Tonight, Friday July 7, Beyond the Bund will have their last scheduled story-telling event for the month. The event will feature two story tellers who came of age in China in the 1960s whose tales will be translated into English in real-time. Lots of changes going in the '60s in China -- lots of turmoil, of course -- and these speakers were there to witness it firsthand. Love, loss, heartbreak, and life at the crossroads of history -- fascinating and moving stuff. This show will be different from past story-telling events, with a focus on providing audience members with a genuine feel for the time the speakers grew up in, complete with food tokens, curated newspapers, and even hired actors. Get more info here and your tickets here.
The Yoga-Brunch hybrid by JoyEAT will now be available every Saturday from now till October 31 at ”July's Garden. A great way to start off your Saturday morning if you didn’t go too crazy Friday night. The event will start with at 9.30am with a one-hour flow yoga class led by Diana Lai, and will be followed by brunch. The menu for brunch was created by French chef Pierre Jean Arpurt, designed to be restorative with lots of liquids, fresh fruit, and a healthy egg dishes (you can view the menu here). Together the yoga-brunch deal costs 177rmb per person, or if you want to do just yoga or just brunch 127rmb.
Gaspar Molin, the founder of Queer Talks will be leaving Shanghai this summer. But keep calm, Queer Talks will carry on. More good news: these recent changes have made the QT team take stock and come to the conclusion that a celebration is in order to recognize those who work so hard to keep the LGBTQ community in Shanghai thriving. The party will start at Roxie at 8pm on July 8 with no cover fee. Go meet some cool people.
On Saturday July 8, DoBe WE” is holding a Green Architecture Conference. The two-hour event (running from 7-9pm) will cover topics about environmental sustainability, smart cities, and the challenges of international economic cooperation. Guest speakers will include Professor Marco Sala from the University of Florence and Fernando Recalde, CEO of AbitaGreen. During the event these two experts will share on what Italian Green Design is and how it can be adopted in Shanghai and around the world. The event is free to attend but you must RSVP here ahead of time.
And for the kids…
A live stage show based on the Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s children’s book: “Guess How Much I Love You.” The show will also include “My Little Story Book” which is another children’s book from the same team. The entire performance will last about an hour and will provide fun for the whole family with vivid and imaginative costumes, songs, and two stories that have captured the imagination of kids around the world. English-language shows are Saturday, July 8 at 2.30pm and Sunday, July 9 at 10.30am at the Shanghai Children’s Theater. Grab your tickets here.