Rib-off: Probably the only instance where gnawing on meat and bones will actually help animals, the Rooster is holding a rib-eating competition this Sunday, May 18, the proceeds of which will benefit the city’s abandoned pets. The catch is that contestants can’t use their hands!
Participants will be split into two groups, each tackling about 5-7 ribs. The quickest from each group will go head to head for the title. Be warned, organizers promise that the sauce will be atomically spicy. It’s 50RMB to enter the competition, and the winner will take home ten times that! There are only 16 spots so email [email protected] with your name to sign up.
50RMB (includes 3 beers) // 4:30pm // The Rooster // 51 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu (永康路51号, 近襄阳路).
Mixology class: Every Saturday from May 24 to June 28, Light and Salt mixologist Rick Starr will be holding cocktail masterclasses, where you learn how to shake, stir and strain drinks in a way that makes Brian Flanagan look like a Parkinsonian moonshiner. There are only seats for 10 people, so reserve now at [email protected], or by calling (021)-6361-1086.
299RMB // 3-5pm // Light & Salt // Rock Bund 6/F, 133 Yuanmingyuan Lu, Beijing Dong Lu (圆明园路133号6楼, 近北京东路).
International Children’s Day @ Paulaner: Isn’t everyday “children’s day” in this little emperor-inundated town? But we digress. To celebrate, on May 24, Paulaner Brauhaus is holding a special bash where kids get to eat free-flow ice cream and apple juice and play games/do activities/watch movies, while parents bathe their brows with 60RMB half-liters of beer.
60RMB for kids 2-9 (100RMB for kids 10-15, 200RMB for adults) // 11am-3pm // Paulaner Brauhaus // 150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu (汾阳路150路, 近复兴路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].