Happy rainy weekend Shanghai! Obviously you should all be signed up and ready to head out of town tomorrow on the Shanghaiist Party Bus to Ocean MiDi Festival! But just in case you’re stuck here all weekend, there should be at least a few things happening to keep you occupied (check out music over at our Midweek Music Preview.) We’ve got Chinese Valentine’s Day stuff, Dwayne Wade’s doing stuff, and the North Korean Art Troupe is in town! Read on for details, or check out our calendar for more.
Dwyane Wade and SKY Streetball after party @ ZEAL Dwyane Wade is in town everybody! He’s here coaching his Street China crew against S.K.Y. Streetball at Luwan Stadium (more on that here.) If you’re not so much into watching street ball as you are into parties, maybe you should head to Zeal later that night to catch the official after party!
Free // 10pm // Zeal // Sixth Floor, South Bund 22 22, Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu, Huangpu district (黄浦区中山东二路22号6楼, 近金陵路)
Ma Wu Jia screening @ Rockbund Art Museum Ma Wu Jia (2007) was directed by Zhao Ye, and tells the touching story of a young teenager named Wu Jia who grows up without a father and must look after his ailing mother and brother. Wu Jia feels overwhelmed by the pressure he faces but he can only express his anguish in private, hidden away from those he loves. 95 min.
Free // 7pm // Rockbund Art Museum // 20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu, Huangpu district (黄浦区虎丘路20号, 近北京东路)
North Korean State National Art Troupe China Tour @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Center Dictator-approved North Korean art troupe comes to Shanghai in celebration of the CCP 90th! Here for two nights only, catch Red Songs sung by over 400 performers! Tickets from 180RMB to 680RMB available here, although the cheapest are already sold out.
180RMB to 680RMB // 7:15pm // Shanghai Oriental Arts Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu,
near Century Blvd (上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号)
Ocean MiDi @ Rizhao, Shandong Hey, did we mention we’re all headed to the beach this weekend? Well, just in case you haven’t heard, Shanghaiist has rented its very own bus, and we want you to come with us! For the insanely low price of 400RMB, we’ll get you there, get you back, get you into the festival, and get you tore up on the bus! Plus panda hats. Don’t forget the panda hats. What say you, Shanghai? Shall we do this thing? Email [email protected] right away for a seat! Bus leaves Xujiahui at 9am sharp on Saturday morning, returns Sunday night.
400RMB // 9am departure from Xujiahui // Olympic Water Park Sun Square in Rizhao City, Shandong Province (山东省日照市东港区奥林匹克水上公园太阳广场)
Chinese Valentine’s Day There are heaps of deals and packages happening around town for all you love birds just dying for another reason to celebrate the ties that bind. We’re not going to list them all out for you, because others already have! Smart Shanghai has a pretty good roundup. Get out there and get lovin’!
Shanghai Shenhua vs Henan Construction @ Hongkou Football Stadium Our local boys are squaring off against Henan this weekend! Check out Wild East Football for a half-season recap before heading to the game on Saturday! Tickets never EVER sell out, you can buy them from scalpers or from the ticket office at the stadium (it’s to the right of the entrance to the stadium as you exit the metro, down on ground level.) Don’t pay more than about 40RMB.
40RMB // 7:45pm // Hongkou Football stadium 444 East Jiangwan Lu (虹口足球场, 东江湾路444号)
Skirt Flirt @ Sugar Shanghai’s flirty skirty party that used to be held at Prive is now heading over to Sugar for its Summer Edition! But they are taking it up a notch this time, and have decided to make the party unisex! That means ALL of you can don a skirt (including dudes) and can get one (possible two for ladies?) free cocktail for your trouble. Dj Dimitri on the decks to do that house/electro thing. Terrace, skirts, drinks, beats, cocktails, and free entrance.
Free // 10pm // Sugar // 6/F, 35 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu (陕西南路35号6楼, 近长乐路)
Nothing is happening. We suggest you hide from the typhoon indoors with some DVDs or PPTV.