Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Opening: 1 over Infinity (1/∞) by Rolento @ Kokuyo Showroom exhibition hall
1/∞ is an ongoing photography project by Singaporean photographer Rolento. With this exhibition he is expressing his hope for all the living things in the universe to live together. “1” symbolizes the one physical world we all live in, and “∞” symbolises all people, animals and, interestingly enough, vehicles. Find out more here.
Free // 09:00 – 18:00
No. 7 West Beijing Road //上海市黄浦区北京西路7号 近西藏中路
Ayurveda @ Sprout Lifeystyle
Want to find out what types of food your Dosha needs? Learn all about Ayurveda, Doshas (your Mind and Body type) and what you should eat to stay healthy. Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu medicine that diagnoses problems through the five senses, and aligns your mental and physical wellness with your personality. The class is led by Shal Motwani, certified in Ayurvedic nutrition, and aims to align your body and wellness as they change with the seasons. Find out more about Sprout here or RSVP to [email protected]
200 RMB // 15:00
388 South Shanxi Road near Fuxing Middle Road // 陕西南路388号 近复兴中路
Kids’ Flamenco Festival @ Cucugua
In celebration of Seville’s April Fair, Cucugua has organised a Flamenco Festival party for kids. Expect Sevillanas, Tapas and Flamenco costumes. Find out more here.
100 RMB (per child) // 16:30 – 18:00
5/F Building B Lane 3215 201 Hongmei Road near East Hongsong Road // 长宁区虹梅路3215弄201号5楼, 近虹松东路
Urban Aphrodite’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) @ BISS Puxi
Urban Aphrodite brings ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)’ to the British International School Shanghai as part of BISS Puxi’s April Shakespeare celebrations. The Complete Works is a hysterical comedy performed by three madmen trying to swiftly get through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies in 90 minutes. RSVP at [email protected] or find out more here.
100 RMB // 19:30 – 21:00
111 Jinguang Road near Baole Road // 闵行区华漕镇金光路111号, 近保乐路
Pinball City, The Parallels, Little Monster & Limousine @ Inferno
Three bands playing at metal bar Inferno this Friday: Pinball City, The Parallels and Little Monster & Limousine.
35 RMB // 20:30 (Show starts at 21:30)
Bund Square Unit 6-103 1/F658 Dapu Road near East Longhua Road // 打浦路658号1楼 近龙华东路
Pop Up @ Club Catalog
Sugerland hosts Pop Up at Club Catalog this Friday night. Music by Vicvieiria, DJ Fanboy and Tym. If you get there before midnight you’ll get free bubbles, which is always a bonus. Give their cocktails with ingredients like ginger, blueberries, and raspberries a try.
Free // 23:00
2/F 1 Yueyang Road near Dongping Road // 岳阳路1号2楼, 近东平路
Black Eyeliner @ C’s
Looking for the darker side of house, techno, and industrial in Shanghai? C’s hosts economist and vinyl connoisseur Will A for a night of acid, dark pop, new wave, and cold wave. Support from Shanyinde, and Soundspade. Visuals by BRKR.
Free // 22:00
685 Dingxi Road near West Yanan Road // 定西路685号 近延安西路
Charity bike trip from Shanghai to Xitang @ China Base Travel
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather at a local watertown and raise funds to make young people’s travel dreams come true.The bike ride from Xujiahui to Xitang is 80 km long. The tour includes a cycling coach, mineral water, and an escort bus during the ride. You can RSVP at [email protected] or get more info via their WeChat chinabase_travel.
60 RMB (students) – 200 RMB // 07:00
158 Puxi Road near Nandan Road // 徐家汇教堂, 蒲西路158号, 近南丹路
Badass Bloody Mary Brunch @ Slurp!
Slurp! does a Badass Yunnan Bloody Mary Brunch offering sausages, pan-fried potatoes and mushroom and spinach omelette for 45 RMB. The “veggie set” gets you the same omelette and potatoes, plus a side salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and mint tossed in Yunnan spices for 5 RMB less. The good thing is, they’re pairing Bloody Marys with these sets and the first glass is only 25 RMB. Also on Sundays.
No cover // 10:00 – 15:00
1000 Changping Road near Yanping Road // 昌平路1000号, 近延平路
Kiddie’s Fairy Tale Party @ Paulaner Brauhaus
Paulaner hosts a fairy tale party for the kids. Expect witches, elves, princesses, dwarves and other story book characters. Dress up as your favorite fairy tale personality and join in on lots of games and other activities. There’ll be a kids buffet (all kinds of snacks) and a grown-up buffet for the adults. No cover for children below 3 years old.
78 RMB (3-9 y/o) – 108 RMB (10-15 y/o) – 228 RMB (adults) // 10:00 – 14:00
150 Fenyang Road near Fuxing Road // 汾阳路150路, 近复兴路
Pre-Kings Day Party @ The Rooster
Start early with your Kings Day celebrations this year. Burn Your Face Off is hosting a pre-party for the Dutch National Holiday at the Rooster which lasts all weekend. Burgers from 35 RMB, bitterballen 30 RMB for three, perhaps some Dutch pies and free shots for those who show up dressed in (mandatory) orange.
