All the things you’d want to do this Monday to Thursday in Shanghai. On the schedule this week: This week, talks from back pain experts, China environment experts and micro-finance experts. Plus, celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the start of Oktoberfest!
Have back pains? Tony Cucuzzella, MD. , a leading authority on non-surgical approaches to treating back and neck pain, will be conducting a free talk on the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of back and neck pain in Jinqiao. For more information, call (021) 3382-1770.
7:30pm, Community Center Shanghai – Jinqiao The Greenhills Clubhouse – 2/F Lane 418 Jin Xiu East Road (near intersection of Bai Hua Road)
Jonathan Watts, the Guardian’s Asia environment correspondent will be presenting about environmental issues regarding China. Watts traveled 100,000 miles from the mountains of Tibet to the deserts of Inner Mongolia to examine the challenges facing those at the top of society and the problems and hopes of those below. He will talk about environmental tragedies, consumer excess and inspiring dedication he witnessed and China’s role in the environmental debate. Members of The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club can get in free; non-members 50RMB.
7:30pm, The House of Roosevelt, Bund No. 27, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, 27 Zhong Shan Dong Yi lu 黄浦区
Hot Mexico import, Nortec Collective, will be playing at Expo. Nominated for 3 Grammy awards, Nortec Collective has shared the stage with Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, and Basement Jaxx. The term Nortec is a conjunction of Norteño and Techno, but mainly, it describes the collision between the music, style and culture of electronic music with those of norteño and tambora, two music genres indigenous to the North of Mexico.
8pm, Greenland Expo Square, Puxi Expo Grounds
But if you’re not at Expo today, no worries – they’ll be hosting an after party (with Bostich + Fussible) at Dada. It’s a little late for a Monday night, but it sure beats heading all the way to Pudong to spend 90RMB to get in. This one is free!
11pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu, 幸福路115号
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, Cotton’s, 132 Anting Lu near Jianguo Xi Lu 安亭路132号 近建国西路
Like microfinance? like drinking? Wokai hosts drinks with and a short presentation from Gabrielle Harris, Executive Director at PlaNet Finance. Then you have a chance to help Gaowa, an Inner Mongolian entrepreneur, fulfill her dream to raise pigs to feed her family. Drink specials from 6:30pm.
6:30pm, Hamilton House, 137 Fuzhou Lu near Jiangxi Zhong Lu, 福州路137号
This week at Dada Subcinema Night: Breathless (1960), a Jean-Luc Godard movie about a young car thief who kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him. It was banned for four years… and now you can find out how big prudes French people used to be! Free popcorn and entry.
9pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu, 幸福路115号
Mi Tierra throws a “first Mexican carnival” (the first ever, we’ve heard) for Mexican independence day. Expect a live Latin band, raffles, games, and kid’s activities… and food and drink, of course. Starts from 5 pm. No entry fee but reservation preferred: email [email protected] or call 5465 5837.
5pm, Mi Tierra, 17 Yongjia Lu near Maoming Lu, 永嘉路17号
Also celebrating the bicentennial of everybody’s favorite place to get TEQUILA! is Zapata’s. Free Margs for ladies until midnight and a famous Mexican DJ from Chihuahua spinning the decks.
7pm, Zapata’s, 5 Hengshan Lu near Dongping Lu, 衡山路5号
And get ready for the third contender for best Mexican Independence Day party this year: Cantina Agave. The theme this year is “El Grito de Dolores” the best “Grito” war cry will win a 1000 RMB gift certificate from Cantina. The party starts at 7pm and they’ll be launching Corralejo Tequila at the party so ALL shots and margaritas will be made with CORRALEJO (and for those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s one of the best tequilas from Mexico) For a 200RMB cover, there’ll be plenty of Corona, margheritas, Corrajelo Tequila and tasty Mexican treats to go around!
7pm, Cantina Agave, 291 Fumin Road near Changle Road
Who knew Oktoberfest could be celebrated in September? Hofbräuhaus starts off the Shanghai version on Thursday night with free flow beer and all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets can be bought from their hotline: 6163 3699, and will cost you a cool 298RMB.