With the gorgeous, gorgeous sunshine we’ve been having, we have to suggest the obvious and ask you to get outside this weekend — and with warmer temperatures comes spring cleaning! You can flea market it over the next few days at 1933 or simply drop off your old possessions at River of Charity’s sorting party. In other news, the Silicon Valley originated techie “unconference”, Barcamp invites you to get nerdy via 5 min presentations, and you can fuse an interest for art and…adult toys(?) at a party with MOCA. And yup, we know that it’s the Usher weekend, but here are all the other things you can do. If that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Enoteca, (the Japanese one, not to be confused with Enoterra) is opening a new wine bar location in the ifc Mall. As part of the festivities, they’ll be pouring five wines for free alongside a jazz band that will play from 8-10pm. RSVP required.
Free // 5pm – 10pm // Enoteca //4/F, ifc Mall, 8 Pudong Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu (世纪大道8号, 上海国际金融中心 , 近陆家嘴环路)
This tech “un-conference” originated as Silicon Valley’s backlash to the formal, exclusive, and boring conference. BarCamp has participants present 5 min presentations on impromptu techie issues, followed by a time for discussion. It’s since spread to 350+ cities worldwide and is a “can’t miss event for techies, entrepreneurs, and social innovators.” Anyone can sign up on the TechYizu site.
Free // 10am – 5pm // Wieden + Kennedy // 5/F 1035 Changle Lu near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (长乐路1035号, 近乌鲁木齐路)
The restored abbatoir 1933 is hosting a flea market — that means handmade crafts, books, clothes, kitchenware, toys, pet items, appliances and more. RMB1 or any donation accepted and all the proceeds go to supporting migrant schools. If you’d like to set up a table to put your old goods up for sale, you can do so for 40RMB or 80RMB.
11am – 5pm // 1933 // 10 Shajing Lu, near Jiulong Lu (沙泾路10号, 近九龙路)
Say you don’t want to be fussed to set up a table at the flea market, you could also just donate your things to the River of Hearts Charity as they’re having a clothing drive. They’re accepting shoes, clothing, toys, books, bed linen. For more information, contact them at 158 0069 1002 or [email protected]
9am – 3pm // Yew Chung International School // 18 West Rong Hua Road near Shuicheng Nan Lu (荣华西道18号, 近水城南路)
Hm, adult toys and art? Not a combination that usually comes to mind, but MOCA is putting the two together for a naughty party. Tickler adult toys is throwing a party at MOCA on the Park. It’s 200RMB free flow of wine, beer, and house cocktails from 8pm to 10pm. No cover after 10pm. RSVP to [email protected]
10pm // MOCA // 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, inside People’s Park, near Huangpi Bei Lu (南京西路231号, 人民公园内, 近黄陂北路)
Kakadu is jumping into the Christchurch Earthquake relief efforts by staging a fundraiser BBQ. There’ll be raffles, auctions, and cheap drinks — 150RMB gets you into the all-you-can-eat BBQ and all profits go to the Red Cross. Don’t forget that at the beginning of April, there is also going to be a Kiwi ball to help the victims of the Christchurch Earthquake.
12 noon // Kakadu // 8 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Chongqing Nan Lu (建国西路8号, 近重庆南路)