It’s gonna be a good week, Shanghai. Whether you’re an unemployed soul, an MBA student or a corporate drone, there’s something for you to check out. And everyone can get in on the anniversary celebrations, whether your interests are professional (BEAN) or favored more towards debauchery (Antidote).
Monday: BEAN Anniversary
BEAN Shanghai, the professional networking group with a passion for social work and volunteerism, is celebrating their first birthday with a party in the Kangding Lu complex. Kuluska, Exit Bar, Kaiba and Cuvee are all in on the bash with food and drink deals, and local rock and roll band T n Ace will be providing live music. We do love a good block party.
7-11:30 PM. 528 Kangding Lu near Xikang Lu (康定路528号 近西康路) ¥50
Tuesday: How China’s Leaders Think
Ever wonder about the people at the top running this crazy show? Investment banker and China author Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn will try to explain when he discusses his latest book, “How China’s Leaders Think”. He’ll also share his views on trade, diplomacy, defense, censorship and human rights, as well as the results of the Party’s latest plenary session and its implications for future leadership.
7 PM. 748 Julu Lu near Fumin Lu (巨鹿路748号 近富民路) Members of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club, free; non-members ¥50
Wednesday: BenCham Job Fair
Polish off those resumes! The Benelux Chamber of Commerce, along with their Canadian and Israeli counterparts and various other networking organizations, have put together a job fair for Shanghai job seekers to meet with potential employers, recruiters, and schools. RSVP to [email protected] by 5 PM Tuesday.
2-6 PM. China Europe International Business School, 699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong (浦东红枫路699号)
Thursday: MBA Pool Tournament, Antidote Anniversary
It sounds like the start of a bad joke (“So thirty MBA students walk into a bar…”) but it’s for real- Racks Shanghai is hosting an all-MBA doubles pool competition to see which schools bring it best. Winners receive a trophy and other prizes, and everyone gets to enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials all night. If you’re an MBA student and fancy yourself a pool shark, grab a classmate and RSVP to [email protected]
6 PM-midnight, competition starts at 8. Racks Shanghai, 5/F, No. 7 South Block Xintiandi near Madang Lu (新天地南里广场7号5楼 近马当路) ¥150 with RSVP, ¥200 at the door
After four years and over 100 DJs and musicians, Antidote is throwing their last Antidote @ C’s party. To celebrate their fourth anniversary and show their love for C’s, they’re bringing back most of their original line-up and early supporters, including MHP, Ozone, B6, Shanghai_Ultra, and more. They also had this to say:
ALL the Antidote posters (over 100) will be on display in the Red Room. If anyone is caught stealing one before dawn, security will dunk your head in the men’s squat toilet, take a photo, and then you can keep it. Please put it in a nice frame. We’ll send the toilet photo to your mum.
Sounds like a party.
Begins 9 PM. C’s, 685 Dingxi Lu near Fahuazhen Lu (定西路685号 近法华镇路) No cover
Friday: Punchline Comedy Club
To top off such a varied yet awesome week, chill out with a show as the Punchline Comedy Club brings three new acts to the O’Malley’s stage: Mandy Knight and Carey Marx from the UK, and Karl Spain from Ireland. For a bite after the show, head around the corner to Vargas Grill; if you show your ticket, you’ll receive 10 percent off your bill.
9-11:30 PM. O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 42 Taojiang Lu near Hengshan Lu (桃江路42号 近衡山路) ¥325