LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Brandon Trowbridge, Carnivore Club, Charity Dinner, Chef Rob Cunningham, FEAST (Food by East), Nola, Project Candy | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), APSA, Brasserie Flo, CFFC, Charity Dinner, Charity Event, Chi Fan for Charity, Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC), Great Leap Brewing, Hani Gejiu, Hatsune, Mexican, Michael Crain, Q Mex, Slow Boat Brewery, South Sanlitun, Sureno, The Hutong, Transit | No Comments »
Beijing’s charity culinary event of the year Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) is hosting a one-off special fundraising dinner and after-party supporting Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA) on Saturday, April 19th at Q Mex restaurant in South Sanlitun.
For the past 5 years that CFFC has been organizing and hosting this annual event in Beijing, Shanghai, and now also Hong Kong, they’ve managed to raise over RMB 3,000,000 for worthwhile charities all over China.
This month, they’re hosting a one-off dinner party + after-party at Q Mex with all funds going towards APSA’s core programs.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Health & Fitness, Upcoming Events | Tags: Bohai or Bust 2014, Bohai Township, Charity Bike Event, Elderly of Bohai, Liu Yusi, Mutianyu Great Wall, Randy Abel Stable, Schoolhouse Orchard, The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu, The Schoolhouse Orchard in Tianxianyu Village, Trek Store | No Comments »
Bohai or Bust 2014: Charity Bike Race at Mutianyu Great Wall
In its 5th annual year of hosting the Bohai or Bust Bike Festival, The Schoolhouse is once again organizing a beautiful countryside ride on self-guided paths through Bohai Township in Huairou, a county just alongside the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
Taking place Saturday, April 12, riders can choose from three different ride distances of 12km, 20km or 80km (20km map, 80km map).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Improv, Beijing Improv Festival, BJ Improv, Comedy, experimental theatre, Hua Dan, Improvised Cooking Workshop, improvised musicals, Mime workshop, Penghao Theater, Stand Up Comedy, The Hutong | 2 Comments »
China’s Biggest Comedy Event Goes LARGE
The fifth annual Beijing Improv Festival, this year’s festival will be featuring 6 straight days of comedy with performers coming from all over China to converge on the stage of the ever charming Penghao Theatre (home of Beijing Improv and one of the most cutting-edge performing arts spaces in Beijing, located just off historic Nanluo Guxiang street) for various workshops, events and performances.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alice Retson, Barbara O'Connell, Brandon Trowbridge, Burger Bar, Cookie Monster, Cookies, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Katharine Schub, Kelvin Goh, Lexie Morris, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, Rebecca Ruskin, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Two Guys and a Pie | 9 Comments »
LDS + The Hutong Team Up to Create Beijing’s 1st Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
On Saturday, December 7, The Hutong Community Center hosted its first ever Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
A creation by yours truly, this event showcased many of Beijing’s Best Bakers (both professional and up-and-coming) to indulge the city’s most avid cookie monsters in an effort to support a wonderful community charity – a non-profit organization called Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM) that seeks to connect teachers in rural and migrant schools with the resources to help their classrooms succeed.
Through the event’s raffle ticket sales, a portion of the total bake sales throughout the day and entrance tickets, we raised over RMB 7,560 to fund at least 5 upcoming education projects for BEAM – to support and provide resources to educators in rural and migrant schools in China for BEAM!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Postcards, Christmas Shopping, Lollipop Bakery, Paddington Puddings & Pies, The Hutong, Tu Textiles, Winter Fayre | No Comments »
Stop By Beijing’s Last Christmas Fair of 2013 for Treats + Gifts!
(Photo of Lollipop Bakery‘s Festive Cupcakes!)
Most of Beijing’s Christmas bazaars and fairs have all been taking place across the city in various embassies and hotels over the past couple weekends, but The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is the LAST Christmas Bazaar of the year and it’s taking place this Saturday, December 14th from 11AM-3PM.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Amy Li, BJ Foodies, Handicap International (HI), Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Punjabi, SuSu, Thai food, Vietnamese cuisine | No Comments »
Pak Pak Hosts the Final BJ FOoDiEs Charity Dinner of 2013
A sister restaurant of Susu Vietnamese restaurant, which also happens to be one of my favorite restaurants in Beijing, Pak Pak is an authentic Thai restaurant based in Wangjing that will be hosting the final BJ FOoDiEs charity dinner of 2013!
I’d normally worry for a restaurant to perform and live up to high expectations with this kind of pressure building up, but after seeing the magnificent 9-dish menu they will be serving up alongside photos of the stunning space, I can’t imagine a better place for the BJ FOoDieS group to treat their die-hard following of foodies for a final 2013 feed!
Although Pak Pak is fundamentally very different from Susu – it’s actually dedicated to an entirely different Southeast Asian cuisine (Thai vs. Vietnamese) and in a completely different part of town (tiny tucked away hutong vs. Wangjing), they still share one essential thing in common – owner Amy Li is behind both establishments which means that authenticity, quality and presentation will be top-notch and worth the effort to get there.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alice Reston, Barbara O'Connell, BEAM, Bridging Education and Mobility, Burger Bar, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Cookie's Cookie Shop, Diana Hu, Dustin Marrett, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Hummingbird Therapeutic Spa Retreat, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Kelvin Goh, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Melissa McKenna, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, raffle, Rebecca Ruskin, Sesame Street, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Tim Hill, Two Guys and a Pie, YCIS Beijing, Yoga | 7 Comments »