Where to go, what to do today 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
The Bubblelandia Journey @ Shanghai Culture Square
Produced by Brinum-X Entertainment, 2015 Performance of the Milan EXPO. The show combines drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionist, sand art and magic, with various stage effects adopting the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines and optical illusions. They have performed over 32000 shows in 160 cities across 32 countries all over the world, and more than 28 millions families have seen their performance. Performances Friday through Sunday!
180 – 680 RMB // 19:15 – LATE (Friday – Sunday) 14:00 – 16:00 (Saturday – Sunday)
597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
NBA Nation @ Central Square
NBA Nation is coming to Shanghai this weekend! NBA All-Stars, Sacramento Kings G Rajon Rondo, Toronto Raptors F DeMarre Carroll will be on site to interact with fans in Shanghai. Dancers from Charlotte Hornets,mascot Bango from Milwaukee Bucks will be performing to bring you the authentic NBA experience. NBA Nation will stay in Shanghai for the WHOLE WEEKEND. NBA Nation is fun and exciting for all ages and a good way to relax and enjoy the game of basketball during the NBA offseason. Remember, Rondo and Carroll are waiting for you!
NO CHARGE // 16:00 – 22:00 (Friday – Sunday)
Central Square, Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhejiang Dong Lu. // 南京东路，近浙江东路
Joint Venture Percussion Duo @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Since the Duo’s inception in 2007, the collaboration between Joint Venture percussionists Rachel Xi Zhang (China) and Laurent Warnier (Luxembourg) has reflected a blend of cultural and musical differences. Zhang and Warnier come from vastly contrasting backgrounds. Together, they have found common ground through percussion, where they have fused their contrasting ideologies to form the uniquely international duo that they are today.
180 – 300 RMB // 19:45
425 Dingxiang Lu, Nr Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
Heidi Woehrle @ Heyday
American-German singer Heidi Woehrle hits excellent vintage-style cocktail lounge Heyday for a night of classic jazz and bossanova.
No Cover // 19:30 – LATE (Friday & Sunday)
50 Taian Lu, near Xingguo Lu // 徐汇区泰安路50号, 近兴国路
Dada Six Year Anniversary @ Dada Bar
Dada turns six years old, gives out free booze and has a big party with DJ friends of the bar. What’s not to like? Compakt Dicks from Beijing is one of the DJs.
No cover // 22:00 – LATE
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 长宁区幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Pomo @ URVC
Pomo’s music is good time shit, with ample plinky-plonky lead lines frequently breaking into bright, soulful chord sequences just the right side of EDM. Ticket price includes a free drink and a bonus URVC t-shirt. Tickets are 80RMB on pre-sale, contact 137 6472 6690.
80 RMB pre-sale/100 RMB at the door // 22:00 – LATE
999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu // 普陀区西康路999号, 近安远路
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
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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