By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. This week, Sub-Cinema shows the absolutely awesome ‘The Shining’, and on Wednesday, the second annual Irish Drama Showcase kicks off. On Thursday night, you can practise drinking and getting up the next day without a headache for Halloween, all made possible with the zombie (pub) crawl. Or you go to Shelter and have a good electronic time with Ben Huang. And if you’re a real lady, you may also want to go consider G Plus to check what’s really hiding in the champagne glasses for free! Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
Industry Night @ The Apartment
Are you one of those that usually serve to please the party and drinking crowd? Cocktail mixing magicians, waiter/waitress armies, tap heroes, store operators and co., here’s a deal for you (if you’re off on Monday night, that is): The Apartment holds an industry night where you can share your stories over drinks. (specials from 30RMB).
8pm // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
The Recessive Umbilical Cord @ V Art Center
“As part of the Shanghai Biennale and “Zhongshan Park” project, “2436a” artist group presents the exhibition “The Recessive Umbilical Cord”. Composed of ten Chinese artists living and working in France, the collective’s project fits into the Biennale theme, “Reactivation”, claiming the importance of new means of communication between East and West societies, art and economy, individual and society more generally between human beings.” Exhibition is open till 13 November.
Free // 11am-6pm // V Art Center, Space 2, Building 6, Room 104, 50 Moganshan Road (莫干山路50号, 近昌化路)
Sub-Cinema: The Shining @ DADA
“Heeere’s Johnny!” Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ is a cinematic masterpiece and one of the best horror movies ever made, no doubt. Although Stephen King, the writer of the original novel (which is also pretty good) thinks the Kubrick adaption sucked. We are not sure whether they’re playing the internatioal version or the original, longer US theatrical cut, but we can absolutely recommend to go either way. Watch the Torrance family arrive at the Overlook hotel and witness the madness and evil take over. Psychedelic carpet designs, bizarre dream sequences, a twisted, eerie atmosphere – and Jack Nicholson at his best. And then there’s that wooden door and an axe… What a great way to welcome Halloween!
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)
The 2nd Annual Irish Drama Showcase @ Ke Center
The 2nd Annual Irish Drama Showcase gives you the change to discover the history of the controversial, and sometimes scandalous Irish theater. Find out what defines Irish theatre at its core and why it still resonates so profoundly with its audiences today!
“The showcase programme begins with two contrasting one act plays; The first piece brings us to the rural Irish countryside of the great independence-era playwright John Millington Synge. In the Shadow of the Glen is a comedy of faith and unfaithfulness on a family farm. Synge’s piece was quite controversial upon its debut in 1903 but is now part of the canon of English language theatre. The second piece brings us back to the modern and urban and is by the renowned Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett and is a dark comedy entitled Rough for Theatre II, about two solicitors discussing their client’s case as he stands on a window ledge about to plummet to his death. Both pieces shall be directed by Thomas Caron. The third part of the evening entails a “meet the playwrights” section in which surprise guests and audience can interact and debate the meaning of “Irishness” and who in fact was the “greatest Irish playwright”: Beckett or Synge.”
180RMB pre-sale, 200RMB (door) // Daily 8pm till 28 Oct (Sunday only 3pm) // 613-B Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路613号, 近延安西路)
Ladies Night @ G Plus
What to do if you’re
1) a “lady” or female,
2) lost in Xintiandi on Thursday night and low on money but wanna get hammered,
3) wear something flashy that reflects nicely in bling bling light?
Go to G Plus, the massive LED-illuminated Chinese club monstrosity in Xintiandi! There’s free flow of what they refer to as “champagne” till 12:30am. Ah yeah, the champagne misconception… We have our doubts, but it seems to be a common erroneous belief in the international community here that any sparkling wine equals champagne. But since we are neither in geography class here nor giving lectures on wines and their origins, we will just stick with the more glamourous “champagne” label. Sigh.
No Cover // Club G Plus // Xintiandi, 5/F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu 新天地南里广场5楼, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路)
Bassment @ The Shelter
Ben Huang (who’s btw also on stage at the Midi Electronic Festival this Saturday) is going to nuke the basement with some heavy bass electronics! Minimal techno and progressive. With Steven Lorenz and Minimal Entropy.
20 RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Drunken Dragon Zombie Crawl @ O’Malley’s
Pub crawls can be fun enough, sure. But what sounds even more fun? Pub crawls in hilarious, goofy halloween costumes. Zombie crawl sounds like you’ll do fine with some meaty mutilation makeup in your face. Sign up here and 150 kuai will buy you free shots, open bar and a ride on the creepy party bus.
150RMB (RSVP) // 9:30pm (start) // 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐路)
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