By Angela Ye
This is going to be a packed weekend, with improv comedy from Chicago, ShanghaiExpat’s Salsa Night, a 1930’s Shanghai party, a Ministry of Sound warehouse party, and a brunch wrap up to the weekend at The Westin. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Chicago Improv All-Stars @ Malone’s
The Chicago Improv All-Stars come to Shanghai again for a weekend of performances! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway, you’ll definitely love the All-Stars on the spot sketch comedy and musical bits. Make sure you don’t miss out on the funniest show of the year! Each show promises to be unique.
Friday November 18th @ 8pm, Saturday November 19th @ 7pm and 10pm
300RMB at the door // 8 pm // Malone’s // 255 Tongren Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu (铜仁路255号， 近南京西路)
SHEX Salsa Night @ Zpark Bar
ShanghaiExpat welcomes everyone to join them for a crazy Latino night! They’ll get you in the mood with sultry beats, creative cocktails and a mouth watering buffet. Doesn’t matter if you can dance or not, because a free salsa lesson at 9pm is included, so anyone can join, and perhaps learn a new move or two. Dancing partners are provided for those who don’t have one, so you may even meet someone special! Ladies get half priced hand crafted cocktails all night long.
98 RMB (buffet and one cocktail) and 198 RMB (Buffet and free flow) // 8pm // Zpark Bar // 25 fl Renaissance Hotel Zhong Shan Park No. 1018 Changning Road (长宁路1018号）
French Decadence @ Hollywood
Check out the debut of the French Decadence party at Hollywood! The French do decadence the best (just ask the Marquis de Sade), so if you want a night of debauchery, Hollywood is the best place to be. Permeating the aura of the night will be classic and new French music on the system all night.
Free until 12:30am, and then 100rmb (incl. a drink) // 10pm // Hollywood // 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu (岳阳路46号, 近东平路)
1930’s Shanghai @ D10 Ultra Lounge
Elegant and beautiful, The Departure Lounge celebrates the Golden Era of 1930’s Shanghai. A little mysterious, this party with a speakeasy vibe will welcome guests with a red carpet entrance glittering with paparazzi shots. Reservation is strictly required. For reservation & table booking, please email [email protected]
No entry fee // 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)
JAH, Robo Reggae Version @ LOgO
Hit up Logo for a night of international reggae, dancehall, and ragga mashups featuring live MC’s and a ton of winding and grinding (you already know)! You’ll be hearing bands from all over the world, including crews from Japan, Korea, Canada, Italy, along with local acts.
No Cover // 10pm // LOgO // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
ChaosNoise & Messiness @ Anken Green
Head on out to Anken Warehouse to hear Blue&Sand Collective put 7 artists together. Each with a different idea, angle, media, approaches, you’ll be in for a night of creative artistic fun! The art exhibition will include alcohol, food, and live music.
No entry fee // 8pm til late // Anken Green // 668 Huai An Lu, near Suzhou Nan Lu (淮安路668号, 近南苏州路)
La Movida @ Sugar
Check out Sugar to celebrate a legendary 1980’s Spanish party. Come to Sugar to see them bring back a legend, with music provided by Mecano, Nacha Pop, and Radio Futura.
No cover // 9pm // Sugar // 6/F, 35 ShaanXi S. Rd (陕西南路35号6楼)
Ministry of Sound 4 Seasons @ Laomatou
Ministry of Sound comes back to China to raise some thunder! Starting in Shanghai, they’re turning a riverside warehouse space into the Ministry of Sound club experience. This very Brooklynesque warehouse-turned-club vibe will have everything you want in a rave, including a full sound system, a proper dance floor, a fully stocked bar, a VIP area, and a winter theatre stocked with surprises! RSVP and table bookings strongly recommended: [email protected] — (159 00 6979 02).
100 RMB (plus one drink) // 10 pm // 601 Waima Lu near Maojiayuan Lu (Laomatou). Building 3, 2nd Floor (2/F 外马路601号3号楼, 近毛家园路)
Brunch & Art @ The Westin (Bund Center)
What better way to wrap up your long week than stopping by The Westin for their signature Sunday Brunch. This week’s brunch has a focus on art, so works by the famous lithographer Egon Schiele, oil paintings by Felix Kalmar, and photography by Phillip Enders will be on display while you indulge yourself with Veuve Clicquot and gourmet Vienna-inspired eats. For bookings, call 6335 0577.
538RMB + 15% per person // 10am // The Westin (Bund Center) // 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu (河南中路88号, 外滩中心, 近广东路)
UFC 139 LIVE: Shogun vs. Hendo @ Masse Bistro & Bar
Join your UFC buddies for breakfast and UFC wrasslin’ at the bar this Sunday! Breakfast will include one drink, but if you’re too hungover already, they will also have bottomless 100% Brazilian Coffee.
No entry fee // 9am // Masse Bistro & Bar // 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu (进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路)