All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: The Album Leaf China tour, wine tastings, Haiku turns five, and China’s first sex shop comedy! Read on for details, or check out our calendar for even more.
Lao Wei @ Livebar Punk folk coming at you from Guangzhou. Lao Wei (老尾, meaning “old folk”) plays up at Livebar tonight. Check his stuff out here.
30RMB // 9pm // Livebar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
Free art @ Shanghai World Financial Center Catch selections from 13 galleries from around the city (including M97 and ShanghART) for free this week as the Shanghai World Financial Center celebrates its third birthday. Galleries are set up on the second floor.
Free // Shanghai World Financial Center // 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu (上海环球金融中心,世纪大道100号, 近东泰路)
The Album Leaf China Tour @ MAO Wha-hey, The Album Leaf is on a China tour! San Diego-based Jimmy LaValle began this solo project back in 1998, making electronic and synth chill out music. He’s one of those artists that got featured a lot on The OC soundtrack. If you like Sigur Rós or Explosion in the Sky, you’ll probably like this dude. Email [email protected] for presale tickets.
200RMB, 140RMB presale // 8pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (3/F, 重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Malbec Madness wine tasting @ Downstairs The export manager at Bodega Septima, Marcelo Marasco, will host a wine tasting at Downstairs on Wednesday. For 148RMB, you can “discover the essence” of Argentinian wine (five glasses to be exact) while munching on canapes. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday. Contact Rodolphe for info or reservations: [email protected]
148RMB // 6:30pm // Downstairs // 1/F, URBN Hotel, 183 Jiaozhou Lu, near Beijing Lu (胶州路183号, 近北京路)
Haiku’s five year anniversary party Sushi restaurant Haiku by Hatsune turns five this Thursday, and to celebrate they’re offering all-you-can-eat sushi and bottomless sake and cocktails for only 100RMB presale, 150RMB doors. But they recommend you get tickets in advance by emailing [email protected] or stopping in at any of their locations. Wear Japanese-inspired attire and get a chance to win a “special surprise giveaway.”
150RMB, 100RMB presale // 10pm to 1am // Haiku // 28B Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu (桃江路28号-乙, 近衡山路)
Red Light Revolution screening @ Kento’s Livehouse The film playfully labeling itself “China’s first sex shop comedy” is in Shanghai this week for multiple screenings. Red Light Revolution has won awards and accolades at festivals and screenings all over the world. The story follows an out-of-work Beijinger who decides to open up a sex shop, inadvertently sexually liberating his neighborhood along with it. Sponsors Lelo and Amy’s Bedroom will be offering guests free goodie bags with 80RMB worth of sex toys at each screening. Read more from their website here. 60RMB entry on Thursday gets you one non-alcoholic drink and a free goody bag for the first 100 people through the door.
60RMB // 8pm // Kento’s Live house // New Factories, 3/F, 34 Yuyao Lu, near Xikang Lu, Jing An (健斗音乐酒吧餐厅同乐坊 余姚路34号 3楼 近西康路)
“Rumors” @ Concordia International High School Concordia International High School is putting on their rendition of Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors”. The play tells a story of upper class New Yorkers who attend a dinner party gone awry. Dinner guests arrive to find there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host has shot himself through the earlobe. Antics ensue when they all decide this news musn’t leak to the local papers. Reserve tickets at [email protected]
100RMB, 50RMB students // 7pm // Concordia International High School // 999 Mingyue Lu, near Hongfeng Lu, Jinqiao (明月路999号，近红枫路，金桥)