By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. This week, have a blast with other undiscovered vocal talents at YYT, join LUNE for their new weekly Wednesday party, or watch Bad Santa at DADA. Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
Monday Open Mic @ Yuyintang
Nobody wants to listen to you sing Christmas songs? Or are you too shy to try your luck at the Chinese reincarnations of Pop Idol and [insert your country]’s Got (no) Talent, but sick of those KTV joints and their fake booze? Don’t lose heart, you know there’s a place where your melodic voice is appreciated! That’s right, there’s still the open mic night! Head over to Yuyintang, grab the microphone, sing it out loud. And there’s Tiger beer buy two get one for free to help you get rid of the remaining shyness or sense of shame. Merry Christmas!
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路)
Sub-Cinema: Bad Santa @ DADA
Ah, it’s getting all Christmasy even at Sub-Cinema. Whoever thought that haggard Billy Bob Thornton would make a good Santa Claus is a … – ah wait that was the whole idea behind movie. Willie (Thornton) works as one of those creepy mall Santas that have to listen to all the gibberish kiddies tell them all day long. And he gives in to the needs quite some of us would feel in that situation. In other words, he’s an alcoholic train wreck. Who’s robbing department stores with his dwarf Santa’s elf compagnion. But then things take an unexpected turn (as you might’ve expected).
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)
HOUSE FÜR ALLE @ LUNE
Lune’s got a new midweek party – a great addition for some variety during weekdays. The resident DJ throne will be occupied by Ben Thriller. On rotation you can expect Shanghai’s local top house DJs: the notorious Ben Huang, Raz, Lindberg, Wood, Crispy, Skinny Babou, Martin Texier and more. As usual, drinks are reasonably priced with beer from 25, plus 2 for 1 on selected drinks until 12. But you know what’s best? They serve hot mulled wine to heat you up during the cold season. In which other club do you get that, huh? That’s what we thought.
Free // 9pm // Lune // 4F, No. 218 Xinle Lu, cross Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
Movies and Fun Talk @ Xin Dan Wei
Movies and Fun Talk sounds quite like a curious event: Xin Dan Wei shows the short film ‘La Luna’ this Thursday night, followed by a mini workshop that aims to help you know yourself better and thus improve your communicational skills. Audiences are limited to 15 only, so use the form on the website to sign up. RSVP and more information here.
30RMB // 6:30-9pm // Xindanwei // 50 Yongjia Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu (永嘉路50号, 近陕西南路)
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