Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Terminator: Genisys @ Cinemas in Shanghai
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi.
Directed by Alan Taylor. Cast Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke. John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.
Ticket prices vary // Runtime:126 min
Neo-Perception: China’s New Generation of Women Artists @ Pearl Lam Galleries
An exhibition of contemporary, Chinese female artists’ work. Artists include Gao Shan, He Xiaochun, Liu Qianyi, Pei Li and Zhou Qingshan. Also including Wu Chao’s Project to Awaken Patients in Vegetative State – Energy. Zhou Hongbin presents work on pregnancy and menstruation entitled Aquarium.
Free entry // 10:30 -19:00 (Daily)
G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu // 江西中路181号1楼, 近福州路
Buy-One-Get-One Pizzas @ Gemma
Gemma has buy-one-get-one pizza every Monday night. Prices from 98rmb.
20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu // 东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
High Tea Set Deal @ Husk
Husk is a Spanish restaurant, offering a tapas-style high tea menu. There are some Asian-fusion dishes on the menu too that are worth a try – Phad Thai and tofu dishes.
188 RMB // 14:00 – 17:00 (weekdays) 15:00 – 17:00 (weekends)
218 Fengxian Road near Nanhui Road // 奉贤路218号, 近南汇路
Buy-One-Get-One-Free Roast Chicken @ Windows Scoreboard
Windows is a student-y sports bar with plenty pub games and cheap drinks. In the words of that Lord of the Rings Ork general “Chicken’s on the menu boys!” (and girls of course).
No cover // Every Monday
11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu // 淮海中路527号11楼, 近成都路
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
Get Fat and Drunk! @ Cu2
Really solid Monday night burger deal here, with one of Shanghai’s best 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
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
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 (1st -13th September) 14:30-17:00 (5th-6th, 12th-13th September)
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
Random International: Rain Room @ YUZ Museum
Rain Room is an immersive installation art exhibit. There is a pathway that you can walk down so that rain falls all around you. Experience a down pour without getting wet.
60rmb viewing, 150rmb /person (to walk through exhibit), 260rmb /2ppl, 360rmb /3ppl // 10.30 – 17.30 (Daily)
35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue // 丰谷路35号 近龙腾大道
Tuesday Mussels & Fries @ Jade on 36
Soak up the French-y vibe with some Moules frites at Jade on 36. They have a new chef called Jeremy Biasiol, who has better mussels than the last one (or so they say).
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
Every Tuesday night is one for the layyy-dayyys at Sweet & Sour. Fun and stylish hangout, with free drinks for girls from 6pm till 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
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
Push and Pull @ Dada
The Push & Pull crew are taking over student bar Dada for a night of grime, garage, club music, UK bass, Dubstep and fresh noise from Camden town.
No cover // 22:00 – late
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
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
Hip Asian fusion restaurant Bonobo pops open free bottles Chandon Brut every Wednesday for 2 hours from 7pm, just for the ladies. Then they say, the party might move into Monkey Champagne bar next door. Music is funk and nu-disco by Misloop.
No cover // 19:00 – 21:00
38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Le // 东湖路38号，近新乐路
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. DJ’s Jasmine Li, Stacy Bond and Michelle Grant will be playing.
No cover // 22:00 – Late
46 Yueyang Road near Dongping Road // 岳阳路46号, 近东平路
Jews in Shanghai @ Shanghai Culture Square
In 1941, a ship fully loaded with Jews berths at a wharf along the Bund in Shanghai. They have escaped from the Nazi’s persecution, landing in Shanghai. Though the war brought the world pain and separation, in the darkness, the gleam of Shanghai lit the world. Starring Israeli actors and supported by the Israeli Consulate in Shanghai.
80 – 580rmb // 19:15 – 21:00 (Thu-Sun)
225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu // 陕西南路225号, 近复兴中路
Shalom Shanghai @ Shanghai Jewish refugees museum
1943, into a cafe run by a Jewish man and his daughter, came refugees escaping the Holocaust. Japanese officers in love with Western food and beauty, and underground Chinese fighters getting medicine for their comrades. The story unfolds in English and Chinese, integrating popular Jewish, Hollywood and Chinese melodies from the period.
120rmb (standard), 200rmb (VIP) // 19:15 – 20:30 (Wednesday to Sunday)
62 Changyang Road, Tilanqiao, Hongkou District, Shanghai // 上海市虹口区长阳路62号
DragonForce @ MAO Livehouse
Metal rock gods DragonForce are coming to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing on a Chinese tour. HK is also on the list. This is their first Chinese tour in 6 years so it is bound to be massive!
260rmb // 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
MOMA Festival @ Expo Park
Great line-up for this festival at Expo Park, featuring Kimbo, Luo Qi, White+, Carsick Cars, Acid Arab, YAMPAPAYA, and more. Carsick Cars is a personal favourite, Beijing band famous for their catchy tune about the cigarettes Zhong nan hai.
150rmb per day // 13:00 – 21:30 (each day)
Shibo Da Dao, near Changqing Bei Lu, Pudong // 世博公园, 世博大道, 近长清北路, 浦东
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!