Lasers, lanterns, fireworks, dragons and anime!
All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Lantern Festival signals the end of Spring Festival, Superbowl gets some replays around town, and Subcinema kicks off its Blaxpoitation month. Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
Superbowl Replay Schedule
If you missed the Superbowl this morning because you, like us, can’t justify taking an extra half-day to get morning-drunk after you’ve already cleverly stretched your CNY holiday into a two-week affair, then you’ll have to do with a replay later this evening. The replay schedules around town are as follows: Boxing Cat (7:30pm), The Camel (4pm and 8pm), and Big Bamboo (8pm). The rest of the normal spots don’t list replay times, but we’re sure Bubba’s, O’Malley’s and all the others will also screen it again.
Lantern Festival Party @ Phebe Club
Pretty much the only place capitalizing on the Lantern Festival today is Phebe Club, one of our favorite Chinese-style clubs. They’re promising some kind of traditional show and dance (likely up on the bar) to celebrate the end of Spring Festival, plus 100RMB open bar. Things kick off at 9pm.
100RMB open bar // 9pm // Phebe Club // 10 Hengshan Lu, near Gao’an Lu (衡山路10号,高安路)
Subcinema pres. Coffy (1973) @ Dada
February is “Blaxpoitation Month” at Dada Subcinema, and they’re kicking of their series of funky 70’s flicks with “the baddest one-chick hit squad that ever hit town!” Coffy follows the story of a nurse with a rad afro who administers vigilante justice, after her 11-year-old sister gets messed up right proper by some baaad heroin. As always, free entry and free popcorn.
Free // Doors at 8pm, movie at 9pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Free tango lessons from Tango Bang @ Maya
Every Tuesday Maya pulls in teachers from Tango Bang to offer free tango lessons to people of all ages and skills levels. Participation is “free” as long as you buy one drink (for 40RMB) or two (for 60RMB.) Tango Bang members get a discount. Dancing starts at 8:30pm.
Free w/ drink purchase // 8:30pm to midnight // Maya // 2/F, Grand Plaza Club House, 568 Julu Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu (巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼， 近陕西南路)
Bumps & Babes Talk: Traditional Chinese Medicine @ Melange Oasis
For any of you out there curious about how TCM can improve the health of your children or pregnancy, Bumps and Babes is holding a talk on Wednesday that addresses just that. Doris Rathgeber, founder of Body & Soul Medical Clinics, will go over treatments to improve prenatal health and prevent common children’s diseases in Shanghai. Entrance is 100RMB, they request that you RSVP at their website.
100RMB // 10am to 12pm // Melange Oasis // Jiashan Market, No. 37, Lane 550 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu (陕西南路550弄37号, 近绍兴路)
L.O.V.E. Jazz Concert @ Shanghai Concert Hall
Restaurants, wine shops, and musicians are already pushing the love this week in the lead up to next Tuesday’s dopey holiday. Get a jump on things this Wednesday and get those emotions piqued with a performance of classic love songs as played by the Shanghai Jazz Orchestra. Tickets can be purchased at this hotline: 62172426.
50RMB to 80RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Concert Hall // 523 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Jin Ling Lu (延安东路523号)
EPWS Happy Hour (w/ chocolate!) @ Stocchi
Sorry dudes, this one is for ladies only. The Expat Professional Women’s Society is holding an open happy hour (open meaning non-members get the deal) this Wednesday at Stocchi. 150RMB entrance gets you two glasses of wine and five chocolates…score! Not too bad a deal.
150RMB // 6pm to 9pm // Stocchi // 185 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu (富民路185, 近巨鹿路)
Urban Intimacy Photo Exhibition @ O-Gallery
Catch a one-night-only exhibition of local photographer Stephane Ferrero at O-Gallery this Thursday. You might recognize her work from one of Dada’s past Shanghai Photographer Nights. Ferrero is a French fashion photographer whose personal work focuses on “urban intimacies” where “lines of the structures respond to the curves of the bodies.” It’s free entry, and they’ll have beer, wine and snacks.
Free entry // 6:30pm to 9pm // O-Gallery // 1/F, Bldg 6, 18 Gao’An Lu (高安路18弄6号1楼)