By Angela Ye
It’s getting to be that festive time, and Shanghai is ready to celebrate with Swing’ Hai White Christmas at Mi Tierra and Winter Wonderland with that’s Shanghai. If you’re not a fan of holiday parties, there’s plenty of other stuff to tide you over. On Saturday there are two great charity events happening – a food drive, and Gift of Life benefit at The Strip to help provide live-saving heart surgeries to children in need. Read on for details, or head over to our calendar for more.
Swing’ Hai White Christmas @ Mi Tierra
Put on your dancin’ shoes and head on over to Mi Tierra for the festive season. They’re holding a holiday night of swing music and swing dance lessons. Come in all white, raffles and prizes will be given out!
80RMB (2 drinks) // 9pm // Mi Tierra // 17 Yongjia Lu, near Maoming Lu 永嘉路17号, 近茂名路
Miss Behave @ Bar Rouge
Everyone likes a man (or lady) in uniform! Bar Rouge holds their last Miss Behave of 2011. Guys come dressed as a soldier, girls as pin-up girls (or vce versa!) If you attempt to do the soldier gig, they’ll throw you a free hat to help out. It’s Bar Rouge, so you can expect special performances.
Free until midnight with the password “naughty”, 100rmb after // 10pm // Bar Rouge // Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
Soul of Seoul, Korean Culture Wave Party @ Belloco
Belloco is presenting Soul of Seoul, a Korean Culture Wave Party for people to learn about Korean culture. You’ll be able to meet and mingle with the Korean community in Shanghai while appreciating the Korean hiphop DJs, drinks, art, and food! The event comes at a tense moment in Sina-Korean relations, so it could make for an interesting evenings…
150RMB (open bar Makkoli cocktails) // 10pm // Belloco // 1/F, 848-850 Xinzha Lu, near Shimen Er Lu (新闸路848-850号1号楼, 近石门二路)
Rotoract Food Drive @ Carrefour Gubei
The Rotoract Club of Shanghai is holding a food drive this Saturday at the Carrefour over in Gubei. If you have non-perishable items gathering dust in that pantry, box them up! All donated items will go to feed families in need on Chongming Island. It’s their third year running for the drive, and this time Carrefour has agreed to come on board as a co-host and donate some items themselves. They’ll be set up all day Saturday at the entrance to the store.
All day // Gubei Carrefour // 268 Shuicheng Nan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (水城南路268号, 近延安西路)
Holiday Benefit @ The Strip XTD
On Saturday The Strip and Gift of Life Shanghai are hosting a charity benefit. They are hoping to raise 25,000RMB this weekend and all proceeds will go towards providing life-saving heart surgeries to children in need. Surgeries will be performed on carefully selected candidates at the Shanghai Chest Hospital and the Pediatric Cardiac Clinic. As of August, Gift of Life has sponsored 170 surgeries with a 100% success rate! Tickets to the event on Saturday will run you 200RMB and will include soft drinks, special drink deals, Christmas snacks, and 2 raffle tickets for some pretty sweet prizes (local restaurant vouchers, specialty wines, beauty products, and a 2 night stay at the naked Retreats Private Reserve!) Party runs from 2pm to 5pm.
200RMB // 2pm to 5pm // The Strip // Hong Kong Plaza, 6-7/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (淮海中路282号, 香港广场6-7楼, 近黄陂南路)
The First Annual Barstool Open @ Masse
It’s the First Annual Barstool Open, where you put on your best argyle attire and bring along 3 friends to go play a round of pub golf. Your 9 watering holes: Masse, Bubba’s Cool Docks, The Shed, Inferno, Windows Scoreboard, I love Shanghai, Mexico Lindo, 60’s Bar, and Wings Sports Bar. At each hole, you get one free shot with draft beers at 25RMB each. They also provide transit on the bus, which will offer free beer! Gather in groups of four and done the slacks and patters – there will be prizes for best dressed!
150RMB // 10:30am // Masse // 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu (进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路)
That’s Shanghai — Winter Wonderland @ Zeal
That’s Shanghai is throwing their annual “Winter Wonderland” Christmas party at Zeal this year. Get there early because there will be a 3 hour open bar with wine, beer, champagne, and sodas, endless music, dancing, and merry fun! Call 6212 6953 or email [email protected] to purchase tickets.
100RMB (presale) 150RMB (door) // 10pm // 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)
Little Marbles @ Yuyintang
Little Marbles brings gypsy folk to Yuyintang! It’s all about peace and love, people.
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)