Holy crazy week, Batman. Shanghai is teeming to the brim with talks and forums, tweetups and meetups, and some awesome music peppered throughout these next few days. To see what didn’t make this week’s Pencil This In (oh yes, there’s more), check out the Shanghaiist calendar. If anyone so much as thinks the words, “I have nothing to do tonight,” may an angry Haibao come down and smite you.
Monday: BEAN Networking Night, China’s Environmental Debate
BEAN Shanghai, an international leadership organization with a passion for community service and volunteerism, are hosting their monthly networking night at Kuluska. Mingle with other BEAN members over drink specials and 15 RMB tapas, and find out about upcoming volunteer and social events.
7-10 PM. Kuluska, 528 Kanding Lu near Xikang Lu (康定路528弄 近西康路)
The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club is hosting Scottish journalist Isabel Hilton to discuss China’s environmental policies and how they have been impacted by the financial crisis. Hilton is behind the website China Dialogue, a forum for both Chinese and foreign environmentalists to exchange views and information.
Talk begins 7:30 PM. Maya, 2/F Shanghai Grand Plaza, 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) SFCC members free, Non-members 50 RMB. RSVP to [email protected]
Tuesday: Sub-Cinema presents Coffy
Sub-Culture has created a bi-weekly movie night, called Sub-Cinema, devoted to screening B-movies, cult classics, indies, and all the good stuff that lies under the radar. They kick off this Tuesday with 1973 action thriller Coffy, about a vigilante nurse who fights to take her city back from drug lords, pimps, and mobsters. As if that doesn’t sound awesome enough…there’s free popcorn!
Doors open at 7, screening at 9 PM. Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu between Fahuazhen and Pingwu Lu (幸福路 115号 近华山和法华镇路)
Wednesday: Shanghai Tweetup, The Master Builder
Missing your microblogging buddies? Not to worry, Shanghai tweetups are back on! Join the Shanghai Twitter gang for some excellent grub at Munchies followed by beer at Kaiba. Catch up with pals, gripe about the GFW and how much you miss YouTube, and bask in general geekery again.
6:30 PM at Munchies, 974 Wuding Lu near Jiazhou Lu (武定路974号 近胶州路) followed by Kaiba at 8:30 PM, 528 Kangding Lu near Xikang Lu (康定路528号 近西康路)
EastWest Theatre is putting on The Master Builder, a classic by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen about an ambitious middle-aged architect who fears he’s lost his relevance. As he looks at the effect his obsessive drive for success has had on his career and relationships, a mysterious woman appears who may lead him to new glory or his death. Performed through the 18th.
8-11 PM. Ke Center, 613 Kaixuan Lu near Wuyi Lu (凯旋路613号 近武夷路) Tickets ¥150 pre-sale, ¥200 at the door. RSVP to [email protected].com
Thursday: A whole heck of a lot
Here’s where we kick into high gear.
Dulwich College Shanghai is hosting a parenting forum for anyone who might want advice on raising a teen in this crazy city, from underage drinking to how to handle teenage behavior.
9-10 AM, Dulwich College Shanghai, 266 Lan’an Lu near Biyun Lu (蓝桉路266号 近碧云路) RSVP to [email protected]
Prepare for a verbal showdown as the Australians have a go at Great Debate 2009 against the British. The topic will be the ever-befuddling question: “Work to live, or live to work?”
Begins 6:30 PM. Kathleen’s 5, 5/F Shanghai Art Museum, 325 Nanjing Xi Lu near Huangpi Bei Lu (南京西路325号上海美术馆5楼 近黄陂北路)
FC Club Shanghai is hosting an evening of networking for headhunters, HR personnel and employers. Note to job seekers: those who are possible employers will be wearing smiley-face badges.
7:30-10:30 PM. Yu Bar, 159 Henan Nan Lu near Yan’an Dong Lu ((豫园万丽酒店河南南路159号 近延安东路) ¥80 with RSVP, ¥130 at the door
This week’s offering at Vienna Cafe’s film night is 1980 French movie The Last Metro, about a Jewish theatre director and his Gentile wife living in their theatre cellar in Paris as they hide from the Nazis. French with English subtitles.
7:30- 10 PM. Vienna Cafe, No.2, Lane 25 Shaoxing Lu near Shanxi Lu (绍兴路25弄2号 近陕西路) Free, but RSVP: 6445 2131
It’s time again for Glamour Bar’s monthly Big Glam Night Out, where Shanghai Pride parties the night away with drink specials, giveaways, and of course, glamorous music and views.
8 PM- 3 AM. Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路) No cover
Anar’s new “Hao Ting!” night aims to play non-mainstream house, and play it right: on vinyl. Special guest this week is DJ Fujiko from Japan. Go on and show your love and it might become a weekly staple.
Begins 10 PM. Anar, 129 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路137号 近法华镇路) No cover
Friday: Literary Lunch, Kiwi Drinks, La Nuit Electronique
Historian Gavin Menzies, author of “1421: The Year China Discovered the World” discusses history, his research, and his latest book, “1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance”. Book signing to follow. ¥188 includes a three course lunch with coffee or tea.
12:30-2:30 PM. M on the Bund, 7/F, No.5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路外滩5号7楼 近广东路) RSVP at 6350 9988
The third Friday of every month, New Zealanders in Shanghai are welcome to head to O’Malley’s to socialize and network, and take advantage of the ¥100 free-flow drinks and dinner deal.
6:30-8:30 PM. O’Malley’s, 42 Taojiang Lu near Hengshan Lu (桃江路42号 近衡山路)
Not Me, Shanghai French People and WA\\\C present an electro night with a six-DJ battle featuring Adept, Heatwolves, Mau mau, Steven Lorenz and Acid Pony Club. Guest VJ Maculate accompanies the music with a dancefloor light show, a live painting will be out on the patio and a Polaroid snapper will be on the prowl. ¥30 cover includes a special cocktail.
Begins 10 PM. Not Me, 21 Dongping Lu near Hengshan Lu (东平路21号 近衡山路)