. Pedal your way through the backstreets of Beijing before enjoying a Chinese meal and learning mahjong. RMB 480. Beijing Urban Adventures (139 1176 4908) Beijing Insight Daily. Discover the city starting with tai chi at the Temple of Heaven to a climb to the top of Jingshan Park. RMB 490. Beijing Urban Adventures (139 1176 4908) Hutong Exploration by Bicycle Daily. Investigate Beijing on two wheels. Offered daily. Reservations required. RMB 150. 1pm. Cycle China (6402 5653) Metaphysics Walks Sun, Mon, Wed. TCM expert Alex Tan takes you on a physical walk. Then it gets meta. Free. 8-10am (Sun, Mon), 2-4pm (Wed). The Hutong (6404 3355) Weekend Hikes Sat-Sun. Discover a new hiking trail every day. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Pedicab Hutong Family Visit, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Tour Beijing’s alleyways plus visit a traditional courtyard house, an herbal phar-

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DINING P74 // NIGHTLIFE P80 // STYLE P81 // ARTS & CULTURE P82 // SPORTS P83 // LIVING P83// EXPLORE P84 DINING Dining Directory Index 1001 Nights – Middle Eastern 360 Casual Dining – Buffets 4corners – Southeast Asian A Food Affaire – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Afunti – Xinjiang and Muslim Agua – Spanish Alameda – Contemporary International Angus Grill – Steakhouse Annie’s – Italian Aria – European Aroma – Buffets Asia Bistro – Buffets The Astor Grill – Steakhouses Austen Cafe – Cafes and Teahouses Avocado Tree – Central & South American Back Alley Bistro – American Bakeli Xinjiang Restaurant – Xinjiang and Muslim Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu – Dumplings Bar Uno Hot Dog – American Bar Veloce – see Nightlife directory Barolo – Italian Beijing Bistro – Contemporary International Bene – Italian Biteapitta– Middle Eastern Black Sesame Kitchen – see Living directory BLD Cafe – Buffet Blue Frog – American The Bookworm – Cafes & Teahouses Brasserie Flo – French Brazillian Churrascos – Central & South American Brussels – see Nightlife directory Café 99 – Buffets Cafe Cha – Buffets Cafe de la Poste – French Cafe on the 6 – Buffets Cafe Swiss – European Capital M – European Carmen – Spanish CBD International Cuisine – Buffets CCSweets – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Celestial Court – Cantonese Cepe – Italian Che Diego! – Central and South American Chef Too – American Chengdu Representative Office Restaurant – Sichuan Chopsticks – Beijing Chuan Ban– Sichuan China Bar, Park Hyatt – see Nightlife directory China Grill – Contemporary International Choy’s Seafood – Cantonese Chynna – Contemporary Chinese Citrus Restaurant – Buffets City Wall Bistro – Buffets Colibri Cafe – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Compass Grill - Contemporary International Comptoirs de France – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Crescent Lounge – Cafes & Teahouses Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant – Xinjiang and Muslim CRU Steakhouse – Steakhouses The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill – Steakhouses Da Dong – Beijing Duck Daccapo, The Regent Beijing – Italian Daily Treats – Bakeries, Delis And Candy Dali Courtyard – Yunnan Danieli’s – Italian De Chocolate Coffee – Cafes & Teahouses Di – Cantonese Din Tai Fung – Dumplings Domain, EAST Beijing – Cafes & Teahouses Dragon Palace – Cantonese Duck de Chine – Beijing Duck East 33 – Buffets Eatalia – Italian Element Fresh – American Elements – Cantonese Enoterra – European Essence – Buffets Exchange – Cafes & Teahouses Face – Nightlife

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Fatburger – American Feast – Buffets Feast (Food by EAST) – Contemporary International Flamme International Grill – Steakhouses Fook Lam Moon – Cantonese Fratelli Fresh – Italian Fuel – Contemporary International Ganges Indian Restaurant – Indian/Pakistani Garden Court – Buffets Grand Cafe – Buffets Grandma’s Kitchen – American Grange Grill – Steakhouses Green Bites Dumpling Bar – Dumplings Greenfish – Buffets Greyhound Café – Thai The Grill – Steakhouses Grill 79 – Contemporary International Grinders – American Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory – Pizza Hagaki – Japanese Hatsune – Japanese Hawka – Southeast Asian Heaven Supermarket – See Nightlife directory Hercules – Cafes & Teahouses Héritage – French Home Plate Bar-B-Que – American Honzen – Japanese Huang Ting – Cantonese FW – Contemporary Chinese Italian Trattoria – Italian Jaan – French Jade Garden – Shanghai Jamaica Me Crazy – Caribbean Jewel – Cantonese Jing – Buffets Jubang – Korean Kempi Deli – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kerry’s Kitchen – Buffets Kerry’s Pantry – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kranzler’s – Buffets The Kro’s Nest – Pizza La Gondola, Kempinski Beijing – Italian Lau Pa Sak – Southeast Asian Le Cabernet – French Le Fromager de Pekin – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Le Petit Gourmand – French Lei Garden – Cantonese The Library, Hilton Wangfujing – Cafes and Teahouses Lily’s American Diner – American Links Lobby Lounge – see Nightlife directory Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) – Cafes and Teahouses Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium Beijing) – Cafes & Teahouses Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) – Cafes & Teahouses Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street) – Cafes and Teahouses Lollipop Bakery – Bakeries, Delis and Candy Long Xingsheng Snack Shop– Xinjiang and Muslim Lost Heaven – Yunnan Luce – Italian Lucky Lopez Mexican Grill – Central & South American Luga’s Villa – Central & South American Lunar 8 – Fusion Maan Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Made in China – Beijing Duck Main Street Restaurant & Bar – American Maison Boulud – French Malacca Legend – Southeast Asian Mei Mansion – Shanghai Mei Wei Zhai – Shanghai Migas Restaurant & Lounge – Spanish Ming Court – Cantonese Mio – Italian Miyabi - Japanese Modernista – see Nightlife directory Modo - Contemporary International Moment Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses

Monsoon – Buffets Morton’s the Steakhouse – Steakhouses Mosto – Contemporary International My China – Beijing My China – Contemporary Chinese Nadaman, China World Summit Wing – Japanese Niajo – Spanish Nishimura – Japanese No Name Restaurant – Yunnan Noble Court – Cantonese Nobu – Japanese Nola – American Noodle Bar (1949–The Hidden City) – Beijing Noodle Bar (pentahotel) – Beijing Nyonya Kitchen – Southeast Asian Olé Spanish Restaurant – Spanish One East – American Orient Kitchen – Contemporary Chinese The Oriental – Cantonese Pantry’s Best – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Park Side Bar & Grill – European The Pavillion Grill – European Peacocake – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Pekotan – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Pizza by LMPlus – Pizza Pizza Plus – Pizza Prego – Italian Press Club Bar – see Nightlife directory Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar – Thai Q Mex – Central and South American Qi – Cantonese Rainbow – Yunnan Red Orange – Buffet Remote City – Yunnan Renaissance Cafe – Buffet Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge, Kempinski Beijing – Cafes and Teahouses Ricci Café – Cafes & Teahouses The Roadhouse at Mutianyu – Beijing RoomBeijing – Contemporary International Rug and Bagel Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Rumi – Middle Eastern Sake Manzo – Japanese SALT – Contemporary International San Yang Cai – Sichuan Sanlitun Noodle Bar – Sichuan Saveurs de Corée – Korean Scarlett – Contemporary International Scene a Café – European Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) – Shanghai Seasonal Tastes – Buffets Seasoning - Buffets Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) – Buffets Senses (Westin Beijing) – Buffets Sherpa’s – Deliveries Shuangliu Laoma Tutou – Sichuan Shunxing Chuancai– Sichuan Sizzler – American Smiling Dumplings – Dumplings South Beauty – Sichuan

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American

Xilu (north of Block 8), Chaoyang District. (6591 8676) 美西西餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳公园西路枣

Back Alley Bistro Xingfucun Zhonglu (next to Frost Nails), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区幸福村中

营南里小区东门南侧

路(Frost旁边)

Bar Uno Hot Dog On the corner of Jingyang hutong and Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District 东城区南锣鼓巷马沙拉之香印度餐厅对面 Blue Frog 1) Daily 10am-late. 167, 1/F, Indigo, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8426 0017, info@bluefrog.com.cn); 2) Daily 10am-late. 1/F, Bldg 1, U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (8561 2665, info@bluefrog. com.cn); 3) Daily 10am-late. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030, info@bluefrog. com.cn) www.bluefrog.com.cn 蓝蛙, 1) 朝阳 区颐堤港店酒仙桥路18号1层167号; 2) 朝阳区三 丰北里悠唐生活广场1号楼1层; 3) 朝阳区三里屯 北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-30

Chef Too Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-10pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm, 5-10pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan

Element Fresh American salads, smoothies, sandwiches and more. Popular weekend

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brunch menu. Voted “Best American,” “Best Brunch (Affordable),” “Best Sandwiches,” “Outstanding Family-Friendly Restaurant,“ and “Outstanding Vegetarian“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 5058); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. Unit S8-31, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318) 新元素, 1) 朝阳区将太路6号; 2) 朝阳区三 里屯路19号The Village南区8号楼S8-31单元

com); 2) Daily 8am-midnight. Unit 2-18, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6592 5548, lilysdelivery@yahoo.com) www. lilysbeijing.com 1) 朝阳区四惠地铁北E出口金 地名京小区北门对面往东200米; 2) 朝阳区双井 桥东北角广渠路31号院天之骄子2号楼底商2-18

Main Street Restaurant & Bar 10 Shidai Guoji, Building 5 East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District. (5624 9706) Nola Daily 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水 南街11号

One East Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 6-10.30pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5030) 东方路一号, 朝 阳区东方路1号希尔顿酒店2层

Fatburger American diner serving lean Australian beef burgers, freshly ground daily and cooked to order. Burgers are accompanied by fries or homemade onion rings and hot wings. 1) Daily 11am-10pm. B1/F, 1-LB01, The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (in the same building as Tavola and Starbucks, across the street and 300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878, leelee@ fatgburgerlover.com, jwu@fatburger.com); 2) Daily 8am-9pm. B1/F, EB103, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 7789, leelee@fatgburgerlover.com, jwu@fatburger.com); 3) Daily 11am-9pm. B1/F, B105A, Gemdale Plaza Tower C, 91 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8571 2797, leelee@fatgburgerlover.com, jwu@fatburger.com) www. fatburger.com 1) 朝阳区朝阳区东方东路19号亮 马桥外交公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺; 2) 朝阳区朝 阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城地下一层EB103; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区建国路91号金地中心C座B105A

Grandma’s Kitchen 1) Daily 9am-10pm. 47-2 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 2790); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 28 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 9452); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F, Wudaokou Shopping Mall, Haidian District. (6266 6105); 4) Daily 7.30am11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6503 2893); 5) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 1-2/F, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 3055/3056) 祖母厨房, 1) 东城区南池子 大街47-2号; 2) 东城区北新桥石雀胡同28号; 3) 海淀区五道口购物中心5层; 4) 朝阳区建国门 外秀水南街甲11号(友谊商店后面); 5) 朝阳区东 三环中路39号建外SohoB座1-2层

Home Plate Bar-B-Que Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (5128 5584, seth@homeplatebbq.com) 本 垒美国餐, 朝阳区霄云路35号院(东三环北路,过 霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一个路口右转)

Lily’s American Diner 1) Daily 10ammidnight. 200m east from north gate of Jindi Mingjing Xiaoqu, exit E of Sihui subway station, Chaoyang District. (lilysdelivery@yahoo.

Sizzler Enjoy unlimited trips to the salad bar along with steaks, seafood, ribs and other grilled treats at this American chain. 1) Daily 11am-9pm. 2/F, CapitaMall Wangjing, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Chaoyang District. (6471 3876); 2) Daily 11am-9pm. B1/F, B1-B10, U-Town, Chaowai Shichang Jie, Chaoyang District. (5975 4478); 3) Daily 11am-9pm. 5/F, BHG WanLiu Mall, 2 Ba Gou Lu, Haidian District. (8258 9406); 4) Daily 10am-10pm. B1-30 Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6714 0399); 5) Daily 11am-9.30pm. FF16, Food Forum, B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. (8518 6315); 6) Daily 11am-10.30pm. International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie (next to St. Regis Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 0475) 时时乐, 1) 朝 阳区望京广顺北大街33号凯德Mall望京二层; 2) 朝阳区朝外市场街悠唐生活广场B1-B10; 3) 海 淀区巴沟路2号 华联万柳购物中心5层; 4) 崇文 区崇文门外大街18号 国瑞城购物中心 B1-30; 5) 东城区东方新天地1区地铁层食通天大街FF16 商铺; 6) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国际俱乐 部旁边)

Switch! Cafe 10am-9pm. 1/F, No 1 Bldg, 6 Xiangjiang Lu, Chaoyang District. (137 1878 0944) http://www.switchrestaurants.com 朝阳 区香江路6号(观唐广场)1号楼1层

Texan Bar and Grill Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Metropark Lido Hotel, Jichang Lu, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6688 ext 1971/1975) 德克萨斯扒房, 朝阳 区机场路将台路丽都大酒店1层

T.G.I. Friday’s Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Grand Skylight Catic Hotel, 18 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8497 0650); 2) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 9-2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0880); 3) Daily 11.30ammidnight. Bldg C, Beijing International Plaza, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8526 3388); 4) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Beijing

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DIRECTORY Friendship Hotel, 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6849 8738) 星期五餐厅, 1) 朝

Plaza Beijing, 48 Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District. (6513 3388 ext 3) 西餐厅,

阳区北辰东路18号凯迪克格兰云天大酒店1层; 2) 西城区金城坊街9-2号; 3) 朝阳区建国门外大街 19号国际大厦C座; 4) 海淀区中关村南大街1号 北京友谊宾馆

东城区王府井大街48号国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店内

Feast Great lunch and dinner buffet options with sushi, roast chicken, steak, dim sum and more. Sunday brunch offers lobster and freeflow champagne. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Daily 9am-midnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) www. timsbarbq.com Tim’s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路

Garden Court Daily 6-10am,11.30am-2pm,611pm. St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2340) 景苑咖

14号贵友大厦正北200米

Union Bar & Grille Mon-Fri 11am-11pm,SatSun 11am-12pm. S6-31, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9117) 优年美式餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯路19号

啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店

Grand Cafe Daily 24hrs (buffet 6.30-10.30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm). Grand Hyatt, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234 ext 3628) 凯菲厅, 东城区东

三里屯Village6号楼3层S6-31

Bakeries, Delis & candy

长安街1号东方广场东方君悦大酒店

A Food Affaire Daily 8am-11pm. 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 1114)

Greenfish Daily 6.30am-11pm. The RitzCarlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6255) 四季汇, 西城区金城坊东街1号北

朝阳区幸福一村西里5号绿叶子食品店

CCSweets Daily 10am-8pm. Unit 109, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6973) 喜喜饼,朝阳朝

京金融街丽思卡顿酒店

Jing Daily 5.30am-11.30pm. Basement of The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6559 2888 ext 6714) 京,

阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼109

Colibri Cafe Daily 10am-10pm. LG51, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 0808) 蜂鸟, 朝阳区三里屯路11号 三里屯Village北区地下1层

Comptoirs de France 1) Daily 8.30am-9pm. Stalls 1 & 2, 1/F, Silk Market (east side), 8 Xiushui Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (5169 9298); 2) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Daily 7am-8.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 1, Chaoyang District. (5927 7597); 3) Daily 7am-8.30pm. (opening soon) Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 2, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District.; 4) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, Bldg 5, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7645); 5) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 55-1, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6416 2853); 6) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 2/F Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 2347); 7) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, East Lake Club, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6461 1525); 8) Daily 7am8.30pm. 4 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8562 3355); 9) Daily 7am-8.30pm. L-111, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6309); 10) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Rm 102, 1/F, Bldg 15, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5480) www.comptoirsdefrance.com 法派, 1) 朝阳区秀水东街8号 秀水大厦东区一层1,2号; 2) 朝阳区将台路2号北 京和睦家医院店; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京和睦 家医院2店; 4) 朝阳区将台路乙2号海润国际公寓 商业5号楼1层; 5) 朝阳区幸福村中路55-1号; 6) 朝阳区来广营东路5号2楼东侧; 7) 东城区东直门 外大街35号东湖俱乐部1层; 8) 朝阳区日坛北路 4号; 9) 顺义区裕翔路99号天竺镇欧陆广场L111 室; 10) 朝阳区建国路89号华贸中心15号楼102

Daily Treats Daily 6.30am-8pm. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区

Imagine how nervous he’d look on a typical Chinese train. B1/F, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0885) 朝阳区建国门外 大街1号国贸商城地1层EB118

Tavalin Bagels 11am-9.30pm. West side of Yashow Market (just south of Cedar’s Lebanese cafe), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区雅秀市场西边

BEIJING Chopsticks Chinese Restaurant Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 5F, Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square, A Fangheng Guoji, Bldg 3, 6 Futong Dong Dajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6473 3333-6312) 朝阳区望 京阜通东大街6号院3号楼方恒国际A座北京方恒 假日酒店5层

My China Daily 11.30am-10pm. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6450 4889, 6458 8888 ext 8901) 腾香居, 朝阳区首都机场3 号航站希尔顿酒店

Noodle Bar (1949 – The Hidden City) Daily 11am-10pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 1949) 面吧, 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 (盈科中心南面)

Noodle Bar (pentahotel) 7am-11.30pm. 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区崇文门外大街3-18号 The Roadhouse at Mutianyu Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-3pm, or by prior appointment. 12 Mutianyu Village, Huairou District. (6162 6506) www.roadhouseatmutianyu.com大路馆 儿, 怀柔区慕田峪村12号

东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Kempi Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5741) 凯宾美食廊, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店1层

