All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Getting spiritual at Anna Maya, women’s basketball tournaments, and a singles meet up for those in the marketing industry… plus some other fun tidbits! Sure, it’s not the most action packed week, but who wants to go go go after flying back from where ever you went anyhow?
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
Interested in Women’s Basketball here in China? Kick off the New Year with a match between Shanghai and Henan at Shanghai University’s Baoshan District campus stadium.
7:30pm, Shanghai University: Baoshan Stadium, 380 Nandong Lu, 南陈路380号
Newish old staple SUS2 Music Factory (now on Dingxi Lu) has started up an Open Mic night, which should be fun for anyone looking for cheap drinks and brave aspiring musicians. Anyone who goes up gets offered a free cup of liquid courage. Otherwise, pitchers sell for 50RMB abd a pint’s around 20RMB.
Sign up before 9pm, SUS2, 685 Dingxi Lu near Fahuazhen Lu, 定西路685号
Fans of the old O’Malley’s pub quiz can head to Camel for its reincarnation. Entry costs 50RMB and includes a pint, and teams can only go up to six people. Rounds will be on just about anything – so make sure your friends are all experts on something different. Winners get cash money.
8pm, The Camel, 1 Yueyang Lu near Fenyang Lu,岳阳路1号
Want to meet people in the Media, Sales & Marketing industries? The FC Club brings everyone together for a meet-and-greet event at the fancy schmancy House of Roosevelt. Just register at their site or send them an email at event @ fcclub.com with your info. Apparently, you’ll be given masks and the lights will be dimmed to make it a fun singles dating event too.
7:30pm to 10:30pm, The House of Roosevelt 罗斯福 Address: Bund 27, 8F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu 中山东一路27号
For its weekly movie night, Vienna Cafe will be screening Mao’s Last Dancer, the epic story of a young poverty stricken boy from China and his inspirational journey to international stardom as a world-class dancer. Chinese with English subtitles.
7:30pm, Vienna Cafe, 25-2 Shaoxing Lu near Shanxi Nan Lu, 绍兴路25-2号
Shacong, a peaceful folk singer, heads to Yuyintang for the Shanghai leg of his China tour. Check his music out here and spend Thursday night being crooned to for 40RMB.
9pm, Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu near Yan’an Xi Lu, 凯旋路851号