Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
English Teachers’ Job Fair @ Jiaotong University
Shanghai Meiji holds its 6th English teachers’ job fair at Jiaotong University for 2 days (January 19, 2 PM – 6 PM). The organisers also offer a tree TEFL training session on the 18th and a chance to interact with Meiji’s partner schools on the 19th, for enquiries contact danny32158 (WeChat) or [email protected] (email).
FREE ENTRY // 9 AM – 6 PM
1954 Huashan Lu, near Guangyuan Xi Lu // 华山路1954号， 近广元西路
Our Chicken Loves Gin & Tonic @ Estado Puro
Enjoy half a roast chicken with sides and a glass of gin and tonic for just 88 RMB at Estado Puro. Keep an eye out for more promotions from this “muy bueno” tapas restaurant in Xintiandi.
88 RMB // 6 PM – 10.30 PM
Unit 3, 1/F, Bldg 22, North Plaza, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu // 太仓路181弄新天地北里22号楼1层03单元, 近黄陂南路
El Tuesday @ Unico
Unico livens up the midweek with a rush of Latin soul from El Tuesday in Three on the Bund. Sip on free flow Havana Club mojitos, and maybe have a boogie with live band La Reunion and DJ S. Kiv until late.
NO COVER // 8.30 PM – LATE
Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
Pigpen Cinema: Spinning Plates @ The Grumpy Pig
Pigpen Cinema screens ‘Spinning Plates’ (2012) at The Grumpy Pig, a documentary-film about 3 extraordinary restaurants and the people behind them. There are only 35 seats at the restaurant so arrive early to guarantee your place, doors open at 9 PM and the film starts at 9.30 PM, on top of all that they offer free popcorn!
NO COVER // 9.30 PM
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu // 茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路
Executive Networking @ Chatter’s Bar
Shanghai Terrace Club brings you an evening of real Guanxi, mingle with business leaders, executives and professionals in an elegant environment whilst sharing ideas and making new connections. Enjoy free flow drinks and canapés, RSVP and find out more details on Meetup.
300 RMB // 7 PM
Metro Polo Bund Hotel, 98 East Nanjing Road // 南京东路98号
Painkillerfest @ MAO Livehouse
Prepare (and beware) for Painkillerfest Pagan Attack at MAO Livehouse. Mosh away your mid-week blues with metal bands Finntroll (Finland), Arkona (Russia) and Dream Spirit (PRC).
300 RMB (advance) 380 RMB (door) // 8 PM
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
How do we turn cities of today into cities of tomorrow? @ Arup Associates
Green Initiatives presents the next installation of its ‘Building for the Future Series’, How do we turn cities of today into cities of tomorrow? Green Drinks is an informal event where you can meet like-minded people and talk about the challenges we all face together.
30 RMB (registered guests) 50 RMB (unregistered guests) // 6.30 PM
30/F, 1045 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Xiangyang Lu // 淮海中路1045号30楼, 近襄阳路
Shout at the Devil @ Kulou
An inferno burns at Kulou bar with rock music all night for ‘Shout at the Devil’. Thanks to Satan, the bar offers 2-for-1 drinks from 8 PM ’til late.
FREE ENTRY // 8 PM – LATE
222 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu // 襄阳南路222号, 近复兴西路
Tassel & Tease @ The Pearl
Shanghai’s most beautiful showgirls perform Tassel & Tease, transforming The Pearl into a playground of seduction. The flirtatious and the glorious, the playful and seductive, the comical and the mysterious, the fierce and the demure… Tassel and Tease is a celebration of women’s many manifestations.
180 RMB (presale) 220 RMB (door) // 5 PM – LATE
471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
Monroe Martin @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Finalist of NBC’s 2014 Last Comic Standing and The Artie Lange show regular, Monroe Martin steps on stage at Kung Fu Komedy Club. Martin gives 3 performances on Friday (8 PM & 10 PM) and Saturday (8.45 PM), so don’t miss out.
170 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (door) // 8 PM
4/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
Fashionista Glance @ Calin Fashion Academy
Enjoy a glamorous day full of style, fashion and art, and become the fashionista you always dreamed of at Calin Fashion Academy. Fashionista Glance teaches you how to draw a fashion sketch, develop new shapes and silhouettes, experiment and play with unconventional materials, draping, colouring and embellishing your own designs. All this in a creative environment, accompanied by snacks, drinks and an awesome group of people!
1000 RMB // 10 AM – 3 PM
Suite 203, 205 Maoming Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu // 茂名南路205号瑞金大厦203室, 近复兴中路
DJ Andrew Ford @ Zapata’s
Resident DJ at Taipei’s Room 18, Barcode and The Brass Monkey, DJ Andrew Ford spins the decks at Zapata’s. If you’re looking for a fiesta then head to the Mexican bar on Hengshan Road and look out for the moustached man wearing a sombrero.
290 RMB // 9 PM
5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu // 衡山路5号, 近东平路
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And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
[Banner features Tassel & Tease, performing at The Pearl, January 22 – 23]