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  •  Former British Racing Club and History Museum (CANCELLED)

    2018 Dec 15th, Sat 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Shanghai & Beyond will take us on a deep dive, back 7,000 years to the dawn of the Yangtze River delta’s civilization and geography. Who knew Shanghai history was so ancient? Learn about architectural highlights and ancient relics as we rediscover our “home away from home”. We’ll learn about the movers and the shakers who guided the rise of this city from its war-torn ashes, including the figure whose...

  •  An Introduction to the World of Vodka

    2018 Dec 14th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    After the success of our gin master class, please join us for a vodka master class as Chase Distillery once again takes over the Laowines tasting room for an evening. Be part of an intimate vodka tasting while we discuss how vodka is made and the best way to serve it at home, especially after a hard day in Shanghai. The RMB 150 event fee includes RMB 100 off the purchase price of any Chase...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 4 -Introduction to Calligraphy and Ink Painting

    2018 Dec 11th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    We continue the fourth session in the Survey of Art in China series as we explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting arose in China.  Why is calligraphy one of the highest and most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some of the mystique, the findings will astound and bemuse us. As Art Historian Julie Chun, Adjunct Professor of Art...

  •  Egg Yolk Filled Buns & Insect Dumplings

    2018 Dec 11th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start by making steamed buns with an egg yolk filling and then we will prepare Insect Dumplings. Please note – they are called Insect Dumplings because of their shape—no insects are harmed in the cooking process!...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Dec 10th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our Monthly Coffee Morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! DATE: Monday, December 10 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia Hotel, Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to Hengshan...

  •  Healthy Carbohydrates (NEW)

    2018 Dec 8th, Sat 4:00 pm, at 4:00:pm 4:00 pm

    Are carbohydrates as bad as their reputation? What is the difference between simple and complex carbs? With the help of Tanja Smits, a Holistic Health Coach, we will discover healthy options that are easy to incorporate into our daily routine and available in Shanghai. Tanja loves to work with women and families, helping them make healthy food and lifestyle choices. She will help us make gradual, life-long changes that enable us to reach our goals....

  •  Holiday Beer Tasting (NEW)

    2018 Dec 8th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Without a doubt, the holiday season is made all the merrier with a pint of beer in hand. Nicky of Daga Brewpub will share his wintry favorites with us. The styles range from classic Belgian strong ales to imperial stouts, plus some flavored beers or ciders with holiday spices. This introduction to a flight of 6 beers will be a relaxing and fun experience during the hectic holiday season. Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 2:45pm...

  •  Blind Wine Challenge! (NEW)

    2018 Dec 7th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    To celebrate the festive season, we’re making it all about fun as we tickle our noses and tease our tongues with a blind wine tasting party. Just think about all the great new favorites that will be discovered as we guess the name and cost out of our selections. Join us for this great evening that will be completely focused on taste!   DATE: Friday, December 7 TIME:             6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm VENUE:...

  •  ArtCN Gallery with artist Ann Niu (NEW)

    2018 Dec 7th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Native to Shanghai, artist Ann Niu has studied calligraphy since childhood. Her painting reflects the influence of diverse cultures and artistic forms that shaped her personality while living abroad. In her new solo exhibition entitled “Flash – Flash,” Ann Niu uses glitters as her main pictorial language, creating a dynamic and extravagant body of countless flickers. As it is impossible to capture the effect on digital screens, the audience is bound to view the work...

  •  QiGong BaDuanJin 八段锦 (NEW)

    2018 Dec 7th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    QiGong is the umbrella term used for a variety of exercise types, the most well known of these, for us foreigners, is Tai Chi.  QiGong BaDuanJin is one of the most famous QiGong in China.  This traditional Chinese QiGong has been in existence for more than 1000 years.  It was very popular back in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD).  There are eight elegant movements in BaDuanJin.  The BaDuanJin is an ideal lifetime exercise for most...

  •  Suzhou Pearl Market (NEW)

    2018 Dec 6th, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Join Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways for a trip to the Suzhou Pearl Market…The destination for freshwater pearls in China! First, we will see and learn about the process of pearl harvesting at a mussel farm. Each person will choose a mussel to be opened and discover the surprise— what pearls are inside? Information will be shared during our day about grades of pearl quality and how to know whether pearls are genuine or fake....

  •  From Famous Home to Symphony Museum (NEW)

    2018 Dec 5th, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Shanghai is known for its amazing architectural designs. In the heart of the French Concession stands the city’s newly renovated Symphony museum, converted from a complex of gorgeous 1920s villas surrounded by their beautiful gardens. Our guide Lisa Zhu will take us on a tour of this charming and alluring structure.   DATE:  Wednesday, December 5 TIME: 9:15am Registration, 9:30am to 11:30am VENUE: Shanghai Symphony Museum 3 Baoqing Rd. (metro line 1 to Changshu Road...

  •  Nanxiang and Guyi Garden (CANCELLED)

    2018 Dec 4th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Garden? Check. Water town? Check. Soup dumplings? Jackpot! Nanxiang is known as the home of the soup dumpling (xiaolongbao). Accessible by the metro, Nanxiang is a great introduction to all that defines Yangtze River culture. Guyi is one of Shanghai’s five classic gardens with waterways, pavilions, and a sanctuary for two gorgeous black cranes. Inscribed along the walls are quotations from legendary figures who inspired many generations. For lunch,...

  •  Mulled Wine Workshop (NEW)

    2018 Dec 3rd, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Get yourself in the festive mood with a class that will tingle all your Christmas senses! You will be taken through the steps of making sachets of delicious mulled wine spices, which you can adapt to your personal tastes. The class will allow you to make 12 sachets (enough for 12 bottles of wine!) and we will also provide you with packaging – making them the perfect stocking filler gift!   Plus, you will also be...

  •  Holiday Brunch at the Waldorf Astoria

    2018 Dec 2nd, Sun 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    What better way to celebrate the festive season than an extravagant buffet brunch with friends and family? Please join us at the revamped Grand Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria, an icon of the historic Bund, with some of the best holiday decorations in the city. The new team at Grand Brasserie has designed a vast and generous buffet for our members, including a glass of bubbles on arrival, free flow wine and sangria, and the...

  •  3 DAYS FACE TO FACE WITH PANDA

    2018 Dec 1st, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Historic culture? – check.  World famous cuisine? – check.  Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites? – check.  Face to Face with one of China’s living national treasures? – Oh Yeah!!!  Experience all of this and more on a family-friendly trip to Chengdu, long known for it’s relaxed, laid-back lifestyle.  We’ll explore the historic Wide and Narrow Alley and courtyards of the Qing Dynasty that have now become a popular entertainment and nightlife spot, then have a...

  •  Cooking at The Twins

    2018 Nov 30th, Fri 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    Spend the day with friends in the gorgeous facilities at The Twins Cooking school (located above the Zwilling Knife Flagship Shop). We’ll learn how to prepare Smoked Pork with Cabbage and Saffron Mushroom Risotto. Afterward, we’ll sit down to eat what we’ve prepared. A glass of wine and a dessert are included with the meal. Please note the cancellation date on this event.   DATE:            Friday, November 30 TIME: 10:45am Registration, 11am to 1pm...

  •  Classic Cocktail Class

    2018 Nov 30th, Fri 4:45 am, at 4:45:am 4:45 am

    Jim Lee, Ocean Ground’s Founder and 2014 China Bartending Champion, will teach us how to make an awesome cocktail.  We’ll taste all the classics – Old Fashion, Negroni, Ramos Gin Fizz, Sidecar, Gimlet, Mojito, made by Jim and we’ll also make one cocktail of our own.  Ocean Ground will also prepare some tasty flatbread pizza to soak up the samples.   DATE: Friday, November 30 TIME: 16:45 Registration, 5pm to 7pm VENUE: Ocean Ground 282...

  •  Beginners’ Mahjong Class

    2018 Nov 29th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Invented during the 19th century, Mahjong became China’s most popular game. In this game of strategy and luck, the excitement lies in the decisions that you constantly have to make. Is it preferable to discard a tile and thus gain an advantage, or would it be more prudent to stay with a decent hand? A Mahjong specialist will introduce us to the game with a short history and will explain the tiles and general rules....

  •  HongMei – The Shoe Lady (CANCELLED)

    2018 Nov 28th, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Unfortunately this tour was cancelled. Lisa Zhu has another local “star” to introduce us to—the Shoe Lady. HongMei started a shoe booth in Jing’an district at the age of 17, and after 37 years she is still here serving her neighborhood.  Using her “magical” hands, she gives new life to shoes, bags, and leather goods.  We will meet HongMei at her new location and listen to her story, discovering what has made her successful for...

  •  Introducing Australian Wines (NEW)

    2018 Nov 28th, Wed 12:00 am, at 12:00:am 12:00 am

    Join us as we learn about and—more importantly—sample wines from some of Australia’s finest and most famous regions, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Margaret River. Our expert guide Paty will talk us through the places, explaining why they are so special and how they earned their world-famous reputations. Then (the best part), we’ll have the opportunity to taste-test the vino.   DATE: Friday, September 28 TIME: 6.45pm Registration, 7pm to 8.30pm VENUE: Laowines...

  •  Jing’an Temple and Its Hidden Gems

    2018 Nov 27th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The beauty and history of the Jing’an temple is easy to overlook, given the distractions of shopping and eating on West Nanjing Road. Come roam within the temple walls with us, exploring Buddhism’s sacred geometry and symbolism. The Shanghai & Beyond team will share stories of Bubbling Well Road and the development of Jing’an. We’ll discover hidden architectural gems in a traditional pharmacy as well as the culinary secrets of the temple’s monks. We’ll also...

  •  Fall Foliage & Six Arts Museum – Tianping Mountain

    2018 Nov 27th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Tianping Mountain is a famous fall foliage spot in China with its thousands of flaming red maple trees, some as old as 400 years. In addition to admiring the fall foliage, Yoho Guides will show us the clear spring, the rare stones, and the historic landmarks that make this mountain a destination of interest. After enjoying a lunch of local cuisine, we’ll visit the Six Arts Museum, a highly rated and newly opened ancient folk...

  •  Needle Tatting Jewelry – Bracelet

    2018 Nov 26th, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Come and discover tatting crafts with Valerie Wu, a jewelry designer with over 15 years of experience teaching jewelry craft classes in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Tatting is a technique of knotting and looping lengths of thread to create a durable, lace-like design. In this class, we will use needle tatting to create a beautiful split ring bracelet with a bead in the middle. Needle tatting is fun, easy, and suitable for all skill levels...

  •  Street Eats Breakfast Tour with UnTour Shanghai

    2018 Nov 25th, Sun 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Wake up with the city to taste the Chinese breakfast of champions with the UnTour street food tour. We’ll mingle with water calligraphers and tai chi masters, taste Chinese breakfast dishes made right in front of our eyes at local street stalls, and learn the true meaning of fresh at a wet market. On this tour, you will sample freshly pulled noodles, fried dumplings straight out of the wok, Shanghai’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), savory...

  •  Shanghai Night Market Experience (CANCELLED)

    2018 Nov 24th, Sat 5:45 pm, at 5:45:pm 5:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Enjoy a dynamic night on the town as Shanghai & Beyond takes us to a typical middle-class neighborhood that comes alive after five. We’ll visit several homes with a realtor who will share what Chinese look for in purchasing a home and discuss housing trends and pricing. Pick up fascinating trivia by visiting shops that are “time honored brands” as well as some that achieve notoriety through social media....

  •  The 12th Shanghai Biennale

    2018 Nov 23rd, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The Power Station of Art, the first state-instituted contemporary museum in Shanghai, opened on October 1, 2012 as the main venue for the Shanghai Biennale, a global event that takes place every two years showcasing works by international and Chinese artists. This year’s guest curator is the world-renown Cuauhtémoc Medina from Mexico. With the theme “Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence” this year’s biennale seeks to ask questions more than provide answers. Art...

  •  Duolun Lu: War of the Words (CANCELLED)

    2018 Nov 23rd, Fri 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

     Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. On May 4, 1919 a student-led movement protesting the Treaty of Versailles resulted in a growing wave of social and literary creativity. At the same time, there was a growing interest in Communism, with its literature that could be understood by commoners. Many Shanghai writers poured out their hopes and dreams while living in relative secrecy in the affordable Hongkou district. Duolun Lu’s iconic cultural street, located in this...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Nov 21st, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the Shanghai Expat Association? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about SEA and make new friends. To become a member, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid September 2018 – August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   DATE: Wednesday, November 21 TIME:             10am to 12pm VENUE:...

  •  Foot Binding Shoes

    2018 Nov 21st, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Yang Shao Yang has had a passion for binding shoes ever since he first saw his mother’s little feet. Join Lisa Zhu as she introduces us to Mr. Yang and his amazing collection of shoes. We will learn about this fascinating fashion, which is so much a part of Chinese culture and history, and we will see the legendary three-inch lotus shoes.   DATE:            Wednesday, November 21 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 11:30am VENUE: Ao...

  •  Hidden Temples Walk

    2018 Nov 20th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Religion is a controversial topic in many societies, and Chinese society is no exception. During this walk, Historic Shanghai president Patrick Cranley will lead us to sites related to the five permitted religions in contemporary China: Buddhism, Taoism, Protestant Christianity, Catholicism, and Islam. He will describe how religion has been practiced and “managed” at different points in Chinese history. Along the way we will see how these places of worship—many “hiding in plain sight”—fit into...

  •  DTL Furniture Warehouse Bus Tour

    2018 Nov 19th, Mon 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Enjoy the morning with your SEA friends browsing the huge warehouse showroom of DTL furniture in Pudong.  DTL have over 10,000 pieces of homewares in a 2 story warehouse! You can even do some Christmas shopping while you are there.  Enjoy free flow wine, snacks and a gift bag on arrival.  DTL’s shuttle bus will pick you up at one of two pick up/drop off points and return you to the same point at the...

  •  Urban Jungle in the City

    2018 Nov 17th, Sat 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Old Shanghai is known for its typical lane house style, the lilong. First built in the 1850s with stone gates, and later with small gardens in the front, this style spread across the city. However, with the modernization of Shanghai, they are disappearing. Carolin Billetter will be our guide as we take an adventurous tour through the hidden pathways in Shanghai. Join us as we walk through this “urban jungle”, spotting the architecture that was...

  •  Viva España!

    2018 Nov 16th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Spain is one of the most exciting winemaking countries in the world. Neatly blending tradition with innovation, its long-established regions and producers have been making some amazing wines, with fantastic values (good quality at a good price). Join us as we journey through Spain’s wine-producing regions, one glass at a time.    DATE: Friday, November 16 TIME:             6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm VENUE: Pudao Wines 376 Wukang Rd., House 102, Ferguson Lane (metro line...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 3 – Ancient Sculpture

    2018 Nov 16th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The third session of the Survey of Art in China series led by Julie Chun, Adjunct Professor of Art History, focuses on the ancient sculptures of China. We will study how sculpture served as funerary objects and then later as religious markers for reliquaries, steles, and stone monuments. This museum talk will help us to better understand how foreign and indigenous doctrines became contextualized as institutional religions in ancient China. By the end of this...

  •  Taipingqiao: Between Heaven and Hell

    2018 Nov 16th, Fri 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    While Xintiandi depicts the cultural mix between China and the West, and the old versus the new, it feels artificial. In fact, the real treasures are just a few blocks away in Taipingqiao. Carolin Billetter will help us discover a secret in downtown Shanghai as she shows us the “real” Chinese lifestyle in these endemic alleyways. Come walk with us and see the real beauty of Shanghai.   DATE: Friday, November 16 TIME: 10:15am Registration,...

  •  Half Day Spa

    2018 Nov 14th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Experience the ultimate in tranquility and relaxation at Subconscious Day Spa. Begin with a head & shoulder massage or foot massage (60min), followed by a full-body oil massage and body scrub (60min). This head-to-toe escape will take you through a relaxing journey that will soothe sore muscles and tight joints as well as calm your mind and spirit.   DATE: Wednesday, November 14 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 1pm VENUE: SPA Subconscious, 183 Fumin Road,...

  •  Goldfish Dumpling & Steamed Leaf Bun (NEW)

    2018 Nov 13th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with Goldfish Dumplings and then we will make steamed leaf buns. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we created. A vegetarian option can be arranged in advance.   DATE: Tuesday, November...

  •  Hidden Markets in Shanghai (NEW DATE)

    2018 Nov 13th, Tue 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Shanghai has thousands of malls, but some are not as obvious to non-locals. Many of these places offer unique products with great quality and cool design. Even better, they offer reasonable prices! Shanghai guide Lisa Zhu will take us on a bus tour to explore the city’s popular and fun markets, and we’ll have lunch along the way. We will see shoes, clothing, handbags, arts and crafts, home decor items, and silk. Whether you are...

  •  Festive Coffee Morning (NEW)

    2018 Nov 12th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Dress in your best festive attire and join us for a special Coffee Morning where you will be able to celebrate the holiday season with your Shanghai friends and visit with our vendors to purchase holiday gifts. On this day, we will have a special holiday menu.   Green Beans with Peanuts Marinated Salmon Cold Cuts with Air Dry Meat Shredded Carrots with Raisins Mediterranean Salad Pasta Salad with Shrimp Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamons...

  •  Exclusive Q&A session with Li Cunxin – Mao’s Last Dancer (NEW)

    2018 Nov 10th, Sat 6:30 pm, at 6:30:pm 6:30 pm

    Queensland Ballet, with Artistic Director Li Cunxin, Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” AND Exclusive Q&A session with Li Cunxin on November 10th! Many of you will know Li Cunxin as the author of the famous autobiography, “Mao’s Last Dancer”, but you may not know that he is now Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet Company, which he is successfully elevating to international renown. If you have read the book you will know of Li’s incredible...

  •  Men’s Whisky & Premium Tailoring Experience (NEW)

    2018 Nov 10th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    In need of a new tailored suit for the holiday festivities or upgrading your work attire? Join RJ Clothing for an exclusive tailoring session set in their unique pop-up location at Above the Globe. Bring your friend/partner/wardrobe advisor and enjoy this experience while savouring some Chivas Regal 18 and light refreshments. Explore the exciting suiting industry and learn what you should look out for when commissioning your very own made-to-measure garment from our highly skilled...

  •  Bhutan- Land Of The Thunder Dragon (CANCELLED)

    2018 Nov 10th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Unfortunately this trip has been cancelled. Land of the Thunder Dragon, One of the most mysterious and unknown of all Himalayan Kingdoms, hidden in isolation behind the high peaks of the Himalayas.  Besides visiting Dzongs and monasteries, this trip is specially designed for families to fully appreciate the unique culture and natural beauty of the Kingdom in a fun and engaging way.  We white-water raft along the Mo-chhu in Punakha with the impressive Punakha Dzong...

  •  Understanding the Cabernets (NEW)

    2018 Nov 9th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Bring your taste buds to Laowines and enjoy the selection of delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wines chosen by our resident vino expert, Paty. Learn about these great grapes and the differences that growing regions make in these wines. Sample six different wines from various countries and regions and find some new favorites.   DATE:            Friday, November 9 TIME: 6.45pm Registration, 7pm to 8.30pm VENUE:         Laowines Tasting Room, Jinqiao  568 Biyun Rd.  (metro line...

  •  November Luncheon at Café Gray Deluxe (NEW)

    2018 Nov 8th, Thu 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Continuing the successful collaboration with New York-based Chef Gray Kunz, Café Gray Deluxe at The Middle House is the sister restaurant to the iconic Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House, Hong Kong. Please join us for a special menu, tailor-made for SEA members—even better than the regular set lunch! We will be treated to a three-course meal, sparkling wine on arrival, and a glass of wine with our main dish. Please indicate your choice...

  •  Aerial Yoga with Z&B Fitness (NEW)

    2018 Nov 7th, Wed 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    This dynamic and fun class uses elements of yoga, Pilates, and aerial conditioning.  You’ll be working between the ground and air with the assistance of suspended fabric. As you transition from one pose to the next, you will learn to use your own bodyweight for support. This effective workout will help you build endurance, strength, and stability, and will enhance your body awareness – leading you to be leaner and more toned.   DATE:            Wednesday,...

  •  Hidden Treasures on Stationery Street (NEW)

    2018 Nov 7th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Fuzhou road is known as the “stationery street” in Shanghai. Even as the world moves to digital media, some business owners have managed to keep their shops running with an offering of unique non-digital products. Lisa Zhu will lead us on an exploration of this hidden treasure in the heart of Shanghai as we search for one-of-a-kind Christmas or Chinese New Year gifts. We will visit stores with stunning stationery, locally designed crafts, beautiful wrapping...

  •  Soap Making (NEW)

    2018 Nov 6th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Did you know you can make your own soap? It’s a very simple and enjoyable process. We’ll start by choosing from a selection of colors, essential oils, and dry and wet ingredients (such as oats, lavender, and fresh lemon). Using vegetable-based melt and a soap base, we’ll add our selected ingredients. While our soaps are setting, we’ll have the opportunity to design personal labels and packaging—perfect for gifts. The cost includes the materials for six...

  •  Color Confidence: Shaping Your Image (NEW)

    2018 Nov 5th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Annie Atienza, a professional wardrobe stylist and image consultant, will lead this hands-on seminar. We will learn the science behind skin tone and how to choose flattering colors based on our own coloring. Annie will go even deeper to help us understand the four strategies for combining color in an outfit, the best colors for greying hair, how to tailor your non-verbal message with color, and the importance of color matching. Get ready to discover...

  •  Capture It Before It’s Gone (CANCELLED)

    2018 Nov 4th, Sun 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai’s Jewish history expert Dvir Bar-Gal, this 3-hour walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your camera to capture Shanghai’s treasured, yet disappearing scenes, or just enjoy the fascinating street sights without a camera. We will walk off the beaten paths of the Old City. Starting at the east gate area, we will stroll westward through the disappearing lanes and markets, through...

  •  Style Your Own Beach Bag (NEW)

    2018 Nov 2nd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Heading to the beach during your winter holiday? Then this is the perfect time to personalize an eye-catching bag. In this DIY workshop we will customize a straw bag with paint and tassels to create a one-of-a-kind stylish beach bag. All materials will be provided. This class is good for all skill levels.   DATE: Friday, November 2 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm VENUE: Ambassy Court, 1500 Huaihai Rd. (M) Tower 1, Apt. 9F...

  •  Riverside Art Gallery Bike Ride (NEW)

    2018 Nov 1st, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Join us as we follow our guide Bato on a bicycle ride through the skyscraper-lined streets of Lujiazui to the Modern Art Museum. Once a warehouse, the museum now hosts exhibitions, connecting artists with the public. We’ll continue to the Nanpu Bridge, take a ferry across the Huangpu River, pass the former World Expo site, stopping at the Power Station of Art. Our tour will end at the largest private museum in China, the Dragon...

  •  Sweet & Sour Pork and Fried Dumplings

    2018 Oct 31st, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school in Shanghai targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with Sweet & Sour Pork, followed by Fried Dumplings. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created.   DATE: Wednesday, October 31 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm...

  •  Hair Treatment or Styling Session

    2018 Oct 30th, Tue 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA! Bijin Hair is a premium hairdressing salon boasting a team of acclaimed international stylists. Choose between a deep conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair silky and healthy, which includes a shampoo and blow-dry OR choose a one on one “learn to style your own hair” session with a stylist where you will also receive a wash and style lesson.  Maybe...

  •  Ink Factory Tour

    2018 Oct 29th, Mon 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Chinese invented ink not long after they started to write. We’ve all been impressed watching the art of calligraphy, but do you know how the ink is made and why some ink is so expensive? Our guide Lisa Zhu invites us to find the answers by visiting the ink factory, hidden in downtown Shanghai. Bring your camera for some unique photo opportunities! Also, bring along an air mask and avoid wearing light colors as there...

  •  Spa Afternoon at the Ritz Carlton

    2018 Oct 26th, Fri 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Start your weekend with a luxurious massage and afternoon tea at The Ritz Carlton Spa. You will be treated to a relaxing 60-minute aromatherapy massage in one of the private massage rooms on the 55th floor. Afternoon tea and treats will be available in the beautiful relaxation room with stunning views of Shanghai and the Pearl Tower. You will also have access to the other guest facilities, including the steam room, sauna, and lavish shower/changing...

  •  Jingdezhen

    2018 Oct 25th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Situated in a beautiful mountainous area, Jingdezhen – known as the “Porcelain Capital” of China – is rich in the natural resources required for porcelain production. The local potters have been practicing their craft for over 1700 years. On this trip you will visit the tile factory, ancient kilns, Friday night and the Saturday morning Market. Our tour guide Lesley Jian is an experienced potter herself. Plenty of shopping time is built into the trip...

  •  Nanking Road – the 5th Avenue of Shanghai

    2018 Oct 24th, Wed 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Park Lane, later called Nanking Road, was the “5th Avenue” of Shanghai, and together with the Bund, the capital of western power in colonial times. British traders sold western products while Chinese merchants tried to attain wealth selling Chinese goods. The first department stores of the world opened right here around 1910. This famous area is still glamorous today, especially at night. The side roads along this commercial hub, however, are most interesting. Colonial flair...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Oct 24th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www. seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   DATE: Wednesday, October 24 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Old City – Laoximen Walk (SECOND DAY ADDED)

    2018 Oct 23rd, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Until 100 years ago, Shanghai ’s “Chinese City” was protected by a stone-and-earth wall and a moat, both since removed to make room for modern transportation. Little of the bustling old city remains, replaced by the gleaming skyscrapers that now dominate the city’s skyline. This walk is your chance to experience one of the last living neighborhoods within the “Old City,” to appreciate the unique charm of its late-19th and early-20th century lane homes, and...

  •  Make Your Own Espadrilles

    2018 Oct 23rd, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Yes, it’s easy to make your own espadrilles—the perfect shoe for summer. In this 3-hour class, we’ll choose the fabric (often the hardest part), cut the pattern, sew the pieces together (we’ll use a sewing machine, with help if necessary), and finally sew the completed piece to the espadrille sole. We’ll have time to finish one shoe, and the matching shoe will be ready to stitch up at home. Available sizes are 36-41 (EU sizing)....

  •  Old City – Laoximen Walk (FULL)

    2018 Oct 22nd, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Until 100 years ago, Shanghai ’s “Chinese City” was protected by a stone-and-earth wall and a moat, both since removed to make room for modern transportation. Little of the bustling old city remains, replaced by the gleaming skyscrapers that now dominate the city’s skyline. This walk is your chance to experience one of the last living neighborhoods within the “Old City,” to appreciate the unique charm of its late-19th and early-20th century lane homes, and...

  •  Autumn Beer Tasting (CANCELLED)

    2018 Oct 21st, Sun 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Unfortunate this event has been cancelled. Leaves change color in autumn and brewers offer seasonal beers to reflect this. In October we will be tasting brown and red beers that we usually can not find throughout the year. Nicky, the manager of Daga Brewpub will ensure our tasting experience will be of the leading and superior beers of the autumn season.   Date: Sunday, October 21 Time: 2:45pm Registration, 3pm to 5pm Venue: DAGA Brewpub...

  •  SEA Blood Drive (CANCELLED)

    2018 Oct 20th, Sat 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Shanghai has an ongoing shortage of blood in their blood bank. Start your weekend right by giving to those in need and helping to ease this shortage. Please note: the age for giving blood in China is 18–55. If you are between 55-60, you will be allowed to donate if you have a donation card from your home county. The registration form that you will be asked to fill out at the time of donation...

  •  Le Tour de France

    2018 Oct 19th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Home to what many consider the best terroir in the world, no other country on earth makes as much wine as France, and no other country produces as many premium-quality wines as France. Join the expert staff at Pudao Wines and taste wines from all the classic regions to experience first-hand what terroir is all about!   DATE: Friday, October 19 TIME: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm VENUE: Pudao Wines 376 Wukang Rd., House 102,...

  •  Capsule Gallery Talk – Maya Kramer Exhibition

    2018 Oct 19th, Fri 1:45 am, at 1:45:am 1:45 am

    Art Historian Julie Chun will take us through an exhibition by American artist Maya Kramer. Kramer’s work speaks to humanity’s fraught relationship with its environment, using surprising materials such as ice, coal, rust, newspaper, and laundry detergent to fashion works and tableaux that conjure a sense of both estrangement and loss. Time, entropy, and transience also figure prominently in her overture and serve as a reminder of the limits of human perspective. Her work has...

  •  West Lake Scenic Bike Ride & Elegant High Tea

    2018 Oct 18th, Thu 6:45 am, at 6:45:am 6:45 am

    Cycling is a great way to see the famed town of Hangzhou, which centers around beautiful West Lake. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the landscape has inspired many Chinese painters, poets and philosophers. After choosing bikes, we will ride past some of the Ten Famous Views of West Lake, including Orioles Singing in the Willows Garden and Lingering Snow on Broken Bridge. The route will be relatively flat, and the cycling distance is approximately 8-10km....

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Oct 15th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our Monthly Coffee Morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai expatriate association this month. We look forward to seeing you there!   DATE: Monday, October 15 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia Hotel, Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Fun Family Bike Ride (NEW)

    2018 Oct 14th, Sun 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Starting in the Xuhui Riverside Public Open Space, Bato will take us on a tour of this redeveloped area. We’ll ride past a sports center—great for jogging and cycling—and former shipyards and piers that have been converted into public parks. We may even stop at the climbing walls for more fun and exercise. Our tour continues as we bike to the Nanpu Bridge, where we’ll take a ferry to the east side of the river....

  •  Night Eats and Wine Pairings with UnTour Shanghai (NEW)

    2018 Oct 13th, Sat 6:15 pm, at 6:15:pm 6:15 pm

    Are you curious about Shanghai’s nighttime food scene? Do you like to drink wine, but haven’t yet been introduced to China’s international award-winning boutique wineries? Join us on a nighttime eating and drinking extravaganza, as we pair our authentic “Night Eats” foods with surprisingly delicious “Proudly Made in China” wines. Everything you wanted to know about (good) Chinese wine but were afraid to ask! We’ve selected three award-winning wines for this adults-only local food and...

  •  Chinese Calligraphy

    2018 Oct 13th, Sat 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Hidden in the Former French Concession, in a Shikumen house, is the Si De Calligraphy and Painting Association. Lisa Zhu will introduce us to the association’s members, who love calligraphy and painting. They will share their professional experiences and teach us about the different types of calligraphy. Emphasis will be placed on the famous Chinese calligraphic culture, wenfangsibao. As a souvenir, we can have our names painted by the artists! Note: Children over 6 years...

  •  Introducing Pinot Noir

    2018 Oct 12th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Have you seen the movie Sideways? Heard all the fuss about Pinot Noir? Join us for an evening with our expert Paty to learn about why this little, thin-skinned grape is so special, and so desired by wine lovers. Paty will teach us about the grape and its characteristics, especially in terms of its geography. Then we’ll taste for ourselves as we compare, amongst others, Burgundy, New Zealand, and American Pinot Noirs. You might just...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 2 Understanding Ancient Bronzes

    2018 Oct 12th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    In our second session, Julie Chun, adjunct professor of art history, will take us through the bronze gallery and discuss China’s bronze culture. The Shanghai Museum presents pristinely showcased examples of bronze artifacts and Julie will fill us in on the details regarding why so many “food and drinking vessels” (especially when they weren’t used for daily purposes) were created in China’s early civilization. As she takes us through the gallery, we will discuss the...

  •  Z&B Fitness BODYPUMP (CANCELLED)

    2018 Oct 11th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled. Let’s find out why so many people love BODYPUMP. Using barbells to help sculpt, tone, and strengthen the entire body, this workout will challenge all of our major muscle groups. We will use weights in all our exercises: squats, presses, and curls. By focusing on low weight loads and high repetitions, we will burn fat, gain strength, and quickly produce lean body muscle. In a group class setting, with motivating...

  •  Midori Travel Notebooks

    2018 Oct 11th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Midori notebooks are more than just a pad of paper. These stylish books can contain a variety of inserts depending on your note taking, travel, or journaling needs. We will start with real leather for the cover, and then customize our notebooks with a wide selection of inserts: inner diaries, sketch, lined, and grid paper, business card holders, or document wallets. Finishing touches can be added with letter stamping, decorative beads, charms, buttons, bookmarks, or...

  •  Needle Tatting Jewelry – Earrings (NEW)

    2018 Oct 10th, Wed 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Discover the tatting craft with Valerie Wu, a jewelry designer with over 15 years of experience teaching jewelry craft classes in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Tatting is a technique of knotting and looping lengths of thread to create a durable, lace-like design. In this class, we will use needle tatting to make an interesting pair of earrings. Needle tatting is fun, easy, and suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. All materials will be provided....

  •  Survival Mandarin – 2 Sessions

    2018 Oct 9th, Tue 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Join us for a 2-session, fun and effective class designed to help us master Chinese phonetics using the Pinyin system. We will learn how to correctly pronounce every Chinese word, and we will learn the basic Chinese phrases and sentences that will make our stay in China much easier. Our instructor has 15 years of Mandarin training experience and has already helped thousands of expats.   DATE: Tuesdays, October 9 and 16 TIME: 9:30am Registration,...

  •  Luang Prabang & Siem Reap (CANCELLED)

    2018 Sep 30th, Sun, at 12:00:am

      Unfortunately this trip was cancelled. Sitting at the confluence of Mekong and the Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is the most beautiful city in the country. According to UNESCO, the city has the best preserved fusion of traditional and colonial architecture in Asia.  On our 3 nights in this city, you will get a real taste of the city’s temples and museums, the night market, it’s quite back streets, and beautiful architecture. You will also...

  •  Hidden Restaurants along HuaiHai Road

    2018 Sep 29th, Sat 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    Besides the posh malls, HuaiHai road also has lots of delicious local restaurants and food stalls that you may never notice.  Let’s follow our local guide, Lisa Zhu, and find all the yummy Shanghai specialties – pork chop, wontons, rice cake, noodles, bakery, etc.  We’ll enjoy delicious food and meet some beautiful local people.  This is a vegetarian friendly tour.   Date: Saturday, September 29 Time: 9am Registration, 9:15am to 11:30am Meet: HuaiHai road YanDang...

  •  Introducing Australian Wines (CANCELLED)

    2018 Sep 28th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled. Join us as we learn about and—more importantly—sample wines from some of Australia’s finest and most famous regions, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Margaret River. Our expert guide Paty will talk us through the places, explaining why they are so special and how they earned their world-famous reputations. Then (the best part), we’ll have the opportunity to taste-test the vino.   DATE: Friday, September 28 TIME: 6.45pm Registration,...

  •  The ins and outs of exhibition making

    2018 Sep 27th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    What does it mean to “curate” an exhibition? How are artists selected for an exhibition? How does space and the placement of artworks make or break an exhibition? Art Historian and Adjunct Professor of Art History, Julie Chun, will take the space of K11 art mall and the exhibition “Capricious Structure” to dissect and discuss the ins and outs of exhibition making. Through an insightful walk-through of the exhibition, which will require thoughts to be...

  •  Wet Markets and Hidden Secrets of The Old City

    2018 Sep 27th, Thu 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Michael Wang of Shanghai and Beyond comes from the countryside, where farming and cooking are still a major part of the culture. On this walk, Michael will share his favorite fresh produce and recommend ways to prepare it that will make you fall in love with Chinese veggies! As we visit the markets, we’ll also discover the remains of the Old City’s southeastern section, an area that’s far from tourism venues and in the beginning...

  •  Boho Sandals

    2018 Sep 26th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Turn a boring pair of sandals into some Anthropologie worthy beauties. These will become your summer staples—you’ll love the color and fun they’ll bring to your outfits! You will have a wide range of tassels, pompoms, and trims from which to choose and will be instructed in how to “boho up” your sandals. BYOS (bring your own sandals!) and pay RMB 200, or pay 300 RMB and we’ll provide you a pair. The price also...

  •  Suzhou – The Grand Canal and Master of Nets Garden

    2018 Sep 25th, Tue 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    Suzhou is one of the most spectacular cities in the Yangtze River delta, famed for its sophisticated culture and classic scenery. From dynastic times, silk has played a major role in the city’s economy. We’ll begin our journey with a walk along the Grand Canal where our guides from Shanghai and Beyond will detail Suzhou’s history and point out iconic landmarks. At lunch, we’ll enjoy a round table array of Su cuisine, noted for its...

  •  Tapas, Cooking with Friends

    2018 Sep 24th, Mon 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    We are delighted to extend our brand “first steps in Shanghai” and to introduce our “cooking with friends” classes. In the former French Concession, we will welcome you into a traditional, authentic Chinese lane house to extend your culinary knowledge and enjoy the spirit of international dishes and the flavour of herbs within a private, fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our priority is the high quality and freshness of all our ingredients. The meat and fish...

  •  Membership Drive at the Shanghai Expat Show

    2018 Sep 23rd, Sun 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Sunday, September 23rd Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai Expat Show...

  •  Welcome Back Brunch

    2018 Sep 22nd, Sat 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Please join us for a special Welcome Back Brunch at the Bellagio Hotel’s terraced restaurant, LAGO by Julian Serrano. With wonderful views and great Italian food, this is the place to enjoy a few hours catching up with old and new friends after the long summer break. This invitation is extended to both members and non-members, so if you have friends who have yet to experience all that SEA has to offer, please let them...

  •  Membership Drive at the Shanghai Expat Show

    2018 Sep 22nd, Sat 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Saturday, September 22nd Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai Expat Show...

  •  Membership Drive at the Shanghai Expat Show

    2018 Sep 21st, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Friday, September 21st Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai Expat Show...

  •  A Bite of China

    2018 Sep 20th, Thu 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    In 2012, China Central Television launched a documentary, A Bite of China. It tells the history and stories behind Chinese cuisine—it’s symbolism, the relationship between nature and the people, and the creation of unique foods and traditional recipes. The documentary has been screened and well received in Singapore, Australia, and France. Our guide Lisa Zhu has selected an episode and would like to invite those who love food and travel to watch this production together....

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Sep 19th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   DATE: Wednesday, September 19 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia Hotel,...

  •  Adventure in the Underground

    2018 Sep 18th, Tue 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Shanghai’s metro is a super-efficient subway system that moves millions of people around every day in this magnificent city. Today we will follow our guide Lisa Zhu, discovering an amazing world of delicious food and drink joints, nail salons, photo booths for passport photos, home décor stores, and other fun places to shop. Bring your metro card if you have one, and if you don’t Lisa will show you the different options available. An excellent...

  •  Coffee Morning – Annual Membership Day (NEW)

    2018 Sep 17th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our Monthly Coffee Morning – in combination with our Annual Membership Day! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai expatriate association this month. We look forward to seeing you there!   DATE: Monday, September 17 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia Hotel, Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan...

