Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai PRIDE Run @ Al Fresco Area, Langham Xintiandi
Participants will pass through Shanghai’s various iconic sights in the 6-kilometre city run, and receive a goody bag which include the official American Apparel Pride T-shirt, free entry to the Pink BBQ happening after that, and lube. Due to limited allocation for runners, all participants need to register online in advance. All donations will be sent to Qing’ai, Shanghai’s community center for young men and women living with HIV. Register here.
100 RMB (minimum donation, includes Pink BBQ) // 09:00 – 11:00
Intersection of South Huangpi Road and Xingan Road // 上海新天地朗廷酒店, 黄陂南路与兴安路交口
Pink BBQ @ XTD elevated, Langham Xintiandi
Run participants will all be invited to the lunchtime BBQ to enjoy diversity and watch ‘colourful performances’. Non-runners joining their friends are also welcomed.
200 RMB (all you can eat) // 11:00 – 14:00
99 Madang Road near Taicang Road // 上海新天地朗廷酒店5楼, 黄浦区马当路99号, 近太仓路
Suzhoubury Music Festival @ The Bookworm Suzhou
A two-day music festival held outside the Bookworm in downtown Suzhou. Popular bands in Suzhouwill be performing, such as The Surging Waves, rap-rock group Pyroglyphix and indie-folk songwriter Matt Thackray and many more.
No cover // All-day (Starting at 12:00 on Saturday)
Gunqxiufang 77, Shiquan Road Suzhou (corner of Shi quan Street and Ping Qiao Zhi Road) // 苏州 十全街 滚绣坊 77 (十全街和平桥值街的路口
Orpheus @ East Wing Theatre
A classic by French playwright Jean Cocteau, presented to you by Shanghai Theatre Academy and Children’s Cooperation Center. The performance will be in English with Chinese and French subtitles.
60 RMB (pre-sale) – 70 RMB (at the door) // 14:00
4/F Red Building, Shanghai Theatre Academy, 630 Huashan Road // 华山路630号上海戏剧学院红楼4楼
The Classic Buskers @ Shanghai Children’s Theatre
The Classic Busker is a musical show which offers an entertaining and fun-filled journey for everyone, regardless of your knowledge of classical music.
180 – 380 RMB // 19:30 (Saturday) 14:30 (Sunday)
800 Miaojiang Road, near Xizhang South Road // 苗江路800号近西藏南路
Chaiti Music Festival @ Shanghai Centre
This is a performance where Indian Classical Music meets Shanghai. The festival spreads across two days, with the first day focusing on instrumental music and the second on vocals and a fusion session with local Jazz artists.
100 – 200 RMB // 19:00 – 21:00 (Saturday) 16:00 – 18:00 (Sunday)
1376 Nanjing West Road, near Xikang Road // 南京西路1376号近西康路
Rooftop Performance: Sensory @ Factory 54
This is the second installment in a series of themed rooftop experiences. “Sensory” features a film screening and a ten-part food tasting. It is a free event, but you can make donations on-site to support the rescue efforts in Nepal.
No cover // 18:00
5/F, 195 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu // 光复路195号5楼, 近乌镇路
Threatre Festival ‘Vagina Monologues’ @ Zhihe Society of Fudan University
Heartrending monologues about a newly-wed lesbian couple who have finally been recognized by their families; a couple whose relationship strains under the difficult realities of one partner’s transition from male-to-female, as her girlfriend struggles with a desire to keep up a “normal” straight life; and a married couple who meet a special lady and share their lives together.
No cover // 18:30 – 20:30
Room 202, Guanghua Building East Wing, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Yangpu District (near Guoding Road) // 杨浦区邯郸路220号复旦大学光华楼东辅楼202室吴文政报告厅
Shanghai PRIDE Opening Party @ The Pearl
Join Shanghai PRIDE as they kick of its 7th year! The launch party has performances revolving around the 5 elements: earth, wind, water, fire, and love. Find out more here.
100 RMB (includes one drink) // 21:00 – 02:00
471 Zhapu Road near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
By Joyce Ng and Crystal Lau