Kerry’s Pantry 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光 华路1号

Lollipop Bakery Reserve 24 hrs in advance. Also available at Crepanini, Fisheye Café, and Secrets From Africa. (135 5277 2683, cupcakes@lollipopbakery.cn) www.lollipopbakery. cn 朝阳区可百尼尼,鱼眼咖啡和亦有售 Pantry’s Best派悦坊 Formerly Pie House, this delivery-only bakery specializes in pies and other goods that we all miss from home. They guarantee products are as healthy as can be by using imported ingredients. Tasty, natural, simple. Daily 9am-9pm (400 831 4159) www. pantrysbest.com Peacocake Owners Ron and Rachel had a dream. They’ve made it come true with this bakery. Westerm-style cakes and fancy goods are the order of the day at this dessert specialists. Daily 11am-7pm. Shop 2211, 2/F, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (5869 9663) 朝阳区东大 桥路8号北塔2楼2211号商铺

Beijing Duck Da Dong Roast Duck Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 5/F, Jinbao Dasha, Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1234); 2) 1-2/F, Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (5169 0329); 3) 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou, Dongsanhuan Lu (southeast corner of Changhong Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6582 2892/4003) 北京大董烤鸭店, 1) 东城区金宝街 金宝大厦5层; 2) 东城区东四十条甲22号南新仓 国际大厦1~2楼(立交桥西南角); 3) 朝阳区团结 湖北口3号楼东三环路(长虹桥东南角)

Duck De Chine Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10 .30pm. 1949, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District (6501 8881) 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

Made in China Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9608) 长安一号, 东城区东长安街1号东方广场北 京东方君悦大酒店1层

Utopia Chinese Restaurant Daily 11am-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. 4/F Novotel Beijing Xinqiao, 1 Chongwenmen Xidajie, Dongcheng District. (6513 3366 ext 2401/2402) 蓬莱阁中餐厅, 东城 区崇文门西大街1号北京新侨诺富特饭店4层

Pekotan Daily 7am-10pm. Store 21-22, Bldg 12, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6605) 配口堂, 朝阳区

Xihe Yayuan Indigo Shopping Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 羲和雅苑烤

朝阳门外大街6号新城国际12号楼21-22号

鸭坊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港

The Sweet Spot Daily 9am-11.30pm. EB118,

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Kranzler’s Daily 6am-midnight. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388 ext 4222) 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾

Ya Yuan Peking Duck at Horizon Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 41)

斯基饭店1层

海天阁, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层

华路1号

Buffets 360 Casual Dining Daily 24hrs. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888) 朝阳区首都机场3号航站希尔顿酒店

Aroma Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8161) 香溢, 朝阳区华贸中心建国

Kerry’s Kitchen 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光 Monsoon Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (5852 5916) 季候风, 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店 Red Orange Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6328) 红橙, 新云南皇冠假日酒店1层,

路甲83号丽思卡尔顿酒店

朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角

Asia Bistro Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8511) 朝阳区建

Renaissance Cafe 6am-midnight. Renaissance Beijing Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6468 9999 ext.3121) 朝阳区朝阳区霄

国路83号JW万豪酒店

云路36号 北京国航万丽酒店

Beijing Bistro 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万豪

Senses (Westin Beijing) Daily 6.3010.30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7810) 味, 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融

酒店2层

BLD Cafe Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8223) www.renaissancebeijingcapital. com 朝阳区东三环中路61号北京富力万丽酒店 Cafe 99, The Regent Daily 6.30am10.30pm. 2/F, The Regent Beijing, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1888 ext 3823) 99咖啡厅, 东城区金宝街99号北京丽晶酒店2层

Cafe Cha Daily 6-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2715) 咖啡 Cha, 海淀区紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店

Café on the 6 Crowne Plaza Chaoyang UTown, 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6688) 慕尼黑啤酒屋, 北京朝阳悠唐皇冠假日朝阳区三丰北里3号(钱 柜KTV对面)

CBD International Cuisine Daily 6.30am-11pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财富中心北京 千禧大酒店

Citrus Restaurant Daily 24hrs (buffet 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm). Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (lobby west side), 1 Chongwenmen Xidajie, Chongwen District. (6513 3366 ext 2001) 春晓西餐厅, 崇文区崇文门西大街1号北京 新侨诺富特饭店大堂西侧

City Wall Bistro Daily 6am-11am,noonmidnight. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8255) 城墙小馆, 东城区建国门南大街7号 北京万豪酒店

East 33 Daily 6.30am-10.30pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchangan Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 5171) 东三十三, 东城区

街威斯汀大酒店1层

Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Langfang, Bldg A, Wanda Plaza, 50 Xinhua Lu, Guangyang District, Langfang, Hebei province (+316 555 9999 ext 6001, Langfang.sales@hilton.com) www. langfang.doubletreebyhilton.com 逸咖啡, 河 北省廊坊市广阳区新华路50号万达广场A座廊坊万 达希尔顿逸林酒店

Seasonal Tastes Daily 6.30-10.30am, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8102) 朝阳区东三环北路 7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店2层

Seasoning All-day international buffet. Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square, Bldg 3, 6 Futong Dongdajie, Chaoyang District. (6473 3333 ext 6310) 朝阳区通东大街6号院3号 Vasco’s Daily 6.30-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号希尔顿北京王 府井酒店5层

VIC Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 6-10.30pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) VIC国际美食, 朝阳区建国路93号万达广 场C座6层

Cafes & teahouses Austen Cafe Daily 1-10pm. 65 Xiao Ju’er Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6405 3409, 136 8360 6887) 奥斯汀, 东城区南 锣鼓巷小菊儿胡同65号

东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

Crescent Lounge 7.30am-1am. The Regent Beijing, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District (8522 1789) 东城区金宝街99号北京丽晶酒店2层

Elements Daily 6-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5020) 元素

De Chocolate Coffee Daily 10am-10pm. Shop 349, L3, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Chaoyang District.

阁, 朝阳区东方路1号希尔顿酒店2层

Essence Daily 24hrs. Lobby level of Crowne

迪巧克咖啡, 朝阳区北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路18号 颐堤港商场3层,店铺号349

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DIRECTORY Domain Daily 6am-10pm. 2/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688)

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tinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5918) 西城区金融

朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北京酒店2层

(5927 8888) 采海轩,朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大 厦万豪酒店2层

Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区

Di Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1334) 粤秀轩中餐厅,

Zen5es Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8121)

东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店1层

朝阳区北辰西路8号

朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Hercules Daily 11am-midnight. 1) Bldg 1, Indigo Shopping Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6415 0299) 1)朝阳

Dragon Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4217) 龙苑中

区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商业中心1楼; 2) 朝阳区 三里屯同里2楼

The Library Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) www.pentabeijing.com 书 阁, 东城区王 府井东街8号希尔顿北京王府井酒店

餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店1层

Fook Lam Moon Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6411) 福临门,朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸大酒店4楼

Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) 1/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266) 朝阳区建国门外

Huang Ting Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. B2/F, The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing Jie, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6707) 凰庭, 东城区王府井大街金鱼胡同8号

街11号洲际酒店

CARIBBEAN Jamaica Me Crazy Cheniandian Hutong (west of Guozijian, near Andingmennei), Dongcheng District. 东城区安定门内大街车 辇店胡同

Central & South American Avocado Tree Daily 11.30am-9.30pm.. 37 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (133 9172 9760) 油梨树, 朝阳区霄云路37号院(

大街1号中国大饭店1层

王府半岛酒店地下2层

Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888 ext 3011) 朝阳区东三环中路7号

Jewel Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7820) 金城阁, 西城区金

Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) 9am-1am. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1381) 朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼,北京

Lei Garden Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.309.30pm. 3/F, Jinbao Tower, 89 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1212) 利苑, 东城区

北辰洲际酒店

金宝街89号金宝大厦3楼

Brazillian Churrascos Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Wuzhou, 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 2288)

Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Financial Street) 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6601 6666) ww.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/beijing_financial 西

Ming Court Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 1 Er Jing Road, Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport. Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) 明阁, 朝阳区首都机场二经路1号朗豪酒店

Lucky Lopez Mexican Grill Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 0827, 1/F, Bldg 8, Jianwai Soho, Henghui Donglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 0820) 朝阳区

城区金城坊东街1号.

Noble Court Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, SatSun 10.30am-2.30pm; daily 5.30-10pm. B1/F, Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234 ext 3822) 悦庭, 东城区东长安街1号东方广

Maan Coffee Korean-run cafe specializing in waffles, desserts and other snacks. Gongti Beilu (west of the north gate of Workers' Stadium), Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6551-7161). 7 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Lido, Chaoyang District. (8457 3470) 漫咖啡, 朝阳区 三里屯工体北路工体北门西, 朝阳区将台西路7号

Moment Cafe Daily noon-10pm. B1-525, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 0724) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho B1-525 Ricci Cafe Daily 8am-9.30pm. 1/F, Keji Dasha Tower D, Bldg 8, Tsinghua Science Park, 1 Zhongguancun Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8215 8826) 睿奇咖啡, 朝阳区中关村东路1号清

融大街乙9号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

场北京东方君悦大酒店地下1层

The Oriental 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2277 ext.34) http:// www.shangri-la.com/en/property/beijing/ traders/dining/restaurant/theoriental 东方餐 厅, 朝阳区国贸饭店 朝阳区建国门外大街1号

Qi Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666) 金阁, 西城区金城坊东街1号金融街丽思

华科技园8号楼科技大厦D座1层

卡顿酒店2层

Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马

Sui Yuan Daily 11.30am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. 3/F, Doubletree by Hilton, Beijing, 168 Guang’anmenwai Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6338 1888) www.beijing.doubletreebyhilton.com 宣

桥路50号

Rug Bagel & Cafe Tue-Fri 11.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-8pm. Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite South Gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (8550 2722) 朝阳区朝阳公园南路丽水嘉园4号楼( 朝阳公园南门对面)

Village Cafe Daily 24hrs. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5210) 朝阳区三里屯路 11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍1层

Wagas Daily 8am-10.30pm. S833, Bldg 8, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5829) 沃歌斯, 朝阳区 三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区8号楼S8-33

Cantonese Celestial Court Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2460 or 2462) 天宝阁, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号北京 国际俱乐部饭店2层

武区广安门外大街168号

Summer Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. Lobby, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 34) http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/ beijing/chinaworld/dining/restaurant/summerpalace 夏宫中餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1 号中国大饭店大堂

Sun Palace Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010pm. 4/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6332) 太阳宫 中餐厅, 新云南皇冠假日酒店4层, 朝阳区东北三 环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角

Tang Palace Daily 7.30am-10.30pm. 1/F, Haoyue Jianguo Hotel, 17 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (6513 1288) 东城区东

东三环北路,过霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一 个路口右转)

Che Diego! B1-217, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. 切迭戈, 朝阳区工体 北路8号三里屯Soho B1-­ 217

朝阳区北四环中路8号五洲皇冠假日酒店1层

朝阳区恒惠东路建外Soho8号楼1层0827号

Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-3am. 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) 朝阳区三里屯北街7号3.3 购物中心后

Q Mex 5620 3759. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (under Kro’s Nest), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 (下乌巢)

Beijing Bistro 2/F, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) http://www.marriott. com/hotels/travel/bjses-beijing-marriotthotel-northeast/ 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大 厦万豪酒店

China Grill Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2 .30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 66/F, Park Hyatt Hotel, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 北京亮, 朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏 悦酒店66层

Compass Grill Daily 5.30-11pm. Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都 机场希尔顿酒店

Feast (Food by EAST) Daily 6am-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm. 2/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, www. east-beijing.com) 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北 京酒店2层

Fuel Daily 11am-late. 1/F, Langham Place, 1 Erjing Lu, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) 朝阳区首都机场 二经路1号朗豪酒店

Grill 79 Mon-Thu & Sun noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 79/F, China World Summit Wing, China World Trade Center Phase 3, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6424) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街1号国 贸大酒店79楼

The Loop Room 1, Unit 2, Bldg 36 (west of Heaven Supermarket), Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow), Chaoyang District. (8772 5713) 朝阳区幸福三村三巷36楼2门1号(雅秀后边 天堂便利店西边)

Modo Sun-Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10 .30pm. 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 7207) 朝阳区三里屯路 19号三里屯Village南区3楼

Mosto Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6030) 摸石头, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那 里花园3层

Contemporary Chinese Chynna Daily 10.30am-2pm.5.30-11pm. 5/F Hilton Hotel Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城 区王府井希尔顿酒店王府井东街8号

FW Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-10pm. B1/F, Park Life, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1568) 悦食悦香, 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街2号 北京银泰中心悦·生活地下1层

My China Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都机场希尔顿酒店2层 Orient Kitchen 1) 10am-11pm. 3 Jinrong Jie (Across from the Financial Street Shopping Center), Xicheng District. (6622 0072); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. S4-31, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4070) 小城知味, 1) 西城区金融街3号,金融街 购物中心对面; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区4号楼S4-31

Wish Daily 11.30am-midnight. 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Lido Garden (700m east of Xiaoyun Qiao on the Eastern Fourth Ring Road), Chaoyang District. (6438 1118/8883, 133 0112 2787 (English Service), zhuyunyun@wutong-wish. com) www.wutong-wish.com 梧桐, 朝阳区芳园 西路6号东四环霄云桥东700米路北丽都花园南门

Contemporary International

城区建国门内大街17号好苑建国商务酒店1楼

Wanli Chinese Restaurant 3/F, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6468 9999 ext 3131) 万

SALT Innovative restaurant in a fresh modern minimalist setting has weekly two-course or three-course set meals. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” and “Outstanding Steak” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sunday Brunch noon4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6437 8457) 盐, 朝 阳区将台西路9号2层(珀丽酒店西边)

Scarlett Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) 朝阳区工 体西路甲7号北京极栈内

DELIVERIES

丽轩中餐厅, 朝阳区霄云路36号北京国航万丽 酒店三层

Wu Li Xiang Daily 11am-2pm, 5-10pm. 1/F, Traders Upper East Hotel, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu (southeast of Xiaoyun Qiao), Chaoyang District. (5907 8406) www.tradershotels.com 屋里 香, 朝阳区东四环北路2号 (霄云桥东南角)上 东盛贸酒店

Yao Chi Daily 11am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888) 瑶池中餐厅, 朝阳区东三环中路7号

Yu Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 83A Jianguo Lu (inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel), Chaoyang District. (5908 8111) 玉, 朝阳区建国路甲83号 Choy’s Seafood The Marriott Northeast’s “trend-setting restaurant specializes in Cantonese and Sichuan flavors with six individually designed private dining rooms.” Daily 11.30am2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 2/F, Marriott Beijing

Yue Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号 ZEN Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterCon-

Alameda Contemporary fine dining with a Brazilian twist. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8084) 朝阳区 三里屯北街

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Sherpa’s Your Favourite Restaurants Delivered To You. Operated in Shanghai since 1999 and Beijing since 2011, expect prompt delivery and great service. Service areas include Sanlitun and Gulou. Order online or by phone daily from 10.30am to 10.30pm. www. sherpa.com.cn. (400 600 6209)

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DIRECTORY Dumplings Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu Daily 11am-10pm. North of 6 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6586 4967) 宝源饺子屋, 朝阳区麦子店街6号楼北侧 Din Tai Fung Taste just one dumpling to know why they’re famous around the world. Voted “Best Dim Sum” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Fri 11.30am-9 .30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6269 6726); 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6462 4502); 3) Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1536); 4) B1-1/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6615 9028) 5)LG2-20, Parkview Green Branch, 9 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaiyang District (8562 6583) 鼎泰丰, 1) 海淀 区中关村大街40号当代商 城7层; 2) 朝阳区新源 西里中街24号; 3) 朝阳 区建国路87号华贸中心新 光天地6层; 4) 西城区 西单北大街133号君太百 货地下1层及1层 5) 朝 阳区东大桥路9号侨福芳草地大厦LG2-20

Green Bites Dumpling Bar Daily 10.30am8.30pm. Unit 5-106, 1/F, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 0475) 绿盒子蒸 饺, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho1层5-106室

Smiling Dumplings Daily 10.30am-10pm. 32 Xiaoyun Lu (near Pengrun Dasha), Chaoyang District. (6463 3354) 微笑饺子, 朝阳区霄云路32 号(近鹏润大厦)

European Aria Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm; Sat-Sun 5.30-10pm. 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 38, 6505 3318) 阿郦雅, 朝阳区 建国门外大街1号中国大饭店二层

Café Swiss Daily 6:30am-10pm. Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288) 东城区潮阳门北大街2号 Capital M Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, 2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, Chongwen District. (6702 2727) 崇文区前门步行街2号3层 Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. D405, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园D405室

all month: beers & pies at the hutong

We’d kill for a life of pie but a month’s better than nothing. 街嵩祝寺23号

The Vineleaf Daily (closed Tuesdays) 11.30am-2.45pm, 6-10.15pm. 9 Jianchang Hutong (east of Yonghe Villas), Dongcheng District (6407 6308) 东城区箭厂胡同9号(近五 道营胡同)

Vineyard Cafe Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6402 7961) 葡萄院儿, 东 城区五道营胡同31号

Writers Bar Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181) 作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街33号, 北京饭店莱 佛士一层

YellowStone Restaurant & Bar Daily 9am-1am. Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou, Bldg 28, 8 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6481 7000) 黄玉石, 朝阳区北辰东路8

French

The Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8507 3618) 朝阳区建国门外大街,永安东里8号

Indian/Pakistani Ganges Indian Restaurant Daily 11am-11pm. 1) Stall 202, 2/F, Bldg 1, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu Chaoyang District (6416 0181); 2) 6/F, Wudaokou U-Center, Chengfu Lu Haidian District (6262 7944); 3) 2/F, Paddy O’Shea’s, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie Chaoyang District (6417 0900); 4) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu Chaoyang District (6587 2999); 5) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu Chaoyang District. (5135 8353) 恒河印度餐厅, 1)工体北路13号世 贸百货1号楼2层202 朝阳区; 2)成府路五道口 U-Center6层 海淀区五道口; 3) 东直门外大街 28号爱尔兰酒吧2层 朝阳区东直门外; 4) 光华 路9号世贸天阶地下1层138A 朝阳区世贸天街新 城国际; 5) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓底商 5号 朝阳区丽都

Brasserie Flo 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 5135) 北京福楼餐厅,朝阳区霄 云路18号

The Pavillion Grill Steaks, an abundance of seafood and antipasti-style openers are among the hallmarks of this fine dining restaurant from Chef William Bolton. There’s a good wine selection, and the bar offers a well-considered cocktail list combining classic drinks and the venue’s own appealing signatures. Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am11pm. Gongti Xilu (opposite west gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6551 6680) 朝阳区工体西路(工体西门对面)

