By Lukas Steinberg
What a weekend we have ahead of us! Single party for the lonely hearts, Latin American (re) opening parties, rookie comedy, star comedy, and plenty of opportunities to dance the night away with hip hop, house electro, live bands… Think that’s all meh? Celebrate the Mexican Independence Day in one of the many Mexican bars and restaurants that host festivities! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Hip Hop Hijack presents DJ RECTANGLE @ Zeal
And here we go, another DMC champion after last week saw DJ Noodles honour SH with her presence! This time it’s Grammy-nominated producer and R. Kelly and Warren G tour DJ Rectangle, and it’s the fancy Bund you need to go to if you wanna hop your hips. 100 kuai get you in.
100 RMB // 10pm // Zeal // 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yongan Lu (中山东二路22号6楼，近新永安路)
Kung Fu Komedy presents Paul Ogata @ Urbn Hotel
Celebrated stand-up comedian Paul Ogata has two shows on Friday and Saturday night (same time and place). He’s been featured on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show and American pay tv channel Showtime, and now the time is ready for an assault on the long-neglected risible muscles of Shanghai. Prepare for wicked humor sold with a boyish smile. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the venue.
150 RMB pre-sale, 180 RMB door // 9:15pm // Urbn Hotel // No. 183 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu (胶州路183号， 近新闸路)
Grand Opening Party @ UNïCO
A new venue opens on the Bund with a big bang, that means, party on Friday and Saturday night. Described as a Latin soul lounge, UNïCO seeks to entertain you with live bands from Cuba and Venezuela (both on Saturday night), DJs from Japan and the UK, plus Latin street dance performances. South American beats, drinks and food are to be expected.
Free // 6pm // UNïCO // 3 on the Bund (外滩3号)
Lock&Key Shanghai Singles Party @ Brownstone
Monthly single party with a Lock&Key Game as a core element. The girls get padlocks, the guys get keys, and then you try to put your key into as many padlocks as possible… We know what you dirty minds are all thinking now, but of course it’s not like that. One key matches only one padlock, so if you find the right one, you’ll get a small prize and a new key/lock for a second chance to meet another person. Girls who bring boys who are obviously not their boyfriends (unless you wanna find a new owner for them at this party) get in for 100RMB.
7:30pm – 10pm // 100RMB RSVP, 150 RMB door // BrownStone Lounge // Unit 311, No. 570 Yongjia Lu near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号永嘉庭3号楼311单元近岳阳路)
Rumble in the Shanghai Jungle @ Bar Rouge
Bar Rouge turns into a jungle with snake charmers and other exotic performances. Party folks are expected to adapt to the green hell, so get out your animal prints, this is the definitive occasion to wear them!
Bar Rouge // 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)
Deep Inside @ SIVA
Deep house and deep disco inside of SIVA this Saturday night. Djs Charp and Thoma Cher will make fans of electronic music dance till sunrise.
10:30pm // 888-1 Changping Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu (昌平路888-1号， 近胶州路)
ANEMONE @ JZ Club
You have the chance to witness the very first live performance of ANEMONE, a new group of improv comedians. The show’s completely for free, so head over to JZ!
Free // 4pm // JZ Club // No. 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路46号, 近永福路)
Independence Day & Reopening Party @ Cantina Agave
EL GRITO DE DOLORES FIESTA! The re-opening of Cantina Agave wants to be celebrated, and the Mexican Indepence Day comes along just on time – what a perfect occasion. The deal: You pay 200RMB to get in, and they pamper you with free flow margaritas, Dos Equis beer, sangria, tacos, and quesadillas till you explode or decide it’s probably about time to wobble or stagger back home before worse things happen. You name it, they got it (they say)!
200RMB // 7pm till Midnight // Cantina Agave // A Mansion, No. 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu (富民路291号, 近长乐路)
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