Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Lass Uns Schnacken: German language exchange @ Cafe Lugo
Drink a coffee and chat with the German-speaking language exchange group at Cafe Lugo. Casual learners just bring yourself and meet lots of friendly Deutschlanders, serious students bring your textbooks and prepare your conversation topics.
RSVP // 7 PM
336 Middle Xizang Road, near People’s Square (MRT exit 14) // 西藏中路336号, 近人民广场
Soirée d’échange linguistique: French language exchange @ Skyfoxl Cafe
Flex your linguistic skills with the French-English-Chinese language exchange at Skyfoxl Cafe, courtesy of Nous Parlons Français. The language exchange club is free to join, for just one time or each bi-monthly meet-up
RSVP // 7.30 PM
65 East Mengzi Road, near Madang Road // 蒙自东路65号, 近马当路
Half the Sky: A Panel of Extraordinary Leaders on International Women’s Day @ Hero Centre
Shanghai Forum holds a special Women’s Day talk with a panel of extraordinary business women. RSVP to join in with the discussion, interview and Q&A, and find out more about what business relationships are like for women in the PRC.
RSVP // 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM
Building 3, 28 East Yuyuan Road, near Changde Road // 愚园东路28弄, 3号楼, 近常德路
Design Shanghai 2016 @ Shanghai Exhibition Centre
International designers gather at Shanghai Exhibition Centre to showcase their cutting-edge work at Asia’s biggest design event. Join over 40,000 visitors who cram into the 4-day event year on year to get some inspiration.
200 RMB (1-day pass) // 10 AM – 9 PM
1000 Yan’an Road, near Tongren Road // 延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
Every Breath We Take @ Lend Lease Greater China Office
Green Initiatives invites 6 CEOs and business directors to discuss transforming the health of China’s office space. Speakers focus on ideas for reducing PM2.5 air pollution and the Q&A is your chance to give some comments.
RSVP 150 RMB (advance) 200 RMB (door) // 6 PM – 9 PM
Floor 2, Kwah Centre, Middle Huaihai Road, near Xiangyang Road // 淮海中路1028号, 近襄阳路
Shanghai Derby: Shenhua v SIPG
Shanghai Stadium hosts a derby soccer match between Shenhua and SIPG in the China Super League. Expect the fans to be all riled up (there was violence between fans in 2014/15) and find a scalper selling tickets at the gates, but be wary of fakes.
N/A (find a scalper at the gates) // 7.35 PM
1111 North Caoxi Road, near Tianyaoqiao Road // 漕溪北路1111号, 近天钥桥路
Split Works: Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ QSW Culture Centre
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the post-rock shoe-gazers from Canada, play at QSW Culture Centre. Split Works presents another sell-out gig for an audience desperate to hear the newest noise from the band’s 2015 album ‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’.
280 RMB (presale) 360 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
179 Yichang Road, near Jiangning Road // 宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
Brian Rice @ Yuyintang
Danish heart throb Brian Rice sings at Yuyintang, a chance to hear him perform the hits from his chart-topping debut album ‘Confessional’. Get down with the catchy love songs and pop-rock melodies on his new album ‘Hear Me As I Am’.
80 RMB (presale) 120 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM – 11 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yan’an Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
[Featuring Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ QSW Culture Centre]