By Lukas Steinberg
Surprisingly, there’s stuff going on despite the fact it’s one of those dear pre-holiday working weekends. Yay. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Looney Tunes @ Bar Rouge
I have to admit, I didn’t see this one coming. Dress up as your favorite Looney Tunes character and make sure you still look sexy (or something). Sounds like a demanding task if you have to choose between Bugs and Lola Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Pepe Le Pew.
50RMB // 10pm // Bar Rouge // 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
Ruben Paul @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Stand-up comedian Ruben Paul is in Shanghai for two Shows. Click here for more.
170RMB presale, 200RMB door // 8:30pm // April 26 & 27, 2013 (Fri, Sat) // Masse // 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu (进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路)
Thom Pain (based on nothing) @ Sasha’s
Urbanaphrodite production by William Eno, starring John Pokrzywinski
‘Thom Pain’ is, as noted above, a solo show. The show opens with Mr. Urbaniak shuffling on stage in the dark. He lights a cigarette. Or tries to, anyway. As will soon become achingly clear, the character before us is not the kind of guy who gets things right the first time, or even the second. “Anyway. Now. I guess we begin,” he begins. “Do you like magic? I don’t. Enough about me. Let’s get to our story.”
150RMB presale, 180RMB door // 7:30pm (Apr 26&27, May 3&4) // Sasha’s 3/F // 5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu (衡山路5号, 近东平路)
BEAN Earthquake response Fundraiser @ Gold Cider Clubhouse
Despite the much loathed seven day work week, the guys from BEAN still managed to put together a fundraising event for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan.
Here’s the amazing deal that quite frankly sounds almost like stealing money from them:
– Two Gold Cider and Sandwiches from Urban soup Kitchen for YOU!
– Donations towards diapers, blankets, food and shelter for more than 11,500 injured and tens of thousands homeless after the earthquake in Sichuan.
100RMB // 6:30-8:30pm // Gold Cider Clubhouse // 425 Yanping Road, near Changping Road (延平路425号, 近昌平路)
Discosmic Adventures @ DADA
Ready for abduction? Discosmic Adventures is back with recharged batteries, so prepare for an extraterrestrial night of italo disco and house from planet earth and beyond.
Free // 10pm // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Luke Vibert @ The Shelter
British electronic music artisan and former Hate Brothers crew member Luke Vilbert hits the Shelter to spit his acid. Support from Acid Pony Club, SH Ultra, Zammo and Lon.
60RMB presale, 100RMB door // 10pm // The Shelter // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
DJ Babey Drew @ MUSE on the Bund
He’s the official tour DJ for Chris Brown, so you can guess what to expect: R&B, hip hop and co. will be served.
Free // 10pm // 5/F, No. 99 Beijing Dong Lu, near Yuan Ming Yuan Lu (北京东路99号5楼, 近圆明园路)
What else is going on:
Pretty much all the venues are opened during the holidays, so you don’t have to worry to find yourself welcomed by closed doors.
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