Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Book Fair @ Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Shanghai’s biggest book fair is back from August 19 to 25. There will 605 events to attend including book signings, discussions, and Q&As. Most of the authors attending will be Chinese, but there will also be a small percentage of well known foreign authors.
10 RMB // 9:00 – 21:00 (August 19 – 25)
1000 Yan’an Lu, near Tongren Lu // 延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
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
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 (Saturday – Monday) & 14:00 (Saturday – Sunday)
No. 597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
Pie Making & Blind Dating @ Latina
There’s pie making/blind dating event at the South American bbq restaurant Latina on Tongren Lu. Judging from the flyer, these probably aren’t going to be your typical western pies. To RSVP, contact the wechat account Mandarin_Spring.
60 RMB for one // 100 RMB for two // 14:00 – 17:00
88 Tongren Lu, near Yan’an Lu // 铜仁路88号, 近延安路
Cavalia @ The White Big Top
Cavalia, the first production of the Canadian company, began its world tour in the summer of 2003. 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.
280 – 980 RMB // 19:30 – 22:00 (Saturday – Sunday) & 14:30 – 17:00 (Saturday – Sunday)
Shanghai Expo, South of China Pavilion. XueYe Rd., Shangnan Rd. // 世博板块中国馆旁，中华艺术宫南面
Francesco Tristano Piano Recital @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
A musician/composer who excels across genres is always a must-see. The program is still in flux, but should include the following: Bach’s Partita No.1, 2 & 3, Gershwin’s S’wonderful, Summertime, The Man I Love and Rhapsody in Blue, all original versions by Tristano. Expect to hear some original compositions as well.
120 – 300 RMB // 19:45 – 21:30
425 Dingxiang Lu, near Yingchun Lu // 浦东丁香路425号, 近迎春路
Paul Ogata @ Camel
Paul Ogata’s show is an edgy, often-improvised, always-hilarious, wild ride through the corners of his mind. His quick, animated delivery of clever material led him to victory in the prestigious 32nd Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Paul headlines shows around the world! Come out for some really good laughs! Two shows on Saturday.
Single – 170 RMB / Group Discount – 1190 RMB (8 tickets) // 20:00 & 22:00
1 Yueyang Lu / 岳阳路1号
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) // 21:00
4/F, 1218 Yan’an Middle Road near Tongren Road // 延安中路1218号4楼, 近铜仁路
The Bedstars | Wet Hearts & Dry Vomit Release Party @ Yuyintang
Tonight, Beijing glam-punk band The Bedstars release their highly anticipated debut album, Wet Hearts & Dry Vomit. Expect wet stages and amps, broken hearts and guitars, and classic punk rock tunes a la The Stooges and Johnny Thunders.
60 RMB // 21:00 – LATE
851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
M.A.N.D.Y. (Phillipp Jung / Get Physical) @ Lola
Big booking right here for fans of the German house / disco / techno. Phillipp Jung, one half of M.A.N.D.Y. and the head of seminal label Get Physical, is playing at Lola this Saturday, with support from Frank Costello. Should be a banger.
Girls pay 150RMB after 2 AM with a drink / Guys pay 150RMB after 1 AM // 22:00 – LATE
46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu // 岳阳路46号, 近东平路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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