Every Friday, we bring you our very own round up of all of the un-missable events taking place in Shanghai this upcoming weekend in our Weekendist feature. Accompanying our Midweek Music Preview and our very own calendar, our Weekendist feature can help you plan the perfect weekend in Shanghai. So, what are you waiting for? Get clicking, planning and preparing and make sure you enjoy the weekend!
If Bollywood is your thing (if it isn’t then it may be after this), then head down to the Majestic Theatre’s Bollywood Night! One of Bollywood’s best known dance group, Zee, is performing classic dance scenes from famous Bollywood films, including scenes from Caravan and Slumdog Millionaire. Tickets from 100- 580 RMB.
7.30 Majestic Theatre, 66 Jiangning Lu, 江宁路66号near Fengxian Lu, Metro Line 2 Nanjing Xi Lu Station, Exit 1 近奉贤路, 地铁二号线南京西路站1号口
We were dealt with the sad news earlier this week that LoGo may be be facing closure (as might Studio), so, before it’s too late, get your dancing shoes on and head down tonight to catch Levi Lyman and Slim Whipme as they play a back to back set of only the funkiest underground house! Their music WILL make you come…or the no cover charge will!
10pm LoGo, 13 Xingfu Lu, 幸福路13号near Fahuazhen Lu 近法华镇路
The Spanish consulate has been hosting regular events promoting Spanish culture, and now, in honour of Pride, they host: Dark Habits. A retrospective on Spanish gay films in the last 50 years, this film series is a historic view of Spanish cinema with homosexuality as a main topic.
5pm, 198-208 Anfu Lu, 安福路198-208号near Wulumuqi Nan Lu, Metro Line 1 Changshu Lu Station 近乌鲁木齐南路，地铁1号线常熟路站
The artist battle in Shanghai gives the opportunity for 20 artists to win 2000 RMB as they each have 3 hours to create an original piece of artwork. Winners are chosen by the audience and there are DJ’s and drinks promotions to make the evening that little sweeter! 73RMB cover and a bracelet is included for the first 300 guests!
8pm 800Show, 800 Changde Lu near Changping Lu. 常德路800号
Oi Pervert! Or anyone else who fancies themselves as one; tonight is Bar Rouge’s very own avant-garde Pervert Party. Risque electro chic will be accompanied by leather and whips for a night of debauchery! 100RMB after 12.
9pm Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼
Tonight, why not have a drink for Pride? What? You didn’t know Pride was on?! Well, you’d better make up for it! Tonight, The Box is hosting a Brazilian night of drinks and dancing with 20% of the takings going to ShanghaiPride. DJ Bing from Malaysia wiill deliver the latin/Hispanic beats and for 60RMB you get entry and a standard drink.
10pm The Box, B1/F, 10 Hengshan Lu , 衡山路10号
Pretend you’re in Thailand for one night only and get yourself down to Shanghai’s first ‘Full Moon’ party since 2007. With free entrance you can enjoy an array of DJ’s offering psychedelic, trance music with a circus décor twist.
10pm 1933, 10 Shajing Lu, 沙泾路10号near Jiulong Lu 近九龙路
A day of hangover art awaits you. First up is “Double acting”, a traditional art performance, originating near the end of the Qing Dynasty. This two-person performance foregrounds one performer, who must physically act out the story behind told by the second performer hiding behind him. The exhibition Double Act places artists in conversation with non-artist others and the urban environment. It is an interplay between logic and absurdity, reality and imagination, surface and substance, self-contradiction and mutual unity, rationality and existentialism, whole and part, art and its context, traditional culture and the culture of consumption, socialism and capitalism.
4pm ddmwarehouse, 570 West Huaihai Rd, 38 Chuangyi Street, 西淮海路570号, 创一路38号
The Shanghai Acrobat Troupe and Denmark’s Meridiano Theatre are collaborating to put on the acrobatic version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. The show follows banished wizard Prospero as he summons up a magical storm to wreck an enemy ship, but an aerial acrobatics love dance by Prospero’s daughter and the enemy’s son eventually brings peace and forgiveness back to everyone. In English with Chinese subtitles. The show runs from October 15th to 24th. Price tickets range from 120RMB to 200RMB.
7.30pm Shanghai Dramatics Art Centre, 288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu, 安福路288号, 近武康