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Gee Whiz Gang, Here Are 11 Kooky, Fun, Super Duper Awesome Events for the Weekend

By Nov 12, 2020 Activities
There's a dinking festival, several bar-birthday bashes, a night of whacky presentations, an air-guitar championship, and a relaxation party at Elevator. What a bunch of fun, kooky events. Someone should put them in a list — oh!


DRiNK Fest China

Daily, until Nov 22 @ Several Locations Throughout the City

This 11-day drinking festival has something like 41 venues all across the city crafting special menus where the drinks all cost 50rmb. Venues like J. Boroski, E.P.I.C, Sober Company, The Odd Couple, Nest/Cannery and Monkey; bars that usually charge double that. No booking is needed, just walk into a venue, register using the QR code and grab a drink.


Ladies Who Drink: Whisky Tasting Masterclass

Nov 12, 6.45-8.30pm @ Pistacchio

Ladies Who Drink are teaming up with CHIME to host a masterclass in whisky tasting. People won't only be learning how to taste whisky, but also get a chance to meet other like-minded people. Despite the name, the event isn't exclusive to women. Costs 388rmb, or 348rmb for LWD members.


16 Years Anniversary - Part 1

Nov 13, 8pm @ Bar Rouge

Bar Rouge is having their Sweet 16, and to celebrate, they have organised a lineup of DJs to rock out with. Expect House, Disco, Dance and Big-room Beats. Entrance is 200rmb per person.

19XX - Donghu Ballroom

Nov 13, 8pm-late @ XBar

XBar is hosting a party out of time. This means that they will be playing hits and jams from the 70s, BUT the dress code is 1920s (you know...Great Gatsby, flapper dresses, three-piece suits, etc.). Cocktail hour runs from 8pm to midnight, and entrance is FREE.

The Spaghetti Cowboys Live at Yuyintang

Nov 13, 10pm @ Yuyintang

The Spaghetti Cowboys are back, and they're playing a free show at YYT (not Park, the original). This posse of musicians are playing western, country and folk music. The live show is free. Free!


INFERNO's 7th Air Guitar Championship

Nov 14, 9pm @ INFERNO

The Shanghai Air Guitar Championship is back. Contestants will be shredding their fingers away all night, really jacking the air to the sound of face-melting fretwork. The event is free to attend, but a share of the bar's sales will be going to the Project Borneo charity. The non-profit organization protects the orangutans of Malaysia, the rhythm guitarists of the primate world, so donations are welcomed at the event.

Le Cafe des Stagiaires 9 Years Anniversary

Nov 14, noon @ Le Cafe des Stagiaires

Cafe des Staaaags are celebrating their 9 years with a big birthday bash. There will be brunch, plenty of apero to go around, DJs lined up for the whole day, and a lucky draw to earn prizes. Make sure to RSVP at 158 2157 7495.

Cantina Agave 12 Year Anniversary Party

Nov 14, 6pm @ Cantina Agave

Celebrating their 12 year anniversary, Cantina Agave are handing out free shots and finger food, drink deals on margaritas and cocktails, and a raffle to win a GoPro, sneakers, dining vouchers and more. There will also be celebratory t-shirt, selling at 150rmb. 100% of the shirt proceeds will be going to Heart 2 Heart.

Baghaven Blenderia

Nov 14, 2 @ Mikeller Tasting Room

Mikeller is hosting a party to celebrate the release of Danish Shipyard Ales (comes in both bottle and draft). Le Cru are helping out by serving up fresh oysters and mussels to pair with the beers.


Ambient Night

Nov 15, 6.30pm @ Elevator

Elevator's putting down clean mats for an evening of calm and relaxation at the club. Special menu of healthy tea, and music playing from 6.30-10pm. A yoga session will also run from 6.30-7.15pm. The first 10 people through the door receive a free slow steam eye mask. The event costs 50rmb to attend.

Circle of Sages

Nov 15, 6.30pm @ My Place Ruin Bar

Circle of Sages is an ongoing series of presentations and discussions organized by the Shanghai Writing Workshop. The goal is to give educators an opportunity to offer insights into unorthodox or uncommon topics, like furry culture or the role of animals in combat or even understanding how to win a nuclear war. The event is free to attend.


Tributes to Ladies in Jazz

Nov 13, 8pm @ Lincoln Center Shanghai

One of the many collaborations at the Jazz festival. The CoCo Zhao Quartet ensemble jazz band, led by CoCo (one of China's top jazz vocalists and poets), with Huang Jianyi on the ivories, Tian Xin on Bass and Yu Guojun on percussion, are joining Cao Kan, one of the most influential young trombone players and composers in China. To see this live performance, click on this link to purchase tickets.

Zeitgeist Karneval 2020

Nov 13, 7pm @ Zeitgeist

The Bavarian restaurant Zeitgeist is celebrating the Kölner Karneval with DJ Hawie providing tunes. Entry costs 150rmb, and it comes with complementary finger food and a midnight goulash soup. SmartTicket are selling tickets for the event, so click on the link to buy.

Poets by Songs

Nov 14, 8pm@ Lincoln Center Shanghai

Xi ChenChen had lent her vocals to collaborate with famous Chinese rappers Wootaac and Lu1. On Sunday, she will be working alongside the CoCo Zhao Quartet ensemble jazz band on "Poets by Songs." SmartTicket are also selling seats for this show, so click on the link to grab a ticket.


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