This weekend Shanghai says goodbye to arbuably its most notorious super-late-late-night club, Dragon Club. We’ve also got Sesame Street Live, which kicked off last night, a pervert party at the Apartment, some electro tunage from Singaporean DJ Clash of the Disko Kids at Shelter, and plenty more! Read on for details, or head over to our calendar for everything else.
Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Green Thumb @ SOAC Longing for simpler times? Sesame Street Live has come to Shanghai with a special Elmo show that will take you back to the days when learning was fun. Clearly a great family event, the show features Elmo walking the audience through the basics about how an ecosystem works. Shows available in English and Chinese.
50-580RMB + family ticket packages available // 7:15pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd (上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号)
The Roof at Waterhouse’s First Anniversary with Danny Rampling Known as the “godfather of British house music,” DJ Danny will be making the Waterhouse’s first anniversary a night to remember (or forget). With such a legendary DJ with over 20 years behind the tables, chances are this place is going to get packed.
200RMB // 8pm-11:30pm // The Roof at Waterhouse // 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu (毛家园路1-3号1楼， 近中山南路)
Popasuda @ Dada Start your Friday night off strong by dancing your ass around the world (figuratively) at Dada. Popasuda (the Brazilian Portuguese word for “big booty”) is a rare night showcasing “one-stop-drop for ass-bouncing, shoe-wrecking dance music” styles. Kuduro (Angolan), baile funk (Brazilian), dancehall (Jamaican), and moombahton (Los Angeles). Beats by DJ Skinny Brown and Mau Mau. Sounds like a good time.
Free // 9pm – 11:30pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Clash the Disko Kids @ Shelter Singaporean DJ/producer headlines the monthly Antidote party at Shelter this Saturday. You can learn more about him here, and listen to him here. Support from Trix, Blaise, and Downstate. Lots of sweaty dance-tastic electro at Shelter.
30RMB // 10pm // Shelter // Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
“The Last Dusk till Dawn” Dragon Club farewell party @ Zeal & Dragon The beast is almost dead, and you can be there for Dragon Club’s final breath this weekend at their “Last Dusk till Dawn” farewell party. Party kicks off at ZEAL at 10pm, and ends at Dragon whenever the last person gives up and goes home.
Free // 10pm // Zeal // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu (中山东二路22号, 近金陵路)
MOD Dance Party @ LUNE Mod Party DJs Desert Fuck Eagle, Photon Torpedoes and Danny Rogue will keep you dancing with mad mod rock, plus what’s sure to be a hodge podge of 50s/60s/punk/garage/motown/oldies/soul.
Free // 10pm // LUNE // 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
Pervert party @ The Apartment Shanghai’s infamous pervert party returns, but this time at a new location. The Apartment will host what is one of Shanghai’s freakiest parties. Themed rooms, freaky performances, and a “dark room” for the latex/leather/chains/leash crowd only all promise to keep things interesting through the night!
100 RMB, includes 1 drink // 10pm // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
TGAL Roundtable Discussion: Women’s Art and Social Change @ The Apartment BEAN hosts a round table about local women’s art and social change at The Apartment on Sunday (let’s hope they manage to clean up from the previous night’s pervert party before this kicks off.) Susie Gordon, a published freelance journalist, and writer Ginger wRong Chen to speak about topics covering the expression of gender inequality through art, discrimination in the creative fields, and famous female Chinese artists.
Free // 3pm to 4pm // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)
Crystal Chamber Music pres. The Han Quartet @ M on the Bund Crystal Chamber Music at M on the Bund this Sunday brings us the Han Quartet. Program to include Haydn’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob.III:82, “Lobkowitz”, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”. The Han Quartet is made up of Zheng Wei Min and Wu Shu Ting on violines, Liu Nian on viola, and Jason Wong on cello.
75RMB, includes one drink, 20RMB students // 4pm to 7pm // M on the Bund // 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路)