For all you Americans out there, this week usually means turkey, family, American football, and deadly Walmart shopping stampedes. In Shanghai, this week means some of those things too! Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
The Shanghai Foreign Correspondent’s Club is hosting another interesting talk this week, this time focusing on the UK’s new political regime. Jonathan Ford, the chief lead writer at Financial Times, will be speaking about the return of the Conservative Party and what that means for the UK’s economic and political future. RSVP at [email protected] 100RMB fixed menu, The House of Roosevelt, Bund No. 27, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road near Beijing Dong Lu, 中山东一路27号近北京东路.
Tuesday hosts French band YeePee at Yuyintang, a pop folk duo “with lo-fi affinities.” According to their tour flyer, they sound like “the ground in autumn, exhalations, sober souls, a hot bath on cold days, salted skin.” 30 RMB, conflicting reports over start time but 9:30pm sounds about right, Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu 凯旋路851号
Ixpat.com hosts an evening of global networking and cultural exchange at Kaiba this Wednesday. If you’re looking to make a few new friends, the event is free (RSVP requested) and promises drink deals. Free, 8pm, Kaiba, 528 Kangding Lu near Xikang Lu, 康定路528号 近西康路.
Shanghai is stuffed full of options on Thanksgiving and we’re not about to list them all here. You can head out on the town (American mainstays include Boxing Cat, Malone’s, or Bubba’s, reservations a must) or stay at home and order in an entire feast (which allows for emergency post-tryptophan pajama access.)
And really, you should all schedule your feedings early, allow some recovery time, then head over to Lune for ROCKSGIVING!, a charity concert full of stellar local acts, raising money for an excellent local cause. BEAN Shanghai hosts the event, all proceeds of which will go towards scholarships for migrant students through the Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation. Because giving rocks!! Man oh man, some of us are pretty excited for this one: Boys Climbing Ropes, Friend or Foe, Duck Fight Goose, and Rainbow Danger Club. Need I say more? 50 RMB, 8pm, Lune, 218 Xinle Lu near Donghu Lu, 新乐路218号近东湖路