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.
Feel like showing off your cooking skills tonight? OZNZ is doing a crazy little potluck, where you bring a dish of food in exchange for… well, the company of friendly strangers, we suppose. Best tasting dish gets drink prizes. Get there in time for dinner at 7:30pm.
OZNZ, 1153 Kaixuan Lu near Xinhua Lu
For something more cultured, Whirl, an interactive dance performance directed by Boukje Schweigman, will come to the Dutch Culture Centre. “It features the dancer moving in a continuous circular motion, with minimal variations like the twitch of an arm having the greatest amount of impact. Audience members are asked to wear gray robes and the room is filled with incense smoke and pounding drum beats. A conference on theater management will follow the performance.” Woah. Tickets are 50RMB.
7pm, Dutch Culture Centre, 800 Changde Lu near Changping Lu
For some cheap sake, Japanese bar Izumi will be pouring beer and shots for only 20RMB each, plus with buy1get1free on select Japanese cocktails from 7:30pm to 11pm. 60s and 70s rock music will be playing on the stereo.
Izumi, 21 Yongjia Lu near Maoming Nan Lu
Paint walls at Fenfa Migrant School with BEAN Shanghai, Shanghai’s most popular volunteer organization for young professionals. Space is limited, to remember to rsvp at [email protected] Painting will take place 1:30pm to 4pm.
Fenfa Migrant School, Line 5 to Wenjing Lu Station Exit 2, walk straight for 7 – 8 min and then make a left onto Lincang Lu. School is No. 182.
Matt&Flo are throwing an upscale party at Yu Shanghai in Yu Gardens to celebrate the opening of the restaurant as well as their six-year anniversary. There’s no cover charge (though who knows what the drinks are priced… then again, if you go to Matt&Flo parties, you probably don’t care what the drinks are priced).
10pm onwards, Yu Shanghai, 3F Yue Bin Lou, No. 69 JiuJiaChang Lu at Yu Garden (between Fuyou Lu and Fangbang Zhong Lu)
The Smoking Animal is offering up a Beat Buffet at LOgO, and their flyer was so cute we couldn’t help but want to mention them. China’s DMC champion DJ Cavia will be playing, as well as Evil Einsteins and Heatwolves. 20RMB entry.
10pm, LOgO, 13 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu.
To celebrate Swiss National Day, Shanghai’s only Swiss eatery Chalet Suisse will be offering a special 198RMB all you can eat food and beer and wine brunch and a 248RMB dinner. Kids are 98RMB all day. There will be a selection of traditional cheese, dishes, and drinks up on offer all day.
Chalet Suisse, 1582 Kangding Lu near Wanhangdu Lu
Want free ice cream? Then head to the Atanu Bar – that lighthouse on the Bund – and listen to DJ Maumau spin party tunes while you scarf down your cones. Party starts at 2pm.
Atanu, The Bund, 1 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu