Well it’s Monday again, which means it’s time for our weekly list of everything there is to do around Shanghai this Monday through Thursday. And this week it’s all about social networking…
It’s time once again for BEAN’s monthly networking night. If you’re a young professional (or even if you’re not) and dig things like volunteering and social work, come gather at the Hustler’s Lounge at Maya for drinks and casual conversation with like-minded individuals. Drink deals and finger foods to entice the masses. 7:30pm to 10:00pm, Hustler’s Lounge @ Maya, No. 568 Ju Lu Road, Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club House 2nd Floor, 静安区巨鹿路568弄四方新城.
We caught this one just in time: PiRO Bar and Restaurant is holding a week-long “Rush Week” of food and drink deals to celebrate their opening. Get what sounds like a decent burger for 30 RMB, or just stop by for the 10 RMB shots (all day long!) Belgium drafts are all buy-one-get-one. Sounds like a steal if you ask me, and it ends tonight! Today only, PiRO, 91 Changshu Lu, near Changle Lu, 常熟路91号近长乐路.
Come join China-based microfinancing organization Wokai at their Drinks for a Better World this Tuesday. Get together with microfiniance supporters and experts while enjoying drink deals at Lola. This week’s guest speaker is Richard Brubaker, HandsOn China executive and Professor of Responsible Leadership at China European International Business School. Drinks start 6:30pm, guest speaker at 8pm, Lola, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu, 永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路
MAYA’s still got those free Tango lessons going on! Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to learn the noble dance of Argentina, led by Tango Bang teachers. One catch: you have to buy at least one drink (40 RMB or two for 60 RMB.) 8:30, MAYA, 2/F, Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club House, 568 Julu Lu, 巨鹿路568号四方新城俱乐部2楼
Vienna Cafe’s weekly movie night has a particularly good one on the docket for this Thursday. They’ll be screening The Last Train Home, a documentary by Chinese-Canadian director Fan Lixin that tells the story of the millions of Chinese migrant workers who toil in the cities all year long before returning home for Chinese New Year. RSVP by phone required: 021 644 52 131. 7:30pm, Vienna Cafe, No.2, Lane 25 Shaoxing Lu, near Shanxi Lu, 绍兴路25弄2号 近陕西路.
Tired of the English teaching racket? Yet another networking event this week is targeted at those of you looking for some career development. The FC Club (Fortune Connection Club) will be holding a Headhunter Social Networking event this Thursday at Renaissance in Zhongshan Park. FC Club brings together business professionals, managers, expatriates, and HR people in cities across China. It’s not free, but 100 RMB (if you RSVP, 150 RMB at the door) gets you a complementary drink and more finger food! Zpark Bar, Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park, 25 Floor No. 1018 Changning Road, near Huichuan Road, 长宁路1018号近汇川路靠近中山公园.
It’s time for Cotton’s 2nd annual Neil Young Tribute! Live Neil Young song to be performed by Paul Meredith, Tom Pang, Jerry Liu, Mark Wengel, Lars Jensen and more! Free, 9pm, Cotton’s, Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, near Fanyu Lu, 新华路294号, 近番禺路.