Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
High Tea Set Deal @ Husk
Head over to Husk for new high tea savory choices like a prosciutto & tomato sandwich, chicken liver parfait, and home made cured salmon. For 188 RMB, you get a high set set with eight sweet or savory choices. Available from 2 – 5 PM on weekdays and 3 – 5 PM on weekends except Saturday.
188 RMB // 14:00 – 17:00
218 Fengxian Road near Nanhui Road // 奉贤路218号, 近南汇路
Daily Happy Hour @ The Thirsty Seahorse
Yes, happy hour every day! The Thirsty Seahorse does five hours of drink deals every day. You get craft beer deals and 50% off all draft and bottle beers, wine and cocktails. Go and grab a drink with your friends.
25 RMB (beer) 25 RMB (wine) from 40 RMB (cocktail) // 16:00 – 21:00
205 South Wulumuqi Road near Zhaojiabang Road // 乌鲁木齐南路205号, 近肇家浜路
Half Price Ribs @ Kakadu
Everyone loves Kakadu’s Bundy-back barbecued pork ribs… tender pork ribs marinated in Kakadu’s own spicy Bundaberg rum and Coke sauce, and served with chips or mashed potato, and salad or chilli-lime buttered sweet corn on the cob. Come down to Kakadu on any Monday and enjoy ribs for half price.
Half Rack 74 RMB / Whole Rack 114 RMB // 18:00 – 22:00
8 Jianguo Zhong Lu near Chongqing Nan Lu // 建国中路8号, 近重庆南路
Andrew Bull’s Disco Buffet @ URVC
Timeless disco, funk, and rock as boss man Andrew Bull takes over the decks every Monday night at this vinyl bar in Jing’an. Good music, cool place. Happy hour from 6-10pm.
No Cover // 18:00 – 22:00
999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu // 西康路999号, 近安远路
Margarita Deal @ Cantina Agave
Mexican restaurant Cantina Agave offers drink deals every Monday. From 7 PM onwards, you get 50% off on half pitchers of margaritas and selected appetizers. Go there and grab a Margarita with your friends!
No cover // 19:00 – Late
291 Fumin Road near Changle Road // 富民路291号, 近长乐路
True Detective Screening @ Arcade
This dark little cocktail bar is screening the week’s newest episode of True Detective every Monday night at 9pm. It’s recommended you get there before 8.30pm for a better seat. Always in hi-def with surround sound.
No cover // 20:30 – 21:30
2/F, 57 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴西路57号2楼, 近永福路
Absolut Happy Hour @ Bocado
Tapas restaurant and weekend 80’s dance bar Bocado is moving up a shelf for its vodka cocktails. From Sunday to Thursday, 9pm-11pm, all cocktails made with Absolut are 40rmb. That’s a decent late happy hour.
Cocktails made with Absolut 40 RMB // 21:00 – 23:00
2/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu // 永福路47号2楼, 近复兴西路
Silent Planet @ Yuyintang
Hot Pot punk promoters welcome in metalcore band Silent Plant. Expect a purist metalcore concert from this touring band. Listen here.
100 RMB // 21:00
851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Latino Night @ La Stazione
Live Latin band plays every Monday night at La Stazione. Expect bachata, salsa, merengue and more. You also get glasses of prosecco and mojitos for 40 RMB.
No cover // 22:00 – 02:00
98 Yanping Road near Xinzha Road // 延平路98号, 近新闸路
In Between Days V @ Art + Shanghai Gallery
New group exhibition which will feature new and previously exhibited works from the gallery’s collection, and will mark the first collaboration of Beijing-based artist Wu Mingzhong with Art+ Shanghai Gallery. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, August 11, and run until August 30, 2015.
N/A // 10:00 – 19:00
191 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai // 中国上海市黄浦区南苏州路191号
Let all potential be internally resolved using beautiful forms @ MadeIn Gallery
Head to this M50 gallery and check out the solo exhibition by Shi Yong. The artist often create works that grapple with individual identity and consumerism. The exhibition will be for the first time a site-specific installation, developed around the notions of space, material and language. On from June 5 through August 23. Get more information here.
No cover // 11:00 – 18:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
4/F, Building 7, 50 Moganshan Road // 莫干山路50号7号楼4楼
Tuesday Mussels & Fries @ Jade on 36
Jade on 36 in the Pudong Shangri-La has an all you can eat mussels deal. From 5pm-10pm every Tuesday, you can get loaded up on mussels cooked in 5 different delicious styles while taking in views from the 36th floor. Dinner at Jade on 36 is usually a pretty expensive affair, so this is a good deal.
