Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
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
Shanghai Rolex Masters ATP Tennis @ Qi Zhong Tennis Center
The world’s greatest tennis players, including Djokovic, Williams, Federa, Sharapova and Nadal have all arrived in Shanghai and tournament play will commence this weekend. Monday’s first round games are already sold-out, as are Wednesday to Sunday, but there are lots of tickets still available for Tuesday and you’ll probably find touts outside the venue. If money isn’t an issue then there are 3,000 – 4,000 RMB VIP tickets still available for most days.
160 RMB – 900 RMB // 12:00
5500 Yuanjiang Lu Nr Kunyang Bei Lu // 闵行区元江路5500号
Swan Lake @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Derek Deane, who was formerly the artistic director of English National Ballet, is the choreographer and set and costume designer of this Chinese production. This sold-out show is to be mesmerising.
180 RMB – 680 RMB // 7.15 PM
300 Renmin Avenue, Nr Huangpi Bei Lu // 人民大道300号近黄陂北路
The Train Driver @ Shanghai Culture Square
The last in a trilogy of Athol Fugard’s South African apartheid plays, produced in Shanghai by Chen Wencong international theatre company. The previous two shows, ‘My Children! My Africa!’ and ‘The Island’, were a huge success and the final one should be a show stopper.
180 RMB // 7.30 PM
No. 597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
Matt Hires @ MAO Livehouse
A folk-style singer-songwriter from Tampa, Florida. Hires is touring his new album ‘Red Eye’, which he says is a compilation of his b-sides from over the years. Support from the breezy local band Bai Yu.
80 RMB (pre-sale) 100 RMB (door) // 8 PM
3F 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3F 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
R.E.S.O. 27 @ Yuyintang
Dre Hocevar and Bryan Qu join the ex-frontman of Muscle Snog to experiment with rock and jazz. R.E.S.O 27 is a long-running, progressive showcase of musical improvisation.
Free entry // 9 PM – Late
851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu, Changning district // 长宁区凯旋 路851号, 近延安西路
Rugby World Cup: France Vs. Ireland @ La Cabane
A warm-up party for French fans watching the big match tonight. The bar offers cheap drinks including 25 RMB Rose wine, beers and Ricard. Fans then move on to the Camel where they have a big screen.
No cover // 9 PM – Midnight
1 Taojiang Lu, near Dongping Lu // 桃江路1号, 近东平路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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