Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
PARADISE @ POP BAR
Kick start the weekend with tropical cocktails, funky house music and dancers’ performances, Come to PARADISE night to chill out and get in the mood to kick start the weekend before hitting the clubs. Complimentary Margaritas for ladies from 10-11pm, POP BAR dress code is smart elegant (no flip-flps, no shorts).
No cover // 10 PM – 2 AM
3 On the Bund, 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
Les Twins @ UNICO
The Chic’N’Pop 3 year anniversary events have been going down at Unico all week. This night is the biggest yet, hip-hop dancing duo Les Twins have toured with Dr. Dre and Beyonce amongst other big names. The dress code is always strict at Unico, no flip-flops no shorts.
100 RMB // 10 PM
Three on the Bund, 2F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation @ Cinemas in Shanghai
Tom Cruise may be a totally bonkers Scientologist and Mission Impossible has been going on for too long, but the new movie has a 7.8 IMDB rating. Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie who also wrote ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ starring Cruise.
30 – 100 RMB (cinema rates) // 131 minutes
Shanghai Wine & Dine Festival @ Expo Park
Showcasing food and wine from Italy, France, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Japan, and China. Live music, winemaking and cooking classes, delicatessen stalls where you might find something you haven’t tasted for a long time, maybe even something completely new. Ticket comes with 6 tasting coupons worth 10 RMB each.
Friday – 80 RMB (pre-sale) 120 RMB (door)
Saturday – 100 RMB (pre-sale) 150 RMB (door)
12:00 – 21:00
Shibo Da Dao, near Changqing Bei Lu, Pudong // 世博公园, 世博大道, 近长清北路, 浦东
Shanghai Masters 2015 Snooker @ Shanghai Grand Stage
The world’s best snooker players are returning to Shanghai Stadium. This weekend’s schedule is –
Quarterfinals – 2.30pm & 7.30pm 18th Sep
Semifinals – 2pm & 7pm 19th Sep
Final – 2pm 20th Sep
50 – 280 RMB // 13.00 – 19.30 (September 14 – 20)
1111 Caoxi Bei Lu Nr Zhongshan Nan er Lu // 漕溪北路1111号近中山南二路
Punchline Comedy @ Zapata’s
The Punchline Comedy Club are bringing British comedians Andy Smart, Stephen Frost, Steven Steen and Ian Coppinger to play “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” If you’re devastated that you can’t make the Friday night show they’re doing a second night at the Kerry Hotel on Saturday from 7pm.
290 RMB // 8 PM
5 Hengshan Lu, Nr Dongping Lu // 衡山路5号近东平路
Carach Angren @ MAO Livehouse
Carach Angren means “Iron Jaws” in the Elvish language of Sindarin from Lord of the Rings. Symphonic black metal from the Netherlands, mostly noise although quite melodic at times, overall epic! The question is, can you handle it?
See at door for tickets // 8 PM
3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路, 3号
Wil Sylvince @ Camel
A hip comedian from NYC, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture. Wil picks fun at political, social issues so this could be an edgy performance by Chinese standards. He’s back with two more shows on Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, so don’t feel let down if you can’t make it Friday evening.
170 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
1 Yueyang Lu // 岳阳路1号
SVBKVLT Compilation Release @ Shelter
Shelter was once grimy, but it’s been renovated. This is the reopening party for the underground nightclub, which genuinely used to be a bomb shelter. Music from Caliph8, Downstate, Gooooose, Laura Ingalls, Swimful, Damacha, and Howell.
40 RMB // 10 PM – LATE
Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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