Every Friday, Weekendist brings you our picks of the best of what’s coming in the next three days.
Last day to check out the work of Etienne Sigaut, who lived in Shanghai in the early 20th century and took pictures of its docks and maritime works. Go to Hongkou for a taste of how people lived along the Huangpu between 1943 and 1947.
8:30am – 8:30pm, Alliance Francaise de Shanghai, 6/F, 297 Wusong Lu near Tanggu Lu, 吴淞路297号6楼近塘沽路
Shanghai Modern Theatre joins hands with Mousetrap Productions to bring you the Asian premiere of “The Mousetrap” in English. Enjoy Agatha Christie’s popular tale of murder performed by actors from London’s West End. With long-time producer Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen at the helm, you’ll love the play’s twist ending. In English with Chinese subtitles. RMB120-380.
7:30pm, Lyceum Theatre, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Changle Lu，Metro Line 1 Shaan Xi Nan Lu Station and Metro Line 2 Nanjing Xi Lu Station, 茂名南路57号近长乐路, 地铁1号线陕西南路站或2号线南京西路站
Come get your literary minds revving before the Shanghai International Literary Festival in March. This Saturday, Adam Williams will talk about his latest novel, “The Book of the Alchemist”. There promises to be fascinating conversation about ideologies, fanaticism, and the implications of religious or political extremities. Other speakers include Shanghai historian Paul French as moderator, and Russian businessman, historian and Orientalist, Maxim Moskalev. RMB 65, includes a drink.
4pm – 6pm, Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, The Bund, near Guangdong Lu, 中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路
Appreciate a recent Oscar-nominated flick in the former French Concession every Saturday afternoon. This week “It’s Complicated” is showing, with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Munch on a selection of desserts, soft drinks and burgers while immersing yourself in the drama. Maximum 50 people. RMB48
3pm – 5pm, 288 the Melting Pot, 10 Hengshan Lu, French Concession, near Yongjia Lu,Subway#1, Exit 4 of Heng Shan Lu station, Ground Floor of Orden Bowing Center, 衡山路10号 近永嘉路
Local director Huang Kai’s debut film, “Park Shanghai”, explores the life of China’s post ‘80s generation. The romantic drama follows former lovebirds Dong and Rerei as they meet again at their high school reunion years after graduation. Huang Kai will attend the screenings. Call for more information. Mandarin, Shanghainese and English dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles. RMB30.
4pm, Shanghai SFG Village Cinema City, 12/F, 2 Nanjing Xi Lu, People’s Square, near Xizang Zhong Lu, Metro Line 1, 2 & 8 People’s Square Station, 南京西路2号新世界12楼近西藏中路, 地铁1, 2, 8号线人民广场站
Rather than attempting to revive the universally-known disco anthems of the 70s, DJ Santo Chino is bringing an eclectic mix of older, weirder, and often overlooked sounds alongside a newer strain of disco tunes. Check it out every Sunday night for a new spin on your night out.
10pm – 11:55pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, 请带我去幸福路115号，近法华镇路