The Boxing Cat Brewery has a kitsch night in store with its Back to the Future marathon.
All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: It’s Valentines Day and we’ve got plenty of ideas for you and your sweetheart (or just your platonic friends) to do. Several art exhibitions are coming to an end so if you wanna see them you better hurry! That’s Shanghai is holding an Erotic Fiction contest, and get a blast from the past at the Boxing Cat Brewery’s movie marathon this Wednesday. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
VALENTINES DAY Happy Valentines Day! If you’re still in need of last minute ideas, we counted out 9 different awesome Vday dinners for every budget. Here’s that list. Or if you like us, tend to believe that Valentine’s Day is nothing more but an over-commercialized holiday, why not give the day some true lovingful meaning and donate blood today? City Weekend has pointers for blood donating where and how.
ENDING ART EXHIBITIONS It’s the very last day to see Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, Yellow Dragon, White Tiger, and Black Tortoise, an exhibition containing a group of Chinese artist’s elements inspired sculptures.
IFA Gallery // 621 Changde Lu, near Wuding Lu (常德路621号, 近武定路)
Your time is also running short to see the Karl Lagerfeld photography exhibition at 18Gallery and the Small Works show which features thirteen local and international artists’ work. Both end Feb. 20. It’d be a great way to show your artistic, soulful side to your valentine we might add.
18 Gallery // 4/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号4楼, 近南京东路)
Stir Art Gallery // 2/F, 1 Maoming Nan Lu, near Yan’an Zhong Lu(茂名南路1号, 二楼, 近延安中路)
PETER HIBBARD HOSPITALITY TALK Peter Hibbard, president of the Royal Asiatic Society China and the author of Beyond Hospitality: The History of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, will deliver “a highly illustrated presentation on the coming of age of the hotel industry in Shanghai” from the beginnings of the Astor House to the reopening of the Waldorf. 30RMB for RAS members and 80RMB for non-members. RSVP to [email protected]
7pm // Mesa & Manifesto // 748 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu (巨鹿路748号, 近富民路)
BACK TO THE FUTURE MOVIE MARATHON Get a blast from the past with the free movie marathons the Boxing Cat Brewery is showing every Wednesday this month. Tonight, relive the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future II (1989), Back to the Future III (1990). In English with Chinese subtitles.
7pm // The Boxing Cat Brewery // 82 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路82号, 近永福路)
EROTIC FICTION CONTEST That’s Shanghai is rounding up the city’s sexiest authors to read their work. All are finalists in the running for the magazine’s Erotic Fiction Contest in partnership with H.A.L. Publishing. There will be drink specials and lucky draw with sexy prizes from Lelo and vouchers for Glamour Bar. Music by DJ Pony Boy Clement.
8pm // Glamour Bar // 6/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Lu (广东路20号，外滩五号6楼， 近中山东一路)
RUTH KUGRU THRIVE TALK Ruth Kugru, one of the authors of Thrive (the book that profiles 34 expat womens’ lives in China) gives a talk on her publishing experiences. 150RMB for members, 250RMB for non-members includes canapes and drinks. RSVP accepted until noon on Feb. 16, 50RMB surcharge on walk ins.
7pm // Radisson Hotel New World // 88 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Fengyang Lu (上海新世界丽笙大酒店, 南京西路88号， 近凤阳路)