Every Friday, Weekendist brings you our picks of the best of what’s coming in the next three days.
This weekend’s going to provide some fun and entertainment for all ages – it’s like Chucky Cheese’s, at least until the guy in the giant mouse costume starting getting a lil’ creepy. Side splitting comedy? Check. A charity night for Haiti? We got it. Play with or adopt a needy animal? Damn right. Check out all your options below:
Hilarious stand up comedy from Steve Byrne and Sam Tripoli of late night TV fame.
250 RMB advance, 300 RMB door
8pm – 11pm, Number 5 Bistro, B1, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 广东路20号，外滩五号B楼， 近中山东一路
Dada is proud to be the first bar in Shanghai to sell and promote Beer Lao. From the country of Laos, Beer Lao has been popular in South East Asia for decades, and is now finally available here. Available as a Lager or Dark beer. 1 bottle is 20RMB.
9pm – 11:30pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, between Fahuazhen Lu and Pingwu Lu, 幸福路115号进法华镇路
That’s Shanghai has got hold of Lounge18 for a night of pre-new year fun. Tiger beer, CWPL wine and Godiva chocolate are on board so expect some treats. RMB100 open bar on beer, wine and selected cocktails.
9pm – 12am, Lounge 18, 4/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
Cheap drinks, incredible music and it’s all to help Haiti earthquake victims! Organized by the people behind Hideout, this is the city’s first electronic charity night arranged to help those who need it most. Shanghai Ultra, Nat Alexander and Brown Nylon Suit are confirmed to play. Don’t forget to drink Haiti’s favorite drink, as 1/2 of every rum cocktail you purchase will be donated to the cause! 50RMB at the door, with all proceeds going to Partners in Health (PIH), one of the foremost providers of emergency medical relief to the people of Haiti.
9:30pm – late, Not Me, 21 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu, 东平路21号 近衡山路
The folks at this friendly, bustling community lane get together again just in time for Leo Gallery’s ‘Young Artist Show’. All shops will be offering special events and promotions throughout the day. Look forward to 20% off footwear and accessories at Mary Ching Shanghai, 30% off at D.I.S’ F/W collection, 20% off at Shui Urban Spa, tastings at The Wine Way starting at RMB6 plus bin-end discounts, and an all-day happy hour as well as bin ends and CNY gifting at Globus Wines.
5pm – 7pm, Ferguson Lane, 374/376 Wukang Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu, 武康路374/376号
Js Ozone, MHP and Sacco dress in black and bring out the goth madness: goth metal, goth rock, industrial, EBM, dark dance, 4AD, 80s synth-pop, illbient and other neologisms. Bringing back the spirit of the Goth glory days, from Depeche Mode to Wax Trax. Black dress is essential. Black-eyeliner, black lipstick, black fingernails and black underwear are highly recommended. No cover.
10pm – late, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, between Fahuazhen Lu and Pingwu Lu, 幸福路115号进法华镇路
Animal Adoption Day: Lend a helping hand and a warm, loving home to a furry creature in need in this cold, bustling metropolis. Second Chance Animal Aid is holding its monthly adoption day, where you can play with cats or dogs in a friendly, casual environment. If adoption is not an option, there’s always foster parenting.
12pm – 3pm, O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 42 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu, 桃江路42号
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 overlooked disco’ alongside a newer strain of disco tunes to Dada every Sunday night. Check it out for a new spin on your night out in Shanghai.
10pm – 11:55pm, Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, between Fahuazhen Lu and Pingwu Lu, 幸福路115号进法华镇路