Wednesday, July 23
Tired of standing around awkwardly with your cheap drink at weekday happy hours? Express your inner artist (and your inner alcoholic) at the studio’s Happy Hour Art. Sketch, paint, drink and snack — all for 150 RMB. 796 Julu Lu, Luwan near Fumin Lu 巨鹿路796号 近富民路
Thursday, July 24
Sometimes those favorite moves we break out at the club each week start to seem a little overused. For those times, there’s Souldancing. Catch today’s belly dancing performance workshop at four or check the studio’s website for a schedule of its other styles, which range from salsa to afro dance. Celebrate (and try out) your new moves with a visit to the ultimate in alcoholic competition: Attica’s 42 Below Cocktail World Cup. 2/F, 1 Maoming Nan Lu, French Concession near Yan’an Zhong Lu 茂名南路1号2楼近延安中路 and 11/F, 15 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, Huangpu near Jinling Dong Lu 中山东二路15号11楼 近金陵东路
Friday, July 25
East plus West equals classy times in FTI Wine’s Wine Tasting and Fengshui event this Friday at 7. Sample three different wines as Master Yao Yi explains how to best design your apartment to get that positive energy flowing just right. Only 80 RMB a person if you RSVP before 3 pm the day of. FTI Wine, 9 Xiangshan Lu (near Sinan Lu). E-mail [email protected] or text message to 13818120752 to register.
Saturday, July 26
Who could resist a rockin’ crowd of men in skirts? Anglophiles in kilts can mingle with beach bums in sarongs at the weekend’s most hilarious fashion party, hosted by Shanghai Studio. Underwear optional, but the venue takes no responsibility to what might happen if you choose not to wear it. No.4, Lane 1950 Huanghai Zhong Lu, Huaihai Zhong Lu near Xingguo Lu 淮海中路1950弄4号 近兴国路
Sunday, July 27
Skip the waffle at the fancy hotel or the weekday boazi routine and prepare to fest on kebabs and curries at Vedas’ Sunday brunch. Just 125 RMB gets you all-you-can-eat, plus free flow tea, coffee, beer and soft drinks — pick your poison. The event lasts from 11:30 to 2:30. 550 Jianguo Xi Lu, French Concession near Wulumuqi Lu, 建国西路550号 近乌鲁木齐路, 地铁1号线衡山路站
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