That was some weekend, wasn’t it? For some ideas on how to take it easy the next few days (besides vegging out and watching the Olympics), check out this week’s events, from pool to indie music to back-to-back kung fu movies.
Monday: Swan Lake
Swan Lake is back in the city, again. Enjoy the classic story of Odette the swan princess, set against Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and performed by the stellar dancers of the Russian National Ballet.
7 PM. Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Da Dao near Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号 近黄陂北路) Tickets ¥180-880
Tuesday: Sub-Cinema Double Feature
Film screening group Sub-Cinema are now becoming a weekly staple at Dada, and to celebrate they’re turning this week’s movie night into a kung-fu double feature. First up is 1978’s The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, followed by 1975 flick The Master of the Flying Guillotine. Both are considered highly influential staples of the kung fu genre- so any self-respecting fan of Kill Bill better be out there.
8 PM. Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu between Fahuazhen and Pingwu Lu (幸福路115号 近华山和法华镇路) No cover
Wednesday: Pool Tournament, Swap Meet
Get over that mid-week hump by whacking around some sticks and balls. This weekly double elimination 8-ball pool tournament is free to enter, and the winner receives a ¥300 food and drink voucher valid for a week.
8 PM. The Spot, 331 Tongren Lu near Beijing Xi Lu (铜仁路331号 近北京西路)
Afterwards, check out Swap Meet, a weekly night devoted to chill. Enjoy cheap drinks and sets by fave local DJs, art installations, and video games on the club projector. Get your Street Fighter on.
9 PM- 3 AM. The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu (永福路5号 近复兴路)
Thursday: Irish Business Mixer
The Irish Business Forum hosts their monthly business mixer, a chance to mingle with the Irish Consulate and network with other professionals. Supporting the Irish business community while enjoying happy hour drinks- that’s a win-win.
7-11:30 PM. Ritz Bar, 2/F Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu near Tongren Lu (波特曼酒店2楼 南京西路1376号 近铜仁路) No cover
Friday: Shelter Website Launch
Shelter has announced the launch of shelter.cn, their new site full of music updates, downloads, giveaways and more. To celebrate, they’ve organized a night with a line-up of local staples and recognized names like Drunk Monk, V-Nutz, Void, Antidote and more. Welcome to the interwebs, Shelter.
9 PM. The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu (永福路5号 近复兴路) ¥30