It’s shaping up to be an epic weekend. Beijing got the first taste of Bob Dylan but the musical legend is finally in town and ready to rock the stage tonight. However, let’s not let that overshadow everything else going on over the next three days. East West Theater is putting on a new comedy, Jiashan is also marking a first: its first farmer’s market that is, Andrew Field is debuting his ‘Indie in the PRC’ film and prolific techno producer Orlando Voorn will be mixing at Shelter. Sunday begins with the Jinqiao 8k race and finally, Chefs Willy and Saito are battling it out Iron Chef style. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
BOB DYLAN @ SHANGHAI GRAND STAGE Second time’s the charm! After much speculation and a thwarted attempt last year, Bob Dylan is playing Shanghai Grand Stage. When we glanced over at SmartShanghai, it looked like tickets were sold out, but MyPiao appears to have everything but the cheap seats available.
280RMB – 1980RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Grand Stage // 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, Tianyaoqiao Lu (上海大舞台, 漕溪北路1111号)
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD East West Theater hosts the premiere of its featured production for Spring 2011: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead — a three-act comedy following the musings and misadventures of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Seating is limited — reserve at Bulldog (open all evening), either of the two Cotton’s destinations or with East West directly: [email protected] or 13564102955. Shows are daily throughout this weekend and next weekend (until the 17th).
8pm // Downstream Garage (Mecooon) // 3/F, No.100, Lane 200 Longcao Lu, near Longwu Lu (龙漕路200弄100号, 近龙吴路)
ANGELS & DEMONS PARTYAngels and Demons dress up party happening at The Strip–for those who come without a dress code, they promise to deck you out with gadgets and accessories for you to enjoy 100% of the night. Specialty Angels and Demons themed cocktails for 50RMB, classic drinks 40RMB, prosecco 50RMB, and all beers 30RMB.Music selected by DJ Dante Cappello and Charles.
No cover // 10pm // The Strip // 6-7/F, Hong Kong Plaza, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (淮海中路282号, 香港广场6-7楼 近黄陂南路)
JIASHAN FARMER’S MARKET The first ever farmer’s market to be held in Jiashan Market, to be filled with “vendors of fruits, vegetables, dairy products (mostly organics), meat, cookies, cupcakes, jam, bread…well, a real market with high quality products.” Located in Jiashan Market’s hideaway courtyard, market-goers will also have plenty of options for lunch later–sounds like a winner.
9:30am-1pm // Jiashan Market // No. 37, Lane 550 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu (陕西南路550弄37号, 近绍兴路)
‘INDIE ROCK IN THE PRC’ FILM
Writer cum historian cum filmmaker Andrew Field will preview his debut documentary “Down: Indie Rock in the PRC”. Screening starts at 7pm followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers and members of band SUBS. Free, in Chinese and English with subtitles for both.
Free // 7pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (重庆南路308号, 近建国中路)
ORLANDO VOORN @ SHELTER
Orlando Voorn, the acclaimed Dutch house, funk, and hip hop producer plays at Shelter; supported by Void regulars Zammo, Shanghai Ultra, and MHP.
50RMB // Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
JINQIAO 8K RUN Now in its tenth year, the Jinqiao race covers a full 8km event and a 2km fun run that’s popular with families. There’ll be “fantastic stage performances, interactive games, a lucky draw and a fancy dress competition” and even an award for best cheerleading squad– hmm, those last two sound particularly interesting. If you feel like it, you can register at New Balance, Element Fresh, Benson Hair Salon and Megafit outlets around town. RMB100 includes race t-shirt. Head over to Big Bamboo (Jinqiao) for the after party noon onwards.
100RMB // 8am // Shanghai Pinghe School // 261 Huangyang Lu near Mingyue Lu (黄杨路261号, 近明月路)
IRON CHEF: WILLY VS. SAITO Spanish chef Willy of El Willy and chef Saito of Ohana battle it out for the best meal. Each will be submitting three of his signature dishes for diners to vote on while they’ll join forces for the last course of dessert. Reservations recommended.
360RMB // 7pm // Ohana // 3911 Hongmei Lu, near Hongqiao Lu (虹梅路3911弄, 近虹桥路）