Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Healthy Cooking 101 @ Sprout Lifestyle
Sprout Lifestyle hosts a cooking course every Friday and Saturday. The course, which is suitable for beginners, aims to teach participants how to cook in a more healthy way. If you sign up for 10 classes or more, you get a discounted price of only 150 RMB per class. Bring a notebook if you want to take notes. Make sure to RSVP here.
200 RMB (per class) // 10:30 – 12:00 (Friday) 14:00 – 15:30 (Saturday)
388 South Shaanxi Road near Fuxing Road // 陕西南路388号，近复兴路
Live music with the Hongkou Tonks @ The Pearl
Go and watch the Hongkou Tonks, the only country rock band in Shanghai, plays covers of your favourite country legends. Free line dance lesson from professional instructors is also available at 8 PM. Happy Hour from 5 – 8 PM, but the bourbon and beer flow all night long for 30 RMB. Call 13764889962 to make a reservation.
50 RMB (at the door, includes a free drink); No cover (for girls with daisy dukes) // 17:00 (door opens); 21:00 (show starts)
471 Zhapu Road near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
Movie Under the Stars @ iKandy
The Titanic is playing tonight on the terrace of the Pudong Shangri-la’s “Ultralounge”, where beanbags and lawn chairs are all set up. A movie night menu with snacks and drinks is also available. On every Friday through the end of August. Top Gun will be played next Friday.
No cover // movie starts at 19:00
5/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fucheng Road near Yincheng Middle Road // 浦城路33号5楼, 近银城中路
Beyond Time @ Shanghai Culture Square
Don’t miss this unforgettable performance brought to you by the Taiwanese U-Theatre. With a mix of traditional martial arts, choreography, energetic oriental percussion, tai chi, dance and meditation techniques, the show is described by the New York Times as “a great and complex beauty to the drumming, sounds, and silence…” An entrancing and remarkably poised oriental ritual plays out in front of the audience, while dancers and musicians experience every performance as an intense physical and spiritual journey. Two nights only.
150 – 550 RMB // 19:15
No. 597 Fuxing Middle Road // 复兴中路597号
ShPRIDE Theatre Festival ‘BENT: Songs & Stories of Love’ @ Urban Aphrodite
Musical performance and powerful true stories of members of the Shanghai LGBTQ community will be blended together into this amazing concert performance, which is defined as” the end of the millennium” generation. Expect love, laughter and songs. To book tickets, please send information of name, date, phone number and email to [email protected] for tickets, under the title of “ShPTF_“BENT”_Ticket”.
150 RMB (pre-sale); 180 RMB (at the door) // 19:30 (door opens); 20:00 (show starts)
Jiadu Theatre, 4/F, 719 Yan’an Xi Road near Caojiayan Road //延安西路719号, 近曹家堰路
Opening Party: Heaven Summer Dragon Boat Festival @ ICON & Shanghai Luwan Stadium
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. The party runs for three nights till Sunday. Buy tickets here.
150 RMB (at the door) // 21:00 – LATE
ICON inside Shanghai Stadium, Gate 7 on Lingling Road near Xietu Road // 上海体育场7号门零陵路, 近斜土路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Joyce Ng