It’s Scrabble week again! After the excitement of wordsmithing passes, there’s more to check out this week, including a Thai photoexhibit, a French fashion show, and drinking for a cause.
Monday: Bar Olympics
OZNZ starts off the week with a bevy of drunken challenges, from Wii games and darts to blackjack, ring toss, and of course the classic beer pong. Just buy a drink to enter, and the winner receives a bottle of vodka.
Begins 8:30 PM. OZNZ, 1153 Kaixuan Lu near Xinhua Lu (凯旋路1153号 近新华路)
Tuesday: Shanghaiist Scrabble Happy Hour
It’s your favorite happy hour, complete with Scrabble and Shanghaiist fans, and of course, a two-for-one drink special. With every drink, you get five scrabble tiles; make words on our board, and the person with the most points at the end of the night wins a ¥250 drink voucher to Cotton’s!
6-10 PM. Cotton’s, 294 Xinhua Lu near Fanyu Lu (新华路294号 近番禺路) No cover
Wednesday: Mademoiselle Fashion Show, American blues
M1NT presents a fashion show featuring the Miss Mean line by Ni Zhihua, a French-influenced designer whose style is full of feminine ruffles, flowers, and sensuous materials. Tickets are ¥180 and include two drinks.
7-10 PM. M1NT, 24/F 318 Fuzhou Lu near Shandong Zhong Lu (福州路24层 318号 近山东中路)
Singer Dave Keyes has played the New York music scene for over twenty years, guitarist Woody Mann has recorded with numerous blues and folk masters. Together, the duo presents their musical interpretations for a night of American blues, swing and gospel.
10:30 PM. JZ Club, 46 Fuxing Xi Lu near Yongfu Lu (复兴西路46号 近永福路)
Thursday: Drinks for a Cause
Social Venture Group is hosting their first Drinks for a Cause, benefitting the NGO Compassion for Migrant Children. CMC is a charity that helps urban migrant children through social and education programs; they will be describing their work in China and will also be selling ‘artsy’ merchandise. All proceeds go towards the CMC’s new community center. ¥100 at the door, includes a drink.
7-10 PM. Balthazar, No. 7 Lane 155 Jianguo Zhong Lu (建国中路155弄7号 近瑞金二路)
Friday: Twocities in Tune, Two Soldiers Exhibit
Twocities in Tune is back, and its spring kickoff concert features vocalist Yue Yan, pianist Steve Sweeting, and percussionist Jeremy Moyer on erhu and banjo. The trio will be performing arrangements of jazz and Chinese folk songs, focusing on music from Yunnan and Xinjiang.
7:30-9 PM. Twocities Gallery, 2/F Bldg 0, 50 Moganshan Lu near Aomen Lu (莫干山路50号0号楼2楼 近澳门路)
Shanghai Studio presents the opening of the photo exhibition Two Soldiers. Directed by Swiss Hanspeter Ammann, Two Soldiers is a series of 19 portraits of two Thai brothers who both serve in the Royal Thai Air Force. The exhibition runs until May 19. Random FYI, the studio is also hosting an Easter party afterwards, so come prepared to do the bunny hop.
9 PM. Shanghai Studio, Bldg 4, 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Wukang Lu (淮海中路1950弄4号楼 近武康路)