All the things you’d want to do this Monday to Thursday in Shanghai. On the schedule this week: Malaysian indie rock, Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at Chinatown, Roots & Shoots events aplenty and of course – our awesome Shanghaiist Scrabble night!
If you’re at Expo, or thinking of going for the cheaper afternoon shift, check out the Malaysia Pavilion: Five standout acts from Malaysia’s Indie and Rock scene are here in Shanghai! The performers rock band One Buck Short and singer-songwriters Liyana Fizi, Ady Suwardy, Zalila Lee and Izzy Mohamed are showcasing the upcoming FEYST10 World Tour. The shows are free to all Expo ticket holders.
5pm to 9pm, Malaysia Pavilion, Expo 2010 Shanghai China, 3588 Pudong Road, Shanghai
Shanghaiist Scrabble Happy Hour is here again! Celebrate the end of August and drink your back-to-school blues away while engaging your brain in some righteous wordsmithery. With every two-for-one 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!
6pm to 10pm, 294 Xinhua Lu, near Fanyu Lu (新华路294号, 近番禺路)
Chinatown hosts its first performance of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” a cooperation between their regular cast and actors from other recent Shanghai productions. Tickets are 150RMB for a seat and cocktail. If you miss it today, you can also go to see it on Wednesday or Thursday.
7pm, Gosney & Kallman’s Chinatown, 471 Zhapu Lu near Haining Lu, 乍浦路471号
Luo Fahui’s show, “The Doom of Spring Flourish” has its open ing party at the FEIZI Gallery. Luo Fahui was born in 1961 in Chongqing, China and his oil paintings have since been exhibited both China as well as Madrid, London and Brussels. As a partnership with Shanghai Roots & Shoots, limited editions of the Artist Series Wine (Luo Fahui 2010) will be provided by Jade Valley Wine & Resort. For each wine bottle, you will get an artist’s autograph and a tree planted in your name.
5pm to 7pm, Feizi Gallery, 55 Fuxing Xi Lu near Wulumuqi Lu
Shanghai’s premier cricket club, the Bashers, will be hosting a pub quiz at the Camel. To enter a team (they recommend 4) will cost 100RMB with all proceeds going to the Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project. There are prizes to be won and drinks specials on the night.
7pm to 9pm, The Camel Sports Bar, 1 Yueyang Road
The Shelter hosts a night of internactive music and media with ROM. icenine and olivepixel will be showing their cyberpunk audio/visual experiment on the screens while DJ Cavia and DJ Blaise will spin dubstep, rachetcore, and dark electronic.
10pm, The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxingxi Lu