  •  Gangsters and Their Playgrounds (NEW)

    2018 Sep 16th, Sun 4:15 pm, at 4:15:pm 4:15 pm

    As Shanghai developed into an Asian metropolis, the opportunities to “get rich” flourished; underground businesses, along with legal trade, thrived. Opium dens, prostitution, and gambling could be found everywhere. Gangs and gangster bosses reigned over the underworld. As Carolin Billetter leads us on a walk through the Former French Concession, we will learn about the places where some of these gangsters of Shanghai lived, worked, and played.   DATE: Sunday, September 16 TIME: 4:15pm Registration,...

  •  Rue Maresca Wine Walk (NEW)

    2018 Sep 15th, Sat 3:45 pm, at 3:45:pm 3:45 pm

    This walk combines beautiful architecture and delicious wines with a leisurely stroll through one of Shanghai’s loveliest neighborhoods. Rue Maresca—the original name of Wuyuan Lu, in the western part of the former French Concession—is lined with heritage buildings of great historic and aesthetic value; and strolling with a glass of wine surely enhances the experience! Your guide, local historian Patrick Cranley, will use some of the lanes and buildings along the route as jumping-off points...

  •  People’s Square – the Old Race Course (NEW)

    2018 Sep 14th, Fri 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    People’s Square, it’s a must-see for every Shanghai visitor, but not so easy to decipher. One of the biggest transportation hubs in the city, today it’s a meeting point and a place for cultural entertainment. Let’s time travel with Carolin Billetter through 100 years of colonial history as we explore many architectural highlights, both in the past and in the present. We will hear about Shanghai ś development during the times when foreigners ruled the...

  •  Membership Drive at Sproutworks, Xintiandi

    2018 Sep 13th, Thu 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash) to one of the events listed below. Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Thursday, September 13th Time:...

  •  Zhangjiajie

    2018 Sep 13th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Come and visit China’s fairyland! We will have 3 full days to explore this spectacular area that was the inspiration behind Hollywood’s Avatar Hallelujah Mountains while staying at the 5 star Pullman hotel. Day 1 will be spent in the National Forest Park where we will take a cable car to visit the Yellow Stone Stronghold and the Golden Whip Stream. Day 2 focuses on Tianzi Mountain- taking a cable car to see hundreds of...

  •  Bridging the East-West Cultural Divide (CANCELLED)

    2018 Sep 12th, Wed 3:45 pm, at 3:45:pm 3:45 pm

    Eventually this event has been cancelled.  The team at Shanghai and Beyond presents a thought provoking analysis on the contrast between Chinese and American society, two countries that are geographically and economically similar, yet historically and philosophically different. What happens when individualism bumps into collectivism? How did nature and agriculture play a role in forming our values? How do actions and perceptions differ in independent vs interdependent societies? This talk is sure to bring out moments...

  •  Four Happiness Dumpling & Fried Spring Rolls (NEW)

    2018 Sep 12th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school in Shanghai targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with Four Happiness Dumplings, followed by Fried Spring Rolls. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created.   DATE: Wednesday, September 12 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm...

  •  Australia and New Zealand Travel Talk

    2018 Sep 11th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to know more…. Please join us! Our host will be Australia Expat Travel, a travel agency set up by Vicki Baensch—an Australian and former Shanghai expat. Australia Expat Travel has helped many SEA Expats with their travel planning and booking since 2004 Australia Expat Travel knows both countries well and will offer local knowledge on where to go and what to do!...

  •  Explore the Legends of Yuyuan Road (NEW)

    2018 Sep 10th, Mon 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Yuyuan Road is a beautiful street with unique structures dating back to the early and mid-1900s. Many wealthy businessmen, as well as senior members of the Communist party, built their homes on this road. Lisa Zhu will guide us on a tour of this impressive area. We will view elegant buildings and listen to the stories of their past.   DATE: Monday, September 10 TIME: 9:30am Registration, 9:45am to 11:30am VENUE: Intersection of Yuyuan Rd....

  •  All About Bubbles (NEW)

    2018 Sep 7th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    We’ve all tasted sparkling wine—at the very least around the holidays or when celebrating a special occasion. Yet few of us understand the differences between wines such as Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco, or know how they get the bubbles into the wine in the first place. Let the experts at Pudao Wines explain, while we taste various samples of sparkling wines.   DATE: Friday, September 7 TIME: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm VENUE: Pudao Wines...

  •  Auriga Spa at the Capella (CANCELLED)

    2018 Sep 7th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Discover an urban sanctuary where you least expect it—nestled in the Xuhui District’s last remaining cluster of shikumen townhouses. With only a few of the original shikumen lanes remaining, Capella Shanghai is proud to be part of the city’s cultural legacy. We’ll start with a yoga class, followed by your choice of spa service: explore the future of fitness with the cutting edge Hypoxi system, relax in a floatation...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 1 Jade in China’s Ancient Civilization (NEW)

    2018 Sep 6th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    No serious understanding of the present can be achieved without gleaning knowledge from history.  Our past informs our present.  With this in mind, Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History) is pleased to offer SEA members a concise 9 session course entitled “Survey of Art in China” that highlights important aspects of Chinese history through a critical examination of artifacts that we have now labeled “art.”    For our first session, we will examine one...

  •  Moxibustion (NEW)

    2018 Sep 5th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Moxibustion is a warm, soothing, healing therapy in which the dried herb mugwart is burned on or very near the surface of the skin. Its effect is to invigorate the flow of Qi in the body, to increase positive energy, and to dispel certain pathogenic influences by bad Qi. Join us as we explore this traditional Chinese therapy. Our topics will include moxa, meridians, and the similarities and differences between acupuncture and moxibustion. We’ll learn...

  •  Membership Drive at Marriott Hotel Hongqiao/Puxi

    2018 Sep 4th, Tue 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash) to one of the events listed below. Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Tuesday, September 4th Time:...

  •  Cooking with COLCA (NEW)

    2018 Sep 4th, Tue 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Opened in 2017, COLCA is a new fusion cuisine restaurant providing Peruvian food with a Nikkei influence. Please join us as we work with the COLCA chef to assemble and taste three yummy recipes: Chicken Potato Causa, Don Ceviche with Tigers Milk, and Pork Open Face Sandwich. After the class we will enjoy a classic meal of the house, Barcelona Style Seafood Rice, with Petit Fours for dessert.   DATE: Tuesday, September 4 TIME: 11:45am...

  •  Cricket Culture – The Residence of Master Wan (Rescheduled)

    2018 Sep 3rd, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Shanghai and Beyond presents a unique opportunity to visit with a National Championship cricket-fighting master in his home. Mr. Wang resides in a quiet, upscale, suburban villa surrounded by the treasures of his lifetime. On this special visit, you will learn about the culture of cricket fighting, how to shop for a prize-winning cricket, and the modern challenges in dealing with this ancient hobby. He will demonstrate the usage of the equipment you may have...

  •  Award Winning Beer Tasting (NEW)

    2018 Sep 1st, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    DAGA Brewpub always try to share the best draft beers with their SEA guests. Nicky (the General Manager) always carries award winning beers at the pub. The Brewers Association, for example, awarded 302 beers from across the world at the World Beer Cup. During this beer tasting event we will experience six award winning beers personally picked by Nicky. Please join us for an afternoon of beer and snacks.   Date: Saturday, September 1 Time:...

  •  Yangshan Deep Water Port (NEW)

    2018 Sep 1st, Sat 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    In 2010, Shanghai overtook Singapore to become the world’s largest port. This nonstop working port, just outside the city on the East China Sea, is still growing and expanding. The bus will take us over the Big East Sea Bridge, which was the Shanghai government’s “No.1 Program” and is among the longest cross-sea bridges in the world. We will enjoy a stunning view of the port’s cranes and ships from Yangshan Island, where we will...

  •  An Intro to the world of Gin

    2018 Aug 31st, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Have you heard how popular gin has become? As you know Laowines is the first place to go for wine but they have also started stocking a range of gin and vodka. Laowines will be running a series of master classes with Chase Distillery to introduce the spirits; how they are made and more importantly how they can be drunk. Chase Distillery is a family run distillery located in Herefordshire, UK. They produce a range...

  •  Membership Drive at Kerry Parkside/Pudong

    2018 Aug 30th, Thu 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Thursday, August 30h Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm Venue: Starbucks-Outside the Kerry...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Aug 29th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual morning coffee to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   Date: Wednesday, August 29 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel...

  •  Cricket Culture – The Residence of Master Wan (CANCELLED)

    2018 Aug 27th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Shanghai and Beyond presents a unique opportunity to visit with a National Championship cricket-fighting master in his home. Mr. Wang resides in a quiet, upscale, suburban villa surrounded by the treasures of his lifetime. On this special visit, you will learn about the culture of cricket fighting, how to shop for a prize-winning cricket, and the modern challenges in dealing with this ancient hobby. He will demonstrate the usage...

  •  Enjoy a Gourmet Feast in Xintiandi

    2018 Aug 26th, Sun 4:45 pm, at 4:45:pm 4:45 pm

    Join us for an end of summer celebration at Estado Puro in Xintiandi. This restaurant is known for its contemporary tapas created by the Spanish celebrity chef and molecular gastronomy proselytizer Paco Roncero. We’ll start with tapas—a selection of Iberian cold cuts, grated tomato with olive oil and toasted bread, potato salad with tuna mustard sauce, barbecued octopus with eggplant hummus and green olive Tapenade, tenderloin skewers with mixed vegetables and ponzu sauce. Dinner will...

  •  Chardonnay

    2018 Aug 24th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Because of this high level of winemaker involvement, Chardonnay has become known as the “winemaker’s wine”.   Date: Friday, August 24 Time: 6:45 pm Registration, 7 to 9pm Venue: Pudao Wines, Ferguson Lane...

  •  Bijin Hair Treatment

    2018 Aug 24th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA! Bijin Hair is a premium hairdressing salon boasting a team of acclaimed international stylists. Today, come in for a deep conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair silky and healthy, shampoo, blow-dry, and style. Bijin Hair would like to offer a 20% discount for those attendees that would like to receive another service (haircut, etc.) on this day. Get ready for...

  •  Mexican Party Class at Mayitas

    2018 Aug 23rd, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Learn how to make Margaritas and Guacamole at the renowned Mayita restaurant. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the smaller branch of Maya’s. While learning Mayitas’ secret recipes, appreciate the view looking onto Pudong from the sixth floor establishment.   Date: Thursday, August 23 Time: 1:45pm Registration, 2:00pm-4:00pm Venue: Mayitas 98 Shouning Lu near Xizang Nan Lu, 6th Floor (Metro Line 10 to Laoximen Exit 5 or Line 1 to South Huangpi Road Exit 2)...

  •  Green Onion Pancakes & Sticky Dumplings

    2018 Aug 21st, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start by making green onion pancakes, followed by boiled dumplings. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created.   Date: Tuesday, August 21 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese...

  •  Membership Drive at German-French School Campus Qingpu/Puxi

    2018 Aug 20th, Mon 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Monday, August 20th Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Venue: Deutsche Schule Shanghai, EuroCampus Orientation...

  •  Shanghai Chic by Night – Jeep Tour

    2018 Aug 18th, Sat 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Indulge in an evening tour of bustling Shanghai in a private convertible jeep. We’ll start at the iconic Okura Garden Hotel (aka “French Club”) where we’ll enjoy the art deco heritage as well as the artwork inside the hotel depicting the lives of former FFC residents. Then it’s time to hit the road, taking in the views of the “must be seen by night” Huaihai Road. After a cruise through the Old Town area with...

  •  Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop (CANCELLED)

    2018 Aug 15th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Join us as we learn about and experience this traditional Chinese handcrafted art. We will be making our own original Chinese paper cutting pieces. This event is a great activity for children and parents during the summer holiday. The minimum age is eight years old.   Date: Wednesday, August 15 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to12pm Venue: Miracle Mandarin 21F, 319 Changde Rd., near Beijing Rd. (W) (metro line 2...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Aug 13th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there!   Date: Monday, August 13 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Lager Beer Tasting (NEW)

    2018 Jul 28th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come do a taste test of Lager beers at DAGA Brewpub with Nicky (general manager) as our guide. Lager is a type of beer conditioned at low temperatures. It may be pale, golden, amber, or dark. Pale lager is the most widely consumed and commercially available style of beer. Well-known brands include Pilsner Urquell, Miller, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Brahma, Budweiser Budvar, Corona, and Snow. Lager beer uses a process of bottom fermentation, followed by maturation...

  •  An Intro to the world of Vodka (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jul 27th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled. Have you heard how popular high quality vodka has become? As you know Laowines is the first place to go for wine but they have also started stocking a range of gin and vodka. Laowines will be running a series of master classes with Chase Distillery to introduce the spirits; how they are made and more importantly how they can be drunk. Chase Distillery is a family run distillery located...

  •  New Shanghai History Museum

    2018 Jul 21st, Sat 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    How does China interpret Shanghai’s complicated history? The answer lies within the newly-opened Shanghai History Museum. We will explore the museum together with Patrick Cranley, president of Historic Shanghai and a 20+ year resident of Shanghai with an academic background in modern Chinese history, economics and politics. Patrick will deconstruct the history of China’s most cosmopolitan city in the air-conditioned comfort of the new museum, which is stocked with artifacts from the city’s fascinating development....

  •  Drink Pink!  Rose All Day (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jul 20th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled. It’s a great choice for those seeking something more than a white, less rich than a red, and more suited for the spring and summer months. And roses are the IDEAL wine to enjoy with the warmer weather and the grilled meats/vegetables served during this time. Chill down and explore different shades of Pink!   Date: Friday, July 20 Time: 6:45 pm Registration, 7 to 9pm Venue: Pudao Wines, Ferguson...

  •  Discover the Mystic Beauty of Jade

    2018 Jul 18th, Wed 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Jade is known as “The Stone of Heaven” and has been revered by the Chinese throughout the centuries. What is jade and why is it so special to the Chinese? How do we know a stone is genuine jade and not a fake? Join Winda Lee, a gemologist, veteran jewelry designer, and founder of Eden Jewelry in Hong Kong for a jewelry talk focusing on all things jade. Winda will familiarize us with the different...

  •  Salted Dumplings & Eight Treasure Rice

    2018 Jul 17th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with salted sticky rice flour dumplings, followed by eight treasure rice. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created.   Date: Tuesday, July 17 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to12pm Venue:...

  •  Chinese Pottery Workshop – Family event

    2018 Jul 11th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Chinese ceramic ware is an art form that has been developing since the dynastic period. This country is richly endowed with the raw materials needed for making ceramics. During this 2-hour pottery class, you have an opportunity to PLAY and get a taste of the pottery experience. We will learn about Chinese ceramic art from a Chinese pottery artist in hand-building. You will be introduced to several methods of constructing with clay. In the end,...

  •  Discovering Qinghai (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jul 11th, Wed, at 12:00:am

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled. Escape the summer heat and travel to Qinghai province which is located on the Tibetan Plateau. Not only is it the least densely populated province (with 5.2 million people), but it is also the birthplace of the current Dalai Lama. The trip begins with a visit to the Old Town of Tong Ren where over six ethnic groups can be found. Then we continue to the multi-colored clay scenery of...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Jul 9th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, July 9 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to Hengshan...

  •  Sailing on Lake Qingpu

    2018 Jul 7th, Sat 12:30 pm, at 12:30:pm 12:30 pm

    Spend an afternoon learning the basics of sailing! Our adventure begins with private transportation from downtown Shanghai to Dianshan Lake in Qingpu. During the 1.5-hour bus ride, we’ll learn about sailing as well as how to tie knots. We will then have three hours of sailing with a coach on board each vessel, teaching us basic skills for the first hour. Thereafter, it’ll be “all hands on deck” as each SEA crew of seven to...

  •  Shanghai Women’s Heritage

    2018 Jul 5th, Thu 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    What did women in the Qing Dynasty wear? How did the tailors make those exquisite costumes by hand? How did fashion trends develop? In her lecture, Ms. Shirley Shen, owner of this private museum containing over 400 antique costumes, shoes, and headdresses, will present valuable examples of antique costumes and provide us with insights into costume culture, combining history and theory with pieces from her precious collection.   Date: Thursday, July 5 Time: 10:15am Registration,...

  •  Chinese Jade and Gold Shopping (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jul 2nd, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Have you wondered why the Chinese are obsessed with jade and gold? Today we will explore a famous local jewelry shopping mall within the YuYuan Garden area with our local guide Lisa Zhu. Jewelry professionals will teach us about the different types of jade, the significance of the designs, and why it is so valuable. We will then continue with an exploration of selected gold shops. Lisa will explain...

  •  Gong Bao Chicken with Peanuts (NEW)

    2018 Jun 26th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make Gong Bao Chicken with peanuts. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dish we prepared. Date: Tuesday, June 26 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 370 Wulumuqi Rd. (S) near Zhaojiabang Rd. (metro line 7 or...

  •  Marriage Market & Shanghai History Museum (NEW)

    2018 Jun 23rd, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The city’s largest marriage market is drawing more attention to the challenges of today’s dating scene.  By dissecting the advertisements, we will learn what makes a desirable spouse and what trends are happening in this highly controversial topen.  Then, Shanghai and Beyond humbly puts its bias against museums aside for the sake of two awesome exhibits that will disappear at the end of this month: The Story Behind the Communist Manifesto and The Life of...

  •  Luncheon: Lady Bund

    2018 Jun 21st, Thu 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Located in the historic Bund 22 building, Lady Bund artistically combines the new and the old. Contemporary high design from the French Dariel Studios blends seamlessly with the building’s architecture. Executive Chef Fukui Susumu searches for the freshest ingredients to create contemporary Asian/French fusion cuisine. Special meals are tailored for their elegant private dining spaces including the antique private wine cellar lined with top-level vintage wines from around the world. Menu Appetizer: Okra, Spicy Clam...

  •  Floral Fairy Gardens (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jun 20th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. We just can’t get enough of them! Creating miniature fairy gardens with plants, figures, and small structures are a great way to indulge your love of plants along with a dash of imagination! A newer twist to miniature fairy gardens is to use succulent plants. The unique shapes and colors of succulents add whimsy to a tiny world. It lives indoors as well as outdoors, and requires very little...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2018 Jun 20th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB200* for discounted membership valid through August 2018. Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. *CORRECTION: Unfortunately due to an administration error the membership fee previously stated for this...

  •  ZongZi and The Dragon Boat Festival (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jun 16th, Sat 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. This is the traditional food that the Chinese people make for dragon boat festival. Made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves. Today you will learn how they are made and the story behind it. Our local guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to a lovely local woman who will teach us how to make this in her kitchen. We will make ZongZi, eat...

  •  Wine Tasting: Sauvignon Blanc

    2018 Jun 15th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    While it may lack the dimensions of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc’s greatest attributes lie in its fabulous array of aromatic qualities, which vary according to its production location and its treatment in the cellar. This variety originated in France—the famous white wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume—and is also an important blending variety in white Bordeaux. Not appearing in New Zealand until the 1970s (initially in Auckland and later with spectacular success in Marlborough) it is now...

  •  Lijiang – The Naxi Heartland

    2018 Jun 15th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Visit the heart of the Naxi minority, Lijiang in Yunan province. Its ancient canals crisscross the old town which is filled with unique well-preserved homes. We will find traditionally clad Naxi women selling goods in the brick alleys. The tour includes visiting the traditional Naxi villages of Longquan, Baisha and Yuhu where we will see the living murals and Jade Lake. A short ride ending at Tiger Leaping Gorge will provide a view of the...

  •  Museum Talk: Christian Boltanski Exhibition

    2018 Jun 14th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Christian Boltanski’s solo retrospective “Storage Memory” is the largest exhibition mounted by the world renowned French artist. From an early age, Boltanski suffered from depression and refused to go to school. To keep himself occupied, he began drawing and painting, which led to a large body of work expressing his personal psyche. He has experimented in all genres but it was his conceptual monuments to the Jewish school children in Vienna that prompted his critical...

  •  World Expo Museum Shanghai (NEW)

    2018 Jun 12th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The World Expo Museum in Shanghai opened last year and is the only existing permanent official museum to commemorate the World Expo. After the biggest World Expo Fair took place in Shanghai in 2010 it was planned to build a World Expo museum here because this Fair has been extremely important for the city and China through history. It took 5 years to accomplish this project and the result is impressive. A tour with Carolin...

  •  Sewing and Painting Rope Bowls (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jun 12th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Learn how to sew a rope bowl, on a sewing machine, using just the zigzag stitch! With our instructor’s help, we will sew the base and then sides of our bowl, learning how to design its shape in the process. We will finish one medium or two small bowls in the sewing section of this class. After a quick break, we will move on to the relaxing, painting portion...

  •  SEA Annual General Meeting June Coffee Morning – FREE FOR MEMBERS

    2018 Jun 11th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Shanghai Expatriate Association. We will introduce the proposed slate of officers for the 2018/2019 membership year around 10:45am. Come vote and celebrate another successful year for SEA and its members with sparkling wine and shopping. For those that will soon be traveling, come shop for souvenirs for family and friends and for those who are repatriating, shop for mementos of Shanghai. Everyone that attends the...

  •  Insiders Sidecar Heritage Tour (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jun 10th, Sun 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Explore Shanghai’s architectural heritage in a fun sidecar ride through the city. Meet the Insiders in front of Andaz hotel in Xintiandi. Two people can ride in each sidecar. Families with young children are welcome! You will drive through the Former French Concession and explore a colonial house. You will also make a stop in the Old Town and walk in the narrow lanes to immerse yourself in the...

  •  Bund at Night – glamorous Shanghai (NEW)

    2018 Jun 9th, Sat 5:30 pm, at 5:30:pm 5:30 pm

    When Shanghai’s former “Wall Street of the East“ changes into its gala dress at night, the finance world steps into the background. Where money and business rules during the day, it changes to a night-time playground for the rich and beautiful, gourmets and party animals. On a stroll with Carolin Billetteralong this most prestigious strip – The Bund – we will discover the secrets of how to make and spend money in the citynowadays –...

  •  Capture It Before It’s Gone (RESCHEDULED)

    2018 Jun 9th, Sat 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai’s Jewish history expert Dvir Bar-Gal, this three-hour walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your camera to capture Shanghai’s treasured yet disappearing scenes. The fascinating street sights of this tour will suit anyone, with or without a camera. We will walk off the beaten paths of the Old City. Starting at the Old City’s east gate area, we will stroll westward through the disappearing lanes and markets,...

  •  Railway Museum & LuXun Memorial by City Bus (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jun 9th, Sat 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Have you ever thought about getting on a local bus and exploring the city? Accompany Lisa Zhu on a fun bus ride stopping first at the Shanghai Railway Museum to learn how the railway system in China developed and changed the way people travel, both in the cities and in the countryside. Learn about old trains and the location of the first Shanghai train station. Our tour will end...

  •  Riverside Bike Ride (RESCHEDULED)

    2018 Jun 8th, Fri 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    We will start the bike ride with tour guide Bato in Xuhui Riverside and bike along the Huangpu River. After checking out the former expo sites, our group will take a ferry to Pudong. In Lujiazui, we will take the new bike lane, which passes by public parks, sport centers, the Modern Museum of Art, and much more. After pedaling in the financial center area, we will take the ferry back to Puxi and bike...

  •  Confucius Temple and Zhouqiao

    2018 Jun 7th, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Since the thirteenth century, Jiading’s literary class produced many imperial scholars who enriched the town with culture in the forms of classical gardens, bamboo carving, calligraphy, and poetry. With Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways, we will: * Visit the majestic Confucius Temple and the Imperial Examination Museum * Walk through ancient Zhouqiao town to see the iconic FaHua Pagoda * Learn the story about Wellington Koo, a US educated diplomat who refused to sign the...

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2018 Jun 6th, Wed 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Glass, a beautiful material, comes in many bright colors and shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will take us to a glass workshop where we will experience making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a doctorate degree in the field of glass at the University of Wolverhampton in England. Date:...

  •  A Bite of China

    2018 Jun 5th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    In 2012, China Central Television Station launched a documentary, ‘A Bite of China.’ It explores the history and stories behind Chinese cuisine: its symbolism; the relation between nature and people; and the creation of unique foods and traditional recipes. The documentary has been well received and screened in Singapore, Australia, and soon, France. Our guide Lisa Zhu has selected some episodes and would like to invite those that love food and traveling to watch this...

  •  Basic Bracelets (CANCELLED)

    2018 Jun 5th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. Remember when you were young and made stretchy, elastic bracelets with store-bought colorful beads? They were easy to make and inexpensive. Let’s take that idea up a notch, using elastic wire cord and a clasp. Layering different elastic or wire cord bracelets advances our style from one that is youthful to one that is very on-trend and bohemian looking. Date: Tuesday, June 5 Time: 9:45 am Registration, 10am...

  •  Traditions and Trends of the Former French Concessions

    2018 Jun 4th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    In this crowded and colorful area of Shanghai, traditional venues and quirky shops vie for the intrepid traveller’s attention. Here you will discover the flavor of Shanghai during the pre-liberation period leading up to 1949, and in the same proximity find innovative businesses that would turn heads in any major city. The walk will culminate at Tianzifang, the SOHO of Shanghai. After an introduction about the area’s unusual development, we’ll introduce several well-known artists and...

  •  Jamaica Farewell – Year End Party

    2018 Jun 2nd, Sat 7:00 pm, at 7:00:pm 7:00 pm

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association bids a Jamaica Farewell to another fantastic membership year. Please join us for an end-of- membership year party at The W Hotel’s amazing Woo Bar for a night of celebration and friendship. Enjoy stunning views of the skyline, fantastic island music (as well as some of your favorites so we can dance the night away), and the company of good friends. Canapes will be served throughout the evening: Singapore Inspired Wagyu...

  •  Membership Drive at Kerry Parkside Mall Pudong (NEW)

    2018 May 31st, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your 2017/2018 membership (blue card) expires August 31, 2018. Renew your SEA membership at this venue for the 2018/2019 membership to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September and October events, in August while traveling on summer break. You do not want to miss an event because you did not renew! Please bring your current blue card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID. New...

  •  Membership Drive at Hongqiao Marriott Hotel (NEW)

    2018 May 30th, Wed 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your 2017/2018 membership (blue card) expires August 31, 2018. Renew your SEA membership at this venue for the 2018/2019 membership to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September and October events, in August while traveling on summer break. You do not want to miss an event because you did not renew! Please bring your current blue card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID. New...

  •  Eggplant & Shanghai Noodles (NEW)

    2018 May 29th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with eggplant cooked with potatoes and pepper. Next we will make Shanghai Noodles. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created. Date: Tuesday, May 29 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue:...

  •  Getting to Know the Guqin

    2018 May 28th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Guqin is a traditional musical instrument that hasn’t changed in the past 3,000 years. By joining this event, you can learn about the Guqin, how to make one, and famous stories behind this instrument and its songs. You will also learn how the Guqin influences the life of Chinese people and what we must know before we learn how to play this instrument. A performer will play several famous Guqin songs and tell you...

  •  Beer Tasting: Nicky’s Favorite Beers

    2018 May 26th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Nicky, the bar manager at DAGA Brew Pub, has been working in the Shanghai bar industry for 9 years. From pale ales to stouts, he sources the tastiest beers for DAGA customers. Come do a taste test of Nicky’s favorite beers at DAGA Brewpub before summer kicks into full swing. DAGA has 60 different beers on tap, and focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan,...

  •  Curator guided museum talk at the Rockbund Art Museum

    2018 May 25th, Fri 1:30 pm, at 1:30:pm 1:30 pm

    Please join SEA’s in-house Art Historian Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History) at the Rockbund Art Museum as we are led through the current exhibition “Walking On The Fade Out Lines” by Hsieh Feng-Rong (Rockbund Art Museum’s Senior Curator). The purpose of this event is to inspire and expand while provoking our preconceived understanding of contemporary art. In order to keep the experience unique and the discussions intimate, the event will be limited to...

  •  Summer Prep Spa Day

    2018 May 24th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Join us at Subconscious Spa and get ready for the warm weather! Pay RMB 500 for RMB 800 worth of any nail/waxing/ lashes services. Your treatment selections must be confirmed before the event. Choose RMB 800 worth of treatments, at their regular prices: • RMB 110 – Basic manicure • RMB 180 – Basic pedicure • RMB 260 – Shellac manicure • RMB 340 – Shellac pedicure • RMB 325 – Full leg waxing •...

  •  Floral Design: Handheld Bouquets (CANCELLED)

    2018 May 23rd, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.   Handheld bouquets are not only beautiful, but also the current rave. While 99 percent of all bridal bouquets are handheld, these bouquets can also be used for gift giving when wrapped up in tissue paper with a simple ribbon tied around. We will discuss the best flowers and greens to use for a successful design, as well as the care for their longest shelf life. Flowers and...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2018 May 23rd, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB200* for discounted membership valid through August 2018. Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. *CORRECTION: Unfortunately due to an administration error the membership fee previously stated for this...

  •  Guang Ming Cun

    2018 May 21st, Mon 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    Every day , from 10am to 6pm, local Shanghainese people line up for takeout food at Guang Ming Cun. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, a scalper might charge over RMB 300 for a front spot in line to buy mooncakes! Today, we will enjoy a meal with our guide Lisa Zhu, while she explains why this restaurant is so important to locals. We will learn how to “read” the menu and how to order. We will...

  •  The Peddlers Gin Co. Cocktail Tasting Session

    2018 May 20th, Sun 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Peddlers Gin is a local craft gin produced in Shanghai using a unique blend of Chinese botanicals, including Sichuan peppers, Buddha’s hand, and Chinese cassia bark. The result is a Rare Eastern Gin that balances with traditional Western techniques. Join these local distillers for an afternoon of cocktails in their Chinese Gin Garden. Learn about the latest gin distillations and seasonal botanicals and taste the latest cocktail creations from their menu. The ticket price includes...

  •  Yangshan Deep Water Port (CANCELLED)

    2018 May 20th, Sun 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. Join us as we venture to the East China Sea in Pudong with Lisa Zhu. This tour includes: * Hiking on three small islands with views of ships loading their containers * Crossing the East China Sea Bridge * Visiting the Maritime Museum Please bring a picnic lunch to be eaten on top of one of the islands, while enjoying the sea breeze. Date: Sunday, May 20 Time:...

  •  Tonglu – Hidden House Mountain Gem

    2018 May 19th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Enjoy a holiday in nature. The lush green hills of Tonglu in Zhejiang province are known for their outstanding natural beauty. We have reserved the whole property of the Hidden House for our group, which is nestled in a picturesque valley where there are very few neighbors and scattered farmlands. Enjoy the slow pace of life, play cards or chat with friends over a glass of wine next to a cast-iron fireplace. For the active,...

  •  Celebrate 10: Exploring ART LABOR

    2018 May 18th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Supporting your favorite artist means supporting the gallery where the artist is represented because much of the artist’s success depends on the symbiotic relationship with how the gallery can best support her/him. In the competitive art market, numerous galleries (both startups and world famous) have opened and closed in Shanghai. The “Celebrate 10” series created by the Art Historian Julie Chun, specifically for SEA, provides a closer look at the art galleries in Shanghai that...

  •  Volunteer Appreciation Day

    2018 May 17th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is comprised of over 95 volunteers who are committed to making the Shanghai experience better for other expats. Today, we would like to thank the many volunteers in our association for their dedication and endless work. Therefore, there will not be an event today as we honor the SEA volunteers with a special celebration. If you are interested in becoming a SEA volunteer, please contact Lori Ozdowy at president@seashanghai.org. SEA events...

  •  Souvenir Shopping in Tianzifang (cancelled)

    2018 May 16th, Wed 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    A network of lanes and alleys, Tianzifang was built in the 1930s and saved from demolition in 2004 by a group of local artists. Now a quaint area of galleries, shops, and restaurants, Tianzifang offers some unique shopping and is the perfect place to pick up unique Shanghai mementos and souvenirs. Mrs. Jet-Set will lead a stroll through the commercial heart of Tianzifang as we shop for clothing, ceramics, tea, scarves, and children’s wear. Date:...

  •  Herringbone Wire Wrap Necklace (CANCELLED)

    2018 May 15th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.   Are you ready to take your wire wrapping skills to the next level? In this decorative wire wrapping class, you will learn to master the herringbone wrapped wire technique in several diverse ways and incorporate variations on this distinctively elegant style. Enjoy creating unique bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more! Date: Tuesday, May 15 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Rd....

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 May 14th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy coffee and snacks, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, May 14 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road...

  •  Comedy Night at Kung Fu Komedy

    2018 May 12th, Sat 6:00 pm, at 6:00:pm 6:00 pm

    Join us for a night of laughs at China’s home for standup comedy, the Kung Fu Komedy Club. There will be a special lineup of rising stars from around the world. The comedians will be ready to tickle us with whip-cracking material about life in Shanghai, life outside of Shanghai, and everything in between. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the show kicks off at 7:00pm with a special guest appearance by SEA’s very own...

  •  Family-Friendly Art Workshop: Friendly Worry Monster

    2018 May 12th, Sat 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Are your worries eating at you? Zip them all away when you paint and decorate your own fantasy fabric Worry Monster cushion. Write it down and feed it into the zippered mouth! DIY fabric Worry Monsters offer children a fun & simple way to express & release those negative emotions, alleviating anxiety & reducing stress in children and often used in therapy. A fun family friendly event for parents and children ages 5-10 or a...

  •  Wine Tasting: Unmissable Juicy Summer Wines

    2018 May 11th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Step into summer with some wonderfully refreshing whites and juicy reds at Pudao Wines. From classy Sauvignon Blancs, delightful Proseccos and Pinot Grigios, to scrumptious South Australian Shiraz, we have sourced from some of the finest producers across the world at a value that will make you smile. Date: Friday, May 11 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao Wines 376 Wukang Rd., House 102, Ferguson Lane (metro line 10 to Shanghai Library station,...

  •  Luncheon and Travel Talk: Hidden Gems of Asia – Country Holidays and The Twins

    2018 May 11th, Fri 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Join us for lunch with the Travel Talk “Hidden Gems of Asia” where we aim to show you a few off-the-beaten track destinations in Asia. We will cover the four Indochina countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, the two Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan, and finish with the magical isle of Sri Lanka. The German knife brand Zwilling has opened Twins, a stunning fine dining restaurant with Chef Cornelia Poletto at the helm....

  •  Chongming Organic Farm (CANCELLED)

    2018 May 10th, Thu 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.   Xvgeng, an organic farm located on Chongming Island, has worked with many of Shanghai’s organic restaurants providing them with natural ingredients. Sylvia Wang of Thomas Cook will guide us as we take a tour of the farm and the greenhouses, teaching us about organic farming along the way. Our hosts will share information concerning their crops and business and individual delicious organic hotpot will be served for...

  •  Exploring Local Businesses

    2018 May 9th, Wed 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    As China’s economy grows, people’s lifestyles change too. In this fast-growing city, do you ever wonder how the small traditional businesses survive? Lisa Zhu will lead us as we explore an old local neighborhood and talk to local business owners, asking them how they conduct their businesses and what they are selling. We will have the opportunity to sample some of their snacks, and witness some of the shops’ last days before this neighborhood gets...

  •  Embroider a Pouch

    2018 May 7th, Mon 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    This is a beginner-level class for people who are interested in embroidery and fabrics. Our teacher A Zi is the descendant of generations of Suzhou embroiderers and K’o-ssy artists and handy crafters. During this two-hour session, we will make a 15cm x 20cm blue embroidered pouch that can be used for storing your mobile phone, keys, and makeup. We will also learn how to embroider flowers. All the materials will be provided including fabric, embroidery...

  •  Qipao and Women

    2018 May 7th, Mon 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    The Qipao became popular in the 1920s and officially became the national dress of China in 1929. During the dramatic and dark days of the cultural revolution, the Qipao was completely forbidden as a symbol of the old way of thinking. With the economy and cultural changes in China, this gorgeous dress has made its way back into fashion. Today, Lisa Zhu and Chen Cheng will share the history of the Qipao. There will be...

  •  Dark (Fermented) Tea Tasting

    2018 May 6th, Sun 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Dark teas are a unique type of tea where the leaves are fermented, giving rise to their characteristic flavors, dark colored liquor, and unique aromas. Descriptions range from ‘earthy and mushroom-y’ to ‘the smell of damp leaves on a morning walk in the forest.’ We’ll discuss how the processing methods differ in both raw and cooked varieties, taste teas from the primary regions that produce them, and examine how the flavors evolved as they aged....

  •  Hike the Wild Great Wall

    2018 May 5th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Grab your hiking boots and join us for a weekend hike along the wild side of the Great Wall. The hike will begin Saturday and take you to the Jingshanling Great Wall, an area of the Great Wall that is remote and less traveled. This hike is for the hiking enthusiast and will provide a unique view of the wall, watchtowers and scenery. Sunday’s hike will take you to Mutianyu where you can choose to...

  •  Shanghai Style – Art Deco in the Former French Concession

    2018 May 3rd, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The colonial times of Shanghai were stylish, luxurious, and full of abundance. Wealth was present in the form of architecture, interior design, fashion, and art. Being a first-class metropolis at that time, Shanghai became a center of the Art Deco style with fancy buildings and elegant interiors. Walking with Carolin Billetter along the streets and alleyways of the former French Co (ncession, we can still see its former glamour and find this special “haipai-style” of...

  •  Introduction to the Sewing Machine (CANCELLED)

    2018 May 3rd, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Get to know how to use a sewing machine in this jam-packed class! We will start with learning how to wind a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, change needles, sew in a straight line, and change directions. We will then move onto cutting out a simple pattern to create an envelope cushion cover, aka a pillow slipcover. There will be a short break for lunch from Spread the Bagel (provided as part of the course!)....

  •  Shanghai’s Jewish Immigrants

    2018 May 2nd, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    After the Opium Wars, businessmen, missionaries, and opportunists flowed into Shanghai’s open port. Many lived a life of leisure in the foreign concessions but during WW II one group of foreigners, the Jewish refugees, were forced to live in overcrowded conditions with fellow Chinese. This walk begins with a tour of the Jewish Refugees Museum, which offers a poignant look at the personal struggles of these individuals. We’ll then walk the neighborhood of historic buildings...

