There’s a lot going on this weekend and it’s a really mixed bag! Time Out Shanghai is finally getting its website off the ground and will be throwing a bash tonight at Zeal. You could head there or your other best bet is over to Prive where Ministry of Sound DJ Phil Drummond will be playing house beats. Party round the clock as Shiva celebrates its first birthday starting at House of Roosevelt, Lang Lang teams up with world champion figure skaters for a two day show, and “Panda Dad” Alan Paul is in town to talk about his memoir of adventures in Beijing. Read Shanghaiist’s interview with him here. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
TIME OUT WEBSITE LAUNCH PARTY You probably come across their magazines all across the city and now Time Out’s going to be even more accessible once their brand new site launches. They’re inviting all y’all to celebrate going digital at the latest Bund party spot Zeal with DJs from TICT. 100RMB entrance includes six drinks.
100RMB // 8pm // Zeal // 6/F South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu(黄浦区中山东二路22号, 近金陵路)
MINISTRY OF SOUND DJ PHIL DRUMMOND @ PRIVE Here’s your chance to catch Phil Drummond, the internationally known Ministry of Sound DJ spinning smooth house beats. Contact 18217707760 for table bookings.
100RMB // 10pm // Prive // 4/F, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路6号, 外滩六号4楼, 近广东路)
ART ON ICE WITH LANG LANG Yeah, we think it’s a funky combo too–world renowned piano prodigy Lang Lang and world champion figure skaters? Oh well, we’d go just to see Lang Lang anyway (if you’re gonna throw in a few triple lutz combos, well hey, even better). World champion skaters Savchenko and Szolkowy, Pand and Tong, and Stephane Lambiel will skate to the beautiful musical stylings of China’s best known pianist Lang Lang. There’s also a second performance on Sunday at 3:30pm.
180-1860RMB // Mercedes-Benz Arena // 1200 Expo Avenue, near Zhoujia Du Lu (世博大道1200号 靠近周家渡路)
SHIVA 1ST ANNIVERSARY Shiva Lounge is one year old this month and they’re celebrating with a huge rooftop party at The House of Roosevelt. They’ll be bringing in Thomas Cher, Charp, Mia, Jasmine Li, Milan J, Mau Mau & Boris Ange drop funky tech house on the 9th floor roof terrace of the House of Roosevelt from 9pm-4am, and then the celebrations move to Shiva for an after-party featuring DJs Leo Chiodaroli, Theo Man and Jacob Unverzagt until the sun rises. Free entrance until half past midnight with the password “Shiva”; 100RMB after which includes one free drink.
Free until 12:30pm or 100RMB // 9pm // The House of Roosevelt // 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (中山东一路27号， 近北京东路)
‘PANDA DAD’ ALAN PAUL Alan Paul aka “Panda Dad” brings his new memoir “Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing” for a talk Glamour Bar. “…[H]e shares his memoir of three and a half years in Beijing, raising three kids, forming a blues band, “Woodie Alan” that was voted Beijing Band of the Year. Alan Paul moved in to Beijing in 2005 when his wife Rebecca was named Wall Street Journal Bureau Chief, leaving his job as senior writer for Guitar and Slam magazines and reinventing himself – writer, blogger, rocker, and Panda Dad, the alter ego to Tiger Mother.” 65RMB includes a drink.
65RMB // 4-6pm // Glamour Bar // Five on the Bund, 6/F, 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)
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY MARKET @ O’MALLEYS This one is for the whole family! Bring your little ones for this fun-packed day of arts and crafts, dancing, face painting, games, cooky, bouncy castle and more brought to you by Family Guru. O’Malleys will be doing a special menu for kids that includes mini hamburgers, hot dogs and fries. 20RMB per kid gets you free popcorn, a soft drink, a lucky draw ticket, and a free Polaroid photo of your kids from the photographers at Barefoot Portraits.
10am-3pm // O’Malleys // 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐路)