All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: movie nights, artistic expression nights and a book launch for charity! Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Has Monday night been designated Latin Dancin’ Night or something? We noticed that there was not one… but TWO different latin dance opportunities around the city. So, since there’s precious little else happening today, why not get your hot-cha-cha-cha on, stick a rose between your teeth and then nurse your sore toes with sangria specials?
MURAL SALSA NIGHT Mural promises the “hottest salsa night in town,” with a live latin band and instructors from Salsa Shanghai. Buy one get one free drinks from 7pm to 9pm.
Free// 7pm // Mural // 697 Yongjia Lu near Hengshan Lu (永嘉路697号)
TANGOBANG @ GIOIAMIA We’ve heard that you pronounce it “joy-ya-mia.” Anyhow, they’re hosting a tango night with TangoBang, the “most active Argentina Tango dancers in town.”
20rmb // 8:30pm to 11:30pm // Gioiamia // 100 Xuanhua Lu near Jiangsu Lu (宣化路100号)
NINA MARGRET GRIMSDOTTIR @ SH ORIENTAL ART CENTER International Pianist Nina Margret Grimsdottir comes to Shanghai to perform! Originally from Iceland, she has toured the entire world with her lovely renditions classical favorites.
RMB 60-300 // 7:45pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu near Yingchun Lu, Metro Line 2 Science and Technology Museum Station (丁香路425号近迎春路, 地铁2号线上海科技馆站)
SUBCULTURE MOVIE NIGHT @ DADA Come watch Indie documentary ‘Dark Days’ which follows a group of NYC homeless people who live in an abandoned portion of the NYC railway system. In English with Chinese subtitles
FREE // 9 pm to late // DaDa // 115 Xingfu Lu (幸福路115号)
MADNESS @ KIN Madness is an event where speakers have seven minutes to inspire the audience and share what they are crazy passionate about. It is not meant to be a platform for selling, but a place for you to share your work, project, ideas, music and anything else creative.
FREE // 6pm to 9pm // Kin // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu (茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路)
VAN DAMME MOVIE MARATHON @ BCBThe Boxing Cat Brewery is doing a movie marathon every Wednesday. This week is all about Van Damme: Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Hard Target In English with Chinese subtitles. Free.
FREE // 7:00pm to 11:30pm // Boxing Cat Brewery // 82 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路82号, 近永福路)
JAMESON OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL @ HOUSE OF ROOSEVELT From May 25th-29th Jameson is hosting its annual outdoor film festival. They will be screening films such as: Pulp Fiction, Withnail & I and Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are The One throughout Shanghai’s many rooftop terraces. It starts Wednesday at The House of Roosevelt.
FREE // 7:30pm to 11:30pm // House of Roosevelt // 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Beijing Dong Lu (中山东一路27号近北京东路)
GREG LIVINGSTON TCM TALK @ MELANGE OASIS Dr. Greg Livingston, a TCM doctor at Shanghai Eastern International Medical Center and Body & Soul Medical Clinics, will head to Melange Oasis for a lunch talk. He’ll be discussing health cultivation, i.e. living a healthy lifestyle, and covering topics like diet, exercise, relaxation, sleep and hygiene. RMB98 includes lunch. Please RSVP by calling # 5101-9262 or emailing [email protected]
98rmb // 11am // Melange Oasis // Jiashan Market, Lane 550 Shaanxi Nan Lu (陕西南路550弄嘉善老市)
DISCO MAO BOOK LAUNCH/ BOOKS FOR BOOKS CHARITY EVENTWooden Box Cafe hosts a “Book for Books” charity event for the launch of Greg Baines’ travel novel “Disco Mao,” about a foreigner trying to find his feet in a provincial Chinese city. All money raised goes to The Library Project. A free glass of wine for the first 20 people to purchase a book. RSVP to [email protected] and find out more on the Art+ Coop page.
FREE // 6:30pm // Wooden Box Cafe // 9 Qinghai Lu near Nanjing Xi Lu (青海路9号)