The Shanghai International Literary Festival celebrates its opening with a cocktail tonight, meaning for the next three weeks, there will be a slew of literary-minded events and things to do. We’ve got all the events listed up on our calendar. If you’re itching for an excuse to get into costume, Bar Rouge’s Brazilian Carnival party on Saturday is the perfect thing for you. And we’ll add a small reminder that Infected Mushroom and Super Junior are dropping into town as well.
LITFEST COCKTAIL OPENING Three weeks. 85 writers. 17 countries. The 2011 Shanghai International Literary Festival kicks off three weeks of readings, discussions, debates, workshops, literary lunches, even a literary walk. Tonight is your chance to rub shoulders with the literati. 65RMB gets you in with a cocktail.
65RMB // 6:30pm // 6/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号，外滩五号6楼， 近中山东一路)
ARCDESKIN’s regular ARCDES talks, which stands for architecture and design, returns tonight. This time KIN’s featuring only one speaker but they promise that American multidimensional artist, Alan Flesher will captivate the audience with his many interesting stories. A creative discussion to follow after his presentation.
Free // 7:30pm-10pm // KIN // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu ( 茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路)
Brazilian Carnival party It’s a full-fledged Brazilian Carnival happening at Bar Rouge. The party will be a colorful mix of samba dancers, bossa nova and other upbeat music, plus caiprinhas to sip on. You’re encouraged to dress in your own Carnivale costume. Free entrance until midnight with the password: Brazil, 100RMB after.
Free; 100RMB after midnight // 10pm // Bar Rouge // 7/F, Bund 18 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
“A SIGH OF LOVE” BALLET Shanghai Ballet Company’s newest production “A Sigh of Love” is the tragic love story of a writer and his beautiful neighbor during Japanese-occupied Shanghai. This production has been choreographed and created together with a contingent of French artists, mainly from L’Opera National du Rhin but features particularly Shanghai-flavored movements and steps for the dancers.
80-500RMB // 7:30pm // People’s Theatre // 663 Jiujiang Lu, near Guangxi Bei Lu (九江路663号, 靠近广西北路)