By Lukas Steinberg
It’s weekend! Time to put on your dancing shoes and head over to Rico Rico to pefect your Latino moves, or jeopardize your money at The Spot’s casino night. On Saturday, you can marvel at the works of young creatives at DAFF, and hit new club Virgo for the after party or enjoy a long night of dance at Lune. Or watch the premiere show of the Irish drama Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Whatever you do, let’s just hope you save some energy for Sunday, as we have bloody and unforgiving beach volleyball matches on the schedule. Uh well, if you don’t actually feel like moving your butt, you can also just go there, watch the balls bounce, drink beer, eat burgers and enjoy the music. Not bad either for a lazy Sunday. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Majiang Games Night @ That’s Mandarin
Chinese school That’s Mandarin hosts a free majiang night for all who wanna master the ancient Chinese game. They’ll give an overview of the rules and expressions in Chinese, so rookies are welcome to try it out. And there will be free fruit and beer for all the game enthusiasts.
7-9pm // 273 Jiaozhou Road , No 12, 3/F (胶州路273弄12号楼三层)
Latino & Salsa Party @ Rico Rico
Get out your hottest outfit that still allows you to breathe and show your cool moves to the beats of DJ Naz from Columbia. They offer free coaching by their dance instructors to help you with the “cool” from 9:30-10:30pm. And if that still doesn’t fix it, 100RMB buy you 3 drinks all night long!
9pm // The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, Bldg 3, 601 Waima Lu, near Zhuhangmatou Jie (外马路601号3号楼114室， 近竹行码头街)
Casino Party @ The Spot
You think you had enough cold turkey and lust for some gambling, but Macau is a bit too far for a weekend getaway to lose all your hard-earned money? Celebrate The Spot’s 6 year anniversary! They promise live entertainment, gorgeous dealers, black jack and roulette, and for every drink you buy, you’ll get some free chips to blow on the casino games. High Rollers Invite: RSVP with full name and telephone number. Dresscode: Black tie.
9pm // 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu (铜仁路331号， 近北京西路)
Design, Art & Fashion Fair + After Party @ Virgo
Now that the beach party series finally came to an end for this year, The Ice Cream Truck brings you the Fall Edition of their Design, Art & Fashion Fair. DAFF is a lifestyle event to connect uprising creative talents and the public, including live arts, fashion workshops and shows and music. The official after party is at the newly-opened Virgo just next door.
Free // 2pm-10pm (DAFF), 10pm (DAFFter party ) // Wharf 1846 Bund Promenade, 601 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路601号, 近毛家园路)
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me @ The Cool Docks
3 men from Ireland, Great Britain and the USA get kidnapped and held hostage in Libanon. On the edge of insanity due to the extreme situation, the three struggle to overcome personal and nationalistic differences to keep themselves together under the eyes of their captors. Is the humour a means to fight madness, or already a sign that it’s taken over? Frank McGuinness’ acclaimed drama runs until 2 October (Wed-Sun). RSVP per email or send an SMS with your name to 13764629212.
180RMB pre-sale, 200RMB door // 7-11pm // Wharf 1846, 2/F Bldg 3, 601 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路601号3栋, 近毛家园路)
BOING BOOM TSCHAK @ Lune
When DJs ZAMMO and Ben Thriller take over, fans of electronic music may rejoice: The guys bring you the very best of disco, house and techno for a long night at cozy Lune.
Free // 10pm // 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, cross Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
PX Bund Beach Volleyball League @ Bund Beach
Temperatures are decreasing with the end of summer, and so are the amounts of sweat dripping from our foreheads. A great and fun way to keep the ultimate soaked shirt feeling for a little bit longer is to join the beach volleyball league and get some outdoor excercise this Sunday. Panda Xpress holds weekly volleyball matches starting September 23 till the end of October. The rules: Form a team of 8 players (min. 2 females) and sign up here, or pay 50RMB at the door to enter the beach warzone. The password “Panda Spike” gets you a free drink with the entrance fee. Beginners boot camp starts at 11:30am, and the actual matches kick off from 1pm. To make the day complete, there will be music, beer for 20RMB, and PIRO’s famous burgers for 50RMB.
50RMB (free for registered teams) // 11:30-12:30 (beginners training), 1pm-6pm (league) // The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, 421 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路421号, 近毛家园路)
EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia @ ShangART Gallery
The exhibition EDIT features works in the form of installation, film and video, painting, and photography by 14 leading artists who search for new ideas in photo based imagery. More details and pictures of some exhibits here. Exhibition is on till 5 October.
Free // 10am-6pm // Bldg 16, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Xi Suzhou Lu (莫干山路50号16号楼,近西苏州路)
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