Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Urban Siesta @ One Gallery
One Gallery presents Urban Siesta, a new exhibition by photographer/architect Sebastian Correa. He has been photographing people on the streets of Shanghai as they take sporadic naps in public places and it aims to represent migrant workers as the engine of “the city that never sleeps”.
NO COVER // 6 PM – 9.30 PM
Room 201, Bldg 5, 831 Jiangning Lu, near Puji Lu // 江宁路831号5号楼201室, 近普济路
The Snow Queen @ Anken Green Rooftop Theatre
Theatre Anon presents Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen’, a fairytale in three stories about Gerda’s quest north to free her friend Kay from the evil Snow Queen. There are evening performances from Thursday to Saturday and matinee shows at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, tickets can be purchased at Cottons, Hunan House, Cambio Coffee or online at Weidian.
180 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) // 8 PM
668 Huai An Lu, near Xi Suzhou Lu // 淮安路668号, 近西苏州路
Matt Davis @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Kung Fu Komedy Club presents stand up comedy with Matt Davis (“Not for the easily offended!”). KFK battens the hatches for two-nights of dark and dirty humour, Matt Davis follows the philosophy “nothing is sacred…nothing is safe”.
100 RMB (pre-sale) 150 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
4/F 1 Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road, Xuhui District // 徐汇区襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
Brit Rock Junkies @ Yuyintang
Yuyintang hosts a night of British rock music with the Blue Magpie band and Life Line all the way from Blighty. There are 3 other local bands on the bill, 3-man band Plastic Chocolate, duet Salome and solo performer Zhao Yanying.
50 RMB // 9 PM
851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Push & Pull @ Dada
Dada’s ‘Push & Pull’ features DJs Alta and Naaah playing garage, grime, bassline, UK funky, club trax, gqom and more. If you’re looking for a dark and debaucherous dive bar, which condones crowd surfing and dancing on top of speakers, head down to Dada.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Last Man Standing part 2 @ The Mansion
The Mansion houses 5 DJs for the 2nd edition of ‘Last Man Standing’ featuring Silicone Noise, Rainbow, Henjolo, Ivan Barbero, Edison and Thomas Fytoso. Last year’s mayhem got Henjolo deported from the PRC, but the badass is back for more.
100 RMB (incl. 5 drinks) // 10 PM
Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
Medeli Festival @ MAO Livehouse
Medeli Festival runs all day at MAO Livehouse featuring headliners ‘Must Be Red’ and ‘Mamahuhu’. The poster totes a lineup of 9 bands, including ‘Big Fresh’ (大新鲜) and ‘Day Dream’ (空想家), and it’s free entry all day.
FREE ENTRY // 2.30 PM
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
In the Flesh V: Realm @ Minsheng Art Museum
Minsheng stages ‘Realm’, a new performing arts installation from the ‘In the Flesh V’ series. Abstract states of mind, modes of being, agency, and subjection are all represented in dreamscapes of live dance and digital media.
RSVP // 7 PM – 8 PM
Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu // 淮海西路570号 F座
Zmack: Yinyang Alley @ Shanghai Comedy Club
The Zmack Family presents Yinyang Alley at Shanghai Comedy Club, Zmack’s newest improvised comedy group. Zmack invites us to throw ideas at them and see what the satyrs come up with in response.
60 RMB (incl. 1 drink) // 6.30 PM
5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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[Banner features Violet Mount and Richard Bochniak in Theatre Anon’s ‘The Snow Queen’, photo by Joshua Tintner]