Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Fifi Rong @ Qianshuiwan Culture Center
Fifi Rong incorporates a wide range of genres including electronica, jazz, dub, hip hop, UKG and soundscapes into her music, resulting in an unexpected and unique musical hybrid. Eccentric, deep and honest, Fifi brings emotional intimacy into her songs with her mesmerising voice and a flair of her Chinese heritage.
150 RMB (pre-sale) 220 (at the door) // 20:30
179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road / 宜昌路179号 , 近江宁路
Rock ’N’ Roll Mini Skirt Party @ MAO Livehouse
Head over to MAO Livehouse this Friday evening for a Rock n Roll party, featuring local acts CUE, Cherry Cherry, Little Monster and Marquee VII. Pre-sale tickets for 50 RMB, with one drink included. Free entry for anyone who wears a mini skirt! Get your tickets here.
50 RMB (pre-sale) 60 RMB (Ladies) 80 (Gentlemen) // 20:30 – 23:30
308 South Chongqing Road near Jianguo Middle Road, Huangpu district // 黄浦区重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
JonOne Solo Show @ MD Gallery
The 51-year-old artist, originating from Washington Heights in New York, has long ago swapped the brush for spray can, resulting in bright, bold and expressive art pieces. Go and check them out!
No cover // 11:00 – 18:00
188 Linqing Road near Pingliang Road,Yangpu district // 杨浦区临青路188, 近平凉路
EOS Guitar Quartet @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
Catch the Swiss Guitar Quartet as they present an exciting programme featuring their own compositions and arrangements, as well as some classics and works of contemporary composers. Get your tickets here.
50 – 380 RMB // 19:45 – 21:45
425 Dingxiang Road near Yingchun Road,Pudong // 浦东丁香路425号, 近迎春路
Rhinoceros in Love (Lian Ai de Xi Niu) @ Shanghai Art Theatre
Directed by renowned Chinese director Meng Jinghui and written by Liao Yimei, Rhinoceros in Love is a play in Mandarin about a rhinoceros feeder’s infatuation for a beautiful woman. For more info and tickets, click here.
100 – 380 RMB // 19:30 – 21:30
466 Jiangning Road near Kangding Road,Jingan district // 静安区江宁路466号,近康定路
FooDesign @ Shanghai International Industrial Design Center
FooDesign is a small but creative exhibition made by French and Chinese artists in celebration of 50 years of cultural exchange between the two countries. It features a collection of artworks inspired by food. Get your tickets here.
120 RMB (includes cake) // 9:00 – 17:00
2F, Bldg 3, 3000 Yixian Road near Changyi Road, Baoshan district // 宝山区逸仙路3000号，近长逸路
The Beatles, Tomorrow @ Lafayette Arts Center
The Beatles, Tomorrow is an exhibition showcasing all things Beatles, including posters, newspaper articles, album cover art, famous quotes, videos, audio clips and 100 replica photos of the band by photographers from the Mirror. Rarely behind-the-scenes shots of the Fab Four can also be found. Hardcore Beatles fans, you wouldn’t want to miss this out! There will be theme parties on weekends too!
50 RMB (Mon-Fri) 75 RMB (Sat-Sun) // 10:00 – 22:00
323 Fuxing Road Madang Road, Huangpu district// 上海市黄浦区复兴中路323号
Laura Fygi @ Shanghai Centre
Dutch jazz singer Laura Fygi will be celebrating her 25th anniversary as a solo artist this year. To celebrate this occasion, Universal Music will release a double album featuring some of the fans’ favourites as well as unreleased tracks. In anticipation of the album release, Laura will be touring in China, Australia, Thailand and Korea.
180 – 880 RMB // 20:00
1376 West Nanjing Road near Xikang Road // 南京西路1376号近西康路
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
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
Razorlight @ Qianshuiwan Culture Center
Formed in 2002, Razorlight is an English indie rock band led by singer and rhythm guitarist Johnny Borrell. The band is primarily known in the UK and has topped the charts in 2006 with the single ‘America’. Get your tickets here.
280 RMB (pre-sale) 380 (at the door) // 20:00 – 22:30
179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road / 宜昌路179号 , 近江宁路
Cavalia @ Shanghai Expo Site
Conceived by one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Normand Latourelle, Cavalia is a mix of equestrian, performing arts, multimedia and special effects. The show integrates acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music, forming a delightful, thrilling and poignant performance.
280 – 980 RMB // 14:30 (Sat-Sun) 19:30 (Tue-Sat)
3588 South Pudong Road near Dongfang Road, Pudong // 浦东南路3588号, 近东方路
How Hip Hop Happened @ The Mixing Room
Shanghai-based musicians, dancers and rappers gathered in one room, with one common goal in mind, which is to cover three decades of musical history in one show. Hip-hop fans, mark this down!
180 – 280 RMB (pre-sale) 220 – 320 RMB (at the door) // 19:30 – 23:00
Inside Expo Site, Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Expo Avenue near Shangnan Road, Pudong // 浦东世博大道1200号, 近上南路
Last day: 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
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
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
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Crystal Lau