Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Dîner en Blanc
Dîner en Blanc hits Shanghai! For those of you unfamiliar with the concept: Dîner en Blanc is a “secret” diner where people come together (in white) for a chic picnic. You bring your own (preferably fancy) picnic basket, white linen, table, two white chairs, champagne or wine (no beer or hard liquors allowed)… and simply enjoy the people around you. There’ll be some entertainment in the form of live music and other “surprises”. The location remains a secret. Register and find out more here.
45 USD – or use a special invitation code
The First Comic Con Shanghai @ Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing (CECIS)
Reed Pop, one of the largest Comic Con organizers in America, is bringing Comic Con (SHCC) to Shanghai for the first time ever this weekend. Expect comic book artists Adi Granov (Iron Man), David Finch (creator of Batman: The Dark Knight), Billy Tan (Green Lantern), and a few Chinese artists like Benjamin, J*RYU, Zhang Moyi, Wang Maomao (creator of Tuzki, that rabbit in your WeChat animated sticker collection) there for meet-and-greets. Comic Con Shanghai will host a cosplay competition as well. LeeAnna Vamp and Nicole Marie Jean will take seats at the judges panel. Get more information here.
From 150 RMB // 09:00 – 21:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
2739 Guangfu Xi Road near Zhongjiang Road // 光复西路2739号, 近中江路
Opening: LLND solo exhibition @ Noeli Gallery
The mad French duo LLND are mostly known for their intense electronic music and noise. They also make compelling visual works. A series of mixed media paintings and photos of soundwaves in water, and sand installations are shown at this exhibit at Noeli. Find out more here. Until June 11.
No cover // 12:00 – 21:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
150 B Yueyang Road near Yongjia Road // 岳阳路150B号 近永嘉路
Quorum Ballet Correr O Fado @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
Correr O Fado brings Fado (melancholic Portugese folk music) and modern dance together for the first time. Choreography by Daniel Cardoso, who trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. In 2009 the dance company was awarded the prize for Best Contemporary Dance Company in Portugal. Get tickets here.
180 – 580 RMB // 19:00 – 21:00
425 Dingxiang Road near Century Boulevard // 上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号
City wide photo competition @ Factory 54
Anther one of Studio 191’s monthly photo competitions unfolds at Factory 54. This month’s theme is “people (人)”. A silent auction will go down at the exhibition (100% of the sale goes to the photographer). Go check out the participants in the photo competition at their exhibition party. Find out more here.
Free (so get your hands on a piece of art!) // 19:00 – 22:00
5/F, 195 Guangfu Road near Wuzhen Road // 光复路195号5楼, 近乌镇路
Maximum Rock and Roll Global Benefit Concert @ Yuyintang
Maximum Rocknroll, started in 1982, is one of the first punk zines dedicated to the counter culture. It’s completely run by punks. MRR is putting out a call all over the world for those involved to try and pitch in and help them out. Six of Shanghai’s gnarliest punk bands have come together to support the good cause: Torturing Nurse, Loudspeaker, Round Eye, Smoking Area, Zi Lu and Pinball City. Get more information here.
60 RMB // 21:00 – 00:30
851 Kaixuan Road near West Yan’an Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Shanghai All-Stars x B.I.S. @ The Shelter
Shanghai All-Stars and the Come Correct crew host the annual B.I.S. party, which is one of biggest annual B-Boy and dancing events in China. Expect lots of crews from provinces you’ve never even heard of. Music by DJ Caution, T-Plus, and Jyes, and a live sets by Xiao Ou & Peewee (Norwegian x Mandarin hip hop — fresh), Cha Cha, and many more.
50 RMB // 22:00
Basement of 5 Yongfu Road near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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[Top image via ECNS.CN]
By Evelien van der Veer