Turns out disco did not completely die in that Chicago riot back in '79. Tonight Lola's weekly Holly Sh*t! party run by Charp and Toma Cher has a really nice disco booking - Florida's Sleazy McQueen.

Dude has released over a hundred edits, re-works, and original tracks, including a solid edit of Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do" on a that Boogie Bodega EP on the French label Whiskey Disco.

So that's tonight at Lola. I imagine he'll probably start around midnight or 1am. Cover is 50rmb. Full info here. And in other disco re-edits news - Tiger & Woods are at Arkham next weekend. Stay tuned for more on that.

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If you're into French people doing bosa nova/chanson covers of songs by bands like The Cure, XTC, The Clash, Joy Division, and Buzzcocks, you may dig this. This weekend has two shows by popular group Nouvelle Vague, who opened for The Eels back in 2011. Well, actually they headlined, because the Eels' equipment never arrived so they didn't play.

On Friday night 789 Nanjing Lu has Nouvelle Vague doing a show with Chinese singer Tia Ray. She does jazz songs songs with a bit of the hip hop sass. I saw her at a weird boom boom club in Chongqing in 2012 and the kids went crazy. That show is 180rmb and starts at 9pm.

Then on Sunday, there's this brunch affair at Le Bistrot. Price is 498rmb +15% per person including soft drinks, 528rmb +15% gets you free flow Moët Brut, and 598rmb +15% gets you free flow Moët Rose. Starts at noon and goes until whenever.

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Hey Yangpu District, here's some news for you. This new student club called Propaganda, which has been running in Beijing and Tianjin for like a decade, is opening shop this Friday night with a free open bar from 8.30pm-1am.

One of the proprietors describes the place as "like a down-to-earth fun version of [standard Chinese club] for people who don't have shit-tons of cash and who don't necessarily want to take long-ass cab rides across the city." Our sister site SmartBeijing describes the Beijing branch as "tons of students getting super crunk on open bar deals, kicking it out to Top 40s banger jams and the like. Two levels of the leaders of tomorrow just grinding that shit out. Pure romance. Serious." So there's that to look forward to during your cultural experience in China.

Standard prices there will be 10rmb-40rmb for drinks, with no cover charges for now. And for Friday night, reckless abandon is free. Do. your. worst.

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Just a final reminder that this Saturday Bubba's Cool Docks hosts its 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Team sign-ups are closed up; 23 teams are competing this year.

There is still plenty of room for spectators, though. It kicks off at 10am, so if you're a total glutton you can get your drink and chili on bright and early. Truth be told, though, there probably won't be much going on until around 11am when the first band starts playing. They'll be handing out awards at around 4.30, and the whole thing wraps up at 6pm.

More info here.

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This Sunday Elefante's hosting another one of its 12 hour marathons of excess. They do these a few times a year, usually coinciding the change of the seasons. For the arrival of autumn they're throwing their Second Annual Latin American Food Festival.

For the whole day, they're setting up 30 food and drink stations spread throughout the dining room and their patio. From noon to midnight they'll be serving Latin standards like empanadas, ceviche, tacos, lomo saltado and drinks like pisco sours.
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Hey this sounds good - Walking Dead x Capture The Flag. This Sunday morning, running club RunnersHai have a "Zombie Run," where humans try to find an antidote for a killer virus in the park while dozens of zombies try to snatch flags off their belt. Maps to the antidote are provided.

So, Resident Evil in a Jiading park. Meeting point is the Jiading Xincheng Metro Station, which would probably be a safe haven in the event of a real zombie attack because it's way up on Line 11, far from civilization. Zombies should arrive at 10am, humans at 11am. Makeup provided for zombies. Tickets are 100rmb, available on the RunnersHai website. Goes from 10am–2pm.



Plenty of free wine to be had tonight at the wine store/lounge/bistro Just Grapes on Dagu Lu. They've got a wine tasting from 7–9.30pm tonight, where they're pouring up selections from the south of France. We just confirmed that you can drink as much as you like until they run out. Do your worst. Info here.

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As part of their 10th anniversary tour, French fashion label agnès b. is hosting a PUNK+ photo exhibition from September 27 to October 10 at the Power Station of Art free of charge, showcasing a selection of 28 photos—rare shots of punk legends, like The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, The Sex Pistols, Generation X—curated from legendary photographer Sheila Rock’s book (check some of them here:), PUNK+.

In addition to the photos, they'll have some videography displays and loads of merch like books and vinyl records in a pop-up shop located in the exhibit.

They'll be kicking the whole thing off on the September 26 with a cocktail party and talk featuring Sheila Rock and former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock. Hopefully the latter will be sharing some lurid stories about Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungeon or something.

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