  •  Relaxation Sound Bath Meditation

    2018 Apr 30th, Mon 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Relax, unwind and recharge in this relation meditation enhanced with sound therapy. Tibetan Singing Bowls create waves of vibrations that wash over your body. As you drift into a dreamlike state, the sounds create energy shifts inside your body to rebalance and harmonize your seven chakras. At times, bowls are placed on your body for intensive healing. Sound Mediations improve sleep, emotional and mental state, and reduce stress. The session begins with a short relation...

  •  Beyond Nanchang Lu

    2018 Apr 28th, Sat 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Located just one block from HuaiHai Lu’s glitzy retail mecca is historically hip Nanchang Lu. Here among the plane trees lies a stunning restoration formerly known as the French Club. Tour the building’s highlights while learning about its history and current usage. From there our journey winds through an upscale neighborhood with breathtaking villas hidden among towering plantains. Art deco, Spanish Colonial, and English country style homes are restored to their former glory, along with...

  •  Coffee Tasting

    2018 Apr 28th, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Back by popular demand! Owner Jimmy Lee has brought his Southern California vibes to Shanghai with this Coffee/Bar. Ocean Grounds has upped the city’s coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee with elements of mixology. We will learn about coffee, its origins and differences. Then you will taste four different coffees including his specialty The New Orleans – a frozen ball of chicory and coffee steeped in Ocean Grounds’ secret blend...

  •  Guizhou Sister Festival

    2018 Apr 28th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Join us in watching one of the most populous groups of ethnic minorities, the Miao, as they celebrate Valentine’s Day-Sister Festival. See the villages at their most colorful with local girls dressed in stunning costumes with brilliant displays of their embroidery and silver headdresses and jewelry.  We will enjoy a day of music and dance by local girls. *Click “Guizhou” for more details.  DEPARTURE: Saturday, April 28 RETURN: Tuesday, May 1 Please email travel@seashanghai.org by April 1,...

  •  Being a Local in YangPu

    2018 Apr 27th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Yang Pu use to be the industrial and undesirable district in old shanghai where the working class lived. Tonight, in the new YangPu district, we will explore the unique local neighborhood that has over 50 years of history. We will visit a local family who will tell us their stories and opinions of how the changes have impacted their lives while we enjoy local snacks -Shanghai WonTons, and fruit. Then we will watch locals play...

  •  Street Corner Shopping (SECOND DATE ADDED)

    2018 Apr 27th, Fri 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask, quite often the answer is “a small shop on the corner”. But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores, the faux bags and shoes, and the endless bargaining. We will explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles, socks, jewelry, tea pots and more. Maybe you...

  •  Introduction to TCM & Food therapy (CANCELLED)

    2018 Apr 27th, Fri 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Join us for a morning of insights & practical tips with wellness coach, macrobiotic counselor, and food therapy teacher Kimberly Ashton. Kimberly, originally from Australia, has been studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2009 in Shanghai and is an advocate of natural healing, balancing the body with food & seasonal therapies. In this session she will be covering TCM and Food Therapy, including: What is it & why need it? What it means...

  •  Nanjing Road Luxury Shopping Tour

    2018 Apr 26th, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Shanghai is home to one of the most prestigious shopping stretches in the world – Nanjing Road – where you’ll find most of Shanghai’s top luxury flagship stores. Many of the retail spaces along this famous street have received accolades for architectural design and retail branding. It’s rare to find so many of the world’s preeminent fashion, leather goods, and jewelry designers in such close quarters. On this popular walking tour, led by luxury brand...

  •  Street Corner Shopping (FULL)

    2018 Apr 26th, Thu 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask, quite often the answer is “a small shop on the corner”. But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores, the faux bags and shoes, and the endless bargaining. We will explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles, socks, jewelry, tea pots and more. Maybe you...

  •  Lariat Necklace

    2018 Apr 25th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    There is a wonderful way to make this necklace as a unique jewelry statement. Learn how to make your own Lariat necklaces using the old techniques of Rosario, religious necklaces. Even if you haven’t made jewelry before, you can make this! Date: Wednesday, April 25 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm-3pm Meet: Jasmine Gardens, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu (metro line 10, Longxi station, exit 4) Cost: RMB 330 RMB for new students (includes all materials and...

  •  WuLongs-from Savory to Smoky (CANCELLED)

    2018 Apr 25th, Wed 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Did you know that wulongs are an entire category of teas grouped this way because of its partially oxidized production method? Guangdong, Taiwan, and Fujian are the three major production areas, and each has its own characteristic recipe. During this trek in Shanghai’s largest wholesale tea market, our hosts from Shanghai and Beyond have selected knowledgeable vendors who will offer us tastings while we learn how wulongs developed over the years. From rich, full bodied...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Apr 25th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, April 25 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  The Linden Centre

    2018 Apr 24th, Tue 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    For over ten years, Brian Linden and his wife have been pursuing their dream of becoming the first foreigners to restore and manage a collection of China’s national heritage sites.  In 2006-2008, they worked with over 100 local Bai villagers and personally spearheaded all the construction and design work on their first project- The Linden Center. Their goal was to establish a more sustainable tourism model that would combine preservation and investment in the villagers’...

  •  The Classic Ming Garden Estate of the Pan Family

    2018 Apr 24th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Nestled among the Yu Yuan retail and restaurant mecca lies the walled garden estate of Pan YunDan, a Ming dynasty scholar who built the sprawling gardens primarily to amuse his parents. To fully appreciate the meaning of garden design, one must understand the political environment and social culture during those years. Enjoy stories of the Pan family and the life of a government official as we explore the estate’s traditional architecture, symbolism, and landscape. Discover...

  •  Floral Design – Arrangement in Foam

    2018 Apr 23rd, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Have you always wanted to learn how the professionals design using floral foam? Here is your chance! You will be taught how to create a simple centerpiece as well as a high end contemporary arrangement! Other topics covered will be how to use materials right outside your backdoor to enhance your designs and save on your wallet. A mix of tropical and spring flowers will be used. Tools will be provided. May want to bring...

  •  Lebanese Cooking: Falafel

    2018 Apr 23rd, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Learn to cook Lebanese cuisine! This 2-hour class begins with a warm welcome to Hanady’s home, where she will host a demonstration-style cooking class with lots of opportunities for hands-on help. You will learn how to make Falafel, a delicious, classic dish made from ground chick peas and spices formed into balls or patties. They can be frozen and used later for an easy meal any time! Date: Monday, April 23 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am...

  •  One Day Biking and Hiking Trip in Hangzhou

    2018 Apr 22nd, Sun 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Hangzhou is probably the best city near Shanghai for cycling. The gorgeous West Lake and the surrounding hills make the biking enjoyable, while the opportunity to hike around a tea plantation will make a lasting impression. After a two hour bus ride to Hangzhou in the morning, Bato Cycle will guide us as we cycle around the West Lake to fully enjoy the picturesque scenes. After that, we will bike to Long Jing Village where...

  •  Rag Bag Basket Weaving

    2018 Apr 21st, Sat 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Learn the ancient indigenous art of hand made basket weaving and coiling to make your own rustic fiber basket with your pre-teen. Parents need to stay to help. Date: Saturday April 21 Time: 1:15pm Registration, 1:30pm to 4:30pm Meet: Dream Art Center 1140 Biyun Rd, JinQiao, Pudong 浦东新区 金桥 碧云路1140号A座3层 靠近黄杨路 Cost: 300 RMB for parent and child ages 9 and up (includes materials kit and tea or coffee) Please email events@seashanghai.org by April 18....

  •  Hidden Dragon Waterfall

    2018 Apr 21st, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Plan a weekend escape to enjoy some magnificent scenery in Anji County, Zhejiang Province. Hidden Dragon Waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Zhejiang Province with a total 60 meter drop. On this trip we will not only see the waterfall, but also Jiangnan Heaven Pool and the Anji Bamboo Sea.  The last stop of the weekend will be at the Anji Bamboo Expo Garden which will give you a chance to have close contact with...

  •  Wine Tasting: Pinot Noir

    2018 Apr 20th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Wines made from the Pinot Noir grape are widely considered to be some of the finest in the world. However, it can be a challenging grape for the wine maker as it’s difficult to grow, to transform into wine, and to pinpoint in taste. Join wine expert Jack Xu at Pudao Wines as we explore various producers’ different approaches to working with this tricky grape. Date: Friday, April 20 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm...

  •  Session 8: Survey of Art in China – Overview of Chinese Contemporary Art

    2018 Apr 20th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    This is the eighth session of the continuing series Survey of Art in China taught by Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History). This session will be a concise sit-down lecture, exploring the socio-political conditions that paved the way for the rise of contemporary art in China. Through this lecture, we will gain an understanding of the art and artists who came into prominence after the Cultural Revolution. This lecture will also highlight some of...

  •  Ink Watercolor

    2018 Apr 20th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    You think you know watercolor? Think again! If you haven’t tried Ecoline Watercolors before, you’re in for a treat!  You will learn: – the basics of using liquid ink watercolor and an aqua brush – how to blend the colors – how to create different backgrounds – how to combine ink pens and watercolor to create simple artworks You will take home: – an aqua brush – Ecoline ink watercolor – Sakura Micron Pens –...

  •  The Devil Wears Zara

    2018 Apr 19th, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    In celebration of Earth Day, we will take an interesting look at fast fashion’s impact on the environment and meet the stars of Shanghai’s eco-friendly fashion market. We’ll have a private fashion presentation with Zurita, who uses only natural fabrics in her designs, and attend a meet and greet with Finch, who is transforming the swimwear industry by using fabric made from plastic bottles. Our fashion event will be hosted by Pawnstar in their renovated...

  •  Tai Chi: Chen Style

    2018 Apr 19th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Chen Style Taichi is the oldest style and he parent form of the traditional family of styles. It was created by Chen Wangting who Lived Henan Province. Chen Style’s frame is distinct, the steps are agile and steady, the inner force leads the whole body. It translates force into running like a cloud and flowing like water. An endless, loose, spring, expressing the flexible and firm characteristic with the style with speed, and coordination. Join...

  •  Spring Luncheon at Scena

    2018 Apr 17th, Tue 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Come and enjoy stunning views in a cozy setting! Situated on the 52nd floor of the IFC, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Pearl Tower, Scena promises a memorable luncheon of exquisite authentic Italian cuisine. Join us for a delicious meal, take in the view, and visit with your SEA friends! Check our website for menu choices.  Date: Tuesday, April 17 Time: 11:45am Registration, 12pm to 2:30pm Venue: Scena Italian Restaurant Ritz Carlton, Pudong,...

  •  Chinese Pottery Workshop – Family Event

    2018 Apr 14th, Sat 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Chinese ceramic ware is an art form that has been developing since the dynastic period. This country is richly endowed with the raw materials needed for making ceramics. During this 2-hour pottery class, you have an opportunity to PLAY and get a taste of the pottery experience. We will learn about Chinese ceramic art from a Chinese pottery artist in hand-building. You will be introduced to several methods of constructing with clay. In the end,...

  •  Celebrate 10: Exploring Don Gallery

    2018 Apr 13th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Supporting your favorite artist means supporting the gallery where the artist is represented. Much of an artist’s success depends on the symbiotic relationship between the artist and the gallery that supports the artist’s work. In the competitive art market business, numerous galleries (both startups and world famous) have opened and closed in Shanghai. The “Celebrate 10” series created by Art Historian Julie Chun specifically for SEA, provides a closer look at art galleries in Shanghai...

  •  Shanghai Flower Port and Dishui Lake

    2018 Apr 12th, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will take us on a trip to the Shanghai Flower Port and Dishui Lake. At this time of year, the flower port becomes a mini-Holland. The local annual Tulip Festival, featuring over 500 different blooms of not only tulips, but various other plants such as hyacinths, roses, and anemones, has over 3.2 million bulbs bursting with beautiful colors and scents. After our stroll through the flowers, we will have a...

  •  Ancient Art of Incense Making

    2018 Apr 11th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    For thousands of years, incense has been used not only for religious ceremonies, but as an artistic element in folklore. Over the centuries the elegant art almost vanished in China. In Japan, the so called Kodo remained popular and eventually spread to Taiwan, and then returned to China. The art is called Xiang Dao, meaning “skill of making incense”. During this 2-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn to: -Understand Chinese Incense Culture -Witness a Traditional...

  •  Xiao Long Bao

    2018 Apr 11th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make xiao long bao, the soup dumplings we all love! Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Wednesday, April 11 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 370 Wulumuqi Rd. (S)...

  •  Chinese Funeral Museum (NEW)

    2018 Apr 10th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The Qingming Festival, also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb-sweeping Day, is the most important day for people to offer sacrifices to their ancestors. To understand the Chinese funeral customs, you will join our guide Janny Chyn to visit China’s only Funeral Industry Museum. The modern, clean and brightly-lit museum offers a fascinating overview of the history of the funeral business in China. During this guided tour, you will hear everything about Chinese funeral culture, hear amazing stories and funeral history which...

  •  The Forgotten World

    2018 Apr 10th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Much of Shanghai’s history is hidden, with many astonishing buildings as the source of these stories. You may have seen the old shikumen houses, and you may have visited the phenomenal buildings on the Bund, but what our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to today is unlike anything else you have seen. It’s a building originally constructed as a dormitory for police officers who worked in the British Police Station. Then, it was converted...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Apr 9th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy a complimentary coffee and snack, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, April 9 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F, 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Hanoi and Halong Bay Tour

    2018 Apr 2nd, Mon, at 12:00:am

    Refined and delicately beautiful city, tree-lined boulevards, labyrinth of alleys, natural beauty, and endless islands. These are some of the sights you will enjoy on a six day trip to Northern Vietnam! We will begin with a tour of Hanoi catching the locals doing morning tai chi and aerobics. The tour will continue with visiting historical sites and a bike ride through the Old Quarter. Be prepared for a culinary adventure sampling street food with...

  •  Chinese Characters

    2018 Mar 30th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Event Description – Chinese Characters: Chinese characters are logograms with a long history. Not only used in China, they are the base used in the writing of many Asian countries. In standard Chinese, they are called hànzì. Teacher Ben will provide us with some insight into the oldest continuously used system of writing in the world. You will also have a chance to learn how to read and write some simple characters. Come join us...

  •  Tomb Sweeping Festival (NEW)

    2018 Mar 30th, Fri 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    Tomb sweeping festival is a three-day celebration honouring one’s ancestors, and each area has its own methods of paying respect. Today, Shanghai and Beyond takes us to the countryside village of Han Shan, about 2 hours from Shanghai, to learn about the festival’s history and observe the locals’ time-honoured traditions. We’ll tour a countryside village and visit a memorial hall, the local cemetery, and a market for tomb sweeping accessories. We will enjoy farmer-style cuisine...

  •  Embroider a Double-sided Handkerchief

    2018 Mar 29th, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    This is a beginner level class for people who want to learn Suzhou double-sided embroidery. We first gain a brief introduction of Suzhou embroidery by our teacher A Zi. She is the non-material cultural descendant of Suzhou embroidery and K’o-ssy. Then we will copy the flower pattern to the handkerchief and learn how to split silk thread. After all these, we begin to embroider. You are free to change your pattern, but we promise that...

  •  Vegetarian Chinese

    2018 Mar 29th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make three dishes. We watch Chef Mike demonstrate how to cook green pepper with potatoes. Then we will learn two dishes hands on: gong bao doufu, and mushrooms with bok choy. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes...

  •  Spring Trend and Fashion Tour at AP Plaza

    2018 Mar 28th, Wed 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Even if you don’t obsess over trends, the runways of New York, Paris, London, Milan, and Shanghai provide inspiring ideas to update our looks and transition into a new season. Join Mrs. Jet-Set as we tour the AP Plaza and discuss the hottest Spring 2018 runway looks. We’ll visit a group of hand-selected stores as we try to recreate Spring’s best looks for less! You will be provided with a vendor guide and we’ll discuss...

  •  YangMeiLing Tea Harvest, HangZhou (FULL)

    2018 Mar 27th, Tue 7:40 am, at 7:40:am 7:40 am

    One of China’s most famous teas is Long Jing, and the renowned West Lake variety grows just a day trip away with Shanghai & Beyond. Your journey begins on a high-speed train that whisks you to scenic Hangzhou in an hour. We’ll leave the city life behind as we cruise the winding road to the YangMeiLing tea village where the Ying family welcomes you as honored guests. We’ll hike up the trail to learn about the ancient skill of...

  •  Woven Beaded Bracelet

    2018 Mar 26th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    If you’re looking for ways to make your beading designs more dynamic, this beautiful weaving technique will put you on the right track to take your designs from standard to stunning. In this class, we are going to learn how to weave a 2-strand beaded bracelet and you’ll be amazed with the results! Date: Monday, March 26 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm -3pm Meet: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu (metro line 10, Longxi Station,...

  •  Spring Fashion All Stars

    2018 Mar 26th, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Who are the rising stars of fashion in Shanghai? Today, Mrs. Jet-Set will guide visitors through the boutiques of some of the most creative leaders of the Shanghai fashion scene. We’ll visit avant-garde designer Uma Wang, best known for her luxurious line of sculptural, androgynous knitwear, and Alter, Shanghai’s first multibrand concept store. We’ll check out the boutique of architect-turned-fashion designer Liao Xiao Ling, and see many other designers and how they use traditional Chinese...

  •  Muslim Market Tour

    2018 Mar 23rd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Shanghai’s famous Muslim Market offers a variety of delicious food just waiting for you to try. During this small group walking tour with Shanghai Footsteps founder, Nathan Pearson, you will taste at least 4 different delicacies before setting off to discover the magnificent Jade Buddha Temple. We will conclude this tour by wandering the back streets in the area and discovering local wet markets and other hidden treasures. Date: Friday, March 23 Time: 9:45am Registration,...

  •  Floral Design – Dish Garden

    2018 Mar 23rd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Spring is the perfect time to learn how to make blooming dish gardens! Learn the techniques and tricks of the trade to make beautiful arrangements for gift giving or to enhance your home or patio. Also discussed will be ongoing care for these plants for success in their longevity. Blooming plants used will be determined by season, and what is available. Flowers and tools will be provided. Bring a bag for protection in case it’s...

  •  Chinese Legendary Sichuan Hotpot

    2018 Mar 22nd, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Join this amazing food tour to learn how a hot pot chain creates and captures value from focusing on customer services in China. For those unfamiliar with hot pot dining, it’s a type of cuisine in which raw meats, fish, tofu, vegetables, and noodles are cooked in steaming pots of broth right at your table. During this tour, you will visit the most legendary hotpot establishment in Shanghai, get an insider’s experience to find out...

  •  Shanghai Metro Tour

    2018 Mar 22nd, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Shanghai has an extremely efficient public transportation system. Not only is it convenient for local citizens, but it also provides an interesting platform for foreign residents to learn more about culture and customs. Lisa Zhu will guide us in an exploration of Shanghai’s subway system. We will learn about the city’s geography, history, and how it continues to expand. During the tour, we will ride on 4 or 5 different metro lines and see how...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Mar 21st, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.  Date: Wednesday, March 21 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  Jiaozi and Beans in Chili Paste

    2018 Mar 21st, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make two dishes. We will start with jiaozi – famously delicious dumplings – followed by beans in chili paste. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Wednesday, March 21 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to...

  •  Precious Plastics

    2018 Mar 21st, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Don’t know what to do with your plastic waste? Join this workshop to learn more about the complete recycling process and find new ways to reuse and recycle plastics in Shanghai. In this workshop, we will transform plastic into a multi-colored clipboard. Learn about the different types of plastic that we can easily recycle and those we should stop using. This is a hands-on activity, we will be shredding, melting, and assembling a clipboard that...

  •  The Science of Style (CANCELLED)

    2018 Mar 20th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The way you look and dress says a lot about you. It can show others how you feel about yourself, how you want to be treated, and what they can expect from you. What does your personal style say about you? Are you projecting the image you want to portray with the clothes you wear? Are you making the most of your body shape? Is getting dressed a struggle sometimes, most of the time, or...

  •  Tai Chi Pushing Hands (CANCELLED)

    2018 Mar 20th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai Chi Pushing Hands is a two-person training routine practiced in Chinese martial arts. It is the gateway to experientially understanding the martial aspects of internal martial arts: leverage, reflex, sensitivity, timing, coordination, and positioning. Pushing hands works to reverse the natural instinct to resist force with force, teaching the body to yield to force and redirect it. In this class, we will practice the defensive and offensive movement principles to generate, coordinate and deliver...

  •  Woven Beaded Bracelet (CANCELLED)

    2018 Mar 19th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    If you’re looking for ways to make your beading designs more dynamic, this beautiful weaving technique will put you on the right track to take your designs from standard to stunning. In this class, we are going to learn how to weave a 2-strand beaded bracelet and you’ll be amazed with the results! Date: Monday, March 19 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Meet: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu (metro line 10, Longxi station, exit...

  •  Cite Bourgogne

    2018 Mar 17th, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Built in 1930 by French investors , Cite Bourgogne is one of the best preserved Shikumen-style residential compounds left in Shanghai. Formerly the residence of many famous Chinese celebrities, it was marked as a historical building in 1989 by the city. Today, Lisa Zhu will help us explore this living heritage. We will take a peek at how the locals struggle to live in their aging homes, yet are still very proud of their neighborhood’s...

  •  Wine Tasting – Cabernet Sauvignon

    2018 Mar 16th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Cabernet Sauvignon is often referred to as “King of the Red Wine Grapes”. It is grown worldwide and is considered a “colonizer” of the vineyards, often pushing native grape varieties to the sidelines. Join wine expert Jack Xu at Pudao Wines to find out more about this ubiquitous grape, and taste examples of it in both old and new world wines. Date: Friday, March 16 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao Wines 376...

  •  Session 7: Survey of Art in China – Understanding Revolutionary Art

    2018 Mar 16th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    This is the seventh session of the continuing series, Survey of Art in China, taught by Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History). Many of us recognize the symbolic images of China’s revolutionary art through propaganda posters and iconic Socialist Realist portraits, but what truly defines China’s revolutionary art? When did it begin? Who were the early artists? How were the form and content conceived? Julie Chun will provide a systematic understanding of Maoist era...

  •  The Wonder of Multi-Colored Gemstones

    2018 Mar 16th, Fri 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Do you know there are gemstones that possess more than one color, some even exhibit two or three colors in one stone? There are even stones with special visual effects like cat eyes or stars due to inclusions in the stones, making them rare and unique. Winda Lee, a veteran jewelry designer and gemologist, will take you on a journey to discover multi-colored gemstones – tourmaline and colored sapphire. She will also give you some...

  •  Mount Wuyi Weekend Escape

    2018 Mar 16th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Ride the train to one of China’s biodiversity conservation zones, Mount Wuyi in northern Fujian Province. The area is the origin of Da Hong Pao and Lapsang Souchang teas, described as Wuyi tea. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the tea plantation Friday afternoon. Spend Saturday at Wuyishan National Park and enjoy a bamboo raft ride in the afternoon on Nine-Curve Stream. Sunday we will visit the ancient village of Xiamei, considered to be the origin...

  •  Chinese Blue Fabric Factory Tour in Zhejiang

    2018 Mar 15th, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Blue calico printing and dyeing have been practiced for centuries in Southern China. The decorative patterns on the blue cloth depict animals, plants, and long-lost legends, conveying good wishes for the future. Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will take us to one of the oldest factories in Zhejiang, which has been producing blue calico printed fabric for over 500 years. At the factory, we will: . Observe the intricate printing processes. . Print our own...

  •  Lebanese Cooking: Shish Tawook

    2018 Mar 14th, Wed 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Learn to cook Lebanese cuisine! This 3-hour class begins with a warm welcome to Hanady’s home, where she will host a demonstration-style cooking class. You will learn how to make Shish Tawook (a traditional marinated chicken kebab), garlic sauce, yogurt cucumber salad, pomegranate prosecco, and Lebanese rice pudding for dessert. There will be opportunities for hands-on helpers! Come to learn new skills and eat truly delicious food! Date: Wednesday, March 14 Time: 11:45am Registration, 12pm...

  •  Cracking the Confucius Code-from Imperial Exam to the GaoKao

    2018 Mar 13th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Shanghai’s only former Confucius school provides an entertaining study explaining how Confucius single-handedly changed China’s ruling class system, which led to today’s national entrance exam. Participate in an incense burning ceremony to honor the great sage and wish for career or academic success for you or your family members. Hear stories of the rigorous prep required for the Imperial Exam, the caustic test taking environment, and some creative cheating methods. Discover how the troublesome 8-legged...

  •  Travel Talk: Australia and New Zealand

    2018 Mar 13th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    If you are thinking of travelling to Australia or New Zealand, and want to know more, please join us! Our host will be Australia Expat Travel, a travel agency set up by Australian Vicki Baensch (a former Shanghai expat). Australia Expat Travel has helped many SEA Shanghai Expats with their travel planning and booking since 2004. This agency knows both countries well and offers local knowledge on where to go and what to do! There...

  •  Tess Johnston Talk

    2018 Mar 12th, Mon 4:45 pm, at 4:45:pm 4:45 pm

    Please join us for happy hour and a discussion with Tess on her return visit to Shanghai with a new book! Tess Johnston has spent her life seeking adventure and excitement and she had plenty of that in Germany before the Wall came down and in China for more than thirty years. But the pinnacle of her experiences was seven years in Vietnam, 1967-74, during the war, where she found even Saigon too tame and...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Mar 12th, Mon 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy a complimentary coffee and snack, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, March 12 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F, 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Sensory Evaluation of Green Teas (CANCELLED)

    2018 Mar 10th, Sat 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Do all green teas taste alike? Have you ever tasted a green tea and couldn’t put your finger on how to describe the flavor? Colorful adjectives ranging from orchid to shea butter are professional but they don’t mean anything if you’ve never smelled or tasted them. During this class, our host from Shanghai and Beyond will help us compare and contrast various greens and discover how their flavors are crafted by the six basic steps...

  •  Bordeaux Wines with Lao Wines

    2018 Mar 9th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Confused or intimidated by Bordeaux wines? Can’t see what all the fuss is about? Come along and, in a friendly, relaxed environment, learn all about Bordeaux wines what makes them so special. You will learn how to identify Bordeaux wines, what left and right bank are, and why knowing is important. And most importantly, you will sample some truly great wines! Date: Friday, March 9 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Laowines Tasting Room...

  •  Celebrate 10: M50 Art District

    2018 Mar 9th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    “Celebrate 10” is an art series that explores the various galleries in Shanghai that have sustained 10 years or slightly more. The art world is extremely competitive despite its outer veneer of beauty and culture. Throughout the series, Art Historian Julie Chun will take us to art galleries to discuss the challenges and the triumphs faced by the gallery owners and directors. How do they select artists? What has allowed some galleries to sustain while...

  •  International Women’s Day Luncheon at Jean Georges

    2018 Mar 8th, Thu 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Let’s celebrate women together! The Shanghai Expatriate Association in honoring women around the world. Join us at Jean Georges for truly delicious food by one of the world’s most celebrated chefs and toasted culinary innovators. While we enjoy our food, we will listen to a talk with Diana Kuan, founder of Three on the Bund about building her business here in Shanghai. Choose a menu: Menu 1: Roasted Carrots, Avocado, Sprouts and Seeds Red Snapper...

  •  Chinese Ink Painting – Chrysanthemums

    2018 Mar 7th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where head teacher Ruizhi Song will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings and we will watch her as she paints chrysanthemum and explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under her guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Wednesday, March 7 Time: 9:45am...

  •  Healthy Cooking Workshop with Goma Greens

    2018 Mar 6th, Tue 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Are you interested in a fun and easy way to eat healthier? Join us for a hands-on cooking workshop and learn how to prepare delicious dishes with fresh seasonal veggies straight from trusted local farmers in China. With Ariane Hotzel, from Happy & Healthy Lifestyle with Modern Ayurveda, we will make a healthy soup and delicious side dishes with veggies from Goma Greens. Ariana will also introduce us to the concept of Ayurveda, customized to...

  •  Huzhou: Pearl of South Taihu and Hot Springs

    2018 Mar 6th, Tue, at 12:00:am

    You may have heard the Chinese Proverb “Up above there is Heaven; down below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”, but there is another one “in the middle – it’s Pearl of South Taihu Lake – Huzhou.” Here, we will enjoy the natural scenery in the Xianshan Lake; get to know one of “the scholar’s four jewels” – the writing brush; and have leisure time in the most luxurious hotel and hot springs in the area...

  •  Huangpu – British China or Chinese Britain?

    2018 Mar 5th, Mon 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Huangpu – this district in the center of downtown Shanghai is a symbol of the hustle and bustle coming from its old colonial times when trading between China and Britain was the main force to make money. Still, the harbor city is a place for imports and exports – in every corner we see workers, traders, Shanghainese, and migrants of all kinds. The famous Nanjing Dong Lu with its high-end shopping malls is just around...

  •  Ladies’ Spa Morning

    2018 Mar 5th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Join us at Subconscious Spa for a Ladies’ Spa morning! Get a basic manicure and a signature oil massage! Enjoy a 60-minute aromatic massage with a choice of four organic essential oils. Perfect for stress relief, the oils penetrate the skin, leaving you with a sense of wellbeing. This wonderful massage, combined with a relaxing manicure, will leave you feeling both calm and polished! Date: Monday, March 5 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue:...

  •  Burn with Orangetheory Fitness

    2018 Mar 4th, Sun 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    Orangetheory Fitness just opened their first studio in China! They would like to invite all SEA members for a FREE trial. Orangetheory Fitness is a 5-zone heart rate monitored high intensity interval group training workout led by a coach. The coach will push you to the top 2 zones which will help accelerate fat loss and increase calorie burn. Additionally, once you achieve 12 to 20 minutes in the top 2 zones, you’ll also reach...

  •  Red Teas at the Pudong Tea Market

    2018 Mar 4th, Sun 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Red teas, otherwise known as black teas in the West, are the loose-leaf origins of what ends up in many familiar supermarkets breakfast blends. These bagged teas, however, taste nothing like their Chinese counterparts. Find out why as certified tea specialist Tracy Lesh leads you to discover quality red tea, though sight, aroma, and taste. We’ll tour a wholesale tea market to understand its vast array of products, while vendors share their unique perspectives on...

  •  Beer Tasting: Spiced, Floral, and Flavored

    2018 Mar 3rd, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come join us at DAGA Brewpub for an exclusive beer tasting experience! Craft brewing offers a wide range of flavors and additions that can be used to add subtle to robust flavors, character, and unique qualities to your beer. Spices can turn an ordinary beer into something unusual and interesting. DAGA Brewpub has 60 different beers on tap, focusing on craft beers from all over China, including ones from breweries in Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan,...

  •  An Insider’s Dumpling Tour

    2018 Mar 3rd, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to eat dumplings like a local? Lisa Zhu will take us on a dumpling tasting tour as she educates us on the different dumplings and how to order them, even when there is no menu. Along the way, we will visit one of Shanghai’s famous old bakeries, learn what the locals are lining up to order, and grab a pastry to take home. We will also visit a...

  •  Basic Floral Design

    2018 Mar 2nd, Fri 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Learn the simple techniques of floral design. We will be taught the correct way to arrange fresh flowers while being introduced to different floral design styles. Our instructor will show us the tricks of the trade, so we can create beautiful springtime centerpieces for our tables. Bring a vase with a four-inch opening. Flowers and tools will be provided. Date: Friday, March 2 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3:30pm Venue: Lakeville Apartments 168 Jinan Rd.,...

  •  Watercolor Painting

    2018 Mar 2nd, Fri 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Anyone can paint! Learn the basics of watercolor in this 3 hour class. You will be taught the skills of color blending, shading, and basic strokes in order to design and paint your own floral or botanical wreath. We may also have time to move onto 3D lettering or how to incorporate fluid masking into your art work. This class includes a watercolor starter kit (watercolor paints, brushes, pad, and masking fluid), as well as...

  •  Yum Cha Afternoon Tea

    2018 Mar 1st, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The Yum Cha tradition originated in southern China, specifically in the Cantonese region. Many movies depicting old Hong Kong or Shanghai begin with a scene showing a man walking into a tea house with his bird cage or cricket box in one hand and his pipe in the other. He sits down and orders his regular tea and dim sum, as people read newspapers and chat in the background. This is the traditional yum cha...

  •  Introduction to Calligraphy

    2018 Mar 1st, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where teacher Di Huang will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese Calligraphy. Miss. Huang won prizes from many exhibitions. Teaching style is relaxed and humorous. Committed to let students learn and create calligraphy pieces in an enjoyable atmosphere. We will watch her as she writes basic strokes and explains the fundamental characteristics of different types of Calligraphy. Under her...

  •  Chinese Lantern Festival

    2018 Feb 28th, Wed 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Get ready for fireworks! The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular and noisy fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with...

  •  Luncheon at Fu He Hui

    2018 Feb 28th, Wed 11:15 am, at 11:15:am 11:15 am

    Fortune Harmony, Wisdom. These are the translations of the three characters that comprise the name of this posh vegetarian Chinese restaurant. Owner Fang Yuan has drawn upon his own Buddhist practice, as well as his formidable personal collection of antiques, to create a museum-worthy display of Ming and Qing dynasty furniture and art pieces. In addition to the beautiful setting, each menu is masterfully created and artfully presented. Each dish is an exquisite refinement of...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Feb 28th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the Shanghai Expatriate Association and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, February 28 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue:...

  •  Chinese Lantern Festival

    2018 Feb 27th, Tue 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Get ready for fireworks! The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular and noisy fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with...

  •  Plum Blossoms and Jinxi Water Town (FULL)

    2018 Feb 27th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    The plum blossoms bloom in Suzhou’s Guangfu Scenery Spot from approximately late February until mid-March. Yoho guides will walk us through the plum forest Xiagxuehal (means “fragrant plum forest like a sea of snow”). We will enjoy their fragrance and camera buffs can take pictures of the natural beauty of the area. Next, we will taste many delicious local dishes when we eat lunch near Taihu Lake. After we indulge in the local cuisine, our...

  •  Chinese Lantern Festival

    2018 Feb 26th, Mon 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Get ready for fireworks! The Chinese will be ringing in the New Year in a spectacular and noisy fashion! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. Join our Shanghai Expat Expert, Lisa Zhu, as she takes us on a night tour of the beautiful Yu...

  •  Create: Fragrant Beads Bracelet

    2018 Feb 26th, Mon 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    In this class, we learn how to make a fragrant beads bracelet and get a brief introduction of incense. We call the way of feeling beauty via smell “incense”. Then making fragrant beads is the way to keep this beauty. We use several Chinese herbal medicines in this class such as clove, aloes, sandal, cogon grass root and so on. Teacher will help us recognize all the Chinese herbal medicine we need. This prescription helps...

  •  HunTun Dumplings and Pumpkin Dumplings

    2018 Feb 26th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make HunTun pork dumplings and pumpkin dumplings! Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Monday, February 26 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop Chinese Cooking Workshop NO 370 Wulumuqi Rd (South) near Zhaojiabang Rd (metro lines 7 or 9,...

  •  Chinese Lantern Festival

    2018 Feb 25th, Sun 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Get ready for fireworks! The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular and noisy fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with...

  •  Survey of Sauvignon Blanc (NEW DATE)

    2018 Feb 23rd, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    SEA continues its Pudong side tasting evenings with a tasting dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc. Join Paty, Laowines’ resident wine expert, to learn more about this fascinating grape and taste six different wines from around the world. The tasting will be accompanied by light snacks. Date: Friday, February 23 Time: 6:45 Registration, 7 to 8:30pm Venue: Laowines Tasing Room 568 Biyun Road 568碧云路 Cost: RMB 150 (includes wines to taste and light snacks)  Please email events@seashanghai.org by February...

  •  Sri Lanka Hill Country (CANCELLED)

    2018 Feb 15th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Explore ancient ancient monuments and the hill country with tea plantations in scenic Sri Lanka. Begin the trip visiting ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka’s most famous heritage site. The next day travel to Polonnaruwa and bike around the 11th century monuments. We will visit the beautiful rock caves of Dambulla. Then we move to a working tea plantation to learn about the production of “green gold”.  Leisure time is built into this trip to...

  •  Chinese Lantern Festival (CANCELLED)

    2018 Feb 12th, Mon 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Get ready for fireworks! The Chinese will be ringing in the New Year in a spectacular and noisy fashion! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. Join our Shanghai Expat Expert, Lisa Zhu, as she takes us on a night tour of the beautiful Yu...

  •  Beer Tasting: Pale Ales

    2018 Feb 11th, Sun 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come do a taste test of Chinese craft pale ales at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen hailing from Sichuan to an IPA made in Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that suits you. Join us as we explore China’s evolving...

  •  The Peddlers Gin Co Experience

    2018 Feb 10th, Sat 4:45 pm, at 4:45:pm 4:45 pm

    Peddlers Gin Co is a local craft gin, produced in Shanghai using a unique blend of Chinese botanicals. They use Sichuan Peppers, Buddha’s Hand and Chinese Cassia bark to create a Rare Eastern Gin that balances with traditional Western techniques. Come hear from the distillers themselves the story of how they make their gin, and sample the different types of gin. Also try a range signature gin cocktails made by experts with a demonstration of...

  •  Wine Tasting – Discover Australia, Incredible Value Shiraz (NEW DATE)

    2018 Feb 9th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Although it’s a small continent, Australia has an astonishing range of climates, with distinct growing regions that adapt to these conditions. Many different styles of wine are produced here, from sparkling to dry, off dry, dessert, and even ice wine. Shiraz (Syrah) has become the signature grape of Australia, huge on the international market, with great ranges in style and quality. A lot of growing regions such as Barossa are spared from phylloxera, the descendants...

  •  Session 6: Survey of Art in China – Towards Modernism

    2018 Feb 9th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    For our sixth session in the series Survey of Art in China, we turn our attention to the frequently asked question “What makes Chinese art modern?” Through a systematic study examining the social and political context following the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), Art Historian Julie Chun will take you back in time to a pivotal juncture in China’s history when art took a turn towards modernism within the confluence of East and West at the most...

  •  Japanese Organization Workshop

    2018 Feb 9th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Is your house tidy?  If not, don’t worry, this workshop will help guide you on how to do it. With the help of Japanese organizing consultant Kanako Murase, you can get a great start to the a new year. You will learn how to organize your wardrobe, how to say goodbye to memories, a learn golden rules to persuade your spouse and elderly parents. As you declutter your physical space, you will discover that your mind is...

  •  Arm Knitting

    2018 Feb 8th, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The days are certainly feeling chilly, which means it’s the perfect time for chunky knits! Come and enjoy the fun and speedy craft of arm knitting! Using super chunky yarn, you will learn the technique of knitting using your arms as knitting needles! No experience required – we guarantee you will pick up this easy technique very fast! Date: Thursday, February 8 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 1288 Fuxing Rd. (M),...

