Photo of Sichuan’s Qiang people from Cultural China
This week in Shanghai, try out some new things! Whether it be handball or informative sessions on microfinancing or charity auctions (that help everything from migrant children to saving Sichuan’s Qiang people from losing their cultural heritage), the city has a lot to offer this week. Check out our picks for stuff you ought to attend below.
The National Museum of Marine in Paris brings to us the work of Etienne Sigaut, who lived in Shanghai in the early 20th century and took pictures of its docks and maritime works. Go to Hongkou for a taste of how people lived along the Huangpu between 1943 and 1947. The exhibition runs until January 29th.
8:30am to 8:30pm on weekdays, Alliance Francaise de Shanghai, 6/F, 297 Wusong Lu near Tanggu Lu 吴淞路297号6楼近塘沽路
Feel like getting a little sports competition in on a Monday night? A friendly group of guys and gals organize a handball game once a week at the French and German school. Typical sessions start with “warm up[s], stretching, some shooting with the goalies, new exercises and then a practice game. Post-session, get social and grab a bit to eat.” Best of all, it’s free.
8pm, French and German School – Euro Campus, No.30, Lane 399 Zhuguang Lu, near Gaoguang Lu 诸光路399弄30号近高光路
Watch Cannes award winner Millennium Mambo, an art house romance following nightclub waitress Vicky as she navigates a thorny love triangle between boyfriend Hao Hao and gangster Jack. In Mandarin with English subtitles
8PM, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, between Fahuazhen Lu and Pingwu Lu in Changning District, 幸福路115号进法华镇路
Curious about all the immunizations your kid is supposed to receive? ParkwayHealth is hosting a Bumps and Babes informative session, which will tell you all you need to know about young children and vaccinations. 80RMB includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
10AM to 12PM, Paulaner Brauhaus, 150 Fenyang Lu near Yueyang Lu 汾阳路150号近岳阳路
Award-winning photographer Sean Gallagher showcases depictions of the growing desertification of China. He will also speak on the crisis and its effects. 120RMB for BritCham members, 150RMB for non-members. Entry includes two drinks, canapes, and entry to the next event.
6PM to 7PM, Mesa. Manifesto. Mix. 748 Julu Lu near Fumin Lu 巨鹿路748号进富民路
Stick around for the HOW Project’s silent auction, which seeks to raise money for minority children in extreme poverty, giving them a better chance to succeed by providing them with basic needs and support that we have all taken for granted. 80 RMB donation to enter (one drink included along with a pack of Project postcards)
7:30PM, Mesa. Manifesto. Mix. 748 Julu Lu near Fumin Lu 巨鹿路748号进富民路
If you’re a young professional interested in microfinancing, grassroots group Opportunity International is hosting their Young Ambassadors for Opportunity information session. Learn how to provide small business loans and training to people living in poverty. RSVP with [email protected] or call 52521518.
7:30PM, twocities gallery, 2/F, Bldg 0, 50 Moganshan Lu near Aomen Lu, 莫干山路50号0号2楼近澳门路
Shanghai Dolls launches their website (www.shanghaidolls.org) with a party! Details and RSVP on the website. All girls who attend can win lucky draw prizes valued at more than 10,000RMB. There’s also buy-one-get-one-free on all cocktails and house pours.
9:30PM, 6F, Barbie Shanghai, 550 Huaihai Zhong Lu Near Maoming Nan Lu 淮海中路550号芭近成都南路
YI Shanghai Art Museum kicks off their “New Perfect Art Campaign 2010” with Paul Lisak and Max Ma creating oil pieces that recall masters from the 16th and 17th centuries. Some of their art will then be sold at a charity auction, which will help Jet Li’s One Foundation in its initiative to rejuvinate ancient Qiang Culture. The exhibit lasts until Jan 29.
YI Shanghai Art Museum, NO.1, Jianguo Zhong Road, 建国中路1号