All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Ken Stringfellow is in town, tonight at Yuyintang! Also, Evan Osnos of the New Yorker speaks at Glamour Bar, learn how to protect your creative work in China at Dutch Design Workspace, or catch two art festivals in the form of ShContemporary, and N Minutes Video Art Festival. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Ken Stringfellow and Sonja Van Hamel @ YYT Ken Stringfellow is best known as the founding member of the Posies as well as his work in R.E.M. and the now reformed Big Star. He’ll be performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo albums. Opening for him is pop-folk artist from the Netherlands, Sonja Van Hamel.
50RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Mojito Crazy @ Azul Hey here’s a deal we’ve somehow been missing. Every Monday night, from 5pm onward, marks a special mojito night at this Peruvian joint! All the favourite classic and fruit variations of the minty cocktail are here at special prices. Only 20RMB each – a steal!
5pm // Azul // 18 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路18号, 近衡山路)
JOINT @ Eastlink Gallery Tonight’s the opening night of JOINT – a cooperation between Eastlink Gallery and stageBack – an exhibition showcasing recent works of 9 artists from China and Europe. Varying styles of work on paper, canvas as well as objects and installations. French artist Laurent Friquet puts on a live performance at 7:30pm. The exhibition runs from now until Sep 26. Artists: He Saibang , Hu Zi , Li Haifeng , Qin Yifeng , Konstantin Bayer, Laurent Friquet, Lars Wild, Lin Qing and Thomas Palme
Eastlink Gallery // 5/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu (莫干山路50号6号楼5楼, 近昌化路)
SCAA Billiards Night @ Masse Bistro & Bar Second Chance Animal Aid or better known as SCAA is hosting a doubles 8-ball competition, with process go towards helping Shanghai’s homeless/rescued animals. 50RMB for entry into the competition w/ a draft beer or glass of wine. Players at all levers are welcome.
50RMB // 7:30pm // Masse Bistro & Bar // 5-6/F, 219 Jinxain Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu (进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路)
20 Years – Two Generations of Artists at Red Gate Gallery @ Island6 Arts Center From today until September 25, Red Gate Gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary by showcasing works of two generations of artists side by side, celebrating the past, the present and hopefully the future of art.
Island6 Arts Center // 2/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu (六号岛艺术中心, 莫干山路50号6号2楼, 近昌化路)
How to protect your creative work in China @ Dutch Design Workspace A workshop by China IPR SME Helpdesk and Dutch Design Workspace to help individuals in the creative industry – architects, advertisers, designers etc. – on how to use Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in China. And we know how difficult that may be. The event will address specific industry concerns, drawing examples from real case studies and advice will be given by experts. Free. Event only for European SMEs and SME intermediaries only. RSVP only. RSVP to: [email protected] before Sep 6. More info here.
FREE // 6pm to 9pm // Dutch Design Workshop // 3/F, 600 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Xinzha Lu (陕西南路600号3楼，今新闸路)
ShContemporary 2011 @ Shanghai Exhibition Centre Art lovers! Don’t miss out on the ShContemporary Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair! For 50RMB, witness more art than one arty heart’s desire can handle. Runs from 11am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday, and 11am to 5pm on Saturday
50RMB // 11am to 6pm // Shanghai Exhibition Centre // 1000 Yan’an Lu, near Tongren Lu (延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路)
N Minutes Video Art Festival @ Citic Square Tonight’s the opening reception for the N Minutes Video Art Festival – an art festival where video art are shown in urban spaces. Themed “urban skin” – “it aims to influence the public, and promote interaction of the city with art, entertainment.” Nearly 80 works from more than 40 well known local and international video artists. Note that the art festival will take place in various locations along Nanjing Lu, Huaihai Lu as well as creative places and so on, in the form of a series of night events. The art festival is curated by Li Ningchun. Please check out our calendar for other addresses for the event.
4pm // Citic Square // 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu, nearby Shanxi Lu (南京西路1168号, 近陕西路)
China on the Move with Evan Osnos and Jeffrey Wasserstrom @ The Glamour Bar Brought to you by CET Academic Programs, New Yorker China correspondent Evan Osnos and Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom talk about all things China.Through the latest installment of Cosmopolitan Conversations, Wasserstrom and Osnos will speak on topics ranging from “Chinese on the Grand Tour to China’s embrace of consumerism and the return of Confucianism and “Red Songs”. 75RMB, includes a drink; students, 20RMB
75RMB, 20RMB students // 6:30pm // The Glamour Bar // Five on the Bund, 6/F, 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)