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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Ben Kalman, Cocktail Making Workshop, cocktails, Ernest Hemingway, The Hutong, Think 'n' Drink, Trivia | No Comments »
“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” Ernest Hemingway
Beijing already has a handful of successful trivia nights sprinkled around town, but The Hutong‘s new “Think ‘n’ Drink” is a cross-breed of a cocktail making class and trivia night.
Premiering this new spin on game nights this coming Tuesday, July 15th, you can sign up individually for RMB 150 or per team of 5 for RMB 600.
“Blending elements of the classic pub trivia format with the elegance and sophistication of a cocktail party, the The Hutong’s “Think ‘n’ Drink” puts a new spin on game night. Sit back, relax, and enjoy five blazing rounds of fun-filled trivia while learning a thing or two about your favorite drinks along the way.” – Ben Kalman, The Hutong’s Corporate Programs Manager
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Celebrate the World Music Day with FREE Music Events Across Beijing!
Created in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique aka World Music Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of music and is celebrated in more than 100 countries and its third year being celebrated in Beijing.
“The concept is simple: every 21st of June, on the summer solstice day, musicians and music lovers are invited to meet each other at musical events that liven up the city’s streets. The sharing of passion for music, the mix of musical styles, the discovery of new artists and a festive atmosphere are there every year.” – Beijing Music Day Organizing Team
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Ales, Bacon Butties, British curries, British Empire, Chef Reshma Khan, Marmite, Pimms, Queen Elizabeth II, Scones, strawberries and cream, tea, The Great British Tea Party, The Hutong, Tombola, Tug O' War | No Comments »
Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday at The Hutong with scones, Marmite & Pimms!
Queen Elizabeth II has not one, but TWO birthdays. Her real one is April 21st, but apparently, she also has an “official” birthday that generally takes place between late May and early June to coincide with “fine weather”.
“The sovereign’s birthday was first officially marked in the United Kingdom in 1748. Since then, the date of the king or queen’s birthday has been determined throughout the British Empire and later the Commonwealth according to either different royal proclamations issued by the sovereign or governor or by statute laws passed by the local parliament. “
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Film & Movie Reviews, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Chef Sue Zhou, Hunan, ICEF Rugby, Karaiya Spice House, New Zealand, Red White Black & Blue, Stuart Krohn, Sue Zhou Does Food, The Hutong, The Hutong Education | No Comments »
Check Out Two Back-to-Back Events to Support ICEF Rugby!
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting the bright and inspirational kids who play for an inner city foundation in Los Angeles, California called ICEF Rugby as part of a Hutong education program. We spent a few days showing them Beijing highlights as part of a two-week China trip (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong) for their rugby program in March 2013.
I was so impressed and moved by this group of students that we rallied all our friends in the rugby community and beyond to support China’s very first screening of their award-winning documentary, “Red White Black & Blue” which was filmed on the group’s previous international trip to New Zealand for a U16 tournament. A beautifully shot film, it showed the story of the team’s leaders and a few of the players who rise above their circumstances of growing up in the inner city, and travel abroad together to play rugby in a land where rugby is its national sport.
But now that the second film of the award winning Red, White, Black & Blue series is out (check out vimeo film trailer HERE), ICEF Founder and Rugby Coach Stuart Krohn is heading back to Beijing to support my two back-to-back fundraising events with proceeds being donated to ICEF Rugby.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, baking class, Big Bear Baked Goods, Chef Jordi, Cookies, cooking class, Jon Ellis, Spanish food, Spanish Home Cooking, tapas, The Hutong | No Comments »
Out of 17 of Beijing’s Best Bakers, Jon Ellis’ Mixed Nut & Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies won both the Cookie Monster Charity Bake Off’s People’s Choice + Judge’s Choice Awards!
Last year, LumDimSum and The Hutong organized a Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off last December and raised over RMB 7,560 to fund education projects for 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. With money raised from the event’s raffle ticket sales, a portion of the total bake sales throughout the day and entrance tickets, we raised enough to fund at least 5 upcoming education projects for BEAM!
“With 17 superb bakers standing tall and proud by their very best Cookie-Monster-worthy cookie recipes, The Hutong saw over 75 cookie-munching sweet tooths come through their doors to taste sample their way through 17 different cookie varieties to determine which cookie would make Cookie Monster himself most excited.” - excerpt from LumDimSummary article about the Cookie Monster Bake-Off
Though the competition was steep with so many incredibly creative and talented bakers showcasing their precious sweet creations, it was pretty incredible that one baker stood out from the rest by winning both the People’s Choice Award AND Judge’s Choice Awards with a twist on a classic Chocolate Chip Cookie.
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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, 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 »