The 2011 Rugby World Cup is here. Well, it’s not here here, but for the whole duration, from Sep 9 to Oct 23, it will be screened live from
Middle Earth New Zealand at plenty of places around Shanghai (some listed below, but see more here.) And great news for fashionistas this Saturday SUNDAY midnight – Vogue’s Fashion Night Out is in Shanghai for the first time! And if you can bust a move, head on over to the Freshest Kids Dance Battle on Sunday. And if that’s not enough, head over to our calendar for more!
BritCham’s Rugby World Cup BBQ Mixer @ The Park Tavern This weekend marks the beginning of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and BritCham is hosting a screening and serving up some BBQ. Expect not only the excitement with fellow rugby fans but there are sweepstakes, some fun and plenty of food, wine and beer. The opening match is between New Zealand and Tonga and will kick off at 4:30pm. 120RMB for BritCham members / 180RMB for non-members – includes one drink and BBQ; 240RMB for BritCham members / 300RMB for non-members – includes free-flow drinks and BBQ.
240RMB BritCham members, 300RMB non-members // 4pm // The Park Tavern // 840 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu (衡山路840号, 近天平路)
No Go Die! feat. DJ Slide @ Dada The boss of No Go Die – DJ Slide, the recently crowned (Beijing based) DJ of the Year by City Weekend – is spinning in town for the first time. Expect the best globetrotting sounds – from London to Jamaica, from Brooklyn to Osaka and so much more. Also, you’ll get to hear and dance to some unreleased studio material that’s a mash-up of all the global sounds. Support from the funky Audio Fidelity (Shanghai). Free entry.
10pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
ICON! @ Sugar Dubbed the “iconic” party of Shanghai – it brings together “fashion and good music”. Sure to be the hautest party in town. Throw on your best outfits that could make it into Scott Schumann’s street style photos. Fashion experts are on the scene and will be on the lookout for the best and freshest looks and putting those they pick in an online contest. The 50 most glam ladies on the guestlist will receive a free flow of bubbly (champagne). Winner receives a ST Dupont luxury lighter as well as a bottle of champagne from Sugar! Dresscode: Dolce, LV, Balmain. Smart elegant. RSVP & Guestlist: [email protected] or 138 162 932 24
Sugar // Hong Fang Zi, 6/F, 35 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu, 陕西南路35号6楼, 近长乐路
Sizzling Saturday @ Sasha’s Here’s a new weekly deal from Sasha’s – a four-hour buffet with unlimited beer and beautiful grilled meat! Enjoy steaks, burgers, sausages, the usual BBQ affair fresh and sizzling from the grill. Cool off with some fresh salad and fruits. And best of all? The 188 price tag includes free flow beer!
188RMB // 11:30am // Sasha’s // 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路11号, 近衡山路)
Contemporary Photography: The New Generation Alchemists @ Glamour Bar The New Generation is a lecture about the artists in photography who can still produce works that are “original, personal, (and have an) instantly recognizable visual style”, about the progress in contemporary photography in the past decade. In collaboration with SHContemporary. 75RMB w/ a drink. 20RMB for students.
75RMB, 20RMB students // 4pm // 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)
Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out @ Huaihai Lu UPDATE: Sorry guys! This event is happening SUNDAY night, not Saturday night. The annual Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is hitting Shanghai for the first time this year! FNO will be taking over Huaihai Lu. 9 Huaihai Lu malls (as well as some independent boutiques) have signed up for this after-hours one-night-only shopping event. Enjoy discounts, free gifts, and limited edition designs from 50 global and local brands like Max Mara, Bottega Veneta, and so many more. There’s cocktails, live music, famous faces (Fan Bingbing is an official representative), and top models. Tres chic! More info here. Starts at 12midnight (Sep 11).
midnight // Huahai Lu
Freshest Kids in Shanghai Dance Battle @ Pan!c Room It’s a battle for fame and glory. Expect the “kids” to be locking and popping their way to the first place prize of 800RMB. Anyone can enter, as long as you can bust a move! 60RMB at the door, includes registration fee for battles. Registration begins at 9pm. The battle begins at 10:30pm.
60RMB // 9pm // Pan!c Room // 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu, Oudeng Bowling Centre (衡山10号, 近永嘉路)
Summer Terrace Party @ Node Lounge The Sunday Terrace Party is back. Draft beer at only 20RMB before 6pm. And some awesome DJs are spinning! From 3pm until the early hours. DJ Lineup: Acid Pony Club, Mia, Charp, Milan J.
Node Lounge // Inside Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu (淮海西路570号 近虹桥路)
By Audrey Lim