We’ve got a pretty awesome weekend ahead of us. Even if you’re not going to one of the many music parties planned for tonight (which you can check out in our midweek music preview), there’s still a lot more going on. For instance…
La [email protected] Pavillon Costes
Feeling classy? Pavillon by Costes is launching a new, sophisticated Friday music session this weekend. The set includes electro-disco DJ Chris Lee, with support from Pavillion’s own DJ Radek. Complementary cocktail at 10pm! Dress nicely, boys and girls.
House 17, Lane 181, Taicang Lu, Xintiandi. 太仓路181弄17号. No cover, for table reservations and guest list spots: [email protected] or call +86 (21) 5306 9988.
Cuisine [email protected] Shanghai Exhibition Center
Get your grub on at this huge festival dedicated to FOOD (and drink). On November 7 and 8, the World Events Agency, a trade show company based in China for 5 years, is holding the Cuisine Festival. The show features an impressive list of Shanghai’s top restaurants and suppliers running from Bastiaan Bakery and Cantina Agave, through Exit Bar and Grand Hyatt, down to Sherpa’s and South Beauty.
1000 Yan’an Zhong Lu, Jing An near Tongren Lu. 延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路. Get tickets at http://www.thecuisinefestival.com. 8am -9pm.
Search for Creative City (寻城记) with NeochaEDGE and KIC
NeochaEDGE is collaborating with Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC) to organize 4 weekends of Chinese creativity and fun as part of the Search for Creative City (寻城记) event series. 16 of Shanghai’s most interesting creative groups will exhibit, perform, host games, and sell products, 7 of Shanghai’s most prolific graffiti artists will perform daily live-art, and there will also be a 50-stall flea market and daily musical performances by Chinese bands. And it all ends this Saturday.
KIC Plaza (234 Songhu Rd., Yangpu District, near Wu Jiao Chang / Fudan University) 凇沪路234号，创智天地广场 (近五角场), starts 2pm
Morning Tears Charity Party at Bell Cafe & Bar
You probably have found yourself in Taikang lu on lazy Saturday afternoons anyway, so you might as well go this weekend and actually contribute to a charity too. At Bell Bar, any drink profits will directly be going to the charity Morning Tears, which works with orphans, abused, neglected and street children and children whose parents are in prison.
Bell Cafe & Bar, No. 11 Lane 248 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu 泰康路248弄11号 近近思南路, Noon-5pm.
Body in [email protected] 1918 ArtSPACE
A joint exhibition with German artist Judith Sturm and Hangzhou-born artist Lu Yi, featuring a common subject: paintings of people in summer outfits. Sturm focuses on close-ups of the female bodies, while Lu captures summer beach scenes.
1/F, 6 Xiangshan Lu, by Sinan Lu. 香山路6号楼1层，近思南路.
1918 ArtSPACE Warehouse, 78 Changping Lu, by Xi Suzhou Lu. 昌平路78号, 近西苏州路.
ELIOT LIPP [email protected] The Lab
On the Sunday following the ELIOT LIPP show at The Shelter, PAUSE and FREE the WAX will hold a free one-hour workshop with Lipp at The Lab. Get technical with synths and drum machines.
5F, 343 Jiaozhou Lu. Free BBQ! Starts 5pm.
Charity Carnival at Millennium HongQiao Hotel Shanghai
This annual charity carnival aims to raise money for children suffering from congenital heart disease (we talked to the organizers last week!). Magic and kung fu shows dominate the stage while vendors display a range of souvenirs and gifts. International food, a live auction, raffle draw, kids’ corner and arts and crafts table round out the festivities.
Millennium Hongqiao, 2588 Yan An Xi Road上海市延安西路2588号, Free for children, RMB200 for two adults 10:30am-4:30pm.
Baobei Foundation Charity Clothes Sale
For more feel good happenings, head over to Gourmet Cafe to help raise money for the Baobei Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing medical care and foster homes for orphans bornw ith critical neurological and gasto-intestinal disorders. Lots of goodies, designer labels and latest fashion items will be on sale.
Gourmet Cafe, 1F Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. 南京西路1376号 上海商城1楼12pm to 5pm.