Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Last day: Flux – Wang Huangsheng solo exhibition @ Pearl Lam Fine Art
Head over to Pearl Lam Galleries to check out artist and artistic director Wang Huangsheng’s latest exhibition – Flux. The exhibition includes expressive artworks that exude a sense of expansive and creative energy. Exhibits include ink on paper, ink on newspaper, mixed media installations, and video works.
No cover // 11:00 – 19:00
181 Jiangxi Middle Road near Fuzhou Road // 江西中路181号 近福州路
Mum & Bump Yoga @ Casa Lakeville Clubhouse
The Casa Lakeville Clubhouse has just started offering a new series of yoga classes, titled ‘Mum and Bump Parental Yoga’ for mother-to-be. Ladies in their first, second and third trimesters can all participate in the course, which focus on releasing aches and pains common to pregnancy and intracondications. You will also learn about active birth poses while having a relaxing yoga session with other mothers-to-be.
850 RMB (5 classes) // 10:15 – 11:45
506 South Huangpi Road near Zizhong Road, Huangpu district // 黄浦区黄陂南路506号, 近自中路
Take in Nature @ We Gallery
Take in Nature is an exhibition which explores nature and our representations of it, especially through the idea of landscape. Various artists including Barbara Signer, Ester Vonplon, Jiajia Zhang, Michael Bodenmann also took part in the exhibition.
No cover // 10:00 – 17:00
Block 29, 1436, Jungong Road near Minzhi Road,Yangpu district // 杨浦区军工路1436号29幢, 近民治路
Marc Riboud: Liulichang 50th Anniversary @ Beaugeste Gallery
Beaugeste Gallery celebrates the 50th anniversary of Marc Riboud’s iconic photo ‘Windows of an Antique Shop in Liulichang, Peking 1965’ with an exhibition featuring Riboud’s historical records from his early trips to China in 1957 and 1965.
No cover // 10:00 – 18:00
Space 519, Bldg 5, 210 Taikang Road near Ruijin Road, Xuhui district // 徐汇区泰康路210弄, 近瑞金路
Grave Robbers’ Chronicle (Volume 3) 3D Drama @ Shanghai Culture Square
Based on the popular Chinese novel series Grave Robbers’ Chronicles, the drama will certainly be a thrilling experience filled with suspense and mysteries. They story is a bout the grave-robbing adventures of Wu Xie, a young man coming from a long line of tomb-raiders. Get your tickets here.
80 – 680 RMB // 19:30 – 21:30
Block 29, 1436, Jungong Road near Minzhi Road, Yangpu district // 杨浦区军工路1436号29幢, 近民治路
Pigpen Cinema: Paris is Burning @ The Grumpy Pig
Head over to the Grumpy Pig to catch a classic documentary about the ball culture of New York City around the late 80’s, and the African-American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. There will be complimentary popcorns and drinks specials. Doors open at 9 pm, get there early to guarantee a seat.
No cover // 21:30
65-4 Maoming Bei Road near Yan’an Road // 茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路
Audi Football Summit: FC Bayern vs. Inter Milan @ Shanghai Stadium
FC Bayern Munich is playing against 18 times Italian Champion Inter Milan in Shanghai, as part of their Audi Summer Tour China 2015.
199 – 2999 RMB // 20:00
666 Tianyaoqiao Road // 天钥桥路666号
Expert Talk: Longevity of Body and Mind @ The Living Room by Octave
Leading researcher of genetics and raging, Dr. Preston Estep is going to share how genetic knowledge can help improve our health and longevity. He will be discussing issues about genetics, epigenetics, the micro biome and more, and focus on how they influence human health and disease.
200 RMB // 19:00 – 21:00
357 Jianguo Road near Taiyuan Road, Xuhui district // 建国西路357号, 近太原路
What’s Left to Appear @ Long Museum West Bund
The Long Museum has invited Ding Yi, the master of abstraction, to hold a solo exhibition. Ding has created 10 new pieces featuring his signature ‘+’ and ‘x’ mark visual aesthetics. Ding also used carving to accentuate the piece and chipped away multiple layers of paint.
50 RMB // 10:00 – 17:30 (Tue-Sun)
3398 Longteng Avenue near Ruining Road, Xuhui district // 徐汇区龙腾大道3398号, 近瑞宁路
Ghost Stories @ Xinguang Little Theatre
Written by Jeremy Dyson of ‘The League of Gentlemen’ and Andy Nyman (best known for his work with Darren Brown), Ghost Stories is a horror play filled with mysteries, supernatural elements and excitement. The play is notable for its unusual marketing, as there are no production photographs, but only still pictures and video monitors showing the shocked reactions of the audience. The details of the play are kept secret so as to avoid spoiling new audiences. Sound intriguing, right? Go check it out for yourselves. For tickets, click here.
150 / 280 RMB // 19:30 – 21:30
586 Ningbo Road near North Guangxi Road, Huangpu district // 黄浦区宁波路586号, 近广西北
Linkin Park @ Hongkou Football Stadium
Catch the American rock band Linkin Park at Hongkou Football Stadium this Wednesday. The Hunting Party Tour was launched in support of the band’s sixth studio album released last month. You don’t want to miss this!
200 – 1800 RMB// 20:00
No. 444 Dongjiangwan Road, Hongkou // 虹口区东江湾路444号
Heyday 6 Months Anniversary Celebration Concert @ Heyday
Retro jazz lounge Heyday is celebrating their 6 months anniversary with a concert, featuring musicians such as Anne Evenou, Jade Lee, Hazel Gould, Isabelle and the resident Heyday Trio.
