By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. It’s freaking cold outside, and yet there are reasons that make us wanna get out on the streets: More Christmas markets, the Dada night market event and a movie gem at Sub-Cinema, cocktails and more. So much to hibernation plans till April. It won’t work. Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
2012 Shanghai Christmas Market @ Xintiandi
Another Christmas market, and admittedly not as soulless and noisy as the one on Wujiang Lu. Is it nicer? Yes (not difficult to surpass some of the tacky competition here). Does it charge an entrance fee? Yes, unfortunately there’s a fee that varies depending on day and time. Expect to pay 20RMB till 5pm, and 40RMB afterwards. On Christmas Eve, don’t even bother going there. Isn’t it the point of going to a Christmas market to feed on the snacks and drink mulled wine and spend money on gifts anyway? But it seems like we have to arrange ourselves with that in Shanghai. At least there’s something going on there. Get an impression on the official website here.
20-40RMB depending on time // 10am – 10pm // Xintiandi, 245 Madang Lu, near Fuxing Lu (马当路474号, 近复兴中路)
APM Charity Bazaar @ Westwood
Support the work of APM with every kuai spent on this big charity bazaar in the Westwood Compound. There will be new baby clothes and new toys at very cheap prices, off-label clothes for children and adults and a big selection of second-hand products in good condition such as bags, shoes, clothes and much more.
10am – 1pm // Westwood Compound // 299 Cheng Jia Qiao Lu, close to the flower market
Sub-Cinema: Harold and Maude @ DADA
This Tuesday, Sub-Cinema brings one of the most famous and heart-warming big screen couples to Dada. Harold and Maude is the love story of a most unlikely couple: On the one hand Harold, a young man in his twenties, who tries to escape his mother’s agressive attempts to finally marry him off no matter what. His preferred method of chasing away his potential fiancées: Bloody-creative stagings of his own suicide. On the other hand Maude, an elderly woman who has survived many a challenge and tries to live every remaining day of life to the fullest. The movie is somewhat romantic, yes. But it works on many other levels as well: It’s surprisingly cheeky (after all, we’re talking about a movie from 1971!), funny and touching. Even (or especially) if you don’t consider yourself a fan of that schmaltzy Hollywood love comedy rubbish, you wanna check this one out. The movie is a winner!
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 Night Market @ DADA
It’s night market time again at Dada. You know the deal (if not, read on): Shop food and fashion by local designers and producers, this time with Shanghai Style, Banoo, Twin Horizon, Amelia’s and more. Probably a good idea if you are looking for a more unique, cool Christmas present.
Free // 8pm – Midnight // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Ladies Night @ glo London
It’s so easy to have a good time and spend zero for the girls in Shanghai. There’s an overwhelming choice of ladies nights every week, some of them better than the others. And free cocktails at the lounge of glo London are certainly not the worst, are they?
Free cocktails for girls from 9-11pm // 3/F glo London, 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Dongping Lu (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近东平路)
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