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Lots happening this weekend with free booze to boot, kicking off Friday at OCAT with the announcement and shortlist exhibition for new arts award the Pierre Huber Prize.

The eight finalists’ focus is media art with the theme of entropy—that classic law of thermodynamics related to all physical changes taking place in the universe—and features works by Aaajiao, Cheng Ran, Zhang Ding, Fang Lu, Li Ming, Li Ran, Lu Yang and Lin Ke. An international jury of curators will announce the winner at a reception happening Friday, 6-9pm. Details here. ... Read on

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Heads up – staple Bund club Bar Rouge, which just turned ten years old, is shutting down for an overhaul after their NYE party. Gonna have to find those champagne showers elsewhere for a few months...

As we reported earlier this week, parent company VOL is also renovating their restaurant Mr & Mrs Bund in the same building during the same time. Gonna be a straight up gongren rave in the Bund 18 for the next three months.

Both venues should open with a new face in late March.

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Here's a late-2014 entry from one of the year's biggest up-and-comers: Swallow by Howie Lee. In this three-track EP, Mr. Lee eschews some of the more bash-you-over-the-head post-trap bangingness of his earlier work (like this year's Borderless Shadows) for more subtle, thoughtful, nuanced dancefloor traverses. Peppering his own vibe with that juke and footwork stuff the kids in Shanghai like so much.

Indeed, Swallow is the latest dispatch from Shanghai's SVBKVLT label. The EP comes packaged in some super creepy vaguely futuristic 3D render art by Cheeri Wang, that's how SVBKVLT rolls. Scope that and listen to Swallow right here. And if you're into that, take an extra beat to check SVBKVLT's earlier entries from this year, SLV's Moss and Downstate's Sewers.

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And…starting off the 2-0-1-5 with a huge indie electronic booking by S.T.D. They're bringing in UK minimal R&B/future shiz duo Aluna George, who you may know from that song "White Noise" they did with Disclosure or Rustie's "After Light". Both huge tunes that showcase Aluna's unique voice. Their debut EP You Know You Like It dropped on respectable indie label Tri Angle back in 2012 and the duo blew up after that.

So they're playing a live set at Arkham on January 7, with support from DONN, R3, and Yeti B. Tickets for this one are 180rmb, which is decent considering they play at Cochella and Glastonbury. Get those here if you're into that.

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So every year we put up our Christmas Events Page and there is this column on the left that lists places where you can get Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. Well for those of you who have an aversion to long blocks of copy, here is the Readers Digest version of that guide.

Lets start with Rosa Gallica in Ferguson Lane sells real trees cut down in their prime and shipped from Dongbei. They're going for 400–1000rmb. If imported trees matter that much to you, they start at 1000rmb and top out at 3000rmb. They sell all kinds of wreaths, candles and other decorations, too.
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Free drinks coming your way this Wednesday night at that neighborhood billiards bar Massé on Jinxian Lu. They're celebrating their 4th anniversary with some free standard drinks and beers from 8-10pm. Word on the streets is there will be free canapes. They do poutine there too but that's not free. Get it.

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News comes to us via TimeOut Shanghai that 80 puppies were rescued from an illegal Shelter called 21Pet in Hongkou last week. Allegedly the dogs were living in small cages and wretched conditions, and the owner has been detained and the dogs rescued. But now these young pups need homes and a lot of love.

Best Friends China, an animal adoption agency we trust, published a special plea on their website with some heartbreaking information about this rescue. So, could be a good time to get a new dog friend, but only if you can handle the responsibility of pet ownership. If you're like to donate, you can email breakoutadventures@yahoo.com, and potential adopters can email fostermewalk@gmail.com.

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