Just because it is the perfect weather to sit outside and do nothing but soak up those rays all day long doesn't mean that you've got to put your life on pause. There are plenty of events happening this week to help you keep active and to help reduce the feelings of guilt that sometimes accompany days spent lounging around in the sun.

May 17: How to Make Money From WeChat
A networking and career evening from ChinaWire. Starting at 7pm, there will be a session on how to make money from WeChat, followed by networking and drinks until 11.30pm. RMB 175 (workshop and networking), RMB 125 (networking only). 7pm and 7.30pm. Hilton Beijing

May 17: How to Achieve Your Dreams
Successful entrepreneurs and leaders share their personal journeys, as well as insight as to how they got their ideas, who inspired them, what daily challenges they encountered, what they wish they had known earlier in their endeavor, and what they'll be working on next. Includes JingJobs's Samantha Kwok, China Channel's Matthew Brennan, Lead with Words' Michelle and Mike Gropp, and Pharos' Cedric Barrier. RMB 35. 7.30pm. DayDayUp

May 18: Practice Chinese Public Speaking
Do you want to improve your public speaking skills in Chinese? If so, Mandarin Pro has just the event for you, using the Toastmasters model to practice public speaking so that you can get ahead in your business or pleasure initiatives. Free. 7pm. Mandarin Pro

May 18: The Bookworm Book Club: The World of the End
The Bookworm Book Club invites you to join the discussion about Ofir Touché Gafla’s debut novel The World of the End, first published in Hebrew in 2004, and winning the 2005 Geffen Award for best fantasy/science fiction novel and the 2006 Kugel Award for Hebrew literature. The story follows an epilogist after he finds his dead wife who was killed in a seemingly bizarre accident. Fifteen months later he shoots himself in order to begin his new life in the Other World to seek his beloved. What happens next, he never would have guessed. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm

May 19: How AI is Changing Business and Our Lives
Join Dr. Ming Yang from one of China’s most promising and exciting AI startups, Horizon Robotics, and AllChinaTech for a chance to learn about this transformative field. Don’t miss the chance to contribute to a lively discussion on a subject that is already reshaping the way we live. RMB 30. 7pm. DayDayUp

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