By Angela Ye
It’s going to be a crazy weekend! Drum n’ bass outfit Pendulum will be playing at Boom, while restauranteur David Laris hosts the Shanghai Ireland Festival on Saturday. Litfest is still going on, and on Sunday a few North Korean movies will be showing at The Apartment to wrap up the weekend. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Pendulum @ Boom
Boom presents world renowned drum n’ bass group Pendulum for a special DJ set. This Australian band is coming from Perth to bring their dark ambient noise and punk sound to Shanghai, so don’t miss out.
200RMB (presale) 300RMB (door) // 10pm // Boom // 1131 Huaihai Zhong Lu,near Donghu Lu （淮海中路1131号,近东湖路）
S.T.D. pres. MEN @ Lune
Brooklyn-based band MEN, an electro group led by JD Samson of Le Tigre, are getting down at Lune with some high energy electro dance music. Support by R3, El’se, and Ad08.
60RMB // 10pm // Lune // 4F, 218 Xinle Lu,corner of Donghu Lu (新乐路218号,东湖路路口)
JUE pres. Death Cab for Cutie @ Yunfeng Theater
JUE (music + art) festival brings us arguably the biggest name in indie rock on the planet, Death Cab for Cutie. The Seattle-based band formed in 1997 and have since released seven LPs and stolen the hearts of countless nerdy college chicks. For tickets and more info, visit JUE’s website.
280RMB presale (360RMB door) // 1700 Beijing Xi Lu,near Jiaozhou Lu (北京西路1700号，近万胶州路)
Féile Shanghai Ireland Festival with David Laris @ Downstairs
Celebrate all things Irish at Féile Shanghai Ireland Festival 2012 with David Laris and chef Siobhan Gough. Downstairs will be featuring Irish-inspired menus, and hosting a series of events that highlight Irish culture, and popular artisan goods and boutique brands. Some special Irish dishes you can expect are seafood soup with cockles and mussels, organic Irish salmon plate with dillisk soda bread, buttered brown crab with spring garlic and brown bread, pork terrine with apple and plum chutney…and much more! Festivities start the 10th of March and end on the 18th, the day after St Patrick’s Day.
Downstairs // 1/F, URBN Hotel, 183 Jiaozhou Lu, near Beijing Lu (胶州路183号, 近北京路)
Clampdown @ Not Me
Clampdown Krew is on the decks at Not Me this weekend playing Australian and New Zealand rat noises and a bit of MGMT and Clash as well. DJ Effe and Sodapop will be spinning first, with DJ Xiao Zhong and then the Clampdown DJ’s taking over for the rest of the night.
No Cover // 9pm // Not Me // 21 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路21号, 近衡山路)
Mark Moffett: Adventures Among Ants @ Glamour Bar
The National Geographic Society calls Mark Moffet the “Indiana Jones of Entomology”, while entomology great Edward O. Wilson dubs Moffett’s ant photographs “the best ever taken.” Even those whose warmest memories of ants involve a hot magnifying glass will eat up Moffet’s lecture on these under-dwellers’ grand exploits. From ants who enslave others of their kind to the agriculturally-inclined leaf cutter ant, you’ll find Adventures Among Ants to be surprisingly human.
75RMB (drink included), 20RMB (children and students, soft drink included) // 10am // Glamour Bar // Five on the Bund, 6/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号, 外滩五号6楼, 近中山东一路)
Shanghai Litfest pres. Barbara Demick @ Glamour Bar
LA Times’ journalist and author of Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, will be discussing her experience covering life inside the Hermit Kingdom. Moderated by Frank Langfitt.
75RMB (drink included), 20RMB (children and students, soft drink included) // 11 am // Glamour Bar // Five on the Bund, 6/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号, 外滩五号6楼, 近中山东一路)
JAR Pet Adoption Day & 3rd Anniversary Party! @ Cool Docks South Plaza
JAR is hosting a special edition pet adoption day for their 3rd Anniversary Party. It’ll be a party for animals pets, and also a reunion for adopters, foster owners, rescuers and volunteers. All of those who are care for animal’s welfare or want to know more about JAR are welcomed.
Cool Docks South Plaza // 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near XinMaTou Jie (老码头，中山南路505号, 南里小广场, 近新码头街)
The Game of Their Lives & Friends of Kim @ The Apartment
Koryo Tours is presenting two North Korean documentaries! The Game of Their Lives is about the Nort Korean football team who qualified for the 1966 World Cup, and even made it out of the first round (something the Chinese football team has yet to achieve). The documentary features archival footage and follow-up interviews to recreate the determination of the team and their impressions from their run at the last World Cup held in England. Friends of Kim is a film that follows tourists who visit North Korea, and details the absurdity of visiting the outcast country.
No Cover // 6:30pm (The Game of Their Lives), 8:30pm (Friends of Kim) // The Apartment // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路