If you don't have plans on this dark windy night, Green Initiatives is screening River Blue to celebrate one year since the launch of RE:FORM and 6 years of their monthly film screenings (86 in total). Costs 70rmb if you register ahead of time, 100rmb for walk-ins and 30rmb for students. Starts at 7pm.
The Rainbow Hope Community hosts a discussion of healthy living with guests speaking on how to do such in Shanghai. Healthy cooking, cleaning, beauty and more from locally-based experts. Each speaker does 10 minutes and then it's time for networking. Free entry. Starts 7.30pm.
Shanghai's Hot Dogs Cricket Club is meeting up at The Blind Pig to recruit new members, starts at 7.30pm goes till late, Friday night. Check all their stats and what not on their site.
More Sports for Adults: it's not too late to join the spring season of the Shanghai International Basketball League; there are two divisions, and the spring season spans from February to June. Team fee 5,500rmb, follow the link to register.
The Dulwich Earthquakes are holding a University ID Camp open to all youth players (ages 13-19) on Dulwich College Shanghai's Pudong Campus. The program will be lead by John Delano of Harvard University Men's Soccer and Kai Edwards from University of Michigan. Will run over a weekend from March 3-4, 3-7pm. Costs 500rmb, follow the link to reserve a spot.
More Kid Stuff: If you're thinking ahead to summer, good news, you've been invited to the 2018 Lakefront Scholars Summer Camp Open House on March 3, from 2pm to 5pm, check out all the dets here.
This week at Comedy UN comics from four different countries go head to head to try to come up with a resolution addressing some of the world's most serious issues, including: Shanghai's metro madness, cat-callers, the plethora of English teachers, and the new strict visa laws. Tickets are 50rmb presale; 70rmb at the door.
The Shanghai International Literary Festival returns to M on the Bund (and associated venues) from March 15 to March 28. Check the full program here, and if reading's not your thing (irony) highlights include: Man Booker Prize-winner Paul Beatty, celebrated Tasmanian novelist Richard Flanagan, Stella Prize-winner Charlotte Wood, and more.
Hot (community) Goss: The Shanghai Literary Review is planning an open mic to take place during the festival. Get your best materials prepped. More details to come.
Stuff to Look Forward to:
Unravel is doing things a bit differently this time to celebrate their one year anniversary; set for March 22, in collaboration with the WeWork on Weihai, the theme is "Feel Like a Woman" but men and non-conforming individuals are welcome to share their experiences. Email email@example.com if interested in telling a tale. They'll also be bringing back some favorite storytellers and there're whispers of a birthday cake.
Ladyfest the annual festival held to celebrate female empowerment through music, workshops, performances, and exhibitions is on or March 24. It's an all-day event from 12pm-12am at Spectors, through there will also be workshops held at un Caffe Bar throughout the day. They're looking for volunteers and vendors till March 4, details here if you missed it.