Every Friday, Weekendist brings you our picks of the best of what’s coming in the next three days.
While we contain our excitement for the soft opening of Obama Club this coming Monday, this weekend has a few treats in store to keep us occupied. Be sure to check our Calendar for more listings.
Shanghailanders have been far too patient in waiting for spring to finally arrive, and Barbarossa is commemorating the start of sunnier days with its Terrace Opening Party. The fun kicks off at 10pm with free flow sparkling wine and champagne (while supplies last). No cover charge. The entrance is between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum.
Barbarossa, inside People’s Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu 南京西路231号, 人民公园内. 近黄陂南
China’s reggae and dancehall crews will be joining forces at The Shelter’s ‘Shanghai by Bus’ night. Gracing the line up will be Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem, MeiWenTi, Rude Star HiFi (HangZhou), Far East Lions, Shanghai Yard, plus guests. Cover charge: 40 RMB.
The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路5号，近复兴西路
Kicking off on Saturday and lasting until 7th May is Ye Hongxing’s solo show, ‘Diffusion’, at Art Scene Warehouse. She will be showcasing a unique and alluring collection self-portraits that mix Chinese floral patterns and traditional motifs with grey shades.
Art Scene Warehouse, Bldg 4, 2F, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号4号楼B座2层
Always a beacon of supporting local talent, Yuyintang will be the venue for the release of local pop punk group Pink Berry’s EP, ‘Go BOOOOOM’. Local artists will also be supporting. Cover charge: 40 RMB.
Yuyintang, 1731 Yanan Xi Lu, near Kaixuan Lu (entry on Kaixuan Lu, behind the Metro Station) 延安西路1731号(凯旋路) 天山公园小白楼
Judy’s Lounge will be the spot where electro meets 1930s jazz tonight, with Mr. Xu Hao on saxophone for the Jazz My DJ night. Sounds will kick off at 10pm, and special deals and offers on Cognac and Cigars will also be promised. Table bookings are recommended, call 136 5190 9397 for details. No cover charge.
Judy’s Lounge, 99-3 Xikang Lu, near Nanyang Lu 西康路99-3， 近南阳路
If a 9-hour marathon live music al fresco style sounds like a good Sunday, then Big Bamboo’s Spring Music Festival will surely deliver. It promises performances from crooner Dave Hewitt, bluegrass sounds from Grassland, as well as classic rock and slick jazz from a host of other artists.
Big Bamboo, 20 Hongmei Entertainment Street, Lane 3338, Hongmei Lu, Gubei/Hongqiao, near Yan’an Xi Lu, Metro Line 3 Yan’an Xi Lu Station 虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街20号近延安西路, 地铁3号线延安西路站
Following renovations, The Box will be hosting another of its Gay Movie and a Drink sessions from 5-7pm, showcasing gay-themed feature films and short videos over a beverage. This week’s flick will be the rock opera Rent. Participants will also get the chance to introduce clips from their favourite LGBT movies (max. 20 minutes), or present their own videos about LGBT issues. If you want to take part, show up at 4pm. No cover charge.
The Box, B1/F, 10 Hengshan Lu, 衡山路10号