By Jim Boyce | Pop-Up Beijing has sported a safari theme all month long, with hanging vines and inflatable monkeys and all kinds of events. In that spirit, it will team with Bungalow Tiki Bar next Tuesday for a fundraiser to support WildAid China and its mission to stop illegal wildlife trade, says co-owner / former opera singer Glenn Schuitmann.
What does that mean?
- “Wild jungle punches and jungle beats,” says Schuitmann. My guess is the former will come courtesy of Team Bungalow and, if experience is any guide, pack a baijiu-level kick. And that the latter will encourage inebriated guests to eventually start swinging from the dozen of so chandeliers at Pop-Up. Good times!
- A screening of Mogambo, the last in a series of safari-themed movies at Pop-Up, one that features Clark Gable and Ava Gardner, a love triangle, a “Battle of the Gorillas!” and, I’m guessing, the shooting of some animals in a very non-WildAid Way. See, this is what you *shouldn’t* do, even if you *are* Clark Gable.
- And a raffle for a gift basket with over a dozen items from “the sublime to the ridiculous”, including two wacky Bungalow cocktail mugs, two bottles of plantation rum, an inflatable flamingo, an iguana-shaped cushion, a jade pendant, and plenty more. The haul totals about rmb2500, says Schuitmann (see pic below).
That’s Tuesday, July 26, with the movie at 7 PM and, I predict, the chandelier swinging and inflatable monkey punching at 1o PM. Raffle tickets are 10 kuai. For more details, see here. For a map of Pop-Up Beijing, see here.food deals and drink deals. Also get updates via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And check out my sibling sites Grape Wall of China, World Baijiu Day and World Marselan Day. If this site helped you find new bars, restaurants, foods and drinks, or saved you money, consider helping to cover the hosting and other costs with a WeChat or PayPal donation.