All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Mogwai rocks MAO Livehouse, Zorro the Musical comes to town, Scandinavian documentaries, bingo night and a joint-birthday party from Alchemist and Chicha Lounge. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Mogwai @ MAO Livehouse The Scottish instrumental rock doodz are in town for the week’s biggest live music event. They’ll play cuts from their latest album, “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.”
320RMB at the door // 9pm // MAO Livehouse // 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (重庆南路308号, 近建国中号).
Zorro the Musical @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre The West End adaptation of Zorro comes to Shanghai for three nights of dashing swordplay and choreographed song outbursts. Fun for the whole fam! With music by the Gypsy Kings and John Cameron.
120RMB-2080RMB // 7:15pm // November 28th-30th // Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Yingchun Lu, Pudong (浦东丁香路425号, 近迎春路)
NORDOX @ Rockbund Art Museum The Nordic Documentary Festival comes to Shanghai for the first time ever, after doing their non-fiction thing for the past 5 years in Beijing. 20 documentaries will be shown from the 29th to the 2nd, with all five Scandinavian countries being represented. Book your free tickets here
Free // November 29th-December 2nd // Rockbund Art Museum // 20 Huqiu Lu,
near Beijing Dong Lu (虎丘路20号，近北京东路)
Todd Solondz’s Happiness screening @ DADA This wonderfully messed-up film is a perfect picker-upper for a miserable day, since all of its suburban New Jersey characters are probably having it worse off than you. Anorexic bitchiness, child sexual abuse and lusting after your neighbor in the elevator has never been so funny! Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle and Dylan Baker.
Free // 8pm // DADA // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号,近法华镇路)
Canucks Connections: Movember @ Boxing Cat Brewery The Boxing Cat Brewery is hosting a mixer for abroad Canadians in honor of Movember! For those of you that don’t know, Movember stands for Mustache November, Canada’s own twist on No Shave November. So for all those Canadians missing their hometown traditions, come out to the Boxing Cat Brewery, and for those who aren’t Canadian, come out to get a little taste of November in Canada. RSVP: Edmond Wang at [email protected]
70RMB (45RMB for members) includes beer samples/appetizers // 7pm // Boxing Cat Brewery // Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu (思南公馆26A, 复兴中路519号, 近思南路)
Hairy Crab Feast Vol. 2 @ Kin Kin presents their second hairy crab feast, with a crab-centric 4 course pre-fixe dinner on offer. Chef Rocky presents the four course dinner featuring a “Hillary Clinton” cake salad, a “hao che” bisque, “hard core” dumplings, and steamed “hai cao” lovers (a male and a female crab! Perfect to celebrate with your crab-like significant other).
320RMB (per person) // 2 seatings of 15 people each, one at 7:30pm and 8:30pm // Kin // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu (茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路)
Bingo Night @ The Camel Bingo is no longer a retiree’s game! Come out to The Camel to experience Bingo with copious drinking involved. 50RMB gets you 10 games, free meat pies, and vodka shots! What better way to connect with friends than munching and drinking vodka while shouting BINGO! Email [email protected] to book your place, or phone 6437 9446.
50RMB // 8pm // The Camel // 1 Yueyang Lu,near Dongping Lu (岳阳路1号,近东平路)
1 Year Annviersary @ Chicha Lounge & Alchemist The two chic establishments will be jointly celebrating their first year in business, with DJ’s and free-flow drinks until 9pm, and 35RMB drinks afterwards. RSVP with [email protected]
150RMB (100RMB pre-sale) // 6pm-late // Chicha Lounge & Alchemist // Buildings 32 and 33, Sinan Mansions, 45 Sinan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu (思南路47号思南公馆33号楼, 近复兴中路)
DJ Shigeto @ Shelter Come out to Shelter to help them continue their birthday celebrations! DJ Shigeto of Japan will man the decks, along with trip-hop from R3.
50RMB // 9pm // Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号，近复兴西路)
With contributions by Angela Ye