Every Friday, Weekendist brings you our picks of the best of what’s coming in the next three days. For live music pics, check out our Midweek Music Preview
Love Qipaos? Go for a Qipao party at Paramount tonight – if you’re one of the first five girls to enter in qipao garb, you’ll get to waive the 100RMB entry fee. Otherwise, that fee gets you full open bar all night. Old Shanghai style music from 10pm to 11pm and hip hop afterwards.
10pm onwards, Paramount Party Room, 2F 218 Yuyuan Road, near Huashan Rd, 静安区愚园路218号
Zeal hosts its second Electro Addicts Party with Calvin Z on the decks and a crazy little drink deal: 100RMB for ten drinks. Cover is free until midnight, when you have to start paying 50RMB to get in. So come early, we guess?
9PM til late, Zeal, 941 Jiaozhou Lu near Changshou Lu, 胶州路941号
Known for their wild remixes of hipster favorites MGMT, Phoenix and Cut Copy, critically heralded Brooklyn duo Holy Ghost are heading to the uber-lux venue of Pavillon Costes for FREE! Catch them tonight, or pay 100RMB on Saturday to see them at MAO instead. Your call.
9PM, Pavillon Costes, House 17 Lane 181 Taicang Lu in Xintiandi, 太仓路181弄17号
Explore the many ways you can protect the environment and be sustainable with your family. Activities will be focused on Reducing, Re-using and Recycling – from shopping to disposal – at this half-day seminar in the French Concession’s Expat Learning Center.
9:30am to 12:30pm, Shanghai Expat Learning Center, 1 Yueyang Lu near Fenyang Lu, 岳阳路1号
Over 150 high school band students from 10 schools across Asia will end the Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC) with a final free concert at Shanghai Oriental Art Theater. It’ll feature a repertoire of compositions, which include works by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Richard Strauss and will be guest conducted by Dr. Robert Grechesky of Butler University, Indiana and Mr. Jerry Luckhardt of the University of Minnesota. Free tickets can be got at CISS and SAS Puxi.
7:30PM, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Theater, 425 Dingxiang Lu in Pudong, 丁香路425号
Local charity organization “ai community” hosts its first anniversary party at LAN Club on the Bund. You get free flow of LAN Club special cocktails, a live performance by various bands, a fashion show and a lucky draw for 150RMB at the door (or 120RMB presale). Proceeds go to charity.
9PM til late, LAN Club, 102 Guangdong Lu, 广东路102号
Tonight’s the last night for you to party at M2 before it closes up its Plaza 66 location. The club will be moving to their new digs at Hong Kong Plaza in April, so make this night one to remember!
9PM til late, M2, 5th floor Plaza 66, 1266 NanJing W. Rd, 南京西路1266号
People’s Bike launches the 2010 Shanghai Bike Polo season on February 28th. Expect a BBQ, music, and of course a ton of bike polo… oh yes, and enough gear to last the whole season. The location, surprisingly, is still TBA… so keep your eye on this page if you’re interested.
2pm to 8pm, somewhere