Judging by the deluge of events this week, Shanghai is charging full steam ahead into Fall and taking no prisoners. So what we have here is just a sampling of the fun things you can do this week in Shanghai: a book launch here, a lecture there, some concerts and expos in between.
But this is just a sampling – things that raised our eyebrows. For more upcoming events, don’t forget to check the Shanghaiist calendar!
Monday: Adobo Happy Hour
Need to unwind but low on cash? Head to Adobo, a Mexican joint in the French Concession that’s been growing in popularity since rolling out its ridiculously cheap happy hour deal a couple months ago. After 10 PM, enjoy chips and salsa for ¥3, house beers for ¥5, drafts for ¥7 and house pours with soda for ¥9. Granted, the portions are a bit small, but it’s still tasty and for that price, darn near impossible to complain. The happy hour is actually offered every day, but we find it’s a perfect end to a nasty case of the Mondays.
10 PM-12 AM. Adobo Latin Flavor, 139 Tai’an Lu near Huashan Lu (泰安路139号 近华山路)
Tuesday: Shanghaiist Happy Hour, Book Lecture, Too Many Chefs
If you’ve also got a case of the Tuesdays, we’re here to help you out with a Shanghaiist Happy Hour. Come on over to Cotton’s on Xinhua Lu for a great drink deal in one of the prettiest outdoor spaces in Shanghai. And say hello to us writers if you see us, we promise we won’t bite and we’re only marginally awkward socially.
6-10 PM. Cotton’s, 294 Xinhua Lu near Fanyu Lu (新华路294号 近番禺路)
Recently published book “The Long Road Back to China” describes the experiences of one American journalist’s 1939 journey from the Burma Road to war-torn Chongqing through his war diaries and notes. The Royal Asiatic Society is celebrating this launch by inviting researcher and China author Paul French to discuss the book and its author.
7 PM, InterfaceFLOR, Room 201 Raffles City, 268 Xizang Zhong Lu near Fuzhou Lu (西藏中路268号 近福州路) RAS members ¥30, non-members ¥80
After what seems like a successful first go, Factory has organized another Too Many Chefs night; this time with a “Last Supper” theme. Ten chefs from restaurants around the city will be preparing their choice dish; what they would eat if they had just one last day on earth. Even crazy-busy Eduardo Vargas will be in on the culinary exhibition. We’re having fun just guessing what he’d prepare for his last meal.
Free flow begins at 7:30, dinner starts at 8:05. Factory (意工场), 1933, 1/F Bldg 4, 29 Shajing Lu near Liyang Lu (沙泾路29号4号楼1层 近溧阳路) ¥288/person. Call 15901993011 for reservations
Wednesday: Mexican Independence Day, Shanghai Sound
Maya is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a whole evening of south-of-the-border fun. Besides free-flow beverages and canapés throughout the day, from 5-7 the grounds will be kid-friendly with piñatas, costumes, face painting and more. After 7:30 a live Latin band will be performing, and prizes will be handed out for best in costume.
5-11:30 PM. MAYA, 2/F Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club House, 568 Julu Lu near Shaanxi Nan Lu (巨鹿路568号四方新城俱乐部2楼 近陕西南路) ¥100/child, ¥195/adult; ¥295/person after 7 PM.
The Shanghai Orchestra is gearing up for that looming Expo with a special “Shanghai Sound” concert, contrasting traditional musical instruments with contemporary styles. (Though if they really wanted Shanghai sounds, we’d suggest adding some jackhammers and power drills.)
7:15 PM. Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Da Dao near Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号 近黄陂北路) ¥50
Thursday: Kea Talk, Irish Business Mixer
Kea New Zealand presents Dr. Wang Yong of Environmental Resources Management Group in “Greening a Red China”, a discussion on China’s environmental growth and policies. Dr. Yong will also identify corresponding opportunities for alternative energy, and explain why going green is so imperative for China’s future development. RSVP via email by Tuesday, September 15.
6:30-8:30 PM. Mesa & Manifesto, 748 Julu Lu near Fumin Lu (巨鹿路748号 近富民路)
The Irish Business Forum is hosting their inaugural Irish Business Mixer, a chance for business professionals to meet and network. IBF hopes to make this a monthly social, so go and support them if you have any interest in the Irish business community.
7-10 PM. Shanghai Centre, Suite 710, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu near Tongren Lu (南京西路1376号710室 近铜仁路) No cover
Friday: Expat Show Shanghai
Get all your expat fixes in one place when the third annual Expat Show Shanghai comes to town. Held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center over three days, the Expat Show is a congregation of over 200 domestic and international companies, providing a variety of products and services to make the expat’s life in Shanghai even easier.
10 AM-6 PM. Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1000 Yan’an Zhong Lu near Tongren Lu (延安中路1000号 近铜仁路) Register online for free entry