Cultivate yourself: a handful of conferences, courses and shows for this weekend

Last Red Gate weekend, July 16-17

The latest edition of Red Gate Gallery’s series of closing exhibitions wraps up this weekend, marking the legendary gallery’s final weekend in Beijing. This latest edition to the series features works by artists who have been with the gallery since its inception in the 1990s. For more on Red Gate, check out our recent interview with owner Brian Wallace.

Red Gate Gallery 红门画廊
2 Jiuxianqiao Road, 798 Arts District, Chaoyang District

Online conference: The essentials of Chinese painting, July 17

This lecture, hosted by Cultural Keys, focuses on the ins and outs of Chinese ink wash painting, from the history to the techniques and tools used, to a look at the works of some of the most important painters. famous in China’s long history. The meeting will take place online via Zoom with prepayment accepted on PayPal, WeChat or Alipay. The cost to participate is 50 RMB for Cultural Keys members and 80 RMB for non-members. Scan the poster’s QR codes to register.

Beijing Experience’s Hutong Bike Tours are back

Beijing Experience is proud to announce the return of its Hutong Bike Tours. Explore the culture, history, and hidden gems of Beijing’s hutongs while snapping photos along the way to remember your trip. Prices start at 299 RMB per person with a maximum of four people per tour. Children can participate for free. Scan the QR code above for more information and to book.

Our Beijing x The Hutong Mahjong & Jianbing classes, July 17

Our Beijing teams up with The Hutong to stage a double whammy this weekend with back-to-back runs. The first focuses on the classic – and somewhat confusing – game of mah jongwhile the second delves into how to make yourself a tasty jianbing – you can read more about it here. Scan the QR codes in the poster for more information and to register.

The hutong
1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District

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Images: zhangkaiyv (via Unsplash), courtesy of the organizers

James C. Tibbs