What does Shanghai have in store for you this week? You can chill out at the Shanghaiist Happy Hour on Tuesday, watch Optimus Prime and Megan Fox battle for your attention on Wednesday, prove your smarts at Thursday’s quiz night, then end the week listening to Spanish jazz.
Come to the Shanghaiist Happy Hour where musician Brian Seymour will again be performing an acoustic set of his original music. 2-for-1 specials on selected drinks means you’ll get twice as happy in half the time.
6 to 10 pm. Cotton’s, 294 Xinhua Lu, Changning near Fanyu Lu (新华路294号, 近番禺路). No cover.
It’s Shanghai Movie Night! Shanghaiist has teamed up with the folks at ChinaSmack and CNReviews for a good old-fashioned movie date to see Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen. Don’t worry if you forgot to RSVP for a discounted ticket- you can still buy tickets at the theatre for 80 rmb.
7 pm. Broadband International Complex 6/F, Shanghai Times Square, 99 Huaihai Zhong Lu (淮海中路99号大上海时代广场6楼)
For those not interested in watching robot-on-robot action, the Yale Whiffenpoofs will also be performing Wednesday night at Kathleen’s 5. The a cappella group is on a 13-week tour raising money for the Whiffenpoofs Children’s Literary Initiative. Tickets are 150 rmb at the door; however, the joy that comes from saying “Whiffenpoofs” is priceless.
7 to 9:30 pm. Kathleen’s 5 Rooftop Restaurant and Bar: 5th Floor,Shanghai Art Museum/325 Nanjing Xilu (南京西路325号上海美术馆5楼)
Grab your nerdiest friends and head over to the Bulldog for their weekly quiz night. Drinks are buy one, get one- though with a 1000 rmb drink voucher on the line, you might want to hold off on the drinking/brain cell killing until afterwards.
9 pm. 1 Wulumuqi Lu at Dongping Lu (乌鲁木齐南路一号,东平路路口)
Celebrate the summer solstice with the smooth sounds of Spanish guitarist Abraham Carmona and Austrian jazz vocalist Heidi Krenn. Supported by Carmona’s band, the event will be an evening under the stars filled with music and dancing to Spanish/Latin/Jazz/Rock fusion featuring Carmona’s original compositions.
9 pm. Art Lab, 3rd floor of Museum of Contemporary Art of Shanghai; Gate 7, People’s Park, 231 West Nanjing Road: (南京西路231号人民公园7号门内) Tickets 80 rmb presale, 100 rmb at the door