By Lukas Steinberg
Monday, Monday, nobody’s fun day? Come on, weekend’s over, get over it. Right on the first night of the week, you can already yell everything out at Yuyintang and please the crowd with your angelic voice. And for the other days, we already have other fun stuff for you to do: Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Singing on stage (you involved), murder on stage (you not involved), arts, drinking and pizza pizza! Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
Huang Zhiyang: A Thousand Plateaus
Huang Zhiyang’s first solo exhibition gives you the chance to wander in (or probably around) a five-meter long indoor miniature Chinese garden and see the artist’s new marble sculptures. Another installation features a labyrinth of ink paintings draped from the ceiling. Art Plus Gallery says: “The artist’s sculptural exploration is one concerned with the science of nature and study of life. The evolution of living organisms from cells into plants and human forms has been the underlining theme of Huang’s artistic career. A Thousand Plateaus examines the origin, structure and evolution of the artist’s rich repertoire of new ink paintings and marble sculptures in an epic gallery installation.”
Free // 11am-7pm // G/F The Embankment Building, No. 370 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Jiangxi Bei Lu (北苏州路370号, 近江西北路)
Monday Open Mic @ Yuyintang
Too shy to try your luck at the Chinese reincarnations of Pop Idol and [insert your country]’s Got (no) Talent, but sick of those KTV joints and their fake booze? Head over to Yuyintang, grab the microphone, sing it out loud. And there’s Tiger beer buy two get one for free to help you get rid of the remaining shyness or sense of shame.
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
DEATHTRAP (死亡陷阱) @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
Ira Levin’s dark comedy thriller is known as one of the biggest broadway hits and has also proven to be a winner with the Shanghai audience since the first performance in 2011, with over 100 shows in 2012 alone. In the drama, writer Sidney Bruhl tries to put an end to a series of box office flops. Having trouble writing the next play, he plots a murderous plan in order to usurp another writer’s script. Chinese performance with English Subtitles. Buy tickets here. Extended until 7 October.
150-280RMB // 7:30pm // 288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu (安福路288号, 近武康路)
bring the dogs out group exhibition @ ifa Gallery
In case you missed the vernisage for the opening on last Saturday, you still have the chance to visit this charming little exhibition till 4 November. They have some cool cheeky pieces on display from paintings to sculptures, so check it out!
Free // 10am-7pm // 621 Changde Lu (near Wuding Load) (常德路621号, 近武定路)
International Cheese Pizza Day @ The Apartment
“MMMMM….. Pizza is a lot like sex. When it’s good, it’s really good. When it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.” That’s how Yongfu Lu staple The Apartment advertise their pizza special on their flyer. We dare to disagree on that – as a matter of fact, sometimes there are crappy things that are simply crap. But 2 for 1 pizzas all day sounds pretty tempting. And there’s still the 2 for 1 Martini happy hour from 8pm in case you think the pizza is only “pretty good” and need a nice drink to wash it down.
Opens 11am // 3/F, No. 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
Take Me Home Goes VENICE @ Zeal
Free cocktails for gals considering themselves ladies and party-sized cocktails for girl groups of 6+, plus Venice-themed live performances. Let’s guess: Venice carnival masks involved. We wonder if Zeal also intends to imitate the characteristic odours that occasionally evaporate from the Venetian canals on hot summer days for the authentic Venice experience.
Free // 9pm // 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yongan Lu (中山东二路22号6楼，近新永安路)
Girls Night Out Launch Party @ Bar Rouge
You might’ve guessed from the headline already, and yes, Girls Night Out is a new ladies’ night at Bar Rouge. Ladies, snap free cocktails till 11:30pm. Dudes, RSVP to [email protected] to save the 100RMB cover charge.
100RMB (guys) // 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)