TUESDAY, JUNE 10
YAZZEN @ Basement6 Collective
Yassen Vasilev is a poet, performer and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel’s first writer in residency. There he has met Swedish musician Christian Berg and they’ve been making magic. Yassen contributes the performance element, spoken word and reading. Alongside him, Christian performs experimental noise. Of the synthpop band, KITE this Swede knows his way around “electronic computer machine stuff”.
Yassen and Christian will give us YAZZEN – a collaboration between Bulgarian playwright/poet Yasen Vasilev and Swedish musician Christian Berg (KITE). It is an intense improvisational 20-minute spoken word performance combining original contemporary poetry in Bulgarian with noise created live at place. Thus, with the audience not really understanding the language the focus is moved from meaning to sound and words start to have almost ritual functions.
Join the experiment!
As usual, super open, super free but you need to RSVP as space will be very limited. (Write YAZZEN to [email protected]) // starts at 8.00 p.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
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11
Hang Out @ DADA
The guys at DADA have re-branded the Night Market into something with a more social / community focus, organized along Creative Collective. Last time we had a surprise swing dance flash mob, who knows what’s in store for this night! Includes the usual fashion and food pop-up stops. Enjoy a fun, casual, social night out, having a bite from their rotating mix of pop-up food vendors, while checking out an eclectic taste of Shanghai’s creatives, crafts makers, and designers.
Free Entry // Starts at 8.00 p.m. // DADA – 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu |长宁区幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Opening Night “Artists Always Get Paid Last” @ island6 Bund
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the artist always gets paid last. Slippery escapologists, highway robbers with silver tongues and pirates in Italian suits abound in the art world. Adrift in the endless sea of excuses, the artists behind the Liu Dao collective have heard them all. Join them for The Artist Always Gets Paid Last, the collectives 67th exhibition @ island6 Bund. New multimedia artwork, libations and canapés. Exhibition hours: daily from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Info: +86 (0)21 6333 8283 / contact[at]island6.org.
Free entry // starts at 7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. // island6 Bund – 17 Fuzhou Lu, G/F, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu |黄浦区福州路17号 (近中山东一路)
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
Shanghai PRIDE Story-Telling ‘Awkward’ @ 390 Shanghai
This is one of the pre-PRIDE events for this year’s edition. More PRIDE 2014 events here.
Free entry // from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. // 390 Panyu Road (near Fahuazhen Road), Changning District | 长宁区番禺路390号, 近法华镇路
ManChu Records Night @ DADA
Veteran DJ on the scene, DJ Chewie, has a new record label called ManChu, and this night will feature the sounds and styles of his vision — tech and deep house grooves.
Free entry // Starts at 10.00 p.m. // DADA – 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu |长宁区幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Gossip Ladies Night ‘Little Black Dress’ @ The Apartment
The Apartment turns 4 this weekend and they have prepared a series of parties to celebrate the milestone. To hold you over, join their pre-anniversary party Gossip Ladies Night ‘Little Black Dress’ edition. Dress up for the occasion in a true lady style: little black dress & heels do it every time. As usual, girls get free flow Sparkling Wine & special Cocktails from 9pm-Midnight.
Free entry // starts at 9.00 p.m. // The Apartment – Third Floor, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu, Xu | 徐汇区永福路47号3楼, 复兴西路
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
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By Andreea Dragut
[Photo via Basement6 Collective]