One of the rare occasions where people don’t want the weekend to come closer is when it marks the end of the holidays. But hey, at least you can trust on Shanghaiist to pick the fun stuff for you to do. This weekend, DJ Jasmine plays Shiva, Sub-Culture heads to The Shelter, and Dada goes all feline! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Jasmine Li @ Shiva
Ex M2 resident DJ Jasmine plays at Shiva this Friday night. Jasmine plays progressive house and her great sets will suck in fans of good eletronic music, so don’t miss her if you’re on Yongfu Lu – or make Shiva the reason to come here in the first place!
Free // 11pm // 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu (永福路47号, 近复兴路)
Sub-Culture presents POL Style & Nargiz @ The Shelter
POL Style from UK teams up with Nargiz from NY for a bass-heavy dub-techno night at Shelter. Both producers are currently based in Tokyo and shape the scene in Japan’s bling bling metropolis No. 1.
40RMB // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Electric East @ DADA
Resonate, HBD, Deadlock and Q-Kraft will bomb your ears with an explosive mix of dubstep, D’n’B, nu-jungle and hip hop – presented by London and Shanghai-based D’n’B label Rankadank Records.
Free // 10pm // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
SimSky @ Leo Gallery
The towering skyscrapers in Shanghai and other major cities can sometimes be quite intimidating and make oneself feel like a tiny bug in an endless sea of conrete and asphalt. In Sim Chan’s exhibition, visitors take over a worm’s eye view on buildings. The wall installations show a view towards the sky, framed by massive palaces of concrete, glass and steel.
Free // 11am-7pm // Leo Gallery @ Ferguson Lane, 376 Wu Kang Road near Tai’an Road (武康路376号近泰安路)
Beat Down @ Lola
House and techno goodness at Yongjia Lu favourite Lola, with DJs Mau Mau and Milan J.
Free // 10pm // 570 Yongjia Lu, Bldg. 4, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Cat City @ DADA
Meow! All kittens and folks who see themselves as such are invited to the cat city. Dancehall, reggaeton, hip hop and dubstep are on the turntables, but that’s not all: The explicit invitation for kitties may not be valid for your pets, but if you put on your cattiest cat suit, you have the chance to win a free bottle of Smirnoff! And you know, Halloween’s gonna happen soon, so there’s still a second time to wear your over the top cat outfit.
Free // 9pm // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
The Secret Collection of Yüan Meng Ch’ien @ Island 6
Island 6 boasts an exciting collection of state-of-the-art LED, photography and video works, some of them even with interactive elements. If you visit Moganshan Lu, this is definitely a must see. The current exhibition suffered somewhat under a curse that messed up the original plans for a show in July, but in the end, things worked out and you can explore the mesmerizing oddities on display. Island 6: “Behind whispers, closed doors and shuttered windows, we are collectively invited to plumb the depths of our perversions, obsessions and hidden desires.”
Free // 10am-7pm // 50 Moganshan Lu, Bld 6, 2/F, near Changhua Lu and Xi Suzhou Lu, behind Aomen Lu (六岛, 莫干山路50号6号楼2楼, 近昌化路和西苏州路)
Block Party @ Brownstone
Make use of the weather as long as sunshine lasts! Have a drink with your friends, relax to the cool DJ tunes, and pick from a selection on bbq skewers. And the best part: You can eat free hot dogs that top the shovelware you get at 7-11 in every category.
Free hot dogs for guests // 2-7pm // 570 Yongjia Lu, Bldg. 4, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
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