Shanghai seems to be getting back on its feet this New Years weekend with a whole host of new events to tangle with. Want to support LGBT issues? There’s both a youth dinner on Friday and an events day on Saturday! Want to do something charity related? You’ve got two options on Sunday – either adopt a pet or… adopt a grandparent!
If you want to party, Shelter, Dada and Not Me all have their ongoing nights (not listed below since, well, they’re ongoing) to head to OR you can help Mao Livehouse say goodbye to its old location. That stuff and more below:
Australians or fans of them can help kick off Aussie Drinks Central, a new weekly night hosted by AusCham. Head on down for the massive launch party of the first Aussie Drinks event for the new year with a new wine selection, Australian beers (25RMB VBs!) and a new Aussie bar menu at The Camel.
6pm, The Camel, 1 Yue Yang Road near Dong Ping Road, 岳阳路1号
Shanghai’s LGBT Youth Group is hosting their monthly dinner at Joe’s Diner. If you’re gay and in your teens/early twenties and want to meet other people who fit that description (in a non-clubby environment), here’s a good place to start. Please email
[email protected] to RSVP or if you have any further questions. ALL are very welcome, regardless of age and sexual orientation.
7.30 pm, Joe’s Diner, 200 Taikang Lu, Sinan Lu
Mao Livehouse hosts one last free show before it changes locations so be there! Playing the final show: Chaos Mind, UP band, MonkeyShine, WuWeichun, The poppy and DaBei.
9pm, Mao Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu, 淮海西路570号
Uh-one Uh-two Uh-one two three CELEBRATE the King of Rock n’ Roll’s birthday at Beedees with The Haus Band will playing a couple of Elvis inspired sets before opening up the stage to Elvis KTV. Put on your blue suede shoes!
10pm, Beedees, 433 Dagu Lu near Chengdu Bei Lu, 大沽路433号
See an entertaining, gay spectacle of skits, dancing, singing and fashion shows put on by In-Lemon, a Shanghai-based LGBT social group with many constituent sports (gay running group,gay yoga,swimming,badminton) and cultural groups, to celebrate the 2011 Chinese New Year. 40RMB at the door.
1pm to 4:30pm, Railway Cultural Palace, near the intersection of Qiujiang Rd and Xizang North Rd (地点：上海铁路文化宫（闸北区西藏北路虬江路口)
Miss the Litfest? Glamour Bar rekindles the spirit with a book exchange where you can also buy SILF author tomes. There will also be iPads loaded with online journal subscriptions and podcasts from LitFests past – making this a real Reading Rainbow outing. Reds, ports, and brandies priced around 50RMB.
12pm to 5pm, The Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 中山东一路5号6楼
Spanish superstar vocalist, Jose Carreras, of The Three Tenors is performing for one night only singing opera favorites from Verdi and Puccini. Tickets 200-2,580 RMB.
7:30pm, Mercedes-Benz Arena; 1200 Expo Avenue, Pudong
JAR holds Adoption Days once per month. This is a chance for rescued cats, dogs, kittens and puppies to be adopted, and to have a loving safe home. JAR also welcome the general public and potential foster parents to play with the animals and learn more about JAR activities. Contact information: Mobile phone number: 136 3662 4300
11am to 3pm, Papas Bierstube Restaurant, Hongmei Road 3338, Hongmei Pedestrian Street 22-24, Puxi, Shanghai. 德国乡村西餐厅上海市闵行区虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街
BEAN is expanding its community outreach into helping one of the five elder care centers in Shanghai that have NGO status. Volunteers will play mah jong, other Chinese games, and western games with the residents at our sponsored elder care center. As with all other BEAN events, there are no language requirements, so if you can play checkers or Jenga, you know enough to participate in this event. Spaces are limited because of the size of the rec room, so if you would like to sign up for this event, please RSVP at [email protected]
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, contact BEAN for location