It’s that time of week again, Friday, when Shanghaiist brings you the very best goings on in Shanghai this coming weekend. By using this Weekendist, our Midweek Music Preview and our calendar, you can ensure that you make the most of your weekend.
Don’t swamp yourself in gloves and scarves just yet, instead – reach for the glow sticks! Here to reawaken everyone’s festival spirits from hibernation is The Ice Cream Truck. Their winter carnival takes place tonight from 10.30 until Friday night becomes Saturday morning. Dress as white as snow and don the carnival colours on arrival. No cover charge
10.30pm LUNE, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu 新乐路218号, 东湖路路口
As part of Shanghai’s Mecoon Fringe festival, internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Er Gao presents ‘<
7.30pm Downstream garage, 3/F, No.100, Lane 200 Longcao Lu, 龙漕路200弄100号3楼 near Longwu Lu, Metro Line 1 Caobao Lu Station Exit 4
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get fit or get back to the gym, then this is it! Shanghai Sharks basketball team in collaboration with Star Gym and BOHDI are holding a ‘sponsored row-athon’Join-up and row to support Kid Strong and Roots & Shoots effort to build a brighter future for Migrant Children at the 1st Annual Shanghai Indoor Rowing Charity Challenge. There are going to be individual races, team relays and 10 person charity races. RMB60 for individual races, RMB240 for the four-person team relay races and RMB800 for the 10-person charity relay races. If you’re interested in sponsoring, contact [email protected]
10am Shanghai Sharks Practice Facility, Bai Se Road No.1333 /百色路1333号
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
11am 1933, 10 Shajing Lu, 沙泾路10号near Jiulong Lu 近九龙路
Join Professor Robert Bickers at his talk on ‘Life and death in the shadow of a Chinese lighthouse’. In February 1932, two foreign lighthouse keepers were taken from the Breaker Point lighthouse at Shabeishan, near Shantou, by Communist guerilla fighters. They never returned. This talk explores the background to this odd affair, which was ostensibly an act of dramtic political theatre: the building of the large network of lighthouses on the China Coast by the British-led Chinese Maritime Customs Service, and the complex relations between foreign nationals at each lighthouse, Chinese employees, and local communities.
4pm The PuLi Hotel and Spa, 1 ChangDe Road, 常德路1号
Tonight is the grand opening of G.O.D party at The Box. Boasting incredible music by the ‘Sexy Gay DJ Steven’, GoGo boys at midnight and the opening of US gallery GX, this night is set to go off with a bang! Free champagne before 10pm and the 50RMB door cover includes a drink!
9.30pm The Box, 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu , Oudeng Bowling Centre 衡山10 近永嘉路
If you’re in need of some fresh organic produce, then you need to head down to Shanghai’s very own farmers market today. The Farmers’ Market brings together Shanghai Centre’s popular retailers and some of Shanghai’s finest suppliers. The gourmet offerings include: freshly baked specialty breads, pastries, cakes Organic vegetables, fruits, grains and other organic products. You can also get your hands on imported wines, cheeses, raisins, seafood, meats and much more. Free entry, so even if you’re a fast food junky….it’s worth a stroll around. 10 am – 12.30pm means you got to get their early so you don’t miss out!
10am Shanghai Centre, Suite 710, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, 南京西路1376号710室near Tongren Lu, Metro Line 2 Jing’an Temple Station
Today, SCAA are holding their adoption day. With Christmas fast approaching, perhaps you’ve considered having some company in the form of a fluffy animal? If you’re interested in adopting or fostering an animal, then today you can head down to O’Malleys Irish Pub to see some of their animals and discuss adoption or learn more about SCAA with their volunteers.
12pm O’Malleys Irish Pub, 42 Taojiang Lu, 桃江路42号near Hengshan Lu, Metro Line 1 Hengshan Lu Station 近衡山路, 地铁1号线衡山路站
The Chalet is showing the ‘Life of Brian’. The 1979 classic comedy follows Brian Cohen, a young Jewish man who was born on the same day as Jesus Christ. Since he was born in the stable next door, Brian is mistaken for the Messiah by the public. Expect lots and lots of religious satire. English with Chinese subtitles and free entry.
3.30pm The Chalet, 385 Yongjia Lu, 永嘉路385号near Taiyuan lu