By Angela Ye
Get ready for a fun filled weekend! Kicking things off is the Quorum Ballet Correr O Fado at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center for a bit of culture along with an exhibition Saturday. But if that’s not for you, Bar Rouge is having a throw back party with an “I Love 80s” theme. With summer just around the corner, it will be also the perfect night for a singles party at Geisha, or a night at Boom with brand new party brand 20hz. And don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday! There will be plenty of restaurants with Mother’s Day specials. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Quorum Ballet Correr O Fado @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Bringing traditional Portuguese Fado music and modern dance together, Correr O Fado presents a breathtaking piece of art in a plethora of smooth movements, sounds, sensations and feelings. Through the music and avant garde modern dance, the dancers will communicate beauty sensitivity and art to portray nostalgic emotions of the Fado tradition.
80RMB / 180RMB / 289RMB / 380RMB / 580RMB / 680RMB // 7:15pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd (上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号)
I Love 80s @ Bar Rouge
Bar Rouge is going retro, rewinding the clock to the 80s with all the top hits! Be sure to show up in leg warmers or tights, big big hair and bright miniskirts for the ladies, and mullets, mesh shirts, leather pants or acid wash jeans for the gents. Take your pick.
100RMB // 10pm // Bar Rouge // Bund 18,7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu,near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼,近南京东路)
Singles Summer Party @ The Geisha
It’s getting hot hot hot, and to jump start a great summer, The Geisha is throwing a singles party. Hit the sake bar with some friends and maybe you’ll meet some new friends, or that someone special you’ve been looking for!
No Cover // 8pm // The Geisha // 390 Shanxi Nan Lu,near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号，近复兴路)
Deep Thinking, Shallow Intent @ Art Labor Gallery
Shanghainese artist Wang Qing is having a solo exhibition, Deep Thinking, Shallow Intent, at the Art Labor Gallery. After being based in Japan for almost 20 years, he’s back with art inspired by cities reflecting the theme of the inter generational conflict found in Chinese families today. Opening party starts from 5-9pm, all welcome.
No Cover // opens May 12, ends June 11 // Art Labor Gallery // 570 Yongjia Lu,near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号,近岳阳路)
20hz Launch party @ Boom
Local Chinese and Expat DJs have banded together to form a new party brand, 20hz to mix it up for the international scene. So get ready for some deep house and minimal, because it will be tech music all around. Line up: DJ Empfab, Mia, Raz, and Janstar.
No Cover // 10pm // Boom // 1131 Huaihai Zhong Lu,near Donghu Lu (淮海中路1131号,近东湖路)
F*** the Morning @ Amber Lounge
Don’t know what to do after all the clubs start winding down and dying out? Amber Lounge’s got you covered with the elements crew, with TICT (Tanlan S, Stephen K, and Mau Mau) spinning electro all night long, starting from 2am.
No Cover // 2am // Amber Lounge // 449 Huashan Lu,near Wulumuqi Lu (华山路449号，近乌鲁木齐路)
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Hai Pai
Hai Pai in the Andaz Hotel is offering a special buffet of French Cuisine for Mother’s Day filled with fresh seafood, steak tartare, salades, carvery station, pates and pastries along with a Chinese buffet featuring dimsum and Cantonese styled dishes. In addition to all this, there will be a choice of main course and unlimited champagne (if you so choose).
288RMB (+15%) per person / 588RMB (+15%) plus champagne / Children 6-12 144RMB (+15%) // Hai Pai // Andaz Shanghai,1/F, 88 Songshan Lu,near Taicang Lu (嵩山路88号上海安达仕酒店1楼,近太仓路)
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Mariott Cafe
The Mariott is celebrating Mother’s Day in style. Get ready for a brunch that will be offering an extensive spread of international cuisine, Chinese delicacies and decadent desserts. In addition to the delicious meal, they will also have a free flow of soft drinks, juices, beer, wine and sparkling wine.
167RMB (+15%) for Children 6-12, 333RMB (+15%) for adults, free for children under 6 // 11:30am-4pm // Marriott Cafe // Hongqiao Marriott,2/F, 2270 Hongqiao Road,near Jianhe Lu (虹桥路2270号2楼，近剑河路)
Shanghai Closet Swap @ The Geisha
William the Beekeeper is back to for their 3rd closet swap. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so clear out those closets and get something else in return! Drink specials for charity, brunch, and pop up shops will also be there to keep things interesting.
No Cover // 12pm // The Geisha // 90 Shanxi Nan Lu,near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号，近复兴路)