By Angela Ye
All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Paul French joins RAS book club to talk about his book (happening tonight!), the annual Hot Sectors debate and networking event, Dada’s monthly night market, and a drunken pub crawl to hail in the year of the dragon! Read on (or check out our calendar for more!
Midnight in Peking @ The PuLi
Author Paul French joins RAS book club to speak about his chilling book, ‘Midnight in Peking’, a haunting story about a young expat who is murdered in Beijing in the late 1930’s. This gripping non fiction mystery book club session will also have a never before “who done it” dialogue.
70RMB members 100RMB non-members // 7pm // The PuLi // 1 ChangDe Road, JingAn District, Shanghai (璞麗酒店 中国上海市静安区常德路1号)
Sub-Cinema presents Blue Velvet @ Dada
This week’s movie special presents David Lynch’s widely acclaimed classic, Blue Velvet. While returning home from the hospital, main character Jeffrey Beaumont cuts through a vacant lot, discovering a severed ear. With elements of film noir and surrealism, make sure you’re prepared to uncover a seedy underworld of crime and psychosis. And of course, the usual, no entry fee and free popcorn. English movie, chinese sub-titles.
No Cover // 9pm //Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
NOIShanghai XLVI @ 696 Live House
Head over to 696 to see harsh noise act Torturing Nurse host in Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple for some bumpin’ drone rock. France’s DJ Urine will also be showin’ off some experimental turntablism, and then lllllllllllHH doing solo power electronics.
80RMB // 9pm // 696 Live House // Suite 115, Bldg A, 118 Dong Jiangwan Lu, near Huayuan Lu (东江湾路118号A号楼115室， 近花园路)
Hot Sectors @ Kathleen’s 5
China Entrepreneurs’ annual networking event is here! Experts are getting together to debate which industries will experience the most growth, such as clean-tech, outsourcing, education, social media, e-commerce, healthcare, and more. Speaking at the event will be Ken Xu (Partners of Gobi Partners), Ruifen Xu (Founding Partner of Zan Capital), and Philipp Senff (Representative of SJ Berwin LLP Shanghai Representative Office). To register, please contact Annie Cao at [email protected]
6pm // Kathleen’s 5 // 5/F, Shanghai Art Museum, 325 Nanjing Xi Lu, (南京西路325号上海美术馆5楼)
Night Market @ Dada
Dada’s monthly night market is right around the corner, where you can groove to 60s rock and soul while shopping inside the bar. Independent designers and creatives all around Shanghai set up shop at Dada for the night market and this month’s participants are:
Hanalyn – cute lightweight hair ornaments made by Korean designer Kihyun Lee
Nue Design – an eclectic set of hand painted clothing and bags, might include men’s wallets also!
FINCH – the only place you can get fab bike ponchos and other clothing using 100% organic fabrics
Josie Chen – Fashion forward and high end evening gowns for women and a new men’s line
Wasavy – eco-friendly and affordable shirts for men and women
Poppi – European vintage clothing and accessories
See Kai Run – menswear and womenswear, cute shoes for kids also!
No Cover // 8pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Apero Caprice @ Sugar
New to Shanghai? Not a problem, Sugar is hosting a meet and greet after work for the newbies to do a little networking. Special prices on drinks and snacks starting at 40RMB.
No Cover // 7pm // Sugar // Hong Fang Zi, 6/F, 35 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu 陕西南路35号6楼, 近长乐路
Acid Pony Club Thursday @ Dada
Acid Pony Club is bringing their vinyl collection to Dada every Thursday in January for some disco, funk, and whatever vibes they’re feelin’!
No Cover // 9pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Drunken Year of the Dragon Pub Crawl @ O’Malley’s
Kickstart the year of the dragon with a wild night on the partybus! Festivities start during registration, with an hour of open bar, fireworks whizzing in the background, exclusive deals, transportation to four bars, clubs, and parties. What’s better than ending a night of debauchery with some drunchies, muchin’ on some dumpling’s. Dress code: Red.
150RMB (reservation) 180RMB (door) // 9:30pm // O’Malley’s // 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐路)