FINA continues this weekend and the swimming finally kicks off on Sunday! Phelps in the hizzouse. If swimming’s not your bag, don’t worry because there is plenty of other stuff going on around town to keep you occupied. Mesa & Manifesto is closing, TICT is throwing a beach party, and Dada’s screening another North Korean film! Read on for details, or check out our calendar for more!
Six Characters in Search of an Author @ Ninsei Dinner and a show! This week Ninsei is putting on Pinrandello’s “Six Characters in Search of an Author” – a play in which six unrealized characters interrupt another play rehearsal to demand the actors stage their story. Play runs this Friday through Sunday, with evening shows on Friday and Saturday (6pm, 388RMB with dinner) and matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday (2:30pm, 288RMB, includes one drink.) Play is in English, call 13918120946 for details.
388RMB // 6pm // Ninsei // J-Life Building, 3/F, 88 Shi Ji Da Dao, near Yi Cheng Zhong Lu, next to Jinmao Building (世纪大道88号, 近东泰路)
Tsar Bomba @ Dada A new party–Tsar Bomba feat. Melkman & Cavia on the decks with special guest Doshy from Belin. They’ll be playing quite the eclectic assortment of music (honestly anything–old school hip hop to rock ‘n’ roll to house and disco to latin.)
Free // 9pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
FINA events on Saturday If you want to catch some swimming this weekend, tonight you can see the Duet (free routine) synchronized swimming finals at the Indoor Stadium at 7pm, or the men’s springboard finals at the outdoor diving pool at 5pm. Men’s water polo is happening basically all day on Friday and Sunday, women’s water polo on Saturday. More details and ticketing info here. Details on public transportation here, map and explanation of all the venues here. And if you love Michael Phelps, click here.
Mesa & Manifesto closing party Mesa & Manifesto is closing its doors! And they want to feed you food and booze all night on Saturday in honor of that fact. 300RMB gets you all you can eat canapes and tapas (until they run out) and free-flow drinks.
300RMB // 8pm to late // Mesa & Manifesto // 748 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu (巨鹿路748号, 近富民路)
TICT Beach Party @ Rico Rico Beach Club Enjoy the summer with an all day beach party! American Apparel will show off its new line of swimwear and eyewear, and sponsor a dance-off to win hip gear and other stuff. Berlin dubstep wizard Doshy will drop some beats along with Ben Huang, Empfab, Mau Mau and The Uhhh. FREE before 1pm with RSVP: [email protected] Otherwise, 100 rmb includes entrance plus one drink. Only one guest per email address. Guest list will close at 5pm TODAY (July 22) so get on it people!
100RMB // 1pm to 9pm // Rico Rico Beach Club, 421 Waima Lu near Maojiayuan Lu 外马路421近毛家园路 Entrance near the Cool Docks (Lao Ma Tou) 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu 中山南路505号
United Verses poetry reading @ Anar This poetry reading at Anar on Saturday is bringing together six Chinese and and six English-speaking poets for a “cross-cultural extravaganza.” There will be translations in both languages, so this event can be enjoyed by everyone! Readers on the English side include Andrea Fassolas, W.M. Butler, Laura McCrae, Richard Watkins, Susie Gordon, and Tom Mangione. Bilingual music by Liu Jian to follow the reading.
Free // 9pm // Anar // 129 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路129号, 近法华镇路)
Besame Mucho singles party @ Mi Tierra If you’re single and you love free flow wine, why not head over to Mi Tierra. For 99RMB not only do you get all the wine you can drink until midnight, but they are also promising “special mate searching activities” and “messages from cupid”! And even if you’re not single, shit, 99rmb for free flow is a steal. Also there will be live music, and special prices on food and “sexy drinks.” If you go, please come back and tell us what those are.
99RMB // 9pm // Mi Tierra // 17 Yongjia Lu, near Maoming Lu (永嘉路17号, 近茂名路)
FINA events on Saturday Women’s water polo at the Natatorium all day, Team free routine synchronized swimming finals at the Indoor Stadium at 7pm. Men’s platform diving prelims (10am) and semi-finals (2pm) and women’s springboard finals at 5pm at the outdoor diving pool. More details and ticketing info here. Details on public transportation here, map and explanation of all the venues here.
Summer terrace party @ Node Hey in case you didn’t know, every Sunday afternoon this summer you can go kick it on Node’s terrace and listen to beats and things from 3pm to 11pm. This week features techno talents Boris Ange, RAZ, Charp, and Skinny Babou. Draft beer only 20RMB before 6pm. Summers are for rooftop parties!
Free // 3pm to 11pm // Node // Inside Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu (淮海西路570号 近虹桥路)
FINA events on Sunday Finally the swimming kicks off! We’ve got you covered with lots of those details here, full schedule here. Men’s platform diving final at 4pm, men’s water polo at the Natatorium all day long. More details and ticketing info here. Details on public transportation here, map and explanation of all the venues here.
North Korea Film Night @ Dada Dada’s North Korea Film night is back this week with “Departures”, a travel documentary following two Canadians and their British tour guide as they explore North Korea.
Free // doors at 8pm, movie at 9pm // DaDa // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)