Where to go, what to do today 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
Beat Box Battle @ Ninja
DJ PhenoMen and MC Pi host a Beat Box Battle at Ninja, with a massive ¥1000 champagne prize for the winner! This is hip hop central tonight, free entry if you follow Ninja on WeChat, plus ladies who follow will get free mojitos all night.
NO COVER // 8 PM – 9 AM
Floor 2, 478 Maotai Road, near Shuicheng Road // 茅台路478号2楼, 近水城路
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
Silent Disco @ Happiness 42
Celebrating its 1-year anniversary, Happiness 42 unleashes China’s first gay silent disco. Dress code is elegant, get ready for performances and smokin’ hot DJs.
¥100 // 8.30 PM – LATE
42 Xingfu Road, near Fahuazhen Road // 幸福路42号, 近法华镇路
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
Alpine Decline @ Yuyintang
Beijing psychedelics, Alpine Decline preach their new album Life’s a Gasp at Yuyintang. Yang Hai Song on the bass, freaky modular synth and a love-hate message for the postindustrial smog of Beijing.
¥80 (door) // 9.30 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
Do Hits: Jason Hou & Guzz @ The Shelter
Beijing-based collective, Do Hits fields a big lineup of DJs at The Shelter, Billy Starman, Dokedo, Guzz, Jason Hou (Live) and Zhi16. From underground music home Boiler Room, to online music magazine Hypetrak, then to London’s essential Rinse FM, they are to be found nearly everywhere.
¥50 // 10 PM – 5 AM
5 Yongfu Road, near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
Edamame: Souk of Sound @ Reel to Reel
Edamame presents the Sound of Souk crew at Reel to Reel, with DJs Dave K, RMZ, Shawn Livewire and Marley Wrong. Groove until you can take no more, then take a break outside where there’s a big screen showing the Euro soccer.
¥50 incl. 1 drink // 10 PM – LATE
SOHO, Floor B1, 388 Madang Road, near Middle Fuxing Road // 马当路388号SOHO复兴广场地下1层01室, 近复兴中路
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Have a great day Shanghaiists!