Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Last week: ShPRIDE: Art & Photo Exhibition @ Polar Bear Gallery
This year’s Pride theme is “Love is our Future’, featuring the paintings and photos of international artists, such as Moggy Chang, James Jarvis and Gabriel Munguia. The exhibition runs throughout the week since last Friday. A silent auction on the work will also be held. Proceeds goes to ShanghaiPRIDE.
No cover // 10:00 – 18:00
4B-113, 50 Moganshan Road near Zhongtan Road (Metro Line 4 Zhongtan Road Station) // 莫干山路50号M50创意园区4B－113号 (近中潭路,地铁4号线中潭路站)
German Riesling Weeks @ Hakkasan
For a unique food and wine experience presented to you by chef and sommeliers, go enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner today at Hakkasan for the German Riesling Weeks where the German Wine Institute brings you the top Shanghai restaurants, including Yongfoo Elite, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Napa Wine & Kitchen, Scarpetta, Light and Salt, and HUSK. The German Riesling Weeks which started last Friday and run until next Monday, June 22. Click here for reservation and information.
258 RMB (per person, Wine Pairing Lunch Menu) 498 RMB (per person, Wine Pairing Dinner Menu) (subject to 10% service charge)// midday – 22:00
5/F, No.18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu District // 黄浦区中山东一路18号(外滩18号)5层
Happy Father’s Day Teppanyaki @ Ambrosia
Treat your father to Ambrosia for a special Father’s Day 11 course set menu, which includes seafood, foie gras, and Australian cuts of beef, cooked at your table. The teppanyaki deal lasts all week. Call 6431 3935 to make a reservation.
588 RMB (per person, plus 10% service charge, includes a glass of red wine) // 17:30 – 23:00 (Monday – Friday) 11:00 – 23:00 (Weekend)
150 Fenyang Road near Yueyang Road // 汾阳路150号, 近岳阳路
Stay In Character @ BeerGrdn
BeerGrdn hosts a meetup which connects everyone from theatre: film directors, producers, agents, screen writers, production crew members, amateurs, professionals, and even models. The networking night will kick start with a short film premiere of ‘Shanghai Story’.
35 RMB (drinks/food menu) // 19:00 – Late
183 Jiaozhou Road near Xinzha Road // 胶州路183号, 近新闸路
18th Shanghai International Film Festival ‘Birdman’ @ Jiading Cinema
Don’t miss ‘Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ screening tonight at Jiading Cinema for an American black comedy film in the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival. The well-received film, which has won four Oscar awards and two Golden Globe awards, brings you Michael Keaton as the protagonist who transforms from a washed-up actor to opening his Broadway play. The Film Festival runs from last Saturday till Sunday. Check the screening schedules here.
From 50 RMB // 20:45 – 22:44
149 Chengzhong Road // 城中路149号
Piano Sessions Vol.5 by Francesca Han @ Unico
Head over to Unico tonight and take advantage of the rare deal at the Bund: no cover for Piano Sessions Vol. 5. From New York to South Korea, the concert jazz pianist Francesca Han, has gathered a huge following, and now it’s our turn to watch her perform live on stage as she make her China debut which goes after an intimate vibe. Call 5308 5399 to make a reservation.
No cover // starts from 21:30
Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 No. 1 East Zhongshan Road, near Guangdong Road // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
I Am Your Labyrinth @ 1933 Contemporary
Works by Chinese artists including Cai Zebin, Jia Chun, Gong Xu, Liu Guoqiang, Miao Jing and Liu Chang, Ren Jie, Su Xiangpan, Wu Wei, Yi Lian, Zheng Tianming and Zheng Wenxin will be featured in 1933 Contemporary. On from May 30 until June 29.
N.A.. // 10:30 – 18:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Third Floor, 611 Liyang Road near Haining Road // 溧阳路611号1933老场坊1号楼, 近海宁路
Microscope @ Leo Gallery
Go check out tonight at Leo Gallery for the works from Wen Wu, Ren Zhitian, Li Yiwen, Lin Ke and Hu Weiyi. With diverse works and various mediums, each artist showcases their individual aesthetic and philosophy. On from May 31 to July 17.