No cover // 12:00 – 20:00 Saturday and Sunday
51 Yongkang Road near Xiangyang Road // 永康路51号，近襄阳路
Dancing with Inertia: A Sculptural Performance @ Zendai Himalayas Museum
Dancing with Inertia is described as a “series of spatial interventions”. Structures have been inserted into the space between the dancer and architectural form with the aim to restrain and distort the dancer’s movement. The opening performance with choreography by Jingyee Shen, music by Chrstine Zhou and Hanan Bensho, and structures by Ben Gough, will be a one-time only experience. Sculptures will be exhibited until May 3. Find out more here.
Free // 15:00 (Open 10:00 – 18:00 from Tuesday – Sunday)
3-4/F, Zone A, 869,Yinghua Road near Fangdian Road // 樱花路869号A区3-4楼, 近芳甸路
Burlesque Basics: 3-hour workshop for beginners @ TangoGo Shanghai
Catch the international award winning burlesque headliner Anna Fur Laxis at her 3-hour bootcamp this Saturday. Get in touch with your femininity and get a taste of what burlesque performance is in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. In this introductory course we will cover the basics of burlesque movement, on (and off!) stage confidence, the art of tease, working with props and how to begin to find your own burlesque persona and style! Find out more here. RSVP at [email protected] or on Wechat: ZoukShanghai. Without registration availability is not fully guaranteed.
450 RMB at door // 14:00 – 17:00
Building 5 666 Xin Hua road near Yang Zhai road // 舞蹈工作室, 新华路666号弄, 5号楼会所, 靠近杨宅路
Opening: Welcome to Birdhead Again @ Shanghart Gallery
Local artists Song Tao and Ji Weiyu set up Birdhead as a creative collective in 2004. This collection spans from Birdhead’s older works to several new photography series. The artists often turn their lens to their home city of Shanghai, zooming in on the social contradictions and controversies. On until June 7. More information here.
Free // 16:00 – 19:00 (Open 13:00 -18:00 Tuesday – Sunday)
Building 18 50 Moganshan Road near Changhua Road // 香格纳画廊和H空间[地图] 莫干山路50号16和18号楼
NYC Special @ Craft
Vodka lounge Craft gives tribute to the era when disco became house in New York City. Ben Thriller and American Booze DJs will be playing 30 years of NYC club anthems. Expect sounds of The Loft, Paradise Garage, and Zanzibar.
Free // 22:00
7 Donghu Road above Cinderella KTV 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号
Ginger’s weekend brunch @ Ginger by the Park
Ginger by the Park does brunch every weekend. Their menu consists of flavors ranging from North Africa, Southern India, Japan, China and more. Brunch sets start from 148 RMB per person. Find out more here.
No cover // 10:00 – 22:00
91 Xingguo Road near Hunan Road // 兴国路91号, 近湖南路
Pop that Brunch @ Pop American Brasserie
Get a 2 course weekend brunch at new Three on the Bund spot Pop American Brasserie for 208 RMB. Add in dessert for an extra 50 RMB. There’ll be live music in the afternoon as well. Find out more here.
No cover // 14:00 – 17:00 (live music)
Three on the Bund, 7/F 17 Guangdong Road near Zhongshan Dong Yi Road // 广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
Last week: Michael Joaquin Grey: My Lagerstätte @ Chronus Art Center
Last week for this solo show by American artist Michael Joaquin Grey called My Lagerstätte. The exhibit comprises three massive cinematic works which come together to tell an audiovisual epic of a journey to the center of the solar system. Ends May 2. Get more information here.
No cover // 11:00 – 18:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Building 18 50 Moganshan Road near Aomen Road // 莫干山路50号18号楼, 近澳门路
Join The Riot @ Yuyintang
Check out Join the Riot during their tour through China. This Swedish Indie band was founded in Stockholm in 2013. Support by Banana Moneky and Running Blue. Find out more here.
40 RMB // 21:00
851 Kaixuan Road near West Yan’an Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
La Bota One Year Anniversary Party @ La Bota
Celebrate Spanish restaurant La Bota’s first year anniversary with them this Sunday. They have free flow tapas, sangria, mixed drinks and beer for 150 RMB. There’ll also be live Spanish music, prize giveaways, and flamenco dancing.
150 RMB (Free flow) // 18:00 – 22:30
426 Dagu Road near First Shimen Road // 大沽路426号, 近石门一路
Basix @ QSW Culture Centre
Danish vocal pop and a-cappella group Basix will perform at the QSW this Sunday night. The band has been together since 1999. During those 16 years, they have released five albums with music ranging from pop, jazz, r&b, soul to rock. They’ve also won five CARA awards, including Best European Album. Find out more about them here.
150 RMB // 20:00
179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road // 宜昌路179号，近江宁路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Evelien van der Veer