All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: There’s Boys Climbing Ropes and X is Y engaging in local scenester Warfare, indie movie screenings galore, drunkenness on Hengshan Lu, theater, and arty night markets! Read on for details, or check out our calendar for even more.
Girlz and Boyz Night @ Not Me 50RMB open bar for anyone who enters between 9pm-12am. Need we say more?
50RMB // 9pm-12am // Not Me // 21 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路21号，近衡山路)
Massive Mondays @ Zapata’s Guys get free-flow beer while ladies get gin & tonics and margaritas for a golden hour between 10pm-11pm at Zapata’s. We suggest getting there early. Draft beer and margaritas are 30RMB after 11pm.
Free // 10pm-11pm // Zapata’s // 5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu (衡山路5号，近东平路)
The Unholy Trinity @ Drama Salon Performing in demi-mask, TongueTied Theatre of York bring an absurdist work about three residents at a British retirement home going on strike, as part of the 2011 ACT Fest. English dialogue with Chinese subtitles, not suitable for children under 11.
120RMB-280RMB // 7:30pm // Drama Salon @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre // 288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu (安福路288号, 近武康路)
Season of the Grill @ Howard Johnson It’s the last day to enjoy the all-you-can-eat grilled dinner offer at the Howard Johnson located in Hi-Tech Park! Sausages, sirloin, scallops, lamb chops, jumbo shrimp, fish, Tandoori chicken are all part of the expansive menu that you can order from to your gluttonous heart’s content. Free-flow beer also included.
298RMB per person // 6pm-9:30pm // Howard Johnson Hotel // Lane 2288 Zuchong Zhi Lu, near Zhangjiang Lu (祖冲之路2288弄, 近张江路)
Red Light Revolution screening @ Kento’s Live House If you haven’t caught Red Light Revolution already, here’s another chance! Director Sam Voutas, producer Melanie Ansley and lead actress Vivid Wang (what a name!) will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. Attendees will all receive goody bags of toys from Lelo and Amy’s Bedroom.
60RMB (includes one non-alcoholic) // 8pm // Kento’s Live House // New Factories,
3/F, 34 Yuyao Lu, near Xikang Lu (余姚路34号 3楼, 近西康路)
Night Market @ DADA The Night Market returns to DADA, which will feature the wares of local designers nana & bird, Josie Chen, Bubblemood and Disco Kitty, along with candles, cakes, creams, paintings and more!
Free // 8pm-12am // DADA // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号,近法华镇路)
Boys Climbing Ropes & X is Y CD Release Show @ Yuyintang Local acts Boys Climbing Ropes and X is Y will be playing to celebrate the release of their collaborative project, “Summer and Winter Warfare”, which sounds to us like a lost chapter from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
40RMB (includes CD) // 9:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路延安西路)
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest screening @ Kin Can you watch this? Yes you can! Along with De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest were major trailblazers in the art-nerd hip-hop sub-genre that’s sort of become commonplace these days. Travel back with the group to late 80’s Brooklyn, and get ready to bob your head incessantly to some sweet, sweet jams. Seating is very limited, so get there early! Happy hour at Kin begins at 6pm.
Free // 8pm // Kin // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu (茂名北路65-4,近延安路)
Beijing Besieged by Waste screening @ Lola Even though we don’t need another reminder about how great it is we don’t live in Beijing, we still recommend a new documentary from photojournalist Wang Jiuliang, that examines 460 landfills around the nation’s capital. Profiles of the individuals who make a living from the waste and analyses of big picture issues abound.
Free // 7:30pm-10pm // Lola // Unit 413 Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼413室, 近岳阳路)
‘Darkness Visible’: Lu Jun solo show opening @ Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center We’re already intrigued by contemporary artist Lu Jun’s new show, which features images of ink floating in water created with the use of digital photography techniques, since ‘Darkness Visible’ is the name of a lovely William Styron book. Though his methods are modern, Lu’s images reference and engage with classical Chinese art and all its misty myriad landscape scenes.
Free // Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center // 299 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (复兴西路299号,近华山路)