Scene a Cafe Daily 6am-1am. China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 35) 咖啡苑, 朝阳区建国 门外大街1号中国大饭店

Taverna Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 8882, oft@elite-concepts.com) www.elite-concepts.com 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (盈科中心南面)

Temple Restaurant Beijing Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm, Sun 11.30am-2 .30pm. 23 Songzhusi Temple, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District (8400 2232)东城区沙滩北

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Barolo Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8151, dining@ritz-carlton.com) www.ritz-carlton.com 巴 罗洛, 朝阳区建国路甲83

Bene Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号

Jaan Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8500 4186, 6526 3388 ext 4186) 家安,

Cepe Daily 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 6996) 意味轩, 西城区金城坊东街1号北京金融街

东城区东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店对面)

利餐厅, 1) 朝阳区瑞赛大厦商务楼一层(北京雅 诗阁服务公寓对面); 2) 朝阳区望京街8号利星行 广场奔驰展厅2层; 3) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋 光华国际AB座1楼(近新城国际/世贸天阶); 4) 朝阳区工体东路丙2号中国红街大厦3号楼105室; 5) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代城西门; 6) 朝阳 区朝阳公园西路(朝阳公园西门); 7) 朝阳区来 广营东路5号京西学校对面; 8) 朝阳区神路街39 号���坛公园北门对面日坛上街2-3-93号; 9) 朝 阳区酒仙桥将台路商业街

Cafe de la Poste Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-late. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) 东城区雍和宫大街58号

Le Cabernet Daily 9am-midnight. Novotel Peace Beijing, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6512 8833 ext 7621) 卡 Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555) 园景, 朝阳区将

Annie’s Voted “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant” and “Best Italian (Affordable)” in our 2012 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 1/F Ruisai Business Building (opposite Ascott Beijing), Chaoyang District. (6568 5890); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F Daimler Tower, 8 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District. (8476 0398); 3) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Tower AB, The Office Park (Yuanyang Guanghua International), 10 Jintong Xilu (near Central Park/The Place), Chaoyang District.; 4) 105, Bldg 3, China View, 2C Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1469); 5) Daily 11am-11pm. West Gate of Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 8366); 6) Daily 11am-11pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (next to Chaoyang Park West Gate), Chaoyang District. (6591 1931); 7) Daily 11am-11pm. Across from Western Academy Beijing, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 4768); 8) 11am-11pm. Unit 2-3-93, Ritan Highlife, (opposite north gate of Ritan Park), 39 Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. (8569 3031); 9) Daily 11am-11pm. Jiuxianqiao, Jiangtai Lu, Shangye Jie, Chaoyang District. (6436 3735) www.annies.com.cn/en/ 安妮意大

丽思卡顿酒店大堂

本妮法餐厅, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同3号诺富特 和平宾馆

Le Petit Gourmand Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095, fax 6413 0765) www.lepetitigourmand. com.cn 小美食家, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层 Héritage Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-11 .30pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666)

Tadka With its sleek décor, rich variety of south Asian food and four brass tandoor ovens, this spot offers one of the richest Indian dining experiences in the city. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万

朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座6层

豪酒店2层

Maison Boulud Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, 6-10.30pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 9200) 布鲁宫法餐

The Taj Pavilion Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1) L222, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 3238); 2) China Overseas Plaza, Chaoyang District. (136 9302 8663); 3) 3/F, Holiday Inn Lido, Jiangtai Lu, Shoudu Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6436 7678, 6437 6688 ext 3811) 泰姬楼印度

厅, 东城区前门东大街23号

S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) Simple, communal-style French food by a Michelin Chef. Tue-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Valley Wing 1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8882 6727) 海淀区紫竹院路29号北京香 格里拉饭店新阁一层

The Swiss Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288 ext 2127) 东城 区潮阳门北大街2号

Fusion Lunar 8 Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm.

餐厅, 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆时尚购 物中心L222室; 2) 朝阳区国贸往西北中海广 场; 3) 朝阳区首都机场路将台路丽都假日酒店 广场缤纷廊3层

The Tandoor Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.3010.30pm. 1/F, Zhaolong Hotel, 2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6597 2211, 6597 2299 ext 2112) 天都里印度餐厅, 朝阳区工体北路2号兆 龙饭店1层

Italian

Daccapo A contemporary Italian restaurant with plenty of flair and a great wine selection. The menu, designed by Michelin Star Chef Mario Cittadini, stays true to Italian regional cooking, and features a range of seafood, pastas, gourmet pizzas (prepared in a brick oven) and more. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. (no lunch Sat-Sun). 2/F, The Regent Beijing, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1789) 迪卡博意大利餐厅, 东城区金宝街99号北京丽 晶酒店2层

Danieli’s Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2441) 丹尼艾丽意大利餐厅, 朝阳区建 国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店2层

Eatalia Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1) 18 Xilou Gang (next door to XP at southwest corner of Di’anmen Xidajie and Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District. (6401 3263); 2) 10-12 Huaqing Jiayuan, Haidian District. (151 1026 2017) 1) 西 城区西楼巷18号(近秋栗香); 2) 海淀区华清嘉 园10-12号

Fratelli Fresh Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm. 1/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8203) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路61 号北京富力万丽酒店1层

Italian Trattoria 5:30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Bldg 4, Chaoyang District. (8437 1360) 朝阳区北辰西路 8号院4号楼,北京北辰洲际酒店

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DIRECTORY La Gondola Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马 桥路50号

Luce Sun-Thu noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 138 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4417) www.luceluna.com 路溪, 东城区旧鼓 楼大街138号

Mio 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 3/F, Four Seasons Hotel, 48 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang

litun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5240) 朝阳区 三里屯路11号三里屯Village瑜舍地下1层

Middle Eastern 1001 Nights Daily 11am-2am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4050) 夜, 朝阳区工体北路兆龙饭店对面 Biteapitta Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6467 2961) 吧嗒饼, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里2层

District. 朝阳区亮马桥路48号北京四季酒店3层

Plaza, 89 Jingbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 7) Rm 402, 4/F U-Town Phase 2, 7 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 8) 28 Zhanlanguan Lu, Xicheng District. (400 820 9777) 小南国, 1) 朝阳区工体北路8号 三里屯SOHO一栋3楼; 2) 朝阳区新源南路1-3 号都汇天地商场4层401-A号铺; 3) 东城区东直 门南大街1号北京来福士购物中心5楼04-05号铺; 4) 东城区王府井大街东方新天地广场地下一层 CC18号铺; 5) 西城区金融大街17号中国人寿中 心3楼301; 6) 东城区金宝街89号金宝大厦2楼; 7) 朝阳区三丰北里7号悠唐广场二期4层402室; 8) 西城区展览馆路28号

Wang Jia Sha S1, 3/F, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Sanlitun Village North, Chaoyang District. 王家沙, 朝阳

Prego Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7815) 意大利餐厅, 西城区金融大街乙9

区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3层S1号

号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Sichuan

Tavola Excellent Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine in a setting that works equally well for intimate dinners or group events. Voted “Outstanding Italian (High-End)“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2 .30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. 2/F, The Grand Summit, Section B, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Mansion, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 5068) 塔沃拉意大利餐厅, 朝阳区东方东路19号

Chengdu Representative Office Restaurant Shudu Hotel, 30 Shatan Houjie, Dongcheng District. (6403 4440 ext 2241) 成都 驻京办餐厅, 东城区沙滩后街30号蜀都宾馆

Chuan Ban Mon-Fri 7-9am, 10.50am-2pm, 4.50-9.30pm; Sat-Sun 7am-10pm. 5 Gongyuan Toutiao, Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6512 2277 ext 6101) 川办餐厅, 东城区

亮马桥外交公寓会所2层

Trattoria La Gondola Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅,朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店 亮马桥路50号

Japanese

建国门内贡院头条5号

阳区工体北路甲1号

Shuangliu Laoma Tutou 10am-midnight. 48 Dongsanhuan Nanlu (at the C exit of the Shuangjing subway stop on Line 10), Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (6540 5858) 双

Turkish Mum Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 3 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8532 3979) 土

流老妈兔头, 朝阳区东三环南路48号(地铁双井 站C口南)

耳其妈妈, 朝阳区工体北路3号

San Yang Cai Daily 24hrs. North Gate of Workers’ Stadium (beside Latte), 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 3499; 6552 6499) 三样菜, 朝阳区工体北路8号工人体育

Rumi Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) 入迷, 朝

Hagaki 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, www.east-beijing.com) 朝阳区 酒仙桥路22号

Hatsune Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 1) 2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6581 3939); 2) S8-30 (Opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3939) 隐泉日本料理, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲8号和乔大厦 C座2层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南 区8号楼S8-30

Honzen Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳 区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

Miyabi Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号 Nadaman Daily 11.30am-2pm, 2.30-10pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6407) 滩万日餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国

Pizza Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory 1) Daily 11am-11pm. Bldg. 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1404/1370); 2) Daily 11am-11pm.Shop 2, Hairun International Apartments, corner Jiangtai Lu and Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (5135 8557) 叫板!比萨 1) 朝阳区工体东路中国红街3号楼; 2) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓(将台路和方园 西路的十字路口)

The Kro’s Nest 1) Daily 10-2am (kitchen closes 11pm). Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (8523 6655); 2) Mon-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sun 101am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8391 3131) 乌巢, 1) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (卡利宾拉 丁舞俱乐部对面); 2) 朝阳区霄云路35号

Pizza by LMPlus Daily 11am-11pm. Unit 111, Tower 11, Central Park, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0108) 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼111号

贸大酒店4楼

Nishimura Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2719) 西村餐厅, 海淀区 紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店2层

Nobu 1/F, JW Marriott Hotel, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5969 6988) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心华茂万豪酒 店1层

Yotsuba 1) Tue-Sun 5-11pm. Next to Bldg 2, Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie (near Xindong Lu), Chaoyang District. (6467 1837); 2) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-10pm. 2/F, Bldg 8, Lakeview Place, Dragon Bay Villa, Shayu Huanlu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8042 2284) 四叶, 1) 朝阳区新源西里中街2号楼旁(近新东路); 2) 顺义区后沙峪镇沙峪环路8号楼2层

Sake Manzo Daily 6pm-midnight. 7A Tuanjiehu Beisantiao, Chaoyang District. (6436 1608) http://www.manzo-dining.com/ 慢走日 本烧灼餐厅, 朝阳区团结湖北三条甲7号

Yoshimura-ya Daily 11am-11pm. 34-4 Guangximen Beili, Xibahe (near Xie Lao Song restaurant), Chaoyang District. (6429 9800) 吉 村家, 朝阳区西坝河光熙门北里34-4号(近北三 环蟹老宋)

korean Jubang Nali Patio C308,Sanlitun North Street, Chaoyang District. (5208 6071) 朝阳区三里屯路 81号那里花园C308

Saveurs de Corée 128-1 Xiang’er Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5741 5753) www. saveursdecoree.com.cn 韩香馆, 东城区香饵 胡同128-1号

Mediterranean Sureño Daily noon-3.30pm, 6-10.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village, 11 San-

Pizza Plus World Championship-winning handmade pizza from Italy. The traditional Italian “Pizza Al Taglio” (pizza sold by the slice) in Beijing. Daily 11am-10pm. 112/115 Bojinghaoting, 8 Shizipo Jie, Dongcheng District. (6413 0991) 东城区十字坡街8号铂晶豪 庭底商112/115室

Shanghai Jade Garden Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 6, Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 8688) 苏浙汇, 朝阳区朝外大街 吉庆里6号楼

Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) 1) 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 2) Stall 401-A, 4/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 3) 5/F, Raffles City Beijing Shopping Center, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 4) Stall CC16, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 5) Rm 301, 3/F, China Life Center, 17 Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District. (400 820 9777); 6) 2/F, Jinbao

Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同 27号(烟袋斜街西口附近)

Hawka Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District (5811 8888 ext 8266) 东城区建国门南大街7号 北京万豪酒店

Lau Pa Sak Daily 11am-11pm. Xindong Lu (opposite Canadian Embassy), Chaoyang District (6417 0952) 朝阳区新东路加拿大使馆对面 Malacca Legend Elaborate Malaysian restaurant boasts serene water views (Luoma Lake location) and zesty Southeast Asian cuisine. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 1/F Building B, Ocean International Center, 58 East 4th Ring Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 0075); 2) On the banks of Luoma lake, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8049 8902) 马六甲传奇, 1) 朝阳区朝 阳区东四环路58号远洋国际中心B座1层; 2) 顺义 区后沙峪镇罗马湖畔

T-Bazaar Traders Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2277 ext 35) http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/beijing/traders/dining/restaurant/traderscafe 三 江咖啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸饭店内

Nyonya Kitchen B1/F (near the Line 10 Subway entrance), China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0376) 娘惹厨房, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸商城B1楼

Spanish Agua 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6188) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里 花园4层

Carmen Daily 11am-2am. Beside Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8038)

场北门

朝阳区三里屯北街81号(哪里花园边)

Sanlitun Noodle Bar 1) Bldg 2 (across from Tongli Studios), Sanlitun Bar Street, Chaoyang District. (6415 8098); 2) Unit 5007, 5/F (next to Lily Nails), 3.3 Shopping Mall, Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5136 5108) 三里屯面馆, 1)

Ole Spanish Restaurant Sun-Wed 11ammidnight, Thu 11am-2am, Fri- Sat 11am-4am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (next to Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (6595 9677) 朝阳区

朝阳区三里屯3.3后门临街居民楼2楼(同里对面); 2) 朝阳区三里屯北路3.3商场5楼5007室

Migas Restaurant & Lounge 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061)

Shunxing Chuancai Daily 11am-9.30pm. Bldg 3, Courtyard 16A, Xi Dawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8795 8288) 顺兴川菜, 朝阳

米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层

区西大望路甲16号院3号楼

South Beauty 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, West Wing, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0809); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. B1, Kerry Centre Mall, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 9458); 3) Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Henderson Shopping Mall Center, Jiangguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6518 7603); 4) Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Manhattan CNT Building Beijing (south of Swissotel), Dongcheng District. (8528 2330); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. Across from the International Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6518 7603); 6) Daily 11am-10pm. 7-1, 7 Huayuan Lu, Xidan (west of Bank of China Tower), Xicheng District. (5851 8498/9); 7) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. Sunshine Plaza (east door), 68 Anli Lu, Chaoyang District. (6495 1201); 8) Daily 11am-10pm. 4/F, Oriental Kenzo (Ginza Mall), 21 Dongzhimenwai Zhongjie, Dongcheng District. (8447 6171); 9) Daily 11am-10pm. BB88, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 6971); 10) Daily 6am-10.30pm. 1/F, Shuncheng Hotel, 16 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6622 8989); 11) Daily 11am-11pm. 3/F, Pacific Century Place, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3502); 12) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 1/F, Tower A, Raycom Info-Tech Park, 2 Kexue Nanlu, Haidian District. (8286 1698) 俏江南, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸西楼2层; 2) 朝 阳区光华路1号嘉里商场B1北侧; 3) 东城区建国 门内大街恒基中心商场首层; 4) 东城区首创大厦 2层(港澳中心瑞士酒店南侧); 5) 朝阳区国际饭 店对面; 6) 西城区华远路7号7-1(西单中国银 行总部西测); 7) 朝阳区安立路68号漂亮阳光广 场东侧门; 8) 东城区东直门外中街21号东方银座 广场4层; 9) 东城区东长安街1号东方广场地下1 层BB88; 10) 西城区金融大街甲16号顺成饭店( 平安大厦东侧对面顺成酒店南门); 11) 朝阳区工 体北路太平洋百货3层; 12) 海淀区中关村融科资 讯中心A座北侧(海淀区科学院南路2号)

Transit Daily 6-10pm. N4-36, Sanlintun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9090) 渡金湖, 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village北区N4-36号

Southeast Asian 4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie),

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工体北路4号院(卡利宾旁边)

Niajo Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6052) www.niajo.com 朝阳区三里屯路81号那 里花园3层

Steakhouses Angus Grill Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6pm-10pm. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Beijing, 48 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5911 9965) 东城区 王府井大街48号,国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店1层

The Astor Grill Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm; daily 6-10pm. 3/F, St. Regis Hotel Apartments, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2637) 艾斯特扒房, 朝阳区建国 门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店公寓3层

CRU Steakhouse Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8530) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心JW万 豪酒店2层

The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill The main menu features a wide selection of prime imported beef, market-fresh seafood and poultry roasted to perfection. Tue-Sat 6-11pm. Fairmont Beijing Hotel, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8507 3630) 刃, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里8 号华彬费尔蒙酒店

Flamme International Grill This stylish two-floor bar and grill features American steaks. Voted “Outstanding New Restaurant (Non-Chinese)“ and “Outstanding Steak“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-midnight. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝 阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3楼S4-33室

Grange Grill Mon-Fri 11.30-3pm (lunch), daily 5.30-11pm (dinner). 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂 北京威斯汀大饭店

The Grill Steaks and seafood grilled on an open flame with a Scandinavian twist, with Chinese dishes also available. Daily 3-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing, 6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. (5922 3440) 朝 阳区北三环东路甲6号,北京皇家大饭店

Morton’s Steak House The internationallyrenowned steak experience has arrived in Beijing. Gorge on world-class meats and cocktails

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DIRECTORY to match. Check out their opening specials. 2/F, Regent Hotel, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (6523 7777) 莫尔顿牛排坊, 东城区金 宝街99号丽晶酒店2楼

Steak Exchange Restaurant + Bar With an open kitchen and live entertainment, this restaurant serves 250-day, grain-fed Australian Angus steaks, charcoal grilled to perfection. There’s also a fantastic wine selection, and some incredible desserts. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5921) 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店

面幸福一村7巷内

Yunnan Dali Courtyard Daily 10am-9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 1430) 大理, 东城区 鼓楼东大街小经厂胡同67号

Black Sun Bar Daily 5.30pm-3am. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6593 6909) 黑太阳, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门 Blue Frog See Dining Directory under “American.” Brussels Bar & Restaurant Daily 6pm-2am. Courtyard 4 (opposite west entrance of 1949 - The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6591 9525) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (1949西门对面)

Buzz Mon-Sat 6pm-1.30am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7825) 西城区金融大街乙9号北京

