There’s something for
almost everyone this weekend! As always, what’s a weekend without the usual parties galore? The TICT rooftop party is bound to be one of the hottest parties in town. Music fans, delight yourself with the sounds of Afrosonic Orchestra, oh and that English guy, James Blunt, is also in town! If you’re a sports enthusiast, you can still catch the Nike Festival of Sport, as well as cricket with the Hong Kong Cricket Club. For foodies, there’s an “all you can eat” barbecue, and for the families, there’s a fun day at the beach in store. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Colm Toibin Book Talk @ Glamour BarBook-lovers, take note. Multi-award-winning Irish writer Colm Toibin is in town and he’s having a discussion on his latest work – ‘Empty Family’. 75RMB (includes a drink). 20RMB for students.
75RMB, 20RMB students // 6:30pm // 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)
Martin Eyerer @ Zeal Go down to Zeal and get ready to dance the night away as Germany’s top electro-house DJ Martin Eyerer is in Shanghai for one night only. Entrance is free before 12 midnight. 100RMB (including 1 drink) after.
Free till midnight // 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)
Theo Croker’s Afrosonic Orchestra @ The Glamour Bar Treat your ears to an extensive range of genres performed by the 11 member Theo Croker’s Afrosonic Orchestra. Expect fresh interpretations, adaptions and some original compositions from the talented bunch. DJ Teng Boon will spin in between as well as after.
10pm // The Glamour Bar // 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路5号6楼, 近广东路)
Shanghai Expat Summer 2011 BBQ @ Brownstone A summer doesn’t feel quite complete without a BBQ.150RMB gets you a plate (an all-you-can-eat bottomless plate) that will have you refilling on yummy kebabs, hot dogs, and burgers! And then wash it down with a complimentary cocktail. A mini-pool and water guns will be on hand for kids and the developmentally arrested. The BBQ starts from 12 noon and lasts until 5pm. Price: All you can eat 150RMB/person+1 drink, 70RMB/kids under 10. Please RSVP: [email protected] or call 52585557*223 for more details.
150RMB, 70RMB kids // Noon to 5pm // Brownstone // Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Shanghai Cricket Club Hosts Hong Kong Cricket Club @ Shanghai Rugby Football Club The Hong Kong Cricket Club is here for the weekend (Saturday and Sunday)! On Satuday, there’s a 50 over Bokhara Bell Interport Match between HKCC and SCC (Shanghai Cricket Club). After that, a reception dinner at the Camel Sports Bar. Sunday (21st August) features a Twenty20 match between the tourists and the SCC Pirates beginning at 10am. All the games will be played at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club. And don’t fret, there will be plenty of refreshments, drinks and a BBQ lunch so there’s always plenty to fill your stomach with at the grounds. Also bouncy castles, paddling pool, trampoline and sun shades will provide all sorts of fun for the kids. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, there will be complimentary bus transportation to the Shanghai Rugby Football Club departing from the Camel. Camel is also providing a hearty breakfast buffet at 50RMB prior to departure. More info here and here.
Shanghai Rugby Football Club // Zhangyang Bei Lu , near Wuzhou Avenue, Metro Line 6 Zhouhai Lu Station (张杨北路, 靠近五州大道，地铁6号线洲海路站)
TICT | Summer ROOFTOP Party ft. RAZ & Lazy B @ Atanu Bar Once again, the party animals at The Ice Cream Truck (TICT) bring their finest! They’ve invited two of the hottest acts in Shanghai’s house scene – Raz and Lazy B to rock the party, along with support from TICT DJs Mau Mau, Trix and The Uhhh. The party runs from 2pm in the afternoon to 2am, so drop by anytime! Entrance is free before 5pm if you RSVP: [email protected] 60RMB with one drink after that. Do note that if the weather goes south (read: rain), the party will be moved to the NEXT DAY, August 21st.
Atanu // 1 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Yan’an Lu (中山东一路一号, 近延安路)
Family Fun Day @ Rico Rico Beach It’s another fun day at the beach! This one’s for the families with lots of fun and games for the little ones. Pre-sale tickets are 180RMB per family (2 adults, 1 child) including one drink and a restaurant coupon. 50RMB per extra child. Runs from 1pm to 7pm. Pick up your pre-sale tickets from Color-Me Kid’s Club @ The Ambassy Club or email [email protected] 220RMB at the door.
220RMB, 180RMB presale // 1pm to 7pm // Rico Rico Beach // The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, 421 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路421号, 近毛家园路)
BEAN Documentary Film Screening “Please Vote For Me” @ The Apartment BEAN is launching a new documentary film screening series, and they’re kicking it off at The Apartment VIP room. Lounge on comfy couches and overstuffed chairs and watch the documentary “Please Vote for Me”, a film about class monitor elections for a class of Chinese elementary school students in Wuhan. The hour-long work uses the microcosm of school monitor elections to bring up universal questions on the democratic selection process and political maneuvering. Highly recommended if you haven’t seen it already.
The Apartment VIP Room // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路)