There’s an abundance of networking events taking place this week, so whether you’re old or young, speedy or slow, Canadian or Scottish, there’s an opportunity for you to go forth and mingle.
Monday: BEAN Shanghai Networking Night, Actor’s Lab
Young professionals in Shanghai, head to Kuluska for BEAN Shanghai’s networking night. Mingle with other members of this international organization focused on leadership and community service over 15 RMB tapas, and find out about upcoming volunteer and networking events.
7-9 PM. Kuluska, 528 Kangding Lu near Xikang Lu (康定路528号 近西康路)
The crazy kids at Zuloo Theatre Productions offer a weekly Actor’s Lab for both beginners and experienced thespians. Bring a monologue or piece to work on to help learn acting techniques and experience being onstage.
7:30-9 PM. Barefootportraits, Building D room 102, 1147 Kangding Lu near Wuning Nan Lu (康定路1147号D栋102室 近武宁南路)
Tuesday: Speed Networking
Think speed dating is sooo last year? Try Speed Networking and bulk up your contact list over 15 RMB Tigers and 25 RMB vodka red bulls. Bring a friend/partner-in-crime and they get in for free. Don’t forget your business cards.
7-10 PM. Studio 78, 2F, 78 Tongren Lu near Yan’an Lu (铜仁路78号 近延安路) 88 RMB RSVP, 120 RMB at the door
Wednesday: Canadian Alumni Mixer, European folk-pop
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is throwing an Inter-University Alumni Summer Mixer for alums to gather and relax over a cold brew. Competitive types, prepare to represent your alma mater in “The Great Canadian Wii Competition”.
7-9 PM. Moon’s Steakhouse Lounge, 1 Yuyuan Lu near Changde Lu (愚园路1号 近愚园路) CanCham members 50 RMB, non-members 75 RMB. RSVP to [email protected]
If you’re hankering for something eclectic, check out Italian singer/songwriter/author Giorgio Barbarotta at Yuyintang for a mid-week show featuring European folk-pop, complete with a six-piece band. Seriously, that sounds pretty eclectic.
Begins 9 PM. Yuyintang, 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu near Kaixuan Lu (延安西路1731号 入口在凯旋路) Cover 40 RMB
Thursday: Shanghai Book Fair, Green Drinks
British wholesaler Baibo Books will be selling English language books for half price at the Shanghai Book Fair, which goes until the 19th. However, first day pickings might be the most fruitful for anyone searching for a true bargain.
10 AM- 6 PM. Shanghai International Exhibition Center, 1000 Yanan Zhong Lu (上海展览中心 延南中路1000号)
Anyone interested in environmental issues, sustainable development and CSR might want to attend Green Drinks, a network with nearly 450 branches worldwide. The monthly event features 5-minute mini-talks by various speakers with the goal of discussing new issues and ideas. 15 percent of proceeds will go to offsetting the group’s carbon footprint.
6-8 PM. BAU Architecture Space, No.17 Lane 1252 Fuxing Zhong Lu near Xiangyang Nan Lu (复兴中路1252弄17号 近襄阳南路) No cover
Friday: Board Games Club, Scots Networking Night
Relive the golden days of your childhood with the Board Games Club. Over 90 games are in stock, and really, when was the last time you played Old Maid?
1-10:30 PM. 87 Tiyuhui Dong Lu, Unit 309 (体育会东路87号309室)
Scottish and wondering where your compatriots are? Make your way to O’Malley’s monthly Scots Networking Night for a good bit of craic over a few pints with the pub’s resident Scot, Tam Lang.
8-10 PM. 42 Taojiang Lu near Hengshan Lu (桃江路42号 近衡山路)