Hello September! As if signaling the end of August, this weekend isn’t the most jam-packed ever, but Shanghai will always have (some) events up its sleeves. On the music end, you can catch Joy Division’s Peter Hook at Shelter (more info in our Midweek Music Preview. Or there’s the hotshot DJ Jacques Dumas at Zeal, parties with themes ranging from hippies to jet setters, and another great BEAN event with the kids! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more!
Vienna Cafe Film Night: Waltz with Bashir (2008) @ Vienna Cafe The 2008 award-winning animated feature ‘Waltz with Bashir’ from Israel is being screened at the Vienna Cafe. The film is about Ari Folman who, since returning from the 1982 Lebanon War, has forgotten everything that has happened during that time. Upon discovering this, he visits his friends and meets a psychologist and a reporter on the way, to dig deep down for those memories again. The movie is visually stunning and comes highly recommended by basically everybody.
7:30pm // Vienna Cafe // 25 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu (绍兴路25号, 近瑞金二路)
Flower Power Party @ Bar Rouge Boogie to this! A psychedelic night for all the inner hippies out there! There’s no entry fee before 12midnight – just give the password “peace and love” and you’re good to go. However, there will be a 100RMB entry fee imposed after that. Can we say “groovy, baby”?
Free before 12midnight, 100RMB after // 9pm // Bar Rouge // 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
ICandy Party @ D2 For the whole month of September, the iCandy party will be at D2 every Friday. They are calling themselves a “Chinese Electro party, the only place where you’ll really enter the world of today’s China local electronic music fans.” Different DJ every week, playing house and tech. Free entrance before 10:30pm. 60RMB after w/ a drink. DJ lineup: Afro-J, Emil, Eric Chow, Danny Rockwell, Patrick Mai, Andreas Franco, and Launa Fen.
Free before 10:30pm, 60RMB after // D2 // The Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu, (时尚老码头, 中山南路505弄, 靠近复兴东路)
NYC Summer Sessions Part 2 with DJ Jacques Dumas @ Zeal Platinum records, soundtrack for a L’oreal ad, DJ Jacques Dumas is a hot shot in the DJ world. From New York to St. Barth’s, the man’s spun at the hottest spots. And now he’s here on our shores! Cover is free for gents before 11pm. 100RMB after, w/ a standard drink. No cover for the ladies.
Gents free before 11pm, 100RMB after, no cover for ladies // 9pm // 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)
Paint Beyond The Frame @ Feizi Gallery Tonight’s the opening night to the Paint Beyond the Frame exhibition. The exhibition features works by Guan Yinfu, Feng Zhengquan, and Shang Yixin, invited by curator Cui Cancan, and showcases the effects of recent “cultural instabilities” and the ever changing world.
Feizi Gallery // 55 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴西路55号，近永福路)
BEAN Event: Play Games with Children in Wheelchairs! @ Century Park It’s the first of what BEAN hopes to be a monthly event. Teaming up with The Wheelchair Foundation, an international NGO, for their first volunteer-based project in Shanghai, there will be fun and games with these wheelchair-bound children to help build their self esteem. Join BEAN and these children, help them have an awesome time and encourage them with a smile and words like “jia you” (加油)! RSVP at [email protected] with the name and date of this event in the e-mail. If you’d like to bring a friend, then please include his/her name and e-mail address when you write in.
1:30pm // Century Park, exact location by e-mail RSVP
Lufthansa Jetsetter Beach Party @ Rico Rico Beach It’s another fun in the sun Rico Rico Beach party with big sponsors such as Lufthansa, Pond’s and Piaggio Vespa. M1NT DJ Casio will be present to get the party rocking. There are the usual fun and games, and so much more! 100RMB w/ a drink and gift bag.
100RMB // 2pm // Rico Rico Beach // The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, 421 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路421号, 近毛家园路)