No cover // 11:00 – 19:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Road near Taian Road // 武康路376号, 近泰安路
Daily Happy Hour @ The Thirsty Seahorse
Yes, happy hour every day! The Thirsty Seahorse does five hours of drink deals every day. You get craft beer deals and 50% off all draft and bottle beers, wine and cocktails. Go and grab a drink with your friends.
25 RMB (beer) 25 RMB (wine) from 40 RMB (cocktail) // 16:00 – 21:00
205 Wulumuqi Nan Road near Zhaojiabang Road // 乌鲁木齐南路205号, 近肇家浜路
Mojito Madness @ Bounty Rhumerie
Bounty Rhumerie makes one of the best mojito in town. What’s more, they are doing buy 1 get 1 free tonight! Expect fantastic bartenders, Fresh mint and Havana 3Yo.
Buy one get one free // 18:00 – 02:00
550 Wuding Road near Xikang Road // 武定路550号, 近西康路
Hiroshima Mon Amour @ Sip ‘n’ Paint
Sip ‘n’ Paint’s movie night is on again. You can bring your own food while taking advantage of their drink deals. This week’s screening will be ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ (1959), filled with scandal and drama between a French actress and a Japanese arhitect. Enjoy 50% off on white wine and sparkling wine. Various drinks and popcorn are also available.
No cover // Movie starts at 19:00
3/F, 368 South Shanxi Road near Fuxing Road // 陕西南路368号3楼, 近复兴路
Hakkatini Night @ Hakkasan
Hakkasan offers martinis deal every Wednesday night. Go and enjoy some posh Chinese food along with complimentary dim sum and petit fours on deck.
48 RMB (martinis and other selected cocktails, plus 10% service charge) // 19:00 – Late (Wednesday)
Bund 18, 5/F, 18 No. 1 East Zhongshan Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路
What’s Left to Appear @ Long Museum
Long Museum has invited Ding Yi, the master of abstraction in China, to hold a solo exhibition where 10 huge new pieces, will be showcased. The masterpieces, which are painted on wood board for the first time, feature Ding Yi’s signature ‘x’ and ‘x’ mark visual aesthetic. The pieces are also accentuated by the carving technique of chipping away at the multiple layers of paint. On till July 26.
50 RMB // 10:00 – 17:30 (Tuesday – Sunday) 16:30 (last entry)
3398 Longteng Avenue near Ruining Road // 龙腾大道3398号, 近瑞宁路
Patrick Aalk’s solo exhibition ‘Eyes and Lines’ @ ARTCN Gallery
Patrick Aalk is a French-born artist who became a nonconformist photographer after his Eastern experience. He has been around since the 1980s and takes evocative and abstractly composed photographs, often drawing viewers into a different universe of emotions. Ends July 10.
No cover // 11:00 – 18:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
423 Guangfu Road near Wuzhen Road // 光复路423号，近乌镇路
Vladimir Ashkenazy & The Philharmonia Orchestra @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
One of the world’s great orchestras, the Philharmonia Orchestra, is playing tonight in Shanghai! The great 20th century classical artists Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, Toscanini, Karajan and Giulini have all collaborated with the 1984-found orchestra. On for two nights only.
380 – 1680 RMB // from 19:30
425 Dingxiang Road near Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
A Letter from an Unknown Woman @ Shanghai Art Theatre
This drama, directed by Meng Jinghui, is based on a Stefan Zweig novel which features the life of a woman who falls in love with the wrong one. The man who is a rich writer only considers the poor woman a one-night-stand, but she gets pregnant and spends her life obsessed with a memory. Before she dies, she writes him a letter…
100 – 380 RMB // 19:30 – 21:30 (Wednesday – Sunday)
466 Jiangning Road near Kangding Road // 江宁路466号,近康定路
ShPRIDETrivia Night @ Lucca Café & Lounge
A classic Pride event, with prizes given out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The event will be in Chinese and English, hosted by the fabulous celeb Venus of Shangay. Bring your friends and family for a night of trivia fun!
