Sure, it’s not the most active week Shanghai’s seen lately, but there’s still a wealth of things to look forward to. From gaming nights to art education, we’ve got you covered on all that looks interesting in this city. Plus, don’t forget: Friday marks the start of the Shanghai International Literary Festival! We can’t wait!
Dada hosts a games night to help you beat the Mondays. Head over for free pizza (until 10PM) when you buy a pitcher of beer or a bottle of wine, plus everything from Nintendo Wii games on the big screen to Twister competitions, language games and Jenga.
8:30PM. Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu between Fahuazhen and Pingwu Lu (幸福路115号 近华山和法华镇路) No cover
Art Scene Warehouse starts its Z Artists gallery, which tackles Western influences on practical issues in China and focuses on artists whose surnames start with the letter Z: ZHANG JIE, ZHONG BIAO, ZHOU FAN, ZHOU WEIHUA, ZOU TAO, ZHU WEI. The exhibition runs until March 31.
10am to 6:30PM, Art Scene Warehouse, 2F, Bldg No. 4B, 50 Moganshan Lu, 莫干山路50号4号楼B 座2层
Art educator Sheila Greenspan helps us all develop our skills in looking at contemporary art. Even if you don’t have an art background, you’ll be taught the visual literacy skills that’ll help you know what everyone’s going on about when they’re looking at that black blob on a white canvas. Session is 700RMB.
11am to 2:30pm. Eastlink Gallery, F5, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu (莫干山路50号). Email Kate at kate (@) eastlinkgallery (.) cn.
The OK, Deal! Club turns two and they’re having a party at Mural to celebrate it. A live show, games, and lucky draws await those who come. Free entrance for all guests, free cocktails for the ladies (and a buy-one-get-one-free deal for gentlemen).
7PM. Mural Bar, 697 Yongjia Lu near Hengshan Lu, 永嘉路697号 近衡山路. Free.
It’s Women’s Day on this day, so there’s several interesting events dedicated specifically to the fairer sex. First, if you’re of the charitable mind: Check out this book talk by orphanage founder Lisa Bentley, who will then chair a panel on volunteering in China and Africa along with Intelligent China founder Katherine Song and ex-KPMG consultant Sarah Ghan. RSVP by email using info (@) epws-shanghai (.) org.
5:30 to 9:30PM. Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World, 88 Nanjing Xi Lu near People’s Square, 南京西路88号. 150RMB for members, 250RMB for non-members, RMB50 added walk-in fee. Cover includes snacks and two drinks.
Or, if you’re more business-minded, there’s the Joint Chamber Women in Business Networking Event. Meet AustCham, AmCham and BritCham members and work your guanxi while snacking on canapes and drinking fine wines. RSVP with helen.li (@) austchamshanghai (.) com.
6:30PM to 8:30PM. Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, The Bund, near Guangdong Lu, 中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路. 170RMB for chamber members, 210RMB for the rest, added 50RMB walk-in fee.
Go down to wine importer Yangjiu’s offices to get educated on the basics of wine. Top guy Mathieu Laird will take you through everything from reds to ports in this first of a series of twenty tutorials. Two glasses of wine will be included with the 100RMB fee. Contact m.liard (@) yangjiu (.) com to get into the class.
7pm. Yangjiu offices, Unit 5A, Qihua Building, 1375 Huaihaizhong Lu. 100RMB.
The Shanghai International Literary Festival kicks off today with a talk by Dario Castagno, an English writer who went a-travelin’ through Tuscany. RSVP for a place with prue (@) m-onthebund (.) com. After the talk, you’ll get to mingle with cocktails and book-loving companions.
6PM, Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, The Bund, near Guangdong Lu, 中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路