By Lukas Steinberg
Pencil This In is all the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. As expected, the holidays are loaded with parties, festivities and a lot of bang for the buck as far as the eye can see, so there’s no need to feel bored. Two music festivals with bands for all gustos, a Xintiandi Oktoberfest knockoff at you-know-where, a hot salsa night at the new home of Mural Bar, and loads of cool parties with exciting acts. And even Phebe reminds us that it’s still there. Watch out for our upcoming activity tips besides all the party overload. Read on for all the details, or check out our calendar for more!
W-Bank Music Festival @ Xuhui Waterfront
The two-day music festival hosts a variety of international and local artists of different genres for all tastes. Tonight concludes with French composer, Yann Tiersen, acclaimed for his compositions for the Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain and Goodbye, Lenin! soundtracks. Yann Tiersen will present his new albums “Dust Lane” and “Skyline” to the audience in Shanghai.
Lineup Oct 1 : Wangchangzhang & Phatty Club / Chieli Minucci & Special EFX / Miserable Faith / Antony Wong / Yann Tiersen
Lineup Oct 2: Wild Children / Hanggai / Soda Green / Xu Wei / Michael Bolton
330RMB (one day) // 5pm-late // Xuhui Waterfront Area, Dong’an Lu cross Longteng Dadao (东安路， 龙腾大道路口)
Salsa After Party @ New Mural
Mural is moving to the new venue in the neighborhood, and so is the hungry crowd of salsa fans after midnight. Dance the night away with DJ Rony, and get 2 for 1 on drinks on Monday nights. Well, strictly speaking, it’s Tuesday night. Smart ass mode off.
Free // 12:30am-4am // New Mural // B/F No. 10 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, (衡山10号, 近永嘉路)
Rabbit’s Foot Mini Festival @ Yuyintang
The two-day mini festival at Yuyintang is the official replacement for the cancelled Black Rabbit 2012 festival. The festival has a small but nice lineup with popular Chinese indies The Gar and Third Contez from the UK on the first day, and French notoriously bassless noisemakers The Inspector Cluzo and Milow (Belgium) on the second day.
80RMB (one day), 120RMB (set ticket) // 8:30 (Tue), 7:30 (Wed) // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Oktoberfest @ Paulaner Bräuhaus (Xintiandi)
If you couldn’t make it to Munich last month to celebrate the annual world-famous Oktoberfest, here’s your chance to get a surrogate in form of Bavarian delicacies, live entertainment and Paulaner’s original Oktoberfest beer. The traditional Oktoberfest beer is indeed a treat – the light taste diguises the 6% of alcohol – and one or two big jugs will easily give your face a tomato teint and make you wanna dance. Daily until October 5.
5pm // Paulaner Xintiandi // Xintiandi, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu 太仓路181新天地北里, 近马当路
I Love Phebe (我爱菲芘) @ Phebe
Self-proclaimed “3D club” Phebe is determined to make even more noise than usual during the national holiday week. If 2D clubs really are not your thing and you need the extra dimension, why not head over to the Chinese-style Shanghai staple this Tuesday? There will be a show performance, and for dudes it’s buy one open bar ticket get one for free.
9pm // Phebe // No. 10 Hengshan Lu, near Gao’an Lu (衡山路10号,高安路)
DISCOSMIC ADVENTURE @ DADA
It’s disco time! Maneuver your spaceship to Dada and dance to galactic Italo disco, house and boogie tunes.
Free // 10pm // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Take Me Home goes MIAMI @ Zeal
Zeal’s mid-week theme party makes a detour to sunny realms this week. Dress up like it’s still hot and humid, put on your sunglasses and do Miami! Everyone gets in for free, and girls get free Miami cocktails on top.
Free // 9pm // 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)
Shanghai Rabbit’s Foot Mini Festival: After Party – Terror Danjah @ The Shelter
Terror Danjah, a pioneer of the grime movement (a genre-breaking blend of garage, jungle and hip-hop influences) leaves the sunshine state UK to conclude the Rabbit’s Foot Festival. There aren’t too many chances to hear a grime artist in Shanghai, and what could be a better fit than the Shelter during the holiday week?
50RMB // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
OMG: THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (DJ Set) @ Mook
The new neighbor of Eden is still not done with (grand) opening itself and launches an occasional party event called OMG. For the debut, Mook picked Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the Italian producer and photographer behind the duo Bloody Beetroots (Rifo and Tommy Tea). Raunchy electro and Italo house, seasoned with an edgy, punky attitude and vocals. Could be a wild, rough night – if the police let’s Mook play, that is.
9pm // Mook // 5-6/F, 758 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Fenyang Lu (南京西路758号5-6楼, 近凤阳路)
TEASY @ Amber Lounge
DJ Teasy from Lola lets the beats and feet bounce till late at the dark and snugly Amber lounge.
Free // Midnight // 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (华山路449号， 近乌鲁木齐路)
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