  •  New Year, New You: Perfecting Your Personal Image

    2018 Feb 8th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Annie Atienza, professional wardrobe stylist, will lead this image consulting session to perfect your personal image. In this hands on seminar, you will learn how to identify your personal style types, and how to leverage the science of your body and face to make wardrobe choices that flatter you most. Get ready to discover a world of universally flattering colors that boost vitality, and make you look and feel gorgeous! Annie will guide you in...

  •  Spring Festival in Nanxun (NEW DATE)

    2018 Feb 8th, Thu 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    The team of Shanghai and Beyond will take us to Nanxun to learn about the Chinese New Year. In this small town setting, we will have the opportunity to celebrate and understand the customs of the Spring Festival. An explanation of the holiday will be given at the Taoist Temple through activities and lecture. The tour will visit a retirement community where the seniors will share their festival stories of years gone by and we...

  •  From Poetry to Propaganda

    2018 Feb 7th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The team from Shanghai and Beyond will lead us on a journey through China’s political history of the last century. We’ll begin at the former residence of BaJin, a member of the 1930’s Left Wing writers group who shared their passionate ideas of a new China in an increasingly volatile environment. Our walk will culminate at the propaganda poster museum, tucked away in the basement of a residential apartment complex. The exhibit provides a vivid...

  •  Chinese Soup Culture

    2018 Feb 7th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join Lisa Zhu and Mr. Xie, a Chinese nutritionist, in the heart of Xintiandi for a talk about which ingredients Chinese families use in their soups each season, and the benefit provided by each ingredient. You will taste a vegetarian soup made with traditional Chinese herbs and fruit, and you will receive several soup recipes you can try at home. In Mr. Xie’s beautiful store, you will see and learn about many traditional ingredients...

  •  Basic Necklace and Earrings

    2018 Feb 6th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    This foundational class introduces all the essential skills of jewelry making. Through hands-on instruction and demonstrations, learn how to use layout and design to create a variety of necklaces and earrings. You will discover that making jewelry is fun and surprisingly easy. Date: Tuesday, February 6 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Rd. (metro line 10 to Longxi Road station, exit 4) 虹桥路2239号21单元 Cost: RMB 330 for new...

  •  Half Day at Subconscious

    2018 Feb 6th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Indulge in a luxurious half day at the spa! Nearly 3 hours of treatments at Subconscious will leave you relax and rejuvenated! Enjoy all of the following treatments: Earth Aroma Body Scrub (45 minutes) – suitable for all skin types, this body scrub relieves negative energy and activates skin metabolism with juniper, stout camphor, lavender and orange essence. Detox, cleanse and refine your skin to give it a youthful glow! Regular price RMB 320. Subconscious...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Feb 5th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy a complimentary coffee and snack, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, February 5 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Brunch Like a Local

    2018 Feb 4th, Sun 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Our guide Lisa Zhu invites us to experience brunch like the local Shanghainese, right before they all leave town for Chinese New Year. We will venture into a local neighborhood and see how they eat their way through the day. We will eat hot congyoubing, a yi’s hundun, and danbing made from special dough, slurp some famous tangyuan, and enjoy yummy xiaolongbao and crispy fried cifangao. We will explore all the delicious spots that are...

  •  Fashion Talk and Walk: Exploring the Harper’s Bazaar Exhibition on MOCA Shanghai

    2018 Feb 2nd, Fri 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Harper’s Baazar is known as America’s first fashion magazine and has always been on the forefront of the industry. We will celebrate 150 years of Harper’s Bazaar with a talk and walk through a fashion, video art and design installation at MOCA Shanghai. Mrs Jet-Set will discuss fashion over the last 150 years and provide exclusive details on some spectacular couture pieces including a very famous wedding dress! Date: Friday, February 2 Time: 12:45pm Registration,...

  •  Tai Chi: 48 Style

    2018 Feb 2nd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    There is a Chinese saying: “Half of all Chinese sports are martial arts, and half of the martial arts are Tai Chi.” Today Tai Chi has spread to all parts of the world. The 48 Forms of Tai Chi have all the special features of the traditional schools of Tai Chi; the spirits of relaxation, softness, smoothness, circularity, and continuity. Their practice calls for a quiet mind, a relaxed body, consciousness-guided movements, and a combination...

  •  Half Day at Subconscious

    2018 Feb 1st, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Indulge in a luxurious half day at the spa! Nearly 3 hours of treatments at Subconscious will leave you relax and rejuvenated! Enjoy all of the following treatments: Earth Aroma Body Scrub (45 minutes) – suitable for all skin types, this body scrub relieves negative energy and activates skin metabolism with juniper, stout camphor, lavender and orange essence. Detox, cleanse and refine your skin to give it a youthful glow! Regular price RMB 320. Subconscious...

  •  Zumba

    2018 Jan 31st, Wed 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Zumba is a dance and cardio fitness class where you will shimmy and shake to the best tunes. From head and shoulder rolls that loosen up the neck and warms up the upper body, to footwork that strengthens and stretches calves and ankles, this method touches on nearly every muscle and joint. This is a choreographed class that provides intervals of intensity for fat burning benefits with loads of fun. No previous dance experience required....

  •  Antiques Tour Group 2

    2018 Jan 31st, Wed 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    Who would think that an apartment near Yu garden would be full of treasures from the last century? Please join our guide Lisa Zhu for a private visit to a local home. The owner, Mr. Zhao, is a carpenter with a passion for antiques and music. He makes rare traditional Chinese instruments and furniture. We will visit his amazing collection, which spans from the Ming and Qing dynasties through the Cultural Revolution—he may even be...

  •  The Development of Tea Culture and Ceremony

    2018 Jan 31st, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tea ceremony has its roots in Buddhism, but what is its purpose today? Let’s explore the development of tea and its complex relationship to politics, culture, mediation, and wellness. We will observe several methods of preparing tea while comparing the flavors from different categories. Finally, enjoy a formal tea ceremony as your host shares the meaning behind the art form. Date: Wednesday, January 31 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Meet: Under the Arch on YuPing Lu,...

  •  Private Home Antique Tour

    2018 Jan 31st, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Who would think that an apartment near Yu garden would be full of treasures from the last century? Please join our guide Lisa Zhu for a private visit to a local home. The owner, Mr. Zhao, is a carpenter with a passion for antiques and music. He makes rare traditional Chinese instruments and furniture. We will visit his amazing collection, which spans from the Ming and Qing dynasties through the Cultural Revolution—he may even be...

  •  Learn about Goma Greens

    2018 Jan 29th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    An exciting introduction to Goma Greens, a weekly veggie box delivery service company who wants to make it fun and easy to eat healthy. Christina Freddie will tell you why and how she started her business in China 3 years ago as well as inside information about the farmers that supply the vegetables that come in the weekly boxes. After the talk, Handy Awada, a food blogger @RecipeNomad, will give a demonstration style cooking class....

  •  The Development of Tea Culture and Ceremony

    2018 Jan 29th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The tea ceremony has its roots in Buddhism, but what is its purpose today? Let’s explore the development of tea and its complex relationships to politics, culture, meditation, and wellness. We will observe several methods of preparing tea while comparing the flavors from different categories. Finally, we’ll enjoy a formal tea ceremony as our host shares the meaning behind the art form.  Date: Monday, January 29 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Meet: Under the...

  •  La Bota Spanish Wine Dinner

    2018 Jan 27th, Sat 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    PLEASE JOIN US AT LA BOTA BUND DOCKS at their charming Cool Docks location for a fun evening of Spanish wine and tapas. Owner Jared Bishop will share with us his passion for Spanish wines, which will be paired with selected tapas to give us a true taste of Spain. Once you find your new favorite wine, you will be able to purchase bottles through his new venture “The Last Cork” at a special discount...

  •  Luncheon at Hakkasan

    2018 Jan 26th, Fri 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Join us for a delicious luncheon at Hakkasan Shanghai. Hakkasan brings a modern twist to Cantonese cuisine, to create a ‘Chinoise Chic’ encounter that deeply indulges the five senses with an array of signature experiences. Hakkasan restaurants have consistently been awarded a Michelin star for their distinctive approach to ambience and cuisine. The menu has a strong Chinese identity with an innovative yet authentic approach. Chef Tong Chee Hwee’s international culinary expertise promises a true...

  •  Session 5: Survey of Art in China – Discovering the Shanghai School

    2018 Jan 25th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    We continue the fifth session in the series Survey of Art in China. Through a systematic study, we will explore the socio-economic context in which the content of traditional Chinese painting took a shift toward modernism. This pivotal transition occurred in none other than our very own city of Shanghai. Through this museum talk, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will highlight the critical features that came to define “modern art” in China and discuss the...

  •  Sesame Dumplings

    2018 Jan 25th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make two dishes. The first, tangyuan, is dumplings filled with black sesame paste that are served during Lantern Festival. The second is sesame balls, served at Chinese celebrations throughout the year! Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes...

  •  Newcomer Reception

    2018 Jan 24th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the Shanghai Expatriate Association and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, January 24 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue:...

  •  Cluster Necklace

    2018 Jan 24th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Learn to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor Margaretha teaches jewelry classes to the expat community throughout China. Today, we will learn how to make cluster jewelry, which is a great option for those who love bold and sparkly pieces. It’s an even better option for those who have boxes overflowing with extra beads, since the clusters can use up so many different beads from your stash. If you love sparkle,...

  •  A Bite of China

    2018 Jan 23rd, Tue 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    In 2012, China Central Television launched a documentary, “A Bite of China”.  It tells the history and stories behind Chinese cuisine: its symbolism, the relation between nature and the people, the creation of unique foods and traditional recipes.  The documentary has been greatly received and screened in Singapore, Australia, and France.  Our guide, Lisa Zhu, has selected and episode and would like to invite those who love food and travel to watch this production together. ...

  •  Beer Tasting: Sours and Salts

    2018 Jan 21st, Sun 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come do a taste test of Chinese craft beers at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen that hails from Sichuan to an IPA made in Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that suits you. Join us as we explore China’s evolving...

  •  Intro to Tasting

    2018 Jan 19th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Have you ever wanted to attend a wine tasting but weren’t sure you knew HOW to taste a wine? Or perhaps you’ve tasted plenty of wines, but want to make sure you’re doing it properly? Please join us as Paty, a WSET level 4 certified wine expert with 10 years of industry experience in London and Shanghai, leads us in this intro to wine tasting course of six different wines from around the world. Date:...

  •  Documentary Film Screening “Beijing Beseiged by Waste”

    2018 Jan 19th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Please join us for a Documentary Screening with Nitin Dani, Founder and & Director of Green Initiatives. The Documentary “Beijing Besieged by Waste” focuses on the spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus, and rubble upon the land surrounding Beijing. It was filmed by an award-winning photographer Wang Jiuliang. Wang traveled to more than 500 landfills to document Beijing’s cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the area. About...

  •  Harbin: Ice Wonderland

    2018 Jan 19th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Renowned as the home of ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual Ice Lantern Festival from January to early February.  Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snow city, nick-named “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence.  During this SEA trip we will visit St. Sophia Church, Zhao Lin Park, Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Enclosure, and Ice & Snow World. Hotel accommodation is at the Shangri-La Harbin, airfare and all meals are included. For...

  •  Floatasian Float Spa

    2018 Jan 17th, Wed 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    Floatasian is a luxurious, Swedish floatation spa in Shanghai that provides a unique gravity-free experience. Designed for city dwellers who are looking for increased well-being, Floatasian offers the ultimate form of relaxation and comfort for both body and mind. Floatation Therapy (also known as Sensory Deprivation Therapy) means reaching a state of absolute tranquility by floating. When floating, the body, salt water, and air inside the tank all rest at 35 degrees Celsius, and this...

  •  Qigong Liuzijui

    2018 Jan 16th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture, movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Liuzijue is a Chinese traditional method of Qigonq. There are six special Chinese characters associated with Liuzijue; each character’s pronunciation connects to a different organ’s energy. The practice combines breathing with beautiful movements, your body’s internal energy, and Chinese traditional medicine. Liuzijue is a special Qigong which can adjust the functions of organs like...

  •  Wine Tasting: Old World vs. New World

    2018 Jan 12th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Old world wines, new world wines – you have, without a doubt, heard these terms used or at least bandied about. What do they really mean? How did they originate? And do they really matter? Join wine expert Jack Xu at Pudao Wines to find out more and taste examples of old and new world wines. Date: Friday, January 12 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao Wines 376 Wukang Road House 102, Ferguson...

  •  Watercolor Painting

    2018 Jan 12th, Fri 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Anyone can paint! Learn the basics of watercolor in this three-hour class. We will be taught the skills of color blending and shading, as well as basic strokes, to help us design and paint our own floral or botanical wreaths. We may also have time to learn about 3D lettering or how to incorporate fluid masking into our art work. This class includes a watercolor starter kit (watercolor paints, brushes, pad, and masking fluid), as...

  •  Secret Solutions

    2018 Jan 12th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    In a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, and in a city of 26 million people, there is constant competition to get ahead in life. How do people in Shanghai manage to get things done and satisfy their families’ needs? Exchanging foreign currency, getting the most popular food items, finding tickets to top shows, acquiring license plates for cars, enrolling in the right schools, getting appointments with the best doctors—these are all things that often...

  •  Harbin: Ice Wonderland

    2018 Jan 12th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Renowned as the home of ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual Ice Lantern Festival from January to early February.  Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snow city, nick-named “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence.  During this SEA trip we will visit St. Sophia Church, Zhao Lin Park, Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Enclosure, and Ice & Snow World. Hotel accommodation is at the Shangri-La Harbin, airfare and all meals are included. For...

  •  Baoshan Temple & Luodian Watertown

    2018 Jan 11th, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Surrounded by graceful pine trees, the Baoshan Buddhist temple is in an area of quiet and contemplation. Wind bells chime on the roof and monks are seen in deep meditation and prayer. Originally constructed as a private villa in 1511, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the past 500 years. The present structure is Tang Dynasty in style and built without nails, using mortise and tenon joints to connect the timber. Requiring over...

  •  History of China in 50 Objects

    2018 Jan 10th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    From 4,000-year-old bronzes used in live burials to priceless Buddhist sculptures taken from the legendary Silk Road, the Shanghai Museum has one of the finest ancient art collections in China. However, without expert guidance, it is difficult to appreciate the subtleties that differentiate one of its masterpieces from another. Armed with an extensive knowledge of Chinese art, Newman Tours will help you appreciate the history of China’s rich artistic heritage, and ensure that you get...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Jan 8th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy a complimentary coffee and snack, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, January 8 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake – The Roof of the World

    2017 Dec 23rd, Sat, at 12:00:am

    For decades Tibet has captured the imagination of avid adventure travelers. This trip will take you through the heart of Tibet – Lhasa. We will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, the former summer residence of Dalai Lama, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery, and the bazaar of Barkhor.  At the Sera Monastery we may even catch the monks in debating sessions! Enjoy lunch at the beautiful turquoise Yamdrok Lake with the snow topped Himalayas as...

  •  La Mian

    2017 Dec 12th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    拉 (la) means to pull or stretch and 面 (mian) means noodle; la mian is a type of Chinese noodle that is made by twisting, stretching, and folding dough into strands. This hand-made process involves taking a lump of dough and repeatedly stretching it to produce many strands of thin, long noodles. The dough is pulled to about arms-length then looped, joining the two ends into one while using fingers to keep the strands from...

  •  Create Your Own Gift Wrap

    2017 Dec 12th, Tue 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Paula MacMilan Perich will help us create our own unique hand printed gift wrap.  Learn the ancient printmaking technique to create relief print designs from carved blocks and share your love of art and gift giving with someone special.  Chose from multiple hand carved printing blocks and various colored rice paper to create a repeat printed paper just in time for the holiday season. Date:  Tuesday December 12 Time:  10:30am- 1:30pm Venue: Moon Space Cafe-...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Dec 11th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy a complementary coffee and snack, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, Dec, 11 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to...

  •  The Social Clubs

    2017 Dec 9th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Our guide Patrick Cranley, President of Historic Shanghai, will walk us through the golden age of Shanghai’s Social Clubs of the 1920’s. We’ll explore the former French, British and American clubs that were frequented by expatriates of the time. We’ll walk through neighborhoods of the past, and will ride the metro from the Former French Concession to Nanjing Road. Bring your metro card on this walk through Shanghai’s gilded age. Date: Saturday, December 9 Time:...

  •  Kung Fu Tour

    2017 Dec 9th, Sat 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    From the soft and graceful Taoist marital arts of Wudang Mountain, to the explosive Buddhist techniques of Shaolin Temple, China is famed for its rich martial arts heritage. This Kung Fu tour, led by Newman Tours, aims to give you a broad overview of that heritage, by not only taking you on a guided tour of Shanghai’s excellent Kung Fu Museum, but also giving you the chance to try your hand at Chinese martial arts....

  •  How the Brits Stole Tea from China

    2017 Dec 9th, Sat 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    “There was a time when maps of the world were redrawn in the name of plants, when two empires, Britain and China, went to war over two flowers…” and so begins our lesson. We will sample our way around a wholesale tea market while hearing the fascinating story of how England changed the way the world drinks its cup. The story is one of politics, science, and espionage! We’ll retrace the path of botanist Robert...

  •  Traditional Chinese Craft: Rooster Shaped Herbal Sachet

    2017 Dec 8th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    ZhuXu is a private Chinese art club, which aims at disseminating Chinese traditional culture. It gives bigger stage to artists who specialize in traditional Chinese art and participates in the inheritance of China’s culture. In this class, we learn how to make a rooster shaped sachet and some basic knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine. Inside the sachet, we fill in four kinds of Chinese herbal medicine. They are perilla, acumen platycladi, cortex acanthopanacis and guaiac....

  •  Tai Chi: Yang Style

    2017 Dec 8th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai Chi: Yang style is the most popular style of Tai Chi in the world and is one type of Chinese Internal Gong Fu. Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Ying Yang Philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi Yang style combines martial arts movements with breathing and energy. Yang style is thought to make energy flow more smoothly through the body. If you are looking to improve your health, this style is for...

  •  Session 4: Survey of Art in China – Calligraphy

    2017 Dec 7th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    We continue the fourth session in the series Survey of Art in China where, through a systematic study, we will explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting arose in China. Why is calligraphy one of the highest and the most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some of the layers of mystique, the findings are sure to astound and bemuse....

  •  Talk Like a Local

    2017 Dec 7th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Foreigners are fascinated with China’s large variety of dialects. Each is so different from the other, making it more difficult for outsiders to learn about them. The Shanghai dialect has been influenced by the western world, as the city was one of the earliest ports in Chinese contemporary history. Our local guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to some of the typical and fun Shanghai idioms that reflect specific local culture and history. Are you...

  •  Vegetarian Lebanese

    2017 Dec 6th, Wed 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    An exciting introduction to Lebanese cuisine, vegetarian style! This 3-hour class begins with a warm welcome to Hanady’s home, where she will host a demonstration style cooking class. You will learn how to make tabouli, vegetarian grape leaves, and mjaddara (a delicious lentil and rice dish with caramelized onions). Hanady will have opportunities for hands-on helpers who like to get involved! In addition to learning to make these delicious dishes, we will be served a...

  •  Suzhou: Shopping for Arts and Crafts

    2017 Dec 5th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Suzhou, known for its famous gardens, has much more to offer! As Lisa Zhu takes us holiday shopping for local arts and crafts, we will learn how they are made and their importance in Chinese culture. We begin by learning the differences between real silk and synthetic imitations and watching the production process from worm to silk. There will be fine silk products such as scarves, ties, bags, and pajamas available for purchase. For lunch,...

  •  Yellow Mountain and Ancient Villages

    2017 Dec 4th, Mon 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    Escape the city for hiking on China’s most beautiful mountain, Huangshan.  Enjoy a slower pace, charming medieval villages and Hui style architecture. After spending a day hiking on Yellow Mountain, descend the mountain to spend a day exploring ancient merchant homes and residences  from the Ming and Qing dynasties in the villages. Learn about the advanced water system developed for Honcun. Before departing for Shanghai, we will enjoy a show depicting the history, culture and...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa – Meridian Consulting & Massage

    2017 Dec 4th, Mon 9:40 am, at 9:40:am 9:40 am

    Experience the classic, oriental science of wellness, and bring your life energy back into balance. A winner of multiple spa awards, Subconscious Day Spa introduces this TCM therapy that works on all 12 major meridians. You will have a one-on-one meridian consultation followed by a 90-minute oil massage that pairs essential oils to meet your individual health needs. This TCM therapy invigorates the spirit from within! Date: Monday, December 4 Time: Register 15 minutes before...

  •  The Hello, My Name is Paul Smith Exhibition

    2017 Dec 3rd, Sun 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    For over 40 years, designer Paul Smith has been a major influence in the fashion world and the Hello, My Name is Paul Smith exhibition, which arrives in Shanghai this fall, invites you into Paul Smith’s world and offers a unique insight into his magnificent mind. Mrs. Jet-Set will guide visitors through the exhibition providing insight into the history of the designer and the significant items used throughout the show.  Part of the exhibition is...

  •  Holiday Brunch at Waldorf Astoria

    2017 Dec 2nd, Sat 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    What better way to start off the holiday season than with family and friends at the Grand Brasserie, in the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Please join us as we dine in chic and sophisticated style with live piano music in the background. The spectacular buffet will feature seasonal favorites from renowned Chef Philippe Egalon. Date: Saturday, December 2 Time: 10:30am Registration, 11am-3pm Venue: Grand Brasserie at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Heritage...

  •  Sparkling Wines

    2017 Dec 1st, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style with plenty of bubble and Champagnes at Pudao Shanghai! Join with Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert, for an informal and exciting exploration of some iconic sparkling wine regions of the world. From delightful Proseccos to sensual Burgundian Brut rosés to majestic vintage Champagnes, this is a great opportunity to get under the skin of some of the world’s great wines, and see why Champagne has become...

  •  Little Narratives and Holiday Spirit

    2017 Dec 1st, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Please join Art Historian Julie Chun as we celebrate the upcoming winter holidays at the expat-friendly art gallery Art Plus Shanghai. We will have afternoon coffee and tea with cake as we hear an introductory narrative from Ana Gonzales (Spain) and Agnes Cohade (France) of their journey in China. Through kindness and sincerity, the two foreign gallery directors have been able to sustain their love of the arts in the competitive, male-dominated art market of...

  •  Beaded Tassel Earrings

    2017 Dec 1st, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    These lightweight beaded tassel earrings are a fresh and fun approach to a daytime outfit or an elegant addition to an evening ensemble. We will learn how to hand string our beads and gather them into the cone findings to create these beautiful earrings. Date: Friday, December 1 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Rd. (metro line 10 to Longxi Road station, exit 4) 虹桥路2239号置信花苑21单元 Cost: RMB 280...

  •  Sparkling Wines

    2017 Nov 30th, Thu 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style with plenty of bubble and Champagnes at Pudao Shanghai! Join with Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert, for an informal and exciting exploration of some iconic sparkling wine regions of the world. From delightful Proseccos to sensual Burgundian Brut rosés to majestic vintage Champagnes, this is a great opportunity to get under the skin of some of the world’s great wines, and see why Champagne has become...

  •  Longmen Ancient Mountain Village

    2017 Nov 30th, Thu 7:25 am, at 7:25:am 7:25 am

    Centuries ago during the Three Kingdoms era, the great leader of the southern Sun clan successfully defeated the fierce General Cao Cao at the Battle of Red Cliffs. The Sun family descendants retreated to the peaceful village of Longmen where their spirit lives on and their legacy is respected throughout the mountain community. Well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty ancestral halls, commoners’ dwellings, and cobblestone lanes, which were constructed with local river stone, take the visitor...

  •  Chinese Ink Painting: Bamboo

    2017 Nov 29th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where head teacher Ruizhi Song will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings and we will watch her as she paints bamboo and explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under her guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Wednesday, November 29 Time: 9:45am...

  •  Session 3: Survey of Art in China – Shanghai Museum Sculpture Gallery

    2017 Nov 28th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    For our third session of survey of art in China, led by Julie Chun (MA, Art History), we will explore the ancient sculptures of China. We will study how sculpture served as funerary objects and then later as religious markers for reliquaries, steles, and stone monuments. This museum talk will help you to better understand how foreign and indigenous doctrines became contextualized as institutional religions in ancient China. By the end of this guided lecture,...

  •  Hidden Treasures on Stationary Street

    2017 Nov 28th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    FuZhou road is famous as the stationary street in Shanghai, but ever since the world turned to digital, the street has changed significantly. However, some truly wonderful owners have managed to keep their business running in this competitive world with unique products.  Lisa Zhu will take us to explore the area to find the hidden treasure in the heart of Shanghai in the search of unique  made in China Christmas or CNY gifts. We will...

  •  Design Your Own Summer Bags!

    2017 Nov 27th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    It might be getting colder outside, but we’re still feeling summery at Craft’d! In this relaxed two-hour session, learn how to make pompoms and tassels and adorn your straw bag with color! Get ready for your next holiday and hit the beach with style! Date: Monday, November 27 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 1st floor, Building 3, 1288 Fuxing Middle Road (near Xiangyang Road). Walk to the end of the lane...

  •  Shrimp Dumplings and Siu Mai

    2017 Nov 27th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow) and Siu Mai (delicious sticky rice breakfast dumplings). Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Monday, November 27 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 370 Wulumuqi Rd. (S) near Zhaojiabang Rd. (metro...

  •  Mulled Wine Workshop(CANCELLED)

    2017 Nov 23rd, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Get yourself in a festive mood with a class that will tingle all your Christmas senses! You will be taken through the steps of making sachets of delicious mulled wine spices, which you can adapt to your personal taste. The class will allow you to make 12 sachets (enough for 12 bottles of wine), as well as provide you with packaging—making them the perfect stocking stuffer! Plus, you will be able to try some samples...

  •  Chinese Myths and Legends

    2017 Nov 22nd, Wed 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    The people of China enjoy a rich and complicated mythology that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Throughout Chinese history, myth and reality have been intertwined. Shanghai Pathways will introduce us to the stories of deities, heroes, and the origins of the universe that underpin the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. Historical figures have been worshiped as gods, and ancient myths are sometimes treated as historical truths. In addition, three great religious traditions—Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism—have...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Nov 22nd, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, November 22 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  The Secrets of Literature and Revolution – Lu Xun Park & More

    2017 Nov 21st, Tue 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Considering the recreational focus of Lu Xun Park and the cultural celebrities’ street, Duluon Lu, it’s no surprise that the Hongkou area in the northern part of Shanghai has a very relaxed atmosphere. It was here where, in the 1920s and ‘30s, Chinese literati and revolutionaries lived and worked side by side. Carolin Billetter will lead us through China’s history of revolution as she shows us this hidden area of Shanghai with its own unique...

  •  Holiday Gift Shopping in Tianzifang

    2017 Nov 21st, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    A network of lanes and alleys, Tianzifang was built in the 1930s and then saved from demolition in 2004 by a group of local artists. Now a quaint area of galleries, shops, and restaurants, Tianzifang offers great shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to pick up truly unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Mrs. Jet-Set will lead a stroll through the commercial heart of Tianzifang where we’ll shop for clothing, ceramics, tea,...

  •  Bijin Hair Treatment

    2017 Nov 20th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA! Bijin Hair is a premium hairdressing salon boasting a team of acclaimed international stylists. Come in for a shampoo, blow-dry, style, and deep-conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair silky and healthy. Bijin Hair offers a 20% discount for those attendees that want to receive an additional treatment (haircut, etc.) on this day. Get ready for the holiday season with a...

  •  Ancient Highways of Japan

    2017 Nov 20th, Mon, at 12:00:am

    Explore the ancient highways of Japan travelled by feudal lords, merchants and pilgrims.  Visit Takayama Old Town with beautifully preserved buildings and streets dating from the Edo period.  Experience the daily life in rural Japan with locals fishing in rivers, drying persimmons hung under eaves and pickling vegetables.  Continue to Shirakawa-Go, a secluded mountain village in the Japanese Alps, where the roofs are shaped similar to hands folded in prayer. End the trip visiting Nagoya...

  •  The Kerry Hotel Brewery Tour

    2017 Nov 19th, Sun 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The Brew’s Brewmaster, Christopher Bump, will lead you into the world of craft brewing with introduction of the brewery facility, ingredients, and the stories behind each distinct craft beer that he has created. The tour also includes a tasting paddle that contains seven different craft beers from the microbrewery inside the hotel. The BREW is a lively, contemporary bar with pub-style dishes, live music entertainment, and a craft brewery with its own signature beers. Both...

  •  Family Dumpling Class

    2017 Nov 19th, Sun 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches a family class on how to make pumpkin dumplings. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Children age 4 and up are welcome in this class (with their parents). Date: Sunday, November 19 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 370 Wulumuqi...

  •  Ocean Grounds Cocktail Class

    2017 Nov 18th, Sat 4:45 pm, at 4:45:pm 4:45 pm

    Ocean Grounds founder Jimmy Lee will tell us the story behind 5 classic cocktails and how to make them. Each participant, upon learning the essentials of mixology, will choose 2 classic drinks from the list to make and then invent one of your own. Appetizers will be served. You will learn the following drinks: Old Fashion Gin Fizz Vesper Martini Classic Margarita Sidecar Mojito Date: Saturday, November 18 Time: 4:45pm Registration, 5pm-7pm Venue: Ocean Grounds...

  •  NIA Dance Class

    2017 Nov 18th, Sat 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Experience the joy of movement with Nia, a mind/body physical conditioning program that initially stood for Non-Impact Aerobics. Originating over 30 years ago in San Francisco, Nia has evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings by combining martial arts, modern dance arts, and yoga techniques in a workout set to motivating music. Practiced barefoot, Nia has gone global as a way to exercise while having fun and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities....

  •  World Class Cabernets

    2017 Nov 17th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Famous, fabulous and fabled, Cabernet Sauvignon is responsible for many of the world’s greatest wines and is, arguably, the grandest of all red wine varieties. Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert, for a fun and informative evening at Pudao Shanghai where we shall start our tasting journey with some great wines from Bordeaux. We shall then sample some benchmark Cabernets from around the world. We’ll move from Chilean classics, to California favorites, all the...

  •  2017 Hugo Boss Asia Art Exhibition

    2017 Nov 17th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Every two years, four young up-and-coming Asian artists are selected for the prestigious Hugo Boss Asia Art Award. The four nominees have been invited to the Rockbund Art Museum and commissioned to create site-specific pieces as they compete for the RMB 300,000 stipend. Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History) has been reviewing exhibitions in Shanghai as an art critic for prestigious international art magazines for over 6 years. She has conducted interviews with and...

  •  Spa Event with GLAMOURLAB

    2017 Nov 17th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    SEA is pleased to again offer our members the opportunity to join one of GLAMORLAB’s popular spa events. Spend three hours with GLAMOURLAB and choose from a selection of beauty, styling, and wellness workshops. There will be 10-12 workshops on offer, and each guest can attend at least five. In addition, you can enjoy an afternoon tea buffet, coffee, juice, sparkling wine, and cocktails in the beautiful event venue.  Date: Friday, November 17 Time: Group...

  •  Bauble Wreaths Workshop

    2017 Nov 16th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Make your own holiday bauble wreath for a festive front door. This workshop is great fun as there are mountains of baubles and ornaments from which to choose. We’ll also supply ribbons, decorations, and pine cones to help you make a smart wreath; one that you’ll be proud to display year after year. Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 1:45pm Registration, 2pm to 4pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 1288 Fuxing Middle Road, near Xiangyang Road, Building 3,...

  •  Feng Shui Talk

    2017 Nov 16th, Thu 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Feng Shui (translated as wind and water) is about harmony and balance in our environment. It is a body of knowledge based on 5,000 years of human experience, both practical and spiritual. Feng Shui is the art of creating an environment that elicits positive thinking, focus of the mind, progress, and prosperity at every level of life. Combining ancient tradition, science, and mysticism, Feng Shui is remarkable both in its clarity and effectiveness. Janny Chyn...

  •  Breakfast at Tiffany’s Tour

    2017 Nov 15th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Join Mrs. Jet-Set as we take a one-of-a-kind walking tour and enjoy breakfast at Shanghai’s flagship Tiffany’s. We will begin our tour at Plaza 66 on Nanjing Lu and grab a treat from one of the world’s oldest patisseries. Our next stop will be Tiffany’s where we will discuss the brand’s history and iconic role in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. We’ll also visit other prominent jewelers including: Bvlgari, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Piaget...

  •  The Successes and Struggles of Shanghai’s Jewish Immigrants

    2017 Nov 15th, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    After the Opium Wars, businessmen, missionaries, and opportunists flowed into Shanghai’s open port. Many lived a life of leisure in the foreign concessions but during WW II one group of foreigners, the Jewish refugees. Team Shanghai and Beyond hosts your tour of the Jewish Refugees Museum, which offers a poignant look at the personal struggles of these individuals. We’ll then walk the neighborhood of historic buildings where they lived, worked, and played, and visit a...

  •  A Day at the Hermès Maison

    2017 Nov 14th, Tue 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    Private tour of Hermès “Harnessing the Roots” exhibition and Shang Xia Hermès is beginning a worldwide tour of their “Harnessing the Roots” exhibition and it’s first stop is the Hermès Maison in Shanghai. The special exhibition focuses on the culture and heritage of the brand and covers horse harnesses and other equestrian equipment, referencing Hermès’ origins as a harness maker and demonstrates how these have influenced bags, garments and accessories throughout the brand’s 180-year history. Mrs. Jet-Set...

  •  Shibori

    2017 Nov 14th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Fold it, bind it, press it, dye it. Shibori is an ancient Japanese art where natural fiber fabrics are manipulated to create patterns when dipped into indigo dye solutions. The look is fresh, crisp and tranquil. Because the organic outcome of the final design owes as much to luck as to careful planning- it’s a celebration of the imperfect. There is no pressure to design the ‘right’ way. Date: Tuesday November 14 Time: 10:15am Registration,...

  •  Bike Tranquil Qingpu and Explore Ancient Xitang

    2017 Nov 14th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Leave the hustle and bustle of Shanghai behind and join us on a bike ride along canals and charming countryside villages followed by a meandering walk through the ancient town of Xitang. Often depicted in Chinese paintings, and most recently seen in the final scenes of the Mission Impossible 3 movie, Xitang is a beautiful water town, best known for its many (well over 100) charming old stone bridges, covered walkways set along the banks...

  •  Festive Coffee Morning

    2017 Nov 13th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Dress in your best festive attire and join us for a special Coffee Morning where you will be able to celebrate the holiday season with your Shanghai friends and visit with our vendors to purchase holiday gifts. On this day, we will have a special holiday menu, which will include: Waldorf salad lettuce cups Smoked salmon crustini Maple smoked ham Roasted turkey potato cake Smoked duck and mango with cranberry Organic vegetables with dill cream...

  •  Insiders Sidecars – Shanghai Heritage Tour

    2017 Nov 12th, Sun 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Explore Shanghai architectural heritage in a fun sidecar ride through the city! Our Insider is a long-term expat, who knows the city inside out and happily shares his knowledge of the city he loves. It is a two-hour side car tour and refreshments and finger food will be served at the end of the tour at Café Sambal (259 Jiashan Lu). Date: Sunday, November 12 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm-4pm Meet: Andaz Hotel 88 Songshan Lu,...

  •  People’s Square and Marriage Market

    2017 Nov 11th, Sat 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Let’s go back in time to the last century when People’s Square was the heart of the city, where residents flocked to gamble, dance, shop, and take a walk on the weekend. Shanghai and Beyond’s newest member, Sue, represents China’s young, unmarried female population. She’ll guide us through the city’s largest “marriage market”, discussing matchmaking techniques, the mystery behind the umbrella stalls, and the characteristics of a desirable spouse. We’ll also compare traditional marital values...

  •  Beer Tasting: Amber and Brown

    2017 Nov 11th, Sat 2:45 am, at 2:45:am 2:45 am

    Come do a taste test of amber and brown beers at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen from Sichuan to an IPA from Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that suits you. Join us as we explore China’s evolving craft brew...

  •  Tai Chi: Fan

    2017 Nov 10th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The fan style is a unique form of Tai Chi including martial arts and dance movements. The fan is used as a special martial arts weapon that can attack and defend. Today, Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique while carefully explaining each movement. Tai chi fan style is an ornamental and artistic fitness exercise that is full of beauty and elegance. Date: Friday, November 10 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 1:30am Venue:...

  •  Florentia Village Outlet Shopping and Lunch (CANCELLED)

    2017 Nov 10th, Fri 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Quench your thirst for shopping at Florentia Village Shanghai Luxury Designer Outlet, which has close to 200 famous luxury, designer, and lifestyle brands, including Gucci, Armani, YSL, Fendi, Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Coach, and Nike. With amazing discounts of up to 80% off, fashion has never been so attractive. Included in the cost of the event is: transportation to the outlets, a private pizza-making tutorial by an award-winning pizza chef at Bella Vita, lunch, a complimentary...

  •  Willow Stream Spa @ Peace Hotel

    2017 Nov 9th, Thu 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    At Willow Stream Spa, ancient diagnostics and traditional Chinese healing methods are combined with the latest skin care advances from around the world. Treat yourself to an anti-aging facial employing the best botanicals nature has to offer, or an Autumn Retreat with a body scrub and full-body Chinese remedy massage. Enjoy access to the facilities including the gym, swimming pool, sauna, and steam room, as well as the following benefits: – 50% off on a...

  •  Along Bubbling Well Road (CANCELLED)

    2017 Nov 8th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Bubbling Well Road – now known as Nanjing West Road – was one of Shanghai’s most glamorous neighborhoods in the past, and continues its “high-rent district” reputation in its current incarnation as one of the most sought-after locations for glitzy office towers, fancy shopping malls, and high-end hotels and restaurants. Few visitors focus on the history that abounds on and near the former Bubbling Well Road, but on this walk you will discover just how...

  •  Foot Binding Shoes

    2017 Nov 8th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Yang Shao Tang has had a passion for binding shoes ever since he first saw his mother’s little feet. Join Lisa Zhu as she introduces us to Mr. Yang and his amazing collection of shoes. We will learn about this fascinating fashion, which is so much a part of Chinese culture and history, and we will see the legendary three-inch lotus shoes. Date: Wednesday, November 8 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 11:30am Venue: Ao Sen...

