The cancelation of the Strawberry fest will probably mean a change in many’s schedule this weekend but chin up, some of the originally scheduled acts will go ahead and perform in Shanghai instead.
Via the Wire: “[O]n April 30 at Mao, DJs including Ssoso, Shanghai Ultra, LON, Kniff, are taking up the decks at Mao Livehouse’s new small stage area, after the big MONO show. They’re starting at midnight after the concert, and there is no entry fee to get in. So if you’re going to MONO, don’t leave after the show. More fun stuff to do at the Mao smaller stage. If you can’t make MONO, head on down at midnight — no cover. On May 1 and 2, they’re taking over Lune for two nights of shows, featuring as many of their DJ bookings as they can squeeze in there. Line-up is TBC later today. But it’s all good stuff anyways. No cover for either of those nights. Start time, 10pm.” So there you have it. You heard the man.
Pushing that aside now, you can’t ignore the royal wedding and the Jiashan farmer’s market was such a hit, it’s back already on Saturday. If that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
THE ROYAL WEDDING LIVE Catch the wedding of the century live from Westminister Abbey and watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get hitched. Word on the street is that the cast may be in 3D. The ceremony starts at 6pm and there’s no cover for that but you can join earlier for the Brits Abroad royal wedding themed high tea (60RMB members, 70RMB non-members) too.
Free // 6pm // O’Malleys // 42 Taojiang Lu near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号， 近乌鲁木齐路）
SHANGHAI PISTOLS: NEVER MIND THE ROYAL WEDDINGThe alternative to the above: “For everybody who thinks waving the Union Jack around while watching two people you’ve never met get married is anachronistic and makes you look like an utter plonker…” Ned Kelly and DJ Sacco join forces for a free night of anarchy.
Free // 6pm // Cotton’s // 294 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu (新华路294号, 近定西路)
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: MADONNA TRIBUTE NIGHT It’s another royal themed event, but not that queen…the original queen of pop! Dance to Madonna and live-performances by Madge-wannabes all night long. 50RMB for one drink ticket or 100RMB for three.
Free // 10pm // Shanghai Studio // Bldg 4, 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wukang Lu (淮海中路1950弄4号楼，近武康路)
Less than a month after the success of the first Jiashan Farmers Market, it’s back. Bring your family and friends and your basket to make full provisions of fresh fruits and vegetables, cookies, bread, cheese, meat, jam and all sort of yummy food. Then relax and enjoy the sun on one of many restaurants’ terraces. Expect to see the same great vendors return (The Freshary, Bebemamie, Amelia’s, etc.) plus two new ones: Helekang and Glow.
Free // 9:30am-2pm // Jiashan Market // No. 37, Lane 550 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu (陕西南路550弄37号, 近绍兴路)
SCHANGHAI GERMAN NIGHT Rub shoulders with the German, Austrian, Swiss community. Austrian chef Ewald Poersch is prepping Germanic favorites like bratwurst and apfelstrudel for dinner and of course a selection of imported beers.
Free // 7:30-10pm // Ewald’s // 3/F, Maxdo Centre, 8 Xingyi Lu, near Zunyi Lu (兴义路8号 万都商城3楼, 近遵义路)
OPERA: L’ELISIR D’AMORE One of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s most frequently performed and popular works, the two-act comedic opera is an entertaining love story between a poor peasant and a beautiful and rich landowner. Tang Muhai conducts while Stefano Monti directs the stage.
50-580RMB // 7:15pm // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd (上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号)