MONDAY, MAY 19
Li Xiaochuan album release @ JZ Club
Li Xiaochuan launches his new album “The New Age” at JJZ Club. He plays the trumpet, Bai Tian plays piano, Danny Zanker bass, and Chris Trzcinski drums.
Free entry // Starts at 9.30 p.m. // JZ Club – 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu |复兴路46号, 近永福路
TUESDAY, MAY 20
CHILDREN OF BODOM China Tour Shanghai Live @ MAO Livehouse
CHILDREN OF BODOM from Finland play death metal softened by symphonic and jazz influences. They return to China on their 2014 tour.
More details here.
Tickets: Advance 380 RMB / Door 480 RMB // Starts at 8:00 pm // MAO Livehouse – 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu, Huangpu district | 黄浦区重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
No Lights, No Lycra @ Basement 6 Collective
Your perfect middle-of-the-week fix comes from the Basement 6 Collective underground. Unleash your wildest dance moves and feed on the energy given by a room full of people swinging in pitch dark.
Free entry // doors open at 7:30 p.m., lights off at 8:0 0p.m. // Basement 6 Collective – Building 6 basement, 1643 Huashan Lu, near HuaiHai Zhong Lu|华山路1643号6号楼地下室, 近淮海中路
West In East – Photography and Jade exhibition @ Xing Guang Photographic Equipment Market
An exhibition that reframes the way you look at your own backyard. American photographer and filmmaker, G.S. Broz, and English jade carver, Andrew Shaw have spent a combined 12 years in China and have put together a show to say thank you for the warm welcome they have been given by the world’s oldest civilization.
Their joint exhibition of video, photography and jade presents a unique view on China from two Westerners who have immersed themselves in the culture of their adopted home. They’ve carved out a niche for themselves here and have paired their Chinese experience with a Western lens. The centerpiece of the exhibition is G.S. Broz’ documentary, Ban Men Nong Fu which features Andrew Shaw carving jade and selling his wares in a temple market to Chinese people.
Music selections by Laura Ingalls. Free entry, works are for sale.
Andrew Shaw gave up his job as a BBC reporter to live in China and follow his dream to carve jade. He creates modern, abstract designs in his studio in Suzhou but gives them meaning by marrying them to Chinese idiom.
G.S. Broz came to Shanghai to seek new opportunities as a filmmaker and in the process discovered photography. He uses celluloid to capture a view of the Shanghai he has come to know and love but one with its own distinct accent.
Show runs from May 21 – June 1, soft opening on May 21, official opening party May 24 from 2.00 -5.00 p.m. // Xing Guang Photographic Equipment Market – Building A, Floor 7 gallery space, 300 Luban Lu, near Xietu Lu | A区，7楼鲁班路300号,近斜土路
THURSDAY, MAY 22
SELF Premiere @ Strictly Designers United
Self’ is a one-woman show about trust, friendship and betrayal on an online platform called ‘Social’. It will be the first smartphone-complemented theatre presentation in China, written by Christy Shapiro and Michael Beets. The audience’s smartphone device is an integral part of the show and its story.
Michael Beets is a film and theatre director based in Shanghai, China. His 7 years in filmmaking has seen Michael work as a director, cameraman, and editor in a variety of projects including feature film, TVCs, television, documentaries, and his own personal film and theatre projects.
His interest in merging media to create a bold new narrative delivery have shaped his past productions of Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ and his stage adaptation of ‘Interview’ by Theo Van Gogh. In 2013, Michael was approached by Sundance to pitch for their invite only New Frontier Story Labs for his upcoming transmedia project ‘Champions Eat Eggplant’. Beets enjoys growing with technology and seeing how traditional storytelling can be converged with new media.
Read more about the play in an interview we did with it’s creator, Michael Beets.
Tickets: 200 RMB (presale) – call: +86 18202164553 / e-mail: [email protected] / pick up at Kommune (210 Taikang road, No.7 Room 5) / May 22 – June 8 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), starts at 8.00 p.m. // Strictly Designers United – 55A Fuxing Rd, Near Zhong Shan Nan Road, Near Cool Docks |黄浦区复兴东路55号, 近中山南路
XIAO MAO – Alternative Acoustic Concert @ MAO Livehouse
Lineup: Ding Enhao and Ling Jie.
Tickets details here.
Minimum charge 20 RMB // Starts 8:00pm // MAO Livehouse – 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu, Huangpu district | 黄浦区重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
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By Andreea Dragut
[Photo – “SELF” via Michael Beets]