  •  Moganshan Escape

    2017 Nov 8th, Wed, at 12:00:am

    Escape the city to the beautiful landscape of Solvang Village Moganshan. We will travel by high speed rail to Deqing Rail Station, then enjoy a one-hour drive to Moganshan.  After checking in you may choose to hike to the waterfalls or Moganshan; or take a bike hike to Dayangli or Dadouwu reservoir to enjoy the scenery.  Bring your own wine and snacks so we can unwind and nestle in front of the hotel fireplace in...

  •  Chinese Documentary Film “Shanghai Ghetto”

    2017 Nov 7th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    As a part of a new Community Outreach endeavor, we will meet together to view and discuss China themed films for which all the proceeds (except the cost of coffee and tea) will go towards SEA approved charities. Why watch a film with a group when you can enjoy it in the comforts of your home? The discussions which are generated afterwards are worth the trip to meet and gather as we learn a little...

  •  Learn to Make Baklava with Hanady

    2017 Nov 6th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Learn how to make classic Lebanese Baklava in 2 different ways! Hanady from the blog Recipe Nomad will give us a chance to learn this classic dessert. This class begins with a warm welcome to Hanady’s home, where she will host a demonstration style cooking class. You will learn how to make Baklava as well as Lebanese Rosewater and Orange Blossom Syrup (two key ingredients). Hanady will have opportunities for hands-on helpers who like to...

  •  Rubber Stamp Workshop

    2017 Nov 6th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Get creative with your holiday cards and tags this year by making your own rubber stamps. We will provide you with a wide range of templates that you can use, or you are welcome to use your own ideas. We will show you how to accurately carve the rubber blocks and how to get a smooth finish on your cards and tags. Plus, the tools are yours to keep, so you can continue to stamp...

  •  Coffee Tasting

    2017 Nov 5th, Sun 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Owner Jimmy Lee has brought his Southern California vibes to Shanghai with this Coffee/Bar. Ocean Grounds has upped the city’s coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee with elements of mixology. We will taste four different coffees including The New Orleans – a frozen ball of chicory and coffee steeped in Ocean Grounds’ secret blend of spiced milk. Date: Sunday, November...

  •  Hairy Crab Tour with Untour Shanghai

    2017 Nov 4th, Sat 6:15 pm, at 6:15:pm 6:15 pm

    Find out why Tang Dynasty poets immortalized these crabs in verse millennia ago with this hairy crab feast. At two seated stops through Shanghai’s Old Town, you’ll sample a range of dishes that feature the hairy crab – from xiaolongbao (steamed soup dumplings) to lion’s head meatballs. You’ll also learn the multi-step process to cracking open the crab, and discover the Traditional Chinese Medicine reason why you should pair it with plenty of huangjiu (Chinese...

  •  2017 Parinama Shanghai Open

    2017 Nov 4th, Sat 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    Parinama Shanghai Open is one of the world’s largest Ballroom and Latin dance championships featuring the best international dance talent as well as the highest cash prize awards. The event will be attended by thousands of dance enthusiasts, as well as an esteemed panel of adjudicators from around the world. Tickets will be in the B1 / B2 seating areas. Join your friends from SEA and enjoy some fantastic dancing at this international event! Date:...

  •  ZhiQing Museum

    2017 Nov 4th, Sat 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    Between 1950 AND 1978, over 18 million youth, ages 16-20, left their homes in the big cities and relocated to rural areas. Towards what purpose? Were they there to help support the local community, or further their own education? Where did they go? How did they adapt to their new homes? Why do their stories remain hidden? Today, Lisa Zhu will help us to understand this sensitive part of China’s past as she takes us...

  •  South Bund Fabric Market/Tailoring Tour

    2017 Nov 3rd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Have you ever ripped a page out of Vogue and thought, “I want someone to make this for me”? Now it’s possible, with a trip to the South Bund Fabric Market. The South Bund Fabric Market is a collection of hundreds of tailors under one roof and they can make just about anything for affordable prices. Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to the best tailors for fine cashmere coats, women’s dresses, leather jackets, traditional Chinese...

  •  Dining in Shanghai’s History

    2017 Nov 2nd, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Many things have changed dramatically in Shanghai over the past few decades. However, on one street, most of the restaurants have served the same food for more than half a century. Yunnan Lu is home to the city’s most famous vegetarian restaurant, its oldest Muslim restaurant, the city’s first Beijing roasted duck restaurant, and the most DELICIOUS restaurant (the name of the restaurant is actually “delicious!”). Lisa Zhu will tell us the history behind the...

  •  Macramé Bracelet with Sliding Knot

    2017 Nov 1st, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Macramé bracelets make great, inexpensive gifts. With so many vibrant colors of cord and charms, the possibilities are endless for design variation. This bracelet project uses a single basic knot (called the square knot) and a sliding knot for a decorative closure. This class is suitable for any skill level. Date: Wednesday, November 1 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu (metro line 10, Longxi Road Station, exit...

  •  Express Spa Day Dragonfly @IFC

    2017 Oct 31st, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Dragonfly is China’s leading chain of contemporary urban retreats offering a broad range of massage and beauty services to help you take a break and truly relax your mind, body, and soul. Today’s treatment begins with an essential oil foot bath. Then we will combine the benefits of an invigorating traditional brushing with an aroma oil massage on our lower legs, feet and soles to improve blood flow and energy channel circulation, release anxiety and...

  •  Chef Philippe Egalon Cooking Class

    2017 Oct 30th, Mon 11:15 am, at 11:15:am 11:15 am

    Learn Chef Philippe’s culinary secrets by taking a hands-on cooking class from the pro himself at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai. Chef Philippe Egalon graduated from the Nice Académie Culinaire, worked in Paris at the Concorde Lafayette and in Nice at the Hotel Negresco before working extensively in North America and Asia. He was appointed Chevalier dans l’ordre du merite Agricole by the French Minister of Agricultre and now serves as the Culinary Executive Chef at...

  •  May 4th Movement: The Flame that Ignited Communism

    2017 Oct 30th, Mon 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    On May 4th, 1919, a student-led movement protesting the Treaty of Versailles resulted in a growing wave of political and social creativity. With a growing interest in Communism, one element crucial to its success was easy-to-understand literature that could reach the common person. Many Shanghai writers who felt strongly that Communism could improve everyone’s lives poured out their hopes and dreams while residing in the affordable HongKou district. DuoLun Lu cultural street showcases what Communism...

  •  The Stool Man (CANCELLED)

    2017 Oct 29th, Sun 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Tang Chang Gen owns a small shop on a local street in the Jing’an district. His main business is refurnishing and fixing antique/old furniture, but his biggest passion in life is the Deng Zi, a stool, all handmade without a single nail! Our guide Lisa Zhu will take us to visit this local carpenter, who is also an artist, and he will demonstrate part of the production process. Mr. Tang will share his life experiences...

  •  Tipsy Chocolate

    2017 Oct 28th, Sat 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Join SEA and Laowines for a chocolate and wine tasting event at the Zotter Chocolate factory. Taste more than 250 varieties of chocolates, all organic & fair trade, and six exciting wines from all over the world on a challenging and cheerful tasting parcours. Pair the wines with the chocolate to take the enjoyment to a new level. Invent and make your very own favorite chocolate bar, let your creativity run wild. The wine tastings...

  •  Hidden Alleyways: Former French Concession

    2017 Oct 28th, Sat 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    “I once had the idea of strolling through Shanghai without using the streets and to find my way through using only its alleyways instead. This is how this walk has been born and it is a special one.” The “Shanghailander” and founder of China Culture Consulting Co., Carolin Billetter has created a walk through the hidden alleyways of the former French Concession. You will have a peak behind the curtains of the famous Tianzifang and...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 2: Bronze

    2017 Oct 27th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Shanghai Museum presents a nice sampling of bronze artifacts yet lacks contextual information for understanding why so many “food and drinking vessels” were created in China’s early civilization (especially when they weren’t used for daily purposes). For our second session, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will take you through the Bronze Gallery and discuss the process of production and the socio-political circumstances in which China’s bronze culture emerged and why it eventually declined. Please note...

  •  Four Happiness and Fried Dumplings

    2017 Oct 27th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: Four Happiness Dumplings and Fried Dumplings. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Friday, October 27 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop No 370 South Wu Lu Mu Qi Road 乌鲁木齐南路370号 Cost: RMB...

  •  Shang Lake, Reed Maze and Opera

    2017 Oct 26th, Thu 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Nestled among the beautiful mountains and numerous lakes of the Chang Shu region are the ancient city of Changshu and the Sha Jia Bang scenic area. The team from Yoho Guide will take us on a gentle stroll along the banks of Shang Lake, on the Fu Shui Causeway, where we will fully appreciate the magnificent landscape of the area. Sha Jia Bang is a typical Jiangnan water town and is rated as a National...

  •  Hidden Alleyways: Former French Concession

    2017 Oct 25th, Wed 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    “I once had the idea of strolling through Shanghai without using the streets and to find my way through using only its alleyways instead. This is how this walk has been born and it is a special one.” The “Shanghailander” and founder of China Culture Consulting Co., Carolin Billetter has created a walk through the hidden alleyways of the former French Concession. You will have a peak behind the curtains of the famous Tianzifang and...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Oct 25th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the Shanghai Expatriate Association? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, October 25 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue:...

  •  Chinese Ink Painting: Orchids

    2017 Oct 25th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head teacher, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings. Today, we will watch her paint orchids as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under Mrs. Song’s guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Wednesday, October 25 Time:...

  •  Macramé Crystal Necklace

    2017 Oct 24th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Learn how to make your own jewelry in this hands-on workshop. Our instructor, Margaretha, will introduce a macramé knotted crystal necklace. Working with macramé patterns and knots is an easy and affordable craft to learn. It requires very few tools and just some simple knowledge of basic knots. In this class, you will learn how to create a nice necklace in combining crystals into your macramé design. Date: Tuesday, October 24 Time: 12:45am Registration, 1pm...

  •  Wukang Road Exploration

    2017 Oct 24th, Tue 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Join us for a walking tour of architecture, history, and culture. In 1897, an American, Route Ferguson, who was the English teacher of Nanyang Public School, built a road so his colleagues and students could easily get to school. It was named Ferguson Road and, later in the 1930s, renamed Wukang Road. It is only 1.17 km long, but each house and its details tell interesting stories and reveal colorful history. Many political leaders, elites,...

  •  Breakfast at Tiffany’s Tour

    2017 Oct 23rd, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Join Mrs. Jet-Set as we take a one-of-a-kind walking tour and enjoy breakfast at Shanghai’s flagship Tiffany’s. We will begin our tour at Plaza 66 on Nanjing Lu and grab a treat from one of the world’s oldest patisseries. Our next stop will be Tiffany’s where we will discuss the brand’s history and iconic role in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. We’ll also visit other prominent jewelers including: Bvlgari, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Piaget...

  •  Ink Factory Tour

    2017 Oct 23rd, Mon 8:35 am, at 8:35:am 8:35 am

    Chinese invented ink not long after they started to write. We’ve all been impressed when viewing the art of calligraphy but do you know how the ink is made and why some is so expensive? Our guide Lisa Zhu invites us to find the answers by visiting the ink factory, hidden in downtown Shanghai. Bring your camera for some unique photo opportunities! Also bring along an air mask and avoid wearing light colors as there...

  •  Rhone Ranger and Beyond

    2017 Oct 22nd, Sun 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Along with Bordeaux and Bugundy, Rhone valley is a classic French region that is now synonymous with reliable reds at superb values. Their wines are humble and warm, perfect for the coming Fall, but Rhone has certainly got way more than just budget friendly roses and hearty Syrah (Shiraz). The area is home to perfumed Viogniers, juicy Grenache and herbaceous Mouverdre, just to name a few. Apart from sampling these insiders’ gems from the region...

  •  Life Outside the Bubble in Jinqiao

    2017 Oct 22nd, Sun 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Jinqiao is one of the biggest family-friendly expat communities in Pudong, but sometimes it gives you the feeling that you are living in a bubble. Have you ever wondered “what’s going on outside of the bubble?” With our guide Lisa Zhu, we will explore the neighborhood just a few blocks away from the expat community. We’ll taste delicious food from local restaurants, visit interesting shops including a local bird and insect market, and visit with...

  •  Calligraphy Association

    2017 Oct 21st, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Visit Si De Calligraphy and a painting association, both hidden in a peaceful Former French Concession shikumen house. Meet the members, who love calligraphy and painting. Today, they will share their professional experiences, display different types of calligraphy, and teach us about Chinese calligraphy culture. Mr. Zou, a professional calligraphy pen brush producer, will explain the differences between pen brushes made from different materials. We will also learn how to write on or paint our...

  •  Lake Tai Biking and Orange Picking (POSTPONED TO OCT. 21)

    2017 Oct 21st, Sat 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Lake Tai is the third largest fresh-water lake in China. Its biggest island, Xishan, is blessed with clear water, beautiful villages and lovely orchards. It is best described by the islanders as: “Among waters, there are hills. Among hills, there are flowers. Among flowers, there are villages.” From Shanghai, we will travel by bus for 2 hours and then start our biking tour with China Cycle on the bridge that connects the mainland with the...

  •  Rhone Ranger and Beyond

    2017 Oct 20th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, the Rhone Valley is a classic French region that is synonymous with reliable reds at superb values. Their wines are humble and warm, perfect for the coming fall. Rhone Valley has way more than just budget-friendly roses and hearty Syrah (Shiraz). The area is home to perfumed Viogniers, juicy Grenache, and herbaceous Mouverdre, just to name a few. In addition to sampling insiders’ gems from the region, our Pudao wine...

  •  Tai Chi: 24 Style

    2017 Oct 20th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai Chi: 24-style was designed for beginners. It is a beautiful routine and a great place for beginners to start their tai chi journey. 24-style is the most popular type of tai chi in China; in fact, most tai chi practitioners began their practice with this style. Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of 24-style while carefully explaining each movement. Date: Friday, October 20 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 11:30am Venue: Jun...

  •  Spa Day at AWAY Spa in W Hotel

    2017 Oct 20th, Fri 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    The new AWAY spa located at the W Shanghai – The Bund offers treatments to leave guests glowing. Today, refresh and rejuvenate with your choice of a 60-minute Detox massage or a 60-minute Totally Organic Facial; followed by a 15-minute Oxygen Inhalation to help detoxify your body, reduce stress and clear your mind. SEA members can also step into the ultra-modern FIT gym that offers access to the newest Technogym equipment, the indoor and outdoor...

  •  Luncheon at the Kitchen Table

    2017 Oct 19th, Thu 11:15 am, at 11:15:am 11:15 am

    The Kitchen Table at the W Shanghai – The Bund is a modern style New York City bistro with timeless bistro fare. Decked in industrial chic, nonstop New York vibes surge throughout the buzzy space wrapped in street art and decorated with edgy renditions of laneway icons such as bicycles and birdcages. With fine hardwoods, black iron, stainless steel, and an open kitchen concept, The Kitchen Table celebrates the excitement and legacy of Shanghai’s flourishing...

  •  Bungee Fitness Class

    2017 Oct 18th, Wed 11:45 am, at 11:45:am 11:45 am

    Fly through the air with a low impact, high results bungee fitness class. This new fitness craze is a fusion of aerobics and dance that allows you to use the resistance of the bungee cord to jump, fly through the air, walk up the walls, and just generally pretend that you are a super hero! The amount of resistance in your personal bungee cord is customizable, allowing you to personalize the workout. Enjoy a special...

  •  Bungee Fitness Class

    2017 Oct 18th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Fly through the air with a low impact, high results bungee fitness class. This new fitness craze is a fusion of aerobics and dance that allows you to use the resistance of the bungee cord to jump, fly through the air, walk up the walls, and just generally pretend that you are a super hero! The amount of resistance in your personal bungee cord is customizable, allowing you to personalize the workout. Enjoy a special...

  •  Zentangle Mandala

    2017 Oct 17th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Our instructor Paula will teach us a unique drawing method using repetitive patterns and shapes to create a Mandala. Learn how to turn simple shapes and abstract marks into a structured pattern according to your own whim and fancy. These can be quite detailed and deliberate or as unplanned as you like. This is a pleasurable, meditative, and relaxing class which is accessible to all skill levels. A zentangle mandala is timeless and should give...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Oct 16th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the many vendors’ tables, and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, October 16 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Lu, exit 2,...

  •  The Successes and Struggles of Shanghai’s Jewish Immigrants

    2017 Oct 15th, Sun 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    During WWII, many immigrants lived a life of leisure in the foreign concessions, with the notable exception of one group of foreigners—the Jewish refugees . Team Shanghai and Beyond hosts your tour of the Jewish Refugees Museum, which offers a poignant look at the personal struggles of these individuals. We’ll then walk the neighborhood, passing the historic buildings where they lived, worked, and played, and we’ll visit a local resident whose family made a living...

  •  Winter Beer Tasting

    2017 Oct 14th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come do a taste test of winter beers, featuring stout’s and ale’s at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen from Sichuan to an IPA from Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that suits you. Join us as we explore China’s evolving...

  •  Railway Museum & LuXun Memorial by City Bus (CANCELLED)

    2017 Oct 14th, Sat 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Have you ever thought about getting on a local bus and exploring the city? Accompany Lisa Zhu on a fun bus ride starting with a stop at the Shanghai Railway Museum to learn how the railway system in China developed and changed the way people travel, both in the cities and in the countryside. Learn about the old trains and the location of the first Shanghai train station. Our tour will end in HongKou district...

  •  Night Markets Tour with UnTour Shanghai

    2017 Oct 13th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Are you curious about Shanghai’s nighttime food scene? As the sun sets and the woks fire up along the city’s fast-disappearing food streets, you’ll sample authentic dishes from two night markets, while sitting down at three tasting locations. While walking along the tour route in Shanghai’s Old Town, you’ll see how locals live in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods—before the wrecking ball turns this area into high-rise apartment buildings. Date: Friday, October 13 Time:...

  •  W Shanghai – The Bund AWAY Spa Day

    2017 Oct 13th, Fri 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    The new AWAY spa located at the W Shanghai – The Bund offers treatments to leave guests glowing. Today, refresh and rejuvenate with your choice of a 60-minute Detox massage or a 60-minute Totally Organic Facial; followed by a 15-minute Oxygen Inhalation to help detoxify your body, reduce stress and clear your mind. SEA members can also step into the ultra-modern FIT gym that offers access to the newest Technogym equipment, the indoor and outdoor...

  •  Make Your Own Memo Board

    2017 Oct 12th, Thu 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    In this Craft’d workshop, you will learn how to make a traditional French-style memo board. Craft’d will have a wide range of fabrics available so you can experiment to make it suit your own style. However, if you have fabric that complements your existing décor, you are welcome to bring some along to use instead! Please note, cotton or canvas fabrics work best—nothing too thin or flimsy. This workshop includes all the resources you will...

  •  Shanghai Fashion Week: The Hello, My Name is Paul Smith Exhibition at Shanghai Modern Art Museum

    2017 Oct 11th, Wed 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    Shanghai Fashion Week: The Hello, My Name is Paul Smith Exhibition at Shanghai Modern Art Museum  For over 40 years, designer Paul Smith has been a major influence in the fashion world and the Hello, My Name is Paul Smith exhibition, which arrives in Shanghai this fall, invites you into Paul Smith’s world and offers a unique insight into his magnificent mind. Mrs. Jet-Set will guide visitors through the exhibition providing insight into the history...

  •  Sacred Shanghai (CANCELLED)

    2017 Oct 10th, Tue 8:30 am, at 8:30:am 8:30 am

    With a cosmopolitan population from all corners of the world, it should be no surprise that Old Shanghai had places of worship that catered to the followers of dozens of religions. Who were the men and women of the cloth who founded them? Which of these temples, mosques and churches still survive? What is the state of play with respect to religious organizations in China today? These and many more questions will be addressed by...

  •  Kung Pao Chicken and Scallion Pancakes

    2017 Oct 9th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: Kung Pao Chicken and Scallion Pancakes. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Monday, October 9 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop No 370 South Wu Lu Mu Qi Road 乌鲁木齐南路370号 Cost: RMB...

  •  Kung Pao Chicken and Scallion Pancakes

    2017 Oct 9th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: Kung Pao Chicken and Scallion Pancakes. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Monday, October 9 Time: 9:45pm Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop No 370 South Wu Lu Mu Qi Road 乌鲁木齐南路370号 Cost: RMB...

  •  Nepal Adventure (FULL)

    2017 Oct 1st, Sun, at 12:00:am

    Nestled amidst the Himalayas and steeped in both Hindu and Tibetan cultures, Nepal has always lured adventure seekers. The capital of Kathmandu offers stunning ancient architecture and colorful vibrant bazaars with the majestic snow-capped mountains in the background! After a short 2-hour drive, we will arrive at the lovely Himalayan Resort of Nagarkot where you are treated to a stupendous view of the mighty Himalayas. A short flight from Kathmandu is Pokhara, a lovely valley...

  •  NBA Playzone Family Fun Day

    2017 Sep 30th, Sat 5:00 pm, at 5:00:pm 5:00 pm

    NBA Playzone Shanghai is an NBA-themed indoor playground that brings active, sports themed fun to families in Shanghai. Their 1500 square meter space offers children 2-7 a safe, clean and fun place to run, jump, shoot and learn! NBA Playzone would like to invite SEA members and their little ones to join us for a fun evening filled with sports and other activities. Dress Code:  wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in....

  •  Travel the Silk Road (CANCELLED)

    2017 Sep 30th, Sat 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    Spend Golden Week on a trip traveling the Silk Road which took tradesmen and monks across mountains, deserts and seas from Europe to Asia.  The journey begins in Kashgar, an important hub on the Old Silk Road and a vibrant Islamic center within Chinese territory. Stroll through the Sunday market – the biggest farm trade market in central Asia. Experience the road on a camel ride in the Gobi Desert. Continue along this ancient trade...

  •  NIA Dance Class (CANCELLED)

    2017 Sep 30th, Sat 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    The NIA Technique is a mind/body physical conditioning program that initially stood for Non-Impact Aerobics and has evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings by combining martial arts, modern dance arts and yoga in a workout set to great music. It is practiced barefoot and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities, taught by a licensed NIA instructor. Date: Saturday, September 30 Time: 10:15am Registration, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Soul Dance Studio Room 418, Block A,...

  •  Explore Tangqiao at Night

    2017 Sep 29th, Fri 5:45 pm, at 5:45:pm 5:45 pm

    Tangqiao is an area not far from Lujiazui, but instead of glamorous malls and skyscrapers, it offers a vivid lifestyle to locals. Our guide Lisa Zhu will take us on a walk through the neighborhood and show us good restaurants, bakeries, cute little parks, and price-friendly shops! We will walk through the local compounds to visit the night food market and snack on some of Lisa’s suggested foods along the tour. Who says there isn’t...

  •  AP Plaza Tour

    2017 Sep 27th, Wed 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    AP Plaza, located completely underground, is a complicated maze of booths selling handbags, scarves, Chinese souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, jackets, and toys. Shopping expert Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to many trusted vendors and teach you how to bargain with the shop owners for good prices. Date: Wednesday, September 27 Time: 12:15pm Registration, 12:30pm to 3pm Meet: Shanghai Science & Technology Museum metro station (line 2) Underground inside of station, in front of Bill’s Pastry and...

  •  Chinese Temples and Religion

    2017 Sep 27th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    The religions of Taoism, Buddhism, and Islam all play important roles in the development of Chinese culture. Taoism has bequeathed to the world the popular practice of Feng Shui and Buddhism is responsible for tea drinking. Shanghai is home to these and other religions, each with vibrant temples and a worshiping public. On this tour, you’ll visit Chinese temples of these religions and learn about the buildings’ design, architecture, Feng Shui, and religious traditions and...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 1: Jade

    2017 Sep 26th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    No serious understanding of the present can be achieved without gleaning knowledge from history. With this in mind, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) is pleased to offer SEA members a concise nine session course entitled “Survey of Chinese Art” that highlights important aspects of Chinese history through a critical examination of artifacts that we have now labeled “art.” In this first session, we will examine one of the oldest artifacts in China’s ancient civilization, jade....

  •  Cricket Fighting with Master Wang

    2017 Sep 26th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    The team of Shanghai and Beyond presents a unique opportunity to visit with a National Championship cricket fighting master in his home. Mr. Wang resides in a quiet, upscale suburban villa surrounded with the treasures of his lifetime. On this special visit, you are invited to learn about the culture of cricket fighting, how to shop for a prize-winning cricket, and the challenges and in dealing with the modern hobby. He will demonstrate the usage of the equipment that may...

  •  Tassel Necklace

    2017 Sep 25th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    In this class, we learn how to make tassels and incorporate them into the body of a knotted necklace. Tassels are trendy right now and can be used for anything from fancy bunting banners to key chains or earrings. They are easy to make and give off that boho-chic look. Margaretha will guide us step-by-step on how to create this necklace. All materials will be furnished to make a complete necklace, but feel free to...

  •  Lebanese Cooking with Hanady

    2017 Sep 25th, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    An exciting introduction to Lebanese cuisine! This 2.5-hour class begins with a warm welcome to Hanady’s home, where she will host a demonstration-style cooking class. You will learn how to make Fattoosh Salad, Kofta (a beef dish), and Lebanese Rice. There will be opportunities for hands-on helpers who like to get involved! In addition to learning to make these delicious dishes, we will be served a Lebanese dessert, mint tea, and a glass of wine....

  •  Lost and Forgotten in Shanghai

    2017 Sep 24th, Sun 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Discover Shanghai’s sometimes colorful, sometimes nightmarish past hidden in the city’s small streets and old neighborhoods with your guide, Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways. This special walking tour of the historic part of Shanghai will take you through a tangle of impossibly narrow lanes to reveal hidden architecture and fascinating stories of days gone by. Marvel at the discreet villa where Einstein and his wife once dined extravagantly during a Shanghai stopover, or get a...

  •  Noodle Factory Tour

    2017 Sep 24th, Sun 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    In the heart of Shanghai, noodles are still made on a half-century-old machine. The workers in this small factory have been living and working here their entire adult lives, and most of their customers have been eating noodles here since they were young. Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable noodle factory where we will observe the process of turning flour into fresh noodles before this factory disappears. Our walk will begin...

  •  Welcome Back Dinner Cruise (NEW ADDRESS)

    2017 Sep 23rd, Sat 7:15 pm, at 7:15:pm 7:15 pm

    Please join us for a special welcome back evening cruise along the Huang Pu River. We will take in the beautiful Shanghai Skyline from our private boat, enjoy a buffet-style dinner and dance the night away as we float through our beautiful city. To guarantee your seat at this event, payment must be made in advance at either our August and September Coffee Mornings. Reserve your tickets now, this boat will fill up fast! Date:...

  •  Smart Air Filters (CANCELLED)

    2017 Sep 23rd, Sat 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Smart Air Filters is a Beijing-based social enterprise that provides affordable, highly effective air purifiers to people throughout China, India, and Mongolia. Founded by Dr. Thomas Talhelm (University of Chicago) in 2013, Smart Air’s mission is to raise general air pollution awareness, and give more people access to cleaner air. Noah Willingham, the South China head for Smart Air Filters, will give a free workshop. The presentation will dive into the science behind air purifiers,...

  •  The Bund and the British Concession

    2017 Sep 22nd, Fri 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    The Bund used to be called the “Wall Street of the East” and was the economic hub of Shanghai for over 100 years. The city’s colonial era began when British traders came to buy goods and settle down. A stroll along the Bund and through the former British Concession will help us imagine the glory and decadence of the “good old times” in Shanghai. Carolin Billetter will give us the broad picture of China’s history...

  •  South Bund Fabric Market/Tailoring Tour

    2017 Sep 22nd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Have you ever ripped a page out of Vogue and thought, “I want someone to make this for me”? Now it’s possible, with a trip to the South Bund Fabric Market. The South Bund Fabric Market is a collection of hundreds of tailors under one roof and they can make just about anything for affordable prices. Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to the best tailors for fine cashmere coats, women’s dresses, leather jackets, traditional Chinese...

  •  Jingdezhen Ceramics Tour

    2017 Sep 21st, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Jindezhen has been producing pottery for over 1700 years and is known as the “Porcelain Capital” of China.  Situated in a beautiful mountainous area, Jingdezhen is rich in natural resources required for porcelain production  On this trip you will visit the tile factory, big pot factory, ancient kilns, and the Saturday Creative Morning Market. Plenty of shopping time is built into the trip to ensure you bring back beautiful souvenirs of your trip. DEPARTURE Thursday,...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Sep 20th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the Shanghai Expatiriate Association? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, September 20 Time: 10am to 12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue:...

  •  Exploring the Unusual Markets of Shanghai

    2017 Sep 20th, Wed 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    It’s time to move outside of the shopping malls and explore some local specialty markets. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us on an unusual market excursion by bus. We will start with a local interior design market and see where locals buy marble tiles, flooring, wall paper and curtains..as well as how much they pay for it! Next we will stop at a shoe market where you can find real local brand leather shoes and...

  •  Victoria’s Secret Fashion Talk/Shopping Event (CANCELLED)

    2017 Sep 19th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Victoria’s Secret is known for its catalogs and its annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and has been credited with transforming America’s conception of lingerie by pioneering “sexy underwear as fashion” and “lingerie mainstream entertainment.” As a result, the brand is credited with “transforming lingerie from a slightly embarrassing taboo into an accessible, even routine accessory.” The New York Times reported that traditional fashion was influenced by intimate apparel “in part because of the influence of...

  •  Chef Philippe Egalon Cooking Class (NEW DATE)

    2017 Sep 19th, Tue 11:15 am, at 11:15:am 11:15 am

    Learn Chef Philippe’s culinary secrets by taking a hands-on cooking class from the pro himself at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai. Chef Philippe Egalon graduated from the Nice Académie Culinaire, worked in Paris at the Concorde Lafayette and in Nice at the Hotel Negresco before working extensively in North America and Asia. He was appointed Chevalier dans l’ordre du merite Agricole by the French Minister of Agricultre and now serves as the Culinary Executive Chef at...

  •  Textile Painting

    2017 Sep 19th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Please join Arts Inc. owner and instructor Paula MacMillan Perich to create your own uniquely designed textile piece. We will choose from a 100% cotton tote shoulder bag, pillow cover, or an artsy apron, and create our own piece using a variety of surface design skills and techniques. Once learned, you will find these techniques suitable for a wide variety of applications including housewares, paper, and fabric. This is a fun and relaxing class, with...

  •  Paper Jewelry

    2017 Sep 18th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    With bright colors and striking design, the paper jewelry developed by Fernanda Sung represents a lot more than eye-catching pieces. The purpose of making jewelry out of paper is to have more interactive pieces and to empower people to wear accessories that are truly their own. With that in mind, Fernanda developed paper jewelry workshops. An accessory that people actively participate in making creates a deeper connection between object and wearer and allows them to...

  •  Art Deco in the Old City

    2017 Sep 18th, Mon 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Art Deco was born in Europe in the 1920s and traveled to the four corners of the earth in the 1930s, penetrating even into the narrow lanes of Shanghai’s “Old City.” While you may be familiar with Art Deco icons like the Peace Hotel and the Bank of China on the Bund, guide Patrick Cranley pretty much guarantees that you will have never noticed the buildings that we will visit on this all-walking tour. And...

  •  Explore Hongkou with Your Camera (NEW DATE)

    2017 Sep 17th, Sun 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for this unique opportunity to walk with Emmy Schoorl, who published the photo book China, an Inside View from the Outside. We will explore one part of the Hongkou area, including the bustling Luxun Park. This area has a mix of street life, small alleys, and vivid street markets. You will have opportunities to capture portraits, contrasts, Chinese symbolism, and different kinds of architecture. Ms. Schoorl will point out small details along...

  •  Chinese Art and European Wine

    2017 Sep 16th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Please join us for an interesting afternoon that combines art and wine. We will meet a local artist, learn about contemporary art in China today, and sip wine in a cozy Italian restaurant on a back street in the French Concession. There will be a special menu for those who wish to stay after the class to eat dinner, and an opportunity to purchase artwork and wine. Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 2:45 Registration, 3pm...

  •  Gentleman’s Tailoring Tour of the South Bund Fabric Market

    2017 Sep 16th, Sat 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    Bespoke clothing is the pinnacle expression of a fashionable gentleman but creating a custom garment, especially in Shanghai’s fabric markets can be a daunting experience. But, gentlemen, now you can join fashion expert, Mrs. Jet-Set on an informative private tour through one of Shanghai’s largest tailoring and fabric markets, South Bund.  You will be introduced to hand-selected tailors who can create sophisticated, modern suits, cashmere coats, trench coats, waistcoats, trousers and dress shirts for any...

  •  Art Talk – Tucho Iglesias Silk Sculpture Robes

    2017 Sep 15th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Welcome to the creative world of Tucho Iglesias! Tucho grew up in Spain with parents who are collectors and patrons of the arts. From an early age, his life was seeped with antiques that led to his deep appreciation for precious artifacts that travelled over time. As a young adult, he began roaming the globe, where his own search brought him to his encounter with rare textiles in China. Over the past 16 years, he...

  •  Street Eats Breakfast Tour with UnTour Shanghai

    2017 Sep 15th, Fri 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Wake up with the city to taste the Chinese breakfast of champions with the UnTour street food tour. We’ll mingle with water calligraphers and tai chi masters, taste Chinese breakfast dishes made right in front of our eyes at local street stalls, and learn the true meaning of fresh at a wet market. On this tour, you will sample freshly pulled noodles, fried dumplings straight out of the wok, Shanghai’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), savory...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 Sep 14th, Thu 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Your 2016/2017 membership (white card) expires August 31, 2017. Renew your SEA membership at this venue for the 2017/2018 membership to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September and October events.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to attend this venue to learn more about SEA and/or join for the current membership year.  New members need to bring a copy...

  •  Subconscious Express Spa Day

    2017 Sep 14th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Enjoy an express experience at Subconscious Day Spa where you will indulge in a mini-spa day. We will enjoy a 30-minute express cleansing and hydrating facial and a 40-minute basic manicure. Sit back and relax with some refreshing tea while being pampered. Date: Thursday, September 14 Time: 9:45am registration, 10am to 11:20am Venue: Subconscious Day Spa 183 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu 静安区富民路183号2楼 近巨鹿路) Cost: RMB 380 Please email events@seashanghai.org by September 11, under subject...

  •  Fascinator Workshop

    2017 Sep 13th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Join us in meeting Jennifer Kofler, owner of Vivian Blooms. She has created an enchanting collection of handmade millinery and accessories filled with fun and whimsy for all ages. Her hats are decorated to delight with crystals, pearls, and flowers. She creates each flower using a centuries-old French millinery technique, with the finest natural fabrics of velvet, silk, and linen. Today we will learn the history of the fascinator, how to match a hat with...

  •  Travel Talk: Australia and New Zealand

    2017 Sep 12th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to know more, please join us. Australia Expat Travel is a travel agency set up by an Australian, Vicki Baensch (a former Shanghai expat) and has helped many SEA members with their travel planning and booking since 2004. Australia Expat Travel knows both countries well and offers local knowledge on where to go and what to do. There will be plenty of...

  •  Qigong

    2017 Sep 12th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Qigong Baduanjin is one of the most famous qigong (system of deep breathing exercises) in China. This traditional Chinese qigong has been in existence for more than 1000 years. It was very popular even in the Song dynasty, like tai chi is very popular today. Because of its effectiveness, it was accepted by Shaolin monks as one of the basic entry level exercises for Shaolin Wushu. There are eight beautiful movements in Baduanjin. The Baduanjin...

  •  Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning

    2017 Sep 11th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    The SEA was established in 1986 to provide a social and cultural network for expats and their families in Shanghai. We are a non-profit, multi-national, member-based organization and September marks the beginning of our membership year. Please join us for our Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning to learn more about SEA, renew or sign up for membership (RMB 350, valid through August 2018), connect with new and old friends, and shop at our vendor tables!...

  •  Membership Drive – Shanghai Expat Show

    2017 Sep 10th, Sun 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Everything for the expat’s everyday life is at the Expat Show.  To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the International Association Village section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year. Please bring your current white membership card and RMB 350 cash.  New members can join SEA at this event too, bring a...

  •  Membership Drive – Shanghai Expat Show

    2017 Sep 9th, Sat 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Everything for the expat’s everyday life is at the Expat Show.  To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the International Association Village section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year. Please bring your current white membership card and RMB 350 cash.  New members can join SEA at this event too, bring a...

  •  Kumihimo Bracelets Workshop

    2017 Sep 8th, Fri 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    In this Craft’d workshop, you will experience the addictive Kumihimo method of making jewelry! You will be instructed in how to use a Kumihimo frame to knot together cords of different colors – it’s like an adult friendship bracelet, and the best part is that the possibilities are endless! You will always end up with a unique looking piece. Once you have mastered the basic technique, you will be instructed on how to use jewelry...

  •  Membership Drive – Shanghai Expat Show

    2017 Sep 8th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Everything for the expat’s everyday life is at the Expat Show.  To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the International Association Village section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year. Please bring your current white membership card and RMB 350 cash.  New members can join SEA at this event too, bring a...

  •  Yuan Spa Ocean Ceremony Spa Day

    2017 Sep 8th, Fri 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Inspired by the simple flow and natural beauty of a river, Yuan Spa at Hyatt on the Bund is the ideal place to relax with natural therapy. Experience a facial or body massage treatment package and enjoy access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam, and Jacuzzi facilities. Choose one: Facial Package: The 60-minute Citylife Anti-Pollution Facial and a 30-minute Radiance Smoothing Eye Treatment. Massage Package: The 30-minute Oligomer Crystals Scrub and a 60-minute Phytomer...

  •  Jinshan Peasant Painting Village and Fengjing Water Town

    2017 Sep 7th, Thu 8:15 am, at 8:15:am 8:15 am

    The Jinshan Peasant Painting Village is an artist’s hub that developed in the 1970s as a result of the government’s Up to the Mountains, Down to the Villages movement. Shanghai and Beyond will provide our group with insight about this movement, and how it evolved into folk art. We will meet local artist Yao Xi Ping and his wife, who developed their own artistic style, and will host us in a private class to create...

  •  South Bund Fabric Market/Tailoring Tour

    2017 Sep 6th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Have you ever ripped a page out of Vogue and thought, “I want someone to make this for me”? Now it’s possible, with a trip to the South Bund Fabric Market. The South Bund Fabric Market is a collection of hundreds of tailors under one roof and they can make just about anything for affordable prices. Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to the best tailors for fine cashmere coats, women’s dresses, leather jackets, traditional Chinese...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 Sep 5th, Tue 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Your 2016/2017 membership (white card) expires August 31, 2017. Renew your SEA membership at this venue for the 2017/2018 membership to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September and October events.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to attend this venue to learn more about SEA and/or join for the current membership year.  New members need to bring a copy...

