Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Craft 5th Anniversary Weekend
Happy 5th birthday to Craft! The vodka bar celebrates in style with two massive parties this weekend and f***loads of DJs!!Friday night’s lineup features DJs Beaten Space Probe, Lindberg, Nik Hilp, The Brotherhood, Perseau and special guests. Saturday night brings a live set by Velvet Robot, Lucy, Tobias Patrick, Tommy Badshoes, Les Rossignols and Perseau.
DRINKS: ¥50 buy-one-get-one-free beers, cocktails and mixed drinks from 9pm to 11pm, then ¥50 Moscow Mules and mixed drinks from 11pm to 1am. Plus bottles of vodka and gin with mixers ¥600, champagne Moet ¥700.
NO COVER // 9 PM – LATE
Floor 2, 7 Donghu Road, near Huaihai Road (down the alley to the left of Donghu Hotel) // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号, 近淮海路
“The cheese is on me” @ Le Bordelais on the Bund
Satisfy your deepest desires for cheese at Le Bordelais on the Bund. A huge selection of cheeses are offered free-of-charge, on the house, you just pay for the wine! Choose from over 70 bottles of wine from the Bordelais cellars, bottles starting from ¥198. See the wine list.
RESERVATIONS: online or telephone (6333-9156)
NO COVER // 7.30 PM – LATE
99 East Beijing Road, near East Zhongshan 1 Road // 北京东路99号, 益丰外滩源, 近中山东一路
Quinn Dahle @ Kung Fu Komedy
Quinn Dahle tours Kung Fu Komedy this week. Arguably the greatest short-form joke writer of today, the show centres around his latino wife. His jokes will catch you off guard like being fined for riding an unlicensed electric scooter!
200 RMB // 8.30 PM (Also Saturday, 8pm & 10pm)
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
Get tickets for Quinn Dahle at Kung Fu Komedy
|Presale||Friday May 20, 8.30 PM||¥170.00|
|Presale||Saturday May 21, 8 PM||¥170.00|
|Presale||Saturday May 21, 10 PM||¥170.00|
|Group of 8||Friday May 20, 8.30 PM||¥1190.00|
|Group of 8||Saturday May 21, 8 PM||¥1190.00|
|Group of 8||Saturday May 21, 10 PM||¥1190.00|
|Day of show||Friday May 20, 8.30 PM||¥200.00|
|Day of show||Saturday May 21, 8 PM||¥200.00|
|Day of show||Saturday May 21, 10 PM||¥200.00|
World Whisky Day @ Long Bar (Waldorf Astoria)
Long Bar celebrates World Whisky Day with a week of whisky specials. The highlight will be on May 23rd when the author of the world’s leading whisky guide, Jim Murray, conducts two master classes.
NO COVER // 4 PM – LATE
Lobby, 2 East Zhongshan 1 Road, near Guangdong Road // 中山东一路2号, 近广东路, 上海外滩华尔道夫酒店
Shanghai PRIDE: Rainbow Bike Ride @ Brownstone
Shanghai PRIDE’s rainbow bike ride illuminates the evening at Brownstone, racing in from every corner of downtown Shanghai. Multi-colored teams race to the bar to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, carrying the rainbow flag. For more details and to signup, follow Shanghai-PRIDE on WeChat.
100 RMB (min. donation) // 8 PM
Yongjia Court, 570 Yongjia Road // 永嘉路570号永嘉廷
ASIAN DOPE BOYS: House of Drama @ Arkham
Experience the freakishly wonderful world of Asian Dope Boys’ House of Drama at Arkham. Parisian House of Drama dance company, Butoh performer NSDOS, French hiphop DJ Nodey and Beijing’s Shackup all make appearances. Also, on Sunday Asian Dope Boys co-creator Chen Tianzhuo opens an exhibition at K11, look out for that.
100 RMB // 10 PM
1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu // 乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路
LOHAUS: Library Project charity book swap @ Cambio Coffee
Do you have old books you’d like to swap for new ones, or want to donate books to support a worthy cause? Head to Cambio Coffee and participate in the LOHAUS book reuse initiative. You can exchange your good quality books for ones from the collection at a ratio of two for one, you can also buy books from the collection at prices of 5 – 40 RMB, or you can just donate your books to The Library Project, which supply children’s libraries in rural China.
NO COVER // 10 AM – 2 PM
280 Aomen Road, near Changhua Road // 澳门路280号, 近昌化路
Split Works: Damien Rice @ Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
Damien Rice woos Shanghai with his brittle, raw music at Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Playing two shows in one day, you’re more likely to find tickets for the 3pm performance.
80 RMB – 680 RMB // 3 PM & 8 PM
1380 Middle Fuxing Road, near Baoqing Road // 复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路, 上海交响乐团音乐厅
‘Journey’ exhibition opening @ AM Art Space
AM Art Space opens a new exhibition, curated by Lu Jing, featuring the works of 6 artists from France and China. Check out the artworks on show, sip on a glass of wine and be a dandy for the afternoon.
NO COVER // 4 PM
50B Fengxian Road // 奉贤路50号B
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Have a great weekend Shanghaiists!