No cover // 20:00 – Late
390 Panyu Road near Fahuazhen Road // 长宁区番禺路309号
Summer Block Party & Sale @ Shokay
Time to shop till you drop! Shokay, a fashion boutique in Xuhui which makes socially responsible knits, is holding a 30% off sale between 10:00 and 22:00 and a party with free snacks and a DJ that comes out at 17:00. Accessories by designers Kate Wood, Finch Swimwear and Hazel & Marie are also available. Cocktails and food for purchase.
30% off every purchase // 10:00 – 22:00
35 Shaoxing Road near South Shanxi Road // 绍兴路35号, 近陕西南路
Dinner deal @ Luce della Vita
Go to the Italian restaurant and enjoy their dinner deal: 150 RMB per person. The meal includes starters, main courses and deserts, cocktails tickets for Luce’s night club, as well as one bottle of wine offered for two bottles of wine bought. From last Monday till July 3.
150 RMB (per person) // 14:30 – 02:00 (Tuesday – Friday)
4/F, 88 Middle Jinling Road near Middle Xizang Road // 金陵中路88号上海音乐厅4楼, 近西藏中路
Sam Tripoli @ Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant
Go and watch Sam Tripoli as he gives out a great stand-up comedy show tonight at Blue Marlin! After this show, he’ll also perform on Friday and Saturday at the Shanghai Comedy Club. Three nights only!
170 RMB (pre-sale) 250 RMB (at door) // from 19:00
No. 17, 199 Fangdian Road near Dingxiang Road // 芳甸路199弄17号, 近丁香路
ShPRIDE Women Up! @ The British Centre
A professional women’s networking event dedicated to empower women of all orientation and identities to have greater confidence in pursuing a career or owning a business. Five professional women leaders will share their experiences and challenges at their workplace or business, including secrets to success and various useful skills. There’ll be complimentary wine, snacks and raffle prizes. ID or passport is required for entry. Register here.
No cover // 19:00 – 22:00
17/F, Garden Square, 968 West Beijing Road near Taixing Road // 北京西路968号嘉地中心17楼（近泰兴路）
ShPRIDE Theatre Festival ‘Bite My Thumb’ @ East West Theatre
Go check out this reinvention of Romeo & Juliet! The gay love triangle version of the classic is written by Carolyn Gage, a multiple award-winning playwright and activist who specializes in non-traditional roles for women. Book tickets here.
120 RMB // doors open at 19:30 & 21:00; shows at 20:00 & 21:30
Happiness 42, 42 Xingfu Road near Fahuazhen Road // 幸福路42号近法华镇路
ShPRIDE Ladies Party @ The Apartment
A ladies party filled with entertainment, sexiness, and freebies. The first 200 L-user-ladies will be given free shooters. Guys in drag are also welcomed!
No cover // 21:00 – 03:00
Room 302, 3/F, 47 Yongfu Road near West Fuxing Road // 永福路47号3楼近复兴西路
Heaven Summer Dragon Boat Festival @ ICON
China’s iconic gay circuit event Heaven by Angel Events Shanghai has been around since 2011. This year its 2015 Summer parties will take place during the Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. It’s the very first time in the Chinese LGBTQ event to have a gay event in a sports stadium in Shanghai! Three world famous DJs and producers will be headlining the three night event: DJ Nacho Chapado from Spain, DJ GSP from Greece and DJ Alex Acosta from Mexico! Supporting acts are DJ Odin from Taipei, DJ Herric also from Taipei and Shanghai’s very own DJ Javy. Expect circuit house, tribal, techno and dance music. About 3,000 hot guys from all over China and southeast Asia are estimated to fly to Shanghai to attend this Heaven weekender. Buy tickets here.
150 RMB (opening and closing party) – 250 RMB (main event) at the door // 21:00 (Friday – Sunday)
Opening and closing event at ICON inside Shanghai Stadium, Gate7 on Lingling Road near Xietu Road // 上海体育场7号门, 零陵路 近斜土路
Main event at Shanghai Luwan Stadium, 128 Zhaojiabang Road near South Shaanxi Road // 肇嘉浜路128号 近陕西南路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
By Joyce Ng