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Baron Vulgaria's Berlin Kabarett

  • Choir Bar Fuzhou lu 19 Shanghai China (map)

For one evening only, vintage thrill seekers are invited to step into the decadent and intellectually fertile era of 1920's Germany at Baron Vulgaria's Berlin Kabaret. On Saturday December 7th at Choir Bar & Kitchen, formerly the headquarters of 19th Century opium importers Russell & Co. and the Bund's oldest address (circa 1860), we will be turning back the clock to the Weimar Republic - a frenzied age where economic recession and political upheaval coincided to inspire bold new art and even bolder social attitudes.

Amid the venues' new Bauhaus-themed interior, featuring reproductions of Otto Dix and George Grosz's brutal paintings, Fraus and Frauleins can sip on gin cocktails and schnapps while having a glamourous picture taken at our vintage photo studio. Eye brow raising theatrical and musical entertainment will be provided by our very own cabaret, featuring burlesque dancers, circus performers and our very own Marlene Deitrich (Shanghai Lily). Cocktail menus will be circulated inside nihilist text books while old Weimar movies, including Marlene Deitrich's classic Shanghai Express (1932), flicker from an old projector. 

Meanwhile, Kurt Weill's three-penny opera, Brechtian cabaret, traditional swing music, and Electro Swing by DJ Baron Vulgaria will keep the dance floor stomping until very late.

So come on down to celebrate the futility of all human endeavour alongside ladies of night, war-crippled scam artists, and a colourful variety of perverts. As we should know by now, the only way to get rid of a temptation is it yield to it. It's Christmas after all. Frohliche Weihnachten! 

Dress code: 1920s/30s, or smart attire.  

Door fee: 50 RMB