No cover // 21:30 – 01:00
50 Taian Road near Xingguo Road, Xuhui district // 徐汇区泰安路50号, 近兴国路
Last day: Photography from the 20th Century: The Private Collection of Jin Hongwei Description @ Shanghai Center of Photography
If you love photography, you should definitely go check this out. The latest exhibition at Shanghai Center of Photography will give you an overview of photography development, as well as the opportunity to marvel at works of photographers who shaped the evolution of the photography from the early days of glass plate photography to contemporary explorations of digital photomontage.
20 RMB// 10:30 – 17:30
No. 2555-1 Longteng Avenue near Fenggu Road, in front of West Bund Art Center // 龙腾大道2555-1号 近丰谷路
Trivia Night at Big Bamboo @ Big Bamboo, Hongqiaono pic
Test your general knowledge at Big Bamboo this Wednesday night at Big Bamboo Hongqiao. You can form teams of up to 6 people. Winners get 500 RMB, while runners up get a six-pack and wine.
No cover // 20:00 – 22:30
Lane 3338, Hongmei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Hongmei Road, Changning district // 长宁区虹梅路3338号虹梅路休闲街26号, 近吴中路
You Are Art | Andy Warhol + Mimmo Rotella art exhibition @ Mosaic Mall
From July 18 to October 15, Mosaic mall will be hosting an exhibition featuring works of Andy Warhol and Mimmo Rotella. This is the first time where over a hundred pieces of Warhol’s works, from early illustrations to the late photography, will be on display in China. All the exhibits are from public and private collectors worldwide. Get your tickets here.
70 / 158 RMB // 10:00 – 20:00 (Everyday except Thursday) 10:00 – 18:00 (Thursday)
4/F, 353 East Nanjing Road near Henan Middle Road // 黄浦区南京东路353号悦荟广场4楼, 近河南中路
Super Mario 30th Anniversary @ Joy City
Head over to Joy City as they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the classic series Super Mario with a tribute to its history and marvel at the impact of super Mario. Ticket are on sale here for 60 RMB with gift included (or gifts with purchase).
60 – 140 RMB, 90 RMB (at the door) // 12:00 – 21:00
Joy City, 180 North Xizang Road near Qufu Road, Hongkou district // 虹口区西藏北路180号, 近曲阜路
Guest talks at Fresh Summer Madness @ Crea-Infinity
With a line up consisting of conceptual architect and designer Nigel Anthony, Italian artist Salvo Pastorello, jewellery designer and artist Angie Wu and creative director Endy Fung; Fresh Summer Madness will be introducing audiences into their creative world and allow them to get a glimpse of the creative industry. Entry is 100 RMB with RSVP, which includes two beers and light refreshments. For more details, visit here.
100 RMB (pre-sale) 120 RMB (at the door) // 19:00 – 20:30
Fifth Floor, Block 3, 600 North Shaanxi Road near Xinzha Road, Jingan district // 上海市静安区陕西北路600号
Around the World MeetUp @ Latina, Grand Gateway
LiveMeetup is now presenting a new monthly event series titled ‘Around the World’, which celebrates different country’s culture and heritage through food, music, dance and more. This July, they will be celebrating Brazil. Come and enjoy Brazilian cocktails, food, live music and dance performances. There will even be a limbo contest. RSVP through MeetUp.
110 (pre-sale) 130 RMB (at the door) // 19:00 – 22:00
Grand Gateway Plaza, 1/F 1 Hongqiao Road near Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui district // 徐汇区虹桥路1号, 港汇广场1楼, 近肇家浜路
The Fifth International Tango Festival – Opening Milonga @ TangoBang
The Fifth International Tango Festival kicks off this Thursday evening. Three pairs of internationally renowned Tango masters Ruben y Sabrina Veliz, Virgenia Gomez y Christian Marquez, Maurizio Ghella y Martin Maldonado will be performing. For more info, click here
200 RMB (Early bird) 250 RMB (Regular) // 21:30 – 02:00
Room 603, No. 765, Xi Zang South Road, at the corner of Fang Xie Road // 西藏南路765号6楼603室 永惠大厦 方斜路口
Dance Drum DJs @ Factory 54
Head over to Factory 54 for a night of laidback music with live percussion. DJs including Alan.Wolf, Jay-K, TAG and SC will be there, with guest percussionists Da Bing and Rusty.
20 RMB // 21:00 – 04:00
5F 195 Guangfu Road near Wuzhen Road, Zhabei district // 闸北区光复路195号，近乌镇路
Twenty One Pilots @ Qianshuiwan Culture Center
American musical duo Twenty One Pilots will be playing a show in Shanghai on July 28. The band was formed in 2009 by Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012. Their latest album Blurryface was released on May 17.
180 RMB (Pre-sale) 230 (At the door) // 20:00 (July 28)
179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road // 宜昌路179号 , 近江宁路
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors Tour @ Shanghai Grand Stage
For the first time ever, American rock band and Grammy winners Imagine Dragons will be bringing their Smoke + Mirrors tour to Shanghai. The band’s second studio album Smoke + Mirrors reached number one on the Billboard 200, Canadian Albums Chart and UK Albums Chart.
380 – 1280 RMB // 20:00 (August 19)
1111 North Caoxi Road near South Zhongshan Second Road // 漕溪北路1111号近中山南二路
Media – Dalí @ K11
Shanghai K11 Art Mall will be hosting an exhibition of Spanish surrealist master Salvador Dali’s works later this year. Media Dalí will feature the Spanish artist on various publications, as well as 12 of his original paintings and some of the utensils he used. Dalí was a prominent artist from Catalonia, Spain, and among the first artists of the 20th century to understand the power of mass media.
80 RMB (Pre-sale) 120 RMB (At the door) // 10:00-20:00 (November 5 – February 15)
Level B3, Shanghai K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Middle Road // B3, 上海K11购物艺术中心 , 淮海中路300号
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
By Crystal Lau