This Week In Dalian - 2019/11/08

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(The Color Run Video at CC Bar)

We saw this a few days back on a friend's 'moments' and really liked it, and decide to share this as opening of this edition. 

" You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress.

You are no amalgam of these things.

You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries."

Dec 7

11th Winter Ball of Dalian 2019

The first Winter Ball was started by a group of foreigners who loved the city and created such an awesome event. Then it was held annually, and this year it was the 11th. Details are in the picture, please grab your tickets early.

Nov. 23-24

Disney On Ice Coming to Dalian

Disney on Ice, originally Walt Disney's World on Ice, is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment's Ice Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc. under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature figure skaters portraying the roles of Disney characters in performances derived from various Disney films.

The show that will come to Dalian in November is titled "Live Your Dreams (勇敢追梦)".  

Show Dates & Times


10:30 , 19:30


10:30 , 15:00

Venue: Dalian Sports Center (大连体育中心体育馆)

You can buy ticket here: 

Nov 23

Thanksgiving Dinner at Grand Hyatt Dalian

AmCham China Northeast Chapter is teaming up with NBSO Dalian for this activity to let Dutch companies experience the joy of Thanksgiving! We warmly invite you all to participate!

Thanksgiving Dinner

Venue: Loft Kitchen (3rd Floor)

Time: November 23rd, 15:00 PM – 17:00 PM

Price: CNY280 per person (members) CNY300 per person (non members); 50% off for children 6 to 12 years old


Dec 16-21

Q Grading Course at Legacy Coffee Dalian

It is ALL about coffee!

Early bird rate in effect till the end of 11/11 week. Instruction in Mandarin with English translation available.

If you are interested, please consider signing up by join the group below.

Nov 27

TEDx DalianAmericanInternationalSchool

Multi-dimensional Thinking

The QR code may not be easy to scan... sorry about that. At the time of writing the edition, we did not have time to get a high resolution one. please get through orgnanizer with help of friends..

local news

8 New Football Fields in Zhongshan Area

Getting more and more serious about football, Dalian is investing more. Recently local media reported 8 football fields are added in zhongshan area alone!  We think there will be more to come.

We will find out all these locations & share with the community later.

local news

Free Access to Bangchui Island (棒棰岛) until April 30, 2020

Maybe it is not a peak season for tourism, or maybe it is a policy change, but everyone has free access to this beautiful place starting from now on until April 30, 2020.

It will be more fun if you go with friends. Enjoy the scenic spot together.

If you are taking Didi, or using maps, input "辽宁省大连市中山区迎宾路1号".

If you are a wine lover, please consider getting some wines;

If you need health care information,  please take a look at here and here;

If you need a list of movies in November, please check out this post

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