The Shanghai International Film Festival is ready to go, famous Kanye West collaborator and DJ, A-Trak comes to Bar Rouge. Plus, two fights to fill your blood thirsty urges: Brawl on the Bund and Sumo on the Suzhou. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
SUMO ON THE SUZHOU Jump into your sumo suits and wrestle to win fun prizes and to support a good cause. The entry fee to watch of 25RMB is enough to cover the cost of a health kit for one child in Yunnan and there will be cheap 25RMB drink specials the whole night from sponsors Absolut and Tiger.
25RMB // 7pm // River South Art Center // 1247 Nan Suzhou Lu near Xinzha Lu (南苏州路1247号进新闸路)
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST The Shanghai International Film Festival returns in its 14th incarnation this weekend! From June 11th-19th, over two hundred films (including “seven film noir classics”) will be shown in 24 theaters across the city. It’s no Cannes, but still a great opportunity to catch Norwegian Wood and other foreign releases that don’t make the 20 a year government quota.
Film Art Center // See cinema for movie showing times //160 Xinhua Lu, near Panyu Lu (新华路160号， 近番禺路)
BRAWL ON THE BUNDShanghai’s most bloody black tie charity event is back : Brawl on the Bund. White collar expats battle it out through 8 different matches to be named grand champion. All for a good cause of course. Free flow Grand Marnier cocktails, Heineken, wine as well as a delicious four course meal are on schedule for the evening.Tables 9900rmb, seating 11 people. Tickets at whitecollarboxingchina.com.
9900RMB per table // 6:30pm // Hyatt on the Bund // 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu (外滩茂悦大酒店 黄浦路199号, 近武昌路)
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BRICK-OLAGE ART BENEFIT Habitat for Humanity China will partner with three of Shanghai’s leading art galleries, Art + Shanghai, O/V, and Plum Studio, as well as River South Art Center for this brand new ‘Brick-olage event. The event includes “Trading bricks for brushes, creating artwork, participating in interactive demonstrations, and learning about HFH communities worldwide through video/photo essays, raffles, and other activities”. 100RMB includes a Brick-olage canvas bag and free cupcake.
River South Art Centre // 3-7pm //1247 Nan Su Zhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu (南苏州路1247号, 今新闸路和乌镇路)
A-TRAK + CONGOROCK @ BAR ROUGE Former Kanye DJ and one of the most famous turntablists in the world A-Trak is coming to town. Joining him will be Italian rising star Congorock. For reservations call 6339 1199.
200RMB // 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)
BLOODY SUNDAY @ SUGAR New bar Sugar is doing a thoughtful new special on bloody marys. “We will customized special bloody mary’s according to your taste, either more, spicy, sour, salty or with different ingredients apart of vodka such as sherry, tequila, beer, etc… you will be able to decide what you want in your drink and enjoying while listening good music and surrounded by amazing people If you don’t love bloody mary, 2 liters Capirinha Jugs are ready! Edamame will spin cool beats for you hangover-ed ears.”
1:30-6:30pm // Sugar // 6/F, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu (陕西南路35号6楼, 近长乐路)
MICROFINANCE & WOMEN PANEL BEAN is hosting a roundtable discussion to discuss the issues affecting migrant girls’ education in China. Ania Pritchard who formerly worked for Oxfam, Abass M.L. representing Bankers without Borders and Jacqueline Kwok from Wokai will be on the panel while Shanghaiist’s own Elaine Chow will facilitate. RSVP to BEAN.
6-7pm // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)