Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Broken Bones & Bruises: An Occasional Mess of Moving Parts @ Island6 ShGarden
This newly opened exhibition explores the resilience of the human body, or as they like to call it: “Beautiful, broken, lucky, curious, freakish, greasy tower of bones.” On until June 18. Read more about the exhibit here.
Free // 10:00 – 19:00 (Daily)
Building 7 50 Moganshan Road near Changhua Road // 六号岛艺术中心, 莫干山路50号7号底楼 近昌化路
Rembrandt and his time @ Long Museum
Long Museum and Sotheby’s present a private collection of drawings by Rembrandt and a few of his contemporary works: Rembrandt and his Time. They present an overview of 17th century life and culture in Holland by showing 81 works by non other than Jacob van Ruisdael, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan van Goyen and Rembrandt himself. On until May 10. Find out more here.
50 RMB // 10:00 – 17:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
3398 Longteng Avenue near Fenglin Road // 龙腾大道3398号
Studio 191 City-Wide Photo Collective Party @ Factory 5
The photography group Studio 191 host a photo party at the Factory 5 bike workshop. The theme? You guessed it: cycling. Every month Studio 191 chooses a new venue and theme, ask people to send in photos that fit the theme, and have a DIY exhibition at the venue. More info here.
Free // 21:00
667 Changhua Road near Anyuan Road / 昌化路667号, 近安远路
Paranoid Park vol.2 @ Yuncai Cafe
Situated in Jing’an’s Changshou park, Yuncai Cafe has indoor and outdoor seating with lots of trees surrounding the place. Let’s hope this good weather stay’s! This Friday they’re hosting DJ MIIIA, Jay D, and Finascia who will be playing house.
30 RMB // 21:00
260 Changshou Road near Xikang Road // 长寿路260号, 近西康路
The Bees Knees: Doorly @ Lola
Mau Mau and the Bees Knees bring in Doorly from the UK, who plays on four-decks with a lot of technical wizardry. He has done official remixes for Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, Basement Jaxx, and The Prodigy, who he toured with in 2010. Not too shady. Support from Mau Mau, Teasy, and VJNY.
100 RMB (includes a drink) // 22:00
Surpass Court Building 4 570 Yongjia Road near Yueyang Road // 永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路
Wooozy Offline x Space Debris Committee: DJ Nobu @ The Shelter
Chinese music streamer Wooozy and the Space Debris Committee bring in Japanese DJ Nobu. He runs a club night and label called Terror Sound in his hometown Chiba. He’ll be playing abstract techno and dancefloor bangers and will be supported by Jackie, sleepless, Microlab and Ginga throughout the night. Find out more here.
60 RMB // 22:00
Basement of 5 Yongfu Road near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
Lose Your Face 2 Year Anniversary @ URVC
The Lose Your Face crew celebrates its two year anniversary at vinyl bar URVC this Friday. Expect heavy bass and jackin’ house by Jode, Beardslap and Jane Siesta all night long. Show also broadcasts live at udancecn.
Free // 22:00
999 Xikang Road near Anyuan Road // 西康路999号, 近安远路
Baguettes & Fourchettes Volume 2 @ Magnolia Book Fair
Charity A Pleines Mains has published another Baguettes & Fourchettes cookbook with 150 new delicious, easy and trilingual recipes. Contribute to their goal to help people in need in China and check them out at the Magnolia Book Fair near People’s Square. Might as well do some book browsing while you’re there! Find out more about A Pleines Mains here.
Free // 10:00 – 17:00
Magnolia Kindergarten, 57 Jiang Yin Road near North Huangpi Road // 江阴路57号，靠近黄陂北路
Charity Link Spring Volunteer Fair @ Melange Oasis
If you’re looking to meet some charities and do some volunteer work, but are not sure what’s out there, this is a good place to network and get more info. About a dozen charities will be at the Spring Volunteer Fair. Previous attendees include Stepping Stones, Shanghai Riding for the Disabled, Heart to Heart Xinxing Aid for Street Kids, Lifeline Shanghai, Centre for Spiritual Living, HeArts, Shanghai Charity Explorer. Plus, Melange Oasis is offering discounts on food and beverages. Find out more about Charity Link here.
Free // 14:00 – 16:00
Jiashan Market No. 37 Lane 550 South Shanxi Road near Shaoxing Road // 陕西南路550弄37号, 近绍兴路
Opening: Tao Hui: 1 Character & 7 Materials @ Aike Dellarco
Check out Chongqing-born artist Tao Hui’s latest works at Aike Dellarco’s opening exhibition. His new work is an experimental challenge on the linear narrative that is usually applied to video art. The exhibition combines a sound installation and video installation. Although the two are separate pieces of art, they are in dialogue with each other. Tao’s aim is to provide another layer of understanding and emotional involvement. Concerned with issues of identity, gender, ethnicity, and traditional culture, Tao incorporates folk art and classical literature to construct absurd scenes of displacement and sorrow. On until May 18. Find out more about the exhibition here.