Switch! Grill Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Regent Land, 66 Gongti Beilu (east of the Swissotel), Chaoyang District. (6553 5691) 朝阳区工体北路

金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Cafe CD Blues Daily 4pm-late. Unit 1-28/29, Bldg 2, 39 Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. (6506 8288) 熙地布鲁斯餐厅, 朝阳区神路街39号院2

66号瑞士公寓西侧1层

Thai

号楼1-28/29

Greyhound Cafe 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village South, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳

Centro Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 42)

区三里屯路11号院三里屯Village南区1号楼3层

炫酷, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层

Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar Daily 11am-11.30pm. Opposite the north gate of the Workers’ Stadium (behind ICBC Bank), Chaoyang District. (6413 0899) 紫苏庭, 朝阳区 工体北门对面胡同工商银行后

Spice Factory Daily 6-10pm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (above d lounge), Chaoyang District. (6585 2386) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (d lounge 楼上)

Thai Express Convenience and speed are the essence here, with efficient service and a chilli-coded menu. Strengths lie in their simpler curries and a commendable Pad Thai. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (next to the International Club) (8532-1073) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国 际俱乐部旁边)

Vegetarian The Veggie Table Award-winning, fresh, safe, and sustainable vegan cuisine using high-quality ingredients. New seasonal organic menu to go along with old favorites. Try the organic mixed salad, organic pakora, and organic vegan chocolate cake. 25% off on all cake and drinks after 10pm (Sun-Thu). Wed-Mon 11am-11pm. 19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6446 2073) 吃素的, 东城 区五道营胡同19号

Xinjiang AND muslim Afunti Daily 10.30am-11pm. 166 Chaoyangmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6527 2288, 6525 1071) 阿凡提, 东城区朝内大街166号

Lost Heaven A hip new Yunnan restaurant and bar with crowd-pleasing ethnic minority cuisine and great drinks. Daily, noon-2pm, 5pm-1am (kitchen closes at 10.30pm). Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 花马天堂, 东城区前门东大街23号 No Name Restaurant Daily 10.30am-2am. 1 Dajinsi Hutong, Xicheng District. (8328 3061) 无 名云南餐吧, 西城区大金丝胡同1号

Rainbow Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 5/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6425) 彩云天, 新云南 皇冠假日酒店5层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳 宫桥东北角

Southern Barbarian Daily 11am-11pm. 107 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6401 3318) 南蛮子, 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同107号 Treescape 1) 11am-10pm. 213, 2/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 7133); 2) 2/F, Fortune Mall, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6533 0480, 6533 0481) 千景树云南菜馆, 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕 翔路99号欧陆时尚购物中心2层213号; 2) 朝阳区 东三环中路7号财富购物中心2层

Yunteng Shifu Daily 11am-10pm (Hall 2), 11.30am-1.30pm, 5.30-10pm (Hall 1). Yunnan Provincial Government Office, 7 Donghuashi Beili Dongqu, Chongwen District. (6711 3322 ext 7105) 云腾宾馆食府, 崇文区东花市北里 东区7号

NIGHTLIFE

Bakeli Xinjiang Restaurant 11am-midnight. Ritan High Life, 39 Shenlu Jie, Bldg 1, Chaoyang District. (8563 3928) 巴克里新疆餐 厅, 朝阳区神路街39号院1号楼日坛上街(近朝 阳政府南门)

Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant Daily 11am-11.30pm. 16 Dongsi Liutiao (alley number six, 100m west of Chaonei Beixiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6400 5281) 弯弯的月亮, 东城区东四六条16号

Long Xingsheng Snack Shop Daily 5.30am-9pm. 19 Ya’er Hutong (near Yinding Qiao), Houhai, Xicheng District. (8403 1024) 隆 兴盛名优小吃, 西城区西城区后海鸦儿胡同19号 (近银锭桥)

Xinjiang Islam Restaurant Daily 11am-10 .30pm. Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6830 1820) 新疆 伊斯兰饭庄, 西城区三里河路7号

Xinjiang Red Rose Daily 10.30am-11pm. Inside 7 Xingfu Yicun alley, opposite Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Chaoyang District. (6415 5741) 新疆红玫瑰餐厅, 朝阳区工人体育场北门对

bars & clubs 2 Kolegas 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District. (6436 8998, 2kolegas@163.com) www.2kolegas.com 两个好朋友, 朝阳区亮马桥 路21号(燕莎桥往东1500米路北汽车电影院内)

4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie), Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同 27号(烟袋斜街西口附近)

Apothecary Tue-Sat 7pm-late, Sun 6pm-late (kitchen closes 1am). 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6040) 朝阳区三 里屯北路81号那里花园3层

Atmosphere Bar Daily noon-2am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6433) 朝阳区 光华路国贸3期80层(中国大饭店北侧)

The Bar (InterContinental Beichen) Tue-

(安定门桥西南边往西走50米)

China Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 65/F, Park Hyatt, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号 Chocolate Daily 7pm-6am. 19 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8561 3988) 朝阳区日坛北 路19号

Cigar Lounge, St. Regis Beijing Daily 4.30pm-1am. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688 ext 2709) 建国门 外大街21号, 朝阳区

Crystal Bar & Lounge Daily 7.30am-1am. Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Jie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6231) 西城区金城坊东街1号北京 金融街丽资卡尔顿酒店大堂

Cu Ju Beijing 6pm till late. 28 Xiguan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (186 0114 3837) 蹴鞠北京, 东城区细管胡同28号

d lounge Daily 8pm-late. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Rock & Roll Club), Chaoyang District. (6593 7710) 朝阳区工体北路4号 Dada Sun-Fri 9pm-2am, Sat 9pm-5am Unit 101, Bldg B, 206 Gulou Dongdajie (near Temple Bar), Dongcheng District. (183 1108 0818) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B栋101室(近 Temple酒吧)

Destination Sun-Thu 8pm-2am; Fri-Sat 8pm-late. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8180) http://www.bjdestination.com/ index_en.htm 目的地, 朝阳区工体西路7号

Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails Mon-Fri 7.30am-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway 20m west of Argana), Chaoyang District. (6417 5430) 朝阳区幸福村 中路55

George’s Daily 3pm-2am. Near Gate 12, east side of Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6553 6299) 朝阳区工体东路 工人体育场东门内12号进口

Glen Daily 6pm-2am. 203, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 1191) 格兰高地, 朝阳区南三里屯16号泰悦豪庭2层203

Great Leap Brewing Thu-Fri 7pm-midnight. 6 Doujiao Hutong (from Di’anmenwai Dajie, walk east down Fangzhuanchang Hutong until you hit Doujiao Hutong. Turn right then follow the road round to the left), Dongcheng District. (5717 1399) 大跃, 东城区豆角胡同6号 The Green Cap Bar Tue-Sun noon-late. Beside Western Academy of Beijing, Laiguangying Donglu (off the Airport Expressway), Chaoyang District. 爱尔兰老人酒吧, 朝阳区来 广营东路(北京京西学校旁边)

GT Banana Weekdays 8.30pm-4.30am, weekends 8.30pm-5am. Scitech Hotel, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6528 3636) 巴那那, 朝阳区建国门外大街22号 赛特饭店1层

Havana Bar Daily 5pm-1.30am. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区 东三环中路7号财富中心

Haze Thu-Sat 9pm-late. B1/F, On the Corner Cafe, Guanghualu Soho, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路光华路Soho 地下1层

Heaven Supermarket Daily 11am-4am. 14 Xindong Lu (next to The James Joyce), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区朝阳区新东路14号 Helen’s Cafe Daily 11am-late. 200m south of Wudaokou subway station intersection, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (8286 7558) 海淀 区成府路五道口城铁站路口往南走200米

Hopfenstube 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6666/5909 6622) 慕尼黑啤酒屋, 朝阳区三丰北 里3号(钱柜KTV对面)

Hot Cat Club Daily 10am-late. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 7868) 东城区方家胡 同46号艺术园区(国子监南临)

El Nido/Bar No. 59 Daily 4pm-late. 59 Fangjia Hutong (enter from Andingmennei Dajie), Dongcheng District. (8402 9495) 东城区 方家胡同59号(丛安定门内大街往东走20米)

Elements, e-Club Wed-Sun 9pm-late. Gongti Xilu (east side, 100m north of Workers' Stadium West Gate, next to Lantern), Chaoyang District. (135 6552 6223) 朝阳区工体西路(工体西门往 北走100米)

阳区芳园西路6号(丽都广场对面)

The Bar at Migas Sun-Wed 6pm-2am, Thu-Fri 6pm-late. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061) 朝阳区三里屯路

Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191)

81号那里花园6层

朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店1层

Bar Veloce Courtyard 4 (opposite west

First Floor Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am. 1/F, Tongli Studio (southwest of 3.3 Shopping Mall), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0587) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里1层

欧月啤酒吧, 朝阳区南三里屯路泰乐坊1层

福朋喜来登永泰酒店, 海淀区远大路25号

Drum and Bell Daily 1pm-2am. 41 Zhonglouwan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 3600) 鼓钟咖啡馆, 东城区钟楼湾胡同41号

酒店1层

Beer Mania Daily 2pm-late. 1/F, Taiyue Fang, Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6500 0559)

19号三里屯Village3楼S4室

Four Points by Sheraton Sun 11am-4pm. 25 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8889 8888) 海淀区

The Drive-Thru Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. 3/F, Bldg 5, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (139 1113 6564) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho5号楼3层

Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant Daily 9am-2am. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (opposite Lido Plaza), Chaoyang District. (6437 8331/8813) 朝

(1949西门对面)

MARCH 2013

里8号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店2层

Chill Café Bar Daily 2pm-2am. 2 Andingmennei Xidajie (50m west from southwest corner of Andingmen Qiao), Dongcheng District. 东城区安定门内西大街2号

Sun 2pm-1am. 1/F, InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1386) 朝阳区北辰西路8号北京北辰洲际

entrance of 1949 - The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 1006) www. barvelocechina.com 朝阳区工体北路4号院

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Champagne Bar Daily 6pm-midnight. 2/F, Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Chaoyang District. (8511 7777) 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东

Flamme International Grill Mon-Sat 11am11pm. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝阳区三里屯路

Flames Daily 11am-1am. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号北京 王府井西尔顿

Huxley’s Shut Up and Drink: Not much more need be said. Daily 6pm-late. Yandai Xiejie (the street running diagonally between the Drum Tower and Yinding Bridge), Xicheng District. (6402 7825) 德彼酒吧, 西城区烟袋 斜街16号

Ichikura 2/F (entrance via stairs at south wall of Chaoyang Theater), Chaoyang Theater, 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1107) 朝阳区东三环北路36号朝阳剧场南侧 The Irish Volunteer Daily 9am-2am. Jiangtai Lu (opposite the east gate of the Lido Hotel), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区高家园小区平房311号 (丽都饭店东门对面)

The James Joyce Daily 11am-2am. 14 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9125) 朝 阳区新东路14号

Kokomo Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie,

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Chaoyang District. (6413 1019, kokomobeijing@gmail.com) www.kokomobeijing.com 朝

Dongcheng District. (6538 5537) 悠航鲜啤, 东

阳区三里屯后街同里4层

Soccer Bar Daily 5pm-late. Worker’s Stadium East Gate (Gate 5-6), Chaoyang District. (6552 8389) 朝阳区工人体育馆5-6号看台

阳区新东路10号逸盛阁地下1层

Soul n’ Pepper Afternoon-late. 4 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6468 8016, Soul-n-Pepper@hotmail.com) 朝阳区新源西

db tanning Daily 11am-9pm. Rm 307, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu,, Chaoyang District. (5900 0427) db 日晒沙龙,

城区东城区东四八条56号

Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550) 藏藏, 朝阳区三里屯路29号楼1-101

LAN Club Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5109 6012/13) www.lan-global.com 兰会所, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号LG双子座4层

Lantern Daily 9pm-late. 100m north of Workers’ Stadium West Gate, (in the basement behind Xuxian Lou restaurant), Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (135 0134 8785) 灯笼, 朝

区望京阜通东大街6号院3号楼方恒国际A座北京 方恒假日酒店6层

Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) 9am-1am. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1381) 朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼,北京 北辰洲际酒店

Loong Bar Daily 5.30pm-2am. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8906) 龙吧, 朝阳区华 贸中心建国路83号JW万豪酒店2层

The Lounge (China World Summit Wing) Daily 6.30am-1am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6431) 酒廊, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸大酒店80层

Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-2am. 2/F, 7 Sanlitun Houjie (10m from northwest corner of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) www.lugas-beijing.com 朝阳区三里屯后 街7号2层(离3.3购物中心西北角10米)

Lush Daily 24hrs. 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (across from the Wudaokou light-rail station), Haidian District. (8286 3566) www.lushbeijing.com 海淀区成府路华清嘉园1

19号三里屯Village南区3号楼3层S3-31

Nanjie Two floors packed with exchange students. Low prices. Daily 5pm-5am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite to Banana Leaf), Chaoyang District. (6413 0963) 南街, 朝阳区工

Tango Daily 24hrs. South Gate of Ditan Park (next to Jin Ding Xuan restaurant), Dongcheng District. (6425 5677/6428 2288) 糖果,东城区

体北路4号院蕉叶对面

Temple Daily 7pm-late. B202, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (131 6107 0713) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B202

Nola Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水南街11号 Paddy O’Shea’s Daily 10am-late. 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6415 6389) www.paddyosheas.com 朝阳区东 直门外大街28号

Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555) 园景, 朝阳区 将台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店对面)

Paulaner Brauhaus Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐 厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

pentalounge 6am-midnight (a la carte hours 11.30am-11.30pm). pentahotel, 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区崇文门外大街3-18号 pentahotel Plan B Daily 5pm-late. 2-012, 22 International Art Plaza, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, (east of the Today Art Museum) (5821 1353) 百子湾路 32号苹果社区22院街艺术区2-012(今日美术 馆东侧)

Mai Sun-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am. 40 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (138 1125 2641) 麦, 东城区北锣鼓巷40号

Plush Daily 7am-1am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7825) 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融街

Maison Camus Daily 4pm-midnight. 4/F, Reignwood Center, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8528 9518) 卡慕世家酒廊, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安

Press Club Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, St. Regis Hotel Beijing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6460 6688 ext 2360) 记

Mako Live House Daily 5pm-late. Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36, Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5205 1112/3) 麻雀, 朝 阳区广渠路36号院红点艺术工厂内(幸福贝贝 南边)

Malty Dog Bar & Brewery 51 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. 东城区北锣鼓巷 MAO Livehouse Daily 4pm-late. 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 5080)

威斯汀大酒店1层

者吧, 东城区建国门外大街21号北京国际俱乐 部饭店1层

R Lounge 4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区东三环中路61号北京富力万丽 酒店4层

Redmoon Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9366, 8518 1234 ext 6366) 东方亮, 东城区东长安街1号东

光芒, 东城区鼓楼东大街111号

方君悦酒店大厅

Mao Mao Chong Wed-Thu 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 7.30pm-1am. 12 Banchang Hutong (east off Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (159 9264 6024) 毛毛虫, 东城区板厂胡同

Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮

12号(南锣鼓巷往东走)

Más Tue-Wed 6pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 6pm-midnight. 25 Beixinqiao Toutiao (behind Guijie, near Beixinqiao subway exit B), Dongcheng District. (6405 4337) 东城区北京市东城区北新桥头条25号 Mesh Daily 5pm-2am. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688) 朝阳区三里屯路 11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍1层

Mix (Gongti) Daily 8pm-late. Inside the north gate of Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (6530 2889) 密克斯, 朝阳区工体北门内 Mix (Westin Chaoyang) Live jazz in the evenings and an extensive selection of champagnes, wines and whiskey. Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8000) 朝阳区东

马桥路50号

The Ritz-Carlton Bar Daily 6pm-1am. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 8131) 丽思卡尔顿吧, 朝阳区朝阳区建国路93号华贸中心

Riverbank Café & Bar 1/F, FX Hotel, 39 Maizidian Xijie, Chaoyang District. (6506 8277) 朝阳区麦子店西街39号富驿时尚酒店1层 Scarlett Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu (in the alley leading to Julong Garden), Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) www.hotel-g. com 朝阳区工体西路甲7号北京极栈内 Schindler’s Tankstelle Daily 10am-midnight. 15A Guanghua Lu (200m east of Ritan Park South Gate), Chaoyang District. (8562 6439) www.schindlersinfo.de 申德勒加油站, 朝阳区光华路甲15号(日坛南门往东200米)

School Bar Daily 8pm-late. 53 Wudaoying Hutong, Chaoyang District. (6402 8881) 朝阳

三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

区五道营胡同53号

Modernista Tues-Sun 3pm-3am. 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (136 7127 4747) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝

Serk Mon-Wed 11am-1pm, Thu-Sat 11am-

钞胡同44号

Mokihi Daily 6pm-3am. 3/F, C12 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0244) 朝阳区好运街 C12商铺3层

Dong Ying Spa 1) 53 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6591 6661); 2) 45 Xinyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8448 7268) 北京东英

The Stumble Inn Daily 10am-2am. S3-31, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 7794) 朝阳区三里屯路

号楼2层(五道口城铁站对面)

东里8号华彬中心4层

朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho4号楼307商铺

Spark B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天 阶B108

阳区工体西路工体西门往北走100米(许仙楼后 面地下1层)

Links Lobby Lounge Daily 9am-10pm. 1F, Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square, A Fangheng Guoji, Bldg 3, 6 Futong Dong Dajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6473 3333 ext 6315) 朝阳

里中街4号

late. 40-2 Beixinqiao Santiao, Dongcheng District. (134 2647 4634) www.serk.cc 东城 区北新桥三条 40-2号

Slow Boat Brewery Taproom Mon Closed, Tues-Wed 4pm-12am, Thur-Fri 5pm-1am, Sat 2pm-late, Sun 2-10pm. 56 Dongsi Batiao,

地坛公园南门

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q See Dining directory under “American.” Tonic Lounge Daily 10am-12.30am. Lobby Level of Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5060) 汤尼 酒廊, 朝阳区北京希尔顿酒店大堂

The Tree Daily noon-2am. 100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) www.treebeijing.com.cn 隐蔽的树, 朝 阳区三里屯酒吧街往西100米友谊旅馆后面三里 屯医院东面

