If you’re feeling festive and energetic this weekend, maybe head out to one of the many anniversary parties around the city which are certainly filling up our plans on Friday and Saturday this week (Lola, Judy’s, and Xibo to name a few). If that’s not your style, you could also check out Shanghai’s newest venue Shanhai for a night of Chinese and Japanese DJs, head over to the Go West Book Launch, or hit up the four-year anniversary of the Pervert Party at Cargo JJ (the future location of our very own Shanghaiist Halloween party coming up later this month – you heard it here first!) And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Oktoberfest @ Paulaner Brauhaus
Paulaner Brauhaus on Fenyang Lu is holding their annual Oktoberfest from October 14 to October 22 this year. They’ve got a super deal going for the festivities, and especially awesome for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: only 198RMB gets you a 3-course meal and all you can drink Paulaner beer!! That is a steal of a deal. Every other day will run you 328RMB. You must make reservations 24 hours in advance and have a minimum of 6 people – similar to booking tables in the Oktoberfest beer tents. So call up your drinking buddies and get on it! Call (021) 64745700 for more info or to reserve tables.
328RMB // 5pm // Paulaner Brauhaus // 150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu (汾阳路150路，近复兴路)
First Year Anniversary @ Lola
Continuing their 3-day celebration on Friday, Lola presents day one of their mega nights featuring 7 of Shanghai’s finest DJs, Alecs Marta, Charp, Tony Blunt, Dave K, Tribalik. Be sure to stay the whole time because there will be an international DJ guest surprise at the end! They’ve undergone some renovations, and also cooked up a new and improved cocktail menu, so stop by and try out one of Lola’s new special concoctions in their newly decorated venue!
No Cover // 9pm // Lola // Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Xibo First Anniversary @ Xibo Xibo is turning one this weekend, and to celebrate they’re cranking out free booze and food from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday! Nothing like yummy Xinjiang noodles to feast on. They’ll also be featuring images from Xinjiang taken by Swiss photographer Bartosz Kolonko.
Free // 6pm to 10pm // Xibo // 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu (常熟路83号3楼, 近巨鹿路)
Judy’s 18th Anniversary Party @ Judy’s Judy’s is officially legal! Come celebrate one of the longest-running party spots in Shanghai. Shanghai bars age like dogs in this town, so they certainly deserve credit for sticking it out for 18 years. VJs Clint, Dante, & Miao in there for entertainment, and there will be prizes for best costumes (the theme is pin up girls.) Open bar from 9-11pm with canapes. If you plan on going, make sure you email [email protected] for an invitation!
Free // 6pm to 10pm // Judy’s // 142-146 Tongren Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu (铜仁路142-146号, 近南京西路
Pervert Party: Four Year Anniversary Party @ Cargo JJ
Shanghai club Cargo JJ mixes things up with the city’s one-and-only Pervert party! This kinky themed party is celebrating all your secret or not so secret fetishes for one night of debauchery and hedonistic fun! Other than the Shanghaiist Halloween party (also to be held at Cargo JJ) there’s no better time than now to get crazy with the outfits. So break out your whips, leather suits, and handcuffs and let loose for the night! Dress code is all black, fetish, fur, leather, chains all preferred!
100RMB (free for girls dressed in fetish before 12am) // 10pm // Cargo JJ // 1123 Yan’an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu (延安中路1123号, 近常德路)
Pirates of Shanghai Charity Boat Party @ New Shiliupu Marine Tourism Center
Ahoy there! The Rotaract Club of Shanghai and SISO are hosting a pirate-themed cruise to raise money for the Anhui Disabled Persons’ Federation. DJs Julian Egilsson and John Avolio are spinning. Free flow beer and soft drinks from 11:00PM to 1:00AM and a drink deal after the cruise. Pre-sale ticket locations – Bali Bistro (75 Wanhangdu Road), Helen’s (49 Wuchuan Road) and Koala Bar (280 Huaihai Xi Road). Contact Roman for more information and to book VIP tables ([email protected]).
150 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (door) // 11pm // New Shilipu Marine Tourism Center // No.19 Waima Road (外马路19号）
First Year Anniversary @ Lola
Lola ends their anniversary celebration with a bang on Saturday with Shanghai’s master DJs Ben Huang, Razor, MIA, Skinny Babou, Frank Costello, Thomas Cher and saxophonist Wink. Get on over to Lola to finish up their 3-day mega music first year celebration and make it the best one ever! Get ready to party early and stay late, because the party starts at 4pm.
No Cover // 4pm to late // Lola // Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Go West Book Launch @ Glamour Bar
“Twenty years ago Mr Sun was a simple Chinese farmer. Today he owns a block of flats in the centre of a city of millions.
And he didn’t move an inch.” Architect and China Correstpondent Daan Roggeveen and Michiel Hulshof present their stories and pictures of China’s transformation from small towns in western China to megacities rivaling cities like London. How the City Moved Mr. Sun– China’s new megacities is the inspiring story of how Mr. Sun went from a Chinese farmer to owning a block of apartments in one of the richest cities in China. The book explores how these cities have grown so fast and officials reveal the darker side to the stories of success.
75 RMB (20RMB for 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)