Oh boy, what a weekend. Besides seeing off SILF and getting crazy with JUE, there’s also a couple of Zuloo performances (both in Panto and improv forms) and an 8km run!
Want more to do? Maybe there’s a music act you’ll like from our Midweek Music Preview.
Zuloo Productions is coming at us with another Panto performance: This time, watch the magical tale of Aladdin and his genie get the Zuloo Panto treatment. Ticket prices are 150RMB Adult, 100 RMB Student (age 12 – 18), 50RMB Child (under 12) and you can reserve them at tickets (@) zuloo.co.uk. If you miss them tonight, there’s the chance to catch them on Saturday (at both 2pm and 6pm) and Sunday (at 2pm)
7PM to 9PM, Shanghai Community International School (Pudong Lower School Campus) 800 Xiuyan Road on the corner of Hunan Lu and Xiuyan Lu
New York Times bestselling author, Scott Turow, discusses the legal who-dunnit, the craft of writing, and what it means to be an author in the 21st century. A practicing lawyer besides author, Turow “will look at issues that include a brave new publishing world (with Kindle), the Authors Guild suit against Google, intellectual property and IPR, and his steadfast belief that the novel will never die.” ¥65, includes one drink
6PM, Glamour Bar, 6/F 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路)
Love Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Madonna? Why not warble to them with a like-minded crowd at ShanghaiLGBT’s So You Think You Can Sing event? It’s KTV Nite at The Box and they’ve got over 5000 songs in Chinese and English. Load up on some liquid courage with 15RMB Tsingtaos.
9PM onwards. The Box, Basement Level, 10 Hengshan Lu near Yongjia Lu (衡山路10号进永嘉路)
Trippple Nippples the Japanese electro group with way too many Ps in their name will be bringing their “quirky” synth melodies and performance art vocals to YYT for the JUE Festival. 50RMB cover.
9PM, Yuyintang, 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu (entrance on Kaixuan Lu), 延安西路1731号 (入口在凯旋路)
Then at 1am, head over to the Shelter for a dose of Optimo. DJ Twitch and DJ Wilkes will be spinning the decks with everything from punk to electro to 50s swing music. 70RMB cover.
1AM, The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu (永福路5号 近复兴路)
Author Shamini Flint writes books for kids in Asia, which includes an environmental series on endangered Asian animals. She will read from Panda Packs Her Bags, a story about a cute panda who needs to pack her bags and leave her bamboo forest home. Free.
10AM to 11AM, Glamour Bar, 6/F 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路)
Landscape architect Christoph Valentien talks about the creation of the Chenshan Botanical Garden, 35 theme parks across 200 hectares of land, which will be featured at the Expo. ¥65, includes one drink.
11AM to 12AM, Glamour Bar, 6/F 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路5号6楼 近广东路)
Japanese artist Miyuki Akiyama’s debut solo show in China, “Daytime Eats Night” starts tonight with an opening reception from 6pm to 9pm! Miyuki’s oil paintings are “beautiful dreamlike landscapes inhabited by lots of forest creatures and wild animals, the paintings border on the abstract and the surreal and leave plenty to the imagination to conjure up the meanings behind them.” The show itself will run til April 25th.
6PM to 9PM, Andrew James Art, 39 Maoming Bei Lu 茂名北路39号
Zuloo SMACK is doing a charity event for American Women’s Club Shanghai (AWCS) at Sound Blue on March 20, 8:30pm. Taking their lead from the legendary ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’, Zuloo Smack bring their amazing talent to bear on a huge variety of improvised comic situations. Witness a scene of foreigners and local Chinese performing the scene YOU command! All of the 100RMB entry fee will go to the Grameen Foundation.
8:30PM to 10PM, Sound Blue, No. 107 Sinan Lu near Taikang Lu 思南路107号进泰康路
In one of the silliest sounding JUE shows (and we mean that in a good way), Dead Elvis & His One Man Grave will be doing a tribute to the King of Rock at LOgO. Opening acts: The Broken Picks, Jehosaphat Blow & The blah blah blahs, DJ Sacco, and Photon Fuckin’ Torpedoes
9PM, LOgO, 13 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu. 幸福路13号, 近法华镇路
Feel like exercising? The annual Jinqiao 8K run is this Sunday. Runners will start at the Pinghe School in Jinqiao, making a loop and finishing back where they began. Watch over 5,000 runners get all breathless and sweaty! For a good cause!
8AM, Shanghai Pinghe School, No.261 Huangyang Road in Jinqiao, Pudong
After the race, go to the After Party at Big Bamboo. 75RMB will include one free draft beer/soft drink and either a pizza, a burger, a chicken caesar wrap or a tuna melt.
10am to 4pm, Big Bamboo, 381 Hongfeng Lu in Jinqiao, Pudong
Oh yeah, and don’t forget about the 10 kuai pet clothes sale! A host of goodies for your dog will be on sale by the SCAA. Find out more info here.
11AM to 2PM, LuShan Framing & Interiors, 1509 Zhongshanxi Lu near Wuzhong Lu