By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. Is there a better way to start the week than with greasy slices of pizza and fresh beer? Maybe there is, but at least it works for us. You’re probably wondering what a music event is doing all alone here in Pencil This In since there’s Midweek Music Preview. As the jazz night at Yuyintang is a semi-regular event, we’re putting it up here together with the other after-work activities. And it’s a way to remind you of our Wednesday music feature, too. What other announcements do we have to make? Another cinematic gem at Dada on Tuesday, a long-running ladies night classic on Wednesday, and party Thursday night at the Shelter! Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
Pizza ‘n Brew @ Shanghai Brewery
Two good reasons to pay Shanghai Brewery a visit on Monday night: With each pizza, you’ll get two of their signature hand-crafted brews on top for free. Need two more reasons to be convinced? Happy hour’s always till 8pm, so that gives you enough time to try our two recommendations, the Hongmei Weizen and the great North Star IPA at a friendly price. If you agree that
most all of the common beers here in China taste stale and watery, you gotta love the fresh, crispy bitterness of the IPA. Thumbs up!
Happy Hour till 8pm // Shanghai Brewery // 15 Dongping Lu ,near Hengshan Lu (东平路15号近衡山路)
Jazz Night @ Yuyintang
Li Rongming’s quartet play jazz every upcoming Tuesday night in November, and it’s all free! So get up again after dinner and enjoy the music to a drink!
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Sub-Cinema: Sexy Beast @ DADA
Ex master safecracker Gal enjoys his peaceful life in retirement in Spain together with ex-porn babe Deedee (who would’ve guessed she did porn with a name like that?). It’s hard to get rid of old bad habits, and so one day scumbag and ex-partner-in-crime Don Logan shows up at the door. Logan tries to convince Gal to participate in one last heist, and he’s not the kinda guy who takes a “no” for an answer… Things get out of control and messy. Sexy Beast was not only a pretty successful and critically acclaimed British flic – it even got Sir Ben Kingsley an Academy Award nomination for the role of Don Logan.
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)
Ladies Night @ Brown Sugar
Live performances, free flow sparkling and the ritzy neighbourhood make for one of the ladies nights with a lower trash factor. Gals, R’n’B live music and free drinks just for you from 9:30-11pm. Don’t fancy R’n’B? Too bad. Drink faster or try somewhere else.
9:30-11pm free flow sparkling wine for ladies // Xintiandi, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu (新天地, 太仓路181号, 近马当路)
Timefly @ The Shelter
The mouldy cave on Yongfu Lu opens it’s dark gates this Thursday night for Timefly, and you only need to donor 20 kuai. That saves you the usual 20 on top for a beer.
20RMB // The Shelter 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
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