All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: free movies, a mind-bending play, an exhibit by Li Wei, and circus acrobats! Read on, or check out our calendar for more!
BEAN Shanghai July networking night @ Craft Our favorite local charity for young professionals, BEAN is holding its monthly networking night tonight. So if you’re looking to mix and mingle with the philanthropic crowd, you can go do it at Craft for half-priced drinks.
Free // 7:30pm to 10pm // Craft // Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV (东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号)
“Let the Right One In” screening @ Dada This week’s film at DaDa is a horror flick hailing from Sweden. Let the Right One In (2008), winner of Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, combines a vampire theme with the coming-of-age story of a 12 year-old boy, reaching far beyond the bounds set by Twilight.
Free // 9PM // DaDa // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Xuhui district (徐汇区幸福路115号,近法华镇路)
Intersection of Time @ Shanghai Circus World If you’re a history buff and love contortionists, do we have an event for you! One of Shanghai Circus World’s best performances, “Intersection of Time” articulates the history of China through stunning acrobatic feats and captivating special effects. Tickets here.
50-580RMB // 7:30PM-9:30PM // Shanghai Circus World // 2266 Gonghexin Lu, near Guangzhong Lu, Zhabei district (闸北区共和新路2266号,近广中路)
Li Wei’s “Motherland” @ Noeli Gallery Shanghai-based Li Wei presents his homeland of Tibet in his exhibition at Noeli Gallery. In a captivating array of colors, Li Wei’s work features snapshots of life in ancient Tibetan and Chinese villages.
Free // 11:30AM-8:30PM // Noeli Gallery // Bldg B, 150 Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Xuhui district (徐汇区岳阳路150号, 近永嘉路)
“Beautiful Losers” screening @ Kin Kin is holding one of their 30-seat screenings this week, featuring a film about an artist collective who, from the early nineties, used stuff like skateboarding, underground music, and graffiti to create a DIY aesthetic. Happy hour starts at 6pm, movie at 7pm. No entry fee.
Free // 7pm // Kin // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu (茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路)
“Proof” @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Tony-award winning play, Proof, is playing in Shanghai adapted with a full Chinese cast. The original story of a math prodigy, forced to stay home and care for her father through his mental illness and poor health. The conflict begins when fear sets in that she may share a similar fate to her father, setting the stage for an intense journey through the complexities of the human psyche. For more info, call 5465 6200 or visit www.china-drama.com.
100-150 RMB // 7:30PM // Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre // 288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu, Xuhui district (徐汇区安福路288号, 近武康路)
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centr The Arizona Boys Choir is in Shanghai this week performing a program of Mozart, Bach-Gounod, Handel, Purcell, Dvorak, Lerner and Loewe, Brooks and Dunn, Gershwin and others. The program also features cowboy/Western music, popular early 20th century American hits, and closes with songs about inspiration and China.
100-500RMB // 8:30AM-10:30AM // Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Yingchun Lu, Pudong (浦东新区丁香路425号)
By Fotini Gan