By Lukas Steinberg
Phew, you survived the awful working week of hell, which lasts eight days in a row. To celebrate accordingly, the venues in Shanghai come up trumps with a neat lineup of cool events. You know where to find them, read on for all the bloody details.And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Building a Galaxy with Michael Chang (Google) @ Xin Dan Wei
Today, you have the chance to meet Michael Chang, a San Francisco based creative coder and UCLA Design Media Arts alumnus. Currently he works with the Data Arts Team at Google and on projects like 100,000 Stars and Small Arms Trade visualization. Besides that, busy Mr. Chang is also the lead developer and co-manager of Puny Human, an indie game studio. He created the game Blade Symphony which is now in development by Puny Human. You can sign up for the talk here
Free with RSVP // 7pm // Xindanwei // 50 Yongjia Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu (永嘉路50号, 近陕西南路)
Shinedoe @ Lola
Shinedoe at Lola? Yes, please. The Amsterdam-based mistress of techno plays somewhat funky beats, but thankfully she also spices them up with enough drive instead of drowning them in midtempo boredom. The price tag on the door is a friendly 50RMB – not bad.
50RMB // 10pm // 570 Yongjia Lu, Bldg. 4, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Hip Hop Hijack presents DJ Choyce Kutz & DJ B-Kut @ The Geisha
Hip Hop Hijack goes on in 2013, this time not at Zeal, but The Geisha. Choyce Kutz and B-Kut will take over the DJ decks, with hip hop and dancehall on the main floor plus oldskool, funk and R&B on the other. Send an email with your names to [email protected] for half price entry till midnight. After that, you pay full, but still get one free drink.
100RMB incl. one drink // 10pm // The Geisha // No. 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号， 近复兴路)
Panda Injection @ DADA
DJ Mia unleashes waves of deep house and disco until even the laziest panda gets into the groove and starts dancing.
Free // 10pm // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
123: DJ Marky @ The Shelter
Brazilian D’n’B maestro DJ Marky hits the shelter, accompanied by the all-female Chinese D’n’B allstar cast Siesta, Cvalda and JCC. So much D’n’B goodness comes with a price, though – 150 kuai at the door.
150RMB // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Pervert Party @ The Geisha
Geisha welcomes all thongs, dongs, whips, handcuffs, love dolls and bondage fans to join the first pervert party of 2013. The codeword “I’m a pervert” gets you in for free until 00:30, but make sure you dress in the appropriate fashion. Meaning: Dress inappropriate, skanky, sleazy, kinky – and first and foremost: black…ish.
100RMB (Free till 00:30 with password “I’m a pervert”) // 10pm // The Geisha // No. 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu (陕西南路390号， 近复兴路)
STD FREE @ Arkham
STD free sounds good, huh? In fact, here it simply tells us that you can walk in without paying anything. Yeah, no cover charge, and electronic music served to you by Linfeng, Else, R3 and Max Shen.
Free // 10pm // Arkham // 1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路)
TICT: Claptone @ Lola
Claptone from Berlin sees that those marvellous Funktion One speakers at Lola are put to a good use this Saturday. His house tunes are groovy and funky, but listen for yourself here to find out who you’re dealing with.
80RMB incl. one drink // 10pm // 570 Yongjia Lu, Bldg. 4, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Sunday Live @ Live Bar
Great way to spend the Sunday afternoon. You pay nothing to get in, and four bands play live on stage while you drink and devour bbq food. The first Sunday Live in 2013 features Airwalker, Goushen, Hujiahuwei and Tinderbox. That means a musical range from pop rock to alternative and punk.
Free // 2pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
Zmack Comedy School Graduates @ The Melting Pot
Is it possible to train being funny? You get to judge. The fresh graduates of Zmack are unleashed to make you laugh, and it’s an all-free pleasure (hopefully). Check it out!
Free // 2pm // The Melting Pot // Tianzifang, 288 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu (田子坊泰康路288号， 近思南路)
Have an event you’d like to see listed here? Get in touch with us at [email protected]!