The More Than Just Food Series tackles the history, creation + sociopolitical meanings behind those yummy, home-cooked meals from your childhood, to the first Chinese Canadian restaurants + today’s current food scene.
We’ll analyse the ties between identity + food, its place in Western society + more.
• Chinese Canadian Restaurant Night •
🕑 November 8 | 6 – 9PM | Shanghai Restaurant | $12
Dinner + a Documentary! 🎬 We’ll start the night off with a Chinese Canadian dinner at Shanghai Restaurant, one of the first restaurants in Ottawa’s Chinatown. We’ll follow it with a 1hr screening of The Search for General Tso + a discussion following the night about the social + historical ties to Chinese Canadian identity.
• Cooking Workshop • 饺子 / 餃子 jiǎo zi / gaau2 zi2 • $15
🕑 December 9 | 10AM – 1PM | T&T Supermarket | 224 Hunt Club Rd.
Victoria Song will lead a dumpling workshop with her family’s dumpling recipe! ✨ Join us for a hands-on tutorial + figure out the trick to dumpling folding! You’ll get to eat what you make afterwards + join us in a discussion about food, identity + reconnecting to our roots.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION! Please register + save your space by filling out the online form. There are limited spaces + we will need to purchase ingredients + reserve appropriate spaces! https://goo.gl/XM5eDd
WORKSHOPS are open to Chinese Canadians of all ages! Kids, Students, Adults + Seniors alike. 👵 We’ll also be taking photos at the events, so please let us know either via message or at the event if you would prefer not to have your photo taken 🙂
FUNDRAISING FOR SPAO WITH CHINA DOLL!
The legendary China Doll will lead us through an array of entertainment including an outdoor screening of the fabulous 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, along with karaoke, a Silent Auction, a 50-50 draw, and some unexpected surprises.
WHAT: Fundraiser for the Ottawa Art Society with China Doll
WHEN: Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7 pm – 1 am
WHERE: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset Street West, Ottawa
TICKET PRICE: $20 Admission
Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
& some unexpected surprises
*The Silent Auction will include Gift Certificates from the Shanghai Restaurant, the Ottawa Art Society, the National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the National Arts Centre, the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), Patrick Gordon Framing, LPM Projects, Top Shelf Distillers, Jet Black Hair Studio, with more to come…
RETURN TO SHANGHAI: NIGHT OUT IN CHINATOWN
a party with live music, Chinese food, puppets, and one of Ottawa’s favourite drag celebrities, China Doll, at Chinatown’s hippest Asian resto, The Shang!
Scary Bear Soundtrack (indie dream pop)
featuring puppetry by the Abstractions
The Fays featuring China Doll (folk punk)
$10 | doors open @ 8PM | show starts at 9PM – Midnight
Petunia & The Minimalist Jugband
Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Petunia’s solo performances are irresistibly complimented by… The Minimalist Jugband… He’s a psychobilly beat poet… He opened up for Nick Cave, and played Vancouver Folk Fest a few times. Canadian National Slam Team… Underground outside artist… funnier than comedy, sadder than music.
CHINADOLL Friday Night — BINGO & KARAOKE — is BACK!!!
friday, october 6 @ 7 pm – 2 am
—– bingo starts 7pm sharp!!! karaoke is afterwards until 2am!!! FREE to PLAY—–WIN —– PRIZES!!!
Book Your Own Private Karaoke Party EARLY!
DID YOU KNOW…. You can reserve the entire restaurant for your own private event?!
WHY NOT… Celebrate your event in a unique and fun way… with KARAOKE and CHINA DOLL as your hostess! From birthday celebrations to the office Christmas party, there are plenty of reasons to come to the Shanghai for great food and great times!
OR for individuals or smaller groups, you could join us for our REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHT KARAOKE, with CHINA DOLL & Friends, from 9 pm to 2 am. NO COVER. RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
For more information & bookings, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-233-4001