Baroque Chamber Chorus of Beijing Founded in 1994, the Baroque Chamber Chorus has a repertoire ranging from Palestrina madrigals and Haydn masses to Stravinsky, Fauré, Gershwin and even Chinese works. They perform in the original language at the Beijing ConcertHall and other venues. Rehearsals every Sunday. (6538 5368) www.beijingbarogue.com
Beijing #1 Toastmasters Club Monday meetings help members improve communication and leadership skills. www.tmbj1.org
Beijing Actors Workshop A group for writers, actors and directors that organizes structured improvisation and scripted scene work in English and Chinese, method acting, exercises, theatre games and monthly public performances. Meetings every Wednesday at 8.30pm at The Playground.(6407 6889) http:/Ibjactorsworkshop.googlepaget. corn
Beijing Amateur Chess Club (BACC) Meets Wednesdays 8pm at the Stone Boat Cafe. (6501 9986, email@example.com)
Beijing Harmonica Society Classical and folk harmonica players and guitar players, other instrumentalists welcome. Two Sundays a month.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beijing Improv Weekly workshops Wednesday at 8pm at Jiangjinjiu Bar, as well as occasional shows. www. beijingimpro v. com
Beijing International Forum An international group of young professionals and students that holds weekly discussions on current affairs. Meetings (Sat 3-5pm) are free, and both Chinese people and foreigners are welcome.
Frank Yu (email@example.com)
Beijing Linux User Group (BLUG) BLUG is an open-forall non-profit organization promoting and supporting the Linux community. Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month are designed to appeal to users at all levels.www.beijinglug.org
Beijing Macintosh User Group Multilingual group for users of Apple Macintosh computers. www.beimac.com
Beijing Organic Consumers Association A Yahoo Group for Beijing residents interested in organic produce and consuming responsibly. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/grouplbeijing_organic_consumers
Beijing Playhouse China's English-community theater presents contemporary semi-professional productions of shows like The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol, and Neil Simon's comedy The Odd Couple, all with Chinese subtitles. They love new talent, and professional experience is not necessary, though ability to perform in English is required.
38 Liangmagiao Lu, Chaoyang District. www.beijingplayhouse.com )Beijing Wine Club Regular wine events such as wine quiz nights, blind tastings, winery tours and parties. www.beijingwineclub. com
The Capital Club Private club for the crème de la crème of the business community.
501F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 260, firstname.lastname@example.org)