Two new clubs are opening tonight: Tantra and Zeal. Zeal (which is a completely different venture to a similarly-named Shanghai institution of years gone by) seems to be the more interesting one with its South Bund address. They’re even claiming to have the best view of Pudong and the Bund. We’re not so sure about that, but it’s worth checking out. BEAN, after a fun and very successful scavenger hunt, is now inviting everyone out bowling. Also, O’Malleys has organized a full schedule of live music, games, and raffle prizes to support relief in Japan. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
BEAN’S BOWLING FOR CHARITY Form your own team of 5 or join a “free agents” team to bowl for charity! Participants will get three hours of bowling per team (of a maximum of five people) for 600 RMB, which comes down to 40 RMB per person per hour. This is a 20% discount for three hours of strikes, spares, and seriously good times. There will be drinks specials for all and prizes for the highest-scoring team as well as a raffle with cool prizes. All the proceeds from the entry fees and raffle go to support Shanghai Healing Home. Sign up at [email protected]
40RMB // 7:30pm // Regal Hotel // 516 Hengshan Road near Wuxing Lu (衡山路516号近吴兴路)
TANTRA LOUNGE GRAND OPENING PARTY TANTRA’s opening party will feature Flamingo Band and DJ NONO, complimentary drinks and free cover charge from 9pm to 11pm.
Free // 9pm // Tantra // 1131 Huahai Zhong Lu, near Fenyang Road (淮海中路1131号, 近汾阳路）
ZEAL CLUB GRAND OPENINGThis new place, which has nothing to do with the “old” Zeal, offers a great outdoor terrace and claims one of the best views of the Pudong Skyline and the Bund. There will be live acts and video performances. Music courtesy of The Ice Cream Truck. No cover.
Free // 6pm // Zeal // 6/F, South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu (中山东路22号, 近金陵路)
STD FIREPOWER WITH SULUMI S.T.D. presents Firepower and Sulumi along with a host of other DJs including: R3, Lin Feng, Cavia, Elnomo, DJ Ghost May 20th at The Shelter. Smirnoff is also sponsoring free vodka tasting.
40RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴路)
SHOWROOM FILM SCREENING: THE APARTMENT A Billy Wilder directed 1960s film starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. A company man with hopes of moving up the corporate ladder lets his bosses use his apartment for secret trysts but comedic complications inevitably arise. In English with Chinese subtitles.
Free // 7:30pm // Showroom // 1/F, Block 30, Lane 120 Tai’an Lu near Xingguo Lu (泰安路120弄30号1楼 近兴国路)
THE SCRAMBLE FOR CHINA: FOREIGN DEVILS IN THE QING EMPIRERobert Bickers tells the epic, dynamic account of a century of Sino-foreign interactions, confrontation and confusion. Told from both the Western and Chinese point-of-views, it examines how events such as the Opium Wars and the Boxer uprising have impacted upon China’s relations with the world as China resumes its central place on the world stage. 65RMB includes a drink.
65RMB // 4pm // Glamour Bar // 7F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号，外滩五号6楼， 近中山东一路)
VEGETARIAN CLUB MYSTERY DINNER NIGHT The Shanghai Vegetarian Club have prepared a sumptuous Chinese dinner party combined with an interactive crime solving mystery. Participants will be assigned a character in advance for the Mystery of Annonville Manor. 160RMB per person including banquet meal, drinks, and game preparation costs (alcohol not included.) RSVP to [email protected]
160RMB // 7:30pm // Homes Shanghainese Restaurant // 791 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu (巨鹿路791号，近富民路)
BROTHERS & SISTERS JAPAN CHARITY CONCERT The JZ Club, Cotton Club, and O’Malley’s present to you the Brothers & Sisters Japan Earthquake Charity Relief Concert. They’ve packed in a full days worth of acts including The Cotton Club Band featuring The Cowboy Greg Smith, Matt Harding, Ginger and Matt Cadilac Copper, Brown Sugar’s Allstar Band, Denise Maninfield’s Park Hyatt Shanghai Mix, Melting Pot’s PGP, Nouklla, Dana & Vlad Duet, O’Mallony House Band Redic featuring Mario, Tinho Pereira’s Hand Made and many more! Its a family event with raffles, prizes, games and child care – all for a great cause! 100RMB donation for 12 years and up.
100RMB // 11am-midnight // O’Malleys // 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号 近乌鲁木齐路)