A Night in Shanghai (in Qingdao!)

The Qingdao Expat Charity is bringing us back to the allure of Old Shanghai.  A “Night in Shanghai” Charity Gala will be held on Saturday, March 24th at the Shangri-La Qingdao.

Night in Shanghai_red ENGLISH v2HR

Known as the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai in the 20s was vibrant, bustling and fiercely glamorous.   Clubs were filled with famed writers, hopeless artists, seductive courtesans and La Femme Fatale movie stars.  Saxophones and trumpets blared as jazz bands roared all night long for the dancing crowds.

This is the daring transformation when East meets West.  Art Deco styling makes its way across the grand oceans, mandarin meets modernity, and Chinese fashions create some very bold statements.  Tai Tais or wives flaunt sexy, silky qipao dresses that reveal a bit more leg and a lot more curves.

Qingdao Expat Charity Night in Shanghai 2

Zhang fus or husbands throw out their tattered tees for dignified smoking jackets, tailored pants, vintage vests finished off with fedoras and wingtips.

Qingdao Expat Charity Night in Shanghai 1

Travel back for this memorable “Night in Shanghai” event with cocktails, buffet dinner, fundraising raffle, live music and dancing!  Festive, formal attire is encouraged.   And please remember, all proceeds raised during the “Night in Shanghai” Gala event will help local children in Qingdao with school tuition and medical treatment.

 

Tickets are on sale now and only sold in advance.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Please contact us at wechat: qdexpatcharity or email at qdexpatcharity@yahoo.com for more information.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

 About the Qingdao Expat Charity:

Qingdao Expat Charity raises funds to help local children in the Qingdao area supplement school tuition and provide financial assistance for children in need of medical attention, specifically congenital heart disease.  The Qingdao Expat Charity is entirely dependent on donations and completely run by volunteers.   The Charity supports over 65 students at schools in Jimo, Pingdu, and Laishi.  With your help, the Qingdao Expat Charity can continue to make a difference in the lives of these children.

 

Hyatt Promo for QEC Mardi Gras Gala

The Hyatt is offering a special rate of 700rmb net per room based on double occupancy including 1 or 2 breakfasts. This rate is only available for the night of the Qingdao Expat Charity Mardi Gras Gala, Saturday, March 18th. King (1 bed) or Twin (2 single) room available plus breakfast for 2. Kids under 5 free. Kids 5 – 12 years old at 50% discount. Max of 2 kids. Complimentary rollaway will be offered subject to availability. Reservations can be made through Carolyn at phone 13573230784.
凡参加狂欢晚宴的宾客,可预订由青岛鲁商凯悦酒店提供的,700元含双早的大床或双床房。此活动价格仅限于3月18日,青岛外籍人士慈善狂欢夜当天。订房请联系凯悦酒店:卡洛琳, 13573230784

鲁商凯悦酒店 266061东海东路88号

Mardi Gras Gala! Sat, March 18th

Cocktail hour with appetizers and specialty mixed drinks, free flow beer and soda,
New Orleans style buffet dinner with imported wine shared at the table, entertainment,
fundraising raffle, DJ music, 3 live bands and plenty of dancing!  Sound good?  Come join us for the Qingdao Party of the Year! Qingdao Expat Mardi Gras Gala on March 18th!

鸡尾酒会可享餐前开胃品和特制鸡尾酒。免费生啤和苏打水供应全场。新奥尔良风情自助畅享,并有进口葡萄酒、娱乐节目表演、捐赠抽奖、DJ音乐、现场乐队表演及舞蹈狂欢。399元/人。仅限预售,不接受现场购票。

qec-mardi-gras-gala-invite-finalb

qec invite with info 2
The Hyatt is offering a special rate of 700rmb net per room based on double occupancy including 1 or 2 breakfasts. Click on this link HYATT PROMO for more details.  Reservations can be made through Carolyn at phone 13573230784.
凡参加狂欢晚宴的宾客,可预订由青岛鲁商凯悦酒店提供的,700元含双早的大床或双床房。订房请联系凯悦酒店:卡洛琳, 13573230784

Photo by Lee Deforke Jr.

With trumpets blaring and colors blazing, the QINGDAO EXPAT CHARITY is bringing in the romance and spirit of New Orleans with their MARDI GRAS celebration on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Hyatt Hotel.

Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in French, is a carnival full of music, masquerade and as many beads as you can wear.

Join us for a night full of cocktails, buffet dinner, fundraising raffle, live music, and dancing until your feet hurt!  Festive formal attire and masks are encouraged!

mardi-gras-galveston-parades-2014

Proceeds raised during the event will help local children in the Qingdao area supplement school tuition and provide financial assistance for children in need of medical attention, specifically congenital heart disease.  The Qingdao Expat Charity is entirely dependent on donations and completely run by volunteers.   The Charity supports over 65 students at schools in Jimo, Pingdu, and Laishi.  Over the last year, the Charity has supported 6 children in need of heart operations.  With your help, the Qingdao Expat Charity can continue to make a difference in the lives of these children.

Tickets are on sale now and only sold in advance.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Please contact us at wechat: qdexpatcharity or email at qdexpatcharity@yahoo.com for more information.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Photo by Lee Deforke Jr.

Tickets:  399 rmb/ person (advance sales only)
Address:  Hyatt Hotel Ballroom 88 Donghai East Road, Qingdao
鲁商凯悦酒店
266061东海东路88
Formal festive attire and masks are encouraged
Masks will be available for purchase at the event
Adults only event

mardi-gras-fancy-dress

make-a-festive-mardi-gras-mask

Interested in sponsoring or donating to the Qingdao Expat Charity?  Please click here!

GOT QUESTIONS?  WE GOT ANSWERS!

What is the dress attire?  What should I wear?

It’s a dressy occasion so we encourage festive, party wear!   Evening cocktail dresses,  slacks, and button down shirts.  Please no tee-shirts or jeans.

Do I have to buy a masquerade mask for this event?  I can’t find one mask.  Will masquerade masks be provided?

Masks will be available for sale at the event and also given away when Charity Raffle tickets are purchased.

Are children allowed to attend?

Sorry no kids are allowed, 18 years and older please.  This is a night where adults and parents can let loose and have a good time.

I really want to come, but we are not sure we are in town!  What’s the absolute latest I can buy tickets? 

Tickets will be sold up to Wednesday, March 15th, if they are still available!  Otherwise, please contact us to discuss.

More questions?  Email us at qdexpatcharity@yahoo.com or wechat: qdexpatcharity

We’d be happy to answer you!

*** All picts (except the Qingdao Expat Charity invite and header) have been borrowed from Google images. Xie Xie

1 year old Post-Congenital Heart Operation

Last week, the Charity received an urgent application for a 1 year old boy requiring surgery due to complications post-congenital heart operation.  The child’s father was also treated last year with a Liposarcoma, a rare cancer in fatty tissue. The parents are farmers in Linyi district and are unable to afford medical treatment.   Continue reading “1 year old Post-Congenital Heart Operation”