All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Saltimbanco comes to Shanghai, The Spot turns five, and some Scandinavian rock at Yuyintang. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
BEAN September Networking Night @ Dvino It’s the monthly BEAN’s Networking Night! This time, they’re having it at this new-ish joint, DVino. So expect a night of top-shelf wines at a special price for tonight’s guests – one glass costs 35RMB (normally 50-78RMB) – as well as tastings from select high-end vineyards. Also, BEAN is having the whole place to themselves this time around, so it’s pretty exclusive!
7:30pm // DVino // 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu (延平路98号, 近新闸路)
Labyrinth Screening @ Dada See David Bowie as a goblin king and a young Jennifer Connelly as the main character Sarah in this 80s fantasy flick. It tells the story of a young girl who has to work her way through an elaborate, you guessed it, labyrinth/maze to rescue her little brother. In English with Chinese subtitles. Free entry, free popcorn!
Free // 9pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
U.S. Alumni Society of China September Mixer @ Dakota The U.S. Alumni Society of China presents its 4th mixer. Meet some new friends and expand your network tonight at Dakota. “The event is open to all individuals residing in China who have studied, taught, or conducted research for at least 3 months at a university or research institution in the United States.” Members and Previous Attendees free; Non-Members 100RMB. Happy hour specials. Contact [email protected] for more info.
100RMB non-members // 6:30pm // Dakota // 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu (东湖路38号, 近新乐路)
Invasionen China Tour @ YYT The Scandinavians have provided the world with some musical gems. Now here’s one more to discover in the form of rock band Invasionen who hails from
IKEA land Sweden. It’s their first time in China so check them out! Opening is Boys Climbing Ropes.
9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco @ Mercedes-Benz Arena The world renowned Cirque du Soleil has returned and is in Shanghai for a short time only (from 21st to 25th Septmber)! This time they’re bringing with them their longest running show yet – the colourful Saltimbanco show. Feast your eyes on this entrancing performance which features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries. Get your tickets from here or here Ticket prices from 180 – 980RMB.
180 – 980RMB // 8pm // Mercedes-Benz Arena // 1200 EXPO Avenue, Pudong (世博大道1200号, 浦东)
Ladies Bowling Night @ Regal International East Asia Hotel Hey here’s one for the ladies – every Wednesday night the 12-lane bowling alley at the Regal International E. Asia Hotel on Henghshan Lu offers the special price of 200RMB for a 2-hour game and up to four people! Go blow off some steam by hurling some heavy balls with all your might.
200RMB // 5pm to 11pm // Regal International East Asia Hotel // 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (富豪环球东亚酒店, 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路)
The Spot 5th Anniversary @ The Spot Happy Birthday, The Spot! The Spot’s fifth anniversary will feature lucky give-aways (grand prize is an iPad2), food and drinks. Space is limited so you have to RSVP: [email protected] — one invite per email address. Runs from 7pm to 3am.
Free w/ invite // 7pm // The Spot // 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu (铜仁路331号，近北京西路)
Winter’s Bone screening @ Vienna Cafe Vienna Cafe’s film night this week is featuring academy award nominated film Winter’s Bone. Take an eery look inside poverty, drug abuse, gossip and violence in a small town in the Ozarks. The film follows a poor but determined teen left with no choice but to take her family’s survival into her own hands. In English with Chinese subtitles. RSVP required: 644 52 131.
Free // 7:30pm // Vienna Cafe // 25 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu (绍兴路25号，近瑞金二路)