After a few bouts of torrential rainfall, it looks like the summertime sweat is set for at least the next three months. HOORAY!… .. ? Yeah. Perhaps not.
In any case, to Shanghai summers, we salute you and your impressive, unwavering commitment to being a pain in the dick.
Kicking off the weekend, HUNT will be setting the gay shuttle bus gears in motion. Prepare to get revved up and ready to climb aboard the brand new Hunt Bus, which will be shuttling Shangays between 390 and Shanghai Studio every half hour. 390 presents Apphia Campbell, who will be performing two sets followed by a dance party. Meanwhile, Studio will be belatedly celebrating Fourth of July with 20RMB beers all night.
Hunt w/Apphia Campbell @ 390
50RMB // 22:00-late // 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu 番禺路390号, 法华镇路 // Entry inc. 1 standard drink
Red, White & Beer @ Shanghai Studio
50RMB // 22:00-late // Bldg 4, 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wukang Lu 淮海中路1950弄4号楼， 近武康路
Hunt Bus @ 390 & Shanghai Studio
50RMB for 390 AND Shanghai Studio // 22:00-03:00 // (see above addresses)
If you haven’t quite had your fill of Independence Day related frolics, then head to the beach where you can gorge on all the BBQ you could possibly want while watching scantily clad females jump around and playing volleyball. Now there’s a way to celebrate the birth of a free nation. Uptown records will be transforming their basement into a labyrinth of pop-up stalls selling vintage clothing, and some other stuff too. In the evening, pre-drinking rituals will be at Muya Bar and then make sure to say your fondest farewells to the wonderful William Childress, who will be performing his last show at Masse’s tonight before he heads off into the Burmese sunset.
Independence Day Beach Bash and Volleyball Tourney @ Bund Beach
100RMB // 10:00-22:00 // 10:00-15:30, competitive tournament, 6 teams of 4 players // 15:30-18:30. casual tournament, 6 teams of 6 players // The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, 421 Waima Lu,
near Maojiayuan Lu 外马路421号, 近毛家园路
Uptown Market @ Uptown Record Store
No cover // 14:00-19:00 // 115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu 平武路115号, 近幸福路
My Unicorn Party- A Tale on Jelly Shots @ Muya Bar
No cover // 19:00-late // 477 DingXi Lu, near Xinhua Lu 定西路477号, 近新华路
William Childress Farewell Show @ Masse
50RMB // 21:00-late // 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu 进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路
Spend this silly, silly Sunday in the sunshine. Plenty of silliness to be had at the following summer time inclined venues; Brownstone for their weekly block party; Bar Rouge for TICT’s Rooftop Party; or the Shari garden for their Sunday happy hour.
Block Party @ Brownstone
No cover // 14:00-19:00 // Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu 永嘉路570号4号楼,
TICT: Sundaes @ Bar Rouge
80RMB // 15:00-02:00 // Bund 18, 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 // Entry includes 1 free drink // Free entry w/RSVP and arrival before 16:00
Shari Sunday Happy Hour @ Shari
No cover // 15:00-22:00 // 630 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu 永嘉路630号, 近乌鲁木齐路 // 2 for 1 drinks, e.g. 2 glasses of wine for 58RMB
[Image credit: Speshul Ted]