  •  Exploring the Unusual Markets of Shanghai (CANCELLED)

    2017 Sep 5th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    It’s time to move outside of the shopping malls and explore some local specialty markets. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us on an unusual market excursion by bus. We will start with a local stone, sculpture, and marble market. Then we will visit a textile market full of silk quilts, sheets, curtains, and couch fabric. We will also visit one of the two legendary Chinese traditional art markets where you can find classic, museum quality...

  •  Guilin and Yangshuo Scenery

    2017 Sep 4th, Mon 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    See the pristine natural beauty of Guilin! Visit towering limestone peaks jutting out of rice paddies, quaint Chinese villages, stunning rice terraces, local markets and ethnic minorities of Zhuang and Yao. Experience a bamboo raft cruise down the picturesque Li River (weather permitting). Take a bike tour of the authentic villages and along the way see buffalo and farmers plowing fields.  Guilin is one of the scenic areas in the world. Click HERE for more...

  •  Always and Forever: Audrey Hepburn Exhibition

    2017 Sep 4th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    A collection of Audrey Hepburn’s personal items and props used in her films will be showcased in Shanghai, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the acting and fashion legend’s personal life. The Always and Forever Exhibition will be the first time the late actress’ personal items have been displayed in China. It features a dazzling array of Hepburn’s couture gowns, fashion items, accessories, prestigious awards, vintage posters, and personal memorabilia collected over her lifetime. Among the...

  •  Exploring Africa

    2017 Sep 3rd, Sun 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The “National Geographic” experience can be real! See millions of wildebeest on their annual migration, come face to face with gorillas (the world’s biggest primates), and experience some of the earth’s greatest spectacles of nature – the Rift Valley and the Victoria Falls. All these adventures are awaiting in Africa, but only careful planning will let you be in the right place at the right time for the most intimate wildlife encounters without the hordes...

  •  Railway Museum & LuXun Memorial by City Bus (CANCELLED)

    2017 Sep 2nd, Sat 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Have you ever thought about getting on a local bus and exploring the city? Accompany Lisa Zhu on a fun bus ride starting with a stop at the Shanghai Railway Museum to learn how the railway system in China developed and changed the way people travel, both in the cities and in the countryside. Learn about the old trains and the location of the first Shanghai train station. Our tour will end in HongKou district...

  •  Viva Italia!

    2017 Sep 1st, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Back by popular demand and hosted by our regular Pudao wine expert, Kwan Tsui, we will virtually travel across one of the oldest wine-making countries in the world and sample some of the greatest Italian classics. From delicate Proseccos, old-school Soaves, elegant Chiantis, to rich Amarones, Italy’s wines remain uniquely beautiful. Come with us and discover your favorites. Opera singing is optional! Date: Friday, September 1 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao Wines...

  •  High Tea, Chinese Style

    2017 Sep 1st, Fri 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    High tea has been one of the most popular social events in Shanghai since the British came to town in the 1800s. As Chinese citizens gained wealth and started to pay more attention to their diet, they developed their own version of high tea by using a lot of fruits, herbs, and supplements. Today, our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to Chinese high tea in the Former French Concession area. While enjoying a cup...

  •  Chinese Fried Rice and Beef with Green Peppers

    2017 Sep 1st, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: Chinese fried rice and beef with green pepper. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we made. Date: Friday, September 1 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop No 370 South Wu Lu Mu Qi Road 乌鲁木齐南路370号 Cost:...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 Sep 1st, Fri 8:30 am, at 8:30:am 8:30 am

    If you have a child at NAIS, please stop by the cafe to renew your SEA membership or join as a new member!  If you are not a parent of an NAIS student, but would like to meet in the area that morning, please text Parke at 186-1619-1251, to make other meeting arrangements near the school. Your 2016/2017 membership (white card) expires August 31, 2017. Renew your SEA membership at this venue for the 2017/2018...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 Aug 31st, Thu 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Your 2016/2017 membership (white card) expires August 31, 2017. Renew your SEA membership at this venue for the 2017/2018 membership to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September and October events.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to attend this venue to learn more about SEA and/or join for the current membership year.  New members need to bring a copy...

  •  South Bund Fabric Market:Tailoring Tour

    2017 Aug 31st, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Have you ever ripped a page out of Vogue and thought, “I want someone to make this for me”? Now it’s possible, with a trip to the South Bund Fabric Market. This market is made up of hundreds of tailors under one roof, any of whom can make just about anything at an affordable price. Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to the best tailors for fine cashmere coats, women’s dresses, leather jackets, traditional Chinese dresses,...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Aug 30th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, August 30 Time: 10am-12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Beginning Weaving with Make in China

    2017 Aug 30th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Learn the basics of weaving on a loom to create a colorful wall hanging. Discover how to wrap and prepare a loom, how to weave geometric shapes and add fringes and how to complete and mount your finished piece. 3 hours isn’t enough time to finish an entire piece, obviously, but Make in China will get you going on your sampler and begin your weaving journey. You will take away your wooden loom and enough yarn...

  •  Chinese Ink Painting: Roses in Vases

    2017 Aug 28th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head instructor, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings. Today, we will watch her paint roses in vases as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under Mrs. Song’s guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Monday, August...

  •  Daga Brew Pub IPA Beer Tasting

    2017 Aug 26th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come do a taste test of three international IPA’s and three Chinese IPA’s at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen from Sichuan to an IPA from Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that suits you. Join us as we explore China’s...

  •  Spicy Chicken and Green Beans

    2017 Aug 23rd, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. On a trip to Shanghai, Marc Murphy, a judge on the television show Chopped, stopped by to learn how to make authentic Chinese food! Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make three dishes: chili chicken, spiced tofu salad, and chili green beans. Afterwards, we will sit down...

  •  Subconscious Spa Day

    2017 Aug 21st, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us for a luxurious day of pampering at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification, leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple, a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate the skin leaving you relaxed, and a 60-minute Oriental Foot Massage using pressure...

  •  Australia Under the Radar at Pudao Wines

    2017 Aug 18th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Australian wine has never been better! What is more relaxing than chilling out with some sensational top notch wines at Pudao Shanghai? Under Kwan Tsui, the in-house wine expert, we will sample a splendid selection of wines that showcase the breadth and depth of Australian wine making. Apart from some old favorites like Clare Valley Rieslings and Margaret River Cabernets, we will venture out to experience some “under the radar” regions which continue to impress,...

  •  Chinese Incense Ceremony (CANCELLED)

    2017 Aug 17th, Thu 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Incense is burned to add pleasant fragrances to rooms and clothing, to communicate with the gods, and to drive out evil spirits. Burning incense during I Ching readings is an absolute must because it creates the right atmosphere in which to receive the divine wisdom of the pure breath of the gods. During this class, you will have a unique chance to broaden your knowledge about the ancient Chinese incense culture. You can also witness...

  •  Delectable Summer Desserts (CANCELLED)

    2017 Aug 15th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    For this class, we will work with a Le Cordon Bleu Master Chef to create some hot weather desserts. Serve up a tasty treat this summer by learning to cook some of her favorite recipes using exquisite seasonal fruits like plump blackberries, ruby raspberries, juicy peaches, and nectarines. These delicious desserts will ensure your summer day ends on a sweet note. Date: Tuesday, August 15 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: 1458 South Pudong Lu, Building...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Aug 14th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the many vendors, and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, August 14 Time: 10am-12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu Hengshan Lu (metro line 1, exit 2, turn right) or Shanghai...

  •  Bijin Hair Treatment

    2017 Aug 10th, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Bijin Hair is a premium hairdressing salon boasting a team of acclaimed international stylists. Today, come in for a deep conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair silky and healthy, shampoo, blow-dry, and style. Bijin Hair would like to offer a 20% discount for those attendees that would like to receive a haircut on this day. Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA! Date: Thursday, August 10 Time:...

  •  Culture Talk: Chinese Millennial Women (CANCELLED)

    2017 Aug 8th, Tue 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Would you like to understand more about Chinese culture, what it is like to live, work, and shop in Shanghai and how the culture and city have changed – especially for women? Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will focus her talk specifically on high income women aged 25 to 35; what these Chinese Millennial women want and what inspires them. During this talk, she will help you get to know the city and its people....

  •  Sesame Dumplings (CANCELLED)

    2017 Aug 3rd, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make two dishes. The first is Tang Yuan, dumplings filled with black sesame paste that are served during Lantern Festival. The second is sesame balls, served at Chinese celebrations throughout the year! Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the...

  •  Charming Qingdao

    2017 Jul 28th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Escape the summer heat of the city by traveling to Qingdao located on the southern seaboard of Shandong peninsula. The Bavarian appearance of the city provides an old world backdrop for visiting the former German governor’s mansion and St. Michael’s Cathedral. We will visit the Qingdao Beer Museum and Brewery, where some of the old wooden machinery is still in use. Then we will enjoy fresh seafood at a beach promenade restaurant while taking in...

  •  Chinese Feng Shui

    2017 Jul 25th, Tue 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Feng Shui (translated as wind and water) is about harmony and balance in our environment. It is a body of knowledge based on 5,000 years of human experience, both practical and spiritual. Feng Shui is the art of creating an environment that elicits positive thinking, focus of the mind, progress and prosperity at every level of our life. Combining ancient tradition, science and mysticism, Feng Shui is remarkable both in its clarity and effectiveness. Janny...

  •  Hidden Temples Walk

    2017 Jul 20th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    On this walking tour through (mostly) Shanghai’s “Old Chinese City,” we will visit Buddhist, Islamic, Christian and Daoist places of worship. Local historian Patrick Cranley, president of Historic Shanghai (historic-shanghai. com), will take us to sites we may have never seen before. He will describe both the structures of these buildings and the tenets of each religion. We will also be able to enjoy the lively street life. Please dress for the weather, wear good...

  •  Tea Ritual and Ceremony Class

    2017 Jul 19th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Brewing tea is an art that is simple to learn, yet one can work on it for a lifetime and never know all its secrets. This event is designed to introduce the various types of Chinese tea, use of the tea set and implements, and the proper storage of tea leaves. Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will help you learn various methods to make green tea, oolong tea, black tea and Pu’er tea, as well...

  •  Healthy Sorbet & Ice Cream for the Summer

    2017 Jul 18th, Tue 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Learn with a Le Cordon Bleu Master Chef. These guilt free, delicious DIY sorbet and ice cream recipes, with more healthy fat, protein, and antioxidants than most, are tasty enough that you won’t ever dream of going out and buying a pint of ice cream again. Exactly what you need to cool down during the hot summer months. Date: Tuesday, July 18 Time: 9:15am Registration, 9:30am-12pm Venue: 1458 South Pudong Lu, Building 1 (metro line...

  •  Express Spa Day: Manicure and Pedicure (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 17th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Enjoy a mini-spa day experience at Subconscious Day Spa. Indulge in a special manicure and pedicure to get your hands and feet ready for the summer. Sit back and relax with some refreshing tea while being pampered. Your day will include a high-performance exfoliation on both your hands and feet, and your nails will be professionally shaped with cuticle treatment and then polished to perfection. Don’t forget to collect your exclusive gift (for attending SEA...

  •  Walk on the Wild Side at Pudao Wines (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 14th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Exploring the world of wine is an almost never-ending adventure. With over 1,500 recorded grape varieties across the globe, there is certainly no shortage of flavor combinations. Although there are few things better than returning to an old favorite, the excitement of discovering a new wine is one of life’s great pleasures. Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert, for a fun and informative evening at Pudao Shanghai. Broaden your wine horizon with a great...

  •  Express Spa Day: Manicure and Pedicure (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 14th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Enjoy a mini-spa day experience at Subconscious Day Spa. Indulge in a special manicure and pedicure to get your hands and feet ready for the summer. Sit back and relax with some refreshing tea while being pampered. Your day will include a high-performance exfoliation on both your hands and feet, and your nails will be professionally shaped with cuticle treatment and then polished to perfection. Don’t forget to collect your exclusive gift (for attending SEA...

  •  Mi La Workshop (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 13th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Mi La is the special amber that’s currently one of the most popular jewelry materials in China. This creamy yellow material looks heavy but is surprisingly lightweight. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us to see a Mi La expert who will teach us why the Chinese love it so much. We will learn the source of the material, and see and touch different quality Mi La and jewelry pieces. The best part – you will...

  •  Inner Mongolia Adventure (FULL)

    2017 Jul 13th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Travel to Inner Mongolia to enjoy fresh air on the endless grasslands. Symbolic of Inner Mongolia, the vast grasslands dominate life in this beautiful country and will give you an amazing experience. Besides enjoying sunrise in the grasslands and sunset in the desert, we will ride camels, go horseback riding, taste ”big meat” and drink from large bowls of wine with the nomads. Some of the historic sights we will visit are the National Museum...

  •  Spicy Chicken and Green Beans (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 12th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. On a trip to Shanghai, Marc Murphy, a judge on the television show Chopped, stopped by to learn how to make authentic Chinese food! Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make three dishes: chili chicken, spiced tofu salad, and chili green beans. Afterwards, we will sit down...

  •  Knotted Necklace

    2017 Jul 11th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Learn to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor Margaretha teaches jewelry classes to the expat community throughout China. Today, we will learn a traditional method used by many jewelers working with fine beads: A knot is placed between each bead to keep the beads from rubbing together and to keep them more secure in case of a break. Date: Tuesday, July 11 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10:00am-12:00pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Jul 10th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the many vendors, and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, July 10 Time: 10am-12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1, Hengshan Road, exit 2, turn right or metro...

  •  Sushi Making Class

    2017 Jul 7th, Fri 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Sushi is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Our guide Lisa Zhu will work with a local Japanese expat to teach us how to make sushi and the Japanese national soup, Miso. We will make different types of sushi with tuna, cucumber, egg and vegetables. All ingredients are resourced from the Japanese market. Aren’t you ready for some fresh, homemade sushi? Date: Friday, July 7 Time: 10:15am Registration, 10:30am-12:30am Meet: MaDang road...

  •  Barre with Z&B Fitness (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 6th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Escape the summer heat while still getting your daily exercise. Join our Barre class in the air-conditioned studio of Z&B Fitness. The Barre fitness craze began in the US, where exercises developed for ballet dancers were adapted for non-professionals, and a fantastic, low impact workout was born! Barre focuses on small movements to improve posture and tighten muscles. After class, enjoy a smoothie and a snack, courtesy of Lizzy’s Smoothies. Date: Thursday, July 6 Time:...

  •  Foot Binding Shoes (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 6th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Yang Shao Tang has had a passion for binding shoes ever since he saw his mother’s little feet. Join Lisa Zhu as she introduces us to Mr. Yang and his amazing collection of shoes. We will learn about this fascinating fashion which is so much a part of Chinese culture and history, and we will see the legendary three-inch lotus shoes. Date: Thursday, July 6 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-11:30am Venue: Ao Sen Apartments 786 Hongzhong...

  •  An Insider’s Dumpling Tour (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 6th, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Have you ever wanted to learn to eat dumplings like a local? Lisa Zhu will take us on a dumpling tasting tour as she educates us on the names of different dumplings and how to order them, even when there is no menu. Along the way, we will visit one of Shanghai’s famous old bakeries, learn what the locals are lining up to order, and grab a pastry to take home. We will also visit...

  •  Satisfying Summer Salads (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jul 5th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    If you find that your homemade salads just aren’t as good as those in restaurants, perhaps the problem rests in the prep of the salad, the choice of ingredients, or the dressing itself. In this class, with Heidi’s 10 tricks we promise you’ll be tossing better homemade salads in no time, that are good enough for a summers main meal. Date: Wednesday, July 5 Time: 9:45a Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: FOTILE 8 Tao Jiang Road Cost:...

  •  Glass Bead Workshop

    2017 Jul 5th, Wed 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Glass, a beautiful material, comes in many bright colors and shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will take us to a glass workshop where we will experience making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a doctorate degree in the field of glass at the University of Wolverhampton in England. Date:...

  •  Guang Ming Cun

    2017 Jul 3rd, Mon 11:00 am, at 11:00:am 11:00 am

    Every day, from 10am to 6pm, local Shanghainese people line up for takeout food at Guang Ming Cun. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, a scalper might charge over 300 RMB for a front spot in line to buy mooncakes! Today, we will enjoy a meal with our guide Lisa Zhu, while she explains why this restaurant is so important to locals. We will learn how to “read” the menu and how to order. We will try...

  •  1930’s Nightclub Tour

    2017 Jul 1st, Sat 4:45 pm, at 4:45:pm 4:45 pm

    We have all heard about Shanghai’s legendary nightlife as the “Paris of the Orient” during the 1920s and 30s, but on this tour, we’re going to try to relive it! Shanghai historian Patrick Cranley will evoke the atmosphere of those gin-soaked days while we take in the recently restored nightspots on our itinerary: The Great World, the Paramount Ballroom, and the Lyceum Theatre. Those so inclined may order their favorite tipples (alcoholic drinks) on a...

  •  China’s One Child Policy

    2017 Jun 29th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    This month, we continue our talks about Chinese culture and traditions. The “One Child Policy”, introduced in 1979, resulted in most contemporary Chinese families having only one child. A special generation of single adults has become the backbone of modern China. Who are these people? Why are their behaviors and habits so different? Teacher Ben, an only child, will provide us with some insight, explaining the reasons behind the policy, how it has been implemented,...

  •  Hong Mei – The Shoe Lady (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 28th, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Lisa Zhu has another local “Star” to introduce us to — the shoe woman. HongMei started a shoe booth in JingAn district at the age of 17. After 37 years, she is still here serving the neighborhood.  They bring in their shoes, bags, and leather products and HongMei uses her magical hands give them a new life.  We will meet HongMei at her new location and listen to her story. We will find out how...

  •  Museum of Chinese Medicine

    2017 Jun 27th, Tue 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Over the past 5000 years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has developed into a unique system to diagnose and cure illness. In TCM, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic view of the universe as described in Taoism. Join Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways as we visit the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Known as the largest professional TCM museum in the world, it boasts more than 14,000 exhibits and almost...

  •  Memory Wire Bracelet

    2017 Jun 26th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY through this hands-on workshop.  Our instructor Margaretha teaches classes to the expat community throughout China. Today, she will introduce a Memory Wire Bracelet. Strong and durable, you can make these by the handful. Memory wire is steel spring wire that expands to fit the wrist, so bracelets made with it have a “one size fits all” quality to them. Date: Monday, June 26 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-11:30am Venue:...

  •  French Concession Bike Ride

    2017 Jun 24th, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Maarten from Cycling Shanghai will take us on a 16K ride through the Former French Concession and into Old Town.  We will experience Fuxing Park, a place where the local people dance, sing, drink tea and other activities. After the park, we will go through a few lilongs to see how the locals live on our way to Old Town.  At the end of the ride, we will end up back where we started. A...

  •  Tai Chi: Yang Style

    2017 Jun 23rd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai Chi: Yang style is the most popular style of tai chi in the world. Yang style was developed from Chen style and combines tai chi movements with breathing and energy. Yang style is thought to make energy flow more smoothly through the body. If you are looking to improve your health, this style is for you. Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of Yang style while carefully explaining each movement. Date:...

  •  XinChang- from Salt Trade to Folk Art

    2017 Jun 22nd, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Beyond Pudong lies the ancient town of XinChang, once a trading center for salt. Today this peaceful little town maintains most of its original residents and attracts quite a few folk artists who work within its peaceful and harmonious surroundings. Today local Shanghai guide Lisa Zhu will take us through this unique town in a part of Shanghai that many of us have not heard about or visited. We begin with displays in the Salt...

  •  Newcomer Reception

    2017 Jun 21st, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, June, 21 Time: 10am-12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Chinese Fried Rice and Beef with Green Pepper (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 21st, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: Chinese fried rice and beef with green pepper. Afterwards, we will dine on our delicious creations. Date: Wednesday, June, 21 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 2 Dong Ping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (across from D.Sh.D. restaurant) 东平路 2 号, 近 衡山路...

  •  Zhen Ru Si

    2017 Jun 20th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Zhen Ru is the 4th biggest subdivision in Shanghai.  Located here is one of the most unknown, peaceful and beautiful temples — ZhenRu temple.  It is not as posh as JingAn, nor it is as popular as Jade Buddha, but many locals are very devoted to this temple. Our guide Lisa Zhu will guide us around ZhenRu temple, find out how different it is compare with the other glamorous temples in the city. After worship...

  •  Art Deco in the Former French Concession

    2017 Jun 19th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Join this walking tour to learn about the architectural style that defined the Jazz Age and dominated Shanghai style during the 1930s — especially in the leafy, affluent, and eminently walkable French Concession. Your guide will be Patrick Cranley, founder of Historic Shanghai, the organization that hosted the World Congress on Art Deco right here in Shanghai in 2015. Patrick will describe the three main phases of Art Deco design using the many homes and...

  •  Spa Day at The Westin Bund Center

    2017 Jun 19th, Mon 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The Banyan Tree Spa, located in the Westin Bund Center Shanghai, is renowned for its unique Chinese Five Elements philosophy, treatments, and designer interiors. Today, rejuvenate your body with a 60-minute Balinese Massage. The therapist will use thumb and palm pressure and firm strokes along with Earth Oil. This massage is designed to stimulate blood circulation, improve energy flow, and relieve tension in the back and shoulders. Next, enjoy a 30-minute Apple Green Tea Polisher...

  •  Ocean Grounds Cocktail Class (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 17th, Sat 6:00 pm, at 6:00:pm 6:00 pm

    Ocean Grounds founder Jimmy Lee will tell us the story behind 5 classic cocktails and how to make them. Each participant, upon leaning the essentials of mixology, will choose 2 classic drinks from the list to make and then invent one of your own.  Appetizers and bar nuts will be served. Old Fashion Gin Fizz Vesper Martini Classic Margarita Sidecar Mojito Date: Saturday, June, 17 Time: 6pm-8pm Venue: Ocean Grounds Hong Kong Plaza 1-09A North...

  •  Groovy Summer Classics

    2017 Jun 16th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Kick off the summer holiday season in style with some warm weather classics at Pudao Shanghai. Sample a great line up of elegant Pouillly-Fume, groovy Rieslings, classy Riojas and juicy South Australian Shiraz. Discover new summer favorites with Kwan Tsui, our regular in house wine expert. To keep you revitalized during the tasting, we are going to round off the evening with a cool complementary gin. Sunglasses and straw hats optional. Date: Friday, June, 16...

  •  Spa Day at The Westin Bund Center

    2017 Jun 16th, Fri 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The Banyan Tree Spa, located in The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, is renowned for its unique Chinese Five Elements philosophy, treatments, and designer interiors. Today, enjoy a 60-minute massage, 30-minute body, scrub, and 30-minute Calm time. Rejuvenate your body with a 60-minute Balinese Massage. The therapist uses thumb and palm pressure and firm strokes along with Earth Oil, designed to stimulate blood circulation, improve energy flow, and relieve tension in the back and shoulders. The...

  •  Dinghaiqiao Mutual-Aid Society – Where Art Meets the Community

    2017 Jun 15th, Thu 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Dinghaiqiao Mutual-Aid Society was established in 2015 by Chen Yun (with inspiration and support from colleagues and neighbors), that takes the notion of a local community as a site of dialogue and mutually complimentary exchange. This special walking tour of the community, known as Dinghaiqiao, will be led by the on-site volunteer coordinator Zhao Yiren. Zhao will discuss the imperatives of documenting this sector of Shanghai’s disappearing city as she leads us through the community...

  •  Floating Necklace

    2017 Jun 15th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY through this hands-on workshop.  Our instructor Margaretha teaches classes to the expat community throughout China. In this class, we will learn to make a floating necklace, a technique that relies on spacing the beads on a cord that create an illusion of floating beads along the neckline. Date: Thursday, June 15 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-11:30am class Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21, 2239 Hongqiao Lu Metro Line 10, Longxi...

  •  History in Shanghai Archives

    2017 Jun 14th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    The Shanghai Archives Museum has only recently been made accessible to the public and offers a unique way in which to learn about this city’s fascinating history. The museum houses many important historical documents concerning the city’s development from a small fishing village into the modern city we now know. The Archives Museum has a record of Shanghai’s most notable citizens and companies. Our tour, led by Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways, will cover historical...

  •  Hatha Yoga with Z&B Fitness

    2017 Jun 13th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Z&B’s Hatha Yoga has something for everyone, from beginners to master yogis! Designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones, this set of asanas (or postures) are also designed to open the many channels of your body, especially the spine, so that your energy can flow freely. In each pose, you will develop a sense of balancing strength with flexibility and effort with surrender. Dynamic Hatha Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation, focusing on...

  •  A City in a Box: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center

    2017 Jun 13th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center was built to promote the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and also show visitors the city of the future. Although the 100sqm large scale city model is the centerpiece, the museum also features exhibits offering a broad historical perspective of the city. Shanghai started as a small fishing spot and developed from a harbor city to an ultra-modern metropolis with many large scale urban development projects. Carolin Billetter will lead...

  •  Annual General Meeting Coffee Morning

    2017 Jun 12th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Shanghai Expatriate Association. We will introduce the proposed slate of officers for the 2017/2018 membership year at 11:00am. Come vote and celebrate another successful year for SEA and its members with sparkling wine and shopping.  Our Hospitality Committee has invited new vendors and some we have not seen for a while.  In addition to other items, they will be selling souvenirs for those traveling to...

  •  Wine Tasting with BottlesXO

    2017 Jun 11th, Sun 4:30 pm, at 4:30:pm 4:30 pm

    BottlesXO, the app that’s changing the lives of wine and beer lovers in Shanghai, delivers fine European wine and craft beer at perfect drinking temperature with no minimum order, no delivery fee, and an average delivery time of less than 30 minutes. You’re invited to join them at their cozy XO Bar on Hengshan Road to enjoy an evening of mingling and great drinks as you sample a selection of fine European wines and classic...

  •  BBQ at Bubbly Nation (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 9th, Fri 7:00 pm, at 7:00:pm 7:00 pm

    Come enjoy a delicious BBQ at Bubbly Nation, hosted by GroupMall featuring Pampero Meats. Pampero Meats is one of the oldest South American meat importers in Shanghai. Their products are available via GroupMall, along with a variety of other imported grocery items. Pampero Meats will provide a variety of premium cuts of beef from Canada and Uruguay, including picanha, briskets, striploins, t-bones, and more. Relax outside on Bubbly Nation’s outdoor terrace and enjoy a drink...

  •  Hidden Treasures on Stationary Street

    2017 Jun 9th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    FuZhou road is famous as the stationary street in Shanghai, but ever since the world turned to digital, the street has changed significantly. However, some truly wonderful owners have managed to keep their business running in this competitive world with unique products.  Lisa Zhu will take us to explore the area to find the hidden treasures in the heart of Shanghai. We will visit book stores with Chinese design art crafts such as Chinese fabrics...

  •  AP Plaza Tour

    2017 Jun 8th, Thu 12:15 pm, at 12:15:pm 12:15 pm

    AP Plaza, located completely underground, is a complicated maze of booths selling handbags, scarves, Chinese souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, jackets and toys. Shopping expert, Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to a number of trusted vendors and teach you how to bargain with the shop owners for good prices. Date: Thursday, June 8 Time: 12:15pm Registration, 12:30pm-2:30pm Meet: Underground, In front of the KFC Inside Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum stop 2000 Shiji Da Dao, near...

  •  Raising Tiger Kids

    2017 Jun 8th, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Chinese kids are famous for being obedient, with their days full of homework and endless activities. Much planning and preparation goes into a child even before they are born. So why do Chinese parents push their children so hard? What subjects do the children study and what activities occupy their time? How does the Chinese education system work? Our guide Lisa Zhu will show you Chinese curriculum books, homework, and exam papers. We will learn...

  •  Yangtze River Cruise

    2017 Jun 8th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Cruise along the longest river in China; third longest in the world! This cruise will take you through the heart of China.  You will witness its history and ordinary life as you enjoy the famous scenery of the Three Gorges. Travel on the most luxurious vessel on the Yangtze River. Take multiple shore excursions including Fengdu, where the local residents believe the town is populated by ghosts. At Shennong Stream board local longboats pulled by...

  •  Yum Cha Afternoon Tea

    2017 Jun 7th, Wed 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    The Yum Cha tradition originated in southern China, specifically the Cantonese region. Many movies depicting old Hong Kong or Shanghai begin with a scene showing a man walking into a tea house with his bird cage or cricket box in one hand and pipe in the other. He sits down and orders his regular tea and dim sum, as people read newspapers and chat in the background. This is the traditional yum cha teahouse scene....

  •  QiPao & Women

    2017 Jun 7th, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The QiPao became popular in the 1920’s and officially became the national dress of China in 1929.  During the dramatic and dark days of the cultural revolution, the QiPao was completely forbidden as a symbol of the old way of thinking.  With the economy and cultural changes in China, the gorgeous dress has made its way back into fashion. Today, Lisa Zhu and ChenCheng (from our previous embroidery talk) will share the history of the...

  •  The Scholars and Courtesans of Nanjing (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 6th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    When we think of Nanjing, monuments and museums of China’s 20th century history come to mind. However, this trip offers an immersion into the often-overlooked, colorful culture of Nanjing. On this journey, the team from Shanghai and Beyond will take you to meet the city’s artisans as they demonstrate their skills at unique folk arts such as velvet handicrafts, silk carving, and miniature wood engraving. We’ll discover the intimate lives of China’s enchanting courtesans at...

  •  Morning Park & Tea Market

    2017 Jun 5th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    We will start our walk with Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways at the entrance of one of the oldest local Chinese parks. Every day, entertainers, artists, and martial arts performers descend on the park. Each area bustles with different activities such as Tai Chi, ballroom dancing, calisthenics, and music performances. After our walk in the park, we will go to a four-story wholesale tea market which targets area re-sellers, so the prices are very good....

  •  Mindfulness Meditation

    2017 Jun 4th, Sun 2:15 pm, at 2:15:pm 2:15 pm

    “Meditation is more than mindfulness – it turns the mind deeply back inside to discover and refine the otherwise unconscious inner levels of who we really are.” Come experience a guided meditation with Patrick Kelly, Tai Chi Master, author of Relax Deep Mind, Spiritual Reality, Infinite Dao, Daoist Principles, and Nature of Mind. He is also owner of 9Clouds Taiji Schools in Shanghai, Zurich, and Auckland. Patrick will start the hour with a small explanation...

  •  A City of Stars at Glam

    2017 Jun 3rd, Sat 7:00 pm, at 7:00:pm 7:00 pm

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is a City of Stars – the star being you! Please join us for an end-of-membership year party at Glam as we celebrate all our stars. The chic atmosphere will create A Lovely Night and the enchanting music will bring Hollywood to the Bund. The playful menu features small plates with big tastes, while you enjoy the company of good friends. Tonight, don’t just be Someone In The Crowd, be a...

  •  Da Shi Jie – The Big World

    2017 Jun 2nd, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Built in 1917, DaShiJie was the first, and for a long time, the most influential indoor amusement arcade in Shanghai – so much so that it spawned imitations all over China. It had gained a reputation as the “No. 1 Entertainment Venue in the Far East.” Many locals grew up watching acrobats, movies, dances, operas, and traditional art crafts in the beautiful venue. The building fell into disrepair and was shuttered in 2003. After decades of...

  •  Porcelain – The White Gold of China (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 2nd, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The manufacturing of porcelain got a very long history in China. The know-how to produce it – which was long unknown in Europe made it precious as gold reason why it was named the white gold of China. As Porcelain is linked to China it became the generic name of beautiful tableware in the Western world. What is so special about porcelain? What’s the difference to pottery? The tour – guided by art historian Susanne...

  •  AP Plaza Tour

    2017 Jun 2nd, Fri 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    AP Plaza, located completely underground, is a complicated maze of booths selling handbags, scarves, Chinese souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, jackets and toys. Shopping expert, Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to a number of trusted vendors and teach you how to bargain with the shop owners for good prices. Date: Friday, June, 2nd Time: 10:15am Registration, 10:30am – 12:30pm Meet: Underground, In front of the KFC Inside Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum stop 2000 Shiji Da...

  •  Paper Cutting (NEW LOCATION)

    2017 Jun 1st, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Learn the beautiful and intricate technique of paper cutting in this engaging class. Whether you choose to use your own design or one of the many templates provided in the workshop, you will be guided in creating your own paper cut motif. Everything you need is included in this workshop, including many helpful tips. The knife and cutting board you use in the class are yours to keep. Date: Thursday, June 1 Time: 1:45pm Registration,...

  •  Blended, Flavored, and Scented Teas

    2017 Jun 1st, Thu 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    True Chinese Tea connoisseurs scoff at anything other than pure whole leaf teas, but clearly there is a broader world of blended or flavored products that have their own appeal. This class with Tracy Lesh explores the post-production processes that create many of the teas with which the western world is familiar, such as English breakfast tea and jasmine tea. We’ll discuss the origins and economic and health benefits of each tea as we taste,...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 Jun 1st, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 May 31st, Wed 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Backstreets in Southern Shanghai

    2017 May 31st, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Discover some of Shanghai’s old districts and lanes. Walk through once bustling areas filled with interesting popular places and residences of important people. Visit small, hidden markets and stores owned by locals. Gain a deeper insight into local Shanghai life on a two-hour tour with Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways. Janny will show us the city’s hidden alleyways and older districts known as nontangs. By visiting some of the oldest, and soon disappearing, backstreets in...

  •  Walk De Luxe

    2017 May 30th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The southwest end of the former French Concession is the greenest part of Shanghai and is most beautiful in May with its fresh new plane tree leaves. Although large villas are hidden behind high fences, when Carolin Billetter leads us through the small alleyways of this area, we will be transported back to the glamorous and elegant life of former times. We will explore some historical places of famous Shanghai taipans and learn secret ways...

  •  Feng Chen Artist Talk at Capsule Shanghai

    2017 May 26th, Fri 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Capsule Shanghai is a new, Cutting edge gallery established in the quaint lane house at the heart of the Former French Concession. To provide context for the exhibition “Feng Chen – Solo Show,” Art Historian Julie Chun has scheduled the artist Feng Chen to provide a guided talk about his inspirations for his first solo show in China after his two-year residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunste in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Feng incorporates modern...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 May 26th, Fri 1:30 pm, at 1:30:pm 1:30 pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Tai Chi: 24 Style

    2017 May 26th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai Chi: 24 style was designed for beginners. It is a beautiful routine and a great place for beginners to start their tai chi journey. 24 style is the most popular style of tai chi in China; in fact, most tai chi practitioners began their practice with this style. Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of 24 style while carefully explaining each movement. Date: Friday, May 26 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-11:30am Venue:...

  •  Spa Day at Hotel Nikko

    2017 May 25th, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The luxurious Angsana Spa at Hotel Nikko is a true retreat in the bustling Shanghai city centre. Dedicated to inner wellness and essential relaxation, the spa offers a variety of sensory treats to pamper and nurture the senses. Today, enjoy an hour long facial, followed by a 30-minute back massage to release tension, and a 30-minute Calm time. Tea and snacks will be served following your treatment. Enjoy access to the hotel gym and swimming...

  •  Suzhou Tiger Hill with Kunqu Opera

    2017 May 25th, Thu 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Suzhou is one of the most spectacular Cities in the Yangtze river delta, famed for its sophisticated culture and classic scenery. A famous Chinese poet once penned, “It’s a lifelong regret if one doesn’t visit Tiger Hill.” With the team from Shanghai and Beyond we will visit the site of his inspiration – a 1000-year old pagoda which has been leaning dramatically for quite some time. As we hike around three acres of wooded hillside,...

  •  Make Your Own Espadrilles

    2017 May 24th, Wed 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Espadrilles are shoes with a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute rope. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn how to make your very own espadrilles for the spring season. There will be lots of different materials available or if you prefer, you may bring your own cotton fabric (approximate one meter). Date: Wednesday, May 24 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm-4pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 1288 Fuxing middle road, near Xiangyang...

  •  Newcomer Reception

    2017 May 24th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, May 24 Time: 10am-12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Lebanese Cooking Class

    2017 May 24th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    In this class, Hanady, from the blog Recipe Nomad, will be teaching us to make easy Lebanese food that’s full of flavor. This class will focus on the basics, how to make your own Lebanese Hummus and Pita Chips…two things that everyone loves and are so hard to find here in Shanghai. Spending 50¥ on mediocre hummus is a terrible waste, so come and learn simple techniques to make your own and customize the flavor...

  •  Spa Day at Hotel Nikko

    2017 May 24th, Wed 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    The luxurious Angsana spa at Hotel Nikko is a true retreat in the bustling Shanghai city center. Dedicated to inner wellness and essential relaxation, the spa offers a variety of sensory treats to pamper and nurture the senses. Today, enjoy an hour long facial, followed by a 30-minute back massage to release tension, and a 30-minute Calm time. Tea and snacks will be served following your treatment. Enjoy access to the hotel gym and swimming...

  •  Walk De Luxe – Villas, Gardens, and More (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 23rd, Tue 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    The southwest end of the former French Concession is the greenest part of Shanghai and is most beautiful in May with its fresh new plane tree leaves. Although large villas are hidden behind high fences, when Carolin Billetter leads us through the small alleyways of this area, we will be transported back to the glamorous and elegant life of former times. We will explore some historical places of famous Shanghai taipans and learn secret ways...

  •  Introduction to Functional Medicine for Integrated Health Care

    2017 May 23rd, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Dr. Andrea Brisson, a Chiropractor and Naturopathic Physician specializing in Functional Medicine, will give an introductory presentation on how our internal systems and health are interconnected. Dr. Brisson has vast experience working with women’s health issues and resolving issues such as fatigue, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, and allergies through natural methods. Learn how to resolve chronic illness naturally with the use of Functional Medicine Testing, whole food supplements, and Bio-Identical Hormones. Date: Tuesday, May 23...

  •  Boot Camp with Z&B Fitness (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 22nd, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Don’t let the name scare you – this class at Z&B is a lot of fun, and is customizable for your level of fitness. It’s a full body workout that involves intense circuit training, providing a variety of cardio, strength and endurance moves that focus on sequence change and muscle confusion. You’ll be using a combination of weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and more. After a fun workout with your friends, enjoy a smoothie and...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 May 22nd, Mon 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Exploring the Bund Offbeat

    2017 May 22nd, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    When it comes to describing the development of the Bund, legends abound. How were the farmlands turned into private wharfs and a South-Asian style corridor, eventually becoming an “international architectural exposition”? How were the westernized Public Park and the wide Yangtze Road along the Bund built? Why did foreign consulates, western firms, and financial institutions want to set up here? And why was the area named the Bund? Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will reveal...

