Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Ever @ Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
Check out the group exhibition at MoCA as a celebration for the museum’s 10-year anniversary. The exhibition features works from artists such as Ding Yi, Zhou Tiehai, Yang Yongliang and Pan Jianfeng. On from July 11 through October 10. Get more information here.
50 RMB // 10:00 – 18:00
231 West Nanjing Road near North Huangpi Road // 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
Swedish Beer Club @ Scandic Foods Asia
Get free flow of Swedish beer and food tonight! If you buy the ticket in advance, you’ll also get a free cup of wine. Expect house party vibes. For more information, call 51115905-121 or email [email protected]
100 RMB (pre-paid) 150 RMB (at the door) // 19:00 – Midnight
2/F, Building D, 700 South Huangpi Road near Hefei Road // 栋黄陂南路700号D号楼2楼, 近合肥路
Cavalia @ The White Big Top
Conceived by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects, innovatively integrating acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music. The show, often labelled as an equestrian ballet, combines advanced technology and the fundamental relationship that humans have developed with horses throughout time. Until August 16.
280 RMB – 1680 RMB // 19:30
Xueye Road near Shangnan Road, South of China Pavilion, Shanghai Expo // 世博板块中国馆旁，中华艺术宫南面
OK GO @ QSW Culture Center
Go and watch the performance by OK Go tonight! OK Go is an American alternative rock band, known for their often quirky and elaborate music videos. The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 and released two studio albums. The band’s video for “Here It Goes Again” won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2007. One night only!
340 RMB (pre-sale) 380 RMB (at the door) // 20:30
179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road // 宜昌路179号 , 近江宁路
The Horde @ Yuyintang
Head over to the underground live music house Yuyintang tonight for some nice acoustic tunes. Shanghai’s hardest soft folk band The Horde will be performing. Don’t miss it.
50 RMB // starts at 22:00
851 Kaixuan Road near West Yan’an Road (Entrance behind the Metro Station) // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Late Happy Hour @ Maya
The upscale Mexican restaurant does late happy hour every Friday and Saturday nights. From 10:30 PM till late, they offer buy-one-get-one on their top-ten cocktails and selected beers, as well as buy-two-get-one on pitchers of Margaritas and Sangria.
No cover // 22:30 – Late
Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Road near South Shanxi Road // 巨鹿路568弄四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路
Mr & Mrs Brunch @ Mr & Mrs Bund
The late night dining restaurant is finally offering brunches! The city’s renowned chef Paul Pairet and his team will remix and reinterpret classical breakfast items in the weekend lunch. Expect a la carte items like omletes, oysters, fries, caviar, Croque Madam, Wagyu ribeye, and Bloody Marys. For 75 RMB, you also get egg dishes like Egg Benedict with prosciutto.
N.A. // 11:30 – 14:00
Bund 18, 6/F, 18 East Zhongshan First Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路18号6楼, 近南京东路
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach @ Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre
Bring your kids to watch this exciting new musical, inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic tale about the orphaned boy who escapes from his wicked aunts aboard an enormous enchanted peach inhabited by a bevy of very big bugs. When James leaves the orphanage to go live with Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge he has no idea what a crazy adventure he will go on. Two nights only!
180 RMB – 480 RMB // 14:30 / 19:30
800 Miaojiang Road near South Xizhang Road // 苗江路800号近西藏南路
6th Annual Shanghai Hustle @ Big Bamboo
Go and join the city-wide Scavenger Hunt hosted by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai as their sixth Annual Shanghai Hustle. Participants must register in teams of four, and will have three hours to complete as much as they can from a given task list. Expect a free meal and Happy Hour drinks at Big Bamboo as well as a range of prizes.
125 RMB (members) 150 RMB (non-members) // 13:00 – 18:00
132 Nanyang Road near Tongren Road // 南阳路132号, 近铜仁路
Socialito Latin Nights @ The 1515 West
The Jing’an steakhouse hosts a Latin party every Saturday night. Expect live music from Yaime Medina on vocals and Oberto Pickling on keys. You’ll get complimentary bites for the whole night as well as a special menu of South American-inspired cocktails.
288 RMB (all-you-can-drink mojitos) // starts at 21:00
4/F, 1218 Yan’an Middle Road near Tongren Road // 延安中路1218号4楼, 近铜仁路
Void’s 8th Anniversary @ The Shelter
For Void’s eighth anniversary a truly special evening lies in store – expect a blistering club atmosphere powered by pumping music from all over the electronic spectrum and beyond. Void stalwart Wensen will team up with Nat Alexander for a peak-time floor-rocking back-to-back set. MHP, Ginzburg and Shanghai Ultra will also be there to heat up the dance floor.
No cover (Void T-shirt wearers) 30 RMB (at the door) // 22:00 – Late
5 Yongfu Road near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
The Rave @ On Stage
Get overwhelmed at On Stage tonight as they host the biggest electronic music party of this summer with the top 100 world’s top DJs. Expect Messiah, Shane, D!rty Class, George Von Liger and Arron. One night only!
150 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (at the door) // 20:30 – 3:00
A2-101 Red Town, 570 West Huaihai Road // 淮海西路570号红坊艺术文化社区A2-101
1 RMB British Beers @ Mr Harry
Head over to this British restaurant as they celebrate their 2-year anniversary with unbelievable beer deal. Just order any meal, and for 1 RMB, you can choose from a selection of British beers. Limited to one beer per meal ordered. Until August 14.
No cover // 10:00 – 21:00
5/F, 819 West Nanjing Road near Shimen First Road // 南京西路819号开欣商厦5楼，近石门一路
Wonderfactory Toy Photography Exhibition @ Jingan Kerry Centre
Check out this photography exhibition at the South B1 Arts Space in the Jingan Kerry Centre. Works of toy photographers from nine different countries will be showcased. On from July 10 through next Sunday.
No cover // 10:00 – 22:00
1515 West Nanjing Road near Changde Road // 南京西路1551号嘉里中心, 近常德路
POP Brunch @ POP American Brasserie
Go over to POP this weekend for a delightful brunch. You’ll get two courses for 208 RMB, and three courses for 258 RMB. Two hours free flow of Budweiser beer is available at 118 RMB, and the same for bellini at 248 RMB. Expect DJs and live performance from 2 – 5 PM. Plus 10 percent service charge. Every weekend between July 18 and September 27.
No cover // 11:00 – 16:00
7/F, 17 Guangdong Road near East Zhongshan First Road // 东路17号,外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
4:48 Psychosis @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
Go to the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre today and watch this shocking, disturbing and haunting drama 4:48 Psychosis directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky. Chinese dialogue with English subtitles available. On through next Sunday. Click here for more information and tickets.
180 RMB // 14:00
288 Anfu Road near Wukang Road // 安福路288号, 近武康路
Summer Food and Sake Matsuri @ Around Jing’an Temple
In celebration of the Matsuri Festival happening in Japan now, the organizer Terrie will share with participants summer food directly brought from Japan, such as cold ramen noodles, marinated veggie and various kinds of sake. 100 RMB per person, and if you bring a friend outside of the meetup group, he or she will not be charged. Get more information here.
From 100 RMB (per person) // 17:00 – 21:00
47 North Xiang Yang Road // 47号向阳北路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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By Joyce Ng