Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
English-Mandarin Language Exchange @ Gala City
Language Exchange Shanghai hosts a Mandarin-English group at Gala City. Don’t be bored and alone, go make friends and practice your language skills with native speakers, and all free of charge.
NO COVER // 6.30 PM
2/F, Rm.221, 18 Xizang Middle Road // 黄浦区西藏中路18号
Split Works: Metz @ Yuyintang
Split Works presents Canadian grunge-rock band Metz, all noise and destruction at Yuyintang. Vent your fury and mosh the hell out, supporting band Schoolgirl Byebye go on stage at 9 PM.
100 RMB (presale) 120 RMB (door) // 9 PM – 11.30 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
Sacred Art: Fosters of Praise @ Studio White Art Gallery
Studio White exhibits a collection of Byzantine icons, curated by Monica Calin. The exhibition comprises 14 traditional byzantine works of art that pay homage to The Mother of God and The Baby.
FREE ENTRY // 3 PM
3-4/F, 71 Suzhou West Road (87 Moganshan Road), near Haifang Road // 西苏州路71号3-4层, 近海防路
Urban Aphrodite: Hamlet @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Urban Aphrodite stages its newest punk-styled Shakespearean drama, Hamlet at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. The chilling tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, haunted by the ghost of his father Hamlet is coaxed into revenging his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle, the new king.
200 RMB // 7 PM (Saturday & Sunday)
300 Renmin Avenue, near North Huangpi Road // 人民大道300号近黄陂北路
Standup Comedy Spotlight: Drew Fralick @ Kung Fu Komedy
Drew Fralick pirouettes into the Standup Comedy Spotlight at Kung Fu Komedy, hosted by the club chieftain Andy Curtain. Starting from 8.45 PM, Chris Baker and Mohammed Magdi tickle your funny bones before handing the mic over to Fralick, winner of the 2015 Hong Kong Comedy Competition.
50 RMB (presale) 70 RMB (door) // 8.45 PM
4/F, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
Blue Plate Sunday Dinner @ The Liquid Laundry
The Liquid Laundry premieres its Southern-style Blue Plate Sunday Dinner, from 6 PM at 300 RMB per person. Feast on the classics, Dixie southern fried chicken, Bourbon BBQ glazed baby back ribs, loads of sides, devilish desserts and free flow Contender pale ale. Look out for the flash sale on Bon App (limited to 25 seats), where they’re giving away this amazing deal for just 150 RMB!
300 RMB/person // 6 PM – 10 PM
Kwah Centre, 1028 Middle Huaihai Road, J-Sense, 2/F, near Donghu Lu // 淮海中路1028号嘉华坊2楼, 近东湖路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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[Featuring Urban Aphrodite: Hamlet @ Shanghai Grand Theatre]