The F1 kicks off with the practice on Friday, the qualifier on Saturday, and the actual race on 4/20 Easter Sunday. It happens rain or shine, so if you don't have tickets yet, go get those quick.

There's several F1-themed events and after-parties as well. Read on for a complete list of the F1 soirées happening around Shanghai this week. ... Read on

NIGHTLIFE / APR 16 / Share


Ever thought, "Hey, I haven't seen a good PSA in a while?" Well the FBI just put out a soon-to-be-classic video called "Game of Pawns" to let young Americans know about the dangers of accidentally-intentionally committing espionage.

The 26-minute video tells the true story of a young man from Michigan who came to Shanghai on study abroad then took some sketchy jobs writing essays for the Chinese government. He eventually tried to apply for the State Department and later the CIA, accepting 70,000 dollars from local officials along the way. ... Read on

SMSH / APR 16 / Share


Oh My Kebab!, that kebab shop that proprietor Charle's Liao has miraculously shoehorned into an already tiny bar, celebrates its grand opening this Sunday, April 20.

To mark the occasion, they're serving kebabs at 25rmb a pop. Draft beers will also be 25rmb. There will also be a "kebab-eating contest with prizes". Hopefully by "prizes" they don't mean some bullshit like "pride and bragging rights". Anyway, festivities get started around noon.

In case you missed it the first time, here is the listing.

DINING / APR 16 / Share


Last fall, just as the temperatures were starting to drop, Franck Bistrot opened its rooftop taqueria. It was open for scarcely a month before owner Franck Pecol could no longer justify paying people to make tacos for people who didn't want to sit out in the cold.

Well, the mercury is rising again, and Pecol is opening the shutters to that little rooftop shack this coming Friday. He's also changing the name of the place. Henceforth it is called Franckito. Doors open at 6pm.

DINING / APR 16 / Share


Yup. That's it really. M1NT is back open. After a tumultuous week that resulted in a a change of ownership, the dust has settled. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The restaurant and lounge are open every night. The club portion is open from Wednesday to Saturday.

So yeah. There you go.

NIGHTLIFE / APR 15 / Share


Those who attended that raw-as-fuck live show with Mykki Blanco on Saturday might have noticed a new gig poster on The Shelter's walls. Next up is South London's Bok Bok, the co-founder of one of the most forward-thinking and coolest record labels in the world, Night Slugs, playing a set for the second party in the Woozy Offline series.

The music on this influential label sounds like lasers and emotions floating around basketball courts with cyborg teams while waterfalls drip over lush greenery outside. Nothing like EDM; more on some VHS meltdown with booming kick drums. Artists on the label include Girl Unit, Jam City, Kingdom, who started the sister label to Night Slugs, Fade To Mind, Mosca, Lil Silva, and Egyptrixx. The impossible-to-categorize sound fuses grime, electro, house, R&B, and raw rhythm trax.

... Read on

NIGHTLIFE / APR 14 / Share


Okay. How many variations the T for Thai formula are we going to see? We've had D for Delicious, U for Underwhelming and now B for Blast. How about this one: S for Stop.

In other news there was an explosion at Maya. A flavor explosion that is. Hey-o! Cotton's gets a thorough dressing down. Da Marco's lasagna gets some love.

And this week's winner, is tmdmike8 for not doing the "Random letter for..." trope. Congrats. You win 500rmb in Sherpa's delivery.

DINING / APR 14 / Share


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I brought a Mexican colleague to Maya and I was surprised to see how well the restaurant was running on a week day. Maya had been recommended to me on many occasions and I am glad to have finally been there because Maya is living up to its reputation, I just loved it! Location: It is quite random, Maya is hidden in a compound on Julu Rd, in the same building as a club house and the French learning school AAA. 15 minutes walk from the metro lines 10 and 1, South Shanxi Road station. [..read on]

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