Free // 17:00 – 20:00 (Open daily 10:00 – 18:00)
2/F Building 1 50 Moganshan Road near Aomen Road // 莫干山路50号1号楼2楼, 近澳门路
Sleepmakeswaves @ Mao Livehouse
Mao Livehouse and New Noise’s collaboration has brought Shanghai another post-rock booking for those who like spacing out and imagining shapes. They booked Sydney band Sleepmakeswaves. Check them out here. They’ve toured with bands like Tortoise, Mono, and 65daysofstatic. Get your pre-sale tickets here or check out Mao Livehouse for more information.
80 (pre-sale) – 120 RMB // 21:00
3/F 308 South Chongqing Road near Jianguo Middle Road // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Super Queeroes Night @ Lucca
Cafe and lounge Lucca hosts queer super hero party Super Queeroes. Dress up like a Super Hero and get in for free. Not feeling the tight leggings and cape look? Pay 60 RMB and get a drink on the house.
Free (dress up) – 60 RMB (includes a drink) // 21:00
390 Panyu Road near Fahuazhen Road // 番禺路390号, 法华镇路
Party Of The Dammed @ Inferno
Metal bar Inferno hosts Italian rockers BordHell this Saturday. Support acts are thrash / black metal bands The Hammer and One More Shot.
30 RMB // 22:00
Bund Square Unit 6-103 1/F 658 Dapu Road near Longhua Dong Road // 打浦路658号1楼,
Opening: Inside Rolls Royce @ M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum
Check out the opening of this exhibition where art meets luxury. M21 says it’s a multi-sensory journey through the engineering, design, and craftsmanship behind the car coveted by many, and driven by a few. Only runs from April 19-23. Find out more here.
Free // 10:00 – 18:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
1929 Expo Avenue near Tangzijing Road // 世博大道1929号
Shanghai International Family Soccer League @ Shanghai International Family Club
Join the Shanghai International Family Club for their competition day for a day filled with soccer matches, a special goalkeeper competition, ballon d’or competition and other fun family games. Registration ends April 17th at Amber Montessori School (1101 Wu Ding Road) or call 021 523 597 22. Find out more here.
Free // 10:00 – 12:00
888 Changping Road near Jiaozhou Road // 昌平路888号 近胶州路
Spanish Food and Wine Fiesta: Feria de Abril @ Elefante
Spanish restaurant Elefante celebrates spring with their third annual Feria de Abril. There are various food stations throughout the restaurant and outside on the patio. Expect live music and lucky draws. As it is a Spanish party after all, you’ll find this one gets a little hot blooded as the day goes on. Find out more here.
200 (pre-sale at Elefante) – 300 RMB (includes 10 tickets for tapas and drinks) // 12:00 – 24:00
20 Donghu Road near Huaihai Road // 东湖路20号, 近淮海路
Wasabi Challenge @ The Rooster
The Rooster hosts Heart to Heart children’s charity eating contest. A 100 RMB donation will get you a spot in the competition as well as a pint of craft beer from Baird Brewing. Get your friends to donate for each wasabi roll you manage to scoff down or (if you just can’t handle the green stuff) help by sponsoring a friend. The winner receives a six pack of Baird Beers. Find out more about Heart to Heart here.
Free to watch – 100 RMB to enter // 16:00
51 Yongkang Road near Xiangyang Road // 永康路51号，近襄阳路
Daily Vinyl Day Vol. 3: Family Day @ On Stage
Another one of Daily Vinyl’s bi-monthly record party’s. They’ll have records for sale, lots of all-vinyl DJ sets, interactive art like a drawing contest, and more. It’s family friendly and will have some Chinese record diggers searching for rare children’s records. You’re welcome to sell and play your own records. Music by DJ’s Endy, Magnum, Alta, Ollo-MaM and guest band the Little Happiness Trio.
Free // 14:00 – 21:00
A2, Lane 570, West Huaihai Road near Hongqiao Road // 淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥
Showgirl DIY by Anna Fur Laxis @ TangoGo Shanghai
[Image via www.annafurlaxis.com]
Do-it-yourself showgirl classes by the international award winning burlesque headliner Anna Fur Laxis herself. Learn all the showgirl secrets you’ve always wanted to know and use it to spice up your (future) performance, or to simply get creative yourself. You don’t need any prior experience to join in on the fun. There’s two parts you can participate in: the Burlesque/Vintage inspired hair & make up workshop from 1 – 3 PM or the Make a Shimmy Costume workshop from 3 – 5 PM. You’ll need to bring some of your own make-up and clothes, so be sure to RSVP and get all the details via [email protected] or their We Chat: ZoukShanghai. Limited spots available, so make sure to sign up in time, or buy tickets at the door. Find out more here.
400 RMB (one workshop) – 700 RMB (both workshops)// 13:00 – 17:00
Room 406 4/F Building 2, 500 South Rui Jin Road near Xie Tu Road // 瑞金南路 500号， 2号楼4楼406号
Kia World Extreme Games 2015 Short Video Contest @ miaopa app
Do you have a talent for making short video’s and a passion for extreme sports? Join the Kia World Extreme Games 2015 Short Video Contest before April 26 and get awarded a medal at the KIC Jiangwan Stadium if yours is the most popular clip. Just upload the video and add #superWEG. The theme? Extreme Sports. The winner is decided according to the creativity and the popularity of the video clip.Find out more about the event itself here.
Free to enter // Until April 26
Miaopa App #superWEG
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Evelien van der Veer