Today’s the start of Restaurant Week, and dining-wise, that’s the big event of the next couple of days. From a cursory look at the site, T8, Sir Elly’s, Shintori and M1NT are all fully booked through the rest of the week and Laris, Nougatine and LAN Butterfly are quickly running out of seats. But there’s still plenty of other ways to get your gourmet on, so book now if you’re so inclined.
But if, for lack of interest or dietary reasons (there are pitifully little options for vegetarians on there), we’ve still got the low down on things to see and do here in Shanghai from Monday to Thursday. This week, art events a plenty as SHContemporary opens up!
Speaking of vegetarian options, Spiritual Shanghai is hosting a “gathering of like minded people interested in healing, health and wellness” at Anna Maya Vegetarian Cafe. Expect talks about healing, meditation, Reiki, yoga, EFT, Feng Shui, nutrition, pendulum dowsing, tarot and all that other hippie stuff.
7:30pm to 9:30pm, Anna Maya, 3 Taojiang Lu near Hengshan Lu, 桃江路3号
The This Modern World? exhibition begins at the Cool Docks. From their website: “Utilizing the language and means of the advertising industry, over 10 international artists will create messages and images that explore what it means to be modern in a world that is beyond modernity. Reflecting the World Expo theme of a ‘Better City Better Life’ with its yearning for the future, This Modern World will examine what global capital has done to shape an international public.” It’ll show until October 31.
老码头 Cool Docks, 505Zhongshan Dongyi Lu at Xin Matou Lu near Fuxing Lu 中山南路505号 和新码头路， 近复兴路
For more artistic stuff, Beijing based artist Feng Mengbo showcases his latest exhibition, which is set to transform Shanghai Gallery of Art into a realm of fantasy and the supernatural. Through new-media installation and painting works, Feng renders famous Chinese images into a contemporary story of Today’s Shanghai.
Shanghai Gallery of Art, 3/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 外滩三号，广东路13号
ShContemporary takes place every September in the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China. The first edition in 2007 immediately established itself as Asia’s most dynamic contemporary art fair. This third edition promises to be just as legendary. More information available at their website.
Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1000 Yan’an Zhong Lu near Tongren Lu, 延安中路1000号
Dada presents Cinemashup: art house films, documentaries, shorts and animation from all over the place set to music by Tina Sprinkles and Laura Ingalls. No cover.
9pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, between Fahuazhen Lu and Pingwu Lu, 幸福路115号进法华镇路
The German Junior Chamber Shanghai is organizing a panel discussion about challenges and chances for entrepreneurs in Shanghai. Panelists include Mark Kitto (ex-That’s Shanghai founder and Moganshan Lodge owner), Ekkehard Rathgeber (President of Bertelsmann Direct Group for 8 years), Ramakrishna S. Velamuri (Professor at CEIBS) and others. 170RMB entry fee includes snacks.
6:30pm, German Center, 88 Ke Yuan Road in Zhang Jiang Hi-Tech Park, 上海德国中心，上海市张江高科技园区科苑路88号
Node Lounge hosts Fashionata, a party where you get to check out INTIMA lingeries (on INTIMA’s models) and a demo show with HIP HAIR CULTURE salon. 180RMB gets you in with the free flow wine and french finger foods. RSVP at [email protected]
7pm to 10pm, Node Lounge, 570 Huaihaixi Lu near Hongqiao Lu, 淮海西路570号