All the things you want to do this Monday to Thursday in Shanghai. On the schedule this week: Candian Thanksgiving, Dave Chappelle, and the World Photography Festival. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
HAPPY (Canadian) THANKSGIVING!! Join Canada as it celebrates the end to the harvest with bountiful feasts of turkey and stuffing. The only place we can find offering food on the actual holiday (today) is Julie’s, providing a set menu at 298RMBper person or a take home feast for 780RMB. Make your reservations early!
7pm, Julie’s three locations.
If you feel like rocking out in Italian, head over to Mao Livehouse tonight (or to Europe Square at the Expo tomorrow) for Italian band Afterhours. They were listed in Spin Magazine’s “100 Greatest Bands You’ve Never Heard Of,” and have album titles like “All Good Children Go to Hell.” Best of all? It’s FREE.
10pm, Mao Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu
For their third monthly 30 SEAT SCREENING, KIN is featuring Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, a concert documentary chronicling the massive block Party Dave threw in Brooklyn in 2004. With the quirky direction of Michel Gondry and appearances by a range of artists (Roots, Mos Def, Kanye West, and the Fegees to name a few) it promises to be entertaining. KIN will be offering drink deals (buy 1 get 1) from 6pm to 10pm.
Movie starts at 8pm, KIN, 65 Maoming Bei Lu.
If you’re in to laser light shows AND jazz, then have we got a show for you! In conjunction with the Shanghai Jazz Festival, and in celebration of it’s 20-year anniversary, Shanghai Centre is providing Sound&Light Shows coupled with Jazz Performances for four days straight. It kicks off on Wednesday evening with Nils Landgren, a funky-sounding trombonist.
Light show starts at 7:30pm, concert at 8pm. Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
As part of it’s music, arts, and design showcases across three cities in China, NOTCH (Nordic + Chinese) brings Norwegian synth-pop dance queen Annie to Mao Livehouse on Wednesday evening. With no listing on Mao’s website, it’s difficult to determine whether there will be any other acts on the docket. Tickets are 60 at the door (50 presale.) 8:30pm, Mao Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu.
Shanghai’s first World Photography Festival kicks off Thursday night with their opening party at Gallery18. The festival runs from Oct 14 – 17 and features seminars, talks, workshops, and portfolio reviews led by industry experts. Tickets for the festival are 122 rmb (50% student discount, more info here.) Not a photographer? Instead you can head over to see the World Photography Exhibition, which is free and features the Sony World Photography Awards 2010, among others.
Opening party 6 – 9pm. Gallery18, 4/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu.