All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: a French fusion musician at House of Blues & Jazz, a crazy British farce at Chinatown, Shanghai-based creative people chatting you up, and a meet & greet with the fighters of the upcoming Brawl on the Bund! Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Get spiritual at Anna Maya this Monday for the monthly meeting of Spiritual Shanghai. They are, in their words, “a monthly gathering of like minded people interested in healing, health and wellness. On the first Monday of every month we meet practitioners, individuals involved in the healing arts or people just interested in having a more holistic approach to life within the bustling city of Shanghai. This is open to all, and we welcome new members to support this growing community.” Email [email protected] for more info.
7:30pm, Anna Maya Vegetarian Cafe, 3 Taojiang Lu near Hengshan Lu, 桃江路3号
Duncan Morellet, 30-year-old French musician, will be headlining a special evening show at House of Blues & Jazz that’s touted as East-meets-West-meets-South: European Jazz plus Asian sounds plus Caribbean rhythms. No cover, and if you miss him tonight, you can catch him on the 13th too.
9:30pm, House of Blues & Jazz, 60 Fuzhou Lu near Sichuan Lu, 福州路60号
What do Sardines, flowers, and glue that eats through anything have in common? They’re all featured in Chinatown’s new production of ‘Noises Off’ by Michael Frayn. Supposed to be good fun British farce. Tickets are 150rmb including, 2 drinks per person (wine/standard house drink/beer/soft drinks). Group bookings can be made in advance. Chinatown’s Christmas inspired menu will be available nightly – before and after the show. Starts on the 7th and goes on until the 15th, email [email protected] for more info.
7pm, Gosney & Kallman’s Chinatown, 471 Zhapu Lu near Haining Lu, 乍浦路471号
Jean-Louis Rocca, Director of research at CERI and Sociology Professor at Tsinghua University, talks about understanding China at a free lecture in conjunction with the Alliance française de Shanghai. “Can we understand China?” he asks. You listen and come up with your own answer.
7pm, Alliance Francaise de Shanghai Hongkou, 6/F, 297 Wusong Lu, near Tanggu Lu, 吴淞路297号6楼
Shanghai Creatives Directory (a LinkedIn Group) presents six Shanghai based creatives presenting their ideas while everyone else enjoys a good ol’ happy hour.: MOWFAK GALY, visual artist and Raffles Design Institute multimedia lecturer FRANCESCA GALEAZZI, Sustainability engineer, performer and installation artist EVAN RICKS, animator and visual effects artist JONAS MERIAN, furniture designer LIO FLORES, curator of Dans Storm international dance festival ANTONIN LELIEVRE, creative director & film maker.
6pm, KIN, 65-5 Maoming Bei Lu near Shenping Lu 茂名北路65号-5
With the big Brawl on the Bund event coming up later in December, it’s time to do a weigh in! The official one happens at Hamilton House. It starts at 8pm, and you can watch all the dudes face off on the scale while sipping your mojitos.
8pm, Hamilton House, 137 Fuzhou Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu 福州路137号
Haiku by Hatsune is throwing their fourth Christmas bash with copious amounts of your favorite sushi rolls, tempura favorites, cocktails, sakes… aLL for 100rmb. Starts 7:30pm, and goes late, late, with DJ Arjen Frank.
7:30pm, Haiku, 28B Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu, 桃江路28号-乙, 近衡山路