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The Red Ribbon Gala, Brawl on the Bund, and Other Community Events this Week
Some heavy hitters (literally) this week and lots of opportunities for charity for the season. In addition to those screaming at you in the headline, also back is Beyond the Bund with tales of yesteryear from Shanghainese elders. It's a special rendition of this well-received event so you might want to check it out. The Google: Search Inside Yourself Workshop is upon us, as well as Unravel's final show of 2017. Plus more Movember, a lecture from YCW, a charity event for needy pups, and Queen Latifah. It’s all happening. Especially Queen Latifah.


on Wed Nov 29 2017

Buzzed: In Aid of Movember

Elevator - 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu

Buzzed is a charity event for men's health, with all proceedings from a charity raffle going to the Movember Foundation. Get your raffle tickets at the door for 30rmb (also entry fee) after 10pm, entrance before is free with the event kicking off at 9pm. There'll also be a barber on the scene, showing off sick cuts and shaves.

on Wed Nov 29 2017

Roxie Cinema 'Girls Trip'

Roxie - 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu

Roxie's movie night is tonight with a screening of Girls Trip’; that one where Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah go to ‘Nawlins for some Big Easy fun. Was apparently pretty good! Starts at 8pm, no entry fee, plus free popcorn.

on Thu Nov 30 2017


TRIBE - 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu

Community live storytelling platform Unravel is back for it's final show of the year, to the theme of "All or Nothing". Also a spot for a story just opened up, so if you want to tell a story tomorrow you can (just email:; maybe you can even tell a story about the time you decided to bare your soul last minute (all or nothin!) No entry fee. Starts 7.30pm.

Every Mon, Tue, Sun until Dec 8

Beyond the Bund Immersive: 'Chinese Whispers'

SmSh Territory - Shanghai

Beyond the Bund is back and this season the focus is on retelling the story of one Shanghainese Elderly’s life in her own words. There will be 4 distinct chapter and the storyteller will be accompanied by dancers. Yeah, there is live interpretive dance to the story. Interesting. "Chapter I: Stories Before Me" is up first. Event is in both Chinese and English. Learn more about Beyond the Bund here.

on Thu Nov 30 2017

India-China Ties: Searching for Silver Bullets

Cafe Sambal - Jiashan Market, Block A, No 37, 259 Jiasha...

Young China Watchers Shanghai has got a lecture planned that will be a 'deep dive into the fault lines of the India-China relationship.' There will be a moderated discussion from a panel of experts centered on framing a new model of engagement (particularly in the private sector). The discussion will last one hour and will be followed by a Q&A, then drinks and networking. All-important networking. Starts at 7.30pm and costs 50rmb with 1 drink. RSVP here.

Feels like we've been hammering on this one pretty hard. So for the last time: Former Google Exec and current CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Rich Fernandez will be leading a two-day workshop, sharing the same tools and training that executives at hyper-growth companies are getting. Tickets are available on SmartTicket. You can read all about it and Rich Fernandez right here.

on Fri Dec 1 2017

Red Ribbon Gala Dinner 2017

Andaz (Xintiandi) - 88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu

A big to-do for the LGBTQ+ communit and allies thereof, the Red Ribbon Gala Dinner returns to Andaz Xintiandi in collaboration with ShanghaiPRIDE and Q-Events to support Shanghai Qingai Health Center on their HIV/AIDS prevention and education campaign for youths. Feel good, good times. Costs 1,080rmb a seat; tickets still available right here.

on Sat Dec 2 2017

Brawl on the Bund White Party

W Shanghai - 66 Lvshun Lu, near Dongchangzhi Lu

Hey, its for charity. Which means it falls into our purview. Loosely. Brawl on the Bund is back again this December, a formal white collar boxing fight night with a ‘dress in white’ theme. Basically—white collar workers duking it out in the ring for charity, if you're new to the city. Some options have sold out but there are still tickets on SmartTicket.

Eternity Fitness is hosting an event on the roof of Airpark, a charity fundraiser that will go towards and treating recently rescued dogs. The challenge will involve a full marathon (1,000 reps), a half marathon (500 reps), and there's an option to join as a team and split reps. Costs 200rmb to participate, but additional donations will also be accepted as well as dog food.

If you've read this far and you're all like, "Where the heck is the Christmas market info??" You can get your fix right here. We're adding tons more to our listings all the time too, and you can see everything we've got right here.


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