Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Ice Cream Social @ Gracie’s and Kate & Kim
What’s better than having ice cream in this hot summer? Gracie’s and Kate & Kimi will co-host this afternoon an ice cream social. For 50 RMB, you get one flavor plus unlimited toppings. Also, unlimited ice cream for children.
No cover // 14:00 – 17:00
206 Xinle Road near Donghu Road // 新乐路206号, 近东湖路
A Night with Chef Bruno Ferrari @ Azul Urban
The Eduardo Vargas flagship Azul Urban is hosting a pop-up dinner with Italian Chef Bruno Ferrari, who in the past two years has been with Calypso. The Italian meals will cost 148 RMB for two courses, 198 RMB for three courses, and 248 RMB for four courses. 4 nights only.
148 – 248 RMB // 18:00
K11 Art Mall, 4/F, 300 Huaihai Middle Road near South Huangpi Road // 淮海中路300号4楼, 近黄陂南路
NYO-USA with Dutoit and YUNDI @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Don’t miss the performance by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) which annually brings together some of the most talented young musicians in the US, ages 16-19. Led by Charles Dutoit, the orchestra’s concert program will include the premiere of a new work from award-winning Chinese composer Tan Dun, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for NYO-USA, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with guest soloist YUNDI; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
180 – 1080 RMB // 19:30
425 Dingxiang Road near Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
Summer Gaze Tour 2015 @ Yuyintang
Future Gaze, a new project featuring Clement Pony and Sharon Q, is debuting tonight at Yuyintang. Expect new wave, electronic, house, etc., with support from Dirty Fingers, Double Dragon Extreme DJ Team, Non Plus Of Color, and Little Monster.
60 RMB // doors open at 21:00
851 Kaixuan Road near West Yan’an Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
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
Weekend Brunch @ La Rue
Head to La Rue for an amazing weekend brunch with selections from sushi, cold cuts, cereals, cheese to a carvery station. There’re also sashimi sliced to order, an omelet station, and a dessert table with a chocolate fountain. Yum. Deals on booze is not included in the price.
239 RMB (plus 15% charge) // 11:00 – 15:00 (Saturdays and Sundays)
118 Ruijin Second Road near Fuxing Middle Road // 瑞金二路118号, 近复兴中路
Spark 5th Meetup @ Techcode
Join this 5th Meetup of the Spark community co-organized by Intel and Qiniu. Three experts, including an IBM platform computing architect, have been invited to give three insightful talks this afternoon. The topics include “Spark on IBM Platform Computing”, implementing hadoop/spark, and HiMeter big data performance analysis framework. Get more information here.
N.A. // 13:00 – 17:00
12/F, Block C, Chamtime Plaza, Lane 3, 2889 Jinke Road // 金科路2889弄3号长泰广场C座12层
Volunteer at a Homeless Shelter Open House @ Bean
Participate in this meaningful event and help those in need! Volunteers will help around the shelter with organizational tasks, and will also play ping pong, drink tea, and play card games with residents and visitors. Life outside the shelter is rough, and this is an opportunity to offer some of Shanghai’s less fortunate a space to relax and enjoy some fun activities and conversations. RSVP by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “Homeless Shelter – July 18”.
N.A. // 14:00 – 16:00
TBC, Zhabei District // 待确认, 闸北区
Opening: “Weed Party” Exhibition @ Leo Xu Projects
Check out Zheng Bo’s cool exhibition opening today at this quiet Nongtang lane gallery. The works see the Beijing-born artist rethink Chinese political history through plants. The talented artist was also involved in the Plants Occupy Shenzhen for the city’s 2014 Sculpture Biennale. On through August 23. Find out more here.
N.A. // 16:00 – 19:00
Building 3, 49 West Fuxing Road near Yongfu Road // 复兴西路49号3号楼, 近永福路
Stand Up Comedy by Matt Davis @ Camel
Stand up comedian and writer Matthew Davis has been touring nationally since age 17. Over the years Davis has worked with the likes of Dave Attell, Dave Chappell, Kevin Pollack and countless others. In addition to stand-up, Matt writes and develops short films, and is a writer for Jabtv.com as well as the youngest member of the writing group 5 Guys in a Garage. Expect Davis’ dark, surreal observational comedy at his headlining show in Shanghai. Only one show on this Friday at 8:30 PM and two shows on Saturday nights at 8 PM and 10 PM!
170 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (at the door) // 20:00 and 22:00
1 Yueyang Road // 岳阳路1号
Late Happy Hour @ Mayita
This Mexican restaurant is doing a late happy hour every Friday and Saturday. Go and take advantage of their drink deals – buy-one-get-one-free on their top-ten cocktails and selected beers, as well as buy-two-get-one-free on pitchers of Margaritas and Sangria. What’re you waiting for?
No cover // 22:00 – Late
6/F, 98 Shouning Road near South Xizang Road // 寿宁路98号6楼, 近西藏南路
Outdoor Patio Yoga @ Andaz Xintiandi
Bring your family and friends to this free outdoor yoga session presented to you by Karma Life Yoga. Make sure to register in advance as spots are limited. Get more information here.
No cover // 10:00 – 11:00
88 Songshan Road near Taicang Road //嵩山路88号, 近太仓路
Brunch Deal @ Da Ivo
This Italian fine restaurant is doing semi-buffet brunch every Sunday with options from over 30 kinds of Italian cuisines. For 398 RMB, you get one signature main and free flow of special drink. An additional 198 RMB will get you free flow of sparkling wine. What’s more, no service charges until after end of July.
388 RMB (includes free flow of special drink) // 11:30 – 15:30
23/F, 1 East Jingling Road near East Zhongshan Second Road // 金陵东路1号23楼, 近中山东二路
Social Networking Brunch @ Young Swiss in China
The non-profit organization Young Swiss in China is organizing their first brunch of the year that gathers young Swiss with different backgrounds and career paths. The buffet offers an array of appetizers, breakfast favourites and deserts. There’s also a main course to order, a juice and smoothie bar, cheese, fruits, cold cuts and more. Get more information here.
128 RMB (per person) // 12:00
1525 Dingxi Road // 区定西路1525号
Game Night @ Feeling Cafe bar and Grill
Head to this cafe for a fun game night hosted by Kayley Johnson. The quiz game consists of three rounds with crazy tasks and amazing prizes. Introduction starts at 7:45 PM, but get there early as tables are limited. You can also stop by early for dinner. High level of English is required. Get more information here.
No cover // 19:45
37 East Meng Zi Road // 蒙自东路号
2015 MINI Festival: English Chamber Orchestra @ Shanghai Concert Hall
The English Chamber Orchestra is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, its discography containing 860 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers. The ECO has also performed in more countries than any other orchestra, and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The three-night concert will end on Sunday night with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 performed by Stephanie Gonley.
80 – 480 RMB // 19:30
523 East Yan’an Road near East Jin Ling Road // 延安东路523近金陵东路
John Jam Session 5.0 @ La Stazione
This Italian restaurant hosts one of Shanghai’s oldest jam sessions every Sunday night. The renowned John Shanghai will lead the jam. You can also rock up with instruments, sing, or just chill there.
No cover // 21:30 – Late
98 Yanping Road near Xinzha Road // 延平路98号, 近新闸路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Joyce Ng