Good thing it’s Friday, and for many of us – that means Chinese New Year break! Bl*&y week took so damn long to get through, so here’s our reward – book swapping, music jamming, and…movies about sex? Bet the last one caught your attention, so go ahead and read on about what Shanghai has in store for you this coming weekend. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Join fellow Canadians and friends for Cancham’s monthly mixer. Sample some craft beers and meet new Brewmaster Michael Jordan. Price 40rmb for Cancham members, 60rmb for non-members Entrance includes a six-beer sampler and 10 % discount off food No need to RSVP. Just show up and pay at the door.
7pm, Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions) Unit 26A, Sinan Mansions, 519-521 Fuxing Lu, near Sinan Lu
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, The Glamour Bar, 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 中山东一路5号6楼
Part of Time Out Shanghai’s one year anniversary celebrations, this is 2011’s sexiest film party, with an exclusive screening of Red Light Revolution followed by an audio-visual lambaste courtesy of Tina Sprinkles and T Easy: Red Light Revolution (Dir Sam Voutas, China, 2010) Witty, Chinese indie number starring Shunzi (Zhao Jun) a Beijinger who’s down on his luck, losing both wife and job in one day. After moving back to his (disturbingly randy) parent’s hutong he meets a flamboyant Japanese investor who persuades him to open a sex shop, sparking a raunchy revolution in the seemingly-conservative neighbourhood.
7:30pm, Lola, Surpass Court Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, 永嘉路570号4号楼
Fleisher is one of the most respected pianists in the world and is often compared with Beethoven and Bach. He will be performing masterworks from Bach and Schubert at his Shanghai recital. 80-580RMB for tickets.
7:30pm, Shanghai Concert Hall, 523 Yan’an Dong Lu near Longmen Lu (延安东路523号 近龙门路)
Mao Livehouse closes its Red House location with a bang… or rather a series of bangs. It’s the Farewell Concert ft. Top Floor Circus. Big concert with the following bands: Top Floor Circus, Sonnet, Chaos Mind, Runaway Snail, Momo, Pink Berry, Boys Climbing Ropes and Little Nature, along with DJs R3 and Lin Feng. 50RMB cover. Look forward to a new Mao sometime after the break.
8pm, Mao Livehouse, 570 Huaihai Lu Near Hong Qiao Lu 淮海西路570号32幢
Wind down from a packed Saturday with classical string music by the MBQ String Quartet at M on the Bund. The quartet will be performing Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2, in D minor, “Fifths” and Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major Op.59-1 (Rasumovsky). 65RMB including a drink. Student tickets are only 10RMB.
4pm, M on the Bund, 7/F, No.5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路外滩5号7楼 近广东路)