Well Christmas is only 8 days away and our recent flurry of snow has definitely helped to add some festive cheer. So, as this weekend is the weekend before Christmas, it’s only right to go out and celebrate one of the last weekends of 2010 with a bang! If you need more ideas to plan your weekend around, don’t forget to check out this week’s Midweek Music Preview and our calendar. Keep warm!
Offering a generous measure of warmth and charm, the Fortune Connection Club is inviting everyone to their Christmas network social. Being held at the Radisson, drinks, a finger-food buffet, music, dancing and lucky prize draws await all that attend. This is set to be a great evening to start up your Christmas celebrations and who knows, meet your new best friend? 250RMB on the door.
7pm Radisson Club Lounge, Radisson Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan, 27Floor, 210 Taopu Road near Daduhe Road, 桃浦路210号（近大渡河路口）宏泉丽笙酒店27楼 丽笙俱乐部酒廊
Up-and-coming Designer Lauren Pilgreen, is proud to show-off her 2011 Spring/Summer collection at her launch night at Jazz 37. Fans of ultra-feminine gowns and slightly androgynous jumpsuits take note; Lauren Pilgreen’s evening collection takes its inspiration from the spirit and fluidity of the ocean and is hotly anticipated. Sponsors of the evening include: Mary Ching Shoes, Chow Jewelry, Mi Tierra Mexican restaurant, Izumi Japanese Sake Bar, and Diva Life. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and fashion. Cover charge: 150 rmb at the door for 2 drinks and hor d’oeuvres. RSVP to put your name on the guest list; [email protected]
8pm 37/F, 500 Weihai Lu, 威海路500号37楼 near Shimen Yi Lu 近石门一路
It may be cold on the outside but inside Studio, the temperature is definitely rising. Shanghai Studio are tonight hosting an ‘I Love Ibiza’ night; paying homage to the sunshine island. Forget you’re in Shanghai, and head down to dance to some of Europe’s best dance music. No cover charge.
10pm Shanghai Studio, No.4, Lane 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu, 淮海中路1950弄4号 near Xingguo Lu 近兴国路
Shanghai Young Bakers (SYB) will celebrate the departure of their 3 most promising students to France this January at their Christmas Party today. The theme of the party is ‘Bowl Full of Cheers,’ and bowls of soup will be served to raise money for SYB. The party will also feature the sale of breads and Danish pastries made by the SYB students, a lucky draw to win many prizes, and ways to participate in the 3 students’ trip to France. Cost: 100 RMB but this includes a complimentary handmade ceramic bowl by artist Jackson Li.
2 pm Two Cities gallery, 2/F, 50 Moganshan Road, 莫干山路50号
Tiger’s pub crawls are pretty infamous in Shanghai. Tonight is the night that their sidecar motorcycles will be hitting the roads of shanghai and ‘ferrying’ people from bar to bar. What better way to get in the spirit than to booze around Shanghai in the Tiger sidecar motorcycles and dressing up like Santa whilst you do it! A pre-order RMB50 boarding pass scores you FREE FLOW Tiger beer for the road, special offers in all four bars, and a goody bag valued at RMB100. Tickets are RMB100 on the day. RSVP to 138 1877 7520 as seats are limited (88 seats are available.
7.30pm Radisson New World, Nanjing Xi Lu
Oi Pervert! Or anyone else who fancies themselves as one; tonight Mattia Visconti presents Prive’s very own avant-garde Pervert Party. Leather, whips and performers that will take you to the borders of ‘acceptability’ giving freedom to your craziest hidden perversions – a party where everything can happen. Get ready for a night of debauchery! Free entrance till 00:30 with password : DARKROOM. Dress code black, latex, extravagant, fetish, irreverent. COVER CHARGE :100 rmb after 00:30.
10pm Prive, 4/F, Bund 6, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 中山东一路6号, 外滩六号4楼 near Guangdong Lu 近广东路
Rainbow Movie Club takes place today. At Studio, RMC gives you the chance to bring some friends on down for an evening of social drinking and lgbt movies/film clips. There is no cover charge and tonight they will show ‘Beautiful Thing’ from the UK 1996 – ‘A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood and become aware of their homosexuality’. Attendees can also take movie clips or short films to share with others.
9pm Studio, 1950 Huaihai Middle Road, Unit 4 淮海中路1950弄4号
This has previously been mentioned in our Midweek Music Preview but it is most definitely worth another mention! This Christmas holiday, Left Rock presents a competition party between hip hop and rock (A smart way to cater to both crowds). They will be featuring local bands and hip hop artists. Luren, Politico, Leiren and other acts will perform onstage. Cover: 40rmb
9pm, Mao Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Lu Near Hong Qiao Lu 淮海西路570号32幢