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Taste the Sushi Rainbow (I’d take this over a bag of Skittles any day)
Be the first to taste September’s new off-menu specialty dish, Hatsune’s Aki Sushi Tartare.
An impressive line-up of 11 premium ingredients including chopped sashimi tartare, fish caviar and uni, each of the carefully selected ingredients is delicately plated over sushi rice.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: 798 Art District, Beijing American Centre, Boxing for Freedom, Bryony Thorpe, China Women's Film Festival, Crossroads Centre, CWFF, Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Women, Feminism, Filmmaker in Focus, Gender in Contemporary Film, Guest Contributor, HeForShe, India's Daughter, Lotus, Of Girls and Horses, Penghao Theater, Polish Embassy, Queer Women, Sachi Hamano, Swedish Embassy, UCCA, UCCA Art Cinema, We Are Here, Zhang Yini | No Comments »
From the German Film “Of Girls and Horses”
Feminism has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence recently, especially with celebrities from Emma Watson to Beyoncé proclaiming their support of new gender equality initiatives. So it seems fitting that the China Women’s Film Festival (CWFF) is now returning for a third year with events kicking off this Sunday, September 19. A week of events will follow before they move on to tour six other cities in China over the following months.
“The CWFF works to increase public awareness and visibility of female directors, feminists and women in art and film and illuminate the multitude of challenges facing women in China.” The Crossroads Centre
It’s run by the wonderful Crossroads Centre, a local not-for-profit community space, and supported by the UN Women’s HeforShe project which was launched to encourage the equal participation of men and women in working towards gender equality.
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The opening of SURGE Art’s exhibition ”嘭! Out of the Box!” at Red Gate Gallery
Hosted by SURGE Art, “嘭！Out of the Box!” is an exciting art exhibition that will be displaying the works of over forty young contemporary Chinese artists at Red Gate Gallery starting this Saturday, September 19 through September 27th.
“With these selected artists all part of the post 80’s ‘Me’ generation, they have grown up in the age of the information super highway, mobile phones and digital media. Not constrained by dogma, their refreshing works are full of fantasy, imagination and creative style.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Charity Dinner, China AIDS Walk, East Shore Live Jazz Cafe, Haven, Haven Bar Beijing, Houhai, Houhai Lake, Nanluoguxiang, NLGX, roast suckling pig | No Comments »
I’ll be the first to admit that what kept me from being the first to test of Haven was its location in Houhai. Which is really a shame because Houhai has the potential to be one of Beijing’s best escapes from the hustle and bustle of an urban metropolis. But instead, Houhai is my worst nightmare (yes, it’s worse than Nanluoguxiang) in that it’s horrendously crowded and noisy and while you’re trying to walk past people walking at the rate of a tortoise, you’re dodging e-bikes whizzing past at frightening close calls.
But what I realized when I finally did make it to Haven is that you don’t have to experience any of the chaotic stress that has consumed Houhai. With it’s location just next to East Shore Live Jazz Cafe, you can hop right into Haven, dash up those stairs and bask in the beauty of Houhai, away from the madness just below. The photo above was taken just recently and I’ve left the photo exactly as is because I really wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s stunning and speaks volumes for Haven.
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Owner & Sushi Samurai Alan-san Teaches his Sushi Secrets
Famous for their unique and playful signature sushi rolls, Hatsune is the original California-style sushi creators in China.
And with over half of the sushi rolls listed on Hatsune’s menu already named after and created by their die-hard, loyal customers over the years, they know that their sushi lovers are as crafty as they are insatiable. Hatsune doesn’t like playing by the rules because as long as the ingredients are attainable, anything is fair game. The biggest limiting factor is really only your imagination when it comes to creating your ultimate dream sushi roll.
“Since Hatsune first opened over 14 years ago (in 2001), we’ve built a tremendously close community of sushi addicts whose opinions we respect, feedback we value, and for successful sushi ideas that have come to them over the years, we also give due credit, rewarding each with name recognition on our menu every time they came to us with their own dream sushi creation. Some of our most popular sushi rolls are dedicated to our valued addicts – from the Moto-Roll, Pastor Roll, Clayton Roll and Amy Roll, these are all real addicts who either created or inspired these creations.” - Hatsune
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Stand-Up Comedian Wil Sylvince
Writer for sketch shows like Chapelle’s Show on Comedy Central and Damon Wayan’s The Underground, comedian Wil Sylvince was born and raised in Brooklyn and has been a returning star of New York’s top comedy clubs along with being one of the highest booked comedians at college campuses across the US.
An international headlining act that Beijingers will have the privilege to see perform, Wil Sylvince will be on stage at The Bookworm‘s Kung Fu Komedy Show for one night only, Sunday, September 20th at 8PM!
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