Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
THIS SATURDAY: Love Alive by Velvet Robot @ Craft
Velvet Robot performs a live set, Love Alive at Craft, racked up with synths, drum machines and samplers. Brand new tunes, good vibes and as always, infectious dance grooves. Get to the vodka bar early for ¥50 cocktails – you know, they’re pretty strong.
NO COVER // 10 PM
7 Donghu Road (alley left of Donghu Hotel), near Huaihai Road // 东湖路7号, 近淮海路
Urban Aphrodite: Psycho Beach Party @ Sasha’s
Urban Aphrodite stages theatre show Psycho Beach Party at Sasha’s, don your swimsuit for the cabaret. It’s touted as a shotgun marriage between Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers, English with Chinese subtitles.
¥100 // 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM
11 Dongping Road, near Hengshan Road // 东平路11号, 近衡山路
“Mouth” Live Art Exhibition @ 265 East Nandan Road
Surrealist performance artists stage 口 or “mouth” at 265 East Nandan Road, a series of live art performances mixed with digital media art, installation and live music. Artists include Li Huihui, Wang Zi, Liu Lianshi, Mu Yan, Ding Xi, Jun Meizu, Nonplus of Color and Old Aunties.
NO COVER // 8.30 PM – 11.30 PM
265 East Nandan Road, near North Caoxi Road // 南丹东路265号, 近漕溪北路
KFK Spotlight: Paul Johnson @ Kung Fu Komedy
Paul Johnson takes the standup comedy spotlight at Kung Fu Komedy, joined by Joe Schaefer, Ben Frank, Misha Kalhin and Mohammed Magdi. If you miss this one, check out Byron Murphy in the spotlight on Saturday.
¥50 // 9 PM
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
The Doors Tribute Concert @ The Pearl
Strange days have found us at The Pearl, the reincarnation of Jim Morrison performs in a psychedelic Doors tribute for two nights only. Performed, produced and directed by Frank Bray, embark on an epic, psychedelic journey, with the lost poet of Rock and Roll.
¥180 // 9 PM (Fri – Sat)
471 Zhapu Road, near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471弄, 近武进路
Commune Market @ naked Hub (Hunan Road)
Commune Market fields over 60 independent designers at naked Hub on Hunan Road. Checkout Shanghai’s talent, the lovely Pierogi Ladies’ dumplings and much more.
NO COVER // 11 AM – 6 PM
Floor 1, 328 Hunan Road, near Xingguo Road // 湖南路328号1楼, 近兴国路
Kerry Craft Beer Festival @ Kerry Hotel (Pudong)
Craft beer is on the taps at the Kerry Hotel in Pudong for the 6th Kerry Craft Beer Fest. Try beers from more than 20 international breweries – Boxing Cat, Shanghai Brewery, Zapfler, Shangri-la Brewery, Midtown Brewery, Little Creatures, Epic Brewing, Flying Dog, New Holland and more. There’s food too from loads of local vendors.
NO COVER // 11 AM – 9 PM (Sat – Sun)
1388 Huamu Road, near Fangdian Road // 花木路1388号, 近芳甸路
Party Animals BFC Charity Bar Crawl @ YKL
Part animals, drink for charity all day at Yongkang Road with Best Friends China animal charity. Hit 10 bars – Funkadeli, Sliders, El Luchador, Blarney Stone, Cafe des Stagiaires, Little Mermaid, Pit Stop, The Rooster, Gilligan’s and Revolution.
NO COVER // 2 PM – 7 PM
Yongkang Road, near Jiashan Road // 永康路, 近嘉善路
Designing Shanghai on Intergenerational Harmony @ Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design
Techyizu holds the Designing Shanghai workshop at the Condé Nast Center, exploring the theme of “Intergenerational Harmony”. Shanghai is a city known for its work opportunities, but how does the city look from the perspective of families caring for young children and the older generation?
NO COVER // 9 AM – 6 PM
Floor 3, Broad Silver International Building, 398 Middle Huaihai Road // 淮海中路398号博银国际大厦3楼
Pop Secret @ The Place
The best chefs in town join forces at The Place to create the Pop Secret gastronomic experience. Core ingredients on the menu are visual art, music, live performances, interaction and imagination.
¥180 // 12 PM – 10 PM
Unit 407, Bridge 8 Phase IV, 457 Jumen Road, near Quxi Road // 局门路457号407室, 近瞿溪路
Impact Lab: Cleansing Tech Design Workshop @ Impact Hub
Prepare to save the world at Impact Hub with the cleansing tech design workshop. In a 3-hour workshop, learn about water ionisation technology and network with other environmentally aware entrepreneurs.
RSVP // 1.30 PM – 4.30 PM
Broad Group Pavilion, Floor 2, 650 Bansongyuan Road // 半淞园路650号世博远大馆二楼, 近苗江路
Shanghai PRIDE Film Festival: Laurence Anyways & Closing Party @ Kartel
The PRIDE Film Fest screens its final film at Kartel, Laurence Anyways and then commences the closing party at 8:30pm. The 2-week PRIDE festival has brought the LGBT community together with films, theatre, parties and more, and at the closing night there will be tears.
NO COVER // 3.30 PM
Floor 5, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
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Have a great weekend Shanghaiists!