TGIF, you know what that means: no more explosives now we waved goodbye to the Spring Festival last night. This (hopefully firework-free) weekend, we’ve got world-famous conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy putting his interpretation on an unfinished Romantic piece by Mahler, comedy nights in Shanghainese and in English, a sock hop for a cause, and the Pervert party 3rd birthday. If that’s not enough, you can head over to our calendar for more.
CLASSICAL CONCERT The world-famous conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy will be appearing at the Shanghai Concert Hall to conduct Mahler 10, an unfinished piece by the late-Romantic composer Gustav Mahler.
60-460RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Concert Hall // 523 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Jin Ling Lu (延安东路523号, 近金陵路)
IMPROV COMEDY Shanghai’s first local English stand-up comedy night starring Morten Fausbøll, Audrey Murray, Tony Kastelan, Andy Curtain, John Crozier-Durham, Michael Tanenbaum, and Joe Schaefer.
200RMB // 9pm // Beedees // 433 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu (大沽路433号, 近成都北路)
SOCK HOP FOR A CAUSE It’s Shanghai’s first ever sock hop and for a good cause organized by BEAN. Expect a romp stompin’ time when Lune blasts back to the shakin’ first days of rock and roll. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis will be mixed and matched by DJ B.O. 100% of the night’s proceeds go to elderly people in need.
20RMB // 9pm // Lune // 4F, 218 Xinle Lu near Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 近东湖路)
PERVERT PARTY 3-YR ANNIVERSARY No lengthy explanation needed. This one will be an extra big night (even on the pervert party scale) so get out the most outrageous, dominatrix costume to celebrate its third anniversary. Free entrance until 12:30am with the password “John Holmes”, 100RMB after.
100RMB // Prive // 4/F, Bund 6, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路6号, 外滩六号4楼, 近广东路)
SHANGHAINESE STAND UP COMEDY Sometimes called the “female Li Zhoubo,” Hu Qingyan’s comedy show “All About Men” pokes fun at Shanghainese men through the eyes of women. You’ll need to have a good grasp of Shanghainese though because it’s performed mostly in the local lingo.
100-300RMB // Lyceum Theatre // 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Huaihai Lu (茂名南路57号，近淮海中路)