Twilight Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-2am. (Behind Starbucks) 3/F, 0102, Bldg 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 5376) 暮光, 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho5号0102单元3层

Union Bar & Grille See Dining directory under “American.” V.A. Cafe & Bar Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5844 3638) 东城区五道营胡同13号

The World of Suzie Wong Club Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377, clubsuziewong@163.com) www. suziewong.com.cn 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲 1号朝阳公园西门

Writers Bar Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181) 作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街33号, 北京饭店莱 佛士一层

Xian Mon-Fri 5pm-late, Sat-Sun 2pm-late. 1/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8414 9810), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北京酒店1层

Xiu Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-late, Sat-Sun 6pm-late. Park Hyatt (entrance across from the hotel lobby), 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5867 1108) 秀, 朝阳 区朝阳区建国门外大街2号

XP Daily 1pm - 2am. At the intersection between Di’anmen Wai, Nei, Dong and Xidajie, Xicheng District. (6404 9947) 地安门口秋栗香 后边西城区

Yugong Yishan Daily 7pm-late. 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu (100m west of Zhangzizhong Lu subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 2711) 愚公移山, 东城区平安大道张自忠路3-2号 (地铁五号线张自忠路站往西100米)

Zeta Bar Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sun 6pm-3am, Sun close. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5050) 颐达吧, 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1 号希尔顿饭店2层

STYLE BEAUTY PARLORS & SPAS Bodhi Sense Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1495) 朝阳区亮马 桥路46号盛捷副景苑公寓2层

Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat Daily 11am12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) www.bodhi.com.cn 菩提会所, 朝 阳区工体北路17号

Catherine de France Hair & Beauty Salon

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国际SPA养, 1) 朝阳区麦子店街53号; 2) 朝阳 区新源路45号

Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Daily 10am1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center), Chaoyang District. (8532 3122); 2) 60 Donghuamen Ave (near The Peninsula Hotel and Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 9368); 3) B1/F, Eastern Hotel, Nansanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6593 6066) 悠庭保 健会所, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区燕莎桥东方东路19号外 交会所1层(燕莎中心路北100米); 2) 东城区 东城区东华门大街60号(近王府饭店和东方广场); 3) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯南路逸羽酒店1层

Eric Paris Salon Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 5/F, Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie (Financial Street), Xicheng District. (139 1162 6051); 2) 43 Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (135 0137 2971); 3) Lido Hotel, 112 Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 5843) 爱丽克美容美发, 1) 西城区西城区金融大街乙9 号威斯汀大酒店5层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯后街43号; 3) 朝阳区机场路112号丽都饭店

essensuals 1) Daily 10am-10pm. Rm. 105106, Tower F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6585 9288, fax 6585 9388); 2) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 303, 3/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (8444 2388, fax 8444 2488); 3) Daily 9am-10pm. Unit 15/16, 4/F, Chaoyang Joy City, Chaoyang Beilu,Chaoyang District (8551 5800); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 228, B1, Tower B, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (5935 9717) 彩秀, 1) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100国际公 寓F座1层105-106; 2) 朝阳区新源南路1-3号都 汇天地商场3层303号; 3) 朝阳区朝阳北路101号 朝阳大悦城4层15/16号; 4)朝阳区工人体育场北 路8号院三里屯Soho B座B1-228室

Franck Provost Daily 10am-10pm. Shop D2001-1, 2/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 7696/7669) 朝阳区建 国路87号新光天地二层D2001-1店铺

Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails MonFri 7.30am-2am, Sat & Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway 20m west of Argana), Chaoyang District. (6417 5430, buzzculinaryconcepts@gmail.com) 朝阳区幸 福村中路55

Hair & Beauty by Hummingbird Daily 10am-midnight. Unit 103, Bldg 3, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 9119) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新城国际 3号楼103

Heavenly Spa by Westin Daily 9am-10pm. 1) The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888); 2) Daily 9am-10pm. The Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7878) 威斯汀天梦水疗中心, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区东 三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店; 2) 西城区 西城区威斯汀大酒店金融街9B

Herborist Spa Daily 10am-10pm. S9-30, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5179, 6416 5962, 400 888 2155) www.herborist-spa.com 朝阳区三里 屯Village 南区9号楼 S9-30

Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa 1) Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Block 9, Lido Place, 2A Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6299); 2) Daily 11am-12.30am. B1/F, 1 Xindong Lu (next to Shenji Best Soup), Chaoyang District. (8532 2177); 3) Daily 11am-3am. Sunjoy Mansion, 6 Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6502 5722); 4) Daily 10am-12.30am. B/1-3F, Shuncheng Hotel, 26A Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6621 8622); 5) Daily 10am-12 .30am. Bldg 25, Central Park Phase 3, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0015); 6) Daily 11am-1am. Rm 101, Bldg B, Winterless Center, 1 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6538 8086) www.taipan.com.cn 东方 大班保健休闲会所, 1) 朝阳区芳园西路甲2号丽 都广场9号公寓2层; 2) 朝阳区新东路1号沈记靓 汤旁; 3) 朝阳区日坛路6号新族大厦院内; 4) 西 城区西城区金融街甲26号顺成饭店地下一层; 5)

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Origin Spa Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Bldg AB, Lan Chou Ming Zuo, Jiqingli, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 9599) www.benyuan2011.com 本源, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆里蓝筹 名座AB座2层

Peninsula Spa by ESPA 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6090) 东城区东城区王府 井金鱼胡同8号2王府半岛酒店三层

Quan Spa at Marriott Beijing City Wall Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8187) 东城区建国 门南大街7号

The Ritz-Carlton Spa China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (5908 8080/8081) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心 Salon de France Hair and Beauty Salon Daily 10am-8pm. Nali Mall, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 3029, 159 0146 0954, 138 1037 4763, salondefrance.bj@gmail.com) 风色云边美容美发中心, 朝阳区三里屯路那里 市场内

The Spa at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Daily 10am-11pm. 6/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888 ext 8560) 东城区王府井东大 街8号北京王府井希尔顿6层

Spa de Feng Daily noon-midnight. 1) C306, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5100 1330, reservation@spadefeng. com); 2) Binduyuan A204, 15 Zaoying Beili, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639, reservation@spadefeng.com) www. spadefeng.com 临枫男士健康会馆, 1) 朝阳区 光华路2号阳光100 C306; 2) 朝阳区农展北路枣 营北里宾都苑204室

Tai Dian Massage Salon Daily 10am-2am. Rm 305, Bldg 6, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 8200, 5869 0707) 泰殿养生会馆, 朝阳区东三环中路39号建 外Soho6号楼305室

TATA Daily 10am-10pm. Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8511 3880) 朝阳区工体北路工人体育场北门 TicTac Daily 10am-9pm. Suite 2-06, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 6899) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋光 华国际AB座2层06单元

Toni & Guy 1) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Units, 3/F, Tower 8, South Area, Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District. (6417 4188); 2) Daily 10am9pm. 1/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6461 8368); 3) Unit 303, Tower C Office Bldg, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8517 1292); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. 4/F Seasons Place Shopping Centre, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0316); 5) Daily 10am-9pm. Rm105-106, Block F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6585 9288); 6) Daily 10am-9pm. 1/F, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 2646); 7) Daily 10am-10pm. Units F4-04 & 05, ECMall, 1A Danling Jie, Haidian District (8248 3435, fax 8248 3301) 托尼英盖, 1) 朝阳区三里

BODY & HEALTH Elite Nutrition Center 1) Daily 7am-10pm. D-Space, Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8457 8258, info@chinaenc.com.cn); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 0159A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 4538, info@chinaenc. com.cn) www.chinaenc.com.cn 盈奥营养中心, 1) 朝阳区将台路芳园南里9号院7号楼; 2) 朝阳 区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SohoC座0159A

Creation Tattoo Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 4309, 3/F, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 1886, contact@tianxiciqing.com) www.tianxiciqing.com

大街6号新城国际26号楼

Willow Stream Spa Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yongan Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东 里8号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店

Wonderful Massage Center Rm 101, 1/F, Bldg 13, West Gate of Central Park, Chaowai Dajie (across from World City), Chaoyang District. (5243 7258, 133 9161 6582) 朝阳区朝外大 街新城国际西门13号楼1层101室(世界城对面)

Yishengyuan-Beijing Health Center Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun 8.30am-5.30pm, Thu-Fri 8.30am-9.30pm. 8 Fangjiayuan Hutong, Chaoyangmennei Nanxiaojie, Dongcheng District. (6514 0806) http://english.hcpcm.com 颐生院-中医养生保健, 东城区朝阳门内南小街大 方家胡同芳嘉园甲8号

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52号燕莎友谊商城5层; 2) 西城区复兴门内大街 101号6层百盛复兴门店家电部; 3) 朝阳区七圣中 街12号院1号楼B1百盛太阳宫店生活家电区; 4) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地5层生活家电区; 5) 朝阳区霄云路36号国航大厦1801-03室; 6) 西城 区金城坊街金融街417号四层; 7) 海淀区远大路1 号金源新燕莎商城地下1层; 8) 朝阳区建国门外 大街22号赛特购物中心地下二层; 9) 顺义区天竺 镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场4层

天喜刺青, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路39号建外 Soho4号楼3层4309号

Home Decor

镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场LB09; 2) 顺义区天竺镇 花梨坎村南“荣祥广场308室

Cuccina Founded in 2011, Cuccina is a retailer specializing in quality kitchen furnishings and gourmet cookware. Brands include Le Creuset, Swissmar, Microplane, Joseph Joseph, Typhoon, Eva Solo, Lékué, and more. Cuccina’s product line includes everything a serious cook needs, from pots and pans to knives, cooking tools, silicone and metal bakeware, and more. There are plans to open two more stores in 2013. Daily 10am-9pm. 1) 17 Gongti Beilu (across from north gate of Workers’ Stadium, in the same building as Bodhi), Chaoyang District. (6413 0223); 2) Shop 55, 1/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8420 0971) 品厨, 1) 朝阳区工体北路

代MOMA百老汇电影中心, 朝阳区东直门香河园 路1号, 万国城北区(二环路东北角)

Galleries Alliance Française de Pekin 1) 103 Deshengmennei Dajie, Xihai, Xicheng District. (6404 2643); 2) Rm 421, Block 2, Beijing Language and Culture University, 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8230 3619); 3) 18 Gongti Xilu, Guangcai International Mansion, Chaoyang District. (6553 2678) 北京法语培训中心, 1) 西 城区德胜门内大街103号; 2) 海淀区学院路15号 北京语言文化大学教学2号楼421室; 3) 朝阳区工 体西路18号光彩国际公寓

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Capital Library Daily 9am-7.30pm. 88 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6735 8114) www.clcn.net.cn 首都图书馆, 朝阳区东三环 南路88号

Chambers Fine Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Red No.1-D, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (5127 3298, bj@chambersfineart.com) www. chambersfineart.com 前波画廊, 朝阳区草场 地红一号D座

院6号楼御金台53层5306室

Beijing Torana Clean Air Center Air purifiers from Blueair and Alen Air and pollution masks from Totobobo. Free home assessments and delivery. Daily 10am-8.30pm. Unit LB09, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785); 2) 10.30am-6.30pm. Unit 308, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. (8046 1091) www. toranacleanair.com/index.html 1) 顺义区天竺

MOMA) North area of Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) www.sagacinema.com 当

C5 Art Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Courtyard 5, Sanlitun Xiwujie, Chaoyang District. (6460 3950) www.c5art.com 西五画廊, 朝阳区三里屯西五

Yan BeautiCare Yan BeautiCare is the first body-mind salon with exclusive theories and popular massage techniques to China. Improve your body and mind through unique skeletal adjustment technology (balance correction of the neck and pelvis) to improve the body’s discomfort and promote mental and physical health balance. Professional techniques and perspective, dedicated attitude and responsibility, personalized and customized services. F/53 Rm 5306, Yujin Tai, Bldg 6, Yard 7, East Third Ring Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路7号 Lily’s Antiques Furniture 1) Daily 8.30am6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 69 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) (8579 2458); 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) www.lilysantiques.com 华伦古 典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑店家俱一条街69号; 2) 通州区工厂地址,通州区宋庄镇白庙村工业大院

Linfeng Tibetan Artistic Firm 1) Daily 8.30am-8.30 pm. Stall 1, Row B, Panjiayuan Market, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@ lftibetanart.cn); 2) 158 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@ lftibetanart.cn) www.lftibetanart.cn 北京灵峰 藏艺古典家具店, 1) 朝阳区潘家园市场乙排1号; 2) 朝阳区高碑店家具街158号

Torana Tibetan Rugs Daily 10am-8.30pm. Unit LB09, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广 场LB09

EGG Gallery 327 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6432 8089, eggartgallery@ sina.com) www.eggartgallery.cn 朝阳区朝阳 区草场地327号

Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne-Beijing TueSun 11am-6.30pm. 104 Caochangdi Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6433 3393, fax 6433 0203) www.galerieursmeile.com 麦勒 画廊, 朝阳区草场地村104号

Imagine Gallery Tue-Sun, 10.30am-5.30pm. 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6438 5747, 139 1091 7965, laetitia.gauden@imagine-gallery.com) www.imagine-gallery. com 想象画廊, 朝阳区来广营东路同达生态园对 面费家村东路8号艺术工作室

Jiali Gallery Thu-Sat, 2-7pm, and by appointment. 4 Beijixiang Hutong, one Hutong south of Xiang'er Hutong on the eastern side of the road, Dongcheng District. (8402 5613) www. jialigallery.com, www.facebook.com/JialiGallery 家里画廊, 东城区北吉祥胡同4号

Pace Beijing Tue-Sun 11am-7pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9781) www.pacebeijing.com 朝阳区 酒仙桥路2号大山子艺术区

Pekin Fine Arts Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 241,Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (5127 3220) www.pekinfinearts.com

17号(工体北门对面); 2) 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号 颐堤港商场地铁层店铺号LG55

艺门画廊, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地村241号

SURGE Art Courtyard 10am-6pm (Mon-Fri). 6 Babaokeng Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6407 5314, info@affordableartbeijing.com) http://www.affordableartchina.com 买得起艺 术节, 东城区八宝坑胡同6号

Tian Zi Hong International Dance Training Center No.39 Doufuchi Hutong, Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区豆腐池胡

屯Village南区8号楼3层3单元; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区 东三环北路东方路1号希尔顿酒店大堂1层; 3) 朝 阳区建国门外大街2号银泰中心写字楼C座3层303 商铺; 4) 西城区金城纺街2号金融街购物中心四 层L404; 5) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100国际公寓F 座105-106号; 6) 东城区东长安街1号东方广场 汇贤豪庭1层; 7) 海淀区丹棱街甲1号欧美汇购物 中心4层04-05

The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6922) 朝阳区朝阳门外

Haidian District. (157 1286 9044, info@iqairchina.com); 8) 10am-10pm. B2/F, Scitech Plaza, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing, Chaoyang District. (188 1020 5987, info@iqair-china.com); 9) 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, info@iqair-china. com) www.iqair-china.com 1) 朝阳区亮马桥路

IQ Air Swiss precision and technology have been bringing air-cleaning solutions inside our homes since 1963. 1) Daily 10am10pm. 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0136 1601, info@iqair-china. com); 2) 10am-8pm. 6/F, Parkson Plaza, 101 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (157 1286 8485, info@iqair-china.com); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, Parkson Plaza Taiyanggong, Bldg 1, 12 Qi Sheng Zhongjie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Chaoyang District. (157 1286 8454, info@iqair-china.com); 4) Daily 10am10pm. 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5738 2401, info@iqairchina.com); 5) Daily 9am-6pm. Rm 1801-03, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 5800, info@iqair-china.com); 6) Daily 10am-9pm. 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0179, info@iqair-china.com); 7) Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm. B1/F, Golden Resources New Yansha Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu,

Villa Lifestyles Villa Lifestyles has been serving the Beijing community for more than five years. Providing you with quality name brand products backed by great service, they have the widest selection of BBQs and accessories, the Mosquito Magnet, trampolines, IQAir air purifiers, Bissell Vacuums and more. Stop by their Shunyi showroom or visit their website to have a look at what’s new. Daily 10am-9pm. B1/F, 03A Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, info@villalifestyles.cn) www.villalifestyles.cn 顺义区天竺 镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场地下1层03A

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9269) www.ucca.org.cn 尤伦斯当代艺术 中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

White Space Beijing Tue-Sun noon-6pm. Airport Service Road, No. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054) www.alexanderochs-galleries.de 空白空间, 朝阳区机场辅 路草场地255号

Yuanfen Flow Qixing Donglu (off 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, near At Cafe), Chaoyang District. http://yuanfenflow.org 缘分汇, 朝阳区4酒仙桥 路合七星东路(近爱特咖啡)

Bookstores

miscellaneous

The Bookworm 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. First courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@ beijingbookworm.com); 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507) 书虫书吧, 1) 顺义区崔各庄乡,何

Caffe O’Henry’s Tue-Fri 4pm-midnight, SatSun 10am-midnight. Rm 201, Bldg 2, China View, 1 Gongti East Road, Chaoyang District. (138 1169 1305, projectohenry@gmail.com) 朝

各庄村一号院; 2) 朝阳区工体北路4号院

Cinemas Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC

阳区工人体育场东路1号中国红街大厦2号楼201室

Koryo Tours and Gallery Mon-Fri 10am-6pm or by appointment. East yard, 27 Beisanlitun Nan, Chaoyang District. (6416 7544, info@ koryogroup.com) www.koryogroup.com, www.koryostudio.com 朝阳区北三里屯南27

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Montpelier Group A1501, LG Twin Towers, 12 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5879 4899 ext 211) www.montpeliergroup. com 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号LG双子 座大厦西塔1501A

Jiugulou Community Charity Theater No. 145 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (18610967776) 旧鼓楼社区公益小剧场, 东城区 旧鼓楼大街145号

Zajia 1pm- late. Hong En Daoist Temple (behind Bell Tower, beside Dia market and Contempio bar) Doufuchi Hutong, Xicheng District. ((English) 15601122252, zajialab@126. com) http://site.douban.com/124288/, http:// www.facebook.com/Zajia.Beijing.Project. Space 杂家, 西城区旧鼓楼大街豆腐池胡同宏恩 观前殿 (钟楼菜市场旁) 地铁鼓楼大街站B口出向 南200米路东胡同内100米

