Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
JZ Summer Night: Tina May Quintet @ Shanghai Concert Hall
Award-winning British jazz vocalist, Tina May rocks up at Shanghai Concert Hall with her quintet. Kicking off the concert with Slow Boat to China by Frank Loesser, get ready for a night of tasteful cheese.
¥80 – ¥1280 // 7.45 PM
523 East Yanan Road, near Jinling Road // 延安东路523号上海音乐厅, 近金陵路
Brad Williams @ Kung Fu Komedy
Robin Williams deemed him “Prozac with a head”, Brad Williams storms Kung Fu Komedy all across China this week. You might have seen him on TV – Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. His ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex and race proves that anyone can win over their shortcomings.
¥170 (presale) // 8.30 PM (Fri & Sat)
Floor 4, North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
MorphiuM @ Inferno
Spanish gothic death-metal monsters, MorphiuM blaze it up at Inferno. The Spaniads have supported Megadeth, Fear Factory, Overkill, Moonspell, Kataklysm, Destruction – all of your favorite demonic rock legends.
¥100 incl. 1 drink // 9 PM
Bund Square, Unit 6-103, Floor 1, 658 Dapu Road, near East Longhua Road // 打浦路658号1楼, 近龙华东路
QI-POW! Cosplay Burlesque & Cabaret @ The Pearl
QI-POW! titillates Shanghai with Cosplay-themed burlesque and cabaret show at The Pearl. Nerds reign supreme as the city’s hottest variety performers channel their favorite film, TV, and video game characters in a bonanza of outrageous performances with pole and fire. Rumour is Mandy Embers will summon her dragon, performing as the fiery Khaleesi – Daenerys Targaryen.
¥120 (presale) // 9 PM (Sat & Sun)
471 Zhapu Road, near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471弄, 近武进路
BottlesXO: DJ Fanboy & Vic Vieira @ XO
Bottles XO launches its first DJ night at the new XO on Hengshan Road, with Soda Pop Kids, DJ Fanboy and Vic Vieira. To celebrate the first DJ night, BottlesXO app users get an extra glass of wine on the house!
¥100 incl. 2 glasses of wine or craft beer // 9.30 PM
237 Hengshan Road, near Yongjia Road // 衡山路237号, 近永嘉路
⚽ 5 bars screening the UEFA Euro 2016 matches live this month
Europe’s finest battle it out in France for the glory of their nations this month, in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. You can watch it all live through the late night and early morning at these 5 stellar bars across Shanghai, whilst downing special tournament beers and gorging on great food deals. Get in! Whether you call it football or soccer, fussball or calcio, you’ll be welcome at any of these bars. Read on
People for Pets Birthday @ Kaiba (Dingxi Road)
Charity People for Pets celebrates its first birthday at Kaiba on Dingxi Road. Toast to the great work of the individuals behind P4P, who have been rescuing strays and nursing them back to health for the past year.
NO COVER // 1 PM – 5 PM
739 Dingxi Road, near West Yanan Road // 定西路739号, 近延安西路
Pop-up Caribbean Market Place @ The Apartment
The Caribbean Association in China showcases cuisine, fashion and lifestyle from the Caribbean and Latin American region at The Apartment. This rooftop pop-up market features food and clothing created by locally-based Caribbean entrepreneurs.
NO COVER // 11 AM – 4 PM
47 Yongfu Road, near Fuxing road // 永福路47号, 近复兴路
M Talks: ‘Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built’ by Duncan Clark @ Glam
Haven’t heard enough myths about the rise of Jack Ma? Find out more at Glam, where Duncan Clark introduces his new book Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 6350-9988.
¥75 // 4 PM
Five on the Bund, Floor 7, 20 Guangdong Road, near East Zhongshan 1 Road // 广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
Shanghai International Film Festival
The 19th Shanghai International Film Festival takes place this weekend, with tickets for numerous events and film screenings on Taobao. The star-studded main events will be screened on TV, but there’s lots more going on for the general public between June 11 and 19. Find out more at the SIFF website.
Irie Reggae Vibes @ Ken’s
DeeJay Laobang slaps da bass at Ken’s from 10pm. Dancehall, reggae vibes, jerk chicken, drinks specials and plenty of riddim.
NO COVER // 10 PM
Obama Plaza, Room A-129, Floor 1, 2088 West Yanan Road, near Yili Road // 延安西路2088号1楼A-129, 近伊犁路
Chimera by Zhou Xiaohu @ Minsheng Art Museum
Zhou Xiaohu exhibits Chimera at Minsheng Art Museum, curated by Colin Siyuan Chinnery. Chimera blends philosophy and folk art into a creative narrative and contemporary form that spans the entire main exhibition hall, showcasing Zhou’s collaboration with the Zhejiang Taishun Puppet Theatre. Check the gallery website for the time of the opening ceremony, otherwise the exhibition opens until July 10.
NO COVER // 10 AM – 6 PM (June 12 – July 10)
Red Town, Building F, 570 West Huaihai Road, near Hongqiao Road // 淮海西路570号, F座红方
Dark Maze @ Silent Hill Haunted House (JIngan)
Find your way out of a dark, spooky maze at the Silent Hill-themed haunted house in Jingan. Designed by horror-enthusiasts from the US, touted to be over 1000 square meters in size, with professional experiential theatre actors, phone your mum before you go inside.
¥88 // 10 AM – 10 PM (Jun 1 – Nov 30)
1788 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路1788号1788广场F201(静安寺)
East-West Theatre: Fun Home @ The Market
Grab your last chance to see East West Theatre perform the award-winning broadway show Fun Home at The Market. Heart-breaking and fiercely funny, Fun Home is a story about the coming out of secrets, and all of the drama, confusion, and unforeseen consequences that ensue.
¥200 (door) // 6 PM
280 Aomen Road, near Changhua Road // 澳门路280号, 近昌化路
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Have a great weekend Shanghaiists!