This weekend’s chock full of exciting events of every variety! The gumboot dancers from Kliptown, South Africa are back at Cotton’s for another big event, Red Light Revolution – “China’s first sex shop comedy” – screens twice, G+ hosts a Singles Day Party, City Moments turns 3, and 100 professional salsa dancers will perform for the Chinese-Korean Salsa Festival! Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for even more!
Red Light Revolution screening @ Vienna Cafe Come check out this week’s second screening of China’s first and only sex shop comedy! Written and directed by Australian Sam Voutas, Red Light Revolution follows the story of a down-and-out Beijinger who decides to open a sex toy shop after losing his job. Antics ensue. The director, producer, and main actress will all be there for a Q&A after the film, and the 60RMB entrance will get you a sex toy goody bag if you’re one of the first 50 through the door!
60RMB // 7:30pm // Vienna Cafe // 25 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu (绍兴路25号， 近瑞金二路)
China-Korea Salsa Festival Get out your dance shoes because the latino dance scene gets bigger this weekend! Organized by Shanghai’s Hot Salsa Dance Club, the salsa festival will have workshops with top instructors, and amazing dance performances by top dancers from South Korea! Over 100 Chinese and international salsa dancers will be there for the salsa parties and salsa fans! The event will take place in a big space that has been turned into a big dancing ball. For tickets 13816108397 or [email protected]
200rmb including drinks and snacks // 6:30pm // Worker’s Cultural Union // 3/F, 1250 Yuyuan Lu (工人文化宫 愚园路1250号）
Hairy Crab Dinner @ Kin It’s still hairy crab season! Kin presents their 30 seat hairy crab 4-course dinner! Chef Rocky brings you highlights including a “Hillary Clinton” cake salad, a “hao che” bisque, “hard core” dumplings, and steamed “hai cao” lovers (a male and a female crab! Perfect to celebrate with your significant other). To RSVP, email [email protected] (RSVP necessary)
320rmb per person // First seating, 7.30pm. Second seating, 8.30pm. // Kin // 65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu (茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路)
11.11.11 S&M Single Party @ G+ Shanghai gets kinky again this weekend with an S&M and single themed party for 11.11.11! DJ Spark and DJ Funkagenda are spinnin’ beats all night on the dance floor! So put on your leather gear and bring your chains and go check out the singles market at G+.
No Cover // 9pm // G+ // Xintiandi, South Block, 5/F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu (新天地南里广场5楼, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路)
Cocktails for Kliptown @ Cotton’s African gumboot dance makes its way into Shanghai again! Get pumped for a night of dance, auctions, and vibrant music happening at Cotton’s in support of the Kliptown Youth Program! Taking the stage will be the South African Gumboot Dancers with their irresistible rhythms and moves, followed by a dinner date auction of 10 charismatic people, and live music taking us through the rest of the night. There will also be an all-you-can eat BBQ for 120RMB, 25RMB shooter specials, and special raffle prizes! More info here.
70 RMB (includes one drink) // 7pm // Cotton’s // 294 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu (新华路294号, 近定西路)
Bubba’s Riverside opening party (FREE BEER!) Also known as “Bubba at the Beach”, Bubba’s Riverside is the newest branch opening of Shanghai’s favorite American BBQ joint. This Saturday they’ll be celebrating the new addition by offering free beer from noon to 6pm! After that they’re usual low 20RMB drafts available. They’ll also have a two-man winner-take-all Corn Hole Tournament that’ll kick off around 2 p.m. (200 rmb per team, get there early to register.)
Free // Noon to 6pm // Bubba’s Riverside // Cool Docks 2, Section 4, 653 Waima Lu, near Wangjiamatou Lu (老码头, 四库, 外码路653号, 近王家码头路)
Shanghai Imported Art Books Fair @ Shanghai Fine Arts BookstoreCoffee table looking sparse? The Shanghai Fine Arts Bookstore offers a rare opportunity to buy original fine arts book for art lovers and the like! Subjects range from painting, sculpture, fashion, photography, digital art, animation, art collecting, home design, and gardening will be sold at the fair! Around 50 art publishers from France, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan, Czech, Singapore, and the US will have over 2500 books presented at the bookstore.
Shanghai Fine Arts Bookstore // 3/F, 390 Fuzhou Road, near People’s Square (福州路390号)
City Moments 3rd Year Anniversary @ Bar Rouge City Moments is holding their 3rd year anniversary at Bar Rouge, and they’re bringing in the scintillating spins of DJ Tom Pooks from France. Come celebrate the website that has stroked the vanity of many a Shanghai clubster. They’ll be slinging swag at the door, and they’re promising birthday cake and body tattoos! Something about going to a party for a website devoted to party pics has a meta ring to it, especially when they’re taking your picture at their party. Right?
100RMB // 10pm // Bar Rouge // 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (7F) (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京路)
Red Light Revolution screening @ Sushi Abuse An unexpected venue for a indie film screening, Red Light Revolution’s final showing in Shanghai will be at Sushi Abuse on Sunday. Bit pricier entry for the final screening, as your 100RMB will get you TWO gift bags, one drink, and sushi appetizers.
100RMB // 5pm // Sushi Abuse // 2/F, 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu (延平路98号2楼, 近新闸路)
Haydn’s ‘Die Schoepfung – The Creation’ @ Shanghai Conservatory of Music The Shanghai International Choral League presents Franz Joseph Haydn’s ‘Die Schöpfung’, under the direction of American conductor, Thomas Folan III. Enquiries Hotline: 159-0070-4143 Email: [email protected]
Ticket Prices: 80/ 180/ 220/ 300/ 400/ 580 // 7:15pm // Shanghai Conservatory of Music // 20 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Lu (上海音乐学院, 凤阳路20号, 近淮海路)
Pacquiao vs. Marquez @ Big Bamboo Check out any of the Big Bamboo venues to see the World Welterweight Champion Supremacy where Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio and Juan Marquez battle it out for the title of the World Champion. Come eat brunch as well, which will be served with brewed coffee.
No Cover // 10 am // Big Bamboo // 123 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu (南阳路123号, 近铜仁路)