FRIDAY, MAY 23
Shanghai Beer Week start @ Shiliupu Wharf
Usher in Shanghai Beer Week 2014 by joining the annual Kick-off Brew Cruise Party, where 600-people cruise the Huangpu through Shanghai whilst getting sauced off their asses on 15 types of free-flow suds. What could be better? Best of all, Boxing Cat brewmaster, Michael Jordan and friends will be launching a Triple India Pale Ale, which clocks in at a whopping 9.5%+ ABV (also free-flow). Beers provided by Boxing Cat, Dr. Beer, and Shanghai brewery. Beats provided by top DJs.
Tickets: 400RMB // starts at 6:30pm // Shiliupu Wharf – 531 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Dongmen Lu | 中山东二路531号, 近东门路
From May 23-June 1 is Shanghai Beer Week, meaning various restaurants around town will be hosting a variety of beer deals and events! Our food/drink editor, Ben has extracted the sugar from the mash to bring you the best of the booze-fest! Make the best of the Shanghai Beer Week with this guide.
Friend or Foe live @ Yuyintang
Shanghai-based rockers release their new album, “Deviant Desires”, with support from Round Eye and Naohai and visuals from Tina Sprinkles. The first 100 to arrive will receive a CD.
Tickets: 40 RMB // Starts at 9.00 p.m. // Yuyintang – 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu,Changning district|长宁区凯旋 路851号, 近延安西路
SATURDAY, MAY 24
Electric Circus @ Pudong Exhibition Center
We have already told you all you need to know about Electric Circus Music Festival taking place on Saturday, May 24, at the Pudong Exhibition Center in Pudong. Join the biggest and the first indoor electronic music festival in China for a day/night of electrifying beats by legendary DJs coming from all over the world: Roger Sanchez (US), Swanky Tunes (RU), Surkin (FR), Conrank (CN) and many other international and local acts. Find the full festival schedule, interviews with the artists and other essential information here.
Tickets: 250 RMB presale (includes one drink) / 400 RMB at the door (includes one drink) / VIP tables info: [email protected] | +86 152.0190.3569 // From 4.00 p.m. – 1.00 a.m. // Pudong Exhibition Center |上海浦东展览馆 – 201 He Huan Lu near Yi Chun Lu |浦东新区合欢路201号，靠近迎春路
Who’s Line is it Anyway? @ Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai
Featuring the legendary comic talents of the UK’s Andy Smart, Stephen Frost, Steven Steen & Ian Coppinger. More info here. http://www.punchlinecomedy.com/shanghai/ Reservations via [email protected] or call +86 21-6169 8886.
Tickets: 290 RMB // Starts at 8.00 p.m. – 10.00. p.m. // Kerry Hotel Pudong – 2nd Floor , Blossoms 1388 Huamu Lu , Pudong |花木路1388号嘉丽大酒店2层
Subtitles Exhibition Opening @ Art Labor
French born, Shanghai based artist and photographer Eric Leleu presents his new exhibition, SUBTITLES opening on Saturday May 24 and going until June 26 at Art Labor Gallery. The exhibition features 3 “chapters” of government style propaganda banners, utilizing the artist’s and some other notable souls’, inspirational commentary in big block style Chinese text for both comic and motivational effect. Eric’s latest show at Art Labor got him a PHOTO magazine Grand Prix for 2010, so you can be sure that this show surpasses the last in both effort and creative initiative!
Free entry // Starts at 4.00 p.m. // Art Labor Gallery – Room 411, Bldg. 4, 570 Yongjia Lu | 永嘉路570号4号楼411室
M Talk: Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State @ M on the Bund
At the end of the Second World War, it was clear that business as usual in colonized Africa would not resume. Frederick Cooper, professor at NYU, revisits a history in which Africans were both empire-builders and the objects of colonization, and participants in the events that gave rise to global capitalism.
Cooper asks why they ultimately followed the one that led to the nation-state, a political form whose limitations and dangers were recognized by influential Africans at the time and integrates Africa’s experience into the mainstream of global affairs.
Entry: 75 RMB – includes a drink / students 20 RMB // Starts at 4.00 p.m. // Reservations required: (86-21) 6350 9988, or click here. // M on the Bund – 7/F, No.5 The Bund, near Guangdong Lu | 中国上海市外滩广东路20号7楼 邮编
SATURDAY, MAY 24 – SUNDAY, MAY 25
Dreams Flea Market @ Xintiandi Style
The Dreams Flea Market spring edition happens at Xintiandi Style shopping mall and showcases the usual vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry .
Free Entry // starts at 12.00 – 6.00 p.m. // Xintiandi Style – Xintiandi Style, 245 Madang Lu, near Fuxing Lu, Huangpu district | 卢湾区马当路474号, 近复兴中路
SUNDAY, MAY 25
Organic Farm Tour @ Biofarm
Sprout Lifestyle is doing the monthly trip to Biofarm Shanghai. This means there is a tour of the farm, farmers market and family activities and celebrations planned for the day. A healthy vegetarian lunch is also available. You must RSVP at [email protected]
Entry fee: 30 RMB (farm entrance fee) / optional bus is available from the metro station for 30 RMB with the group, but you must RSVP for this ahead of time: [email protected] // Starts at 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. // Sprout Lifestyle – Surpass Court, Unit 412, G/F, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu |永嘉路570号底楼412室, 近岳阳路
Crystal Chamber Music: Yue Quartet @ M on the Bund
The Yue String Quartet performs a programme of Dvorak & Brahms. See the program here. Reservations required: (86-21) 6350 9988, or click here.
Tickets: 75 RMB – includes a drink / students 20 RMB // Starts at 4.00 p.m. // M on the Bund – 7/F, No.5 The Bund, near Guangdong Lu | 中国上海市外滩广东路20号7楼 邮编
By Andreea Dragut
[Photo Eric Leleu]