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Game Design, Comedy, Sport Spectating, and Other Community Events
By Jan 31, 2018 Community


A lot of range here for the community curious, from a workshop on IRL game design to a sketch comedy show at Comedy UN. If you're interested in getting your volunteer on, Stepping Stones will start their training for the spring semester next month. A cooking class at Cobra Lily, a RunnersHai race, and some college-myth-debunking for stressed out parents. Plus, a reminder to watch your sports and even more events and super concrete details after the jump.


on Wed Jan 31 2018

Design Thinking: Can We "Design Think" Life?

Xinfab (Kangding Dong Lu) - No. 5, Lane 45 Kangding Dong Lu, near Tai...

Tonight, Xinfab is offering a talk on "Design Thinking" featuring designers Alex Smith and Coco Yu from Wiredcraft. The conversation is open to students, designers, business peeps, and anyone else who's curious. Free for members and 30rmb for non-members. Check the Xinfab site for more details.

on Thu Feb 1 2018

CINEMQ 20: 'Femme'

ALL Club - 2/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu

CINEMQ presents FEMME, a program of short films celebrating femmes, females and femininity. CINEMQ wants to offer a space to think about how we define what it is to be female for those interested in engaging. No cover. Starts 9pm.

on Sat Feb 3 2018

The Burger Race

SmSh Territory - Shanghai

Missed this one in the last Active Shanghai, but RunnersHai and burger chain Charlie’s is putting on a ‘Burger Race’; a 6km run and scavenger hunt where everyone’s a winner, awarded with a beer at the end; but the top three male and females runners will be given juicy burgers as trophies. Entry fee is 75rmb; the race starts at Charlie's on Fengsheng Lu—but you need to register beforehand through WeChat: RunnersHai.

on Sat Feb 3 2018

Monthly Indoor Market

un Caffe Bar - 7/F, 77 Jiangning Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu

Flea Market alert at un Caffe bar, they do it as a monthly thing and boast some unique merch. from vintage, jewelry, handmade products to homemade food and sweets. Runs from 11am to 5pm. No entry fee.

Daily until Jun 30 2018

Volunteer with Stepping Stones to Teach English

Stepping Stones - NGO Centre, 12/F, No. 6, 1279 Zhongshan X...

Stepping Stones is now recruiting volunteers to join its Classroom Teaching Program to teach English to migrant children in Shanghai for the spring semester. The commitment is once a week for a full school term with a minimum of 8 weeks teaching. Training sessions will be conducted in February—no prior teaching experience is required. More info and registration on their site.

on Sat Feb 3 2018

One More Glass: A Night of Sketch Comedy

Comedy UN (Yan'an Zhong Lu) - 549 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu

Comedy UN presents a night of sketch comedy, made of about 7 minute shorts all written and produced by the Comedy UN comics. Beer and Mulled Wine available for 30rmb. Tickets are 50rmb presale, 70rmb at the door. If you missed it, you can read more about the new comedy group, which was featured in a recent article.

on Sun Feb 4 2018

Cooking Workshop - Lo Mai Gai for Upcoming CNY

Cobra Lily - No. 19, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang ...

Chef Sam at Cobra Lily leads a class on how to make Lo Mai Gai. It's a popular Asian dish made up of steamed rice with chicken and mushrooms inside of it, covered by a lotus leaf wrap. 100rmb to join in on the steamy fun. 5pm to 6pm.

on Sun Feb 4 2018

Offline Game Design Workshop

SmSh Territory - Shanghai

Calling all nerds—I mean gamers—here’s a workshop on offline game design, yeah like board games, but with a role playing element. Hosted by Tony Shong, who’s got over 16 years of creating interactive experiences. 100rmb includes one drink. Free for members. Who knows maybe one day you’ll make your own Cones of Dunshire.

During this event, the Directors of College Counseling at Shanghai American School will explain how college admissions really works and how to effectively partner with your child’s college counselor. Broadly speaking, their admission presentation will address pervasive myths around the college admission process, and ones that lurk around a student's mindset in high school. Free. RSVP required at


Also you were promised some sports screening info, well the Super Bowl's Monday (like 7am Monday) here's a list of all the places you can watch it. And if your boycotting the NFL for political or personal reasons, there's Rugby! 6 Nations Rugby Screenings to start February 3 and continue till the Championship Super Saturday on March 17, details on screenings here. SPORTS!



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