It’s the National Day Holiday weekend! This weekend will be filled with parties, parties and more parties as well as quite a handful of music gigs! Kick start your weekend with themed parties like a Mardi Gras at D10 Ultra Lounge,
enjoy the final rooftop party by TICT [the TICT party has been postponed to next weekend], and if you’re sick of the parties, go and enjoy a slew of Broadway tunes at Shanghai Culture Square or check out the opening of Shanghai’s newest venue, Shanhai! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Banana Monkey @ Shanhai soft opening There’s a new music venue opening in town! Shanhai livehouse is holding their soft opening tonight, and featuring a Shanghai band from yesteryears, Banana Monkey. Support by Black New New and DJ Li Linfeng. Shanhai is located in northern Jing’an up near where Shanxi Bei Lu meets Suzhou creek, you can read more about the opening/what to expect here.
30RMB // 9pm // Shanhai // 1/F, Bldg 7, 477 Aomen Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu (澳门路477号中华1912文化创意产业园7号楼1层, 近陕西北路)
Mega Mardi Gras (MMG) @ D10 Ultra Lounge Mega Mardi Gras is back (in.. October? maybe in the spirit of Halloween…) Come party at D10 with special guest DJs, dancers, performances, BBQ, and more. Admission is free before 10:30pm. After 10:30pm: 100RMB w/ package of a drink, 2 strings of beads, & mask for guys. Girls get same package for 50RMB. Dress code: “flashy colours, gaudy and as outlandish as you can be.”
Free before 10:30pm, 50RMB for girls, 100RMB for guys after // 10pm // D10 Ultra Lounge // B/F, Da Tong Mill, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu (大同坊B1楼, 巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路)
French Decadence @ SUGAR The French Decadence party is back! Enjoy French pop like the classics from Serge Gainsbourg and Claude Francois up until 12:30am, while electro tears down the place after. Enjoy the terrace and in case of rain the 2 new lounge rooms will be open. Free entrance with the password “creme brulee”. Dress code: “Striped t-shirts, beret, moustache and baguette”. It’s just all things French tonight! J’adore.
10pm // 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)
TICT | Rooftop Party ft. Siesta & Heatwolves @ Atanu Bar [This event has been postponed to Oct 8 due to restrictions during the National Holiday!] This is it! The finale of this summer’s rooftop party series by TICT (The Ice Cream Truck). Shake your tailfeathers to mixes fom Mau Mau, Trix and The Uhhh, but more importantly the special guests – Shanghai’s bass music players: Siesta and Heatwolves. Runs from 2pm to 2am. Free before 5pm if you register at [email protected] 60RMB with one drink after.
Free before 5pm, then 60RMB w/ a drink // 2pm // Atanu Bar // 1 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Yan’an Lu (中山东一路一号, 近延安路)
AFL Grand Final Live @ Big Bamboo (Nanyang Lu) Aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi! Footie fans, Big Bamboo is hosting the AFL Grand Final (this is their 8th year!) and they’re celebrating with happy hour all day and night!
11:30am // Big Bamboo (Nanyang Lu) // 123 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu (南阳路123号, 近铜仁路)
Sunday Love Affair feat. Heatwolves @ Dada If you’re still in Shanghai and not elsewhere during this national holiday, go ahead and dance. Beers are 20RMB, cocktails 30-40RMB. Music all night by Heatwolves.
Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Ultimate Broadway @ Shanghai Culture Square Sick of the parties? Perhaps you should enjoy the ongoing Broadway concert spectacular. It will end on October 9, so hurry and catch the show filled with hits from Broadway like Cats, Les Miserables, Mama Mia and so much more. Performed by real Broadway performers! Tickets start from 80RMB (60RMB for students) and go all the way up to 1280RMB. Ticket info here.
60RMB – 1280RMB // 2:30pm, 7:15pm // Shanghai Culture Square // 36 Yongjia Rd
By Audrey Lim