By Lukas Steinberg
Summer is slowly coming to an end, and so are the days of frying in the sun at your favourite swimming pool or beach party. But fear not, there’s still plenty of fun to be had, and Weekendist brings you a fine selection for all tastes. This weekend, we have an abundance of celebrations: Birthday weekend at the Geisha, grand openings for wine lovers and gays & friends, fine Berlin techno, board games fun and so on. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
One Year Anniversary @ The Geisha
It’s time to party: The second club of the minds behind The Apartment celebrates its first birthday! The venue with multiple talents just like the namesake houses a sushi restaurant and a sake bar on top, but the real action will take place in the night club, of course. They booked Rihanna’s official DJ Max Glazer to honor the Geisha’s anniversary, so you know what tunes to expect.
150RMB incl. 2 standard drinks // 10pm // No. 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号， 近复兴路)
Ding Dong Disco mega rave presents James Murphy @ O’Malley’s
James Murphy, frontman of former electro-punk band LCD Soundsystem, will heat up O’Malley’s for an energetic night. With backup from Pet Conspiracy, Kalabrese and Razor, you can chose from 3 dancefloors, depending on your personal gusto.
150RMB pre-sale/200RMB door // 9pm // No. 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu (桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐南路)
Students Special @ Adam’s
Eden-themed cocktal bar Adam’s has a nice drink special on Friday nights during September to make you forget that the new semester just started. The deal: Flash your student ID and get beer for 10RMB, shots from 15RMB and cocktails from 20RMB. Yay!
Lane 5-2, 448 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu (新华路448弄5号2座, 近定西路)
Paola Pivi: Share, but it’s not fair @ Rockbund Art Museum
Italian artist Paola Pivi’s first major solo show will include three installations including one large outdoor drawing. The gallery says: “The artist produces works that comes from pre-existing ordinary materials and living creatures but the way she puts them into conjunction creates very extraordinary situations, unusual and enigmatic environments: paintings blooming into amazing colored pearls sculptures, ribbons standing as powerful minimalist installations,everyday liquids such as coffee or inkforming monochromatic paintings and sculptures.”
15RMB // 10am-21pm (18pm on Sunday) // No. 20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (虎丘路20号， 近北京东路)
Grand Opening @ Enoterra Wuding Lu
Enoterra opens its third venue in Shanghai, so if you fancy a glass of fermented grape juice to start the Saturday night, head over to the new location in the heart of Jing’an! You’ll be treated with DJ music, free Tapas and wine, of course. In addition to that, chips for special wine deals will be sold at the door. 1 chip à 20RMB buys you a glass, and 5 chips a whole bottle!
6pm // No. 343 Jiaozhou Lu, near Wuding Lu (胶州路343号， 近武定路)
Ancient Methods/VOID @ The Shelter
Techno is on the menue tonight in our beloved raunchy underground batcave, the Shelter. Ancient Methods’ are Trias and Becks, veterans of the famous TRESOR club in Berlin. And that’s what you can expect: Dark, raw techno crossed with industrial and noise influences – for an original sound unrivaled by most other artists of the last decade.
60RMB // 10pm // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
390 Grand Opening Party @ 390 Shanghai
New live music and LGBT club 390 has been welcoming guests for a couple of weeks now, but this Saturday marks the official and final great grand opening with dance performances and DJ Preeda from Bangkok. Preeda will take over turntables with house music, and party host Ivanna Sukalongkok has a drag performance up in her sleeves.
100RMB incl. 2 standard drinks // 10pm // No. 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 法华镇路)
SUNday SCREENing club @ The Geisha
You had enough party for this weekend and just wanna relax and hang out with your friends? Sunscreen Movie Club promises a cozy afternoon with screenings of international movies and board games to pick and play with your friends and other likeminded folks. The venue itself contributes to the event with a buy one get one free drink special for all guests.
Free entrance // 3pm-7pm // No. 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号， 近复兴路
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