Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Sakura Festival @Gucun Park
Spring is here, the Sakura tree flowers come into bloom and Gucun Park opens the annual Shanghai Sakura Festival. Sure to be rammed with amateur photographers and selfie-hunters trying to snap the perfect piccy, go for a calm stroll around the park at a quiet time to absorb all the vibrant pinkness.
20 RMB (standard) 10 RMB (students) // 9 AM – 5 PM (until Apr 15)
4788 Hutai Road, near Huandao Road // 沪太路4788号, 近环岛路
Huang Yongping @ The Power Station of Art
French contemporary artist born in Xiamen (1954), Huang Yongping exhibits at The Power Station of Art. The main attraction is a ginormous sculpture, ‘Bodhisattva with a Thousand Hands’, according to Wiki “he was recognised as one of the most controversial and provocative artist of the Chinese art scene in the 1980s”.
20 RMB // 11 AM – 7 PM (until Jun 6)
200 Huayuangang Road, near Miaojiang Road // 当代艺术博物馆, 花园港路200号, 近苗江路
Love is Brewing @ Brew Bear
Take your significant other and enjoy buy-one-get-one-free craft beer all day at Brew Bear in Jingan. There’s a beer for everyone’s taste at Brew Bear and you can try them all for half-price!
NO COVER // 11 AM – 10 PM
596 Julu Road, near North Xiangyang Road // 巨鹿路596号, 近襄阳北路
Skinny Brown @ The Bull & Claw
DJ Skinny Brown injects the Sunday afternoon with global beats with a chilled African vibe at The Bull & Claw. Enjoy afternoon tea in the top-end gastropub and check out the Premier Bull & Claw burger whilst you’re at it.
NO COVER // 12 PM – LATE
466 Xikang Road, near Kangding Road // 西康路466号, 近康定路
It’s Raining Puppies @ MUST Grill
Support the Best Friends China charity by joining it for food and drinks at MUST Grill with ¥30 beer, wine and cocktails. If you have room in your heart for a new best friend then think about adopting 1 of 25 healthy puppies from the charity.
NO COVER // 3 PM – 7 PM
Floor 1, Building 2, 881 Wuding Road, near Changde Road // 武定路881号2号楼1楼, 近常德路
New Art Trends: A Revisionist’s Dualist Epistemology @ Rockbund Art Museum
Listen to a talk from 3 Chinese deconstructionists at Rockbund Art Museum, artist Liao Fei discusses his dual thoughts on dualism. Aimee Lin and Zhang Haul open the discussion on matter in Art, referring to Liao’s work from 2011.
RSVP // 7.30 PM – 9 PM
Floor 2, 20 Huqiu Road, near East Beijing Road // 虎丘路20号2楼, 近北京东路
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[Featuring ‘Bodhisattva with a Thousand Hands’, dance choreographed by Zhang Jigang]