Tuesday, July 15
After a grueling day at work, head to the new Bulldog for Mojito Tuesdays — free flow mojitos for ladies all night, no cover. Judging from the success of its grand opening on Friday, Bulldog draws a crowd you don’t want to miss. 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (across the street from the American Consulate)
Wednesday, July 16
Get a taste of Shanghai musical flavor at the Blues Room with a classic Battle of the Bands showdown between locally-based Shanghai bands: Mortal Fools, Joke For Nothing, Hard Queen, Awaken, and Crazy Mushroom. No cover. Starts at 9pm. 146 Tongren Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
Thursday, July 17
Arch Cafe is hosting a showing of the Diving Bell and the Butterfly, a French film about a magazine journalist who suffered a stroke which leaves his entire body paralyzed with the exception of his left eye. Watch a fantastic French movie while enjoying Arch’s famous burger and fries. Free, starts at 8pm. 439 Wukang Lu, near Huaihai Lu and Xingguo Lu
Friday, July 18
Yuyintang is having a Qipulu summer-trash party with 10RMB beers and 4 DJs — R3, Adept, Yen and Fish. If you can wrestle your way through the crowds at Qipulu to score a hot summer-clearance outfit, Yuyintang will discount your cover to 10RMB. 1731 Yanan Xi Lu, near Kaixuan Lu
Saturday, July 19
SmartShanghai is predicting a huge night at The Shelter this Saturday with its “Plugged In, Amped Up!” show starting at 10pm. DJs from Taiwan, Beijing, Singapore and Shanghai (including Liman and Freaky Squeaker) will play all night. Arriving early is recommended. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
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