All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: You’ve got a very very wide range of film screenings, from old school Chinese wu xia to design documentaries and a Woody Allen picture–best of all, they’re all free. Gotta love this town. We’re also convinced now that good things come in twos. We had two chefs battle it out over the weekend, and this Thursday, Brian Tan of HoF and Marc Johnson of Fulton Place put their creative minds together for a special one-off dinner. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Sub-culture presents sub-cinema at Dada. This week’s showing is “Eraserhead”, a 1977 American surrealist film written, directed, and produced by David Lynch. Doors open at 8pm, screening starts at 9pm; Dada provides the free popcorn. In English with Chinese subtitles.
Free // 9pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
AUSTRIAN QUARTET QUATOUR MOSAIQUES An Austrian string quartet group who specialize in music of the 18th century. Their Haydn recordings recordings have received wide critical acclaim, including several Gramophone awards.
50-580RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Concert Hall // 523 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu (延安东路523号)
WOKAI E4E: MATT GRUNDY Come hear Matt Grundy, VP of Dunn Global, speak about the dos and don’ts of setting up your own sourcing business in China. E4E is microfinance website Wokai’s exciting speaker series for pioneering individuals to share stories about starting businesses in China and show their support for rural entrepreneurs who receive micro-loans through Wokai. All donations raised at the event will go to this couple trying to develop local business and farming opportunities for their community. Happy hour starts at 7pm; presentation starts at 8pm.
Free // 8pm // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
8TH EDITION PHOTOGRAPHER NIGHT Shanghai’s most talented street photographers will be showcasing their work from Europe and across China in the form of slideshows accompanied by a select choice of music. Works will be on display from Tang Ying, Sue Anne Tay, Eric Leleu, Nick Turpin and more. There will also be a special featurette on the art of street photography.
Free // 8pm // Dada Bar // 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
‘ART & COPY’ SCREENING @ KIN One of KIN’s excellent 30 seat screenings, the night’s film is “Art and Copy” a history of the advertising industry and art of copywriting, directed by Doug Pray. Free with provided popcorn. Buy one get one free drinks also available.
Free // 8pm // KIN // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu (茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路)
THE WORLD OF CHINESE MOVIES: TOUCH OF ZEN, PART 1 A movie series devoted to presenting audiences with the best in classic and modern Chinese cinema. Touch of Zen, Part I (俠女, 1972; 200 min). In Chinese with English subtitles. Doors at 7pm, movie at 7:30pm sharp. They also do discounted drink specials the whole night–20-35RMB for standard pours and house wine. Please RSVP with [email protected]
Free // 7:30pm // 677 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu (巨鹿路677号 近陕西南路)
FULTON PLACE MEETS HOF Fulton Place is getting together with Shanghai’s pastry and chocolate maestro, Brian Tan of hoF, for a one-off dinner. Five courses, three savory dishes prepared by Marc Johnson of Fulton Place and two dessert courses by Brian Tan.
498RMB // 6pm // Fulton Place // 1/F, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号1楼, 近岳阳路)
FILM: YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER Vienna Cafe on Shaoxing Lu hosts its weekly film events every Thursday evening, bringing a variety of films from different languages and cultures to Shanghai. This week they’re screening a new-ish Woody Allen film “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger” (2010), a 2010 English-language Spanish-American comedy-drama. It features Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, and Naomi Watts. In English with Chinese subtitles. RSVP by phone is a must: 6445 2131.
Free // 7:30pm // Vienna Cafe, 25-2 Shaoxing Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu (绍兴路25弄2号, 近陕西路)