We got five Shanghai institutions throwing anniversary parties this weekend. Friday night at Arkham, SHFT / 1LVSH celebrate three years of trap music and doing that no-vowels thing that everyone did in 2005. Their guest DJ is Hucci, who recently got his driver's license. More about 1LVSH in our [Undercurrents] piece.
Kaiba turns seven on Saturday with 2.5 hours of free flow draft beer at all their locations for 88rmb. This is one of those "get drunk so kids can get books and read better" affairs.
Then later in the night you've got Popasuda, a.k.a. Deadbeat Dead a.k.a. Sal commemorating four years lost to the Dada black hole. More about Popasuda in our feature article.
Crunk-kids party castle The Mansion has survived three years in a posh Hongqiao subdivision. [How???]. This place at 7am is like an anti-rave PSA from the '90s. They're celebrating this triumph over morality and reality on Saturday with the usual 800 tech-house DJs you've never heard of.
Finally, if you're still alive on Sunday, El Luchador celebrates two years of… Mexican food on Yongkang Lu. Hey they just opened a spot in Xintiandi, too. On Sunday, tacos, margaritas, and Coronas are 25rmb. Xiexie Luchador…xiexie for 4 dollar Coronas on a Sunday afternoon. You shouldn't have.
Really though, congrats everyone. Shanghai years are like cat years, so everyone gets a bonus.