Its PARTY TIME! Things are about to get busy in Shanghai with the long weekend coming up as well as the opening of the World Expo. We in particular are lusting in anticipation of the soft opening of the much-hyped Obama Club (which happens tonight!). So dust off your dancing shoes and grab that martini glass, it’s time to do the boggie!
Monday Conicidence @ Don Gallery, Soft Opening [email protected] Obama Club
Don Gallery continues their international group exhibitions, this time focusing on methodological design. Included are Ding Yi, one of the abstract painting pioneers in China, is well known for his repeated “+” shaped design, while Lore Vanelslande from Belgium is as patient and delicate in her mathematic design.
3-6pm, 1863 Huaihai Zhong Lu
Tuesday Shanghaiist Scrabble Happy Hour @ Cotton’s Xinhua, Yin-Yang Yoga @ 109
It’s the same great Happy Hour you’ve come to love, replete with good company and good spirits, 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 250 RMB worth of drinks at Cotton’s! No cover.
6-10pm, 294 Xinhua Lu, near Fanyu Lu (新华路294号, 近番禺路)
Take a break to get focus for the long weekend with some yoga. Yin-Yang yoga emphasizes the power of stillness. Each class will focus on finding the power in the stillness of select postures. In this way, by balancing the naturally in and yang, the harmony in the body enables energy to flow freely through all joints, muscles and organs making the combination of static and dynamic action a powerful and comfortable experience. All levels are welcome.
3/F, 100 Fuxing Rd West,French Concession near Yongfu Rd 复兴路100号 近武康路
Wednesday Drunken Dragon Pub Crawl, 2010 Shanghai Spring International Music Festival Concert Opening
Get a head start on the weekend and be nicely buzzed when Friday comes around. Starts at Bulldog, 1 Wulumuqi Lu, (corner of Dongping, Lu) For more info: http://www.pubcrawlshanghai.com/
3:30am – 4:30am, Starts at Bulldog, 1 Wulumuqi Lu, (corner of Dongping, Lu)
Ring in the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival with the sounds of the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra and the Shanghai Opera House Choir, conducted by Zhang Guoyon. RMB100-380
7.30pm-9.30pm, Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Da Dao,People’s Squarenear Huangpi Bei Lu, Metro Line 1, 2 & 8 People’s Square Station人民大道300号近黄陂北路, 地铁1, 2, 8号线人民广场站
Thursday Shanghai LGBT Meet and Greet @ Transit, School Story @ Park 97
This monthly meet and greet offers Shanghai’s LGBT crowd a place to convene and make new friends. Come down and enjoy RMB15 Tsingtaos and all the friendliest gay people in town.
9pm, Transit, 141 Tai’an Lu near Huashan Lu 泰安路141号近华山路
DJ G-Deep and MC-TK present School Story, a journey back to the ’80s and the spirit of your high school. Well, probably the spirit of a Chinese high school in the ’80s, but that still sounds pretty fun. Sexy girls in naughty uniforms? Tick. Wear your school uniform and get a free cocktail. No cover
9pm, 2A Gaolan Lu,Fuxing Parknear Sinan Lu, Metro Line 1 Shaanxi Nan Lu Station皋兰路2A近思南路, 地铁1号线陕西南路站
Friday SISO Expo Opening Boat Cruise, Expo Opening Party @ Kathleen’s 5
To celebrate the opening of the Expo, Shanghai student organization SISO is hosting a boat cruise, complete with ash-up music and fireworks on the Huangpu. Tickets are 150 RMB per person or 200 RMB the night. The boat leaves at 8:30pm, with an after party is at Sin. Check out http://www.siso-shanghai.org/ for boat cruise meet up details and ticket purchases.
8:30pm, 171 ZhongShan Nan Li Shiliupu Travel Center
Celebrate the Expo Opening ceremony with the comfort of a bubbly drink: Kathleen’s 5 is throwing a part, complete with projection screen on the outdoor terrace. Minimum of 488 rmb spent, reservations a must.
7pm, Kathleen’s 5, 5th floor Shanghai Art Museum, 325 Nanjing Xi Lu