Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
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
Panorama Party @ Lune
Grab some cheap drinks tonight at the Panorama Party hosted by Lune. DJ Santarromana will be there to play you house music all night long.
No cover // 22:30 – Late
4F, 218 Xinle Road near Donghu Road // 新乐路218号, 东湖路路口
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Joyce Ng