Theaters Forbidden City Concert Hall Inside Zhongshan Park, Xichang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6559 8285) www.fcchbj.com 中山公园音乐 堂, 西城区西长安街中山公园内

National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) www.chncpa.org 国家大剧院, 西 城区西长安街2号

Penghao Theater 35 Dongmianhua Hutong (south gate of the Central Academy of Drama, between Nanluogu Xiang and Jiaodaokou Nandajie), Dongcheng District. (6400 6452/72) 蓬蒿剧场, 东城区东棉花胡同35号(中 央戏剧学院南门, 南锣鼓巷和交道口南大街之间)

FC Group (139 1109 8002 [Colin], colin@ fcgroup.org) International Newcomers’ Network Function Room, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110, innbeijing@hotmail.com) www.innbeijing.org 朝阳区新源南路6号京城大 厦康乐中心3层

COOKING SCHOOLS Black Sesame Kitchen 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. (136 9147 4408, blacksesamekitchen@gmail.com) www.blacksesamekitchen.com 东城区黑芝麻胡同3号 The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 3355, info@ the-hutong.com) www.thehutong.com 东城区 九道湾中巷胡同1号(北新桥地铁站东南边)

Hutong Cuisine Trained chef Zhou Chunyi can adapt her lessons in traditional Guangdong and Sichuan cooking for families or kids. Classes size: 1-6 people. RMB 220/person. Market tour: RMB 70/person. Daily class: TueSun, 10am-2pm; Market tour: 9-10am. Courtyard 3, West Bldg, Shajing Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (8401 4788, 134 2631 7097, chef@hutongcuisine.com) www. hutongcuisine.com 东城区南锣鼓巷沙井胡同 3号楼西房

Education Beijing Contemporary Music Academy No. 68 Yunjingnan Dajie,, Tongzhou District. (81515526) www.bjcma.com 北京现代音乐学

sion corrective surgery and preventative care. On-site shop sells frames and lenses. The VIP clinic has English-speaking staff, many trained overseas. Can direct bill to many international insurance companies. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. 1,4,5/F Panjiayuan Plaza, 12 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6773 2700, customerservice@intecheye.com) www.intecheye.com 英 智眼科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园大 厦1,4,5层

Beijing DCN Orthopedic Hospital Daily 24hrs. 19 Fushi Lu, Haidian District. (5271 3366, 5271 3366 (fax), health@dcn.org.cn) www.dcn.org.cn 德尔康尼骨科医院版权所有, 海淀区阜石路19号

Beijing Dental (186 1846 3696, 8581 8320 weekdays only, beijingdental@yahoo.cn) www.beijing-dental.com Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) offers medical services both Chinese and western families with JCI (Joint Commission International) standard. HMC is strategic partner of PHMI and cooperates with Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School— Boston Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Located next to Olympic Forest Park, HMC covers an area of 13,000 square meters. HMC is a medical center in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. A2 Xiaoguan Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6499 0000, contact@ hmcare.org) www.hmcare.net 朝阳区北苑路 小关北里甲2号

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SPORTS HIKING & camping Beijing Hikers Suite 1907, Bldg 107, Jiangfu Jiayuan, Tuofangying Lu, Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, info@beijinghikers.com) www.beijinghikers.com 朝阳区 酒仙桥驼房营路将府家园107号楼1907

Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581) www. chinahiking.cn 蒲公英远足-

TEAM SPORTS Aardvarks Rugby Club (135 2224 8133, aardvarksrfc@yahoo.com) 地豚橄榄球俱乐部 Beijing Devils Rugby Football Club (beijing_rugby@yahoo.com) www. beijingdevils.com ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6, coaching@wanguoqunxing.com) www.clubfootball. com.cn 万国群星足球俱乐部, 朝阳区酒仙桥路14 号兆维华登大厦A1区3门212室

International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) (1571 005 0115, info@iffc1994.com) www.iffc1994.com

YOGA & PILATES D-Space Daily 7am-10pm. Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8457 8258) 朝阳区将台路芳园南里9 号院7号楼

Iso Fit Units C-2-86, Upper East Side, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (info@pilates. cn) www.pilates.cn 朝阳区阳光上东东四环北路

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Beijing Foreign Studies University 2 Xisanhuan Beilu, Haidian District. (8881 1114) www.bfsu.edu.cn 北京外国语大学, 海淀区西

Beijing United Family Hospital Dental Clinic Provides comprehensive dental services for families, including cleaning, crown and bridges, dental implants, fillings, tooth whitening and more. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7058) www.ufh.com.cn 北京和 睦家医院牙科, 朝阳区将台路2号

Bioscor Beijing Clinic Rm 1008, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5706/7, beijng@bioscor.com.cn) www.bioscor.com.cn 澳保加医疗美容诊所, 朝阳区光华路 12号数码01大厦1008室(嘉里中心对面)

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Tue, Wed, Thur and Sat 9.30am-6.30pm,. Beijing Internal Medical Center, S110, 1/F, Lufthansa Center Office building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6464 9828, 8448 3449) 朝阳区北京国

CMS Clinic American cosmetic/aesthetic medical services including botox/fillers, laser skin treatments, hair loss/removal, cosmetic surgery and anti-aging therapies for men and women. Free consultations available. Beijing Tower (Chang’an Club Bldg) 7/F, Suite 701, 10 East Chang’an Ave., Dong Cheng District. (010) 6559-6769. www.cmsclinic.com 北京西

Beijing Mandarin School Rm 904, 9/F, ETower, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6508 1026) www.beijingmandarinschool.com 北京 普通话学校, 朝阳区光华路数码01大厦9层904

Dongfang Shangshu No. 12 Beixia Wazi Hutong (just off of Beiluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (13681343888) 东方尚书, 东城区北锣鼓巷北下洼子12号院

美斯医疗美容诊所,东城区东长安街10号, 长 安俱乐部7层

Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3361, Contact@ mandarin-plus.org) www.mandarin-plus.org

Cosmetic Surgery Center 38 Shangdi Xinxi Lu, Haidian District. (8289 0216) www.sar.com. cn 北医三院上地门诊部医学美容中心, 海淀区上

卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho, B1-535

Rutgers EMBA Program 5/F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5877 1706/7) www.rutgersinasia.com 新泽西州立大学EMBA项目, 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街16号中国人寿大厦5层

Medical Services Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital Daily 8am-4.30pm. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 2388 24hr hotline, 800 610 6200) www.amcare.com.cn 北京美中 宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路9号

Bayley & Jackson Medical Center MonSat 9am-6pm. 7 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, billing@ikang.com) www. bjhealthcare.com 庇利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区 日坛东路7号

Beijing International SOS Clinic One of the world’s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance company with 66% of the world’s Fortune 500 companies choosing International SOS. Since 1989, International SOS has led international-standard medical care in China, with a 24/7 alarm center hotline, a dedicated air ambulance, four international quality clinics staffed with expat and foreign doctors and 200+ network of medical service partners. Offers 24/7 Emergency Services, GP, Pediatrics, Gynecology, specialists, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Optometry. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: 6462 9112, 24hr hotline 6462 9100, china.inquiries@ internationalsos.com) www.clinicsinchina. com, www.internationalsos.com 北京国际救

Beijing 21st Century Hospital Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm; 24-hr house call service. 1-2/F, 21st Century Plaza, A40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8444 6168 (English/Chinese), 8444 6169 (Japanese/ Korean)) http://www.21-hospital.com 朝阳区亮

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朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing International SOS Dental, Orthodontics Clinic Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333) www.clinicsinchina.com 北京国际SOS齿科,畸齿矫正诊所,

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Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Beijing Daily 9am-9pm (after 9pm minimal staff on duty). 9/F, office tower of the Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6501 4260, 6553 2288 ext 2345/6/7) www.hkclinic.com 北京港澳国际医务诊所, 东 城区朝阳门北大街2号港澳中心瑞士酒店办公 楼9层

International Medical Center (IMC) Foreign doctors on-site offering a wide range of medical services, including family medicine, psychological services, dental, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics and TCM. Drop-in services for travelers; x-rays and ultrasounds available on-site. English, Chinese, Arabic and Russian spoken. Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, marketing@imcclinics.com) 北京国际医疗中心,朝阳 区亮马桥路50 号燕莎中心写字楼1层S106

Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic Daily 24hrs. K-01, Bldg 19, Harmony Business Center, Liyuan Street, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (6456 2599) www.ncich.com. cn 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊部, 顺义区天竺镇丽

Atelier Rm 202, Building C, Jinxiu Yuan, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (atelier@ atelier.cn.com) www.atelier.cn.com 啊特黎尔, 朝阳区朝阳区幸福村中路锦绣园C楼202室

苑街荣和商业中心19号楼K-01

The Capital Club 50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 260, member@thecapitalclub.com) www. thecapitalclub.com

Beijing Puhua International Clinic Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8773 5522, 8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuaclinic. com 北京普华门诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路54号

China Culture Center (CCC) Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341/1041, info@chinaculturecenter.org) www.chinaculturecenter.org 朝阳区亮马桥路 29号安家楼肯特中心院内

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睦家医院, 朝阳区将台路2号

际医疗中心中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中 心写字楼一层 S110

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Community Groups

Culture Yard Daily 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 4166, contact@cultureyard.net) www.cultureyard.net 东

thousands of Beijing’s expatriate and Chinese families. BJU features an international team of doctors from more than 20 countries and since 2005, it has been consistently reaccredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Since 1997, BJU’s multilingual staff has provided professional expertise with heartfelt care. The hospital and clinics offer a full range of medical services. In addition to departments of family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and dentistry, BJU has attracted top medical professionals in cardiology, neurology, internal medicine, dermatology, psychological health, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, integrative medicine, ophthalmology and ENT. Mon-Sat 8.30am5.30pm. 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) www.ufh.com.cn 北京和

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital 15 years of eye care experience, including emergency treatment, telephone consultations, laser vi-

Beijing Puhua International Hospital 12 Tiantan Nanli (800m west of the South Gate of the Temple of Heaven), Chongwen District. (8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuachina. com 崇文区天坛南里12号(天坛南门往西800米) Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) offers international-standard care to

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Joinway Dental Clinic Joinway Dental is a leading dental clinic in Beijing. Proficient in cosmetic dentistry and implants; services include preventive dental care, oral and teeth treatments. Striving for perfection from the treatment design to the treatment procedure, and following up patients after all treat-

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DIRECTORY ments.Also providing more than 20 different international insurance companies direct billing service. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 11D, Bldg D, Oriental Kenzo Plaza, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8447 6092/93, 132 6181 6708/139 0109 6692 English, joinway@ dentalcn.com) www.dentalcn.com 北京久

Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, vista@vista-china.net) www. vista-china.net 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号 嘉里中心3层

religious organizations Congregation of the Good Shepherd COGS is an active faith community of expatriate Christians. 3/F, Athletic Club, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (cogs@fastmail.fm) www.cogs-bj.org

汇口腔诊所, 东城区东直门外大街48号银座大 厦D座11D

May Flower Dental 1) Rm 03-06, 3/F, Tower 2, China World Office, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 8033, info@mayflowerdental.com.cn); 2) 3/F, Bldg 2, Yingtai Business Center, 28 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6657 8833, info@mayflowerdental. com.cn) www.mayflowerdental.com.cn 五月

朝阳区新源南路京城俱乐部3层

Beijing International Christian Fellowship BICF is an international nondenominational church in Beijing China with people from over 70 nations. It is multicultural, Bible-centered gathering for foreign passport holders. Services are conducted in 9 different languages including Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, Chinese, French, etc. Visitors can attend Sunday services and classes in multiple locations. (8454 3468, information@ bicf.org) www.bicf.org 北京国际基督教联合会

花口腔诊所, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街国贸写字 楼2座3层03-06; 2) 西城区金融大街28号盈泰 中心2号楼3层

New Century International Children’s Hospital (NCICH) Daily 8am-5pm (full services), daily 24hrs (A+E services). 56 Nanlishi Lu (next to the east gate of the Beijing Children’s Hospital), Xicheng District. (6802 5588) www. ncich.com.cn 北京新世纪国际儿童医院, 西城区 南礼士路56号 (北京儿童医院东门南侧)

OASIS Dental Clinic For dental emergencies, call our 24-hour hospital line at 400 876 2747. Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. For appointments call 5985 0305. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5985 0305) 朝阳区酒仙 桥北路9号

OASIS Healthcare Daily 24hrs (emergency care), Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm, Sun 8.30-12.30am. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (400 UR OASIS (876 2747)) www.oasishealth.cn 明德医院, 朝阳区朝阳区 酒仙桥北路9号

United Family CBD Clinic The United Family CBD Clinic is United Family Healthcare’s (UFH’s) sixth satellite clinic in Beijing and will be staffed by bilingual doctors and nurses who are committed to providing the highquality, international-standard care unique to United Family. Mon-Sat 9.30am-6.30pm. Suite 3017, Bldg AB, Vantone Center, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5907 1266) http:// beijing.ufh.com.cn/en/locations/beijingunited-cbd-clinic/ 和睦家朝外诊所, 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街6号万通中心AB座2层3017室

United Family Jianguomen Health and Wellness Center United Family Jianguomen Health and Wellness Center is a satellite clinic of BJU located in the St. Regis complex in the heart of Beijing's Central Business District. The clinic makes high-quality healthcare accessible to CBD residents and employees. It offers integrative medicine, family counseling services, and provides health checkups for immigration purposes. Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm,1pm-3.30pm. B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 1221; 8532 1678 (immigration clinic)) www.ufh.com.cn 和

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You’ll be ova the moon with these Easter eggs at the JW Marriott. doctors and bilingual nurses will ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality medical care available. The Shunyi Clinic is a satellite facility of BJU. Like other BJU satellite facilities, the Shunyi Clinic strictly adheres to Joint Commission International (JCI) and international infection control standards. Mon-Thu 9.30am-7.30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4 .30pm. Unit 806, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) www.ufh.com. cn 和睦家顺义诊所, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广 场806号

United Family Shunyi Dental Clinic United Family Shunyi Dental Clinic is located in Pinnacle Plaza, just around the corner from the United Family Shunyi Clinic. A multinational clinic staff of experienced doctors and bilingual nurses will ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality dental care available. Like other BJU satellite facilities, the Shunyi Dental Clinic strictly adheres to Joint Commission International (JCI) standards, which enables the Shunyi Dental Clinic to be officially recognized as an international-standard dental clinic. Mon-Thu 9am-7.20pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5.30pm. 818 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 1102) www.ufh. com.cn 和睦家顺义牙科诊所, 顺义区天竺开发 区荣祥广场818

睦家建国门保健中心, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号 北京国际俱乐部饭店公寓楼地下1层

里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing United Psychological Health Center (5927 7067) 1) Inside Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic, Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (fcreception@ufh.com.cn); 2) Inside Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center, B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (fcreception@ ufh.com.cn); 3) Inside Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (fcreception@ufh.com.cn) www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家

50号燕莎中心写字楼1层S106

霄云路38号现代汽车大厦901-3号

Turkish Airlines W103, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1867) www.thy.com 土耳其航空, 亮马桥路50 号燕莎中心W103

Travel Agencies Beijing Citybus Tour Service Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 650 0760) www.citybustour.com 北京赛 笛芭诗城市观光旅行社, 朝阳区建国门外大街22 号赛特大厦1207室

Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) 18 Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District (150 1008 9588) www.travelingislife.com 朝阳 区朝阳门 南大街 18号

Country Holidays Rm 2804, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (+21 3222 0616, beijing@countryholidays.com.cn) www. countryholidays.com.cn 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho11号楼2804

Ninety Percent Travel (151 1791 6648, info@90percenttravel.com) www.90percenttravel.com SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340, info@ snapadventures.com) www.snapadventures. com Sunflower Travel 22D, Bldg B, Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (8447 6361) www. sunflowertravel-cn.com, Dongcheng District. (8447 6361) 东城区东直门外大街48号东方银 座B座22D)

Wan Lin Tours (186 0112 6254, wanlin@ xs4all.nl) www.wanlinbicycletours.com TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, private-tours@tui.cn) www.tui. cn 途易, 东城区建国门内大街7号光华长安大厦 2座921-926

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Beijing International SOS Clinic Family Counseling Center Suite 105, Bldg 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333, china.inquiries@internationalsos. com) www.internationalsos.com, www.clinicsinchina.com 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源

Peking University Sixth Hospital (Institute of Mental Health) Mon-Fri 8-11.30am and 1.30-5pm, Sat 8-11.30am. 51 Huayuanbeilu (100m north of Peking University Third Hospital), Haidian District. (8280 1989 (English), Chinese (8280 1984), dr_tian@126.com) www.pkuh6.cn 北京大学第六医院(精神卫生

United Family New Hope Oncology Center The United Family New Hope Oncology Center offers a unique new concept in international-standard cancer treatment. New Hope’s goal is to provide patients with the most up-to-date treatment options from a multidisciplinary team of oncologists, specialist physicians, and healthcare professionals. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 9-11 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7008) www.ufh. com.cn 和睦家启望中心, 朝阳区朝阳区将台

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IMC Psychological and Family Counseling Services Daily 24hrs. S106, 1/F, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0131 9796, 6465 1561/2/3) www.imcclinics.com 朝阳区亮马桥路

和睦家亮马诊所, 朝阳区东方东路19号1号楼会所 27号(外交人员公寓B区官舍16号)

Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) www.koreanair.com.cn 朝阳区

光华路1号嘉里中心3层

医院诊所, 1) 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场818单 元北京和睦家医院诊所内; 2) 朝阳区建国门外 大街21号北京国际俱乐部饭店公寓楼地下1层北 京和睦家健康中心内; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京 和睦家医院内

United Family Liangma Clinic United Family Liangma Clinic serves Beijing’s diplomatic area, providing internationally-accredited Family Medicine services. A multinational clinic staff of experienced doctors and bilingual nurses will ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality medical care available. Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm. 2/F, Grand Summit, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7005) http://beijing.ufh.com.cn/ en/locations/beijing-united-liangma-clinic/

