Where to go, what to do this week 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
Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet @ Shanghai Culture Square
The Russian State Ballet dancers are known for their precision and beauty as a whole. Sure to be a classically grandiose spectacle, this rendition of Swan Lake is praised for being one of the world’s most beautiful.
180 RMB – 880 RMB // 7.15 PM (September 28 – October 3)
597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
AV Okubo @ Yuyintang
Hong Kong experimental cinema, 80′s Kungfu movies, triad gangsters, Chinese and Japanese cartoons, Qian Xuesen, and China’s early space program all collide together in AV Okubo’s electro-punk sound. Somehow, the city of Wuhan has forged this wicked, guitar-heavy, synthesiser and drum machine, retro mash-up.
80 RMB // 9 PM
851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu, Changning district // 长宁区凯旋 路851号, 近延安西路
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 29 & October 1 – 3)
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Nr Xikang Lu // 南京西路1376号近西康路
Kate Havnevik @ MAO Livehouse
An singer-songwriter from Norway who has been independent since 1999, successfully funding her musical career by crowd funding since 2011. Her catchy, indie tunes have featured on Grey’s Anatomy, West Wing and the O.C.
120 RMB (pre-sale) 150 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, Nr Jianguo Zhong Lu // 重庆南路308号3楼 近建国中路
Trance Elements @ On Stage
Trance Elements is a progressive music project lead by Paolo di Sabatino, with drummer Jojo Mayer and 6-string bassist Christian Galvez. The Italian jazz masters are playing in Shanghai for two nights only.
160 RMB (pre-sale) 210 RMB (door) // 9 PM (September 31 – October 1)
A2-101 Red Town, 570# Huaihai xi Lu // 淮海西路570号红坊艺术文化社区A2-101
6th Anniversary Gig Night @ MAO Livehouse
Band’s celebrating the 6th anniversary of MAO Livehouse include First Blood, Lost Train, Da Bei, Yumenosuke and Gushui Chejian. Prepare for everything from mosh-ing music to teeny bop.
100 RMB (pre-sale) 120 RMB (door) // 7.30 PM – 11.30 PM
308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
MIDI Electronic Festival @ MIDI Taihu Festival Camp
The music festival organised by the Mansion is located 2 hours away from Shanghai, in Suzhou. For the next 3 days, MIDI features live punk, metal and electronic acts, as well as around 80 Chinese DJs. The best part is, the venue isn’t just stages and after-party venues, it also has a mini-water park and some amusement park rides!
3-days = 300 RMB, 2-days = 200 RMB, 1-day = 100 RMB (pre-sale) // October 1 – 3
Gelin Park, Taihu Lake, Wujiang province, Suzhou // 苏州市吴江区七都镇太湖迷笛营（格林乡村公园）
Frozen Planet in Concert @ Shanghai Children’s Art Centre
The Shanghai Opera House orchestra performs live with breathtaking highlights from the spectacular BBC documentary series, Frozen Planet. The BBC’s HD, underwater footage from the polar regions will be displayed on a 150 sq. metre LED screen, which is the size of a mansion!
7.30 PM (October 1) 2.30 PM & 7.30 PM (October 2)
800 Miaojiang Lu, nr Xizhang Nan Lu / 苗江路800号近西藏南路
Glamour Tango @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
A multimedia music and dance show, GlamourTango takes the audience on a musical journey through the 20th century according to, musical director, Polly Ferman’s vision of the role of women in Tango. The all female musicians and dancers perform 20 arrangements, choreographed by Mariana Parma.
180 RMB – 580 RMB // 7.15 PM (October 1 – 2)
425 Dingxiang Lu, Nr Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!