Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Hidden Hero @ UNDEFINE M50
Head over to M50 gallery UNDEFINE for their new exhibition Hidden Hero which started just last Saturday. Oliver Dressen, creative director of the world-famous creative studio Design Hero, will showcase his new works. Expect “hidden” art, bikinis, interactive installations. On through end of July.
No cover // 10:30 – 18:00
Room 105, Building 6, 50 Moganshan Road near West Suzhou Road // 莫干山路50号6号楼105室, 近西苏州路
Maca root menu @ Man Ho
Looking for healthy dishes? Man Ho may be the right place for you. Chef Eiddy has prepared a menu of dishes made with the ancient superfood Maca, which is known for energy-enhancing health benefits.
From 300 RMB // 17:30 – 22:00
4/F, Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, 555 Xizang Zhong Road near Guling Road // 西藏中路555号
Alenko @ On Stage
One of Swiss’s best singer-songwriter Alenko is playing tonight at On Stage! For over 15 years, the talented artist has built up a solid following with extremely poetic songs and an enchanting sound that has elements of reggae, soul and funk.
50 RMB (at the door) // 20:30 – 22:00
A2-101, Red Town, 570 West Huaihai Road near Hongqiao Road // 淮海西路570号红坊艺术文化社区A2-101室, 近虹桥路
True Detective Screening @ Arcade
The cocktail bar Arcade screens the week’s newest episode of True Detective every Monday night at 10 PM. Always in hi-def with surround sound. For a better seat, make sure to get there before 9:30 PM.
N.A. // starts at 22:00
2/F, 57 Fuxing Xi Road near Yongfu Road // 复兴西路57号2楼, 近永福路
Latino Night @ La Stazione
Live Latin band plays every Monday night at La Stazione. Expect bachata, salsa, merengue and more. You also get glasses of prosecco and mojitos for 40 RMB.
No cover // 22:00 – 2:00
98 Yanping Road near Xinzha Road // 延平路98号, 近新闸路
Forgotten Promises @ Hakgojae Gallery
Check out Mari Kim’s works in Hakgojae Gallery. With a background of animation training, the gifted artist has created cartoon-like, doe-eyed characters with clean, distinct lines and simple colour palettes. Click here for more information.
No cover // 10:00 – 18:00
101, Building 9, 50 Moganshan Road West Suzhou Road // 莫干山路50号9号楼
Pizza deal @ MammaMia
MammaMia hosts a pizza night deal every Tuesday, where you get free flow of pizza! For 98 RMB, you get free flow of draft beer; for 188 RMB, you even get free flow of house wines. What are you still waiting for?
No cover // 19:00 – 22:00
2/F, 1333 Huaihai Zhong Road near Changshu Road // 淮海中路1333号2楼, 近常熟路
Movie night @ Sip ‘n’ Paint
Head over to Sip ‘n’ Paint today as they screen the movie Frida (2002). The movie is a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. No cover, with minimum purchase of one drink. Popcorn and a variety of wine and other drinks will be available for purchase.
No cover // 19:00 – 22:00
368 South Shanxi Road near Fuxing Road // 陕西南路368号3楼，近复兴路
Reiki Share @ Sprout Lifestyle
Experience an evening of spiritual connection by receiving Reiki at this once-a-month event. Reiki enhances the body’s self-healing system, reduces stress, removes toxins and more. Expectant mothers and children can also be benefited. Click here for more information.
50 RMB // 19:00 – 20:30
388 South Shaanxi Road near Fuxing Road // 陕西南路388号, 近复兴路
5,000th performance @ Cotton Club
Get overwhelmed with the 5,000th performance brought to you by Cotton Club, which has been playing a major role in the city’s music scene since 1990s. The Cotton Club Band will start wailing at 9:45 PM and promise you a long, festive night.
No cover // 21:00 – Late
1416 Huaihai Middle Road near Fuxing Road // 淮海中路1416号, 近复兴路
Naoko Tanaka Jazz Trio @ JZ Club
Go and welcome Naoko Tanaka back at JZ Club! The talented jazz pianist is based in New York. Don’t miss your chance to hear her play a night of beautiful original tracks.
No cover // 21:30 – Late
46 West Fuxing Road near Yongfu Road // 复兴西路46号, 近永福路
Let’s Brick Exhibition @ Super Brand Mall
There’ll be huge building blocks in a magical fairyland filled with colour and imagination. Your children also get to create new building blocks. On from last Wednesday through the end of August.
50 RMB // 10:00 – 21:00
Shanghai Zhengda Square, 168 West Lujiazui Road near Lujiazui Circular Road // 陆家嘴西路168号正大广场, 近陆家嘴环路
Lunch Up High @ Miyabi
Go to Japanese restaurant Miyabi and try their lunch set menus, which include various cuisines from sautéed chicken topped with fresh sea urchin rice set, “FENG” Bento Box, to “YA” Bento box.
