Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Fresh Art, DJs and Drinks Specials @ Craft
Craft parties hard for the opening of its new art exhibition, Emerging Property by S. Caulier, with drinks specials until 11pm – all cocktails ¥50, beers and house wine ¥35. On the decks from 9pm, an all new fleet of Craft house DJs, plus Perseau and Les Rosignols. Caution, all cocktails in the vodka bar are pretty strong!
NO COVER // 9 PM
Floor 2, 7 Donghu Road (alley to the left of Donghu Hotel) // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号2楼
IPWS Leadership Summit @ Shook
The Women Leadership Awards 2016 previews in Shanghai at Shook, on the Swatch Art Peace Hotel rooftop terrace. Connect with Shanghai’s leading women, learn how more women can reach the top and embrace change in the business world.
350 RMB (IPWS members) 450 RMB (non-members) // 1 PM – 6 PM
5-6 Floor, 23 East Nanjing Road,near East Zhongshan 1 Road // 南京东路23号5－6楼, 近中山东一路
Yes! Brew! Craft beer competition @ Jinjiang Action Park
All-you-can-drink craft beer for just ¥80 at Jinjiang Action Park, with Shanghai’s biggest beer wall, beer run, soccer, Taiwan-style night market and flamenco dancers all weekend. Shame the weather doesn’t look great this weekend, but doubtless the Yes! Brew! Craft beer competition will be bustling with action.
80 RMB (presale) 100 RMB (door) // 5 PM – 10 PM (Fri-Sun)
201 Hongmei Road, near Humin Elevated Road // 虹梅路201号 锦江乐园, 近沪闵高架
MADNESS 1 Year Anniversary @ The Place
Shanghai Creative Collective holds its biggest-ever MADNESS creative talk show at The Place, “Introducing SH as a creative force to the world”. The talk show is led by 4 speakers, fashion designers, a social networking wizard and a fine artist, then there is opportunity to network and mingle with some yummy Scandinavian and Xibei food. The aim of SCC’s MADNESS event is to exchange ideas and generate crossovers between creative industries. Read Shanghaiist’s full preview.
150 RMB (WeChat RSVP) 200 RMB (door) // 7.30 PM – 10 PM
457 Jumen Road, Rooftop, Bridge 8 Phase IV // 局门路457号8号桥4期天台
Twelfth Night @ Black Box (Shanghai Theatre Academy)
International students of Shanghai Theatre Academy perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Black Box Theatre. Entry is free, there’s English subtitles, and it looks like a modern production so don’t go expecting all the “art thous” and what not.
NO COVER // 7.45 PM
Floor 4, Red Building, 630 Huashan Road, near Yanan Road // 华山路630号, 红楼4层, 近延安路
Twisted Carousel presents ‘Heroes’ @ Anken Green Rooftop
Twisted Carousel presents its first theatre show at Anken Green Rooftop, starring Paul Collins, Mark Edwards and Curt Mabry as three WWI veterans in a home for retired soldiers. Will today be the day they escape? Catch the absurd comedy, ‘Heroes’ this weekend at 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday, or the matinée at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
180 RMB (advance) 200 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM (Fri-Sat) 4 PM (matinée Sat-Sun only)
668 Huai’An Road, near West Suzhou Road // 淮安路668号, 近苏州西路
Shanghai Comedy Club Reopening @ Jalapeño
Just when you thought it was dead and buried, Shanghai Comedy Club is back at Jalapeño. The 150 RMB entry might seem like a kick in the pants, but this is the house-warming party after all!
150 RMB // 8.30 PM – 11.30 PM
Floor 2, 393 Weihai Road, near Shimen 1 Road // 威海路393号, 近石门一路
The Rock and the Roll of the World @ Harley’s Bar
The legendary Clash DJ tour descends on Shanghai’s smokiest, punk dive bar, Harley’s near Xujiahui. Join the rock ‘n’ rollers Round Eye, Lao Ayi, Hitobashira and DJ B.O on stage with the one and only DJ Scratchy!
