By Angela Ye
The latest Hiphop Hijack party (featuring DJ Mystykal Kut) is on at Zeal, as well as a few Valentine’s-themed parties, the Battle of Wonky Kong vs Sweatshop at Shelter, and free-flow at Kaiba. If that’s not your taste, there’s also M50 gallery closings, a photo tutorial stroll through Shanghai, and a Deke Erh’s book launch. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Hip Hop Hijack pres. DJ Mystykal Kut @ Zeal
Hiphop Hijack is doing their thing at Zeal again, this time with DJ Mystykal Kut
who’s been spinning all over the world. Support from the Hiphop Hijack crew.
Free (before 11pm) 100RMB (after 11pm w/ 1 drink) // 10pm // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (中山东二路22号, 近新永安路)
Chemical Beats @ Shiva Lounge
Jasmine Li keeps it going at Shiva Lounge with some deep Chemical Beats (think dimanganese decacarbonyl, boron tribromide) sure to make you sweat.
No Cover // 10pm // 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu (永福路47号, 近复兴路)
Santo’s Spaceship Pres. The Return of Mr. Stokes @ Dada
Head on out to Dada for a night of cosmic funk, alien techno, and other assorted intergalactic Space Jams.
Free // 8pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu, Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Emi Uchida: “Winter is coming, can Spring be far behind?” @ Shun Gallery
Last day to check out Uchida’s art exhibition! Her intermingled planes of color, brief swatches of red, blue, yellow reveal dense interplay of lines upon closer inspection.
No Cover // 10am-6pm // Shun Art Gallery // Rm103/208, Bldg 3, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu莫干山路50号3号楼103/208室, 近昌化路
Date with an Angel @ Haven
Tired of the usual Valentine’s day choices? Well this year Haven’s doing things a little differently with their twisted cupids, gothic drag queen hosts, and Dracula themed decor. Party Santa appearance unconfirmed.
100RMB // 9pm // Haven // Building 3, 1029 Zhongshan Nan Lu by Duocheng Lu (中山南路1029号3号楼近多称路)
Carnaval in Shanghai @ Kaiba Tap House
Kaiba Tap House celebrates Carnaval this year with a ton of free-flow Dutch, German, and Belgian beer, paired with wine and snacks. Get inebriated on beer that you actually enjoy drinking, for a change.
300RMB (door) 250RMB (presale) // 7pm // Kaiba Tap House // Taikang Terrace, 2/F, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu (建国中路169弄202号, 近瑞金二路)
Sweatshop vs Wonky Kong @ Shelter
Wonky Kong is battles Sweatshop residents with some UK sounds today, from drum and bass, to UK abss, funky house, and future house. A whole night of UK musical fun with Siesta, Viceroy, Mista J, hosted by MC Stride.
40RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Bean My Valentine Charity Event @ Logo
Come out to Logo to support Bean for their first holiday party of the year! They’ve got drink specials, fancy shmancy DJs, and a Bachelor and Bachelorette auction MC’ed by sexy Ned Kelly! But don’t worry, if you don’t get the bachelor or bachelorette of your choice, you’ll also get the chance to win prizes from some of the other games they’re hosting. Prizes include vouchers from Kush, 88, Mrkt, Eternity Fitness, Southern Belle, and Dragonfly.
8pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
Snapshot Shanghai Stroll and See @ Luxun Park
Whatchoo know about ISO, aperture, time setting, and white balance? Professional photographer Yolanda know all about dat, and will be showing you the best methods for capturing special moments and sites on a walk and shoot photo tutorial through Shanghai.
300RMB (not including tea, 10RMB) // 9:30am – 12:30pm // Meet at Main entrance Luxun Park // 2288 Sichuan Bei Lu (四川北路2288号）
Deke Erh Book Launch @ Deke Erh Art Center
Famous photographer and historian Deke Erh is coming out with his new book, an extraordinary historical document of the lives of 89 Shanghai American School students and teachers who lived through the era of Japanese occupation through the end of the Chinese Civil War.
No Cover // 2pm // Deke Erh Art Center //Tianzifang Lane 210, #2-1, Taikang Road (泰康路210号）