On this weekend: French state sponsored music festival, zombie Elvis impersonator, and an all-day outdoor party on the outskirts of town.
If you enjoy rockabilly music and zombies, there’s only one place to be in Shanghai on Friday, at that’s at 390 Panyu Lu, where Dead Elvis will be playing. That’s right, Dead Elvis, who is a zombie Elvis impersonator. The show starts at 10 pm and costs 50 RMB. If you’re more Gallophile than zombie-phile, take a look at the free Fête de la Musique, organized by the French consulate. The grand opening will be at New Heights and hosted by popular local open mic jam artist, John Nguidjol. At Patachon Bar, Maxime Roux will be playing jazz classics. And Jimmy Shubert will be “blowing the roof off [Kung Fu Komedy Club]”.
Start your Saturday night early. Start it in the afternoon, even! This Saturday, head to Full Moon Island, an outdoor party at a private estate in the outskirts of the city. Free shuttle buses leave from Xujing East Station during the day, and Yongkang and Xiangyang at night. There’s beer on the bus. Free beer. DJs Doggy, B.O, Chaze, and VJ Mark Stoned are playing. 250 RMB to get in. If a raucous outdoor party isn’t your bag, Fête de la Musique is continuing with shows all over the city. At Xintiandi starting from 3 pm, local French bands will be playing mostly rock, and from 8 pm, at Glamour Bar, there’ll be a dance show created by a French choreographer. There’s also the closing party for PRIDE5, on at Sigma Film Club. Or swing by the Kung Fu Komedy Club, where Shubert will be blowing the rooves off neighbouring buildings after his Shanghai debut the night before.
Fête de la Musique continues, with an intriguing show at Arkham by an “électro-rap” artist from Lyons called Fowatile.