By Angela Ye
Lots of culture and fun this weekend: there’s a handmade crafts fair, a booze-filled roller skating event (first one in 2 years) and a laser tag event for adults. Finishing up the weekend is an all day tour to an organic farm! Oh yeah, there’s also something something about some music fests too. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Handmade Fair @ Sinan Mansions Main Plaza
Freelance designers, artists, and small creative brands are all gathering together outside Sinan Mansions to showcase their handmade and sustainable work, products, and ideas at the Handmade Fair, the first of a series.
11am-5pm // Sinan Mansions Main Plaza // Sinan Mansions, Block 32, 45 Sinan Lu (思南路45号32号楼， 近复兴西路)
Two Stage Sisters @ Shanghai American School’s Performing Arts Center
Award winning Ding Wei puts on another performance with “Two Stage Sisters”, a four-act show that depicts a poor girl being sold into a theatrical troupe and becoming best friends with the star of the troupe. Modern China and its ties to ancient cultures and customs are highlighted throughout the show.
200RMB 100RMB(students) // 7:30pm // SAS Puxi Campus // 258 Jinfeng Road, Huacao Town
Hifana @ The Shelter
Quality Control is hosting Hifana, a Japanese hip-hop act. With beats cut with a realtime sampler and percussion, Hifana presents original and creative live performances. Support from the Lab Crew.
80RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // Basement of5 Yongfu Lu,near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号,近复兴西路)
Shanghai Roller Disco Party @ Minxin Roller Rink
Boozy roller skating coming right up! It’s been two years since Shanghai’s thrown a Roller Disco Party, and the long awaited day is finally here. There’ll be 80’s jams, cheap drinks, lots of rollerskating, and a live performance from Jolene De Palma all at the Minxin Roller Rink. DJs Cavia, Heatwolves, Sacco, and Dave Van Buuren will play sets to go with the revolutions around the roller rink.
50RMB includes skates // 9pm // Minxin Roller Rink // 2/F, 420 Yichuan Lu,near Ganquan LuPutuo District (宜川路420号2楼,近甘泉路)
ShanghaiExpat Laser Tag Event
You’d think lasertagging was for kids, but X-Club caters towards an older crowd where young professionals can shoot people drunk in the dark. There’s also a spacious bar that has foosball, pool tables, and darts. 150RMB per person which includes 2 rounds (10 minutes per round) and a free flow of beer, soda, popcorn and peanuts. Top 2 teams win a 25RMB voucher from X-Club and top 2 winners get prizes from Shanghai Expat. The event is limited to 108 people, 6 ppl a team, so bring your friends or SHEX will make them for you!
150RMB // X-Club // B1,No.366, Zhao Jia Bang Rd YuHua Building (near XiangYang Nan Rd)
SCAA Bachelor Auction @ The Geisha
Eligible bachelors for a good cause? What better than to drink and find a Mr. Right AND donate to a SCAA! Bring your girlfriends and wallets, and get ready for the SCAA bachelor auction.
The Geisha // 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号， 近复兴路)
Tokyo Night 5th Anniversary Party Feat. Ami Suzuki @ Shanghai Win Club
Hitting the booths at Shanghai Win Club is special guest movie star and DJ Ami Suzuki. Shanghai Win is hosting the 5th anniversary party for Tokyo Night, a party that showcases Japanese dance music.
150RMB (door) 100RMB (presale) // 10pm // Shanghai Win Club // 66 Yuyao Lu,near Xikang Lu (余姚路66号,近西康路)
Mahota Biodynamic Organic Farm Tour
Slow Foods Shanghai and The Wellness Works are working together to organize a tour of Mahota Farm on Chongming Island. Mahota Farm takes a holistic approach to producing food, emphasizing the development and relationship between soil, plants, and animals as a self sustaining system. It’s the only farm in Shanghai that uses biodynamic agricultural techniques. RSVP to [email protected]
300RMB (tour, lunch, water bottle, farmer’s hat, 500g of vegetables) // 9am-4pm