The next Qingdao HHH run is Saturday, May 28, 2011 – meet at Crowne Plaza 2 pm. This marks run number 225 for the Qingdao Hashers. For the first time in Qingdao HHH history, there will be a live hare to chase on the run. See below for details.
When: May 28, 2 pm
Venue: Meet at the Crowne Plaza, 76 Hong Kong Middle Rd.
More info from the Qingdao HHH:
We have a very special run for this Saturday. Size 5 Balls will lead us on the ultimate in hashing experience: LIVE HARING ! No boring pre-set run for Size 5 Balls. She will be setting a diabolically clever trail as she runs through the streets of beautiful Qingdao, pursued by a pack of ravenous hounds, eager for the glory of capturing the whimpering hare before she achieves the safety of the On In. What will happen if she is caught? No one knows!! She treats the prospect of being caught with contempt. You will have to be the one who catches the hare in order to find out what happens next. It is the ultimate hash mystery. Size 5 Balls promises numerous beer stops during the run and a gala after the run event where she will gloat over her successful conquest of the hounds.
The 2011 Qingdao Wine and Food Festival will be held at the Qingdao Sailing Center from May 27 to 29, 2011. The festival overlaps with the Qingdao International Boat Show – there’s a sailing invitational on May 28 and 29 at the South Gate Yacht Club on the Olympic Sailing Center boardwalk. Visit the breaker dam with the lighthouse on the far south end of the Sailing Center (see diagram below) for wine tasting at the exhibitors’ booths.
The Wine and Food Festival overlaps with the Qingdao International Boat Show and will host a sailing invitational on May 28 and 29.
This event is a joint venture between Qingdao and Miami city officials – there will be a formal opening ceremony on the night of the 27th with a fireworks show. The Marina City mall is a good vantage point to watch the fireworks before checking out the fest in the Sailing Center. Visit the festival’s website for more info on exhibitors and activities.
When: May 27 – 29
Location: Olympic Sailing Center / 奥帆中心
Contact: 6656.0278 / 8578.3060
The Phoenix Prestige performs in Qingdao at Redstar in Creative 100 on May 28, 2011. The Hangzhou based trio are making their 2nd trip to Qingdao in 2 years. Tickets 50 kuai at door, fresh Tsing Pi on tap at venue.
Listen to the band on Myspace.
When: May 28, 8.30 pm
Venue: Redstar, Creative 100/ 红星创议100
Address:100 Nanjing Rd, Building 3, Rm 401 / 南京路100号三号楼401室
Tickets: 50 yuan (RMB)
Info: 8388.2269, 135.8320.6332
The Phoenix Prestige Official Website
The China Children Art Theatre performs Snow White in Qingdao at the Qingdao Grand Theatre on May 28 and 29, 2011. There will be 3 performances in total, a matinee at 2.30 pm on the 28th and evening shows at 7.30 pm on both the 28th and 29th. The performance will be in Mandarin Chinese.
When: May 28 – 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm / May 29 – 7.30 pm
Venue: Qingdao Grand Theatre / 青岛大剧院
Location: 5 Yunling Lu, Laoshan district / 云岭路5号
Tickets: 50-200 yuan (RMB)
More Info: 8066.5555
The Qingdao Expat Group hosts the 2011 Qingdao Expat Summer Dance at the InterContinental Hotel on May 28. The event is open to to adults only (18+) at the Wildfire Steakhouse and Grill. Dress is casual. The evening begins with drinks at 6:30 pm, then a buffet dinner and dancing from 7 to 10.30 pm, with an after party at Rumba Lounge, also in the Intercontinental (RMB 50 voucher included with tickets). Entertainment for the night includes a live band (Oriental Jam from Lennon Bar) and a raffle. Entrance to the dance includes a Brazilian style BBQ with any 2 drinks from the bar – remember to bring some extra RMB for the raffle and cash bar.
Please book your spots in advance, no tickets will be sold at the venue on the night.
When: May 28, 2011
Venue: Wildfire Steakhouse & Grill, InterContinental Hotel (青岛海尔洲际酒店)
Address: 98 Aomen Lu / 澳门路98号
Tickets: 290 yuan (RMB), Non-refundable
More info: email@example.com
The Qingdao Expat Group seeks to unite Qingdao’s resident foreign nationals while at the same time creating greater cross cultural understanding and interaction in the community. One of the important missions of the group is the Qingdao Expat Charity, which works to raise money for children in need around the Qingdao area. Fund raising events include the annual Winter Ball and Panto.
