All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Lots of dancing — salsa, Irish stepdancing — or if you were cursed with two left feet, go on a nighttime bike ride with BODHI adventures. And also, if you’re already struggling to keep those freshly-made new year resolutions, life coach Jeff Tan is ready and willing to help you get motivated. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Show off your dance skills and maybe learn some new ones at Mural’s salsa night. The club gets a live Latin band and instructors from Salsa Shanghai to get the crowd twisting and moving their hips smoothly to the beat. There’s no cover to get out on the dance floor and a buy one get one free drink special if you’re there from 7-9pm.
7pm – 2am, Mural, 697 Yongjia Lu near Hengshan Lu, 永嘉路697号近衡山路
Did you miss out watching NFL Wildcard Weekend? If you didn’t stay up last night for the game, no worries, you can watch the re-airing of Baltimore v. Kansas City and Green Bay v. Philadelphia over at the Camel at a more reasonable time tonight.
7pm and 9pm respectively, The Camel, 1 Yueyang Lu near Dongping Lu, 岳阳路1号, 近东平路
Life coach Jeff Tan is holding a 2-hr workshop that will cover Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how utilizing NLP analysis can help you redesign your life. It’s completely free, you’ll just need to register for the session beforehand by emailing [email protected]
7pm – 9pm, Delight Pacific Ladoll Hotel 丽都太平洋公寓酒店, 831 Xinzha Road, Room 15B, 新闸路831号
You can still get tickets to see Riverdance: The New Show, the Irish dancing sensation that needs no introduction. Headline dancers Pat Roddy and Eileen Martin and the rest of the troupe will be furiously stepping to the Celtic vocals of singers Brian Kennedy and Tsidii Le Loka. Tickets run 180-1,280 RMB.
7:30pm, Shanghai Grand Stage 上海大舞台, 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu near Tianyaoqiao Lu, 漕溪北路1111号 近天钥桥路
Drop by Xingfu late night locale Dada for their first Cinemash Up of 2011. The monthly event for film lovers showcases an eclectic collection of short films and documentaries selected by Tina Sparkles and Laura Ingalls. There’ll be live audio visual accompaniment and free popcorn too, what more do you need?
Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu, 幸福路115号 近法华镇路
Now here’s a different way to see Shanghai after dark. Night cycle around the city with BOHDI adventures. They’ll take you on a 20km cycle which starts on the north side of the French Concession, stops on Hunan Lu, heads to Tianzifang and goes past Fuxing Park and through Xintiandi. After the ride, Ginger Café provides a refreshing drink. The 200 RMB sign up fee includes a bike, helmet, snack and water.
7pm-9pm. Please see www.bohdi.com.cn for exact start location.