Things have slowed down a bit this week, but there’s at least a few good excuses to venture out into the cold. Shelter’s Back to the Classics is on for Saturday, catch South Africa’s longest-running musical, meet up with some expat golfers, or catch a North Korean romcom! (no joke.) Read on for all the details, or head over to our calendar for even more.
Happygolf New Year Par-tee @ Big Bamboo
Grab your favorite argyle sweater because the HappyGolf Expat Golfers Club is organizing a party for expat golfers. Gather your golf buddies or meet some new ones while munching on goodies. Entry includes one drink, finger food, and a prize draw.
Free // 6:30pm – 8:30pm // Big Bamboo // Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu (虹梅路3338号 虹梅路休闲街26号)
Back to the Classics @ The Shelter
Get funky this weekend with Back to the Classics (again!) at The Shelter. Your favorite bomb shelter is hosting five hours back-to-back of funk, featuring Jay.Soul, V-Nutz & Sensek, mixin’ and remixin’ vintage soul, hiphop, funk, reggae, latin, and afrobeat.
30RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
African Footprint @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Come out to witness South Africa’s longest running musical. Since its first performance in front of Nelson Mandela on Mellennium eve, African Footprint has been a hit all over the world. Nicknamed “The People’s Musical”, this 90 minute performance incorporates song and dance to narrate the inspiring history of South Africa, enthralling viewers from all over with its spirit and passion.
180RMB – 1080RMB // 7:15pm // Shanghai Grand Theatre // 300 Renmin Da Dao, by Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路)
Studio 22 Rave @ Zeal
Studio 22 is back for a night of mayhem, transforming bund club Zeal into a festival rave tent. World class DJ B6, DJ DOQ, and DJ SescoStarts will be burning it up. They’re also choosing an accessory from this era, like white gloves or glow sticks (the chosen accessory won’t be revealed until the party) and the first five people wearing the accessory will get a free bottle of bubbly!
Free before 11pm after 11pm 100RMB & one drink // 10pm // Zeal // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu (中山东二路22号, 近金陵路)
Night of the Rising Sun @ Shiva Lounge
Japanese DJ Duo Nakazawa and Yoshinaga are taking the night at Shiva Lounge, bringing asian flavors to their tantalizing and visionary techno and house.
No Cover // 10pm // Shiva Lounge // 47 Yongfu Lu Fuxing Lu (永福路47号, 近复兴路)
North Korean Cinema @ The Apartment
The Apartment is showing two films about life in North Korea presented by expert Simon Cockrell. The first movie is about an American James Dresnok who has lived in North Korea since 1961, the second is a romantic comedy produced in North Korea about finding love in the modern world.
No Cover // 6pm // The Apartment // 3rd floor, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路47号3楼,近复兴西路)
Simple Song Exhibition @ M97 Gallery
Last chance to check out Photographer Luo Dan’s solo exhibition on Sunday! Luo Dan employs the tradition collodion wet plate photographic process to present an authentic image of life in rural Yunnan. During the several months he trekked through Yunnan, he captures the timelessness of the Chinese countryside.
No Cover // All day // M97 Gallery // 2/F, 97 Moganshan Road (莫干山路97号）
By Angela Ye