Event | Sip ‘n’ Shave at The Rooster Shanghai


Shanghai friends, get into the Maovember spirit this December 1–and get a shave, too!

The Rooster will once again hold a “sip ‘n’ shave’ event to raise funds for Maovember and 2019 partner The Library Project.

Get your facial hair in order with a trim or shave by Doc’s Barber Shop, plus a beer and a Maovember pin, all for rmb100, with 100% of proceeds to Library Project.

Lack a beard / stache, or like it just the way it is? You can still get a beer and a pin for rmb50, again with all proceeds to Library Project.

That’s December 1, from 2 PM to 6 PM, at The Rooster. More details at this link.

Event: Charity Cornhole Classic at Irish Volunteer


Keeping a tradition going since the very first Maovember in 2013, The Irish Volunteer @ Buddy’s will hold yet another charity cornhole classic. This event will be hosted by the Beijing International Ice Hockey guys.

For those unfamiliar with cornhole, it takes about 30 seconds to learn and is highly addictive. It basically consists of tossing 400-gram bags of corn at a hole 8 meters away.

This year’s event will feature 16 teams of two or more people. The entry fee is rmb200 per team and includes two welcome shooters, two raffle tickets, two Maovember pins and, if you win, some sweet prizes. 100% of the fees go to The Library Project.

You can even show up early to practice–Irish Volunteer will open four hours before the tournament starts at noon.

The event will also include a raffle with dozens of prizes, cold 15-kuai Tsingtao all day long, and more. If you want to sign up or get more info, use this QR code to join the charity cornhole classic group.

Here are some photos from events past:

Event | Anuual MVB party at Paddy O’Shea’s


The annual Maovember party at Paddy O’Shea’s aka Paddy maO’Shea’s is set for November 29. Expect lots of Friday fun with a few new twists.

As usual, we’ll have the Jameson pickleback booth, the “darts for charity” game and the presentation of a cheque to Tom Stader, founder of Maovember’s 2019 partner, The Library Project.

This year, there will also be a raffle, a chance to “buy a song” from the live bands playing, and a booth where those without ‘staches can get one painted on! Plus a few more surprises. The party starts at 9 PM!

Here are a few photos from previous Paddy MVB parties.

Event | WE Brewery corn toss tourney in Tianjin


WE Brewery is Maovember HQ in Tianjin with its annual corn toss extravaganza and this one will the biggest yet. The slate is already full with 16 teams signed up, including numerous returnees. Expect a busy afternoon of corn tossing to narrow that field down to one winner.

Owner Steve Wang is also doing a repeat of his “tab war” fundraiser — the team or table with the highest bar tab at day’s end will see their bill donated to this year’s Maovember partner, The Library Project.

On top of that, Wang has organized an impressive range of raffle prizes, including hotel, restaurant and even salsa dancing vouchers. The donors include Shangri-La Hotel, O’Mahony’s Irish Pub, Fish and Potato (Joy City), Mi Salsa and WE Brewery.

It’s shaping up to be a fun afternoon in Tianjin. You can see WE Brewery’s post about the event here.

WE Brewery has been a long-time supporter of Maovember and that even includes bringing its beer to Beijing!

Life of Pie | Beijinger Pizza Cup Mow Down at Groovy Schiller’s


Note: This event is RSVP only. No tickets at the door.

Beijing pizza fans! Restaurant and bar Groovy Schiller’s, The Beijinger and Maovember are teaming up for a five-venue five-slice charity pizza mow down.

Get one slice each from all four of Beijinger’s Pizza Cup finalists: Bottega, Q Mex, Saporita and Great Leap. Plus a slice and a beer from event host Groovy Schiller’s. Plus a free raffle ticket to win a case of Jing-A beer.

Five slices, a beer and a ticket for just 100 kuai, with 100 percent of funds going to Maovember partner The Library Project.

24 seats. Groovy Schiller’s. Thursday at 7 PM. RSVP ESSENTIAL. Get your ticket at this link before they run out.

Walk Stars | Join the 42-km ‘Mao-a-Thon’ This Saturday


Do you consider yourself a walk star? Then sign up for our 42-km “mao-a-thon” this Saturday. It’s a walk in the park. Ritan Park.

The mao-a-thon is inspired by Mike Wester and his Maovember 2017 feat of walking 900 km in 30 days. This time around it’ll just be one day and 42 km / 28 laps of the park.

How to participate? Find some sponsors! They could sponsor you for say 1 kuai or 2 kuai or 5 kuai or [insert amount here] per km. If they sponsor you 1 kuai and you finish the 42 km circuit, you collect 42 kuai, with 100 percent going to our partner The Library Project, which has furnished over 2,000 libraries in rural schools.

We also have several relay teams. For example, four people each take turns walking, which means about 10.5 km per person. That also means four times as many people getting sponsors!

If you’re interested in joining the walk, please contact us via nihao (at) maovember.com or use this QR code to join our dedicated WeChat group.

Finally, here are some photos of Mike Wester’s epic one-day 70-km walk in Ritan Park two years ago. I hope the weather is this nice on Saturday!

‘Coolest’ Gathering in Town | Maovember Launch at Hulu


Join the “chillest” gathering in town. The Maovember 2019 mission launches Friday, November 1, at Hulu with a repeat of last year’s terrace event. Bundle up and enjoy drinks, snacks and games to support Maovember’s 2019 partner, Library Project, which has furnished over 2,000 libraries in rural schools.

The mulled wine stand returns and guests also have the option of hot whisky, ginger and Coke, a twist on a Chinese remedy for the cold. We will have a fun game with tasty boozy prizes– beer from Jing-A. And, like last year, a flow of delicious Hulu snacks.

Finally, we will launch our 2019 Maovember pins. This year features a “green” theme as we merge a new logo with our extra pins from campaigns past.

Entrance to the gathering at Hulu is rmb150 and includes one hot drink or wine, a 2019 Maovember pin (regular price rmb50), and snacks– with 100 percent of the money raised to The Library Project.

And for those still in the Halloween mood, the Hulu staff will be showing they care — by dressing as scary nurses. You can also still try frightening food from the special “Hulu-ween” menu!

So stop by, have a drink and some snacks, get a pin, and help support Library Project. The event starts at 6:30 PM. Much appreciated if you RSVP at nihao (at) maovember.com so we have a rough idea of how many people will join. If you are on WeChat, we can also add you to our event update group.

Thanks to Hulu for the support!

O’Shenanigans! Maovember closing party set for Friday!


The annual closing party at Paddy O’Shea’s is always a Maovember highlight: expect this year to be no different. The party will feature two bands, The Reprobates and The Soops, plus a Jameson pickleback bar, a raffle, a BIIH hockey shootout with Orchard Pig cider as prizes, and the Just Dance dancers (just dancing). Representatives from this year’s partners, Bread of Life and Library Project, will be on hand, and there is always the usual Paddy O’Shenanigans. Starts at 7:30 PM: see you there! You can check out the action from last year here.