FRIDAY, JUNE 20
Fête de la Musique @ all around town
Celebrating its 5th edition in Shanghai this year, the French “Fête de la Musique” marks the midsummer weekend with a series of free musical acts and joie de vivre.
For three days, classical music, jazz, rock&roll, electro-pop, folk and DJ sets will be heard blaring from from all directions across Shanghai. IAM, Deluxe and BatPointG flew over from France for the occasion, supported by the French Embassy and the Alliance Française. All shows are free and open to everyone.
Read our feature about the event for more details.
Free entry // June 20 – 22, different hours // multiple locations across town
The Learned Ladies by Molière @ The Pearl Theatre
East West Theatre brings us “The Learned Ladies”, a reinterpretation of the play with the same name by Molière, running for 5 nights at The Pearl Theatre, until Sunday.
Long story short: Too much learning can be a ridiculous thing! Henriette wishes to marry Clitandre, and her father approves. However, her mother, the intellectual Philaminte, has another suitor in mind – the pretentious and pompous poet Trissotin! Add into this mix a jealous sister, a libidinous aunt, and a pedantic scholar, and you get Molière’s outrageous comedy of domestic bliss and intellectual chaos.
Bookings and enquiries: [email protected], 15821435650, www.eastwesttheatre.com. Read more here.
Tickets: 150 RMB in advance, 200 RMB on the door // June 18 – June 22 / starts at 8.00 p.m. // The Pearl – 471 Zhapu Lu near Wujin Lu | 虹口区
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
PS I Love Art @ Anken Green
Saturdays are for fun and parties (not that any day shouldn’t be) and P.S. I Love Art promises just that with art, music, party, food and drinks. Best of all, it’s happening on a rooftop!
What is P.S I Love Art, you might ask? Well, essentially it’s “6 artists from different backgrounds gathering in Shanghai to showcase their latest works inspired by the city”. But we met Christina Suen, one of the artists behind the event, who gave us the full rundown
Find more details and the artists’ descriptions in our interview with Christina Suen, one of the event organisers.
Saturday, June 21 // Free entry // from 4.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. // Anken Green / Rooftop – 6/F, 668 Huai’an Road, near W. Suzhou Creek Road | 淮安路668号6楼 靠近西苏州河路
Ruijin Cajun BBQ Pool Party @ The Mansion
Ruijin Cajun will be hosting a BBQ pool party on Saturday at The Mansion; they have a nice pool with a basketball hoop, a fake beach, a tree house, a full wet bar cabana, and a very nice grill, which we will be used to fire up their infamous Swamp Dogs, Mouflette Dogs, Cajun Kebabs, and veggie burgers. For side dishes they’ll have an all-new completely vegetarian Red Beans and Rice recipe as well as some traditional sides with a Cajun twist (think potato salad and coleslaw). Back by popular demand will be their game-ending Hurricanes and Hand Grenades, so put on your drinking hats.
Free entry // starts at noon – 10.00 p.m. // The Mansion – 851 Hongjing Lu, near Hongqiao Lu, Changning district | 长宁区虹井路851号皇朝别墅B-18, 近延安西路
Tamas Wells 2014 China Tour Shanghai Live @ MAO Livehouse
More details here.
Tickets: Advance 120 RMB / Door 150 RMB / Zaoniao 100 RMB (Limited 50) // starts at 8:00 p.m. // 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
White Night @ The Bund
To celebrate the first day of Summer, this Saturday, Shanghai’s most popular Bund venues come together to bring you a night of sheer class – White Night on the Bund!
The festivities begin with dinners, if you’re dressed in WHITE with a reservation, you’d enjoy special offers at your favourite restaurants, from Mercato to El Willy, Goodfellas to Mr&Mrs Bund… add some especially crafted sips and bites from Unico and a fun cruise to ensue through the evening.
For the grand finale, the white wave will break on Bar Rouge’s terrace with an over-the-top celebration with pole dancers, performers and flowless champagne. Join us for an ever-refreshing night! Dress Code: White ONLY
Entry: 100RMB // from 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. // Bar Rouge – 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu | 中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
Shanghai International Film Festival Closing Party @ M1NT
Reservation Highly Recommended at: 021-63912811 / [email protected]
Reservation only // starts at 9.00 p.m. // M1NT – 24F 318 Fuzhou Road, near Shandong Road | 黄浦区福州路318号,近山东路
By Andreea Dragut