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
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
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 darn expensive, so this is a great 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
Ladies Night @ Sweet & Sour
If you’re looking for a fun, stylish place to hang out with the girls, then come along to Sweet & Sour. Every Tuesday night they are offering free cocktails to all the ladies from 6:00pm til late.
No Cover // 18:00 – LATE
7/F, 698 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Qinghai Lu // 南京西路698号7楼, 近青海路
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
Heartbeat of Home @ Shanghai Culture Square
Heartbeat of Home is a brand new tantalizing, high octane, sexy, music and dance extravaganza. This heart -stopping tour de force features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance.
Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the vibrant, dynamic components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-seven includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden Globe nominated composer Brian Byrne.
80 – 800 RMB // 19:30 (18th – 23rd) & 14:00 (22nd – 23rd)
No. 597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
Whiskey & Cognac Tuesday @ Maison Camus
Every Tuesday, high above Nanjing Xi Lu, this cocktail bar has 50 percent off cognac and whiskey by the glass, or one free Cuban cigar. There’s even a live sax player.
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
Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary @ The Grumpy Pig
Beyond the Brick is a companion piece to 2014’s The Lego Movie, as narrator Jason Bateman charts the history of everyone’s favorite building blocks over six decades. Directors Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson trace Lego from its origins in 1916 Denmark to show how a simple plaything morphed into what is today a four billion USD ‘monster brand’. The film looks at the in-house designers who play with Lego models all day, visits Lego conventions – complete with robot battles, boat races and blindfold-assembly contests – and meets members of the AFOL (that’s ‘Adult Fan of Lego’) community.
No cover // 20:00 – LATE
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yanan Lu, Jingan district // 静安区茂名北路65号,近延安路
Maykel Blanco @ MAO Livehouse
Cuban native songwriter Maykel Blanco and his band Salsa Mayor are bringing in Latin jazz on their ¡Vívela! Salsa Tour 2015. A big name in the Latin music world, they keep their style true to Salsa Cubana traditions. Get tickets here.
240 RMB pre-sale / 300 RMB at door // 20:30 – LATE
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Hakkatini Night @ Hakkasan
Hakkasan offers martinis deals every single Wednesday night. You can get martinis and other selected cocktails for only 48 RMB plus an additional 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
Imagine Dragons @ Shanghai Grand Stage
Grammy winners Imagine Dragons will bring their Smoke + Mirrors tour to Shanghai for the first time. Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Billboard, Imagine Dragons topped the year-end rock rankings for 2013; Billboard named them “The Breakthrough Band of 2013”, and Rolling Stone named their single “Radioactive” “the biggest rock hit of the year”. MTV called them “the year’s biggest breakout band”.
380 / 580 / 880 / 1280 RMB // 20:00
1111 Caoxi Bei Lu Nr Zhongshan Nan er Lu // 漕溪北路1111号近中山南二路
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
Chinese Valentine’s Day @ Hakkasan
Fall in love this Chinese Valentine’s Day at Hakkasan with an exclusive sharing menu for two. Chandon Brut Rosé, paired perfectly with Lavender crispy duck with superior caviar; Ying Yang prawns and signature dishes; Grilled Chilean seabass in honey; Jasmine tea-smoked Angus tenderloin. The meal ends on a sweet note with Raspberry delice and Rose and vanilla love macaron. Make a reservation.
1,314 RMB per couple, plus 10% service charge // 17:00 – LATE
5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu // 中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路
Chinese Valentine’s Day @ Sweet & Sour
What better place to spend Chinese Valentine’s Day with your special someone than at a Chinese restaurant? Sweet & Sour understands that love comes in all shapes and forms. Therefore they are offering three different set courses, each with a different taste. If you like a nice traditional meal, then choose set one. If seafood is more your preference, then choose set two. If all you want to eat is meat, meat, meat, then choose set three! If you’re appetite is out of control, then indulge in them all. They won’t judge you! For more information call: (21) 62888930.
288 RMB // 17:00 – 22:00
7/F, 698 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Qinghai Lu // 南京西路698号7楼, 近青海路
Chinese Valentine’s Day @ Kakadu
Are you looking for the perfect romantic location to wine and dine that
special person this Chinese Valentine’s Day? Kakadu can help! For reservations, call (21) 5468 0118 or email at [email protected]
488 RMB for two // 17:30 – 22:00
Shop 1104A, The Bridge 8, 10 Jianguo Zhong Rd. (near Chongqing Rd.) // 建国中路10号1104A室,（近重庆南路）8号桥内.
Cupid’s Party @ The Pearl
The historic theater, The Pearl, is hosting a Chinese Valentine’s Day event with a live band, Latin dance lessons, and prizes. Seats for this event are limited. To reserve a spot, you can call: 13764889962.
100 RMB pre-sale / 150 RMB at the door // 18:30 – LATE
471 Zhapu Lu, near 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
Lovers Love Rock @ MAO Livehouse
A special night of female-fronted local live music for Qixi (‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’) with folk act Mamahuhu joined by metal outfit Must Be Read and eclectic group Machiatto. Get tickets here.
60 RMB pre-sale / 80 RMB at the door // 19:30 – 23:30
308 Chongqing Nan Lu // 重庆南路308号
Rock Magpie Festa @ Yuyintang
Rock and roll music and dating, come on! Lineup includes: The lineup: Pinkberry + 蜜汁叉烧mzcs + Linctus + Howhy. More information here.
60 RMB // 20:30 – LATE
851 Kaixuan Lu // 凯旋路851号
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!