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This just in, pansexual bar 390 Panyu Lu has this art show on Thursday night that may contain adult subject matter. Think: erotic sketches of man love. But more importantly, they've got free wine and cheese from 8-10pm.

Also a live set by New Zealand singer Toni Huata, who looks like she walked straight up out the renaissance fair but makes dub electronica.

There you go. Do your worst.

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Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller Lucy makes it's theatrical debut in China this Friday (October 24). Starring Scarlett Johansson and Amr Waked, it's based on the notion that we only use 10% of your brain and how much more we'd be capable of if we tapped into the remaining 90.

The title character, played by Johansson, accidentally overdoses on a drug that activates a myriad of pre-encoded genetic and consciousness capabilities, and she undergoes a Flowers for Algernon-esque metamorphosis from a ditzy party girl to an ass-kicking heroine.... Read on

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Halloween is about to linger for the next month or two and we're slinging tickets for a few related activities on SmartTicket. First up, TICT's annual warehouse rave under The Bund. Nothing scarier than 1,000 hipsters in a dark room and loud house music. Pre-sale tickets going for 80rmb.

Then in November, Urban Aphrodite has a few short-run plays happening at The Pearl. On Nov 7/8 and 14/15 they're doing the classic 60s psychological horror joint Rosemary's Baby, followed by the bizarre and lovable Little Shop Of Horrors on Nov 20-23. Remember this number? Both those plays are 200rmb.

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Lots of festival stuff went down over the weekend. Some of it went down at 100 DJs. Check it out right here. Our in-house photographer Brandon McGhee was at the 10th Annual JZ Fest as well. You can his snappies here. Dig that shot of Bootsy Collins in slide #13. Finally, lots of party people, posers, flacks and hangers on attended a big Diesel Jeans party at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Take a look right here.

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I stumbled upon El Amor de la Vida while en route to another recently opened bar.

By day, the place has been home to a café for quite some time now. But since April, they've been quietly slinging cocktails after sunset. It's owner is a guy named Ye. He's concert jazz pianist by calling, and during his studies in Spain developed a passion for mixed drinks. He sees a profound similarity between how spirits harmonize in a glass and how music notes harmonize on the staff.
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So this looks good. A bunch of improv troupes from around Asia are converging upon Shanghai for a four day improv comedy fest.

Local acts PRC and Zmack will be joined by 3 Dudes from Hong Kong, The Improv Company from Singapore, and a group called (appropriately) Taiwan from Taipei.

They'll be doing nightly shows at 390 Pany Lu and Kungfu Komedy Club. Click here for a complete schedule.

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The 48 Hour Film Project is back in Shanghai this November, getting filmmakers both amateur and professional to create a movie—that is write, shoot, edit and score, the whole she-bang—in just two days.

Yup. One weekend. Think about how much we could get done if we put aside the marathon brunching and day drinking for one weekend.

Anyhow, those interested need to register, well, now-ish. Teams can be any size (the largest ever was in Albuquerque with 116 people and 30 horses). If you're going at it alone or want to beef up your team, you can meet up with other interested peeps through 48HFP-related events held in Shanghai. Click here to get on the mailing list for upcoming meet-ups ... Read on

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Halloween apparently starting tonight, with Sub-Culture showing the classic 1987 comedy-horror film The Lost Boys tonight at Dada Bar. In this one, two teen brothers move to a new town only to find out there's vampires everywhere. You've got Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and a bunch of other 80s stars dropping lines like:

"You're a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn shit-sucking vampire. You wait 'till mom finds out, buddy!"

Really a classic 80s movie. Here's the trailer on YouTube. Doors at 8pm, film starts at 9pm. Free popcorn. May wanna come a bit early this week.

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