Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
POP Afternoon Tea @ POP American Brasserie in Three On the Bund
Enjoy a leisurely relaxing afternoon teatime with friends and family at POP. Their signature sweets and savouries will surely bring you unforgettable afternoon delights.
RMB 178 for 1 person (including 1 cup of coffee or tea from the selection)
RMB 308 for 2 people (including 2 cups of coffee or tea from the selection)
+10% service charge // 2 PM – 5 PM (Daily)
7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu // 广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
Early Bird Special @ MERCATO in Three On the Bund
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of this vibrant Italian restaurant. Early Bird sharing menu RMB 198 per person, minimum 2 persons.
+10% service charge // 5.30 PM – 6 PM (Daily)
6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路
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
Noir Blanc @ Island6
Island6 is home to Liu Dao art collective, and for this unique show it is turning it’s signature tongue-in-cheek bravado on the ever-enduring medium of photography. Noir Blanc is a contorted crack, filling the walls with black and white photographic imagery that nods to the classics while unapologetically wiring them into modernity.
Free entry // 6 PM – 10 PM (daily 10 AM – 7 PM September 24 – November 17)
50 Moganshan Road, Building 6, 2F, Shanghai // 六岛艺术中心, 莫干山路50号6号2层
The Island @ Shanghai Culture Square
The second instalment from Wencong international theatre company’s 3-part Athol Fugard series. The Island is a prison story with an element of meta-theatre, performed by talented African actors from Ghana and South Africa.
180 RMB // 7.30 PM (September 22 – 27)
No. 597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
Tap Dogs @ Shanghai Centre
Dein Perry’s rock n roll tap-dancing show from has been jigging since 1996 and there is even a documentary film about it. Perry is well-known for his choreographies in the 2000 Sydney olympic games.
180 – 880 RMB // 7.30 PM (September 23 – October 3)
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Nr Xikang Lu // 南京西路1376号近西康路
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra @ Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall
Yet another concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2. Capriccio – “A Guerilla” is on the set list along with the 7th symphony “Leningrad” of Dimitri Shostakovic, a composer who fled Germany for Russia during the war and greatly opposed anti-semitism.
50 – 380 RMB // 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM
1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Baoqing Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路
1977 @ Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
1977 was the beginning of change in the PRC. Mao Zedong had died in 1976 and Deng Xiaoping would take power in 1978. Hua Guofeng, whose name literally means “Chinese nation vanguard”, was chairman in 1977. The play is likely to focus on the end of the Cultural Revolution and the beginning of the reform-era.
180 – 280 RMB // 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM
288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu, Xuhui // 徐汇区安福路288号, 近武康路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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