Goodbye MAO Livehouse

January 7th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog

Goodbye MAO Livehouse

Mao Livehouse is moving and is offering free admission TONIGHT for its final night at the current location.

Shanghai Squared will be there, will you?

Montage à Trois

December 20th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Scene

Montage à Trois

Last Saturday, three amateur photographers converged on Maison Pourcel to display their work in a Montage à Trois. Check out the Wes Anderson inspired video taken at the event and some of the featured photographs.

What are you doing Saturday night?

December 17th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

What are you doing Saturday night?

What are you doing Saturday night?

Because the newly renamed and revamped The Oz (formally OzNz) is offering seven and a half hours of open bar in what looks to be this weekends best deal in town.

Those of you carrying the X and Y chromosome may be a little dismayed to find out that you have to pay 20 RMB more then your XX counterparts.

While this may seem a little unfair, the “at the door” charge is 150 RMB irrespective of your sex. Ladies, best RSVP asap to cash in on the sexism.

The night is set to finishes up at Club Gaga’s opening night.

Shanghai knows how to exploit a celebrity name to promote a club like no other. First Obama Club, now Club Gaga. I’m holding out for Club Julian Assange – it’s gonna be off the hook!

Spotted! at Sh2 Launch Party

December 13th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Spotted!

Spotted! at Sh2 Launch Party

Here are some of the best moments captures at the Shanghai Squared Launch party last Friday night. Can you spot the product placement?

Free Amateur Photography Exhibition this Sunday

December 8th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

Free Amateur Photography Exhibition this Sunday

This Sunday 10th December marks the first Montage à Trois – a collect of work by three amateur photographers:

Jon Cruise (Belgium)

Liz Grabenstein (USA)

Stephen Wright (Ireland) – yes, this is shameless self-promotion.

This free event will take place at Maison Pourcel and kicks off around 6pm.

The restaurant is running a special food and drink deal for the night but there is no obligation to buy.

100 RMB for three classes of wine

120 RMB for three plates of tapas

Prints of photos will be available for 50 RMB a pop (60x40cm).

Ammended Congratulations

December 5th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

Ammended Congratulations

Yesterdays blog stated that Shanghai Squared’s own Colin Johnson would be running the full 26 miles of today’s marathorn and joked he might do it in under two hours, nine minutes (the current record).

Imagine my disbelief when received a text from the man himself announcing that he had finished in just one hour and 26 minutes, thereby smashing the record. It took a few seconds for the penny to drop that Colin was only running the half marathon. The American college graduate has indeed not beaten the skinny Ethiopian record holder, this time.

I therefore have two appologies to make:

First, I apologise to our readers for publishing inaccurate information (a journalistic sin of the highest order.) Second, to Colin for somewhat undermining his actually achievement.

I’d like to finish this amendment by congratulating Colin Johnson on finishing today’s (not to be undermined) half-marathon in a very impressive 193 place (one hour and 26 mins).

Shanghai Marathon Tomorrow

December 4th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

Shanghai Marathon Tomorrow

Tomorrow sees Shanghai’s 11th annual international marathon. Shanghai Squared’s own, Colin Johnson, is running all 26 miles with a predicted 18,000 other runners.

The race starts on Nanjing Dong Lu Pedestrian Street and finishes by the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Pudong. This being China, the course has been specially designed to show off the cities most impressive landmarks.

The race record was set in 2008 at two hours, nine minutes and nine seconds by Melese Gashaw from Ethopia.

Let’s see if Colin can knock a few minutes off it. Good luck.



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