Besides the continuing Ink on the Run and Shanghai International Arts Festival, this weekend has a plethora of every music genre, art exhibitions, comedy shows, record release shows, charity wine tastings, and Oktober-festivities… and of course, live music. But we put our picks for those up already.
Friday: Bill Viola, B6’s record release party, Charity Wine Tasting, Chopshticks Comedy Show, and Joachim Garraud.
Shanghai native producer B6 is releasing an album and series of singles with remixes in Europe, on Sweden’s Substream/Clubstream Greeen Records. As a local celebration of this release before heading off for a European tour, B6 will play this night with Berlin-based producer Ralph Zuckermann.
Dada: 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路115号，近法华镇路; starts 10PM, ¥0
Pratt & Whitney and The Library Project are hosting a Charity Wine Tasting at Mesa-Manifesto in Shanghai. They are raising funds for one very special elementary school’s library donation located in the Anhui Province. There will be a variety of Italian wines, delicious finger food, great people, and some great prizes.
Mesa-Manifesto: 748 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu, 巨鹿路748号, 近富民路，地铁1号线常熟路站; starts 7PM-9PM, ¥250
ChopSchticks Comedy Show is performing with Dennis Regan (appearances on The Tonight Show with David Letterman), and Ryan Conner will be opening.
Number 5 Bistro: B/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 广东路20号，外滩五号B楼， 近中山东一路; starts 8PM, ¥290 at the door but ¥220 in advance (check SmartTicket)
Bar Rouge hosts French producer, remixer, label, and party impresario Joachim Garraud. This frequent David Guetta collaborator is known for a slew of high profile mixes (Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Culture Club) and for creating the “F**ck Me, I’m Famous” party.
Bar Rouge: 7/F, Bund 18,18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路; ¥200 at the door, ¥150 in advance
Saturday: Oktoberfest at the Boxing Cat, “An Affair in the Forest,” SCAA’s Pre-Halloween munchie fest.
Celebrate Oktoberfest the Boxing Cat way with a live band, microbrews, and tasty German fare. Show up in your Lederhosen or Dirndl and get free beer. There will also be a contest for fastest beer chugger (with ¥500 gift certificate on the line), a 5-man beer drinking relay, a beer pong competition, and other frat drinking games.
Boxing Cat Brewery: 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu复兴西路82号, 近永福路; starts 12:00-6PM
“An Affair in the Forest” is a charity event, hoping to bring awareness to 350 International Day of Climate Action. The festive and philanthropic evening, which will take over the entire ground level of URBN hotel, will offer guests a chance to learn about climate change while enjoying a formal 3 course dining experience by RoomTwentyEight, musical performances by New York City jazz musician Steve Sweeting, a string quartet ensemble, and organic wine tasting by Globus Wines. ¥888 also includes 10 trees planted in Inner Mongolia in your honor.
URBN Hotel: 183 Jiaozhou Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu 胶州路183号,近北京西路; starts 6PM, ¥888
All ye furry creature lovers, join long time Second Chance Animal Aid supporter Lushan Framings & Interiors with a store-wide sale, all-you-can-eat dim sum, free-flow vodka cocktails by VnC and raffle draws (like a weekend stay at the Grand Hyatt). Proceeds go to SCAA.
Lushan Framings & Interiors: 1509 Zhong Shan Xi Lu, Bldg. #2 (near Wuzhong Lu); starts 6-10PM, ¥100 includes one raffle ticket, additional tickets at ¥20 each