By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. For once we make an exception and bring you Pencil This In one day earlier than usual. After all, it’s a cruel timezone we live in for all American Football fans. So if you’re free, set your alarm clock and watch the Superbowl in your favourite sports bar in town, or sleep in and watch a giallo thriller at Dada on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, you can celebrate that more than half of the week is over and the CNY holidays are coming closer and closer with free drinks at Zeal (if you’re female). Rockbund Art Museum has an interesting exhibition featuring works of two Chinese women artists, so pay them a visit anytime except for Monday if you like. Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
Superbowl 2013 @ Pubs in Shanghai
Early birds can watch the Superbowl in various bars around Shanghai. Most places open at 7am and offer special breakfast deals. Drop by Big Bamboo, Shanghai Brewery, Boxing Cat, PiRO, Windows Bars, Camel – you know the places. I’m still desperately waiting for Nipplegate reloaded, that halftime show needs some fresh thrills.
Big Bamboo (multiple locations)
123 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu
381 Hongfeng Lu, near Biyun Lu
No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu
Shanghai Brewery (multiple locations)
21 C, Hongmei Entertainment Street,
Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan’an Lu
15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
Boxing Cat Brewery
Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu
91 Changshu Lu, near Changle Lu
11／F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
Camel Sports Bar (multiple locations)
1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
116 Weifang Xi Lu, near Pudong Nan Lu
Sub-Cinema: Four Flies on Grey Velvet @ DADA
Four Flies on Grey Velvet is an early work of the Mr. Giallo himself, Dario Argento (Suspiria, Profondo Rosso). The plot rundown: Roberto, a musician’s got himself a stalker, complimentary creepy phone calls inclusive. One night he catches the shit in the act and accidentally stabs him during a struggle. Problem solved? Nah. Some other fuck took pictures of the deed and starts blackmailing Roberto. A grim, murderous nightmare begins.
As usual for an Argento film, the artistic direction and creativity is more appealing than the story itself.
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 @ Zeal
Zeal has that ladies night on Thursday that doesn’t call itself ladies night but still happens to be exactly that. Whatever, this is the official ladies night, and it also does what those ladies nights in Shanghai tend to do: serve you free complimentary drinks from 9pm, if you prove to be a real lady. Nice.
Free // 9pm // Zeal // 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)
A Potent Force @ Rockbund Art Museum
Joint exhibition of paintings and video works by female Chinese artists Duan Jianyu and Hu Xiaoyuan. Two generations and two stories of life experiences and observations as women in a oftentimes strange world. Read on here for a detailed description and artist’s biographies.
15RMB // 10am-6pm (21pm on Fri, Sat, closed on Mon) // Rockbund Art Museum // No. 20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (虎丘路20号， 近北京东路)
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