By Lukas Steinberg
Another weekend full of festivities awaits us: The premiere screening of Mongolian Bling kicks off the Asian Cinema Week. Green fetishists, Irish and friends of drinking get lucky, several St. Patrick’s Day events take place all weekend long. There are three pub crawls, St. Paddy’s comedy and more. Logo hosts Wonky Kong and friends, and Arkham presents US electro rock band VHS or Beta. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Unsavory Elements and Other True Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China @ Glamour Bar
JUE / LitFest Event
“From being a shaolin disciple to forming a China blues band; from eating across China to bringing Chinese history to life, foreigners in China tell their stories in this anthology. Alan Paul, Matthew Polly, Matt Muller, Kaitlin Solimine and Audra Ang.”
75RMB incl. one drink // 7pm // Glamour Bar // No.5 The Bund, 6/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (外滩五号6楼, 广东路20号, 近中山东一路)
Mongolian Bling Movie Premiere @ Eco Village
JUE Festival Event
“Join JUE | Film and Asian Cinema Week to celebrate the China premiere of Mongolian Bling. The film jumps into the thriving hip hop music scene in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Festivities kick off at 7:00PM with the film screening. Afterwards, join director Benj Binks for a Q&A session and later, a special performance by local Shanghai musicians.” href=”http://juefestival.com/2013/events/mongolian-bling-sh/”>Tickets here.
80RMB presale, 120 RMB door // 7pm // Eco Village // No. 485 Fenglin Lu, near Zhongshan Lu (枫林路485号 近中山路)
St. Patrick’s Day Triple Trouble Pub Crawls
If you’re Irish or everything that has to do with Leprechauns, shamrocks and green gets you excited, you’re lucky this weekend. Drunken Dragon has three pub crawls in two days in the pipeline. Of course with complimentary green shots, t-shirts and a party bus ride to St. Patty’s parties in town. RSVP here.
180 presale, 200RMB door incl. one hour open bar // 3pm O’Malley’s (Sat, Sun), 9:30pm Bubba’s Cool Docks (Sat only) //
O’Malley’s // 42 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐路) //
Bubba’s // Wharf 1846, Section 4, 653 Waima Lu, near Wangjiamatou Lu (老码头, 四库, 外码路653号, 近王家码头路)
Zmack St. Patrick’s Day Comedy Show @ The Melting Pot
Comedy, games and (green) beer wait for you at the Melting Pot. Improv comedy scenes turned into drinking games will force everybody to participate and empty many a glass of beer with unhealthy colors.
50RMB // 8pm // The Melting Pot // Tianzifang, 288 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu (田子坊泰康路288号, 近思南路)
Wonky Kong: Henry Krinkle @ Logo
Wonky Kong’s found a new playground, tonight with special guest Henry Krinkle, for an overdose of UK bass music, future house, dubstep and more.
Free // 10pm // 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu (幸福路298号, 近平武路)
VHS or BETA @ Arkham
VHS or BETA are an American electro rock combo that merge elements of punk, indie rock, pop, house and disco for a danceable live beat experience. Not sure how much live rock’s still left in them as the flyer announces a DJ set. We’ll see.
50RMB // 10pm // Arkham // 1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路)
UK Now Concert Series Documentary Premiere: From Wrexham to Wuhan (Watch the trailer)
From the deserts of Xinjiang to the frozen wildlands near the Russian borders, from the industrial furnace cities of the Yangtze to the beauty of green southwest, From Wrexham to Wuhan (FWTW) tracks 4 British bands as they are scattered to the four corners of China.
FREE // 7.30pm // Eco Village // No. 485 Fenglin Lu, nr. Zhongshan Lu (枫林路485号 近中山路)
Luke Wright: Cynical Ballads @ China Youthology
JUE Festival Event
“Stand-up poet Luke Wright presents eight caustic tales from Broken Britain. Let him lead you through Blighty’s run-down shopping precincts, provincial highstreets and airless television studios to introduce a cast of tone-deaf pop wannabes, terrorized single mums and baby-boomers with “afflu-AIDS.” Between each poem Luke offers a pithy crash course in the history of balladry, from broadsides to Christina Aguilera.
Free // 6:30pm // No. 38, Lane 749 Yuyuan Lu (愚园路749弄38号) – Subway Line 2 Jiang Su Lu Station, Exit 3 turn east, down the alley opposite to Tong Ren Hospital
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