Hooray! Our favourite three days of the week have arrived. Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday weekend, get get get with us, you know what we say! What? You don’t? Well, let me tell you! We say party every day, pa-pa-pa-party every day. And golly gosh, if we don’t have the finest selection of hip and happening events over this most majestic of weekends then slap me twice and call me Judi.
Oh is that you, Mr Bond? I mean, Daniel…. Oh Daniel, your eyes remind me of the beautiful skies afar. Nothing will ever be quite as alluring as your azure eyes until you and Liv Tyler make perfect babies together. But don’t do that. Just stay here. And don’t stop saying my name. Don’t stop calling me, Judi. Oh god. What IS that? What the HELL is THAT?! Are you an imposter? Are you having a stroke? Good God, Daniel Craig, is that your SMILE?! For the love of all things good in this world, don’t let me EVER catch you doing that again. Smile again, and no one gets to know what’s happening this weekend in Shanghai. [Ed.: I think readers are more perplexed by what’s going on in your head…]
Luckily for you readers, Daniel Craig never dared to look like this again.
Calling all stage fanatics, the critically acclaimed Hayfever by Noel Coward will be performed by Shanghai based acting troupe, Urban Aphrodite. Fuck Cancer, Fuck City Weekend, the audaciously named charity showcase will be featuring local acts including performances, comedy and DJ sets. Highlight of the night however, is DJ Neil Armstrong who will be showcasing his turntabling talents for the crowd at Geisha.
Hayfever by Noel Coward @ Sasha’s
Evening Show, 200RMB pre-sale, 220RMB on-the-door // Matinee, 400RMB all-inclusive + “Bubbles if you wear a hat!” // May 23, 24, 30, June 2 @ 20:00 // June 2 @ 12:30, ‘Ladies Only’ meal and matinee (Starts 14:00) // 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路11号, 近衡山路) // Tickets available from; 18721528625; [email protected]; http://urbanaphrodite.nl/
Fuck Cancer, Fuck City Weekend SH Charity Showcase @ Harley’s Bar
10RMB for students, 30RMB otherwise // 21:00-late // Harley’s Bar: B1,265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu (南丹东路265号地下一层， 近漕溪路)
DJ Neil Armstrong @ The Geisha
100RMB inc. 1 drink or email full name to [email protected] for 50RMB entry inc. 1 drink before midnight // 22:00-late // 390 Shaanxi Road (South) (陕西南路390号)
If the weather holds out, there is set to be a roster of sunny day activities from Saturday to Sunday. The Mansion will be hosting Summer Love Weekend on Saturday with poolside drinks until 22:00. DAFF, the Design Art and Fashion fair will feature fashion shows, creative workshops, pop up stalls and some great prizes to boot. And of course, the on-going Shanghai Beer Week will be celebrating its last weekend in Sinan mansions with over 100 different beers for you to sample.
As the night rolls in, it’s the Heineken UEFA Final that will be on every football fanatic’s agenda. The Heineken Screening Party will be erecting a makeshift stadium just so that they can host an indoor stadium DJ Party. You’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else in Shanghai with bigger screens to watch the match. But if game-watching tradition is a good old fashioned pub and pint, then try Shanghai Brewery or any of the Big Bamboo chains. Fans of the pugilistic sports can watch some of China’s top professional and amateur boxers duke it out at Shanghai Fight Night.
Summer Love Weekend @ The Mansion
100RMB, free entry after 22:00 // Saturday 12:00pm-Sunday, 06:00am // The Mansion: B-18 Dynasty villa, No 2388 HongQiao road, near Hongjing road (虹桥路2388号 近虹井路皇朝别墅B-18)
DAFF 2013: Design, Art & Fashion Fair @ Wharf 1846
Free entry // Saturday 14:00-00:00, Sunday 14:00-21:00 // Wharf 1846: 600 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路600号, 近毛家园路)
Sinan Mansions Beer Festival @ Sinan Mansions
Free Entry // 14:30-21:00 // Sinan Mansions: Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu (思南公馆, 复兴中路, 近思南路)
Shanghai Fight Night @ Mao Livehouse
200RMB floor entry, 350RMB atrium/stage (incl. 1 free drink) // Saturday 19:00 // Mao Livehouse: 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu (3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中号) // Buy tickets online from [email protected] or call 150-0013-2063
Heineken UEFA Final Viewing Party @ Shanghai Square
20RMB for 1 Heineken Beer // 22:00-05:00 // Shanghai Square: 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Longmen Lu (上海广场，淮海中路138号，靠近龙门路) The building where the former Babyface Club (now Rich Baby) was located
UEFA Final @ Big Bamboo
Free entry // Kickoff @ 02:45-04:30 // Big Bamboo: 123 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu, Jingan District ( 静安区南阳路123号, 近铜仁路) // Lane 3338, Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Hongmei Lu, Changning district (长宁区虹梅路3338号虹梅路休闲街26号, 近吴中路) // 381 Hongfeng Lu, near Biyun Lu, Pudong district (浦东 红枫路381号, 近碧云路)
DAFF and the Sinan Mansion Beer festival are ongoing events. My suggestion is to catch whichever one that you missed from the day before as pickings are genuinely scarce elsewhere.
Check out Shanghaiist’s Calendar for more details on the events featured in this post