Well this week has certainly flown by, hasn’t it? As the working week is winding down, it’s time to step things up a notch in preparation for the weekend. We’ve all ready given you the low down on all the best live music in our Midweek Music Preview, AND all the best Art in our ‘Art Round Up’. So, without further ado, here’s what else there is to get excited about…
Everyone loves a good make over; even frogs it seems! Everyone’s favourite, Blue Frog will be launching their new look frogs with ‘Meet the Frogs’. Hop down there (Get it? Hop?!) for free drinks, shots, snacks and mini burgers all night long. A 100 RMB donation is required at the door with all proceeds going to Operation Smile China Medical Missions.
7pm Blue Frog at the Super Brand Mall, Lujiazui, G/F, No. 27, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, 陆家嘴西路168号正大广场1楼G/F27 near Fucheng Lu, Metro Line 2 Lujiazui Station 近富城路,地铁2号线陆家嘴站
Testicles. Big hairy testicles. Did that grab your attention? Good! Today is the day that men will be running through the streets of Shanghai wearing only…..a pair of Speedos! A marathon (aprox 4km) has been organised through some of Shanghais more popular streets and parks in order to raise awareness and money for charities associated with testicular and prostate cancer. Any men wishing to enter need to pay 100RMB which will cover a donation, a pair of Speedos, snacks and drinks. Women are more than welcome to head down to ogle and can sign up to show their support (20RMB)! For further info and participation info email [email protected]
7pm Peoples Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, 南京西路231号at People’s Square 近人民广场
Looking for a reason to have a good clean out? Want to hold a yard sale but lacking a yard? If so, then the charitable flea market is where you need to be heading today (or tomorrow). Check out handmade crafts, books, clothes, kitchenware, toys, pet items, appliances and more at this beautifully restored abattoir. RMB1 or any donation accepted; proceeds to go Stepping Stones, a charity teaching English to migrant students. Be sure to stop by BEAN’s table for cookies and coffee. If you are looking to shift a few items yourself, tables can be rented for between 40 – 80 RMB
11pm – 5pm Jiangwan SMP SkatePark 2100 Songhu Lu, 淞沪路2100号near Guohao Lu 近国浩路
Ok, so this was already featured in our Art Round Up, BUT, we feel it warrants another mention. What could we be talking about?! Why, Open Goat of course! The OPEN GOAT is a crazy experiment where musicians, the tone deaf and artists will meet in an open space and the let their creative juices mix, crash, fuse and explode. The aim is to jam one hour (or potentially longer) of pure improvisation, just for the sick ear-pleasure of finding out what happens. The GOAT will be generously lubricated by well-priced Belgian beer from the 1918’s onsite bar. Artists will free-paint, free-draw or free-whatever they want on empty canvasses lining the gallery walls. A recording of the GOAT will be sent to electronic musicians in the city to be remixed and reworked. Participants will all receive digital copies.
3pm to 6pm, 1989 Art Space, 694 Huai’an Lu, near Changhua Lu
Again already featured, this time in our Midweek Music Preview, but this is something else that definitely can’t be missed – JZ’s Outdoor Music Festival! Two whole days of live electronic music and DJ’s wait for you at Century Park in Pudong. The Antidote brings the beats — 10 DJs and live electronic acts — at sunset, from 5pm-9pm both days. The lineup for Saturday goes: Sacco & The Talents, Mr. Windmill & friends, DJ Cavia, ConRank and DJ JCC. Tickets are 150- RMB / day (or 200- RMB for 2 days *limited availability). Tickets are good for all 3 stages — Main Stage, Groove Antidote Stage, Harmony Stage, etc.
5pm-9pm, Century Park, No.1001 Jinxiu Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, 世纪公园, 上海市浦东新区锦绣路1001号
ShanghaiPRIDE is returning for its second consecutive year and this Saturday is the opening party at Lounge18! The theme for ShanghaiPRIDE 2010 is “Diversity. Unity. Harmony.” so bring along ALL your friends, family members and colleagues. What you can expect for the evening: Shanghai’s reigning drag queen Bai Xue (remember her from last year?), Ivanna Sukalongkok all the way from Bangkok, Thailand, and dancers from the US pavilion! Behind the decks is DJ M, who will spin a powerful web of pride anthems, old favorites and new songs with fresh FUSION remixes to entertain and delight the crowd! More details about the opening event here.
9pm Lounge18 4F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu, 中山东一路, 近南京东路
A charitable artist auction is being held today at the Foundry to raise funds for the Druk White Lotus School, in Ladakh. The school was severely damaged by the terrible mud slides that hit the remote community of Ladakh in the India Himalayas in August this year. The event is organized in collaboration with Art+ Shanghai Gallery and The Foundry, with talks, drinks and preview of the works commencing at 4pm and the exciting live auction starting at 6pm.
4pm The Foundry Gallery, 729, Shanxi Bei Road, near Kang Ding Lu, 陕西北路729号， 近康玎路
We all know that Shanghai and Liverpool have a sort of strange ‘love affair’ thing going on. If this love extends to you too, then you maybe interested in this – an evening of John Lennon covers by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra is in Shanghai for the Liverpool Pavilion day and are swinging by the Shanghai Concert Hall to perform a repertoire of John Lennon covers. They will be led by conductor John Wilson and accompanied by vocalists Mark McGann, Curtis Stigers and Claire Martin. The tribute concert features some of The Beatles’ and Lennon’s most famous hits, including “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together” and “Julia.” RMB80-1,080.
7.30pm The Shanghai Concert Hall, Peoples Square, 523 Yan’an Dong Lu, 延安东路523号