Playboy is turning 50 this week! Who hoo! Time to break out the champagne at M1NT! If bunnies are not your scene, check out Books and Brushes which will benefit underprivileged Chinese kids or the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Celebrating bunnies or kids? Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Monday The New Gastronomy Fiesta: Oscar Calleja & Toshiro Konishi @Gran Melia Hotel , BEAN Networking Night @ Ginger Indochine
Spain comes to Shanghai with some of its finest chefs in tow. Their Gastronomy Fiesta starts with Oscar Oscar Calleja, of Cantabria’s Annua, paired with Toshiro Konishi, of Lima, Peru’s Toshi on June 7. Menus are priced at 528rmb (S), 658rmb (M), and 788rmb (L) and reservations are suggested (Call 3867 9777). See the full schedule on Smart Shanghai.
2/F, Gran Melia Shanghai, 1288 Lujiazui Huan Lu, near Dongyuan Lu, 陆家嘴环路1288号2楼，近东园路
Start the work week with this casual evening of drinks and conversations. It’s a chance to connect with Shanghai’s diverse mix of young professionals and get the latest news on upcoming volunteer and social events happening around the city. No entry fee.
7pm-10pm, Ginger Indochine 1/F, 30 Sinan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu, 思南路30号1楼
Tuesday Royal Asiatic Society Lecture @ Mesa & Manifesto, Lesinshanghai @ Cotton’s Anting
William Hanbury-Tenison will be reading from the letters of Sir Thomas Hanbury K.C.V.O. (1832-1907). Thomas Hanbury played a vital role in the development of the British Concession in Shanghai. He first arrived here at 21 in September 1853 and only returned to Britain ten years later, having amassed an impressive fortune. He was later knighted by the Queen in 1901. His distant cousin William Hanbury-Tenison will read the letters Hanbury wrote home to his father and brother from Shanghai. Entrance: RMB 30 (RAS members) and RMB 80 (non-members) RSVP to RAS Enquiry desk: [email protected]
7pm – 8pm, Mesa & Manifesto 748 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu 巨鹿路748号， 近富民路
Lesinshanghai, a group for lesbian, gay and bisexual women to meet up, hosts its monthly drink night. Every second Tuesday, get to know new and old women at this friendly, inclusive event.
7:30pm – 9:30pm, Cotton’s, 132 Anting Lu near Jianguo Xi Lu 安亭路132号 近建国西路
Wednesday Spring Soccer League, Books and Brushes @ Not Me
Whip out those booties for some ball play with the ASAS soccer league. It’s a seven to seven format and there are both co-ed and single-sex leagues. So lace up your cleats and hit the grass. Family BBQ during the finals too! Contact Tom Zheng
@ 139-1731-6770 or email [email protected] www.asas.com.cn
Book and Brushes is an event to raise money for workshops that benefit underprivileged Chinese kids. Art+ will be auctioning off works from their collection and money from the event will also be donated to the Library Project which helps build libraries in rural China. 30 RMB cover charge.
7.30pm-10.30pm, 21 Dongping Lu,French Concessionby Hengshan Lu东平路21号近衡山路
Thursday Playboy’s 50th Birthday @ M1NT, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
June 10th is Playboy’s 50th birthday and the team at M1NT is throwing a party to celebrate. On the decks will be DJ of the Year 2007, DJ Sam Young. Come in your best bunny suit. 100rmb for non-members.
10pm, 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Lu福州路318号, 近山东路
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra along with award wining conductor Daniel Harding is coming to Shanghai for an evening of world-class music. Their program includes Bartok’s “Violin Concerto No. 2” and Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1”. I would still wear my bunny suit. Tickets can be found here.
7.30pm, 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd, 上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号
Friday DJ Han @ Sin, 2010 FIFA World Cup Screening & Live Boxing @ Zheji Sports Gym & Lounge
DJ Han hailing from Korea is one youngest DJs in charge of the game right now, his signature mixes and music selection has been sort after by some of the leading clubs around. Be sure to checkout this emerging star as he rocks a thrilling 2 hours set packed with Hip Hop, R&B, House, Soul, Funk and Mash Ups beats that will surely leave you wanting more. (No cover)
9pm, Sin 23/F, Want Want Plaza, 211 Shimen Yi Lu 石门一路211号， 旺旺大厦23楼
HD Plasma TVs, surround sound system, live boxing, cheerleaders, music bands and a room full of soccer fans. What more could you want? More details at http://www.shzheji.com/ 13761331683 (English) 02151077397 (Chinese)
or email at [email protected]
Zheji Sports Gym & Lounge, 217 North Nujiang Rd. (near Daduhe Rd.), Level B1 inside Yafan Fashion Business Hotel; 怒江北路 217号 (近大渡河路) 亚繁风尚商务酒店 B1层