60 RMB // 9.30 PM
Basement, 265 East Nandan Road, near North Caoxi Road // 南丹东路265号地下一层, 近漕溪北路
Hyperboloid Records: Summer of Haze @ Dada
Moscow anarchists, Summer of Haze, Saburov and Love Cult take over at Dada. Get onboard with Summer of Haze, “I’m not some hero of a pissed off public with a maladjusted audience, but a quite self-sufficient musician with his own vision of what’s happening.”
NO COVER // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Road, near Fahuazhen Road // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Room 303 presents Elvis T @ Elevator
Fresh out of his Beijing studio, Elvis T shows Shanghai his new grooves at Elevator. Joined by MIIIA, should be some high class techno.
30 RMB (before 12) 50 RMB (after 12) // 10 PM
Floor 4, 218 Xinle Road, near Donghu Road // 新乐路218号4楼, 近东湖路
Footprint presents Shufflemaster @ Arkham
Japan’s most underground techno music export, Tatsuya Kanamori aka Shufflemaster DJs at Arkham. Kanamori is an anomaly that spawned in the 90s and just keeps on pounding the techno.
50 RMB (presale) 80 RMB (door) // 10 PM
1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road // 乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路
One OK Rock @ Yuyintang
Roll out of bed in the afternoon for 4 hours of rock at Yuyintang, headlining Japanese moshers One OK Rock. Support from Never Ending Story, Marquee VII, Hunimal, In Chaos and Prajna Seashores, plus if you have more rock left in you then head back to Yuyintang at 9pm for Lonely Boy.
40 RMB (presale) 50 RMB (door) // 2 PM – 6 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
Mohammed Magdi @ Kung Fu Komedy
From the land of pharaohs and pyramids, Mohammed Magdi summons his laughing gods at Kung Fu Komedy. Hosted by Drew Fralick, featuring support acts from Joe Schaefer, Misha Kahlin and Ben Frank, “2nd place in the China International Comedy Festival”, all hail Magdi!
50 RMB (presale) 70 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
Paris Combo @ MAO Livehouse
Alliance Française brings the Paris Combo jazz band to Shanghai, performing at MAO Livehouse. Vocalist Belle du Berry might whip out her accordion if we’re lucky, the band mixes swinging gypsy jazz with influences from cabaret, French pop, Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms.
60 RMB (presale) 80 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
Floor 3, 308 South Chongqing Road // 重庆南路308号3楼
Co:Motion presents Magic Touch @ Elevator
The Co:Motion crew brings Magic Touch to Elevator, with support from Raz and Mau Mau. Magic Touch channels the power of his blond locks and lanky frame, blending the psychedelic ethos of San Francisco with the house.
50 RMB (before 12)80 RMB (after 12) // 10 PM
Floor 4, 218 Xinle Road, near Donghu Road // 新乐路218号4楼, 近东湖路
Top 100 DJs @ Broad Auto Theme Park
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike headline the Top 100 DJs at Broad Auto Theme Park in Pudong. The event organisers tout, “Witness the crowning of the world’s no.1 DJ at China’s biggest ever dance music festival.”
580 RMB (presale) // 1 PM
189 Guozhan Road, near Houtan Road // 国展路189号, 近后滩路
LGBT Talent Job Fair @ The Langham (Xintiandi)
Find a job with an LGBT-friendly employer at the Work For LGBT job fair in The Langham hotel. RSVP by adding WorkForLGBT on WeChat, loads of corporations are involved such as Old Navy, IBM and Ford.
RSVP // 2 PM – 6 PM
99 Madang Road, near Taicang Road // 马当路99号1楼, 近太仓路
Doga With Love @ The Cube House 22
Dog owners, support the cause of pet adoption with Doga at The Cube House 22. Everybody who gets involved can have a free Doga pack, which contains loads of boutique goodies for your pet pooch.
200 RMB incl. the Doga pack // 5 PM
1888 Puming Lu, near Nanpu Daqiao // 浦明路1888号濱江22號, 近南浦大桥
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Have a great weekend Shanghaiists!