Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Book Fair @ Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Shanghai’s biggest book fair is back in town from August 19 to 25. There will more than 600 events to attend including book signings, discussions, and Q&As. Most of the authors attending will be Chinese, but some well-known foreign authors will be in attendance.
10 RMB // 9:00 – 21:00 (Monday & Tuesday)
1000 Yan’an Lu, near Tongren Lu // 延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
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
Get Fat and Drunk! @ Cu2
Really solid Monday night burger deal here, with one of Shanghai’s most tasty burgers available for 88rmb including fries and a cocktail.
88 RMB burger with fries and cocktail // 18:00 – LATE
1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu // 淮海中路1502号, 近乌鲁木齐路
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.
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
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
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.
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
Taco Tuesday @ Bonobo
Every Tuesday, Bonobo has a all-you-can-eat taco deal. 125RMB per person for the tacos, and they’ve also got 30RMB Asahi Draft and 30RMB frozen margaritas
125RMB all-you-can-eat tacos // 19:00 – MIDNIGHT
38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Le // 东湖路38号， 近新乐路
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
Kurt Rosenwinkel @ JZ Club
Another jazz guitar master is coming to Shanghai in August! He is the Jazz Guitar Alchemist! He is Kurt Rosenwinkel, who will bring his first solo concert ever in China!
“Rosenwinkel has come to be just as identifiable as Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell or any of the modern-school guitarists with whom he’susually compared ” — Jazz Times
250RMB pre-sale / 280RMB at the door // 21:30 – LATE
46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴路46号, 近永福路
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.
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
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
Uptown / Downtown : Ladies Night @ Bonobo
Hipster Asian fusion restaurant Bonobo throws down every Wednesday, with free flow chandon but 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
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 (Wednesday – 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
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
War Charge @ Yuyintang
Hotpot presents touring Scotish hardcore band War Charge. Expect a bout of fit pumping, beatdown hardcore. Have a listen.
80 RMB // 21:00 – LATE
851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
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
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
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!