Turn into a tequila monster and recall your high school Spanish, because it’s time for the Mexican Independence Day party tonight at Maya! If tequila isn’t your poison, perhaps you’d like to see just how deep The Rabbit Hole goes with absinthe cocktails. And for non-drinkers (and drinkers) out there, head over for a good old laser tag tournament brought to you by X-Club, or curl up with a new book from Paul French’s book launch at Glamour Bar. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more!
Mexican Independence Day Buffet @ Maya Can’t wait one more day to celebrate Mexican Independence? Then vamos! Come on down and start the party early with a traditional Mexican buffet featuring ceviche, empanadas, flautas, chiles rellenos, and more. 175RMB per person for food, another 125 RMB for open bar.
175RMB // 6pm-11:30pm // Maya// 2/F, Grand Plaza Club House, 568 Julu Lu,near Shanxi Nan Lu (巨鹿路568弄, 四方新城俱乐部2楼，近陕西南路)
A Depravation of the Senses with Absinthe @ The Rabbit Hole Don’t miss this chance to, as Morpheus would say, stay in Wonderland and see how deep the rabbit hole goes. But instead of the red or blue pill, wet your whistle with a choice of six special absinthe cocktails and enjoy a green-tinged night on the town.
Free entry // 8pm-11:30pm // The Rabbit Hole // 408 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu (陕西北路408号, 近北京西路)
Barbara Tucker @ Zeal Barbara Tucker, “Queen of House” is on tonight. So gear up to witness some hot exotic dance performances, some smooth sax, and two extra DJs joining the Queen. Free flow pink champagne for ladies: 9pm – 11pm. Cover is 150RMB, including a drink. 500RMB total for groups of five.
150 RMB//9pm-11:30pm // Zeal // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu (中山东二路22号, 近金陵路)
Sagatiba Cachaca Brazilian Ladies Night @ glo London Ipanema has come to Shanghai in the form of Sagatiba Cachaca-based cocktails from 9-11pm. The ladies get to drink Brazilian cocktails for free. Kumquat Caipirinhas at 50RMB for all the guys. Summer cocktails jugs are also available. Top it all off with a rooftop barbecue available till late for 250 RMB.
250RMB // 9pm-11:30pm // glo London // 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Dongping Lu (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近东平路)
Laser Tag tourney @ X-Club Grab your guns and grab your friends, X-Club is hosting a HUGE laser tag tournament this Saturday and Sunday! 32 teams of four people will go at it in World Cup bracket-style and those left standing at the end will win the grand prize of 5,000RMB! Team registration is 500RMB and includes: 4-player team entry into the tournament, 2 beer tickets per player, 2 practice matches per player valid for anytime before tourney, one t-shirt per player upon registration, and an invitation to official pre-tourney launch party. Contact [email protected] to submit your official roster and receive the registration form. Please include: Team name, Player’s names with tag-signs, T-shirt size, and your top 2 time preferences for the group stage (2hrs) on Sept. 17th or 18th (morning, afternoon or evening) and they’ll put you in a group that fits your schedule. After submitting an email request you will receive the registration form which can be submitted with registration fee at the official launch party or at X-CLUB anytime. Teams are limited so secure your spot today!!!
500RMB per team of four // As early as 10am Saturday morning // X-Club // B/1, 366 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu (肇嘉浜路366号，近襄阳路)
Doc Brazil Film Festival @ Top Gain Interested in checking out Brazilian “assets” like bikinis, beaches, beautiful people and other iconic sights? Top Gain is hosting a series of films promoting Brazilian culture as well as seeking to encourage Chinese/Brazilian ties. Just the mention of Brazilian beaches and bikinis is enough to convince us to go!
Free // 12:30pm – 9pm // Top Gain // No.235, Ruijin 2nd Road, Luwan District (上海市盧灣區瑞金二路235號)
BEAN Anniversary Party Double-Decker Bus BEAN are celebrating their third anniversary in a big way with party buses! Decked out with DJs and kegs, these buses will roam around Shanghai stopping at awesome bars and awesome hang out spots. 100RMB nets you all you can drink and a seat on the bus so to reserve your spot and find out where the party starts (it’s a secret if you don’t RSVP!) Just email [email protected]!
100RMB // 7pm-late // BEAN // Location secret unless you RSVP
Book Launch: Paul French, Midnight in Peking @ Glamour Bar
Come check out Paul French’s new book, Midnight in Peking: The Murder that Gripped a Besieged City. Not only do you get to be the first to read about the true story of an unsolved murder of a young girl in pre-Liberation Beijing, but you also get a drink or discount if you’re a student!
75RMB, 20RMB w/ student ID // 4pm – 6pm // 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)
BEAN Documentary Film Screening: On a Tightrope After your Saturday night of partying on the BEAN party bus, nurse your headache by cuddling up on couches and enjoying an interesting documentary about an orphanage in Xinjiang. The documentary follows four children who dream of following their Uighur traditions of becoming tightrope walkers. Don’t feel like reading? Don’t worry, the film is in English with Chinese subtitles.
Free // 7pm – 9pm // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu (永福路47号3楼,近复兴西路)