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.
La Boheme, one of the most famous operas in the world, has its second showing tonight at Shanghai Grand Theater. If you missed in on Wednesday, you should try for it tonight!
7:30pm, Shanghai Grand Theater, 300 People’s Square, 人民大道300号
As we’ve mentioned before, FREXH hosts its first night of the two part charity series. Homegrown and international styles rock the catwalk to New York beats as DJs, bands, and fashion brands stage the ultimate takeover of the Mao Livehouse. A portion of the event’s proceeds goes to the Wokai Charity. 200RMB at the door.
8pm, Mao Livehouse 570 Huaihai Xi Lu 淮海西路570号
Not Me hosts MELTDOWN: a 5-hour open bar for just 80RMB especially for the folks at Fudan University (though anyone’s welcome to come). Oh boy, cheap alcohol and college kids? That sounds like a sure fire way to get into trouble the next morning.
10pm to 3pm, Not Me, 21 Dongping Lu near Hengshan Lu
While you might be too late to submit anything to the 48-hour design challenge “Silent Killer,” held last month with Raffles Design Institute, you aren’t too late to celebrate the winners. The award party is on Saturday and you’ll get to see a screening of the contenders. Great for anyone who loves graphic design.
7pm, Node Lounge, A2-101, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu
Join Frexh in Day 2 of their summer charity event for Wokai. Satiate your senses with a sampling of Shanghai’s most creative culinary artists while feasting your eyes on an art exhibition of emerging visionaries at the historic 5 On The Bund.
7pm, Floor 5 on the Bund, 外滩5号
Hang out with the folks at Jaiya’s Animal Rescue, as well as the various animals you can possibly adopt on Sunday! 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.
11am to 2pm, Cafe Du Monde, 199 Fang Dian Road, 上海市浦东新区芳甸路199弄33号
BEAN hosts their first ever field trip for the children of Fenfa Migrant School. Volunteers will practice conversational English with the students, teach them how to hold and bowl a bowling ball, and build their self-esteem and confidence by encouraging them in their afternoon at a bowling alley. Volunteers only have to pay for the 3 RMB shoe rental fee. Email [email protected] for reservations.
1:45pm to 3:30pm, Orden Bowling Alley, 10 Hengshan Lu (near Gaoan Lu) 衡山路10号 近高安路
American photojournalist Tom Carter spent two years traveling and photographing all of China’s 33 provinces and autonomous regions, creating a rich portrait of this diverse nation. Join us for a fascinating afternoon, as Tom shares his photographs and tells the remarkable stories of his 56,000-kilometer journey through a China that still remains unknown to the wider world. RMB 65, includes a drink; students RMB 10.
4pm to 6pm, Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, The Bund, near Guangdong Lu, 中山东一路5号6楼