Stay Classy Shanghai: events this week

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Monday, August 24, 2015 

under Nightlife by Tom Neale

Listen to jazz

Love jazz or swing music? Even if you don’t, you should check out Frank Bray at La Stazione, TONIGHT at 8pm. Described as the “world’s most famous lounge singer” by acclaimed theatre director Norman Gosney, Bray is changing the face of Shanghai’s ‘swing’ music scene. Bray sings a number of well-known numbers which will make you a jazz/swing know-it-all in no-time! Table booking for dinner is recommended.

Listen live @ La Stazione, TONIGHT at 8pm. 98 Yanping Rd, near Xinzha Rd (延平路98号, 近新闸路), Call 5175 9818 for table reservation. 

Paint a picture

If you do not like jazz, why not take an art lesson at Salon De Verve Art Studio in Jingan District? Everything is prepared for you beforehand including brushes, canvases, paints and instructors all on hand. It does not matter if you have the brush skills of Monet or you can only paint stick figures, Salon De Verve has a teachers that can help you all lesson. You can even bring in a model of something you would like to paint. Set up an appointment in advance.

Try painting now at Salon De Verve, 65 Lane 405 Zhenning Lu, near Yuyuan Lu, Jingan District (静安区镇宁路405弄65号, 近豫园路). It’s open 10am-10pm daily. Call 139 0168 1950 to set up a lesson.


Whiskey L! Whiskey Festival

Whisky L! provides the unique opportunity for both brewers and consumers alike to taste and interact with distillers. The show is built on holding educating consumers about whiskey and actively promoting a foreign drinks culture in China. The event includes a number of different whiskey tastings. blendings as well as excellent chances to network. Entrance is 200RMB.

The event is going to be held at Le Meridien Hotel Shanghai. 789 Nanjing Road East · Shanghai, Shanghai, 200001 · China. Phone: 86-21-3318-9999 Inferno 4th Annual Air Guitar Competition


Fourth Annual Air Guitar Competition

Ever listen to Black Sabbath on the radio and want to play the guitar like its guitarist Tony Iommi?

Now you can!

The go-to heavy metal venue Inferno is holding its Fourth Annual Air Guitar Competition this Saturday. If you can strum with the best of them, you might win sunglasses, a guitar and skateboard! You can have three Pistonhead Lagers for ONLY 100RMB.

To register, call Cassandra on 13774255792. The night is from 8pm till late at Inferno - 658 Longhua Dong Lu, near Kaiping Lu, Huangpu district.