I’m no seasoned commentator on the complexities of dragon boat racing, but I’m just going to go ahead and assume that it’s pretty much like every other kind of boat race. Boring as fuck to watch. No amount of persuasion would convince me that waiting an hour to catch a single sad solitary glimpse of a couple of men dragging heavy oars through the trotter and trash laden Suzhou Creek is a valuable use of time. Though I wouldn’t personally recommend the experience (I would consider most spectator sports to be an affliction more than a fun activity), the information is here if you are interested.
On the topic of spectator sports, there is more. TRI is an emerging sport that combines rugby with a ball shaped like a banana. It is played on a circular field between three teams. Its world cup is being hosted by Shanghai’s football club. Go if you’re feeling in the mood for disorientation and confusion. Alternatively, you have the Extreme Games where international extreme athletes will be competing in sports such as bmx freestyle, skateboarding, freestyle motocross, speed climbing, and aggressive inline skating.
Anyway, if you’re thinking of doing something really worthwhile with your time, then head down to The Camel and network with some local do-gooders from the BEAN team. See how you can get involved by learning about their latest charity and volunteering events around town.
A peculiar stage production featuring the work of a French choreographer and the creations of a Taiwanese designer, Yo Gee Ti will present a peculiar hybrid of modern dance and hip-hop. The Global Times, forgivable with their hilarious misinterpretations, commented, “Merzouki also experienced new constraints, such as costumes made from wool that limit the dancers’ gestures, which pushed him to find the rhythm elsewhere, and in doing so, discover a new relation with movement and space.” Huh?
Muya is hosting a new event called Witchy Wednesdays, where you can ask a witchy woman to tell you your future. She can do a lot of other things too. Her props include Tarot cards, energetic healing powers, herbs, magic, ghosts, art and love to help allow you to solve life dilemmas, create positive experiences, come up with solutions to your problems, and know how to live better and happier. Powerful, powerful stuff. If hocus pocus is not your thing, then tangible, material happiness can be found in Dada’s Night Market. Later on, you can go listen to the collaborator and sometime producer of the Black Eyed Peas performing a DJ set at Unico. His name is DJ Poet- an accolade evidenced by this song’s emotionally stirring lyrics.
On Thursday comes an experimental band called St Lô. Their music makes no sense. Electro and Soul fusion. Perhaps I am not avant-garde enough to understand.
It might just be me but a good old, reliably inebriated Ladies Night at The Apartment sounds like just the ticket.
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