By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. Start the week with fat, juicy burgers, and put a big mark on the wine tasting class on Thursday so you can brag with your new master knowledge on wines the next time you’re out and about. Sub-Cinema shows Andrzej Żuławski’s ‘Possession’, and the Apartment hosts a talk night about blogging. On Wednesday, all the girls can snatch a 100RMB drink card for free at Cuvve, all it takes is a leopard print outfit. Thursday night is salsa night for all the dancers out there, together with live music at Brix! Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
What’s Your Burger @ Big Bamboo
Don’t feel like cooking healthy tonite and instead crave for some junk food? For 50RMB, you get one of Big Bamboo’s beefy burgers and a pint of Tiger or Carlsberg, which doesn’t sound bad if you consider that a double cheese burger at Carl’s Jr. also costs you around 40 kuai. Plus, Big Bamboo lets you play pool and watch sports, while Carl’s only invites you to stare at folks in crowded shopping malls.
opens 2pm // 123 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu (南阳路123号, 近铜仁路)
Sub-Cinema: Possession @ DADA
Are you looking for a different horror experience far from the usual booby traps, slashers and cheap scares? Then don’t miss Possession at Dada tonight, a grotesque French-German cult film from 1981. The story is set in the back then divided Berlin, where main protagonists Anna and Mark face the shatters of their marriage, much to the suffering of their son Bob. Over the course of the story, Mark suspects her wife to have an affair, but it turns out she is hiding a much darker secret in her apartment…
Free // Doors at 8pm, movie at 9pm // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Blog Talks @ The Apartment
Shanghai Style blogger Sindy Chu invites to talks over blogging, digital marketing and Sina Weibo. Share knowledge and get tips on web development and how to succesfully implement your own blog. Buy one, get one for free cocktail deals.
Free// 8-10pm // 3/F, No. 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
Leopard Night @ CUVVE
Apparently there are still passionate advocates for wild animal print styles. If you (female) have dressed up as one of those extraordinarily wild kitties last saturday at Dada, put the leopard skin back on and get a 100RMB drink card for free! We guess a leopard shirt or leggins from H&M will do the job, so don’t try to get something more exotic…
Free // 8pm // 4/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号4楼, 近南京东路)
French Wine Tasting Party @ Alliance Français
Alliance Français, one of the biggest French language learning networks, offers a lesson on wine tasting with a lecture on red wine by their teacher Frédéric. You’re free to join if you wanna know more and have a free taste, or you need to learn a more sophisticated way to tell people why their Great Wall wine tastes like crap and you’d kindly refuse a refill. RSVP: 021-67827961. Directions here
Free // 6pm // Songjiang University Centre, No. 20-22, Lane 58, Long Cheng Rd. (University Gymnasium)
Latin Fever @ Brix
Shanghai never seems to run out of venues that wanna make you the next salsa king/queen with free classes, and Brix is a more upscale addition to the impressive collection of the Murals, Adams and so on. They have a live salsa band that adds to the fun, and a 99RMB drink special.
Free // 9pm // 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yong’an Lu (中山东二路22号5楼, 近新永安路)
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