CULTURAL EVENTS AT THAT’S MANDARIN

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September 2017
23
Sep
September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, Xinzhong Street No.7, Bldg 2
Beijing, China

The 16th of 24 solar is characterised by the Automn Equinow, or Qiūfēn/秋分, which also means that Chinese Mid Autumn Festival is approaching. When the day comes, the day-time and the  night-time are the same. Moreover, in the ancient times, chinese people were assimiliated the Moon as a God and were preparing many food and sacrifices. But do you know why we eat "Moon"cake then? Scroll through the screen to learn more!   This little cake, called Yuèbǐng/月饼 is the symbolic sugary snack that is…

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October 2017
Chinese KTV
12
Oct
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, Yuyuan Road No.172, Bldg A, 23/F, Jing’an District
Shanghai, 200040 China

I’m sure you’ve already hear of Chinese karaoke. It is a very popular leisure activity in China! Many students want to learn to sing classical or popular Chinese songs. Therefore KTV is the perfect place to go for a get-together. It offers the right atmosphere for you relax and have fun with your friends. Join our The Voice Party on Oct 12th, 7-9pm to show off your talent as a hidden singer! Register Deadline 4 pm, 11 October Sign Up

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Oct
October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, Xinzhong Street No.7, Bldg 2
Beijing, China

Already the end of Autumn, what a pity! When 霜降/Shuāngjiàng comes, frost begins to appear on the grass, and let you appreciate the beautiful chrysanthemums which are in full bloom. Did you know that insects also get into hibernate? In some parts of the country, they used to eat persimmon to keep out the cold away from them and to gain some energy. This also helps you to not have chapped lips and a runny nose, so you definitely should eat some of them! To this…

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wine event at That's Mandarin
26
Oct
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, Yuyuan Road No.172, Bldg A, 23/F, Jing’an District
Shanghai, 200040 China

Wine is a popular drink in people’s daily life. In Song dynasty, Chinese people invented distillation. Since then white wine has become Chinese people’s favorite wine. Drinkers’ Wager Game is the combination of drinking wine and playing games. By playing drinkers’ wager game, people develop the spirit of competition. Would you like to know more about Chinese wine culture? Join us at That’s Mandarin on October 26th, 7-9pm for a wine party! Register Deadline 4 pm, 25 October Sign Up

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28
Oct
October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, Xinzhong Street No.7, Bldg 2
Beijing, China

Because the 重阳 Festival falls on September 9th according to the Chinese lunar calendar, so we have two nine (9月9日), that's why this Festival is called the Double Ninth Festival/重阳节. It is the best time to appreciate the view of lovely chrysanthemum in the gardens, so when you feel thirsty, you can drink some of chrysanthemum tea. In this time, everybody and especially old people should climb the mountain becausse that will keep them healthy and make their body stronger.   Why…

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November 2017
7
Nov
November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, Xinzhong Street No.7, Bldg 2
Beijing, China

And here is the time when winter shows the tip of his nose, and where the flowers are already beginning to fade. You, who surely suffer from frostbite ears in Lìdōng/立冬 season, think of this legend which says that in order to avoid having this kind of problem, you should eat dumplings. And between you and me, those are very similar to the shape of your ears. After this season, the cold will become more and more rough, fauna and flora are resting.…

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Nov
November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, Xinzhong Street No.7, Bldg 2
Beijing, China

Today is the 20 of the 24 of the solar terms, also called Xiǎoxuě/小雪 which means little snow, isn't it cute? It's the time where the temperature fell sharply after the light snow and the weather becomes more dry, take a moment to enjoy eating cíbā, pickles and drink some soup. During this Light snow solar term, some of the peasant began to make sausages, bacon, and save extra meat reserves in a traditional method in order to enjoy the food during…

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chinese painting
23
Nov
November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, Yuyuan Road No.172, Bldg A, 23/F, Jing’an District
Shanghai, 200040 China

Traditional Chinese Painting is a form of traditional Chinese drawing using Chinese brush, ink and paper. Themes for typical Chinese paintings can be people, landscape, flowers and birds. Would you like to know more about Chinese painters and traditional Chinese paintings? Join us at That’s Mandarin on November 23th, 7-9pm for a traditional Chinese paintings session. Register Deadline 4 pm, 21 November Sign Up

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December 2017
7
Dec
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beijing That’s Mandarin, Xinzhong Street No.7, Bldg 2
Beijing, China

Dàxuě/大雪, which means heavy snow is the good time to take a tonic. It will improve your body's immune function, promote metabolism, and prevent the cold. In this season, we have a lot of oranges, dates and grapefruit. Enjoy eating some in prevention of a bad rhinitis or cough. After the season, Chinese people often like eating lamb because it can promote their blood circulation, and strengthen the ability to keep out the cold.   In this freezing weather, what's better…

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laba congee
7
Dec
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shanghai That’s Mandarin, Yuyuan Road No.172, Bldg A, 23/F, Jing’an District
Shanghai, 200040 China

Laba congee is eaten on Laba Festival to celebrate harvest. This tradition has been handed down from generation to generation. Laba congee is also called “Da Jia Meal” in commemoration of the national hero Yue Fei. Laba congee is also good for health, especially for the elderly and children. Would you like to know more about Laba congee? Would you like to know what ingredients are needed to prepare Laba congee? Join us at That’s Mandarin on December 7th, 7-9pm…

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