It’s only bl**dy Friday, and we all know that means – Weekendist! Every Friday we bring you the hottest picks of the coming weekend, and boy do we have some treats for you! This weekend is serving up contemporary art, free, yes that’s FREE beer, a flea market, a chili cook off, urban art, gallery openings and a rooftop party. Also, running the course of the weekend is ‘SHcontemporary’ at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Now in its 4th year…a must see.
Wow. So much to do and such little time to do it all in. This weekend is not the time to be out of Shanghai. If, however, you’re party to the core and what we throw at you isn’t enough, don’t forget our Midweek Music Preview or our calendar. So, as soon as you clock off, this is what awaits you;
Sports bar ‘Windows Scoreboard’ begin their ‘100 Keg Giveaway’ this weekend. Yes, they have decided that for the month of September they will give away 100 kegs of beer for free…that’s 6000 pints of Bud and TsingTao; for free! 13 hours of beer freebies awaits you this weekend; the promo starts at 4.30 – 11 Friday and Saturday. We can’t help but wonder what were they thinking, actually who cares? FREE BEER!
4.30pm 11F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu 淮海中路527号11楼 近成都路
From today, Maoming Lu gallery (Andrew James Art) will be home to the work of Lady Aiko, who brings to Shanghai (by way of Tokyo and New York) vibrant mixed-media stencil, spraypaint and silkscreen works that “playfully portray feminine sexuality and beauty.” The opening is tonight, 6 – 9.
6pm 39 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Zhong Lu 茂名北路39号近延安中路
Contemporary Art Gallery, ‘LOH’, is the latest gallery to open in the M50 art complex on Moganshan Lu. The work of Luo Guangyao focuses on blending Asian and European culture and seeks to promote international relationships between artists. This evening marks the opening party. Starting at 7pm, the reception is open to all!
7pm, LOH, Building 3, Room 111,50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu, Shanghai 上海市莫干山路50号3号，111室 近昌化路
The latest White Doll party hits NODE lounge tonight. Tania Satori and guests will be dropping tunes for you aural pleasure whilst Shanghai’s ‘hottest all-girl party crew’ – Doll House, will be offering free body painting! The dress code is WHITE (kind of obvious, huh?) and for 100RMB you get 12 drink tickets.
10pm, Node Lounge, 570 Huaihaixi lu (inside of the RED TOWN A2-102) near Hongqiao Rd, 淮海西路570号 (红坊内A2-102) ×虹 橋路
Our favourite charitable group, BEAN, is holding a cookie and coffee both at this month’s charity flea market. All proceeds will go to benefit Stepping Stones, a local charity that teaches English in migrant schools. Get your bargain hunting hats on and chow down on some freshly baked cookies! You’re going to need to line your stomach for the Chilli cook off later! The flea market runs between 11am – 5pm.
11am, 4th floor of No.10 Shajing Lu; Hongkou District (Near Zhoujiazui Rd and Liyang Rd)
Pistolera Mexican Grill and Cantina over in JinQiao is hosting its 1st Chilli cook off! For only 50RMB you get to test all of the chow submitted and post your opinion for the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The chilis submitted by contestants are sure to vary in meat, heat, flavor and post-digestive pleasures, but whatever the fixins, they’re sure to go down better with an ice-cold Sol beer (25rmb) or a tangy margarita.
12pm, Pistolera, 777 Biyun Lu near Heisong Lu, 碧云路777号近黑松路
China’s third annual Capoeira Batizado will be a visual and musical extravaganza showcasing capoeira and Brazilian dance and musical performances. In addition to the dedicated local students, there will be professional “mestres”, dedicated experienced instructors from Brazil, Japan and the USA. To watch the performance is free, however, if you would like to attend the dinner party at Latina Restaurant (all you can eat and drink) at 8pm then that’s 170RMB. Further information on: www.capoeirashanghai.com or call Diego on – 13761164307
4pm, Stargym, 777 Wuyi Lu, near Zhongshan Xi Lu (near Zhongshan Park), 武夷路777号, jin中山西路
In the build up to this year’s ‘Shanghai Pride’, Shanghai LGBT and Lesinshanghai are organizing Pride-Awareness events throughout September. JoVino hosts their wine-drinking get-together today 8pm till late. The perfect way to meet folks and get the low down on Pride!
8pm, 527 ShaanXi N. Rd (near XinZha Rd) 陕西北路527号 (近新闸路)
Demolish, Construct, Repeat: Building the Shanghai Dream. Southern Barbarian in Pudong celebrates the street photography of Sue Anne Tay, a Shanghai-based photographer, focused on the city’s disappearing neighborhoods. Her show contrasts the migrant workers who are building the new Shanghai with the locals whose lives are changing forever, as the city changes. The exhibit will run for a month. SB will have a complimentary spread of Yunan snacks, beer and wine. Do note that SB has a formidable beer selection! No entrance fee.
3pm, B1/F, DBS Building, 1318 Lujiazui Huan Lu, near Dongyuan Lu 陆家嘴环路1318号B1楼， 近东园路
The Ice Cream Truck is back in town and ready for you to lick their lollipop. Back on their favourite rooftop with 360 degree panoramic views of the city, DJ’s: Jung & Kelly (REHAB) and Milan J (Wonky Kong) — Mau Mau and Adept do their thang and let you eargasm to house and dirty electro. The party starts at 2pm (free entry before 5pm, one drink minimum after) and runs through until midnight.
2pm, Atanu, the Bund signal tower/lighthouse no.1 East Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near East Yan’an Road) 中山东二路1号甲近延安东路