United Family Shunyi Clinic United Family Shunyi Clinic serves Beijing’s suburban area and international school district with internationally-accredited family medicine, pediatrics, rehabilitation (physical therapy), psychological counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, laboratory, and pharmacy services. A multinational clinic staff of experienced

dermatology, ENT, TCM, physiotherapy, psychiatry, imaging laboratory and pharmacy service. Also offers pre- and postnatal care and infant health check-ups. English-speaking staff onsite 24hrs a day. A consultation with a GP costs RMB 660. Direct billing with more than 40 international insurance providers. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, vista@vista-china. net) www.vista-china.net 维世达诊所, 朝阳区

Airlines Emirates Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. 1003, Tower A, Eagle Run Plaza, 26 Xiao Yun Road, Chao Yang District, Chaoyang District. (400 882 2380) www.emirates.com

Vista Medical Center Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/ GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology,

Vista Medical Center Vista’s mental health care team includes a psychiatrist, two psychologists and a counselor. They offer counseling for interpersonal issues, including marriage, divorce and parenting, emotional disorders including depression, grief, anxiety, as well as stress and anger management. They also specialize in working with children and their families as they navigate expat life in China. They work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Our counseling services are available in English, Japanese, Persian, Hindi and Chinese. Medical prescriptions are available. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1

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Front-End Web Developer International School of Beijing invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Front-End Web Developer. You are welcome to send your application, resume, at least two reference letters from previous employers, and a cover letter in English to recruitment@ isb.bj.edu.cn. The full job description can be found at www.isb.bj.edu.cn Services - Accommodation see more at www.thebeijinger.com  Beijing Service Apartment for Rent Daily/Monthly/Yearly @ Sublet.CN FULL SERVICE: 24H Hotline: 008610-6493-8285, 6491-2993 Email: subletcn@gmail.com Website: http://www.sublet.cn Dongzhimen/Sanlitun Area: Seasons Park - 海晟名苑: Studio, 47m² with open kitchen, ¥399/ night or ¥6,000/month; 1 Br, 65-75m², ¥580/night or ¥8,500-9,000/ month; 2 Br, 100m², ¥12,000 2 Br, 128m², ¥13,500 2+1 Br, 148m², ¥15,000 3 Br, 160m², ¥16,000 3 Br, 205m², ¥24,000 East Avenue – 逸盛阁: 1 Br, 85m², from ¥ 10,000 1 Br, 100m², ¥ 12,000 2 Br, 130m², ¥ 15,000 Shimao Gongsan Plaza – 世茂工三: Studio, 64 – 90 m², from ¥ 9,500 1 Br, 103 – 112 m², from ¥ 14,000 2 Br, 140 m², from ¥18,000 Tunsanli/Yongli International –屯三里/ 永利国际 Studio, 64 – 70 m², from ¥ 8,000 1 Br LOFT, 110 m², from ¥ 13,500 New MOMA –万国城: Studio, 100m², ¥8,500 2 Br, 140m², ¥14,000 3 Br, 245m², ¥20,000 Sanlitun SOHO –三里屯SOHO: 1 Br, 120m², ¥15,000 2 Br, 150m², ¥18,000 2 Br, 170m² ¥20,000 3+1 Br, 245m², ¥33,000 3+1 Br, 260m², ¥35,000 International Wonderland –首开幸福 广场: 1 Br, 95-120m², ¥8,500 2 Br, 125 - 140m², ¥13,000 Regentland/Worker Stadium/DongsishItiao –瑞士公寓: 1 Br, 80 - 95m², ¥11,000 2 Br, 125m², ¥16,000 3 Br, 140m², ¥18,000 Guangcai Int’l Apartment –光彩国际: 3 Br. 217m², ¥23,000 4 Br. 270m², ¥25,000 CBD Area: Central Park - 新城国际: Studio, 75m², ¥11,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥14,000 2 Br. 125m², ¥19,000 2 Br. 130m² duplex, ¥20,000 3 Br. 190m², ¥25,000 3 Br. 220m², ¥ 28,000 4 Br. 265m², ¥33,000 Windsor Avenue - 温莎大道: 1 Br. 90m², ¥10,000 2 Br. 158m², ¥18,000 3 Br. 300m², ¥25,000 Fortune Plaza - 财富中心: Studio. 70m², ¥9,500 1 Br. 90 m², ¥13,000 2 Br. 140m², ¥17,000 3 Br. 205m², ¥19,000 Global Trade Mansion - 世贸国际: Studio. 80m², ¥9,000

2 Br. 170m², ¥18,000 3 Br. 260m², ¥27,000 CBD Private Castle - 圣世一品: 2 Br. 115m², ¥10,000 2 Br. 148m², ¥15,000 3 Br. 170m², ¥18,000 Lufthansa Area: Beijing SOHO Residences - SOHO北京 公馆: 1 Br. 80m², ¥13,000 3 Br. 245m², ¥ 25,000 Gemini Grove - 星源汇 1 Br. 80m², ¥11,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥13,000 Dawanglu Area: China Central Place - 华贸中心: 1 Br. 90m², ¥9,500 2 Br. 125m², ¥15,000 3 Br. 165m², ¥18,000 Gemdale Int›l Garden - 金地国际: 2 Br. 148m², ¥17,000 3 Br. 199m², ¥22,000 Chaoyang Park Area: Palm Spring - 棕榈泉: 2 Br. 138m², ¥15,000 3 Br. 192m², ¥20,000 3 Br. 218m², ¥25,000 Park Avenue - 公园大道: 2 Br. 174m², ¥16,000 3 Br. 180m², ¥18,000 3 Br. 193m², ¥26,000 Oceanwide Int’l Residential District - 泛 海国际: 3 Br. 185m², ¥16,000 4 Br. 245m², ¥23,000 Greenlake Place - 观湖国际: 3 Br. 173m², ¥14,000 3 Br. 192m², ¥16,000 4 Br. 260m², ¥26,000 Beijing Golf Palace - 高尔夫公寓: 3 Br. 270m², ¥29,000 Star River - 星河湾: 3+1 Br. 260m², ¥26,000 Courtyard for Lease: Dongzhimen 3 Br Courtyard, 150m2, ¥30,000 Forbidden City 5 Br Villa 320m2 Courtyard, ¥80,000 Beijing Professional Property Agency FourStar Realty has wonderful courtyards and apartments, offer all real info real photos on website: www.shanghome.cn Phone: 010-64200262 Email: lease@shanghome.cn Services - Relocation Firms see more at www.thebeijinger.com Asian Express is an expert in international, domestic, local household goods and office moving, storage and full relocation services. We have been servicing Mainland China since 1979, which makes us one of the most experienced moving companies. Call today and get an obligation FREE quotation from our multilingual expat staff. Tel: (010) 8580-1471 Fax: (010) 8580-1475 Email: beijing@aemovers.com.hk Website: www.aemovers.com.hk Services - General see more at www.thebeijinger.com Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS) is an active faith community of expatriate Christians. We embrace denominational diversity; affirm a common, Biblical faith as set out in the historic creeds; and offer Christ-centered,

liturgical worship. Weekly worship is complemented by Sunday School for children, along with opportunities for participation through service projects, small groups, choir, and other activities. Services - Business Center see more at www.thebeijinger.com  ITTN Business Center, based on E-Top Electronic City in China Silicon Valley Zhongguancun Innovation Zone, occupying 2,000sqm on 20th floor, is scheduled to expand to the whole building(F1-F20) by the end of 2013. * Neighbored with top academic and research institutes, including Peking University, Qinghua University, China Academy of Science, etc… * Highly accessible by subway lines 4 and 10, 30 mins to the airport and walking distances to hotels. * A flexible and cost effective way to have your Full time office, Virtual office, and Hotdesking, sign today, start tomorrow. * Practical, hands-on support service for tenants, including tech showcase, China business guide, B2B online system access, networking and partnering, market research, due diligence, business development, etc… * Government subsidy for rental & funding available for successful tech transfer deal 1. Office standard Package 7 RMB /sqm per day leasing for tenant (including property management fee) 2. Virtual office Package Domiciliation service---a business address that’s just like being there yourself; Bilingual telephone answering support; Fax and Mail handling service 3. Hot-desking Package 1-week lease: 1500 RMB/workstation; 2-weeks up lease: 1500 RMB/workstation for 1st week, followed by 1000 RMB since the 2nd week 4. Conference room service: Well-equipped with audio-visual facilities, projector and IT infrastructure, give your meetings a new dimension in comfort. (50 % discount for the tenants) 5. Technology transfer business development support: Technology showcase: LCD display, panel display, prototype show; Chinese Biz Guide: Newsletter Circulation on tech request and business opportunity in Chinese market; B2B Online System; Networking and partnering support. 6. One-Stop Solution service: Registration, accounting, translation, HR & logistic, legal and IPR expertise, and administrative support SBC Business Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Hotline: +86 10 59231166 Http: www.sbc.com.hk SBC was founded in 1995 as a leading business service and company register agency in Hong Kong. SBC is your best partner in setting up your representative office and in looking for instant office or virtual office services. In Beijing, SBC provides 52 offices to you, with over 2300sqm space. At SBC, our mission is to facilitate you to open the door to the world of maximum possibilities with minimum cost. Top Product: 1. Instant Office, 2. Virtual Office , 3. Conference Service, 4. Registration Support. Add: 11/F, Tower A, Gateway, No. 18 Xiaguangli, North Road, East Third Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Regus is the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Tel: +86 400 120 1205, www.regus.cn 1. Regus China Life Tower: 5/F China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Street, Chaoyang District. 中国北京朝阳区朝阳门外大街16号中

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CLASSIFIEDS 国人寿大厦5层 2. Regus China World Tower 3:15/F China World Tower 3, 1Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District. 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸中心3座15层 3. Regus IFC [New]: 10/F, IFC East Tower, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District中国北 京朝阳区建国门外大街8号国际金融中心10层 4. Regus Kerry Centre: 11/F Kerry Centre,North Tower, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District中 国北京朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心北楼11层 5. Regus Lufthansa Center: C203 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎 中心C203 6. Regus NCI Tower: 15/F NCI Tower, 12 A Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大街甲12号新华保 险大厦15层 7. Regus Pacific Century Place: 14/F IBM Tower, PCP, 2A Workers Stadium Road North, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区工体北路 甲2号IBM大厦14层 8. Regus Prosper Center [New]: 6/F Tower 2, Prosper Center: No.5 Guang Hua Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区光华路5号 世界财富中心2号楼6层 9. Regus Financial Street Excel Centre: 12/F Financial Street Excel Centre,6 Wudinghou Street, Xicheng District 中国北京西城区武定 侯街6号卓著国际金融中心12层 10. Regus Zhongguancun Metropolis Tower: 7/F Metropolis Tower,2 Dongsan Street, Zhongguancun Xi Zone, Haidian District 中国北京海淀区中关村西区东三街2号欧美 汇大厦7层 11. Regus China Central Place [Coming soon] 9/F Tower 2 China Central Place, 79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京市朝阳区建国路79号华贸中心(2号 楼)9层100025 12. Regus Parkview Green [Coming soon] 15/F Office Building A, Parkview Green, 9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District Vantone Commercial Center provides tenants a fully serviced office and conference center environment in the heart of both Chaoyang Business District and Financial Street. Our center located on the top floors of Vantone Center Tower D offers you fantastic panoramic views with professionally trained staff to support all your daily business needs. New World Vantone Business Center is ideally situated along the 2nd Ring Rd inside a landmark building. In addition, we have inhouse catering available to offer you the convenience of hosting events without seeking outside vendors. The Center is outfitted with high-end telecommunication, conference audio, video, lighting and office equipment ensuring unsurpassed quality and efficiency. www.VantoneCommercialCenter.com Tel: 010 8804 7200,5905 5905 Services - Translation/Writing see more at www.thebeijinger.com  PrimeTrans offers comprehensive translation services that help you overcome your business barriers. Quality, prompt and worry-free! Call George: 010 81732035, 13501089053, primetrans2000@gmail.com Micromice Translation: Free for First 100 Words! Staffs from China Daily offer you most reliable and qualified translation. 100 language,5000 linguistic experts, all types of files and meetings. 13801130910, steven.zhang@micromice.com.cn Services - Air Purifiers

Service - Agents: Real Estate see more at www.thebeijinger.com Real Estate Law Service Our experienced real estate attorneys provide quality legal services to help foreign citizens to purchase and sell real properties in China. We also do related litigations. 10th Floor, China World Tower, No.1 Jianguo Menwai Avenue,Beijing 100004. Tel: (8610) 5706 8302. Email: realestate@jtnfa.com. Website: www.jtnfa.com JRE Corporate has rapidly expanded since its foundation into one of the largest real estate companies focusing on residential services. We boast the widest range of properties, the lowest prices and the value-added complete after-sales services throughout the whole lease term. Tel:5108 8028, 5108 8048, 13701080877 Fax: 5108 8039 Email: Joanna@ joannarealestate. com.cn Services - Online shopping see more at www.thebeijinger.com  SUPER IPTV offers 64 international channels in HDMI quality, delivered to your television through a set top box via a broadband connection, No dish installation, Much like cable services back home, which makes this one of the best ways to get your favorite channels including HBOHD,FOX MOVIES,STAR MOVIES, CNN, BBC, CNBC, STAR WORLD, AXN, FOX, DISCOVERY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, DISNEY, CARTOON, NICKELODEON, TV5, DW, ASTRALIA NETWORK, ESPN HD, STAR SPORTS, SETANTA RUGBY, EPL, GOLD, NBA, F1 and much more… www.beijingipv.com, Mobile:133 716 00100; 139 11885499 Email:iptvinchina@gmail.com DishHD provides the ultimate television experience. Rediscover television with DishHD! More and more TV users are switching from dream satellite TV or local cable TV to DishHD! Why choose DishHD? 1.It has the most HD channels in Asia, with 6 times the picture quality of cable TV or dream satellite TV; 2. With 50+ English TV channels, it is the best choice for expats in Beijing; 3. Dishnetwork (US) offers the most stable satellite TV system; 4. User-friendly EPG keeps track of your viewing schedule; 5. With DVR, you don’t need to be worried about missing your favorite show; With only a 0.45 metre dish installation, you will have access to HBO HD, FOX Movies HD, Star Movies HD, CNN HD, Fox News HD, Sky News, Channel News Asia, Bloomberg, ASN, Golf HD, NBA HD, NHL, Star World HD, FOX, FX HD, Fashion HD, Discovery HD, Nat Geo HD, Fox Crime, Disney, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, DW TV, Australia Network. More info at www.dishhdchina.com ; Mobile: 133 716 00100 or Mobile: 139 1188 5499 Services - Ayi / Housekeeping see more at www.thebeijinger.com  Beijing Ex-PATS Service Healthy, reliable, experienced, Englishspeaking housemaid/ nanny. Free agency and 24- hour English service. Medical and Accident insurance covered. EXPATS Life Group also serves with Mandarin, car leasing, Visa, English-speaking driver, driving license, vehicle registration. Tel: 64381634, 13501237292, service@ expatslife.com www.expatslife.com

Easy Life-Maid service Professional & reliable English speaking maid (Ayi) available. Customers’ satisfaction guaranteed. Full time & part time. Housecleaning, Babysitting, Ironing, Chinese-western cooking, Call 13811227395 www.maidservicebj.com Email: info@maidservicebj.com

The Luxury Massage Center Health provides Chinese massage,Thai massage, Aromatic oil massage. 30% off for first visit. Tel: 136 7110 8225 Address: Room 2121,East tower of Van Palace Center, Guandongdian Nanjie, Chaoyang district.(朝阳区关东店南街旺座中心东塔2121室)

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SERVICE - PET CARE see more at www.thebeijinger.com Imagine Photography Studio is a childrenoriented photography studio, and we have gained a lot of popularity among the foreign families in Shunyi Villa areas over the 4 years since our establishment. Beside the family photos, we also have business relations with many international school.10am-6pm, Unit 503, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. 84727478 info@imaginestudio imaginephotographystudio@yahoo.com www.imaginestudio.cn Services - IT / Computer see more at www.thebeijinger.com 

Your preferred IT partner in China: CANDIS Group is a one stop shop for all your IT needs at affordable rates, making us the IT Gateway with China for many international companies. Our services include top tier Hosting environments in China and abroad, Office network design and construction, Proactive Network IT Management, Office network support, Security audits, IT needs assessment, broadband connectivity, and much more. All our staff is bilingual and we provide a 24/7 support hotline to all our clients. Contact us for more details: 400 680 5025 www.candisgroup.com IT is so easy CenturyTang provide IT Outsourcing Service from ¥300/ month for enterprise, IT Outsourcing include: Server maintenance & troubleshooting; PC maintenance & troubleshooting; Software troubleshooting & update; Printer & Network equipment maintenance; Enterprise level Anti-virus; Weekly/Monthly backup/ restore. Contact Eric Wu at 1350 120 8862 or 010-5979 5301. Website: www.100tang.cn SERVICE - Health see more at www.thebeijinger.com

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International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) ICVS is a professionally managed and affordable full service international standard animal hospital and pet care facility. All doctors are legally licensed in the PRC. Services include internal medicine, hospitalization, spay/ neuter, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, dermatology, blood tests, laboratory diagnostics, X-rays, ultrasound, legal vaccinations, prescription pet foods, behavior counseling and obedience training, import/ export advice, pet adoption counseling and more. Boarding kennel, grooming salon, SAFE pet foods and pet shop available. All services in Mandarin and English. Licensed rabies vaccinations for export. Kent Center, 29 Liangmaqiao Lu, Anjialou (shares a courtyard with China Culture Center), Chaoyang District. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment) 010-8456 1939/1940/1941 Services - car rental

Beijing TOP-A Vehicle Service Co., Ltd Beijing TOP-A Vehicle Service provides: ﹡English-speaking driver ﹡Long-short term leasing ﹡Airport-Pick up/Drop off ﹡Sedan, Van and Bus We, EX-PATS Life Group, also serves with Mandarin, housemaid, Visa, driver, driving license, vehicle registration service. Tel: 64381634, 13501237292, service@ expatslife.com www.expatslife.com

