Looks like this is the weekend to crack out your boogie shoes and hit the dance floor. There’s only three weeks left of 2009 and it’s never too early to start celebrating. So, beat the winter doldrums, grab yourself a hot chocolate, and check out what Shanghai is cooking up this wintry weekend.
Friday: Martin Solveig, House Biaaatch, Liman and Sulumi
Party people looking to start the weekend off right? French DJ sensation-cum-international jetsetter Martin Solveig is back in Shanghai for one night only to transform the Pavillon into a non-stop dance party.
Pavillon Costs – House 17, Lane 181, Taicang Lu, Xintiandi 太仓路181弄17号. Tickets 200RMB advance, 300 at the door.
Or, for something a bit more local, Taipei’s number one female DJ, ” House Biaaatch” is taking the booth at Sin to play house all night long.
Sin -23/F, Want Want Bldg, No. 211 Shimen Yi Lu, near Weihai Lu, 石门一路211号, 旺旺大厦23楼 近威海路, 四季酒店旁 100RMB for guys (free before 10:30).
And if you’re looking to dance in a more intimate setting, the STD crew is throwing one of their final shows of the year, bringing DJs Liman and Sulumi down from Beijing for the night. They’re reputedly the most influential producers in the Jing right now. So check them out, and maybe you’ll have bragging rights of seeing the latest Chinese sensations before they were too famous.
LOgo – 13 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu幸福路13号 近法华镇路 30RMB.
Saturday: Shanghigh school disco, Shanghai Expat’s ninth birthday
Remember the days in high school when life was easy and carefree or maybe you remember it as awkward and embarrassing. Well, now we have the chance to relive it in all it’s glory at Zapata’s Shanghigh school disco. Don your best school boy/girl uniform and get down like its the late 80s.
Zapatas – 5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu, 衡山路5号 近东平路, 地铁1号线衡山路站
If that’s just too mortifying for you, it’s Shanghai Expat’s ninth anniversary and you can help them celebrate at the JC Billiards and Club. The owner, who happens to be Jennifer Chen, one of the world’s best pool players, will be there to flaunt her skills. Try your luck at the casino tables, or bust a move on the dance floor. There are tons of prizes to be won, including free vacations.
JC Billiards & Club – No.333, XianXia Road, Building B1 (near GuBei Road),仙霞路333号东方维京大厦 B1. 9pm. Tickets 179RMB pre-sale, 219RMB at the door.
Sunday: Christmas Wine Market
No one wants to be alcohol-less during the holidays. So, recover from Saturday nights revelry and check out Napa’s annual Christmas wine tasting and Christmas market. You can stock up on decorations, fill yourself with yummy food, and figure out what wine will go best with whatever feast you’re cooking up.
Napa- 383 Weihai Lu,near Qinghai Lu, 威海路383号 近青海路，地铁2号线南京西路站3号口 2-6pm.
Photo from VlaD(DaV)