Every Friday, we tell you what sounds exciting to us over the next three days! This weekend, look forward to dance opportunities – both watching and learning, and charitable events galore! Not to mention, rugby fans get to cheer for their favorite leagues LIVE at the Shanghai Sevens and the father of minimal music, Robert Hood, is in town (for all you DJ lovers).
For this weekend’s live music offerings, check out our Midweek Music Preview.
Party animals pay attention! Not Me brings you MELTDOWN; A 5 hour alcohol extravaganza! Yes, for only 80RMB you can enjoy an open bar as DJ’s bring you the best in Hiphop, electro, house and everything in between!
10pm, Not Me, 21 Dongping Lu near Hengshan Lu
LA’s International Contemporary Dance comes to Shanghai’s Downstream Garage. Choreographer Susan Rose and her dancers have dedicated Friday and Saturday to cooperating with Shanghai’s experimental indie choreographers Nunu Kong and Nannan for “Powerplays.”
7pm, Downstream Garage, 200 Longcao Lu, south of Hua Ting Hotel
Rugby fans rejoice, it’s finally time for Shanghai Sevens! For the second consecutive year, the Shanghai Sevens are proud hosts of the IRB Asian Sevens Series and will welcome an expanded roster of 12 international teams, 16 amateur club teams, 4 international women’s teams, and 2 vets teams. The games on Saturday are 70RMB. For a two day package of Sunday and Saturday is 150RMB.
If you just want to come for Sunday, it’s 100RMB. Other options: One day VIP Hospitality is 1200 RMB; two day VIP Hospitality is 2000 RMB; Long Lunch (per person) is 880 RMB; Long Lunch (per table) of 10 and Two day VIP Package (per person) is 8000 RMB. Got all that? Good.
8am to 5pm each day, Shanghai Rugby and Football Club ZhangYang Bei Lu 张扬北路
The perfect way to try getting fit while looking hot… for free! Popular yoga and pilates center, theOrangeRoom, is offering a free hip hop dance class for youth this Saturday. You’ll be taught by Bella. Bella is a qualified instructor from Korea. She has taken up street dance / hip hop for 7 years and has been a member of a dance crew for 4 years. To sign up, call them at 64063642 or email at [email protected]
11:30am to 12:30pm, Room B, 7th floor, Saint Laurent Commercial Block, No. 201, Lane 3215, Hongmei Lu
To celebrate the launch on their new play this coming week, Shanghai Repertory Theater will be having a party at Abbey Road. 100RMB buys 3 drinks and a raffle ticket and you can win a whole bunch of prizes, including tickets to the play itself! Should be a hoot.
3pm to 6pm, Abbey Road, 45 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu 岳阳路45号, 东平路口.
He caused quite a storm when he was in Shanghai last time, at one of most talked-about parties of the last couple of years in Shanghai. Coming back on Saturday to the Shelter with VOID is Robert Hood, who is a pretty big deal aparently and one of the biggest names in “proper” DJ music. The man from Detroit is credited for inventing “minimal” music 15 years before it became the trendy sound dominating clubs in Europe. 50RMB cover.
10pm, Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxingxi Lu, 永福路5号进复兴西路
Learn new dance moves while giving back to the Earth! ARTIST Shanghai will be offering a full day of dance classes at a fraction of the cost. For RMB 50 per class, you can learn Ballet, Modern Dance, Belly Dance, Neo-Jazz and Hip Hop. Best of all, all the proceeds will be used to plant trees to fight desertification and offset carbon emission through Shanghai Roots & Shoots’ Million Tree Project! For class schedule and reservations, please call the studio at +86 21 5196 1120
11am to 5pm, Dance Studio ARTIST Shanghai, Room 02-03, F/5, No. 1035 North Nan Quan Rd. in Pudong
Jaiya’s Animal Rescue (JAR) is a non-profit small animal rescue group. JAR holds monthly Adoption Days and this September 5th is your next chance to get involved. The event is an opportunity for both humans and animals. The animals (dogs, cats, kittens and puppies) have a chance at being adopted, and you guys get the chance to play with the animals and learn more about adopting/fostering via JAR. It’s a free event, so get down there, boost your karma and play with some puppies!
11am to 3pm, Papas Bierstube Restaurant, Hongmei Road 3338, Hongmei Pedestrian Street 22-24, Shanghai. 德国乡村西餐厅上海市闵行区虹梅路3338弄
Help BEAN by baking chocolate, peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookies to sell at the BEAN booth at the Charity Flea Market. All proceeds from the Charity Flea Market support Stepping Stones, a community group which supports English language lessons in migrant schools around Shanghai. BEAN will supply all the materials and ingredients- all you need to bring is yourself! There are limited spaces for this event, so please send an e-mail RSVP to [email protected] if you would like to join.
2pm to 4pm, Jing An District (email BEAN for actual location)