Beijing Ayi Service Company Experienced, reliable, well-trained and English-speaking with references Ayi available, 24-hours translation service, Ayi cooking lessons are also available (60409096, 13641137690) Service@beijingayiservice.com. www.beijingayiservice.com AYIDATA:www.beijingayiservice.cn Beijing Sunnyhome Housekeeping Service Company: Professional team provides reliable experienced Ayi service, full time, part time, babysitting. Driver, Car rental, Tourist info, House rental info. Theatre Tickets Booking.etc. Tel: 010-52884727 13611016921 www.bjayiservice.com; bjayiservice@163.com

Lee Pet PetSmart, America’s largest retailer of pet products and services, operates on this side of the globe under the name Lee Pet. Its Chaowai Soho branch is now Beijing’s largest pet store, offering not only a diverse range of imported products, but also in-house grooming,photography and kennel services. Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm. Unit 3097, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5900 5499) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO A 座3层3097 Leepet chain stores’ location: 1. Golden Resources Shopping Mall 4th floor; Suite: 4119 乐宠金源新燕莎MALL店: 北 京市海淀区远大路1号金源燕莎购物中心 4层西侧4119 (停车楼4层E28口) 电话: 01088870706 2. Longde Square Shopping Mall  Suite: B118,tangli road, Changpin district 龙德广场 店: 北京市昌平区立汤路186号龙德广场地下 一层B118铺位, 电话: 010-84841916 3. Land gent chateau store #4 building, guangqu road, Chaoyang district.  石韵浩庭 店: 北京市朝阳区广渠路33号石韵浩庭04号楼 04底商, 电话: 010-87769602 4. Leepet animal hospital ( 24 hours)  #9 Lincui Street, Chaoyang District 乐宠丽派特动物医 院: 北京市朝阳区林萃路9号院5-6底商, 电 话: 010-58213503 Hotline:  English: 138 1029 5757

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see more at www.thebeijinger.com  IQAir: Air pollution is a major environmental concern for everyone. The air we breath effects our health and well-being. IQAir has been providing clean air solutions for more than 45 years. With a certified actual efficiency of at least 99.97%, our Health Pro 250 model has received more #1 ratings than any other product on the market. Call today for a free air quality assessment of your home or office. The IQAir Store: Room 2201-02, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiao Yun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 北京 市朝阳区霄云路36号国航大厦2201-02室 Tel: 010-8447 5800 / 5488 Service Hotline: 400-6501266 www.theiqairstore.com E-mail: info@theiqairstore.com

Doctors Beck and Stone Pet Health Care Center Get full, international standard, pet care with open Western and highly trained Chinese veterinarians, nurses and medical technicians. Hospitals are also emergency crisis centers. Ambulances available for collection and drop off of pets. Daily, 24 hours. Shop 0153, Tower B, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. Daily 9am-7pm 5869 6401, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies)

Angel Hands Enjoy vigorous deep-tissue massage, soothing and gentle massage, or a combination of both. Daily 24 hours. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho2号楼1801室

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storey buildings with around 410 apartments ranging from a 70sqm 1 bedroom apartment to a 543sqm 5 Bedroom Penthouse. The apartments are modern and spacious and offer hotel level services. There is a kindergarten on site and many international schools nearby making it perfect for families. Tel: 8610-65052288/65053891 Email: apartments@cwtc.com

Beijing Top Rated Car Rental Service Co. Ltd. We will provide you with: * Long/Short term leasing * Daily car service * Sight-seeing car service, Tailor-made car service * Airport-Pick up / Drop off * Sedan (AudiA6, AudiA6L, Passat, Accord, Lacross2.4 ,BenzMB100,Benz Vito, Hyundai) and Buses * Native drivers with good English More information please: Tel.: 86-10-65047266 / 65047256 Tel. For free: 400-004-1910, 13031160727(Eng) Web: www.sxsdcar.com E-mail: Car-rentl@live.com Address: Room 1012 Huaye Center Building B Mid East 4th Ring Road 39 Chaoyang District Beijing

Lanson Place Central Park Serviced Residences, Beijing Lanson Place Central Park serviced residences, located in the Central Business District of Chaoyang in Beijing, offers spacious luxury serviced apartments in two, three and four bedroom configurations as well as penthouses overlooking a charming landscaped garden. Loft apartments are outstanding. The interiors are contemporary and restful while marble-clad bathrooms and kitchens are fully equipped. Tel: (86)10 8588 9588 Fax: (86)10 8588 9599 Email: enquiry.lpcp@lansonplace.com

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The Bridge School • Guangming Hotel: Room503, 5/F. Tel:84517605 Fax: 64680287. • E-tower: Room903, 9/F.Tel:65064409 Fax: 65046389. • Capital Paradise Club: Tel: 80466114 Fax: 80461707. • Riviera Resident Service Center: Tel: 84308068 Fax: 84703587 • Sanlitun Tongguang Tower: Room 8013, Tel: 65389422 Fax: 65389455 • Dongzhimen Yufei Building Room 901 Tel 64163990,15712845017 voted the Best Chinese Language School in the City Weekend reader’s choice survey. There are about 150 committed teachers and over 60 contracted companies/embassies. Our own textbooks with memory cards and CDs are published by Beijing Language and Culture University, and we are the official test centre for HSK and BCT exam. There are over 5000 worldwide students at The Bridge School annually. Miracle Mandarin School-Learn Chinese Faster! MM enjoys the best word of mouth among expatriates in Beijing & Shanghai. Over 90% of students sign up for additional classes! Here at Miracle Mandarin we care about the quality of education and about making your stay in China as pleasant and meaningful as possible. Tel: 010-5207 8191 Address:room 1820, St. Van Palace East tower No.2 Guandongdian. www.miraclemandarin.com Berlitz is for people who are serious about speaking a new language. Join us for a free demonstration ad experience the Berlitz Method of over 131 years. Sign Up now! Add: Suit 801, Sunjoy Mansion, No.6 Ritan Road Contact person: Helen.li@em.berlitz.com  Tel: 6593 0478. Website: www.berlitz.com.cn

Beijing Mandarin School-From great teachers come great students Come to find out how we make sure you find great teachers. Our effective teaching methods have students speaking 60% of the time in class and communicating more in the everyday world. 16 years of history, 1000’s of students from over 50 countries and more than 70 companies and embassies have successfully learned with us each year. Chinese cooking class once a week, 120RMB/2 hours, the next one starts on 14th March, BMS ClubExperience the Magical of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM中医体验), 1:30pm-3:30pm, on 28th March, only RMB20/person, call to book it in advance. Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:00pm, free lessons, welcome to join~Call us to get more information or for a free trial lesson. VISA service and accommodation Guomao Area: Room 904-905, 9/F E-tower Building Tel: 6508 1026/1126 Embassy Area: Room 0709, 7/F Guangming Hotel (nearby U.S. Embassy) Tel: 8441 8391 /186 1052 0622 info@beijingmandarinschool.com www.beijingmandarinschool.com Skype ID: beijingmandarinschool1998 Joy mandarin Center Joy Mandarin center is a professional Chinese language school. We are helping students everyday learn Chinese in China as well as learn Chinese online. Our number one priority is to provide our students with the confidence and skills to apply the Chinese they learn in the classroom in their daily lives, so all our Mandarin courses are tailored to suit your individual goals and requirements. Email: joymandarincenter@gmail.com Tel: 010-8446 7251 Website: http://www.joymandarincenter.com The Frontiers School- Makes Chinese Easy Social Interction Class - In our Social Interaction Class, We’ll simulate a serial of communicative situations commonly occurred in daily life or at work. The series of courses focus on Chinese culture and communicative skill helping you integrate into Chinese society quickly and successfully Pronunciation Training Class - In our Pronunciation Training class, we’ll help you to drill your pronunciation with correct stress, pause, liaisons and Chinese intonation. For more details, please call 64131547/ 1548 www. frontiers.com.cn Dongzhimen location:next to Dongzhimen subway station Haidian location:@Arabic Mood Cafe, No.109 building 2, Hanlanting, Jingshunyuan Road SERVICE - Service apartment see more at www.thebeijinger.com Embassy House 32-story apartments boast no more than six units per floor, with spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens. Facilities include fitness center, pool, bar, cafe, business center, playroom, library and more. Concierge service available. 18 Donzhimenwai Xiaojie, Dongcheng District 010-8449 9000 (leasing hotline), 010-6415 4724 China World Apartment China World is situated in the CBD area just off the Chang’an Avenue; it is part of the China World development which consists of a shopping mall, hotels, office towers, an exhibition center and a conference hall. China World Serviced apartments are two 30

Oakwood Residence Beijing Experience the comfort of a contemporary home at Oakwood Residence Beijing. Oakwood Residence Beijing offers 406 fully equipped luxury apartments ranging from studios to four bedroom penthouse and terrace apartments, all exquisitely furnished in elegant and stylish decor. Enjoy a modern lifestyle with our fitness center, health and beauty day spa, business center and beautifully landscaped private gardens. Choose to dine in your own apartment or in our Mediterranean or Chinese restaurants or enjoy our in-room private dining service. Each apartment is fitted with a state-of-the-art air purification and air conditioning system which ensures 99.9% pure, triple filtered air, so you can trust in Oakwood and breathe easy. 8 Dongzhimenwai Xiejie, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China. Tel: 010-5995 2888. www.oakwoodasia.com/oakwood-residencebeijing Ascott Beijing “Ascott Beijing offers luxurious serviced accommodation with comprehensive personalized services and facilities. It is centrally located to make your business travel, weekend retreat or extended stay convenient and enjoyable. Designed for discerning executives and their families, the residences are spacious and private with elegant and refined decor. Ascott Beijing serviced apartments imbues a sense of refinement and style. Neo-Asian lines inspire the elegant interior with exquisite Asian artwork adorning the hallways. Each of the residences from one to three-bedroom layouts as well as the three and four-bedroom penthouses are designed for distinguishing tastes and needs of the international traveler. Fully-equipped kitchens, home entertainment system and elegant furnishings are provided to make your stay convenient and comfortable. The twelve penthouses offer panoramic views of this majestic city.” 108B Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. Tel: 010-6567 8100 Fraser Residence CBD “With a home at Fraser Residence CBD East, Beijing, you’ll get beauty and luxury both inside and out. The view of the modern cityscape and beautiful landscaped gardens provide a perfect backdrop for the contemporary concepts of your stylish apartment in Beijing. From the exclusive elevator access to the separate living room, dining and kitchen areas, from the tasteful furnishing to beautiful finishes, each detail is meticulously considered to create a comfortable and cosy haven for your family. Your accommodation in Beijing in this Beijing Apartment Hotel provides total comfort better than any other Beijng hotels. For recreation, you can enjoy in-house facilities such as the gymnasium with jet pool, steam and sauna, DVD movie library, all-day dining, members’ lounge and snooker lounge. The Business Centre offers a range of secretarial services and meeting spaces while round-the-clock reception, concierge and security services mean help is always at hand.” Block B, Ocean International Centre, 58 Dongsihuanzhonglu, Chaoyang District. Tel: 010-5870 9188

http://www.frasershospitality.com/ The St. Regis Residence Built in 2001 the Residences at The St. Regis Beijing consist of 64 fully furnished units (1-4 bedrooms) boasting natural hot spring water, comfortable beds, tastefully furnished living rooms, carefully fitted bathrooms or fully equipped kitchens. Short term rate starts from CNY2,070 +15% service charge for a two-bedroom residence (maximum 4 guests), or CNY2,270 +15% service charge for a three-bedroom residence (maximum 6 guests). 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. Tel: 6460 6688 The Beijing CBD has emerged as one of the most dynamic and vibrant districts in Asia and The Millennium Residences @ Beijng Fortune Plaza are placed at its very core. With stunning views of the CCTV Building to the East, World Financial Center to the north, Fortune Plaza to the South and Ritan Parkand surrounds to the West. The Millennium Residence@Beijing Fortune Plaza will have direct underground access to subway Line 10 and Line 14 as well as being a 25 minutes drive to Beijing Capital International Airport. Restaurants, shopping, recreational facilities,embassies,corporate offices and international school are all within easy reach. Opened in mid-January 2009, the Millennium Residences @ Beijing Fortune Plaza are 329 luxuriously furnished and equipped apartments on the 3rd to 31st floor of the Fortune Heights building. Spacious one to three bedroom apartments from 75-180 sqm with views to Beijing’s bustling CBD skyline located adjacent to the Grand Millennium Hotel Beijing where Residents enjoy complimentary membership to the Resident’s Gym and special privileges at all restaurants & bars. The Imperial Mansion-Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments Ideally located in the center of Wangfujing district, the prestigious business, commercial, entertainment, and shopping area of Beijing. The Imperial Mansion-Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments reflects an exceptional level of luxury, you can choose among 220 fully furnished suites from elegant Studio, One, Two to Three-beds ranging from 64 to 228 square meters, every suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen, balcony, dedicated office area, safe, large LCD TV, DVD Player, and wire & wireless internet connection. Whether travelling alone or with the family, the hotel provides incredible services for business, relaxation or rejuvenation: 180 square meters multifunctional meeting space, resident lounge, 24-hour access fitness center, rooftop ozone depletion swimming pool and kids’ play area. Stay at the Imperial Mansion Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments and relish luxurious home-style living for short or extended stays. The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments. Tel: 86 10 65649999 The Sandalwood - Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments Distinctively situated within Beijing’s Central Business District, The Sandalwood - Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments, beckons individuals and families to its affordable luxury apartments with an exceptional level of unmatched services and facilities. Marriott’s newest MEA is neighbored to the world-famous China Red Sandalwood Museum, the first and largest private museum in China. 20 minutes to Beijing Capital International Airport, only moments from China Central Place, the largest office and shopping complex in the Chaoyang area and steps away from the ever-expanding Beijing Subway. Adjacent to one of the largest golf driving ranges in Beijing and within walking distance to the first grade green of Xinglong Park - making it an ideal haven for executives and their families seeking a balanced and rewarding lifestyle in Beijing. 168 spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments offer both wired and wireless internet connections in all apartments and common areas and 70% of all apartments have a balcony.

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the cynic’s LITERARY FESTIVAL 2013 by George Ding

In Vino Veritas — Writing Wine Blurbs with Lindsay Carroll / 14:00 12th Mar / Lindsay Carroll The secret to writing is rewriting. The secret to writing wine blurbs is typing whatever pops into your head. Learn the ins and outs of penning great wine label copy with vaunted oenophile Lindsay Carroll, head blurb writer for Great Wall Wine. She’ll teach us the secrets of selling even the worst-tasting fermented grape juice, regardless of whether it comes in a bottle, box or homemade jug, and what to do when we can’t actually taste the difference between two vintages. (Hint: Keep drinking until more adjectives come to mind.) This is sure to be a delicately layered event with hints of citrus and a woody, nuanced finish. 100 rmb (includes all-you-can-drink Great Wall wine) Lindsay Carroll is the head blurb writer for Great Wall and the founder of Stemware, an online community of lushes. Her work has also appeared in Lonely Housewife and Inebriated magazine.

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Amy Chua is the author of the best-selling Asian parenting guide/child-abuse memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and has changed more children’s lives than the Catholic Church. Writing Fake College Entrance Essays for Rich Chinese Kids / 16:00 16th Mar / Steven Chan, Mark Siegel Nowadays, more and more Chinese are studying abroad. That means the demand for fake college entrance essays has never been higher. Join Wall Street English veterans Steven Chan and Mark Siegel for an afternoon of fun and fabrication as the two share the secrets behind crafting the best fake entrance essays, resumes and personal statements for the Chinese kid paying your middleman company to send him abroad. Who cares if your student has never held a job or traveled outside of Beijing? With Chan and Siegel’s patented “Stephen Glass Method,” even the most cloistered bookworm can have a lifechanging experience volunteering for a youthbased charity in Namibia. 80 rmb Steven Chan and Mark Siegel are the co-founders of Mayflower Educational Consulting, a studyabroad company named after the boat that sent a hundred people across the ocean to their doom in the New World. Writing Fake Teacher Recommendations for Rich Chinese Kids / 16:00 17th Mar / Steven Chan, Mark Siegel See above. Chinese Young Adult Fiction / 18:00 20th Mar / Seth Grahame-Smith

A special event for our Chinese audience! Now that Mo Yan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, publishers are hungry for Chinese fiction, but none of that depressing stuff. Award-winning one-trick-pony Seth GrahameSmith will help you craft the first Chinese crossover hit by debasing high culture into a mishmash of transitory pop-culture references. Romance of the Three Kingdoms with zombies? Journey to the West with zombies? Dream of the Red Chamber with zombies? The possibilities are endless! Grahame-Smith will show you how to take any story and add werewolves, vampires, wizards, and teenage angst for maximum marketability. 150 rmb Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of such bestselling gimmicks as Pride and Prejudice with Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is living proof that the average American reader’s IQ is somewhere in the low two-digits. Beijinx: Beijing Hijinx – The Crazy Adventures of a Crazy Expat / 19:00 17th Mar / Connor O’Toole The name Connor O’Toole is synonymous with drinking, partying and promiscuity, but did you know that he kind of writes as well? In this longawaited debut, Connor takes us on a journey of what it’s like being an expat in China – the real China. No travelogues or literary non-fiction here, just an interminable series of barely different anecdotes that begin with alcohol and end with regret. This event includes a panel discussion about developing reprehensible personas and alienating readers, moderated by George Ding. 80 rmb Connor O’Toole is a freelance writer and the recipient of the 2012 Tucker Max Writing Fellowship. He lives and dicks around in Beijing.

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Tiger Moms and Dragon Dads / 19:00 13th Mar / Amy Chua Let’s face it: We all want our children to go to Harvard, perform at the Kennedy Center and become an astronaut. But how? Amy Chua, the original Tiger Mom herself, will show us the way to help our children achieve all the things we never could. It’s easier than you think! Drawing on 3,000 years of ancient Chinese parenting wisdom, Chua outlines the 12 simple steps that will guarantee your child gets into an Ivy and becomes a violin or piano virtuoso (your choice!), all while double-majoring in medicine and computer science. The first 25 audience members will receive a copy of Chua’s upcoming book, I’ll Stop Being Disappointed When You Stop Being Disappointing,

in which Chua covers how to handle the resentment and deep-seated self-esteem issues that surface once our children become fully autonomous individuals. 200 rmb



the Beijinger March 2013