Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Signature Brunch & Caviar Creations @ Jean-Georges
Treat yourself at Jean-Georges with the uplifting weekend brunch set featuring 12 favorites to choose from. Amongst these, do not miss the House Smoked Salmon with Maxime Potato and Frisee Salad, the Eggs Benedict with Ham, Smoked Salmon or Lobster, the 180g Rib-eye Steak with Herbal Spinach and French Fries. Also discover Chef Jean-Georges’ favorite caviar creations, the Caviar Quartet.
2 Course Weekend Brunch Set Menu 258 RMB per person
Signature Brunch Plate and Luxury Brunch Plate also available at 258 RMB and 398 RMB per person
Jean-Georges Caviar Creations: Try one of them for a 188 RMB supplement in the prix fixe menu.
(+10% service charge)
Prices listed // All Weekend
3 On the Bund, 4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号4楼, 近广东路
Weekend Dim Sum Indulgence @ Whampoa Club
Get up and go to the Weekend Dim Sum Indulgence, every Saturday and Sunday there’s unlimited dim sum. Be surprised and charmed by the classic Shanghainese delicacies like Shanghainese style smoked fish, “xiao long bao”, and wonton in lobster soup, and Cantonese dim sum like puff pastry with honey glazed pork at Whampoa Club weekend dim sum indulgence.
158 RMB per person (+10% service charge) // 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM
3 On the Bund, 5/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号5楼, 近广东路
Anting Triathlon @ Shanghai Auto Expo Park
If you haven’t signed up already it’s too late, but go cheer on the athletes! The annual race is the first of 3 big triathlon events in China; Weihai and Beijing triathlons will follow in the next 2 weeks. It’s a big event, covered by state-media, so be on your best behaviour.
300 RMB (entry-fee) // 6:30 – 13:20
7001 Boyuan Lu, near Yutian Nan Lu // 博园路7001号, 近于田南路
Photography exhibition by Bernard Faucon @ Matthew Liu Fine Arts
French photographer Bernard Faucon is exhibiting his new prints entitled ‘That Summer’. His images feature youth and have a very warm feeling. Head down to the gallery for the opening, gulp down a free glass of wine and meet some other arty folk.
Room 201-203, 115 Yuanming Yuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu // 圆明园路115号201-203室, 近北京东路
China Open Squash 2015 @ The Peninsula Shanghai
The best squash players in the world are competing for a $100,000 prize on the Bund this weekend. The knock-outs and quarter-finals are already over and the semis begin today. Tickets are pricey, but if you’re a squash-fanatic this is one not to miss.
684 RMB (starting price) // 19:30 (first match) – Late
32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu // 中山东一路32号, 近北京东路
3M @ Wooden Box
3 pretty, young Shanghainese women play their own RnB pop songs. Check out the talent.
Free entry // 21:00 – 00:00
9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu // 青海路9号, 近南京西路
The Emperor, His Mom, a Eunuch and a Man @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
The story of Empress Dowager’s eunuch An who was sentenced to death for political corruption in Shandong, much to the Dowager’s displeasure. The drama has won six awards in Hong Kong since it’s premier in Guangzhou last year.
50 RMB – 380 RMB // 19:30 – 21:30
300 People’s Avenue, near Huangpi Bei Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路
2015 LiuLiWei Tour @ On Stage
A local Chinese folk artist, no doubt bringing some word play to the stage going by his poster.
40 RMB (ticket) 50 RMB (door) // 20:30 – Late
A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu // 淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥
Frankenstein @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
British National Theatre Live have been screening performances from England at the Dramatic Arts Centre for the last couple of months, and some audiences have been a little let down to find it’s only on screen. However, what can you expect for 100RMB? The screened performances are all fantastic, featuring famous movie stars, this one starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Danny Boyle.
100 RMB – 150 RMB // 2 PM – 4 PM
288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区安福路288号, 近武康路
Noukilla @ JZ Club
The Li Xiaochuan Jazz Quartet and Noukilla reappear for a second weekend show. This time they’ll finish with the JZ jam session from 2am until whenever the talent runs dry.
50 RMB (door) // 21:30 – 2 AM – Late
46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴路46号, 近永福路
Cheese-y Mooncakes @ Longemont Hotel
A long, long time ago China was wowed by egg custard mooncakes and they never could have dreamed that in 2015, people of Shanghai would be eating cheese custard mooncakes. Low and behold Longemont hotel have done it!
Pre-order Mooncake Box at Longemont hotel 238 RMB/set // 10 AM – 6 PM (Daily until September 27)
1116 Yanan Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu, Changning district // 长宁区延安西路1116号, 近番禺路
Mooncakes & Wine @ The New World Shanghai Hotel
With the changing seasons, Mid-Autumn festival comes at the time when temperatures are dropping and spirits too. That’s why New World Shanghai are slipping in a little bottle of vino to ease the pain.
Standard gift box 188 RMB (six mooncakes and one bottle of Terras Del Rei – Vinho Tinto – Portuguese Red Wine) Deluxe Mooncake gift box 208 RMB (8 cakes) Premier Mooncake gift box 248 RMB (8 cakes)
Prices listed // Daily 11 AM – 10 PM (Until September 30)
1555 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu // 上海巴黎春天大酒店, 定西路1555号, 近长宁路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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