198rmb per person plus a 15% service charge // 17:00 – 22:00
6/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, near Lujiazui Xi Lu // 浦东香格里拉酒店, 富城路33号36楼, 近陆家嘴西路
Wine Tastings @ La Bota
This wine shop does wine tastings every Tuesday night. For 100 RMB, you get to taste eight wines paired with tapas. Buy their wines on the second floor and enjoy a 50% off discount while any other wines are 20% off.
100 RMB // 18:00 – 21:00
426 Dagu Road near Shimen First Road // 大沽路426号, 近石门一路
Summer Aperitivo Tuesdays @ La Stazione
Head over to this Italian restaurant for their Tuesday night food and drink deals. Food is cheaper than usual and for 148 RMB you get Italian bites and two drinks of selected cocktails and prosecco.
148 RMB // 18:00 – 21:00
98 Yanping Road near Xinzha Road // 延平路98号, 近新闸路
Pizza Deal @ MammaMia
MammaMia hosts a pizza night deal every Tuesday, where you get free flow of pizza! For 98 RMB, you get free flow of draft beer; for 188 RMB, you even get free flow of house wines. What are you still waiting for?
No cover // 19:00 – 22:00
2/F, 1333 Huaihai Middle Road near Changshu Road // 淮海中路1333号2楼, 近常熟路
Whiskey & Cognac Tuesday @ Maison Camus
Every Tuesday, hovering over Nanjing Xi Lu, this cocktail bar has 50% cognac and whisky by the glass, or one free Cuban cigar. There’s a live sax player too.
No cover // 20:00 to late
Suite 206A, 1376 Nan’jing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu // 南京西路1376号206A座, 近西康路
Ladies Night @ The Cut
Ladies Night is back at the terrace of this IAPM steakhouse. From 6 – 9 PM, ladies will get free drinks, manicures, chocolate fountains and cupcakes. Expect DJ Marius, goodies and lucky draw.
No cover // 18:00 – 21:00
Shop 606, 999 Huaihai Middle Road near South Shanxi Road // 淮海中路999号6楼606, 近陕西南路
First Anniversary @ Tomatito
Casual, colorful and quirky tapas bar — is celebrating one year of sexy tapas. 150rmb includes 6 consumption tickets that can be used for tapas and drinks upstairs at cocktail bar El Ocho. Music and a house of happyness is complimentary. Starts from 6pm.
150 RMB for 6 consumption tickets // 18:00 – LATE
Zhong PLaza, 2/F, 99 Taixing Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu // 泰兴路99号2楼， 近南京路
Hakkatini Night @ Hakkasan
Hakkasan offers martinis deal every Wednesday night. Go and enjoy some posh Chinese food along with complimentary dim sum and petit fours on deck. You get martinis and other selected cocktails for just 48 RMB plus 10% service charge.
48 RMB (plus 10% service charge) // 19:00 – Late
Bund 18, 5/F, 18 No. 1 East Zhongshan Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路
Uptown / Downtown : Ladies Night @ Bonobo
Boom. Hipster Asian fusion restaurant Bonobo throws down every Wednesday, with free flow chandon brut only for the ladies from 7-9pm. After that, party might move into Monkey Champagne just next door. Music is funk / nudisco / whatever by Misloop.
No cover // 19:00 – 21:00
38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Le // 东湖路38号，近新乐路
Inspector General @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
The Alexandrinsky Theatre is the oldest Russian national theatre. It was founded by the Senate’s Decree, sighed by Empress Elizabeth (daughter of Peter the Great) on August 30, 1756. The Alexandrinsky Theatre is a textbook of Russian theatrics. A number of renowned actors performed on its stage. Premieres of practically all Russian drama classics took place at the theatre: from Woes of Wits by A. Griboyedov to the plays by A. Ostrovsky and A. Chekhov. Russian language with English subtitles.