  •  ZongZi (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 21st, Sun 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    We have all heard of the dragon boat festival, but do you know how and why the festival started? Today, in preparation for the upcoming holiday, Lisa Zhu will take us to the home of a lovely Shanghai lady home in an old local community where many of the residence are migrant workers. She will teach us how to make this traditional Chinese food made from rice and different fillings. She will tell us about...

  •  An Insider’s Dumpling Tour (Afternoon)

    2017 May 20th, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Have you ever wanted to learn to eat dumplings like a local? Lisa Zhu will take us on a dumpling tasting tour as she educates us on the names of different dumplings and how to order them, even when there is no menu. Along the way, we will visit one of Shanghai’s famous old bakeries, learn what the locals are lining up to order, and grab a pastry to take home. We will also visit...

  •  An Insider’s Dumpling Tour (Morning) (FULL)

    2017 May 20th, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Have you ever wanted to learn to eat dumplings like a local? Lisa Zhu will take us on a dumpling tasting tour as she educates us on the names of different dumplings and how to order them, even when there is no menu. Along the way, we will visit one of Shanghai’s famous old bakeries, learn what the locals are lining up to order, and grab a pastry to take home. We will also visit...

  •  Organic Wines – Can You Taste the Difference?

    2017 May 19th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Ever feel baffled by wine bottles with labels such as “natural”, “organic”, “bio-dynamic” or “orange”? Fear not! Come to Pudao Shanghai and join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for a casual but informative tasting evening and sample a spectrum of organic wines across the globe. From environmentally friendly Villa Maria to dedicated French growing families (e.g. Perrins) to the outright hippie Felton Road, we can assure you that by the time you have finished...

  •  Chinese Contemporary Art

    2017 May 19th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    We continue the eighth and final session in the series “Survey of Art in China.” This session will be a concise sit-down lecture, exploring the socio-political conditions that paved the way for the rise of contemporary art in China. Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a systematic format for explaining the art and the artists who came into prominence after the Cultural Revolution. This lecture will also highlight some of the pivotal reasons why...

  •  Discover the Mystic Beauty of Jade

    2017 May 19th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Jade is known as “The Stone of Heaven” and has been revered by the Chinese throughout the centuries. What is jade and why is it so special to the Chinese? How do we know a stone is genuine jade and not a samultant? Join Winda Lee, a gemologist and veteran jewelry designer, and founder of Eden Jewelry in Hong Kong for a jewelry talk focusing on all things jade. Winda will familiarize us with the...

  •  Thousand Island Lake – Three Day Tour (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 19th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Thousand Island Lake includes the largest number of islands in the world with a total of 1,078. On our drive to the lake, we will stop in Fuchun River Village for lunch and enjoy the endless green landscape, a scene reminiscent of a Chinese ink painting. Highlights include: a boat cruise of the lake, a visit to the forest oxygen bar, and a visit to Xianshan Peninsula‑­famous for its beautiful mountains and caves. There will...

  •  Cocktail Class at Lil’ Laundry

    2017 May 18th, Thu 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    Come and explore the newly opened Lil’ Laundry, the sequel to Liquid Laundry. This afternoon we will learn exactly what goes into making a great cocktail. We will practice our bartending skills while preparing three craft cocktails, and enjoying an assortment of Lil’ Laundry’s classic bar style snacks. Don’t miss out on this fun and interactive class! Date: Thursday, May 18 Time: 2:45pm Registration, 3pm-5pm Venue: Lil’ Laundry 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai Centre, 1/F...

  •  Free Korean Cooking Class Courtesy of the Korean Culture Council in Shanghai (FULL)

    2017 May 18th, Thu 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Korean cuisine is beloved by many people all over the world. With its unique spices and colorful palette, it may appear difficult for a non-Korean to whip up some of these dishes. To demonstrate the user-friendly aspect of some of the world-known signature dishes, the Korean Culture Council will offer a private cooking class in in their beautiful kitchen facility making bibimbop for SEA members. The cooking course will be led by the Korean Consulate’s...

  •  Discover the Mystic Beauty of Jade (FULL)

    2017 May 17th, Wed 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Jade is known as “the stone of heaven” and has been revered by the Chinese throughout the centuries. What is jade and why is it so special to the Chinese? How do we know a stone is genuine jade and not a fake? Join Winda Lee, a gemologist and veteran jewelry designer, and founder of Eden Jewelry in Hong Kong for a jewelry talk focusing on all things jade. Winda will familiarize us with the...

  •  Spin Ceramics Talk

    2017 May 17th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join Dr. Jeremy Guo as he introduces Spin Ceramics. He will talk about Spin’s history and explain its design concepts. Ceramics are made in the famous “Porcelain Capital” Jingdezhen, with traditional techniques used in the Ming dynasty. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.” A team of eleven designers and craftsmen develop new collections in their workshop outside of Shanghai, after which, molds...

  •  Luncheon at 1515 West, Chophouse and Bar

    2017 May 16th, Tue 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar combines the aesthetics of an Old Shanghai movie set with the décor of a classic American bar and grill. The restaurant features the 1515 West signature brand Australian beef, dry aged for 45 days. These artisan- produced cuts are handpicked by the executive chef, and then cut and weighed by the house butcher on an old-fashioned scale. Enjoy views of the piazza and the former home of Chairman Mao...

  •  Explore Taobao with Smart Panda

    2017 May 15th, Mon 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Would you like to shop online with Taobao, but can’t because it is all in Chinese? Join our Smart Panda workshop, and you will be a Taobao pro in no time. Smart Panda will demonstrate how to use Taobao on your mobile phone or table, from start to finish. You will also receive future online support from Smart Panda. Please bring: your ALIPAY account set up and ready* your address in Chinese your mobile phone/tablet...

  •  Lost and Forgotten Shanghai

    2017 May 15th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Discover Shanghai’s sometimes colorful, sometimes nightmarish past that’s hidden in the city’s small streets and old neighborhoods with this special walking tour to the historic part of Shanghai. Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will guide you through a tangle of impossibly narrow lanes to reveal hidden architecture and fascinating stories of days gone by. Marvel at the discreet villa where Einstein and his wife once dined extravagantly during a Shanghai stopover, and get a true...

  •  A Bite of Old Shanghai in the Former French Concession

    2017 May 13th, Sat 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Lao zi hao means “the old reputable brand.” Hidden among the thousands of fancy malls and modern shops on Huaihai Road are some special businesses that have been local favorites since Shanghai’s “golden age.” Our guide, Lisa Zhu, will give us a taste of the old classic taste of Shanghai, before it disappears. We will walk along Middle Huaihai Road to visit a few different places, including a snack store featuring the regional food of...

  •  Night Markets Tour with UnTour Shanghai

    2017 May 12th, Fri 7:45 pm, at 7:45:pm 7:45 pm

    Are you curious about Shanghai’s nighttime food scene? As the sun sets and the woks fire up along the city’s fast-disappearing food streets, you’ll sample authentic dishes from two night markets, while sitting down at three tasting locations. While walking along the tour route in Shanghai’s Old Town, you’ll see how locals live in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods – before the wrecking ball turns this area into high-rise apartment buildings. Date: Friday, May...

  •  GMB Fashion Talk (POSTPONED)

    2017 May 12th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Giancarlo Mossi Borella is an Italian born designer who has lived in China for 16 years.  He won the Paris Dupont Best Young Designer Award in 1990 and has cooperated with several famous European fashion houses including Giorgio Armani, Enrico Coveri, Marina Ferrari, Basile, Cinzia Rocca, Franc Olivier, Louis Féraud, Legler Group, Lee Cooper, Swinger Group, Rodel Group, Marzotto, Maglificio Saffo, Maglificio Perugina, Claude & Max and GBR.  While living here, Mr. Mossi has developed...

  •  Hermès Wanderland

    2017 May 12th, Fri 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    You can now indulge in the Hermès lifestyle without the hefty price tag thanks to Wanderland, a traveling exhibition from Hermès which is making a special stop in Shanghai. The short-run exhibition is a treasure-trove of Hermes products, with over 4,000 items from the luxury French label on display. The exhibition features objects gathered from the Hermès archive, museum collections and some contemporary products. It consists of several different unexpected and fancifully rooms created by a diverse range of artists. It’s...

  •  Hakka House and Gulangyu Island Fujian

    2017 May 12th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Join us on this trip to see the amazing earthen houses of the Hakka people in the mountains of rural Fujian province. The itinerary includes visiting the Kaiyuan Temple, one of China’s largest and most important Buddhist temples; the East and West Pagoda, one of the most well preserved stone pagodas in China; and Qingjing Mosque, the oldest Mosque in China and one of the top ten Muslim holy sites in the world.  The last...

  •  Volunteer Appreciation Day

    2017 May 11th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is comprised of over 85 volunteers who are committed to making the Shanghai experience better for other expats. Today, we would like to thank the many volunteers in our association for their dedication and endless work. Therefore, there will not be an event today as we honor the SEA volunteers with a special celebration. If you are interested in becoming a SEA volunteer, please contact Marlene Bednarik at president@seashanghai.org. SEA events will...

  •  Indian Textile Print

    2017 May 10th, Wed 4:45 pm, at 4:45:pm 4:45 pm

    Indian textile block printing has a long history in fabric design and is still in use today for clothing and furnishings. Traditional craftsman carves out wooden blocks which are pressed into dye then used to print on stretched fabric. In this workshop, we will learn how to make our own blocks by cutting out a design then create an Indian textile print pillow cover to take home. Light Indian food will be served. Wine and...

  •  Sensory Evaluation of Green Teas

    2017 May 10th, Wed 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Do all green teas taste alike? Have you ever tasted a green tea and couldn’t put your finger on how to describe the flavor? Colorful descriptions exist for teas ranging from orchid to shea butter, but they don’t mean anything if you’ve never smelled or tasted them. During this class with Tracy Lesh, compare various green teas and discover how their flavors are crafted by the six basic steps of tea production. Then put your...

  •  Yu Mountain Mini Great Wall And Xing Fu Temple

    2017 May 9th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Yu mountain is known as the birth place of the Wu culture. The enlightened ancient leaders brought advanced agriculture and education to this area, resulting in an abundance of fish and rice for the people. The team from Yoho Guide will lead us to Jian Men pavilion at the peak of Yu Mountain where a fabulous view can be seen. From here we will take a short hike along a mini Great Wall. We will...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 May 8th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Enjoy coffee, tea and small snacks while visiting with old friends and meeting new friends. Shop at the numerous vendor tables, and enjoy a delightful musical presentation by the International Women’s Choir. Date: Monday, May 8 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card)...

  •  The Shanghai Gangster Tour

    2017 May 6th, Sat 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Take a tour through Shanghai with a “colonial gangster” and learn about the crime lords who once ruled the city like kings. From “Big Eared” Du with his lucky monkey heads to “Pockmarked” Huang and his police car drug distribution, get to know some of the early 20th century’s most powerful gangsters and find out why you wouldn’t want to cross them. Then, having got your bearings amongst the city’s leading criminal families, enjoy a...

  •  Health Talk: Vitamin D Deficiency

    2017 May 5th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Have you ever wondered if you are suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency? Join Dr. Frank Morris-Davies, the Chief Medical Officer and Family Doctor at Sino United Health Clinic for an engaging talk on Vitamin D deficiency. We will discuss why Vitamin D levels are important as well as how to keep these levels optimal. We will also learn about some surprising benefits of this vitamin. In addition to the talk, Sino United Health Clinic...

  •  Brush Painting with Wine

    2017 May 4th, Thu 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Shoubai Art Gallery and LaoWines have teamed up together to bring SEA a very special Chinese brush painting experience you will not forget. Famous Chinese painter, Johel Jiang will explain and demonstrate all the basics you need to get started.  Johel has studied and exhibited is work throughout China, Europe and Australia.  Under his guidance, you will learn new techniques and practice on some traditional brush painting subject matter such as bamboo, flowers, animals, birds,...

  •  Travel Talk: Australia and New Zealand

    2017 May 4th, Thu 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to learn more about these countries, please join us. Australia Expat Travel is a travel agency set up by an Australian, Vicki Baensch (a former Shanghai expat). Vicki has helped many SEA members with their travel planning and booking since 2004. Australia Expat Travel knows both countries well and offers local knowledge on where to go and what to do. There will...

  •  Express Spa Day: Foot Massage and Manicure or Pedicure

    2017 May 4th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Treat your hands or feet to a manicure or pedicure and soothe your tired feet with a 90-minute Oriental foot massage. The ancient Chinese art of healing uses pressure point massage techniques, mainly on the feet to remove blockages and restore the flow of energy. While you are being pampered, enjoy some refreshing lemongrass tea. DATE: Thursday, May 4 TIME: 9:45am registration, 10am to 12:15pm VENUE:     Subconscious Day Spa 183 Fumin Lu, near Julu...

  •  Shanghai Craft Walk (FULL)

    2017 May 3rd, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Join Craft’d for a three-hour tour taking the back streets and discovering the hidden alleys of their favorite craft shops and notion markets in Shanghai. We will visit art shops, book stores, and art suppliers, stopping for a coffee break in-between. Next, we will visit various craft shops with a huge range of craft supplies such as elastic, lace, ribbons, buttons, etc., as well as fabric shops and market. Finally, we will move onto the...

  •  Talk and Cooking Class at Lizzy’s Smoothies

    2017 Apr 28th, Fri 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Join us for a talk with Elizabeth Shieffelin, better known as the “Lizzy” of Lizzy’s All Natural. She’ll give us an overview on staying healthy in Shanghai, as well as a demonstration (and tasting) of three different smoothie recipes. We’ll learn to make a healthy green smoothie, a low sugar fruit smoothie, as well as a recipe using nut milk. Date: Friday, April 28 Time: 1:00pm registration, 1:15pm to 2:45pm talk and cooking class Venue:...

  •  Artist Christian de Laubadère Studio Visit (FULL)

    2017 Apr 27th, Thu 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Artist Christian de Laubadère has been in Shanghai over 12 years. His practice comprises of a unique process of applying materials upon painted canvas. He has immersed himself deeply in Chinese culture, which finds expression in his artworks. He will open up his studio, exclusively for SEA, for a private look. Born in 1945 in France, de Laubadère graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and taught at the Ecole des...

  •  Food Therapy with TCM

    2017 Apr 27th, Thu 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based food therapy is a Chinese dietary therapy. Under the guidance of TCM, food property regulates the body for health and to cure illnesses at early stages. By understanding TCM based food therapy, we can prevent and treat diseases by using foods correctly and reducing the intake of medicine. Anna Na, a registered Food Therapy Coach, who has studied TCM based food therapy for over 10 years will lead this discussion...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Apr 26th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, April 26 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  Get Carried Away @ Florentia Village Shanghai Designer Outlet

    2017 Apr 26th, Wed 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Quench your thirst for shopping at Florentia Village Shanghai Luxury Designer Outlet where close to 200 famous luxury, designer, and lifestyle brands, including Gucci, Armani, YSL, Fendi, Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Coach, and Nike, are primed to create a new look just for you. With amazing discounts up to 80% off, fashion has never been so attractive. On top of a shopping spree, you will be treated with free transportation to the Outlets; a private pizza-making...

  •  Yang Shan Deep Water Port

    2017 Apr 25th, Tue 7:50 am, at 7:50:am 7:50 am

    In 2012, Shanghai became the world’s biggest deep water port. Lisa Zhu will take us to the East China Sea in Pudong to explore this busy port. We will drive on one of the longest bridges, the East China Sea Bridge (or “The East Dragon”) where we will see windmills across the sea. The tour includes easy hikes on three small islands. While hiking we will have fantastic views of the ships loading the containers and we...

  •  Beyond the Concessions

    2017 Apr 24th, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    The area west of the former concessions used to be called “the Badlands” which was home to a broad spectrum of the Shanghai society. In the 1920s there lived wealthy Chinese trading families as well as newly rich foreigners. Famous schools and universities were situated in that area as well. In the 1940s the scene changed completely. Under the Japanese occupation countless casinos, bars, dance halls and brothels established there. Today, nothing of the latter...

  •  Smart Air Filters Talk (POSTPONED)

    2017 Apr 23rd, Sun 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Smart Air Filters is a Beijing-based social enterprise that provides affordable, yet highly effective, air purifiers to people throughout China, India, and Mongolia. Founded by Dr. Thomas Talhelm (U’Chicago) in 2013, Smart Air’s mission is to raise general air pollution awareness, and give more people access to cleaner air. Noah Willingham, the South China head for Smart Air Filters, will be giving a free informative workshop. The presentation will dive into the science behind air...

  •  Nanhui Peach Blossom Bike Ride (NEW DATE)

    2017 Apr 23rd, Sun 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Peach blossoms are seen as a symbol of love and prosperity. The Annual Nanhui Peach Blossom Festival is the best place to surround ourselves with masses of pink blossoms. We will take a bus for 1.5 hours from the city to bike in the beautiful countryside of Nanhui. We will then find a farm to try some locally grown fresh vegetables and fully enjoy the gifts of nature. In the afternoon, we will take the bus...

  •  Chinese Craft Beer Tasting (FULL)

    2017 Apr 22nd, Sat 2:45 pm, at 2:45:pm 2:45 pm

    These days, Tsingtao and Snow aren’t the only beers China has to offer. Come try some of China’s best craft beers at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen from Sichuan to an IPA from Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that...

  •  Kung Fu Tour

    2017 Apr 22nd, Sat 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    From the soft and graceful Taoist marital arts of Wudang Mountain, to the explosive Buddhist techniques of Shaolin Temple, China is famed for its rich martial arts heritage. This Kung Fu tour, led by Newman Tours, aims to give you a broad overview of that heritage, by not only taking you on a guided tour of Shanghai’s excellent Kung Fu Museum, but also giving you the chance to try your hand at Chinese martial arts....

  •  Sauvignon Blancs and Jazzy Reds (FULL)

    2017 Apr 21st, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Step into spring with a night of refreshing Sauvignon Blancs and light jazzy reds at Pudao Shanghai. Apart from chilling out with some SEA perennial favorites such as classy Sancerre and New Zealand Sauvignons, we shall sample some cool jazzy reds from Veneto and new wave Aussie reds that have been under the radar with our regular in house wine expert Kwan Tsui. And oh, for those who need to restore some sugar after a...

  •  Spa Event with GLAMOURLAB

    2017 Apr 21st, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    All of Shanghai has been talking about the amazing events being put on by GLAMOURLAB.  We’re excited to announce that for the first time we are able to offer a chance for SEA members to experience one of these popular pampering sessions. Spend 3 hours with GLAMOURLAB in the beautiful venue and choose from a selection of beauty, styling and wellness workshops. There will be 10-12 workshops on offer, and each guest will be able...

  •  Master Class on Shanghai Luxury Shopping

    2017 Apr 21st, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Shanghai’s Nanjing Road is one of the most prestigious shopping stretches in the world and home to Shanghai’s top designer flagship stores. On this unique walking tour Mrs. Jet-Set, a luxury brand expert, will blend the history and back stories of some of the world’s most iconic brands with a discussion on the architecture of these spaces. We will learn what inspired the architects, such as Louis Vuitton’s Peter Marino, and see where designers like...

  •  Sauvignon Blancs and Jazzy Reds

    2017 Apr 20th, Thu 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Step into spring with a night of refreshing Sauvignon Blancs and light jazzy reds at Pudao Shanghai. Apart from chilling out with some SEA perennial favorites such as classy Sancerre and New Zealand Sauvignons, we shall sample some cool jazzy reds from Veneto and new wave Aussie reds that have been under the radar with our regular in house wine expert Kwan Tsui. And oh, for those who need to restore some sugar after a...

  •  Understanding China’s Revolutionary Art

    2017 Apr 20th, Thu 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    We recognize the symbolic images of China’s revolutionary art through propaganda posters and iconic Socialist Realist portraits, but what truly defines China’s revolutionary art? When did it begin? Who were the early artists? How were the form and content conceived? Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a systematic understanding of Maoist era art by discussing the history of woodcuts that paved the way for the emergence of two distinct phases of art that took...

  •  Small Businesses in the Shadow of Modernization

    2017 Apr 20th, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Get a glimpse into the local businesses in an off the beaten path neighborhood. China’s urbanization has almost wiped out these small traditional businesses, but a few have held on. We will begin our visit at a nut roastery that has been passed down from father to son, and taste their signature peanuts. After, we will stop at a store that has been in business selling traditional Jinhua ham for close to 80 years. Next,...

  •  Hongkou Walk with Spencer Dodington

    2017 Apr 19th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Hongkou, just north of the Bund, is one of Shanghai’s more interesting neighbourhoods. Close to the city proper, it is an area largely unknown to the Chinese and expats alike. From the earliest Concession days, Japanese shop owners and other entrepreneurs came to the city in search of opportunities. By the 1920’s, there were more than 20,000 Japanese civilians living in Hongkou. In this walk, we will discuss their stories and explore the architectural remains...

  •  Spa Day at Hyatt on the Bund

    2017 Apr 19th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Choose a 90-minute treatment and enjoy access to the fitness center or facilities including the swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Please choose one: June Jacobs Hydrating Facial: Combining natural botanicals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and plant driven proteins this facial will nourish and revitalize the skin. A hand and foot paraffin wax is also included. Or Venus Swan Extra-firming Facial: This exclusive patented technology MP2 can effectively promote the synthesis of dermal collagen. It instantly enhances...

  •  Historic Former French Concession (FULL)

    2017 Apr 18th, Tue 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Our Former French Concession walk, led by Spencer Dodington, always gets rave reviews so you won’t want to miss it – this is one of the last two walks Spencer is hosting before he repatriates! Spencer will share his knowledge of the history of Shanghai architecture as we walk down the residential streets and lanes of the former West French Concession. We’ll start from the interesting enclave of shops and bistros at Ferguson Lane. Comfortable walking...

  •  Tai Chi: Sword Style

    2017 Apr 18th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai chi sword style incorporates the fundamentals of the sword into tai chi. It requires the body to be relaxed and the mind to be in a peaceful state while staying focused without abusing any power. The artistic quality of tai chi sword style has unique fitness benefits making it a popular style of exercise. Today, Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of sword style while carefully explaining each movement. Date: Tuesday,...

  •  ZBounce!

    2017 Apr 17th, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Join us as we bounce our way to fitness with a class at Z&B.  Each class participant will work with their own mini trampoline.  Working with the trampoline helps to keep the impact on joints low, and the energetic music will get your body moving!  Have fun bouncing to tunes with your friends, and afterwards enjoy a smoothie and small snack courtesy of Lizzy’s Smoothies! Date: Monday, April 17 Time: 1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 3:00pm...

  •  Crossing the Tracks: From Laobaixing to Legends (CANCELLED)

    2017 Apr 17th, Mon 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Just beyond HuaiHai Lu’s sparkling retail mecca lies the home of Shanghai’s laobaixing, or common people. Our walk begins in a shikumen development that housed some famous personalities. From there our journey winds through upscale neighborhoods with breathtaking villas hidden among towering plane trees. Here Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and English country style homes are restored to their former glory. We’ll zigzag through lilongs on obscure routes, and tour the former home of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of...

  •  Easter Brunch at the Waldorf Astoria (FULL)

    2017 Apr 15th, Sat 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    What better way to start off the Easter weekend than with family and friends at the Grand Brasserie, in the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Please join us as we dine in chic and sophisticated style with live piano music in the background. The spectacular buffet will feature Easter favorites and a chocolate extravaganza. While the wine flows, a classic egg hunt for the little ones will complete the Easter joy for the entire family. Date: Saturday, April 15 Time:...

  •  Being a Local in Yangpu

    2017 Apr 14th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Yangpu used to be the industrial district in old Shanghai where all the working class lived. Tonight, in the new Yangpu district, Lisa Zhu will take us on a guided tour to explore the unique local neighborhood that has over 50 years of history. We will join the locals in ballroom dancing and be challenged to a mahjong game by the automatic mahjong table in the community game room. Afterwards, we will take a stroll...

  •  Macramé Crystal Necklace

    2017 Apr 14th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor Margaretha teaches classes to the expat community throughout China. Today, she will introduce a macramé knotted necklace. Macramé patterns and knots are an easy and affordable craft to learn. It requires very few tools and just some simple knowledge of basic knots. This class teaches you how to create a nice necklace, combining crystals in your design. Date: Friday, April 14 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10:00am-11:30am...

  •  Mianzi – Keeping Face in China

    2017 Apr 13th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    This month, as we continue our talks about Chinese culture and traditions, our topic is keeping face in China. We always hear Chinese people talk about “mianzi,” which is simply translated into “face,” but its meaning is far beyond the word. Mianzi is extremely important in Chinese people’s lives. Ben-laoshi will introduce us to the basics of mianzi-culture and give us lots of examples, not only about keeping face in daily life, but also in...

  •  Indian Cooking Class

    2017 Apr 12th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Please join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make four Indian dishes out of her home: Chicken Dahi Masala, a chicken curry made with yogurt and tomatoes; Aloo Gobhi which is potato and cauliflower cooked with Indian spices; Green Pea Pulao which is a North Indian rice dish; and Minted Yogurt. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch. Date: Wednesday, April 12 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm class,...

  •  Calligraphy Association

    2017 Apr 11th, Tue 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Visit Si De Calligraphy and a painting association, both hidden in a peaceful Former French Concession shikumen house, to meet the members who love calligraphy and painting. Today, they will share their professional experience, display different types of calligraphy, and teach us about Chinese calligraphy culture. Mr. Zou, a professional calligraphy pen brush producer will explain the differences between pen brushes made from different materials. We will also learn how to write on or paint...

  •  Yixing Ceramics Capital

    2017 Apr 11th, Tue, at 12:00:am

    Join us on a two-day journey to Yixing, the Ancient Ceramics Capital of China and origin of dark-red enameled pottery. Yixing also has natural wonders such as limestone caves, 3500 hectares of tea plantations and over 800 miles of ancient bamboo forest, called the Bamboo Sea.  We will climb the No.1 peak in south of Jiangsu; enjoying the panoramic of Bamboo Sea.  At the base of the peak we will find the source of Taihu...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Apr 10th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Date: Monday, April 10 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2 or metro line 10 to Shanghai Library, exit 3 turn left on Gao’An Lu to Hengshang Lu and turn right) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required...

  •  Nanhui Peach Blossom Bike Ride (RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23)

    2017 Apr 9th, Sun 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Peach blossoms are seen as a symbol of love and prosperity. The Annual Nanhui Peach Blossom Festival is the best place to surround ourselves with masses of pink blossoms. We will take a bus for 1.5 hours from the city to bike in the beautiful countryside of Nanhui. We will then find a farm to try some locally grown fresh vegetables and fully enjoy the gifts of nature. In the afternoon, we will take the bus...

  •  Xujiahui

    2017 Apr 8th, Sat 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Today, Xujiahui may seem nothing more than a transportation nexus. Most Shanghai residents only go there to work or purchase questionably reliable electronic toys. A mere 20 years ago it was the deserted end of town, and 50 years before that, it was the centre of Jesuit power in eastern China. We will explore the remnants of this sacred history with a focus on the influence of Catholic missionaries at this, the far end of the...

  •  Street Corner Shopping

    2017 Apr 6th, Thu 12:00 pm, at 12:00:pm 12:00 pm

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask them, quite often the answer is, “A small shop on the corner of the street.” But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores or the faux bags and shoes; no more endless bargaining. Let’s explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles socks, jewelry, tea pots, and...

  •  Chinese Funeral Museum

    2017 Apr 5th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The Qingming Festival (Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb-sweeping Day) is the most important day for people to offer sacrifices to their ancestors. To understand the Chinese funeral customs, our guide Janny Chyn will show us China’s only Funeral Industry Museum. The modern, clean and brightly-lit museum offers an overview of the funeral business in China. During this guided tour, you’ll begin to understand Chinese funeral culture, hear amazing stories, and learn funeral history. This is...

  •  Guang Ming Cun: Shanghainese Cuisine (CANCELLED)

    2017 Apr 3rd, Mon 11:00 am, at 11:00:am 11:00 am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Every day at Guang Ming Cun, local Shanghainese people line up for takeout food from 10am to 6pm. A scalper might charge over 300 RMB for a front spot in line to buy mooncakes at this restaurant during Mid-Autumn Festival. Today, our guide Lisa Zhu will explain why this restaurant is so important to locals as we join her for a meal at this fascinating place. We will learn...

  •  Pingyao and Datong

    2017 Apr 1st, Sat, at 12:00:am

    The province of Shanxi is a treasure house of Buddhist arts, medieval cities and hidden temples.  Beginning in Pingyao Old Town we will walk along the ancient city wall, enjoy a lunch at a local courtyard, and spend the afternoon on a walking tour of the city. Pingyao is a fascinating step back in time. The next morning, we will drive to the Heng Mountain area to view the Hanging Monastery built high on a...

  •  Discover the Flavors of Indonesia (CANCELLED)

    2017 Mar 29th, Wed 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Indonesian cuisine has a unique blend of Dutch colonial influence along with traders from India, China, and the Middle East due to its geographical location and history. Being rich in natural resources and famed for its spices, Indonesian cuisine demonstrates extremely complex flavors layered with texture. Come indulge in Tumpeng, officially the national dish of Indonesia, a turmeric infused rice dish originating from Java that is presented in an...

  •  Hangzhou Tea Harvest Trip (NEW MEETING TIME)

    2017 Mar 28th, Tue 8:00 am, at 8:00:am 8:00 am

    Our journey begins on an hour long high-speed train to Hangzhou, with guides from Shanghai and Beyond. We’ll leave the city and cruise to the National Tea Museum to learn the history and development of tea. Next, visit the YangMeiLing tea village where the Ying family welcomes us as honored guests. We’ll hike up the trail to enjoy the once-a-year tea harvest.  Among the tea terraces, we’ll be introduced to Long Jing’s famous culture, history...

  •  Yangpu Walk Part 2

    2017 Mar 27th, Mon 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Is there anything still left of China in Shanghai? Being a globalized metropolis with Western influences, the city gets cleaned up everywhere and it is quite difficult to still get the feeling of being in China. To find it, we need to search off-the-beaten-track with Carolin Billetter and we will discover that true Chinese life still exists. Yangpu Part 2 will discover hidden places from the past and show where China still can be found...

  •  Swing Dancing (CANCELLED)

    2017 Mar 25th, Sat 8:00 pm, at 8:00:pm 8:00 pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Have you ever wanted to try swing dancing but didn’t know where to start? Come out with SEA for a fun night on the town! Learn some basic moves and enjoy a new experience in a beautiful 1920s café. The evening includes two drinks (wine or soda), one hour of swing instruction, and two hours of swing music with a DJ. Vintage dress is optional, but encouraged! Let’s swing...

  •  Jewels of Myanmar

    2017 Mar 25th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Travel with SEA friends to the Jewels of Myanmar.  Begin in Yangon, the gateway to the county and view the Shwedagon Pagoda covered in 60 tons of pure gold.  Fly to Bagan to visit a spectacular religious archaeological site and visit thousands of stupas, temples and monasteries along the Ayeyarwady River. Spend two days touring amazing remains with a choice of bike, cruise or horse-cart ride. Continue to Inle Lake to experience the famous leg-rowing...

  •  Chinese Characters

    2017 Mar 24th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    We continue our talks about Chinese culture and traditions. This month, our topic will be on Chinese characters, their origin, structure, and meaning. Ben-laoshi will introduce a lot of interesting information about the history and development of characters. He will tell fascinating legends behind some characters and give useful tips that will help us understand basic reading and writing rules. Bring a piece of paper and a pencil with you so you can practice a...

  •  Aerial Yoga

    2017 Mar 23rd, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Back by popular demand, another session of aerial yoga at Z&B Fitness.  One of the newest fitness trends in the US and around the world is aerial fitness- a combination of yoga, strength training, and aerial arts.  Z&B Fitness is offering a chance to try an introduction to the ZFly Aerial class especially for SEA members.  The class will be suitable for all fitness and experience levels- a great chance for you and your friends...

  •  Book Talk: Ruth’s Record

    2017 Mar 23rd, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The year 1941 was a turning point for the world, but long-time Shanghai resident Ruth Hill Barr had no way of knowing that when she started her five-year diary on January 1. Before the year was over, the Japanese Army had occupied Shanghai’s International Settlement, and she and her family were stranded as enemy aliens, soon to be placed in a Japanese internment camp. Join us today as Betty Barr talks about this book, which...

  •  The Adventures of Marco Polo: Life and Legend

    2017 Mar 22nd, Wed 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Marco Polo is known as one of the first Europeans to visit China and the author of The Marvels of the World; a book describing the miracles he saw. But the things he described were so strange that it was believed he had invented the stories. When asked by a priest on his deathbed to reveal that his stories were untrue, Marco Polo responded, “I did not tell half of what I saw, for I...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Mar 22nd, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, March 22 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  Spa Day at Four Seasons Pudong

    2017 Mar 22nd, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The elegant Flare Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong caters to beauty, inside and out. Start with a deep hydration foot ritual then choose your massage. Enjoy access to the spa facilities including the infinity edge swimming pool overlooking the Shanghai skyline and the high-tech fitness center. Please choose one: A Touch of Flare: This signature massage is delightful, delicious, and deluxe. Heated poultices on sore muscles are the icing on the spa...

  •  Make Your Own Espadrilles (CANCELLED)

    2017 Mar 21st, Tue 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Espadrilles are shoes with a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute rope. In this three hour workshop, you will learn how to make your very own espadrilles for the spring season. There will be lots of different materials available or if you prefer, you may bring your own cotton fabric (approximate one meter). Date: Tuesday, March 21 Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Craft’d...

  •  Forgotten World

    2017 Mar 21st, Tue 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Shanghai has so much hidden history with many astonishing buildings behind the stories. You may have seen the old shi ku men house, and you may have visited the phenomenal buildings on the Bund or Former French Concession area, but the one our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to today is nothing like anything else you have seen. It was first built as a dorm for the police officers who worked in the British police station. It was then converted into one of...

  •  Chinese Cooking Class

    2017 Mar 20th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Spring rolls have been popular throughout Asia for centuries and are believed to have originated in China. Pan-fried dumplings known as shengjian bao are a specialty of Shanghai and are one of the most common breakfast items since the early 1900s. Today, join us for a hands-on cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make these two signature Chinese dishes. Date: Monday, March 20 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue:...

  •  Shanghai’s Extraordinary Jewish Legacy

    2017 Mar 19th, Sun 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Join us for this fascinating historical tour of Jewish Shanghai. From the 1840s to 1950, waves of Jewish immigrants from Baghdad, India, Russia and Central Europe left their mark on Shanghai. We will start at the Bund exploring the Baghdadi Jewish heritage of our city. Then we will visit various places in Hongkou district, including the Ohel Moshe synagogue (now the Shanghai’s Refugees Museum), a monument in HouShan Park, and a Chinese (formerly Jewish refugee) home....

  •  Shanghai Race Club Tour

    2017 Mar 18th, Sat 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    The Shanghai Race Club tour led by Newman Tours is the most exciting way to discover the best of Shanghai’s most elegant heritage and captivating stories in the space of just four hours. During the tour we will view seven of the most iconic colonial buildings in Shanghai and share with you their secrets. The tour will finish at the former Shanghai Race Club building, where you will experience the thrill of the 1934 Shanghai...

  •  Travel Talk: Himalayas & the Indian Sub-Continent

    2017 Mar 17th, Fri 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    The Himalayas and the Indian Sub-Continent offers some of the world’s most stunning and majestic landscapes, from a tear-shaped island cast adrift in the Indian Ocean to the world’s highest mountain range.  Hidden among its valleys are ethnic villages and cities with untouched pristine cultures. These are the ultimate destinations for adventure seekers. Theng Hwee, from Country Holidays, has travelled the entire length of the Himalayas and Indian Sub-continent and will share how to plan the...

  •  A Bite of China

    2017 Mar 16th, Thu 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    In 2012, China Central Television Station launched a documentary, A Bite of China. It tells the history and stories behind Chinese cuisine: its symbolism; the relation between nature and the people; and the creation of unique foods and traditional recipes. The documentary has been greatly received and screened in Singapore, Australia, and soon France. Our guide Lisa Zhu has selected some episodes and would like to invite those that love food and traveling to watch this...

  •  Jewelry Making Workshop

    2017 Mar 16th, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Learn how to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor, Margaretha teaches jewelry classes throughout China to the expat community. Today, she will introduce the essential skills of jewelry making, then demonstrate and provide instruction as you design and create your own lariat necklace. Discover how jewelry making can be fun and surprisingly easy! Date: Thursday, March 16 Time: 10am to 11:30am Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu 虹桥路2239号,置信花园21号 Cost:...

  •  Cracking the Confucius Code-from Imperial Exam to the GaoKao

    2017 Mar 15th, Wed 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    In Shanghai’s Old City, the only former Confucius school provides an entertaining study explaining how Confucius single-handedly changed China’s ruling class system which led to today’s national entrance exam. First, we’ll explore some alleys and markets surrounding the school, where the lifestyle of locals is on full display, with woks sizzling, vendors clanging their bells, and the rattling of majiang tiles. Back at the school we’ll share stories and photos of the rigorous prep required...

  •  Tai Chi: Pushing Hands

    2017 Mar 14th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Tai chi pushing hands style was named after an internal Chinese martial arts routine with two people training together. Pushing hands style works to undo a person’s natural instinct to resist force with force, teaching the body to yield force and redirect it. This style of tai chi trains in the defensive and offensive movement principals of martial arts by learning to generate, coordinate, and deliver power to another while effectively neutralizing incoming forces in...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Mar 13th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Date: Monday, March 13 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2 or metro line 10 to Shanghai Library, exit 3 turn left on Gao’An Lu to Hengshang Lu and turn right) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required...

  •  Historic Suzhou Creek

    2017 Mar 12th, Sun 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Please join us for this fascinating tour, led by Spencer Dodington, to historic Suzhou Creek – one of Shanghai’s Twelve Conservation Areas. From the 1930s, Suzhou Creek was an important trade route and has witnessed the dramatic changes throughout Shanghai’s history. Bustling sailboats and busy water transports, a multitude of warehouses, mills and factories along its banks – these were all once a part of the Suzhou Creek neighborhood. Originally, most of these old buildings...

