Fun stuff this weekend!
LOgO is reanimated for one night only tonight (alas, apparently this already happened), several art shows get their starts and there’s a lovely gay athletic competition to help warm up your Saturday. Wash all the fun down on Sunday with adoptable pets from Second Chance Animal Aid at O’Malleys. As always, check out our Midweek Music Preview for live music events and keep track of everything on our calendar.
According to Smart Shanghai, LOgO rises like an extra from The Walking Dead! Well kinda, the owners are opening it up for just one last night (TONIGHT!) and they’ve chosen to dedicate that one night to… reggae and dub. Oh well, I guess the appeal of LOgO was sitting outside in the cold nursing a beer anyhow, right?
10pm, LOgO, 13 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu, 幸福路13号
Vernissage starts at 6pm. ART in capitals gallery is hosting Spanish artist Salustiano’s first solo exhibition in China. Through unique red figures set out of context on abrasive red backgrounds, this exhibition will captivate the viewers who will have the opportunity to appreciate the unquestionable talent of this international artist.
6pm to 10pm, ART in Capitals, 2F, 20 Donghu Lu 东湖路20号
Chinatown’s been reconverted from the Snowball House and it’s celebrating wit a Russian Old New Year party. Special guest: DJ Dennis from Moscow and live performances from the Snegurochka Snow Maidens of Lapland. 100rmb entrance includes two shots of frozen Vodka or two glass of sparkling wine.
9pm, Gosney & Kallman’s Chinatown, 471 Zhapu Lu near Wujin Lu, 乍浦路471号
Starting today at the MOCA is Culture Chanel – an exhibit that highlights the historical and creative dimensions of French fashion house Chanel and its founder Coco. “The exhibition interprets Mademoiselle Chanel’s universe through her designs, her iconic pieces and her literary and artistic inspirations,” according to Creative Hunt.
10am, MOCA, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu inside People’s Park, 南京西路231号
Head to a gay fitness competition (“Mr. Rainbow”), brought to you by the Shanghai-based gay website Boysky 阳光地带and the LGBT sports/social group Rainbow League 彩虹联盟(gay swimming, volleyball, badminton and more). Also on this carnival’s program are “tongzhi” kungfu, yoga, plus drag queen singing & dancing. The festival goes from 2-6 pm on Saturday, Jan 15 (Danxingdao Bar, 251 Beihai Rd, People’s Sq area), followed by a dinner (50 yuan) at 7:00 pm at the adjacent Shenzhonglou Restaurant (51 Yunnan Zhong Rd).
2pm onwards, Danxingdao Bar, 251 Beihai Rd, People’s Sq area
The “legendary first lady of drum and bass,” DJ Storm heads the Metalheadz session at Shelter on Saturday. She’ll be backed up at The Shelter by the Sweatshop crew. Supporting: DJs Siesta, JJ and Milan J + MCs Stride & JJ. Cover: 60rmb at the door.
10pm, The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu, 永福路5号
Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA) is a non-profit organization in Shanghai that helps rescue companion animals and supports local animal or pet welfare projects. Learn more about fostering or adopting these adorable little things at O’Malleys this Sunday.
11:30am to 3:30pm, O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu 桃江路42号
Didn’t think Hamilton House was a place to do art? You’d be wrong! Paintmob returns to Hamilton House and 160rmb gets you one soft drink, a canvas and all painting materials. Bump it up to 200rmb and you get one glass of wine, canvas and all painting materials. Sunday dinner: Paintmob special 3 course tasting menu for 150rmb.
1pm to 6pm, Hamilton House, 137 Fuzhou Lu near Jiangxi Zhong Lu, 福州路137号