Every Friday, Weekendist brings you our picks of the best of what’s coming in the next three days.
It’s what we have all been waiting for. The start of Shanghai Expo is finally upon us. So kick back and enjoy all that the holidays have to offer.
To start us off, student run organisation SISO are hosting a masquerade boat cruise party to celebrate the start of the Expo. Dance the night away listening to mash-up music and watching the fireworks on the Huangpu River. If you suffer from motion sickness, fear not, the boat will be docked all night. Tickets are 150 RMB or 200 RMB on the door. Sets sail at 8.30, after party at Sin.
16 Pu Lv You Zhong Xin, 171 Zhong Shan Nan Lu.十六铺旅游中心,中山南路171号
Belly dancers, Moroccan beauties and shows and Middle Eastern music come together for the celebration of Barbarossa’s 5th birthday. Gifts and free shots guarantee a fun filled night of partying in the park. From 9pm. No cover.
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
For its last Saturday night, The Shelter is not going to fail us. Wonky Kong presents the best of UK sounds with DJ Plus One from the Scratch Perverts and Beni G from Mixologists forming under the name of Jack Beats. 10pm – late. 80 RMB.
The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路5号，近复兴西路
Newly opened, Obama Club’s first Saturday night is set to be a big one. For an over the top and insane Ibiza themed night, filled with Spanish dancers and performances and tunes from special guest DJ Valentin Huedo head to Shanghai’s newest and craziest club. No cover.
2088 Yan’an Xi Lu, near Xianxia Lu, 延安西路2088号， 近仙霞路
‘Dreamer Catcher in the Rye’ the Solo exhibition from artist Zhou Fan, will be showing at the Art Scene Warehouse opening this Saturday. Likened with Salinger’s classic novel ‘Capture in the Rye’, Fan aims at representing the dissatisfaction felt amongst Chinese youths and alienation that they feel from modern society. May 1st – May 14th
Bldg 4, 2F, 50 Moganshan Road 干山路50号4号楼B座2层
Fancy a jamming session? Head to The House of Blues and Jazz with your instruments, voices, bands and even full blown orchestras and experience all that Shanghai has to offer. Musicians get discounts. 9.30pm onwards. No cover.
60 Fuzhou Lu, The Bund, near Sichuan Lu, Metro Line 2 East Nanjing Road
福州路60号, 近四川路, 地铁1, 2, 8 号线人民广场站
In keeping with the opening of the Expo, Zapatas brings you Better Party, Better Life. As a celebration of Shanghais greatest event for decades the drinks and tunes will be flowing accordingly. And if you’re quick, the first 100 guests get a free glass of bubbly to celebrate. 10pm – late.
5 Hengshan Lu, Xuhui, near Dongping Lu, Metro Line 1 Hengshan Lu Station