ShanghaiPride presents its annual Artist Showcase for 2017, where performers come together to celebrate diversity and show their pride. This year’s performance will include local talents: spoken word artist Haena, rapper Jinghua, and musical duet Chen and Bridget. Performances will be topped off with a show by Woke Up Like This, Shanghai’s first and only female improv comedy team. The show starts at 8.30pm at Tiger Cafe. Entry is free.
Don't forget ShanghaiPRIDE proper is coming up as well.
The second annual affair has already kicked off this week with lots more to come for the weekend. Lizzy’s wellness week’s purpose is to celebrate the company turning two years young, and will include discounted group exercise classes such as spin and yoga, smoothie demos and a craft market. Thursday morning will include kickboxing class at 8am costing 120rmb and Friday a Zumba class from 7pm-8pm costing 100rmb. Saturday a terrace bootcamp 10-11am for 100rmb as well as a nutrition and cooking workshop at More Than Eat on Julu Lu. On Sunday wellness week ends with terrace yoga at 10am for 100rmb.
Lots of opportunities for healthy treats and exercise.
Speaking of More than Eat on Julu Lu, the food market venue is also hosting in the latest indie market from boutique vendors support collective Made in Shanghai. As is their thing, they're hosting in Shanghai’s mosst creative nd most talented local entrepreneurs / creatives / crafts-people to take over Lost Heaven Silk Road, 3rd floor. "Expect authentic designs, food, beverages and lifestyle items, fashion brands that will make your style, mind and mouth POP," say the promoters. If you're not burned out on pop-up markets yet, and looking for interesting shopping opportunities, this one's on for this Saturday and Sunday. Good way to get out of the house.
Shanghai Soup is a non-profit networking event that raises funding for small projects within Shanghai. At each event, soup is served, sustainable sourced (of course) from local businesses. Four local projects present to the audience and have four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the diners. At the end, diners can vote on which project is granted the collective pot. 50rmb per person participation fee with advance registration, 70rmb on-the-door.
Say the organizers: "Shanghai Soup is a project is based off the hugely successful Detroit Soup model and was founded with the aim of creating a fun and entertaining networking event which positively impacts the wider community through micro-funding. The dinners are held at various locations in central Shanghai."
More info and registry right here.