This week: Chill out with some live jazz, rock out with some funky beats at Shelter, then cheer on Shanghai Shenhua before eating some good ol’ American grub at the Bulldog.
Singer/Songwriter Bryan Seymour will again be performing three sets of Tom Waits covers on the piano beginning at 9pm at House of Blues and Jazz. If you missed him at Happy Hour, be sure not to miss him tonight. For more on Bryan, check out his Myspace and our interview with him here.
9-11 pm. House of Blues and Jazz on the Bund: 60 Fuzhou Lu near Sichuan Lu (福州路60号, 近四川路)
Want some new reading material? Earnshaw Books will host an evening of conversation, books and live jazz at Sound Blue to celebrate the release this month of two books – Shanghai Story Walks by Yvette Ho Madany and I Sailed with Chinese Pirates by Aleko Lilius. Special presentations will be made by the authors, and the first 100 guests receive complimentary drinks.
7:30-11:30 pm. Sound Blue, No. 107, Sinan Lu near Taikang Lu.
Need a pick-me-up? Pump it up with E.KLEK.TIK’s special Wednesday appearance at Shelter. With a rotation of DJs, free vodka shots, art installations and more, it’s sure to be an eclectic party to jolt you from the mid-week blues.
9 pm-2am. The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, Xuhui near Fuxing Lu (永福路5号 近复兴路, 地铁1号线常熟路站) 10 rmb cover.
Aching for some soccer? How about some Chinese Super League action as Shanghai Shenhua goes up against Chongqing Lifan at the Hongkou football stadium. It’s hard to believe, but games seldom sell out- so but don’t pay more than 40 rmb a ticket no matter what any scalper says. A ticket office is located in a separate building to the right of the stadium next to the KFC.
7:45 pm. Hongkou Football stadium 444 East Jiangwan Lu, accessible by Metro line 3 or 8 (虹口足球场, 东江湾路444号 -虹口体育馆地铁站)
It’s the day before Independence Day, so naturally you should be at…the Bulldog! The British pub is celebrating our revolutionary spirit with two days of buy-one-get-one-free burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs. American craft beers will also be on sale. Go on and have a pint or two, the boys from across the pond aren’t so bad anymore. Don’t celebrate too hard though, you’ve got to save some of your energy for the Shanghaiist + Boxing Cat Brewery July 4 party the next day
9 pm -10 pm on Saturday. 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu at Dongping Lu (乌鲁木齐南路1号,近东平路) No cover.