The big metal show this week is German industrial metal band making their China debut at Mao Livehouse. The Napalm Records band has gone through a lot of changes since forming in Munich in 1995, and their current incarnation sees the group doing a Rammstein-esque industrial and metal hybrid, with songs in their native German. Plenty of chest-thumping heavy, heavy ballads. On opening duties for the Shanghai leg of their tour is Before the Daylight. 280rmb pre-sales. Click on that link to order.
British electronica trio Years & Years play Shanghai, dishing out that saccharine sweet electro pop, that counts Sigur Ros and Postal Service among its influences. Their biggest hit was the track “King”, which hit No. 1 on the UK charts in March 2015, and peaked in the Tops 10 in a slew of countries in Europe. Their latest “Meteorite” was featured on the soundtrack of Bridget Jones' Baby.
You get yourself up to Beijing, we'll get you in the show. Back for its second year, the Great Wall Run features international DJs Oliver Heldens, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Ben Klock, and more. Three different stages will be hosting packed day-time line ups from 2pm so you can get down to some great sets with stunning Great Wall views as the backdrop. Towards the evening, you’ll have the best view as the sun goes down by the Great Wall and the mountain top night-time party gets underway. Click here for all the logistical info you need from the organizers main page.
A perennial top charter on the DJ Mag Top 100, Dutch producer / Paris Hilton's ex-bf Afrojack has recently collaborated with Pitbull, Beyonce, and Madonna, and even won a Grammy with David Guetta for their work on Madonna's song "Revolver". His own track "Take Over Control" broke as an international hit back in 2010, and since then, he's gone on to be one of the world's most in-demand EDM DJs. Sure to be a big night on the dance floor with the Shanghai return of Afrojack. 380rmb pre-sales.
One of Shanghai's favorite restos, Beef & Liberty fires up their big Green Egg BBQ for two weekends from 12-3pm at their Shanghai Center terrace. Feast on two menus alternating each weekend with free-flow BBQ dishes, sides, and a dessert. 258rmb per person for free-flow BBQ. Add an optional free-flow at 128rmb (draft beer, house wines, soft drinks.). Kids (up to the age of 14) at 128rmb (includes soft drinks). Time for that summer BBQ...
Shuck Off is China's hottest oyster festival and shucking competition hosted by Oysterlicious in Shanghai from May 19 to May 21. In total, this year they have 4 oyster farmers as well as 10 international oyster champions flying out from 7 different countries as oyster ambassadors. The international champions will be also be competing at the final event in Fuzhou for the first ever China World Shuck Cup. Events are taking place at HU Bar, Le Royal Meridien Hotel, and The Plump Oyster. All events are open to the public, with varying prices and times. SmartTicket is moving tickets for all the following events:
May 19: Oysters & Bubbles Welcome Reception (7pm-12am) @ Hu Bar
Shuck Off will be kicking off with an oyster and bubbly party. Guests will enjoy free-flow oysters, drinks, and canapes and get to meet with the international oyster champions and farmers.
May 21: Southern Regional Final Oyster Brunch (12pm-3pm) @ Le Royal Meridien
During a free flow oyster brunch, guests will get to cheer on Chinese shuckers from around Southern China who will be competing for the Southern Regional Oyster Shucking Final. The oyster suckers will be judged on a combination of speed and presentation, and the top 3 finalists from this event will get to head down to Fuzhou to compete for the National title. For guests wanting to get in on the action, they can get their hands wet with their Shuck 'N Suck competition. We will have people from the crowd pair up with one of the international shucking champions. Each team will see how many oyster they can shuck and suck down in 52 seconds. The winner will get the Grand Shuck N Suck prize.
All these events and more at SmartTicket.