Mooncake Weekend – What’s Really Good?


It’s the weekend of the mooncake here in China. You see, everything is related to the moon – time, women’s periods, cake, light…the list goes on.

There’s a whole economy built around mooncakes, fapiaos, mooncake tickets, and mooncake huangniu, but we’ll never understand that. Better not even try, and instead just enjoy the cakes. Sometimes life may give you a mooncake full of meat, or egg yolk, or even green tea, but that’s life. Run with it.

Did you know that just one moon cake can keep a starving child alive for one whole week? That’s proven by science.

mooncake2 We made these mooncakes today, filled with peanut butter and Snickers. Also tried to do one with Mozzarella cheese but that proved disastrous.

Besides mooncakes, What’s Good This Weekend?

Thursday – All Vinyl Night at Logo. You know the deal. This time we’re bringing back all eight DJs who’ve played at 黑胶社会 plus local hip hop grl Cookie on the warm-up. No cover, great tunes, no digital.

Friday // Saturday – JZ Festival – Probably my favorite music festival in Shanghai, held in a beautiful outdoor garden venue just in Pudong.

Friday Night – Mad Decent’s CRNKN @ Arkham. This one looks good. Not only is the headliner dope, but you’ve got Conrank, Mau Mau, yrs truly, and some other cats on the lineup too. This one should pack out Arkham.

Friday // Saturday – DAFF – If you like art and culture and dogs, ethnic food, and good looking people, get down to this festival on the water that generally draws about 5,000 people. There really are a lot of attractive, happy dogs that you’ll want to pet.

Saturday Night – Shanghai All-Stars @ The Shelter. Shanghai’s original hip hop party Come Correct with a Saturday party in the original bar on Yongfu Lu. Before you could buy a posh $10 hot dog upstairs, before the hooker gangs chased drunk laowai down the street, and before that god damn monkey was there scaring the shit out of yrs truly, there was just The Shelter on Yongfu. Anyway Saturday night sees Shanghai’s realest, purest, funkiest, dopest hip hop night, hands down. And super rare for the Shelter, it’s free before 11PM.