More info from the Qingdao Expat Website:
The Qingdao Expat Group is a community for expats, by expats. It continues to grow with each passing year and is currently represented by members, accompanying spouses and children from 56 countries! We aim to create a mutual understanding of Chinese and Western cultures and also hope to help new Expats arriving in Qingdao to settle in more comfortably by frequently organising events such as balls and dances, dinners, family oriented Easter and Christmas parties, barbeques and many more events.
The Qingdao Expat Group thanks the following sponsors: InterContinental Hotel for the venue, catering, vouchers for raffle prizes, Lennon Bar & Restaurant for the band Oriental Jam, Micro scooter China for the donation of raffle prize, Unicornis Distilleries for the donation of drinks for the cocktail hour and for raffle prize. For info on donating to the raffle or other questions, contact the Qingdao Expat Group.
When: May 28, 8.30 pm
Venue: Owl Bar (sHooters) / 猫头鹰酒吧
Location: Olympic Center Bar Street / 奥帆中心酒吧街
Tickets: Door 40 yuan (RMB), Advance and Students 30 yuan (RMB)
More Info: 136.6886.6600
The 2011 Double Star Badminton World Federation Sudirman Cup will be held in Qingdao from May 22 to 29 at the Qingdao Sports Center at Haier Lu and Yinchuan Dong Lu. The Sudirman Cup is an international badminton competition named after a champion badminton player from Indonesia, Dick Sudirman. The Badminton World Federation sanctioned event began as a tribute to Sudirman at the World Team Championships in 1989 and is now one of the top badminton events in the world. Defending champs China are seeded first for this year’s tournament, followed by Denmark, Indonesia, and Chinese Taipei. Full seeding table available here. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) governs the world sport of badminton and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
More info from the Badminton World Federation
The Sudirman Cup – the World Team Championships – is held every two years and is one of the most prestigious titles for badminton. It is also the only BWF world event for men and women competing together in national teams. The event was first hosted in 1989 with 28 national teams. It now attracts more than 50 national teams. Only three nations have won the Sudirman Cup since its inception – Indonesia (1 – once), Korea (3 times) and China (6 times).
The first Sudirman Cup tournament was played in Indonesia in 1989 and it became a biennial event with the first few competitions staged in conjunction with the World Championships. The idea of a mixed team event first came up during IBF Council meetings in 1986 and by 1988 the IBF had accepted and approved the regulations for the competition to be staged in conjunction with the World Individual Championships. The IBF accepted from the Badminton Association of Indonesia, a memorial to the late Dick Sudirman in the form of a cup to be known as the ‘Sudirman Cup’ and to be presented to the winners of the World Mixed Team Championship. Dick Sudirman, as well as being a long-serving member of IBF Council, first as a Councilor and then Vice-President, was known as the father of Indonesian badminton and was a champion player in his own right. He was a founder of Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI – The Badminton Association of Indonesia) and served as its President for 22 years.
By the 8th Sudirman Cup in the Netherlands (2003), the event had grown sufficiently in world stature for it to become a stand-alone tournament in the world badminton calendar. There is no prize money for this event – just the prestige of playing for ones country. In addition there are valuable BWF World Ranking points to be earned and this is particularly important for countries in the lower groups in an Olympic Qualifying period.
The 10th Qingdao International Auto Show runs from May 26 to 30, 2011 at the Qingdao International Convention and Exhibition Center. The 5 million square meter display of new models includes concept vehicles and an emphasis on eco conscious developments in the auto industry. The Convention Center is in Laoshan district a few blocks north of Shilaoren Beach (Old Stone Man/石老人) and next to the Leader Plaza shopping center.
When: May 26 – 30
Venue: Qingdao International Convention Center / 青岛国际会展中心
Location: 9 Miaoling Lu / 苗岭路9号
The 9th Qingdao Boat Show will be held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center from May 27 to 29, 2011. The annual event has grown in importance as Qingdao develops its maritime recreation industry and lives up to the moniker Sailing City.
When: May 27 – 29
Location: Olympic Sailing Center / 奥帆中心
More info from China Daily
The 9th Qingdao Boat Show will exhibit boat and technical equipment, aquatic sports facilities and equipment, aquatic sports and recreational facilities and equipment, yacht dock equipment and supporting facilities, as well as clubs and service organizations. Other events will also be held during the period, including a special promotion for world class yachts, business conferences on boat technology, a purchasing ceremony for boats, yacht club management symposiums between China and other countries, a conference on Chinese travel boats, a boat designing competition, a boat industry recruitment fair and trial sailing sessions for visitors. Last year alone the show attracted more than 126 companies from 18 countries, with a total of more than 300 boats on show. It has drawn a lot of world attention to the potential of Qingdao’s aquatic industries and the post-Olympic economy.
Xie Chuanjiao and Dai Yan (China Daily Qingdao Bureau)
China (Qingdao) International Boat Show