All The Big Pride Events Happening this Weekend
The highly anticipated Pride Run returns this Saturday. The run will be similar to the Rainbow Bike Ride with six teams starting from different points in the city all rep'ing a different color of the rainbow. It's too late to register for the run, but you can always turn up to show your support. After the run, the Pink Brunch will be open.
And here's that: After the ShanghaiPRIDE Rainbow Run, there will be the Pink Brunch at Andaz. This will be the very first Pink Brunch -- but hey, the time is now! Enjoy live performances and a raffle while you indulge in a 200rmb all you can eat brunch. Runs from 11.30am to 2pm.
This one's the big party event. Celebrate ShanghaiPRIDE with the inaugural Pink Party. Pride9 will go out in 50 shades of pink at the Pink Party -- expect dazzling performances, prizes, and partygoers proudly sporting this most delicious hue. Throughout the festival, raffle prizes will raise funds for CnPRIDE as well as the Teacher Gender Equity Education Workshop by Guangzhou Gay and Lesbian Campus Association of China. Come dressed in all shades of pink! 9pm. 100rmb entry (include 1 drink).
LGBTQ Groups Open Day & Forum will close out the big pride events on June 17. Two forums at the all-day event will discuss family matters in queer relationships, such as same-sex marriage and raising children, as well as LGBTQ initiatives like fighting stigmatization. This is a great way to get involved with LGBTQ groups in China or learn more about the community. Free entry, but register before the event. From 11am to 4pm.
This weekend brings part 2 of the ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF). The festival continues to support new Chinese filmmakers and bringing the cutting edge of international queer cinema to Shanghai. About 40 films have been selected from 12 countries, and on Sunday the winner of the Chinese short film contest will be announced. Check here for all titles and screening times.
Other Good Stuff...
This is an interactive dance and multimedia show in which children will be invited to accompany dancers on stage. The Painted Garden is sure to be a memorable adventure for kids because they will be able to fully participate in the creative process. Ideal for ages 3 to 7.
Yummy Planet is a three-day foodie festival featuring representation from cuisines from around the world, capped off with a massive banquet dining event. The core of the festival is a five-continent food tour, featuring Asian delicacies (Imperial Treasure – a two-star Michelin Cantonese restaurant), Oceania (Australian/NZ cuisine from Kakadu and Kiwiana), Europe (el Willy), North America (Wolfgang Puck, Palmetto, Pistolera), and more.
June 17 is the third Saturday of every month which means Jiashan Market will be open for business. In the heart of the Former French Concession, Jiashan Saturday Market showcases around 30 of Shanghai’s artisan vendors including Amelia’s, The British Kitchen, Jonas Emil Coffee, Monster steaks and more. Runs 11am to 4pm. One to look out for this time around. The Venezuelan pop-up breakfast booth. Supposed to be real good.
This month, Commune Market comes to you at the historical shikumen "Taixing Square", in the bustling West Nanjing Lu and Taixing Lu. On June 10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm, over 50 of Shanghai's best local designers, gourmands, craft beer visionaries, musicians and artists will congregate at this open air courtyard square. Address: Zhang Yuan, 99 Taixing Rd. near Nanjing Xi Lu. No entry fee. Commune Market is pretty consistent with their events. Good one to get out of the house for.
Have a good weekend!