Every Friday, we try to make things easier for you by bringing you a roundup of events going on this weekend. If you’re in the mood for a little night music this weekend, have a look at our Midweek Music Preview.
In case you missed it during its original run, Shanghai Repertory Theatre presents an encore performance of Noel Coward’s timeless play, “Private Lives”. It follows a divorced couple who discover they are honeymooning with their new spouses in the same hotel. Trapped in a cycle of love and hate, the protagonists alternate between playful spontaneity and possessive rage in a play that is famous for both its absurdism and poignancy. The play will run all weekend, and into next week, with matinee and evening shows. Starts at 8pm. Tickets are available at the theatre. Pre-sale 180 rmb, 200 rmb at the door. Ke Center for Contemporary Arts 613-B Kai Xuan Road, near Yan’an West Road
For something unexpected and a little out of your comfort zone, you could try Game Bling’s Pervert party. The theme? Think Pig. You must come dressed as either said animal or in some form of fetish clothing… we’re not sure what you can expect, but good luck. Free entrance until 12.30am. 20-21/F, 266 HanKou Rd 汉口路266号申大厦20-21楼
The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art brings us “Life in Color,” an exhibition of abstract art expressing “the most unforgettable elements” of shape, color, movement and silence that are moving yet incommunicable. With a roster of international artists (see the full list here), the collection explores similar components that make up truly individual pieces and people. No. 27 Duolun Road
Barbarossa’s hosting a summer rooftop affair with Brazilian DJ Leonardo Chiodaroli playing deep house vibes backed up by Funk master DJ Mick from the Philippines. Enjoy their view and their signature Moroccan atmosphere and try to cool off after a hot Shanghai day. Reservations are highly recommended. No cover. Inside People’s Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu 南京西路231号 人民公园内. 近黄陂南路
Join Jaiya’s Animal Rescue at Papas Bierstube for their Animal Adoption Day from 11am to 3pm. JAR is a non-profit small animal rescue group that is committed to protecting and improving the health and welfare of animals through pet health care, education, and the promotion of adoption/foster care as an alternative approach to purchasing animals. They’re dedicated to domestic animal population control, promoting pet adoption / fostering and reducing the incidence of abandonment. Stop by and see if you can find a new addition to your family. Papas Bierstube Restaurant 3338 Hongmei Road, Pedestrian Street 22-24 德国乡村西餐厅上海市闵行区虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街
As part of “Cosmopolitan Conversations”, hosted by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of “Global Shanghai” and “China in the 21st Century”, Glamour Bar presents “Red, White & Blue in Old Shanghai” on July 4th. In celebration of America’s 234th birthday, Tess Johnston and Paul French join Jeffrey to explore the American influences in the International Settlement, from Madam Gracie Gale’s glamorous bordello to the posh confines of the American Club. Starts at 4pm. 6/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 广东路20号，外滩五号6楼， 近中山东一路
So, have you heard about this little 4th of July shindig Shanghaiist is hosting together with the Boxing Cat Brewery? It’s nothing big, just your average all-you-can-eat-and-drink Dukes of Hazzard-approved party with beer, wine, house pours, burgers, dogs, wings and sides galore from 11am to 4pm. Plus there’ll be live music, chugging for charity, a pie eating contest, and classic Dukes episodes played all afternoon on the television. We’ll be giving away prizes for best Dukes of Hazzard-inspired costumes, so break out those Daisy Dukes, y’all! We’ll see you there. Entry is 225 rmb per person. 82 Fuxing Xi Lu near Yongfu Lu