Just in case nothing mentioned in Shanghaiist’s music preview struck your fancy for this weekend, we took a little time to outline some of this weekend’s most promising parties, exhibitions, and performances. And believe us when we say there’s a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend…
Student Night comes to Not Me once again- head over with student ID in hand for an 80RMB open bar night. The event lasts from 9pm-1am, and all music genres will make an appearance on the night’s playlist, from indie to pop and disco. No student card? You can still go…sans open bar.
21 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu 请带我去东平路21号 (近衡山路)
An exhibition entitled A Woman’s Thoughts comes to ART in capitals this weekend through December 5th. The artist, Mar Arnau, combines her Western heritage with traditional Eastern influences in her ink portraits, drawing from her breadth of experience in Chinese ink painting. Arnau’s art embodies the adage “the eyes are a mirror to the soul” through her images of females faces with deep, probing eyes. Perhaps discomforting to some and intriguing to others, Arnau’s pieces convey emotions in their rawest form- through the facial expressions of those who experience them.
2C, 20 Donghu Lu ,Changning near Huaihai Zhong Lu 东湖路20号2C近淮海中路
Singapore’s ZookOut party has settled on a location for their pre-party this year, and it happens to be none other than Shanghai’s own Sin. The party will bring DJ Hong to Sin’s top tower, mixing some of today’s most popular songs from 10:30 until late. All entry free before 10:30, 100RMB cover for gentlemen after 10:30pm, ladies free all night.
23/F, Want Want Bldg, No. 211 Shimen Yi Lu,Jing An near Weihai Lu 石门一路211号, 旺旺大厦23楼 近威海路
Daniel Roy Connelly’s M. Butterfly ends its run in Shanghai this weekend with two final performances. The play, based on the story of a French diplomat’s (Bernard Boursicout) relationship with a male Peking opera singer (Shi Pei Pu), has enjoyed significant recognition from the Shanghai theater community. More information listed on Shanghaiist’s calendar. 170RMB pre-sale or 200RMB at the door.
613 Kaixuan Lu,Changningnear Wuyi Lu凯旋路613号 近武夷路
Azul takes a…unique…party theme this Friday with their Cutie Bootie party, an event dedicated to cute boots and the people who wear them. Come check out Azul’s new renovations in your best pair, with the best boots winning a prize from LELO and complimentary and discounted cocktails. No cover.
18 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu 请带我去东平路18号, 近衡山路
Leo Gallery hosts a new exhibition this weekend, Small Is Beautiful, which proposes the idea that all large cities (see Shanghai) is in fact just composed of smaller pieces, and that in general everything seemingly large may be broken down into divisible pieces. Participating artists, all of whom hail from different parts of the world, will submit smaller-scale versions of their artwork, combining to form a consistent whole. More information available on Shanghaiist calendar. No cover.
Red House 2, Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, French Concession near Tai’an Lu武康路376号红房子2楼 近湖南路
If the art scene doesn’t interest you, then you might be curious about the prospect of free booze? From 9-11pm Windows Scoreboard celebrates its 4th anniversary party by offering free alcohol to, well, anyone who shows up! For those people dedicated enough to stick around, Scoreboard then moves into Happy hour from 1-2am, with buy-one, get-one specials.
3F, 681 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu 请带我去淮海中路681号3楼，近四南路
The House of Blues and Jazz says goodbye to long-time resident band Mike Null Blues Band and makes way for the Greg Luttrell Band. Both bands will be performing Sunday night, so if you’ve managed to go this long without hearing either one, now is a good chance to get a taste of both at one time. No cover.
60 Fuzhou Lu, The Bund near Sichuan Lu 福州路60号 近四川路