Valery Fokin, who addresses Inspector General for the third time so for, is rightfully considered one of the best experts in the N.V. Gogol’s creative legacy. It was exactly on this stage that the immortal Gogol’s comedy was presented for the first time on 19 April, 1386, and N.V. Gogol himself took an active part in the staging of that legendary play. Present production is the tenth Alexandrinsky version of “Inspector General”. In the stage, musicality of compositional and plastic action structure, elegance of compositional and plastic pattern, Russia is shown here not only as a satirical portrayal of the conditional 19th century, but also as a more realistic picture drawing Russia in general, the way it was in the 19th century, depicted similarly in the 21st century.
280 / 380 / 480 / 580 / 680 RMB // 19:15
300 Renmin Avenue, Nr Huangpi Bei Lu // 人民大道300号近黄陂北路
Calle Roja @ Bar Rouge
Bar Rouge hosts a Latin party every Wednesday where DJ Tuto heat up the place with cool rhythms from Reggaeton, electro-latino to merenque and more. Expect Brazilian and Cuban dancers and live percussion. No cover before midnight with password “Miss Rouge” or 100 RMB after that.
No cover – 100 RMB // 21:00 – Late
Bund 18, 7/F, 18 East Zhongshan First Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼
Wednesday Night Salsa @ Shanghai Brewery
One of the bigger salsa nights in town. Every Wednesday from 9.30pm, Shanghai Brewery on Hengshan clears out the tables on the second floor and brings in a salsa DJ. This has been going for several years, and some nights see a couple hundred people out at the dance.
No cover // 21:30 – late
15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu // 东平路15号, 近衡山路
Lolitas @ Lola
This bar in Yueyang Road is hosting a new ladies night every Wednesday. Free sparkling wine and selected cocktails for ladies until 1 AM.
No cover // 22:00 – Late
46 Yueyang Road near Dongping Road // 岳阳路46号, 近东平路
Country Live @ The Pearl
Dust off your boots and cowboy hat for Country Live presented by The Pearl. Live music from Shanghai’s only country rock band, the Hongkou Tonks, playing covers of your favorite country legends. Learn to line dance with free lesson from professional instructors at 8 so y’all can cut up the dance floor when the band kicks off at 9. Happy hour from 5 pm to 8 pm, bands plays at 9 pm until late! Happy Hour from 5-8, but they’re keeping the bourbon and beer flowing for 30RMB all night long.
Limited general seating – Please call to make a reservation. Tel/wechat: 13764889962 Email: [email protected]
50 RMB Presale // 17:00 – LATE
471 Zhapu Lu Nr Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号近武进路
Starlite Theater @ Hepcat!
Behold! Starlite Theater @ Hepcat every Thursday. They’ll be screening 50’s classics and dishing out complimentary popcorn.
30 RMB hotdogs // 18:30 – 02:00
2/F, 359 Kangding Lu // 康定路359号2楼
Shanghai Bund @ JDF Yun Feng Theatre
Based on the Cantonese TV production, the musical Shanghai Bund tells the love story of Cheng Cheng and Xu Wenqiang during the 1920s. Their love for each other, however, is disrupted by conspiracies between Feng Jingyao, Cheng Cheng’s father, and the French. With realistic backdrops and the use of holograms, this musical allows the audience to travel back in time and see what Shanghai used to be like.
Began last week and goes until December 31, each week Thursday through Sunday. Get tickets and information here.
180 / 280 / 480 / 680 / 880 RMB // 19:15
1700 Beijing Xi Lu // 北京西路1700号
MEW @ MAO Livehouse
Promoter New Noise presents platinum-selling indie rock giants MEW play their first Shanghai show ever. They’re touring in support of their new album “+-“, and this is one of their only mid-sized venue shows of the summer. MEW have toured alongside Nine Inch Nails, Muse, The Pixies, and Kings of Leon, and this summer they’re headlining the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Get tickets here.
220 RMB // 20:00 – LATE
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Zhang Bo @ Yuyintang
Chinese folk artist (and traveler and photographer) Zhang Bo drops into Yuyintang as part of his national tour. Classic Chinese folk from this “Captain of the Street”. Starts 9pm.
70 RMB // 21:00 – LATE
851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Late Night Fever @ Mr & Mrs Bund
Mr & Mrs Bund is offering a late night deal every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They have an awesome menu starting from 250 RMB, and a-la-carte is available at late night price. Except on special event, selected cocktails, champagne and wine bottles are buy-one-get-one-free!
From 250 RMB // 23:00 – 2:00 (Thursday – Saturday)
6/F, Bund 18, East Zhongshan First Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路外滩18号6楼, 近南京东路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!