  •  Railway Museum & LuXun Memorial By City Bus (NEW MEETING LOCATION)

    2017 Mar 11th, Sat 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    Ever thought about getting on the local bus and exploring the city? Please follow Lisa Zhu for a fun bus ride. During the ride, we will stop at the Shanghai Railway Museum to learn how the railway system in China has developed significantly and changed the way of travel even living in the country. Discover what the old trains were like and the location of the first Shanghai train station. We will end in HongKou...

  •  Two to Tango-Chile and Argentina

    2017 Mar 10th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range, both with grandiose scenery and some of the very best wines in the New World. Yet their styles are fascinatingly different. Join Kwan Tsui, a wine educator, for a lighthearted but informative South American wine tasting tour at Pudao Wines Shanghai. From floral Torrontes to moreish Cabernets, regardless of whether you are a die-hard Argentinean Malbec fan or a Chilean Carménère...

  •  Two to Tango-Chile and Argentina

    2017 Mar 9th, Thu 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range, both with grandiose scenery and some of the very best wines in the New World. Yet their styles are fascinatingly different. Join Kwan Tsui, a wine educator, for a lighthearted but informative South American wine tasting tour at Pudao Wines Shanghai. From floral Torrontes to moreish Cabernets, regardless of whether you are a die-hard Argentinean Malbec fan or a Chilean Carménère...

  •  Wuzhen Water Town and Foot Binding Museum

    2017 Mar 9th, Thu 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Wuzhen lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai and is known for tranquil willow-lined canals and ancient architecture dating back over 2,000 years. The majority of the houses, workshops, and stores on the banks of the rivers have remained unchanged for centuries, lending an atmosphere of antiquity. Bridges, canals, water chambers, and almost everything there hold stories about the past. Inside the water town, we will visit the famous Foot Binding Museum....

  •  International Women’s Day Luncheon

    2017 Mar 8th, Wed 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Please join SEA as we unite with Deutscher Club Shanghai for International Women’s Day; a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. The House of Roosevelt at Bund 27 is a neo-classical building originally built in 1920. The Roosevelt family renovated the building in 2008 with a commitment to preserving the history and restoring the past glory of the architecture. The family has a long-standing and unique connection with China...

  •  Understanding Chinese Abstract Oil Painting

    2017 Mar 7th, Tue 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Western abstract art is acknowledged as having transformed the painted canvas as a modernist signifier. Yet, what about abstract art in China? Is it valid to claim that abstract oil painting in Asia is but a mere “derivative” of a western construct? How are we, as viewers, to understand Chinese abstract art? What do Chinese artists have to say about abstract art? To explore these issues, Art Historian Julie Chun will provide a concise lecture...

  •  Embroidery Tour (NEW MEETING LOCATION)

    2017 Mar 7th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Chinese embroidery is one of the most well known ancient Chinese art crafts, as well as the most delicate. Ke Si is the highest level of Chinese embroidery, exclusive to royal families. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us to meet Miss Chen Cheng, an expert in Chinese embroidery, who will talk about the mystical Ke Si world and show us some of the finest Chinese embroidery art and authentic ancient fabric. She will share her passion and...

  •  Qipao Tour

    2017 Mar 6th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Explore China’s changing perceptions of its most famous dress in relation to its modern history. Newman Tours will begin at the Shanghai Museum examining the origins of the qipao and how it was originally used as a tool of oppression by the Manchurians. Next, we will head to the Former French Concession and explore how the film industry encouraged people to look down on this style of dress. Finally, we will go and see some of...

  •  Historic Nanjing

    2017 Mar 4th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Join us on a weekend trip to Nanjing.  During our ride to Nanjing we will be introduced to the history of Nanjing by our tour guide Lisa Zhu.  After arriving at the Purple Mountains, we will begin with a visit to Sun Yat Sen mausoleum and proceed from there to the Ming Tomb.  Afterward enjoy a hike on Forsythia Mountain and enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Later we will visit the Fuzi Temple...

  •  Hair Treatment

    2017 Mar 3rd, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Bijin Hair is a premium hairdressing salon boasting a team of acclaimed international stylists. Today, come in for a deep conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair silky and healthy, shampoo, blow-dry, and style. Bijin Hair would like to offer a 20% discount for those attendees that would like to receive a haircut on this day. Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA Date: Friday, March 3 Time:...

  •  Noodle Tour

    2017 Mar 3rd, Fri 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    In the heart of Shanghai remains an old noodle production where they still make noodles with a machine that’s over half a century old.  All the workers in this small production have been working there for their entire lives, and most of the customers have been eating noodles from this place ever since they grew up.  Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable old noodle production before it disappears into history.  We...

  •  Towards Modernism

    2017 Mar 2nd, Thu 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    For our sixth session in the series Survey of Art in China, we turn our attention to the frequently asked question “What makes Chinese art modern?”  Through a systematic study that examines the social and political context following the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), Art Historian Julie Chun will take you back in time to a pivotal juncture in China’s history when art took a turn towards modernism within the confluence of East and West at the...

  •  Noodle Tour

    2017 Mar 2nd, Thu 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    In the heart of Shanghai, remains an old noodle production where they still make noodles with a machine that’s over half a century old. All the workers in this small production have been working there for their entire life, and most of the customers have been eating noodles from this place ever since they grew up. Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable old noodle production before it disappears into history. We...

  •  Indian Textile Print

    2017 Mar 1st, Wed 5:00 pm, at 5:00:pm 5:00 pm

    Indian textile block printing has a long history in fabric design and is still in use today for clothing and furnishings. Traditional craftsman carve out wooden blocks which are pressed into dye then used to print on stretched fabric. In this workshop, we will learn how to make our own blocks by cutting out a design then create an Indian textile print pillow cover to take home. Light Indian food will be served. Date: Wednesday, March 1 Time: 5:00pm to...

  •  Noodle Tour

    2017 Mar 1st, Wed 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    In the heart of Shanghai, remains an old noodle production where they still make noodles with a machine that’s over half a century old. All the workers in this small production have been working there for their entire life, and most of the customers have been eating noodles from this place ever since they grew up. Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable old noodle production before it disappears into history. We...

  •  Tibetan Teas

    2017 Feb 28th, Tue 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    In the high-altitude areas of Tibet, tea has been a daily necessity for centuries. Tibetan tea also served as a political weapon that replaced warhorses and was used as currency during economic recessions. Today, we will explore this concept at the Laoximen tea market. Laoximen translates to “old west gate” which refers to its former location at the Old City’s western gate. As we tour the market, we’ll learn about bainong culture which goes hand-in-hand with tea...

  •  Day Trip to Musical Instruments Factory & Shanghai Symphony Hall (CANCELLED)

    2017 Feb 27th, Mon 9:15 am, at 9:15:am 9:15 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Traditional Chinese musical instruments provide a link to the past. Whether played alone or in an orchestra, these contemporary versions of ancient-styled instruments bring to life the music of the ancestors and embody the spirit of an entire nation. Today, we will have the opportunity to visit Shanghai No.1 National Musical Instruments Factory to learn about traditional Chinese musical instruments and see how they are made. Afterwards, we will...

  •  Tale of Two Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (FULL)

    2017 Feb 24th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Fancy a fabulous wine tasting with some world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir? Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for a lighthearted but an informative evening world tour at Pudao Wines Shanghai. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are two of the most revered and celebrated grape varieties in the world and both can command astronomical prices at auctions. These two grapes may be poles apart in character, but curiously, they share the same home, Burgundy....

  •  Chinese Ink Painting: Plum Blossoms

    2017 Feb 24th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head teacher, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings. Today, we will watch her paint plum blossoms as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under Ms. Song’s guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Friday, February 24...

  •  Spa Day at The PuLi Hotel and Spa (FULL)

    2017 Feb 23rd, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    The Anantara Spa presents the very best way of relaxation with a range of ancient therapies from China, Thailand, and India. Join us as we take a 90-minute journey with your choice of treatment. Please choose one: Anantara Signature Massage: Its purpose-designed wringing, kneading, stretching, and effleurage combined with their signature blend of oils stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation of the muscles. Reflexology is also incorporated to remove blockages of energy along the...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Feb 22nd, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, February 22 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Spa Day at The PuLi Hotel and Spa (FULL)

    2017 Feb 22nd, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    The Anantara Spa presents the very best way of relaxation with a range of ancient therapies from China, Thailand, and India. Join us as we take a 90-minute journey with your choice of treatment. Please choose one: Anantara Signature Massage: Its purpose-designed wringing, kneading, stretching, and effleurage combined with their signature blend of oils stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation of the muscles. Reflexology is also incorporated to remove blockages of energy along the...

  •  Bao Tang Cantonese Soup

    2017 Feb 22nd, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Chinese believe in getting nutrients from natural foods rather than processed foods. Bao Tang is an old tradition that is still practiced in the Cantonese regions including Hong Kong. Mr. Xie, a Chinese dietitian, and our guide Lisa Zhu will talk about the magic secrets of Chinese soup and health maintenance. Let’s discover the secrets of staying healthy by eating healthy. In this session, we will focus on herb soups and dessert style soups in...

  •  Luncheon at CAPO

    2017 Feb 21st, Tue 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    CAPO is a modern take on the Italian rustic “Cook-House,” a room bustling with activity, in a contemporary setting. The prime meat and fresh seafood-centric menu created by Chef-Patron Enzo Carbone features artisanal and organic cuts seasoned with the finest Italian ingredients. The twin wood and charcoal-fired pizza ovens are the heart of the restaurant. Both ovens were custom-designed, imported from Italy, and handcrafted on the premises by a master artisan from Naples. Join us...

  •  Royal Asiatic Society Library (CANCELLED)

    2017 Feb 20th, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. The RAS library was founded in 1868 with Alexander Wylie’s collection of books. By 1937, the library’s immense collection was housed on the third floor of the RAS building, which is now the current Rockbund Art Museum. The library survived the Japanese occupation but was forced to close its doors in 1951. Most of the original collection has now been dispersed, but the library was re-established in 2007 by...

  •  XTend Barre

    2017 Feb 20th, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Join your friends for a fun workout this month at the newest Z&B Fitness studio location. Enjoy an Xtend Barre class exclusively for SEA members. The barre fitness craze began in the U.S. where exercises developed for the ballet were adapted for non-dancers, and a fantastic, low impact workout was born!  Barre focuses on small movements to improve posture and tighten muscles. After the class, enjoy a smoothie and snack courtesy of Lizzy’s Smoothies. Date:...

  •  Upcycle – Eco Design (NEW DATE)

    2017 Feb 20th, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will lead a private studio visit for SEA members to the studio and workshop of Jonas Merian, who creatively converts recovered objects into something uniquely appealing and surprisingly useful.  Even though many Chinese believe nothing should go to waste, there is a cultural reluctance to take on second-hand items. Taking many discarded goods, Jonas breathes new life into them. Based in Shanghai, Jonas is from Switzerland, and for seventeen years worked...

  •  Antique Maps: The Age of Exploration when West meets East

    2017 Feb 19th, Sun 2:15 pm, at 2:15:pm 2:15 pm

    Vince Ungvary will show how early European explorers came overland and across the seas to “discover” Asia. Starting with Marco Polo, these explorers returned to Europe with fabulous stories of the immense wealth and strange customs of the people in Asia. The lust for gold and spices first drew the Portuguese to the region, followed by the Dutch, the English, and the French. In their journeys, they mapped the Asian region in detail, creating beautiful...

  •  Tai Chi: Chen Style

    2017 Feb 17th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Created by Chen Wangting, the Chen style is the oldest and parent form of traditional tai chi styles. Chen style steps are agile and steady with the inner force leading the whole body. Characterized by “silk reeling,” imagine the task of raveling a silk worm’s cocoon in a single thread; smooth circular motions; as well as an even and continuous pressure with bursts of power. Today, you will learn Chen style tai chi with step-by-step...

  •  Shifting Forces: Paintings by the Shanghai School

    2017 Feb 16th, Thu 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    We continue the fifth session in the series Survey of Art in China. Through a systematic study, we will explore the socio-economic context in which the content of traditional Chinese painting took a shift toward modernism. This pivotal transition occurred none other than in our very own city of Shanghai. Through this museum talk, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will highlight the critical features that came to define “modern art” in China and discuss the prominent...

  •  Chinese Provinces (FULL)

    2017 Feb 16th, Thu 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    SEA will begin a series of talks about Chinese culture and traditions. Our topic this month is Chinese geography. Ben-laoshi will introduce us to the six main Chinese provinces, their history, and main characteristics, showing them on the map and mentioning their customs. You will learn how to recognize different minorities according to their traditions, languages, food, crafts, and clothes. He will emphasize the most fascinating places and sights located in different parts of the...

  •  Urban Planning Museum

    2017 Feb 15th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    As residents of Shanghai, we know the city has bold plans for the future. What better place to see the old versus the new than at this museum in People’s Square. Shanghai has every reason to be proud of its architectural heritage. Not only does the city hold some of the best early-20th century architecture in Asia, but urban development since 1992 has been nothing short of spectacular. Befittingly, Shanghai’s leaders have built one of...

  •  Valentine’s Day Baking Class

    2017 Feb 14th, Tue 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Online grocer FIELDS and Kim Melvin, Head Pastry Chef of The Commune Social, have teamed up to offer a special Valentine’s Day baking class for SEA members. Kim will teach us how to prepare a special dessert that can be taken home to share with your Valentine! Because this is a hands-on class, spaces are extremely limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Date: Tuesday February 14 Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: The Commune Social...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Feb 13th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Date: Monday, February 13 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Ocean Grounds Coffee Tasting

    2017 Feb 11th, Sat 9:00 am, at 9:00:am 9:00 am

    Owner Jimmy Lee has brought his Southern California vibes to Shanghai with this Café/Bar.  Ocean Grounds has upped the city’s coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee with elements of mixology.  We will taste four different coffees including The New Orleans – a frozen ball of chicory and coffee steeped in Ocean Grounds’ secret blend of spiced milk. Date: Saturday, February...

  •  Lantern Festival

    2017 Feb 10th, Fri 6:15 pm, at 6:15:pm 6:15 pm

    The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our guide Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten...

  •  Western Cooking Demo (CANCELLED)

    2017 Feb 10th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.  Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she caters and teaches cooking classes out of her home. Join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make three western dishes: chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and ricotta, baked vegetables, and apple crumble. Afterwards, learn more...

  •  Lantern Festival

    2017 Feb 9th, Thu 6:15 pm, at 6:15:pm 6:15 pm

    The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our guide Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten...

  •  Lantern Festival

    2017 Feb 8th, Wed 6:15 pm, at 6:15:pm 6:15 pm

    The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our guide Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten...

  •  Best of Shanghai

    2017 Feb 8th, Wed 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Shanghai a world metropolis is currently our home. But do we really know where we are? Do we have a broad overview of the city geographically and what do we know about its historical background to understand how the city works? This talk with Carolin Billetter will help us to get to that point. Together with her, we will experience Shanghai intensively, from the broad perspective down to little details. We will start with Shanghai beginnings as a fishing village then hear about...

  •  Chinese Massage and Manicure (FULL)

    2017 Feb 7th, Tue 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    What better way to start off the new lunar year than with a Chinese massage and manicure. Relax with some refreshing tea while your hands are treated to a manicure and rejuvenate with a Chinese massage. The soothing oriental touch eases migraines, stress, and tension related problems. Date: Tuesday, February 7 Time: 10:00am registration, 10:15am to 12:00pm Venue: Subconscious Day Spa 458 Dagu Lu 大沽路458号, 近四季酒店 Cost: RMB 200 Please email events@seashanghai.org by February 2,...

  •  Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur

    2017 Jan 26th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Exotic and colorful, the Land of the Kings is multi-faceted and intriguing! Celebrate the key highlights Rajasthan has to offer and meet specialist guides and unique characters who bring the history of the region to life. We will take a rickshaw ride into Old Delhi to visit historic monuments, palaces, shrines, and colorful bazaars. Experience the Taj Mahal at sunset and explore Old Agra’s culture. Another day will be spent exploring Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted...

  •  Brush Painting with Wine (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jan 25th, Wed 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Shoubai Art Gallery and LaoWines have teamed up together to bring SEA a very special Chinese brush painting experience you will not forget. Famous Chinese painter, Li ShouBai will explain and demonstrate all the basics you need to get started. Under his guidance, you will learn new techniques and practice on some traditional brush painting subject matter such as bamboo, flowers, animals, birds, or insects. To make the workshop...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Jan 25th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, January 25 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Day Trip to Jiaxing Ancient Town & Qingchi Hot Spring (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jan 24th, Tue 7:45 am, at 7:45:am 7:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  A hot spring experience plus delicious cuisine is the perfect day trip this winter. Jiaxing, a city around 100 kilometers from Shanghai, is a wonderful place for us to enjoy the hot springs and local food. In Jiaxing Ancient Town, there are many restaurants that specialize in mutton, and it is one of the most popular dishes in the winter. After lunch, we will go to Qingchi Hot Spring...

  •  Spa Day at The Peninsula (FULL)

    2017 Jan 23rd, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The 1930s Shanghai-inspired Peninsula Spa is dedicated to restoring energy and balance through world-class traditional and modern treatments. Today, choose an 80-minute treatment and try lyengar yoga with a certified teacher, challenge your body at the fully equipped fitness centre, and enjoy the stunning Art Deco-inspired indoor heated pool. Please choose one: Immune Booster Winter Retreat: This unique and powerful Ayurvedic Indian therapy and TCM inspired massage focuses on warming the body, relieves seated tension and...

  •  DIY: Bath Fizzers

    2017 Jan 20th, Fri 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Bath fizzers smell amazing and are simple and fun to make! Today, you will be able to customize your bath fizzers by adding your own choice of essential oils and colors. They make a great gift for others or as a relaxing treat for yourself. This class includes all the resources and equipment you will need to create six lovely bath fizzers. Date: Friday, January 20 Time: 1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai...

  •  Jewelry Making Workshop

    2017 Jan 20th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Learn how to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor, Margaretha teaches jewelry classes throughout China to the expat community. Today, she will introduce the essential skills of jewelry making, then demonstrate and provide instruction as you design and create two bracelets of your own. Discover how jewelry making can be fun and surprisingly easy! Date: Friday, January 20 Time: 10:00am to 11:30am Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu 虹桥路2239号,置信花园21号...

  •  Historic Former French Concession (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jan 19th, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.  Our Former French Concession walk, led by Spencer Dodington, always gets rave reviews so you won’t want to miss it! Spencer will share his knowledge of the history of Shanghai architecture as we walk down the residential streets and lanes of the former West French Concession. We’ll start from the interesting enclave of shops and bistros at Ferguson Lane. Comfortable walking shoes and a camera are a must. Date: Thursday,...

  •  Luncheon at Daimon Bistro

    2017 Jan 18th, Wed 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Chef Alvin Leung holds three Michelin stars at his flagship restaurant, Bo Innovation, in Hong Kong. His new restaurant in Shanghai, Daimon Bistro, has a casual setting with many retro elements derived from old Kowloon City. The menu has a focus on small plates designed for sharing and features a mix of Chinese, Western and Southeast Asian cuisines. Join us as we celebrate Chinese New Year at this new restaurant on the Bund! MENU Dim...

  •  Dou Di Zhu

    2017 Jan 17th, Tue 12:45 pm, at 12:45:pm 12:45 pm

    Dou Di Zhu means “fight the landlord” and is one of the most popular card games in China. Lisa Zhu and local card game master Xiu Lan will teach us how to play this national card game which is described as easy to learn but hard to master because it requires mathematical and strategic thinking as well as carefully planned execution. The game starts with players bidding for the landlord position and those who lose...

  •  Canton: The birthplace of colonialism in China

    2017 Jan 17th, Tue 10:15 am, at 10:15:am 10:15 am

    Guangzhou, formerly called Canton, used to be the most important trading port between the western nations and China in colonial times, and it is still one of the major trading hubs today. It was also the place where China’s modern history began. Here, Sun Yatsen started his campaign against the imperial powers in Beijing and the era of a new and modern China. The western nations left their traces here as well, with colonial style...

  •  ZCycle!

    2017 Jan 16th, Mon 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Please join us for another installment of SEA’s popular group fitness classes at Z&B Fitness. This month, we’ll be giving indoor cycling (spinning) a try! No experience is necessary and all levels of fitness can participate. The amount of resistance on the bike is completely customizable and up to you. Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing, but bike shorts and bike shoes are not required. After the class, enjoy a smoothie and snack courtesy...

  •  Chinese New Year Cooking Class (FULL)

    2017 Jan 16th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Spring Festival, is a very important holiday and the longest lasting 15 days. Chinese New Year begins with a reunion dinner that is held on New Year’s Eve when family members gather for a celebration and a traditional meal. One of the traditional dishes eaten during the holiday are long noodles because they represent long life. In this hands-on cooking class, we will learn how to make...

  •  Chinese Wine Tasting (FULL)

    2017 Jan 13th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Celebrate Chinese New Year with some great Chinese wines! Get to know some fabulous Chinese wines for an informal tasting evening with Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert from Pudao Shanghai. Ever since Helan Mountains had been awarded with the best Cabernet trophy by the renowned Decanter Wine Challenge in 2011, Chinese wines have confidently shaken off its jug wine image and have undergone a renaissance for boutique wines in recent years. Explore Ningxia, one...

  •  Tai Chi: Fan Style

    2017 Jan 13th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    The fan style is a unique style of tai chi that includes martial arts and dance movements. The fan is used as a special martial arts weapon that can attack and defend. Today, Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of fan style while carefully explaining each movement. Tai chi fan style is an ornamental and artistic fitness exercise that is full of beauty and elegant style. Date: Friday, January 13 Time: 9:45am registration,...

  •  Harbin: Ice Wonderland

    2017 Jan 13th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Renowned as the home of the ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual Lantern Festival from January to early February. Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snow city, nick-named “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence. During this SEA trip, we will visit the St. Sophia Church, Zhao Lin Park, Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Enclosure, and Ice & Snow World. Hotel accommodation at the Shangri-La Harbin, airfare and all meals are included. Depart:...

  •  Day Trip to Suzhou Pearl Market

    2017 Jan 12th, Thu 8:30 am, at 8:30:am 8:30 am

    This sprawling market in the outskirts of the city is widely acknowledged as the largest market in China for freshwater pearls. Suzhou is quite the destination when it comes to shopping for pearls. In China, it doesn’t take too long before you realize that pearl vendors are ubiquitous, particularly around famous city attractions. There are several buildings spread out over the market, and together they house hundreds of small booths that represent different companies who...

  •  Introduction to Calligraphy and Ink Painting

    2017 Jan 11th, Wed 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    We continue the fourth session in the series Survey of Art in China where through a systematic study, we will explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting arose in China. Why is calligraphy one of the highest and most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some of the layers of mystique, the findings will astound and bemuse you. As to ink...

  •  Asian Cooking Class

    2017 Jan 11th, Wed 10:45 am, at 10:45:am 10:45 am

    Mr. Meat focuses on food safety, great taste, and healthy choices. They work with only well-known and respectable plants from around the world and offer hormone-free, free-range imported poultry, free-range Iberian pork, and imported grass-fed beef. Please join us for this hands-on cooking class as we integrate some traditionally western meat cuts into Asian cuisine. Today, we will learn how to make Beef Stew Noodles and a Thai Chicken Salad. After we have cooked our...

  •  A Painter and A Chef (POSTPONED)

    2017 Jan 10th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed. Xie Cheng Cheng is a self-taught local painter whose work has been collected by many corporations and private collectors. Today, he will share with us the story of his life from being a fireman, to one of the very first professional models in Shanghai back in the 1980’s, to a hotel manager. During those jobs, he never gave up on his painting. Now, he is a successful painter and...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Jan 9th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Date: Monday, January 9 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Coffee Morning

    2016 Dec 12th, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Date: Monday, December 12 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Can China’s Heritage Survive its Economic Success?

    2016 Dec 10th, Sat 4:00 pm, at 4:00:pm 4:00 pm

    Please join Brian Linden from the Linden Centre for this interesting talk. He will focus on the challenges China faces in trying to balance cultural and heritage preservation and excessive development, especially in tourism destinations like Lijiang and Dali.  He will retrace how and why he and his wife, Jeanee, has established projects like the Linden Centre and discuss their continued attempts to create a new and more sustainable tourism model for China that combines...

  •  Sparkling Celebration Wine Tasting

    2016 Dec 9th, Fri 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style with plenty of bubbles and champagnes at Pudao Shanghai! Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for an informal and exciting exploration on some iconic sparkling wine regions in the world. From delightful Proseccos, sensual Burgundian Brut roses, to majestic vintage Champagnes, this is a great opportunity to get under the skin of some of the World’s great wines, and see why champagne has become arguably the most...

  •  Sculpture Gallery

    2016 Dec 9th, Fri 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    For our third session of the course Survey of Art in China led by Julie Chun (MA, Art History), we will explore the ancient sculptures of China. We will study how sculpture served as funerary objects and then later as religious markers for reliquaries, steles, and stone monuments. This will help you to better understand how foreign and indigenous doctrines became contextualized as institutional religions in ancient China. By the end of this museum lecture,...

  •  Sparkling Celebration Wine Tasting

    2016 Dec 8th, Thu 6:45 pm, at 6:45:pm 6:45 pm

    Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style with plenty of bubbles and champagnes at Pudao Shanghai! Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for an informal and exciting exploration on some iconic sparkling wine regions in the world. From delightful Proseccos, sensual Burgundian Brut roses, to majestic vintage Champagnes, this is a great opportunity to get under the skin of some of the World’s great wines, and see why champagne has become arguably the...

  •  Nanxun Cultural Immersion

    2016 Dec 8th, Thu 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    There are many water towns to visit in the surrounding areas of Shanghai, but the ancient town of Nanxun is unique due to its stunning blend of eastern and western architecture. Nanxun was built from the profits of wealthy silk merchants who traveled overseas and eventually retired here, bringing with them a western influence. The team from Shanghai & Beyond will give you a deeper appreciation, and a local historian will share his knowledge of the...

  •  Holiday Wrapping Party (CANCELLED)

    2016 Dec 7th, Wed 11:00 am, at 11:00:am 11:00 am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Please join us for a Holiday Wrapping Party! Bring your gifts that need to be wrapped and choose from the wrapping paper buffet including three different types of paper, three accouterment gift toppers, ribbon, and tape. While you are wrapping, food will be provided. Paper Tiger Shanghai will also provide instructions for new wrapping styles based on your gift size. MENU Finger Sandwiches Curry Puffs Salad Coffee or Tea...

  •  Zumba!

    2016 Dec 6th, Tue 1:45 pm, at 1:45:pm 1:45 pm

    Wildly popular Z&B Fitness has expanded again with a new studio in Jing’an. Take this opportunity to check out the new purpose built facility and try out one of their signature classes. When James and Siri started their boutique fitness studio, Zumba was one of the first classes offered and is still one of the most popular. A fun workout that can be tailored to your level of fitness; you will have a blast moving...

  •  Cooking Demo at Kanika’s Kitchen

    2016 Dec 6th, Tue 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make three dishes perfect for the winter: Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Vegetable Pissaladiere, and Chicken Stroganoff. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch....

  •  Subconscious Day Spa

    2016 Dec 6th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate the skin leaving you relaxed and is perfect for stress relief; and a 60-minute Oriental...

  •  Taoism, Tea, and TCM

    2016 Dec 5th, Mon 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Tea, like wine and coffee, has long been the medium for conversation and sharing. In China, tea is also associated with spiritual practices and a holistic approach to health. The team from Shanghai & Beyond will lead us on a tour to explore this complex relationship at a Traditional Chinese Medicine pharmacy and Taosim temple, to learn how their practices have influenced tea culture. We’ll enjoy lunch and a tea ceremony, surrounded with dramatic antique carvings and...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Dec 5th, Mon 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this event on Tuesday, December 6. Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate...

  •  Holiday Brunch at Wanda Reign on the Bund

    2016 Dec 3rd, Sat 11:00 am, at 11:00:am 11:00 am

    Please join us for a special holiday brunch at a five-star hotel located in the exciting Shanghai city center with the picturesque banks of the Huangpu River and Pudong skyline in the backdrop. This festive buffet feast will include a variety of appetizers, charcuterie, seafood, soup, noodles, hot dishes, a carving station including roasted turkey, an assortment of desserts, and free-flow sparkling wine, red wine, and white wine. To guarantee your seat at this brunch,...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Dec 2nd, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this event on Tuesday, December 6. Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate...

  •  11th Shanghai Biennale (FULL)

    2016 Dec 1st, Thu 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked. The Power Station of Art is the first state-instituted contemporary museum in Shanghai. It opened on October 1, 2012 as the main venue for the Shanghai Biennale, a global event that takes place every two years showcasing works by international and Chinese artists. This year’s guest curator is the contemporary artist group Raqs Media Collective from New Delhi, India. With the theme “Why Not Ask Again?” this year’s biennale seeks...

  •  Hidden Alleyways of the FFC

    2016 Dec 1st, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    The “Shanghailander“ and founder of China Culture Consulting Co., Carolin Billetter, has created a walk through the hidden alleyways of the Former French Concession. You will have a peak behind the curtains of the famous Tianzifang and get to know even smaller paths behind the lanes. You will hear many historical stories and facts about the typical “haipai” lifestyle of colonial times and today while enjoying the wonderful relaxed atmosphere in that area – vive...

  •  Bird Nest Afternoon Tea (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 30th, Wed 1:00 pm, at 1:00:pm 1:00 pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Yan Bo (Bird Nest) – Do you know why the Chinese, especially women are so obsessed about it and consider it the best delicacy? Where do they find it? How do they make it look like the ones in the box at the TCM pharmacy? How are they prepared? Our guide Lisa Zhu, and the owner of the teahouse that specializes in bird nest, will unravel the puzzles and invite us...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 Nov 30th, Wed 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, November 30 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Nov 30th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked. We are repeating this event on Tuesday, December 6. Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate...

  •  Songjiang Museum and Meiji Chocolate Factory (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 29th, Tue 8:45 am, at 8:45:am 8:45 am

    Unfortunately, this Day Trip has been cancelled. Songjiang Museum displays archeological artifacts and relics unearthed in Songjiang, as well as items of modern history. After guiding us through the museum, Janny Chun will show us the Square Pagoda, erected in the Northern Song Dynasty (949AD). Made of wood and bricks, the nine-story pagoda stands 42.5 meters high and is acknowledged as the most beautiful ancient pagoda in the region south of the Yangtze River. The...

  •  Chai Yiming Artist Studio Visit

    2016 Nov 28th, Mon 10:30 am, at 10:30:am 10:30 am

    Art Historian Julie Chun will lead a rare opportunity for SEA members to visit the studio of contemporary ink artist Chai Yiming. Chai Yiming, born in Harbin in 1965, currently lives and works in Shanghai. His meticulous brushwork in the freehand style depicts dynamic interpretations of natural and manmade landscape while combining a blend of Chinese traditional styles with contemporary experimentations. His paintings have the appearance of a literati work of art, yet is also...

  •  Spin Ceramics

    2016 Nov 25th, Fri 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Please join Dr. Jeremy Guo as he introduces Spin. He will talk about how Spin started and its history. He will also introduce the design concepts that Spin uses. The ceramics are made in the famous “Porcelain Capital” Jingdezhen with traditional techniques dated from the Ming dynasty. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as being “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.”  A team of eleven designers and craftsmen develop new...

  •  Bauble Wreath Workshop

    2016 Nov 24th, Thu 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    Decorate your home for the Christmas holiday with your very own bauble wreath. Please join us in today’s workshop where you will make your own wreath. There are lots of baubles to play with including ornament balls, pinecones, and ribbons. You will leave with a very festive accessory for your home! Date: Thursday, November 24 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 382 Shanxi Nan Lu 2/F, near Fuxing Lu (metro lines 1, 10, or...

  •  POP Goes Warhol

    2016 Nov 23rd, Wed 2:00 pm, at 2:00:pm 2:00 pm

    Yuz Museum features two exciting exhibitions. First is OVERPOP, an exhibition based on the curatorial concept by Jeffrey Deitch, former director of MOCA LA in which American and European art from the Yuz Foundation will be shown in conjunction with selected art by Chinese contemporary artists. The museum talk will be led and moderated by Julie Chun (MA, Art History and Contributing writer for Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art) to examine the artistic legacy...

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2016 Nov 23rd, Wed 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Glass is a beautiful material that comes in bright colors and many different shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will lead us to a glass workshop where we will have a fun experience of making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a Doctorate Degree in the field of Glass at...

  •  Luncheon at Jade on 36

    2016 Nov 22nd, Tue 11:30 am, at 11:30:am 11:30 am

    Jade on 36 is a chic destination offering modern European Asian fusion cuisine alongside stunning views of the Bund and Shanghai’s cityscape. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Jeremy Biasiol, who brings with him over 20 years of experience in French gastronomy that includes working in several Michelin-starred establishments around the world, the restaurant offers a menu that features classic dishes with a playful Asian twist. Starter (please choose one): Egg cooked in a jar, shrimp,...

  •  Spa Day at Shangri-La Pudong

    2016 Nov 21st, Mon 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    CHI embraces a holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, CHI spa treatments are based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body. You are invited to enjoy an indulgent surrender to the intuitive touch of qualified CHI therapists and the restorative powers of fragrant oils, aromatic herbs, and spices. Following the luxurious treatment, a two-course healthy lunch will be served at Jade on 36....

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2016 Nov 21st, Mon 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Glass is a beautiful material that comes in bright colors and many different shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will lead us to a glass workshop where we will have a fun experience of making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a Doctorate Degree in the field of Glass at...

  •  Capture it Before it’s Gone…

    2016 Nov 20th, Sun 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai’s Jewish history expert Dvir Bar-Gal, this three-hour walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your video or still camera to capture Shanghai’s treasured, yet disappearing scenes. The fascinating street sights of this tour will suit anyone, with or without a camera. We will walk off the beaten paths of the Old City. Starting at the Old City’s east gate area, we will stroll westward through the disappearing lanes and markets, going through an...

  •  Shanghai Antiques Tour

    2016 Nov 19th, Sat 1:15 pm, at 1:15:pm 1:15 pm

    Whether you’re a professional Chinese antiques collector, an enthusiastic hobbyist, or a complete newcomer who just wants to decorate your home with a few unique works of art, this Newman Tours experience will be right up your alley. During this four-hour exploration of Shanghai’s best antique stores you will see Ancient Chinese Furniture Specialists, make a visit to Shanghai’s Professional Collectors Antiques Market, and get an introduction to the little known world of Shanghai Art...

  •  Italian Cocktail Class

    2016 Nov 18th, Fri 2:30 pm, at 2:30:pm 2:30 pm

    Spend your Friday afternoon at an intimate cocktail class in the gorgeous light filled space of Va Bene in Xintiandi. What better place to learn and enjoy the afternoon, Italian style? We will learn how to make three Italian cocktails while enjoying some canapés. In order to allow as much hands-on learning as possible, the group will be kept to a small size. Reserve your space early so you don’t miss out! Date: Friday, November...

  •  Chinese Knots Workshop

    2016 Nov 18th, Fri 10:00 am, at 10:00:am 10:00 am

    One of the traditional Chinese knotting that is used very widely is called Pipa knot. The knot takes on the shape of the traditional Chinese musical instrument, and consists of a Yin part and the Yang part to tie as one pair. This knot can be made into a bracelet, earrings, a decorative button, or as the finishing touch for holiday gift wrapping. Pipa is the Chinese Lute that dates back more than 2000 years...

  •  Italian Cocktail Class

    2016 Nov 17th, Thu 2:30 pm, at 2:30:pm 2:30 pm

    Spend your afternoon at an intimate cocktail class in the gorgeous light filled space of Va Bene in Xintiandi. What better place to learn and enjoy the afternoon, Italian style? We will learn how to make three Italian cocktails while enjoying some canapés. In order to allow as much hands-on learning as possible, the group will be kept to a small size. Reserve your space early so you don’t miss out! Date: Thursday, November 17...

  •  Ink Factory Tour

    2016 Nov 17th, Thu 8:35 am, at 8:35:am 8:35 am

    Chinese invented ink not long after they started to write. We’ve all been impressed watching the art of calligraphy but do you know how the ink is made and why some is so expensive? Our guide, Lisa Zhu invites us to find the answers by visiting the ink factory, hidden in downtown Shanghai. We will work on a piece of ink art of your own and take it home as a memory of this special experience. Date: Thursday,...

  •  Royal Asiatic Society Library…a Hidden Gem in the FFC (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 16th, Wed 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. What is this RAS…is it a secret society… is it royal? Actually, it’s neither, and if a good ole Texas boy named Spencer Dodington and an Ohio hillbilly named Tracy Lesh can join, then so can you. It was formed 150 years ago by a group of Shanghai expats who enjoyed the pursuit of Chinese culture and wanted to publish their knowledge. Today, their views and discoveries are yours to explore at...

  •  Shanghai Story: The Wok Brothers

    2016 Nov 16th, Wed 9:30 am, at 9:30:am 9:30 am

    Most Chinese people cook with just one wok. They use it to stir fry, stew, and sometimes they even make soup in it; all in one magic wok! Brothers Ceng took over a hand-made wok business from their father, and, everyday for over 40-years, they have been pounding on iron sheets in a space that is no more than 12 square meters. Our guide, Lisa Zhu will take us to visit the legendary “Wok Brothers”...

  •  Shibori Workshop

    2016 Nov 15th, Tue 1:30 pm, at 1:30:pm 1:30 pm

    Learn about the various Japanese techniques of Shibori to create random designs using scrap pieces of cloth. We will try the Sekka method using fan folds and blocks, the Arashi method of using a pipe to twist and make folds, as well as the more well known method of Kanoko associated with tie dye using rubber bands and beads. We can also try the subtle method of Kumo that uses stitches to create gathers. The...

  •  Holiday Baking Class

    2016 Nov 15th, Tue 9:45 am, at 9:45:am 9:45 am

    Take festive gifting a notch up this year and learn how to make your own gingerbread from Chef Beat Loeffel at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai’s affable Executive Pastry Chef who is armed with more than 30 years of experience working in over 10 countries. Have fun creating your own personalized gingerbread with colorful icing and Christmas ornaments, and be rewarded with a hearty lunch after. Date: Tuesday, November 15 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm...

  •  Taipei Essential

    2016 Nov 15th, Tue, at 12:00:am

    Travel to Taipei to learn about the history and culture of the people and surrounding areas. We will witness the contrast of nostalgic street scenes and modern architecture. Experience Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper, visit Jiufen old street with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, encounter the golden waterfall, and view the harbor at Danshui Fisherman’s Wharf with floating piers and a boat shaped bridge spanning the harbor. Don’t miss this trip if you are a first...