Lots to do this week! In case you missed it, we’ve already outlined several opportunities to get involved with Earth Hour celebrations as well as enjoy the last couple days of the JUE Festival. Now, for the other stuff:
These are your last three days to catch the Shanghai Repertory Theater rendition of Shakespeare’s King Lear, one of the most far-reaching literary and artistic explorations of the human condition. This production is directed by Philip Knight, and features an international cast of performers. It’ll run tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 8PM. Tickets are 200RMB at the door, 180RMB presale.
8pm, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts 613-B Kaixuan Rd. near Yanan Rd. West (上海市长宁区凯旋路613号创邑源B座)
Shanghai Concert Hall celebrates its 80th anniversary with Tang Muhai, one of China’s most famous conductors, and some of the country’s best young soloists. The soloists will be backed by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets are from 80RMB to 580RMB.
7:30pm, Shanghai Concert Hall, 523 Yan’an Dong Lu near Longmen Lu 延安东路523号近龙门路
Bar Rouge is shutting down for renovations, and since they’re never a place to miss a chance to celebrate, they’re throwing a party. If you feel like you’ll miss the place before it opens up again on April 15, go to the closing party tonight. 100RMB cover.
10pm, Bar Rouge, Bund 18 7Flr, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Nanjing Dong Lu, 中山东一路18号
Speaking of goodbyes, Yas, part of the Uprooted Sunshine crew, will be playing his last show with them tonight and returning to Japan after. Go to Mungo’s Hi-Fi at Shelter for summadat crazy reggae. 50RMB cover.
10pm, The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu, 永福路5号
Join BEAN Shanghai for dinner to celebrate Earth Hour and meet the person who first brought it here at Pomodoro Bistrot, a newly opened Italian restaurant in Jing An. They will offer a special promotional package through BEAN – 120 RMB for a salad, pizza or pasta, dessert, and two glasses of wine (They’ve just opened up, so they’re giving a great deal!). Reservations will be a *must*- you can reserve for yourself and your friends at [email protected]
7:30pm to 9:30pm, Pomodoro Bistrot, 1023 Kangding Lu near Yanping Lu 康定路1023号进延平路
Game*Bling, the newest club from VOL Group opens tonight. While there’s a guest list (which is invite only) from 8pm til 11pm, plebes who weren’t VIP can enter afterwards. In case the name wasn’t enough for you to get a feel for what the club is like, here’s its website.
8PM til late, Sail Tower 20th Flr, 266 Hankou Lu near Zhong Lu 汉口路266号进河南中路
DJ Partyphone has called from Russia with love and started up an 80s-style Russian party. Go back to the USSR in the days when it was one giant corrupt entity, rather than a gazillion. There will also be a Russian dancing performance.
9pm, Lounge 18, Bund 18 on 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Nanjing Dong Lu, 中山东一路18号
Hey, we were just hoping for more events at 1933, that beautiful industrial complex in Hongkou… and here comes one: They’re having Saturday Fever Party with a grand masquerade, a dj live show, cage dances, fireworks and “hit songs.” 100RMB at the door with an open cocktail and soft drink bar.
Building 4, 1933 Creative Complex, 29 Shajing Lu, near Haining Lu 沙径路29号, 近周家嘴路溧阳路口
Slow down on Sunday to the sultry sounds of Argentinian tango music. TangoBang is offering a free class that will focus on “building a fundamental technique to communicate the dance.” Did we mention it was free? Ole!
4pm to 5pm, TangoBang, 545 Pudong Avenue near Dongfang Lu, 浦东大道545号 近东方路
Or head over to The Cinema of Truth to watch a gay-themed feature film and grab a drink. This week on the reels is “Prayers for Bobby,” the true story f Mary Griffith, a gay rights crusader whose teenage son committed suicide because of her own religious intolerance.
4pm to 6pm, Cinema of Truth, Room 411 Building 11, 696 Weihai Lu near Maoming Bei Lu, 威海路696号
Like bikes? CNBMX is organizing Shanghai’s first BMX grind box competition at Yuan Shen Stadium ( 上海浦东源深体育场SMP滑板公园). Not only is there free beer, free BBQ and a free entrance, local hardcore rock band LoudSpeaker will be playing as well.
events from 10am to 8:30pm, Yuan Shen Stadium, 655 YuanShen Road ,Pudong New Area, 浦东新区源深路655号