All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Drinks for charity, a Michael Jackson album party, and a host of awesome movie nights. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Celebrate the opening of Shanghai Rego International School’s new theater by watching a live adaptation of Michael Foreman’s children’s book “Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish.” The story is about a group of dinosaurs who decide to teach the man who polluted the earth a good lesson. Free. In English.
6pm, 159 Diannan Lu near Shuying Lu, 点南路159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.
9:30pm, House of Blues & Jazz, 60 Fuzhou Lu near Sichuan Lu, 福州路60号
Wokai’s inaugural Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Drinks – A bi-monthly event to gather like-minded individuals to discuss relevant social issues – is this Tuesday. Mark Secchia, founder of Sherpa’s, will be the special guest speaker (on at 7:30pm).
6:30pm, Boxing Cat Brewery: Sinan Mansions, 519 Fuxing Xi Lu near Sinan Lu 复兴西路519号
Mince pies, Christmas carols and festive spirit, promises the British Chamber of Commerce for their year-end Christmas party. Students from Dulwich College Shanghai will be setting the mood with a few carols while we raffle off Christmas hampers chock-full of goodies and more great prizes, the proceeds of which go to Heart to Heart. RMB50 for members, RMB150 for non-members includes two drinks and canapes.
6:30pm, Mesa|Manifesto, 748 Julu Lu near Fumin Lu, 巨鹿路748号
Livebar hosts a College Students Party with Shanghai college rock: Long, Before 8 After 16, Kindergarten and SEP play. Tickets are 15RMB and include a free beverage.
8pm, Livebar, Wujiaochang West building #800 Guoshun dong lu near shuangyang beilu, 国顺东路800号
Michael Jackson fans around Shanghai can celebrate MJ’s first posthumous Album release party at D10 Departure Lounge. The Album (Michael) drops Dec 14th. D10 will be holding a Michael Jackson dance & outfit contest. Winners will get a copy of the new album. Dress in your best MJ geer and let’s BEAT IT. First 50 people through the door get a free Customize MJ T-shirt.
9pm, D10 Departure Lounge, 158 Julu Lu near Huaihai Zhong Lu 巨鹿路158号
Cinemash up is back for a bumper end of year edition, loads of new local indie content, plus local shorts, documentaries, animations and other twisted visions from around the world. Live VJing by Tina Sparkles and Laura Ingalls. Free Popcorn. Submit your work – contact cinemashupshanghai.com for film submissions and detailed programs. No entry fee.
9pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu, 幸福路115号
Melange Oasis hosts its monthly documentary & movie night with Kimberly Ashton, screening The Beautiful Truth- the world’s simplest cure for cancer. Says the film description: The mainstream medical community will hate Steve Kroschel’s film, but The Beautiful Truth should make everyone else think hard about their healthcare options. Kroschel’s matter-of-fact approach lends credence to his arguments.
7pm, Melange Oasis, 550 Shanxi Nan lu in Jiashan Market, 陕西南路550号
Every year Compassion for Migrant Children holds an event in honor of International Migrants Day, a day dedicated to bringing awareness to the issues migrants face and the contributions they bring to our society. This year they will be hosting a photo exhibit and a viewing of the documentary film LAST TRAIN HOME. 75 RMB, food and drink included. Pre-event cocktail and photo exhibition starts at 6:30 pm. Film showing begins at 7:30 with a post discussion.
6:30pm, Mi Tierra, 17 YongJia Lu near Ruijin Er Lu, 永嘉路17号