All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Yoga superstar master Duncan Wong is in town, catch an arty lecture at Sasha’s, a special project at Bridge 8, or one of most well known Chinese plays, ‘Rhinoceros in Love’ is on at the Shanghai Grand Theater! Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Duncan Wong Love Warrior Flow @ Karma Life Yoga Centre Namaste. If you’re into yoga, get wrapped up tonight! Yoga teacher to the stars, Duncan Wong, is back in Shanghai for this one-night-only workshop. Wong is the famed pioneer of Yogic Arts: “YogicArts™ is a tradition of Pure Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Zen Buddhist mixed Martial Arts, Healing Thai-Shiatsu Asana Assists, and Modern-Tribal Dance.” 150RMB for Karma Life members, 225RMB non-members. Spaces are limited and filling quickly so hurry and RSVP! Hotline: 5887 3121 / 5877 5670.
150RMB members, 225RMB non-members // 7pm // Karma Life Yoga Centre // 3/F, 172 Pucheng Lu, near Shangcheng Lu (浦城路172号3楼, 近商城路)
RAS Lecture Series: Dr. Ni Yibin ‘Cracking Mysteries in Chinese Images’ @ Sasha’s Dr. Ni Yibin presents a lecture series on Chinese art pieces and the Chinese culture and society behind them. Dr. Ni will be sharing hundreds of images of art he has collected from around the world over the past decade. There are four parts to the lecture series. Starts from August 29 – September 1. Runs from 7pm to 10pm each night. Full package is 300RMB for RAS members; 450RMB for non-members.
300RMB members, 450RMB non-members // 7pm // Sasha’s // 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路11号, 近衡山路)
In Vino Veritas @ Cube Calling wine lovers! Every Wednesday evening (7pm – 9pm) from August 30th (tonight) onwards, Cube is hosting a wine tasting with four different wines. But not to worry, Cube is hardcore – they have a whopping selection of 700 different wines so every week’s wine tasting experience is bound to be different. 100RMB per person.
100RMB // 7pm // Cube // 483 Guyang Lu, near Yaohong Lu (古羊路483号，近姚虹路)
BEAN’s Speed Language Exchange @ Craft We’ve all heard/seen/experienced first hand what speed dating is but what about speed language exchange? No, it doesn’t involve individuals rapid-firing words at each other, but aims at improving your language skills. It works like this: you sign up, bring your English or Chinese materials with you, and when they ring the bell (every eight minutes), you rotate partners. RSVP: [email protected] (please indicate whether you want to practice Chinese/English) Participating will cost you 50RMB. 15RMB of every ticket purchased goes to BEAN, 35RMB is for your first drink (50% off the normal price of CRAFT’s menu).
50RMB // 7:45pm // Craft // Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV (东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号)
The Taste of Asia @ The Spot Eat out tonight at The Spot! They have an all-you-can eat buffet of the favorites in Asian cuisine. As you cool down your tastebuds with some 30RMB Tiger drafts, let the special dance performances entertain you. 100RMB per person.
100RMB // 7pm // The Spot // 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu (铜仁路331号，近北京西路)
Rhinoceros in Love @ Shanghai Grand Theatre From Aug 31st to Sept 4th, catch Rhinoceros in Love. Considered to be one of the most successful Chinese plays. It’s been described as “a classic drama of modern Chinese theatre”. It tells a tale of a zookeeper who falls in love with a beautiful woman, and later on kidnaps her. Filled with symbolism, metaphors, satire and songs, provoke your artsy-fartsy side with this contemporary drama spectacular. In Mandarin. 150 – 380RMB. More ticket information here
150-380RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Grand Theatre // 300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路)
Rare Earth @ Bridge 8 A project collaboration between Sydney’s College of Fine Art and China’s very own Donghua University. An experiment to take art out into the city – “Come and test your discipline and spatial intelligence at the scale of the city”. Rare Earth invites you to experiment along with them during Sept 1 – 14. But if you’re only interested and want just check out this super cool project, go during Sept 8 – 13. More info here.
Bridge 8 // 8 Jian Guo Zhong Lu (建国中路8号，近重庆南路，思南路)
Discover Figs @ La Table (Maison Pourcel)Throughout September, La Table is dedicating an eight-course menu to the most famous Mediterranean fruit, the fig. Enjoy this culinary experience with the fig as it is incorporated into each dish. 1198RMB per person w/ a glass of champagne.
1198RMB // 5:30pm // La Table (Maison Pourcel) // Hong Fang Zi, 8/F, 35 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu (陕西南路35号8楼, 近长乐路)
Headhunter Social Networking Evening @ Zpark Bar Expand your network (and possibly career) by making some new acquaintances and meet headhunters tonight at Zpark Bar. There is a buffet dinner before the event (at 6:30pm) in case finger food is not really your thing. 100RMB if you RSVP before Sep 1st 3pm, 150RMB at the door. Price includes a drink, finger food and lucky draw entrance. RSVP with details: your company, job title and mobile phone. Easy on-line registration available. Or simply e-mail [email protected]
100RMB, 150RMB at the door // 7:30pm // Zpark Bar // 25/F, 1018 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu (长宁路1018号25楼, 近凯旋路)
By Audrey Lim