Summer is almost here! Now that Shanghai is getting warmer, it is the perfect weather for some outdoor activities. So whip out those tank tops/spaghetti straps and start getting toned for speedo/bikini season!
Monday Kickboxing @ Eternity Fitness Retreat, The Inspector Cluzo @ Yuyintang
Knock out those Monday blues with kickboxing at Eternity Fitness Retreat. Learn how to throw punches and kicks with control as you perfect your coordination and build core strength with full body exercises. Open to all levels 6pm (Mon), 7:30pm (Tues), Noon (Weds & Sat), 8:30 (Thurs)
6pm, 3F, 2 Yuyao Lu,Jing Annear Xikang Lu余姚路2号近西康路
The Inspector Cluzo is French ‘funk’n’roll’ duo Laurent Lacrouts and Mathieu Jourdain perform their vibrant blend of rock, jazz, funk and soul music at Yuyintang. Ticket prices and opening acts TBA.
8pm, Yuyintang, 851 Kai Xuan Road, near Yan’an Road West, 137-8890-0955
Tuesday Rooftop Yoga @ Shui Urban Spa, Shanghai Gaelic Football Training @ Luwan stadium
With all the people pouring into Shanghai for the Expo, it is nice to take a breather to center yourself again. Say Om with Evolving Wellness as they hold an outdoor core flow class to help you focus on and build core strength at Shui Urban Spa Tuesday mornings. Don’t forget your mat.
10:30 am – 11:45 am, 5/F, 376 Wukang Lu ,French Concessionnear Tai’an Lu武康路376号五楼近泰安路,6126-7800
People of all nationalities and skill levels come together to exercise, learn how to play a really fun game and make some great friends! Come this Tuesday (or Saturday) and give it a shot!!!!! (Remember to bring your football-boots or trainers, both are appropriate footwear)
There is a Free Club Bus that departs from the Blarney Stone at 12noon. SHARP! 5A Dongping Road, Hengshan Road 东平路5a,近衡山路
8-10pm, 135 Jianguo Xi Lu,Luwannear Shaan Xi Nan Lu建国西路135号近陕西南路
Wednesday SwapMeet @ The Shelter, Mahjong event @ Accent Mandarin
SwapMeet is a *weekday* night party which brings together a bunch of kitschy artsy stuff from all over town for a chill night of indie art and music. Come to see friends doing cool things. Free.
10.30-11.30pm, The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu, 永福路5号
Pong! Accent Mandarin has organized a Mahjong event on every Wednesday 14:00-15:30 at their Pu’xi School location (Room 1, No.185,South Chongqing Rd).
This event covers a brief introduction of Mahjong origin, game rules, etc.
2pm – 3:30 pm, Room 1, No.185,South Chongqing Rd
Thursday Wear Objects solo show by Gordon Chandler @ stageBACK, Cool Runnings @ The Melting Pot
Gordon Chandler’s work comes from the tactile differences between his materials and subjects – he sculpts industrial cast-offs into iconic Kimono shapes. The contrasts are the natural outcome of his Duchampian use of found materials. “I have a very practical bent,” he says, “I use things of very little value and elevate them.” Check out the intriguing results at this art space.
2-6pm, Rm. 310, Bldg 11, 696 Weihai LuJing Annear Shaanxi Bei Lu威海路696号11号楼310室 近陕西北路
Seems like summer is arriving real soon! We should start preparing for it by getting into the mood! Starting next week on Thursday (05/06/2010), The Melting Pot will be organizing an event called “Cool Runnings” every week on Thursday. It will be held in the day-time at The Melting Pot on Taikang Road. There will be lively Reggae music played by a live band and their food special for that day will be a 20 RMB snack combo meal. This consists of chicken wings, sausages and fresh salad rolls. The drink special will be Gosling with ginger beer at a “2 for 1″ offer. So dress up comfortably, head down to The Melting Pot, kick back and relax to the sounds of Reggae all day every Thursday from 1pm – 6pm.
1-6pm,No. 288 Taikang Road
Friday Conference: AROUND THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC @ Alliance Francaise de Shanghai, Gay movie Night @ Shanghai studio
Prior to the French-Chinese multimedia concert ” Voici le Nouveau jardin ” scheduled May 8 in Shanghai as part of the festival Croisements, Alliance Française is organizing a conference on contemporary music with composer Thierry Pécou, video artist Li Jingfei and musician Chen Leiji (guqin). More info on the concert www.faguowenhua.com
6/F, 297 Wusong Lu,Hongkounear Tanggu Lu吴淞路297号6楼近塘沽路
Head over to grab a drink and watch gay-themed feature films and short videos. Participants take turns introducing and showing clips from their favorite LGBT movies (max. 20 minutes), or videos about LGBT topics they have found or made themselves. If you would like to show clips of your own favorite gay-themed feature film or short video, just show up.
8.30-10.30pm, No.4, Lane 1950 Huanghai Zhong Lu,Huaihai Zhong Lunear Xingguo Lu淮海中路1950弄4号近兴国路