From 58 RMB // 12:00 – 14:30
59 Sipin Road near Hailun Road // 四平路59号37层, 近海伦路
Pre-July 4th Bash @ Bubba’s
Go to the South Bund and celebrate July 4th with Bubba’s! Rock Suey will play live music on the river’s edge. Cold beverages and treats from the likes of New York Style Pizza, Steak and Oyster Bar, Strictly Cookies, and Bubba’s will be available.
No cover // 12:00 – 20:00
Cool Docks 2, Section 4, 653 Waima Road near Wangjiamatou Road // 外码路653号老码头四库, 近王家码头路
Sexy summer date night @ Cucina
Not sure where to go for a date night? Head over to Cucina! You and your loved one can share a three-course Italian set menu, including salad, appetizer and freshly baked brick-oven pizza.
328 RMB // 17:30 – 21:30
56/F, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Boulevard near Dongtai Road // 世纪大道88号金茂大厦56楼, 近东泰路
Spanish Foodie Fest @ el Ocho
For Spanish food lovers, head over to this cocktail bar to enjoy sexy bites from 20 of Shanghai’s top resident chefs, including Pol García of El Patio, Alvaro Ramos of Tomatito, Unico and more. You get 10 food and drink vouchers for 200 RMB at the door, or for 150 RMB if you make your reservation in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 186 2154 7639. Get more information here.
150 (advance) 200 (at the door) // 18:00 – 21:00
3/F, 99 Taixing Road near West Nanjing Road // 泰兴路99号3楼， 近南京西路
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
The Despair of the Soul 2 @ OFOTO Gallery / ANART
Go check out the works by Joel-Peter Witkin at OFOTO Gallery. From dwarves, transvestites to deformed people, his photographic tableaux capture unusual characters of human life. On from May 26 until next Saturday. Get more information here.
No cover // 10:00 – 18:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
2/F, Building 13, 50 Moganshan Road near West Suzhou Road // 莫干山路50号13号楼2楼近西苏州路
Oh my god! @ LWH Gallery
Don’t miss this interesting exhibition at LWH Gallery! It features works created by a group of Chinese artists that looks at the taboo subject of god. On from May 29 until July 15. Get more information here.
No cover // 10:00 – 18:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Room 102, Building 14, 50 Moganshan Road near West Suzhou Road // 莫干山路50号14号楼102室, 近苏州西路
How to Leverage Web Analytics in China @ Entrepnr
If you’re interested in learning more about the Chinese web analytics market, this is the exact social networking event for you. Thibault Boiron, General Manager Shanghai at a digital commerce agency altima°, will talk about how to leverage web analytics in China. You get to meet people from other sectors and share new ideas on how to run your business. A 2-sets meal and soft drink are included. Get more information here.
150 RMB (advance) 180 RMB (at the door) // starts at 11:45
Belgian Beer Cafe, Jing’an Kerry Center, 1515 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路1515号静安嘉里中心
Oyster night @ Hepcat
The ’50s retro-themed cocktail bar Hepcat hosts an oyster night every thursday since July last year and it ends tonight! For 188 RMB, you get 1 doz of Marlborough oysters, freshly delivered from New Zealand.
No cover // 18:00 – 2:00
2/F, 359 Kangding Road near North Shaanxi Road // 康定路359号, 近陕西北路
Roaring ’20s wine party @ Xuan Lounge
Indulge yourself with a fun wine party hosted by ASC’s Wine Residence and Wine 100! For 200 RMB, you get free flow of wine and canapés. You also get to play against world-renowned Masters of Wine, Andrew Caillard, and win exciting prizes which include one-year Wine Residence membership.
200 RMB (per person) // 19:30 – 21:30
5/F, 55 South Wulumuqi Road near Hengshan Road // 乌鲁木齐南路55号, 近衡山路
Late Night Fever @ Mr & Mrs Bund
Mr & Mrs Bund is offering a late night deal every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They have an awesome menu starting from 250 RMB, and a-la-carte is available at late night price. Except on special event, selected cocktails, champagne and wine bottles are buy-one-get-one-free!
From 250 RMB // 23:00 – 2:00 (Thursday – Saturday)
6/F, Bund 18, Zhongshan Dong Yi Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路外滩18号6楼, 近南京东路
4th July Apocalypse Party @ Inferno
Come celebrate all that is wonderful and horrible about the USA at Bar Inferno! Get overwhelmed by the three playing bands – Smoking Area, The Psyders and Must Be Red. And don’t miss the performances by Burlesque by Paris Vaganza and Bonnie May, as well as Patriotic Comedians from Shanghai Tickler Team. Hosted by Rev. Shining Path of Least Resistance of the Church of the SubGenius, it will be a fun night! For 60 RMB, you get all this plus fireworks at midnight!
N.A. // 20:00 – 4:00
Bund Square, Unit 6-103 Ground Floor, No.810 East Longhua Road near Dapu Road // 东龙华路810号外滩广场地下6-103室, 近打浦路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
By Joyce Ng