Yet another jam-packed weekend hits Shanghai. In case you’re looking for something to do that’s not related to all the live music choices available this week, we present you with some sweet alternatives. Ranging from a wig party, to a pub crawl, to yet another new art exhibit, we’re sure you’ll find something to keep yourself occupied.
Friday: Wig out at Dada, boogie nights at Bar Rouge
Find the craziest wig you can (Taobao anyone?), and head over to Dada to show off your new ‘do and impress the crowd. According to the organizers, “studies have shown that wanton debauchery becomes over 75 percent easier to achieve while wearing a wig.” So go listen to the STD DJs play electro and techno and see if you can prove the theory.
10pm Dada 115 Xingfu Lu Between Fahuazhen and Pingwu Lu 幸福路115号 近华山和法华镇路 No Cover.
Or, if you’re more of a Studio 54 type person, head over to Bar Rouge to help them kick off a week of celebrations in honor of their fifth birthday. Tonight is disco night and they promise free entry if you’re dressed in 70s attire. We wonder how many Andy Warhols and John Travoltas we’ll see. Be creative, break out your platform shoes, and hustle to the Bund to get your boogie on.
10pm Bar Rouge 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,near Nanjing Dong Lu, 中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼 近南京东路, 地铁2号线南京东路站. 100RMB after 12:30
Saturday: Liliane Williams book talk, CJs pub crawl, Stardust at Barbarossa
Dr. Liliane Williams is holding a talk based on parts of her new book Stateless in Shanghai: A Memoir of a Turbulent Era. She will describe her experience growing up as a ‘stateless’ Russian Jew in Shanghai until 1951 when her family fled to Japan. You can imagine she has some pretty interesting stories. Following the talk will be the chance to buy signed copies of her book.
4-6pm Glamour Bar 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu 中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路 65RMB includes one drink
And just to prove how much Shanghai has come since then Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the first China Jim Pub crawl. So muster up your energy, and lug your inebriated arse around the city. It starts at Malones and ends at the Big Bamboo with old favourites and new joints along the way. . We’re sure by the end of the night you won’t even feel the cold. They have tons of give-aways too. We’re sure it’s going to be a
debaucherous hilarious night.
Starts at 7pm at Malone’s 255 Tongren Lu, Nanjing Xi Lu near Nanjing Xi Lu 铜仁路255号 近南京西路100RMB. RSVP to [email protected] or send CJ a SMS at 1380-196-6714.
Or if you’re looking for a temporary escape from the Middle Kingdom, there is yet another theme night. This one at Barbarossa who’s hosting “Stardust”, a themed night filled with gypsy dancers, fortune tellers, snake charmers, and free “stardust shots”. We’re sure those shots will fuel many-a-belly dancing competitions.
10pm Barbarossa (inside People’s Park) 231 Nanjing Xi Lu,南京西路231号人民公园内 近黄陂南路, 地铁1, 2, 8号线人民广场站
Sunday: Silk Road opening
To wind down the weekend, Art Scene warehouse presents the opening of an exhibit called ” The Silk Road – Contemporary Chinese Lithographs”. It features contemporary Chinese artists, such as Zhu Wei and Liu Ye, using silk screen printing as they follow the ‘Silk Road’.
10am-6pm. Art Scene Classic – 2/F, Bldg No 4B, 50 Moganshan Road, 莫干山路50号4号楼B 座2层. Runs until December 5th. Note: gallery closed Mondays.