Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Heaven @ ICON
The flagship gay circuit party brought to us by the guys from ICON. Taking place just 4 times a year, Heaven attracts thousands of party animals from all around Asia each time. Top DJs headlining this weekend of debauchery are DJs Tracy Young, DJ Manny Lehmann and Grammy-nominated DJ Chris Cox. They are supported by DJs Odin and Herric from Taiwan, as well ICON’s own resident DJ Javy.
150 RMB (early bird) 200 RMB (door) 250 RMB (VIP) // 9 PM
Shanghai Stadium, Gate 7, Lingling Lu, near Xietu Lu // 上海体育场7号门, 零陵路, 近斜土路
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
Over the Moon @ The Living Room by Octave
A special, sharing mid-autumn brunch with mango, sesame and green tea mooncakes. Choose from a smorgasbord of cold cut meats, homemade breads, cheeses, fresh salads and pickles. The children’s centre has craft activities to keep the kids entertained.
388 RMB per person (half price for children under 12 & free for children under 6) // 10 AM – 3 PM
The Living Room by Octave, 357 Jianguo Xi Road, near Tiayuan Lu, Xuhui // 徐汇区建国西路357号
Early Autumn Flavors @ Yongfoo Elite
Autumnal cold-dishes at Yongfoo Elite include Shanghai baby-crab doused in liquor, Yunnan small ear pig and the chef’s special green bean mooncakes. Choose from a selection of wines, including Riesling and Barbera d’Asti, to accompany Chinese seasonal flavours.
680 RMB per person (+15% service charge) // 11.30 AM – 9.30 PM
200 Yongfu Lu, near Hunan Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区永福路200号原英国领事馆, 近湖南路
Shalanaya Festival @ Siji Baiguoyuan
The most crazy-looking, psychedelic rave left on the calendar this year. Shalanaya takes place out near Zhujiajiao, known as a water town tourist attraction. This is the festival’s final day so if you’ve got the energy to party on then never fear.
220 RMB – 330 RMB // 5.30 PM – 11 AM
Siji Baiguoyuan, Zhujiajiaozhen 369 Shenjiadai Yetangcun, Qingpu District // 青浦区朱家角镇盛家埭叶塘村369号
48 Hour Film Project Sign-Up Party @ Kartel
The contest to make a short film in just 2 days is back in Shanghai. They are holding a meet-up/sign-up party at Kartel so that this years contestants can get a acquainted and share ideas. Last years winner will be screened to give the contestants some inspiration.
35-30 RMB (purchase a drink to get in) // 7 PM – 11 PM
5F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu // 襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
Sensual Sundays @ Tiki China
Have free lessons is Brazilian Zouk, a sensual, latin-style dance, then show-off your snake hips on the dance floor later. Happy hour is 7pm – 8pm, then lessons start at 8pm, free floor from 10pm to 11pm.
Free // 7 PM – 11 PM
Hengshan Fang, Bld 22, 320 Tianping Lu, near Hengshan Lu // 天平路320号22号楼， 近衡山路
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
48-Hour Anniversary Party @ Downtown
Until 10pm this crazy-ass rave party with 48-hours of music is still going on at the sci-fi themed club on Huashan road. DJs James What, Patrick Podage, DJ Mansun, Mickey Zhang, Jasmine Li, Them Waits, Emil Chang, Javi Kalero, Mau Mau, Terence C. Theoman, Catchoumi, Lina K, Ghost, AA, DJAIS, Chewie, and Marcos Godoy.
50 RMB // 10 PM FRIDAY – 10 PM SUNDAY
449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu // 华山路449号, 近乌鲁木齐路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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