Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Sunset Social @ POP BAR in Three On the Bund
Every Thursday POP BAR turns into the Bund social club, holding a massive chill-out party called Sunset Social. There’s a BBQ on the terrace from 6pm ’til 11pm, and drinks specials on the bar, 3 glasses of wine/beer or 6 oysters costs only 100 RMB. The dress code is simple, no flip-flops or shorts. Enjoy summer while it’s still here!
No cover – 100 RMB 3 glasses of wine/beer or 6 oysters
Seventh Floor, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区广东路17号,外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
Photo Shanghai @ Shanghai Exhibition Centre
The biggest photography exhibition in the PRC attracting commercial galleries from around the world. Collectors’ and VIP private view commences, opening to the public on Friday. Magnum Photos are there every year and for those who appreciate the analogue, platinum prints are many. The events include lectures from collectors and photographers.
80 RMB (ticket) 100 RMB (door) // Open to public from September 11
1000 Yan’an Lu, near Tongren Lu // 延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
The Magic Flute @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
The Komische Oper Berlin presents the most frequently performed German opera in a startling interpretation: Barrie Kosky’s production of The Magic Flute in combination with the British theatre group “1927”. A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports the audience into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. Featuring Mozart, performed by Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra. In German language, with English and Chinese subtitles.
180 RMB – 1080 RMB // 19:30 (September 10 – 12)
300 Renmin Avenue, Nr Huangpi Bei Lu // 人民大道300号近黄陂北路
My Children! My Africa! @ Shanghai Culture Square
A South African anti-apartheid theatre classic with all the intensity of a Hollywood film. The first in a series of Athol Fugard plays being produced in Shanghai by the Chen Wencong international theatre group. This is a must see series of plays featuring performers from Benin, South Africa, Ghana and other African nations.
180 RMB // 19:30 (September 8-13)
225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu // 陕西南路225号, 近复兴中路
French Cultural Night @ Le Café des Stagiaires
Go for a taste of French culture tonight, Le Café des Stagiaires super hip bar have a wine and cheese tasting. A glass of the house wine and a selection of cheeses is just 60 RMB.
60 RMB (French wine and cheese)
1085 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu // 武定路路1085号, 近胶州路
Riesling Wine seminar & tasting @ Pudao Wines
Top wine expert Alex Odenwalder is giving a seminar focused on Riesling wine. The Riesling grape from Alsace is one of the top three white wine varieties, which includes Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
200 RMB // 6.45 PM – 7 PM (registration) 7 PM – 8.30 PM
Pudao Wines House 102, Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu // 葡道上海店上海市徐汇区武康路376号武康庭102室
Trap Night @ G Water Front
Head to the docks for live music and DJ Rocky Ross at the second Trap night after last week’s grand opening. G Water Front lounge has Hookahs for smoking, drinks and food deals too. 3 drinks for 128 RMB and an Indian buffet for 128 RMB or 88 RMB with Shanghai-connections RSVP ([email protected]).
Free entry (RSVP for cheaper buffet price) // 9 PM – LATE
The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, Bldg 3, 112, 601 Waima Lu, near Zhuhangmatou Jie // 外马路601号3号楼112室， 近竹行码头街
Inside Job film screening @ Haworth Organic Space
For the 7th anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis, Green initiatives presents a documentary narrated by Matt Damon that takes a closer look at the causes behind it. ‘Inside Job’ won the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Feature Documentary, and is ironically known as “the film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make”.
50 RMB (incl. wine, soft drinks, snacks, fruits) // 7 PM – 9 PM
32F, tower 1, Jing’an Kerry Centre, 1788 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jingan district // 静安区南京西路1788号嘉里中心1号楼32楼
Ladies Night (Louis Vuitton bag edition) @ Bar Rouge
Any ladies out there feeling lucky? Bar rouge presents the Girls Night Out: Louis Vuitton Bag Lucky draw. Between 9.30pm and 11.30pm girls get free drinks, manicures and the chance to win a Louis Vuitton bag! Free entrance to all with the Shanghai Social password until half-past midnight.
Free entry (w/ password) // 9.30 PM – LATE
Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu // 中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼
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