Check out our picks for fun things to fill your weekdays with in Shanghai: networking nights, celebrating French National Day, Thursday pub crawls and more!
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Museum of Art History) has teamed up with Shanghai’s own Lomo store to present two new LomoWalls of photos of the museum and everything in it, taken by Vienesse Lomographers as well as the employees of the museum. This will be the last night you can catch it, so go!
Lomography Gallery Store, 126 Jinxian Lu near Maoming Nan Lu, 进贤路126号
Want to network and find out how to volunteer at the same time? Then join BEAN Shanghai’s monthly networking night at Ginger. Tonight, they’ll be offering an opportunity to connect with other professionals interested in social work, as well as Asian-inspired cocktails and beer for 30RMB. Starts at 7pm.
Ginger, 299 Fuxing Xi Lu near Huashan Lu, 复兴西路299
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. Starts at 7:30pm.
Cotton’s, 132 Anting Lu near Jianguo Xi Lu 安亭路132号 近建国西路
This week at DaDa’s Subculture Cinema Night: Vanishing Point. Kowalski, a car delivery man, bets a friend that he can drive from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours. Starts at 9pm.
Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu 幸福路115号
Leading 6th generation film maker Jia Zhangke will show his latest film “I Wish I Knew” (with English subtitles) and and answer questions afterward. His new project began as a film about Shanghai but evolved into an exploration of how Chinese people see history over the past century. By combining 18 people’s stories – including blogger Han Han and painter Chen Danqing – with his signature style, Jia paints a portrait of modern day Shanghai and the revolutions, assassinations and love stories that shaped it. Screening starts at 7pm. Members 30 RMB; Non-members 60 RMB
: Shanghai Film Art Center, Cinema 8, 160 Xinhua Lu near Panyu Lu. Q&A will take place at 9:30 pm at Cotton’s, 294 Xinhua Lu (300 meters down the street)
Mr & Mrs Bund is hosting a no doubt fancy, but also free, shindig in their restaurant on the Bund to celebrate Bastille Day. Damien Kay and Charp will be playng French 70s and 80s hits all night long and the dress code is Disco. Starts at 11pm.
6/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Nanjing Dong Lu, 外滩18号
For something musically a little more recent, Mural is also participating in French National Day celebrations. They’ll be playing French movies on the big screen from 8pm onwards and the best of French songs from the 80s until now. Entry is 30rmb for girls, 60rmb for guys, including 2 drinks.
Mural, 697 Yongjia Lu near Hengshan Lu, 永嘉路697号
What better night for a pub crawl than Thursday? The Drunken Dragon one starts at O’Malley’s and ends… well, a different place each week. Sign up for it on their website. 150 RMB entry, begins at 9:30pm.
O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 42 Taojiang Lu, 桃江路42号