It’s Friday morning, so we present you a fresh list of goings on around town for a perfect weekend in Shanghai!
FRIDAY, March 28th
Ruben Paul @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Ruben Paul is a regular touring partner with Russell Peters and has appeared on ‘The Late Late Show’ with Craig Ferguson and several times on Comedy Central. He returns to Shanghai for three shows: one on Friday and two on Saturday (8.00 p.m. and 10 p.m.).
Tickets: 170 rmb (pre-sale); 200 rmb (door) // Starts at 8.00 p.m. // 5F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
Glass Anatomy Musical @ Shanghai Culture Square
„Singapore’s Toy Factory Productions present the musical ‘Glass Anatomy (搭错车)‘ at the Original Mandarin Music Festival at the Shanghai Culture Square. This is the first time a foreign production is invited to this festival. „Glass Anatomy” will also be the second original Singaporean musical presented in China after 15 years (the first being ‘Chang & Eng’ which toured Beijing in 1997). ” It’s a poignant story of a mute man and his daughter who becomes a famous singer, played in Mandarin by an all Singaporean cast.
Tickets: 80 – 480 rmb //Starts at 7.15 p.m. // 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
Asian Vibes presents China Debut #4 DOOMWORK Tour 2014 @ Arkham
Doomwork make their China debut this weekend supported by Shanghai DJ MIA, YOSHINAGA, the head of Asian Vibes, and MAX SHEN from Molly House.
Entry fee: 80 rmb // Starting at 10.00 p.m. – until late // 1 South Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
SATURDAY, March 29th
Future Cinema Talk @ Chronus Art Center – 2 – 4 p.m.
If you’re interested in film or new media, you should attend Jeffrey Shaw’s talk. He is the new media art pioneer of our days, for he has tried to integrate interactivity and virtualization as early as 60s. In this talk, he will share his 40-year experiences on the technology of new cinema.
Free entry // 2 – 4 p.m. // Building 18, 50 Moganshan Lu
The Casualties (UK) Live @ MAO Livehouse
The UK band stops for a live gig in Shanghai during their China Tour.
Tickets: Advance 80 RMB/Door 120RMB // Starts at 8.p.m. // 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu
Here’s something you should really do this Saturday: join millions of people around the world for the biggest Earth Hour in history and switch the lights off for 60 minutes, starting 8.30 p.m. It’s just symbolic, but since you live in one of the most light-consuming cities in the world, the gesture is even more significant. The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Bird Nest in Beiijng will be dark for Earth Hour. M on the Bund and Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel will also serve by candlelight for Earth Hour.
SUNDAY, March 30th
Crystal Chamber Music: Ensemble Les Amis @ M on The Bund
If you’re into chamber music, you can attend this elegant event by the Shanghai Chamber Music Lovers & Shanghai Conservatory’s Atelier of Chamber Music for an afternoon of music with the Ensemble Les Amis performing Adolf Sandberger, Oscar Fuchs & Carl Reinecke.
Entry fee: 75 rmb, includes a drink / students: 20 rmb // Starts at 4 p.m. // Reserve a seat at: 21 6350 9988 // 7F, No.5 The Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
Days of Being Little Kings Documentary @ The Apartment
“Days of Being Little Kings” takes on a story about rural China: three kids, who lost their father in their childhood and lived with their mother in a small village, bullied by a bunch of neighborhood boys every day. The elder brother among the three kids is leading his sister and little brother to fight back and to try to protect the whole family.
Free attendance // between 4.30 – 7.00 p.m. // 3F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
UNKNOWN PLEASURES— A Joy Division Celebration From Peter Hook & The Light @ MAO Livehouse
Tickets: Advance 280 RMB/Door 360 RMB/VIP 580 RMB // Starts at 8 p.m. // 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu
And here’s something you can miss this weekend: Bharti Kher’s Misdemeanours Exhibition @ Rockbund Art Museum. Because here’s the great news: the exhibition got extended until April 20. The accompanying education programs will also continue through the extension period, including Curator Tours and talks. Make sure you see this!
And if that’s not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
By Andreea Dragut