Million Tree Rock- The Rise of Green Hope @ Mao Livehouse
Local Shanghai stalwarts Friend or Foe, Sonnet and Death to Giants will all be performing in support of Roots and Shoots at Mao Livehouse tonight! Last year’s concert raised 22,200 yuan and planted 888 more trees in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia in spring. This year, they are shooting for 1000. Give them a hand by turning up and paying just a measly 80RMB for that warm fuzzy feeling in your heart that you’ve done good and you’ll have left the world one tree less shitty. Oh, and one free drink.
80RMB on-the-door, 60RMB pre-sale// 20:00-00:00 // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 3/F, 重庆南路308号 近建国中号
DADA Turns Four @ DADA
Celebrate all those dawdling days you’ve spent day dreaming and dilly dallying at DADA for the last four years. DJ has yet to be announced but their anniversary events have been pretty hip and happenin’ in the past.
No cover // 22:00-late // 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Xuhui district, 徐汇区幸福路115号,近法华镇路
Sampology @ S.T.D
Sampology is totally on key with our generations need for flashing lights, images, TV, stuff on the internet, music of all genres, talking animals, gifs and most crucially, the NYAN cat. He gives his audience all of that in a one of a kind, totally unique audio-visual show. It really should be sumpin’.
50RMB // 22:00-05:00 // 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Hengshan Lu, Xuhui district, 徐汇区，乌鲁木齐 南 路1号, 近衡山路
Ping Pong Diplomaskwee @ The Shelter
Introducing the original creators of Skwee is the genre defining, Limonious and die-hard fan of analogue electro, David Savio. The result is a live performance that ‘squee-zes’ gangster analogue melodies with old-school hip hop swagger. In an interview, Limonious comments on the birth of this particular brand of Scandinavian funk saying, “The mentality here is a bit like – everything I do really sucks, but everyone else suck too and life sucks… so I might as well just keep on doing this crap anyway. And then suddenly some of your crap turns out really nice, and you get really happy for a short, short while. It might be that the self-loathing creates that different swagger.” Stunning.
50RMB // 22:00-late // 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu, Metro Line 1 Changshu Lu Station 永福路5号近复兴路, 地铁1号线常熟路站
Pool Party @ Sigma Film Club
Well worth the price tag from the sounds of it. This pool party promises bikini clad ladies, pop up pools, a barbecue buffet, fireworks, dancers, film screenings of summer blockbusters including Pacific Rim, Fast and Furious 6, and of course a well stocked bar. Buffeters, get set and go at 18:00 and stick around for the performances that start from 22:00. Find the secret gate around back if you arrive after 22:00.
150RMB inc 1 drink, 298RMB inc 1 drink and buffet // 17:00-late // 3A F Bldg. 3, 601 Waima Lu, Huangpu District 上海市外马路601号3号库3A
The Mansion Fiesta! @ The Mansion
Pool parties are such a blooming blast that you’re going to get an option of TWO. The cheaper and consistently crazy fun option is this one. The theme this week is Fiesta; think Coronas, think Margaritas and think all you can eat tacos. Free shots of Tequila for all guests who arrive before 15:00.
100RMB inc. 3 drinks, additional 100RMB inc. all you can eat tacos // The Mansion: Dynasty Villa B-18, No. 851 Hongjing Rd, 虹井路851号，皇朝别墅B-18
Blood Drive @ Shanghai East International Medical Centre
Shanghai’s blood banks is currently in urgent need of negative blood types. So sign up to donate blood via [email protected]
11:00-13:00 // 551 South Pudong Lu, near Pudong Dadao, 东南路551号,近浦东大道
The Han Quartet @ M on the Bund
Shanghai Conservatory of Music is an institute that has earned itself a reputation as “the cradle of musicians”, having given birth to a number of famous names in the classical music world. Tonight, its Han Quartet will be performing Ligeti’s String Quartet No.1, ‘Metamorphoses nocturnes’ and Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10 (1893).
75RMB, 20RMB for students // 16:00-17:30 // 7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, 中山东一路外滩5号7楼
Beijing Besieged by Waste @ The Apartment
The residents of Beijing’s gigantic waste sites have made a living of sifting through trash, reclaiming used oil and selling of steel scraps. Director Wang Jiulang has explores the lives of those who subsist on this way of life and the larger implications of these waste sites.
No cover // 16:30-19:00 // 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, 永福路47号3楼
[Image credit: Phil. Wendler via Flickr]