There’s the MiDi festival of course and a score of after parties we covered earlier. Friday starts off with a terrace opening and a new bar opening. And Brownstone is trying to do something a little different: if you live or work in their area, you’re invited to theirs to have a welcome shot and 50% off of all alcohol in an old fashioned block party. Baobei farmer’s market will be bringing lots of fresh produce out for sale or you could go on a strawberry picking trip to a field in Pudong and pick up some organic fruits and veggies straight out of the field yourself. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
If you haven’t been to Barbarossa, the Moroccan haven inside People’s Park yet, here’s a good opportunity to check it out. They’re throwing a summer kick off party on Friday, May 6th. Their famously gorgeous kasbah terrace will be open and they’re sweetening the deal by adding free flow for half an hour from 9:30-10:30pm.
Free // 9pm // Barbarossa // Inside People’s Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu ( 南京西路231号, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路)
INFERNO BAR’S GRAND OPENING Another late night destination opens up at Surpass Court called Inferno. For its grand opening celebrations, they’re putting on two hours of free flow draft beer & house pours from 8-10pm.
Free // 8pm // Inferno // 480 Yongjia Lu near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路480号 近岳阳路)
ORGANIC STRAWBERRY PICKING Get picked up at Xintiandi and a bus takes you out to a farm out in Fengxian, Pudong. The first portion of the day is spent strawberry picking and after a provided lunch, you’re taken on a vegetable tour. 100RMB per person, 50RMB for ages 2-12, 2 and under are free. The cost of the strawberries is priced separately at 150RMB/kilo. For more info, please contact [email protected]
50/100RMB // Contact Fields for exact meeting location.
CHILDREN’S BOOK READING: A DIRTY STORY Children’s author Sarah Brennan reads the book “A Dirty Story”–illustrations by South China Morning Post cartoonist Harry Harrison. Suitable for ages four and above. 65RMB adults (includes a drink); 10RMB for kids.
10/65RMB // Glamour Bar // 7F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号，外滩五号6楼， 近中山东一路)
ANDY LAU’S ‘UNFORGETTABLE’ CONCERT He might be aging, but he’s still got it. Hong Kong A-lister singer/actor and “heavenly king” Andy Lau performing for one night in Shanghai.
180-1280RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Indoor Stadium // 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu near Tianyao Qiao Lu (漕溪北路1111号, 近天钥桥路)
BAOBEI FARMER’S MARKET The riverside garden at the Intercontinental Shanghai Expo will host the Baobei Farmers’ Market on Sunday, with all proceeds going to the Baobei Foundation, an organization that helps orphan babies in China receive gastrointestinal and neurological surgery at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. The stalls will feature some local favorites, including FIELDS Shanghai Grocery (natural & organic produce), Elder’s Fine Foods (wines & food from Australia and New Zealand), and Bubba’s Texas Saloon (BBQ & steaks). Masala Art Cuisine and The Fat Olive will also be there among several others, as will Nanjing Xi Lu’s New York Style Pizza, reputedly the best slice in Shanghai. Feel free to take your kids too as there’ll be a playground set up for them.
Free // 10:30am-3pm // Intercontinental Shanghai Expo Hotel // 1188 Xueye Road (世博洲际大酒店. 浦东新区 雪野路 1188号)
WRITING WORKSHOP: HOW DO YOU MAKE A PICTURE BOOK? M on the Bund presents a Powerpoint presentation tracing the creative process of the Children’s book, from the “First Brilliant Idea” to the “Fabulous Final Product,” with all the tips of the trade thrown in-between! A must for would-be authors, illustrators and publishers of any age… or anyone who’s just plain curious! 65rmb for adults (includes a drink). 10RMB for kids age 8-11.
10/65RMB // 11am // M on the Bund // 7/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路)
OLD SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY Brownstone brings the old-fashioned block party to our chic French concession hood. 50% off beer, wine, and select cocktails. They’re opening the doors and the courtyard to all of the local party loving neighbors on the block. This is about getting to know your neighbors face to face not just on Facebook, and keeping it real. All neighbors who work and live within the area get a welcome shot on the house.
Free // 2-6pm // Building 4, 570 Yongjia Lu near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼 近岳阳路)