Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai PRIDE 2016: I am me
PRIDE returns to Shanghai for a week of films, talks, theatre, comedy, nightlife and freedom. The theme of this year’s PRIDE is “I am me”. Find out more at the Shanghai PRIDE website.
⚽ UEFA Euro madness kicks off this Saturday, and Sasha’s is beaming the action live all month!
The UEFA Euro madness kicks off this Saturday 3am (Shanghai time) with the France vs Romania match and if you’re a soccer fanatic who’s still unsure where to go watch the games, Sasha’s on 11 Dongping Road is promising to be a great place to be fully immersed in the experience. They’re bringing back their Euro Fanzone in their garden with a huge outdoor tent and a massive 5.6m screen which will be beaming all of the action live in HD this entire month from June 10 – July 11. Grab your tickets and be there! Read on
⚽ 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
Tiki Magic: Mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola @ Calypso
The tribal medicine man, shaman mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola brings the Tiki magic to Calypso Lounge for one week. Feeling tropical, exotic and totally off the hook? You will do after you’ve tried a potion from the Tiki man.
NO COVER // 5 PM – 1 AM (Jun 15 – 21)
Piazza Jing An Kerry Center, 1218 Middle Yanan Road // 静安寺铜仁路近安义路, 延安中路1218号, 嘉里中心南区广场
Fête de la Musique: Smokey Joe & The Kid @ QSW Culture Centre
Bordeaux beat-makers, Smokey Joe & The Kid get the party swinging at QSW Culture Centre. The French culture community’s Fête de la Musique travels all around the Middle Kingdom this week.
NO COVER // 7 PM
179 Yichang Road, near Jiangning Road // 宜昌路179号, 浅水湾文化艺术中心, 近江宁路
Yang Jing Bang: vege noodle house @ D’lish
Magic mushroom noodles? Yang Jing Bang takes over the kitchen at D’lish for two nights. Magic, but not in the way you’re probably thinking, try the oak-smoked shitake mushroom noodles along with some special cold dishes and drinks at Yang Jing Bang’s vegetarian noodle house. See the menu.
NO COVER // 7.30 PM – 10 PM (Thu – Fri)
25 Yanqing Road, near Donghu Road // 延庆路25号, 近东湖路
Shanghai PRIDE: Seasons of Love @ Pudong New Theatre
Muju theatre group performs an original love drama at Pudong New Theatre, inspired by the four seasons. Part of the Shanghai PRIDE festival, the play features an entirely female cast and you can catch it on stage until Sunday this week.
¥66 – ¥466 // 7.30 PM (Thu – Sun)
Pudong Avenue, near North Nanquan Road // 浦东大道143号, 近南泉北路
Shanghai PRIDE: Art & Photo Exhibition @ Xin Cafe
The PRIDE art & photo exhibition opens at Xin Cafe, addressing the theme “I am me” with a look at sexuality and gender. For the opening show, Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Studio leads a performance art chant at 8pm, plus there’s complimentary drinks and tapas from Garden Restaurant & Bar. View the exhibition between June 17 and July 3, from 10am to 6pm.
NO COVER // 7.30 PM – 10 PM
462 Changle Road (inside United Valley), near South Shaanxi Road // 长乐路462号, 近陕西南路
JZ Summer Night: Igor Butman Quartet @ Shanghai Concert Hall
Russian jazz ambassador, Igor Butman plays the sax at Shanghai Concert Hall with a Shanghai quartet for a JZ Summer Night. Jianyi Huang on piano, Danny Zanker on the double bass and percussionist Nicholas McBride.
¥80 – ¥1280 // 7.45 PM
523 East Yanan Road // 延安东路523号, 上海音乐厅
☪ 8 great places to break fast during Ramadan in Shanghai
The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, gratitude and sacrifice, but let’s get real here – it’s also very much about food. With an ever-increasing number of halal restaurants in Shanghai, you don’t have to look too far to look for that perfect place for iftar. Here are 8 great places everyone should check out in Shanghai during the 30-day festival. Even if you’re not fasting, why not join your Muslim friends for a good hearty halal meal and soak up the experience? Read on
Twerk Contest @ Ninja Bar
Twerk it like Beyonce at Ninja Bar, the twerking queen wins ¥1000 and a bottle of champagne. The contest kicks off around 12pm with DJ Phenomenon and Jin, ladies get free G&T all night.
NO COVER // 8 PM – 9 AM
Floor 2, 478 Maotai Road // 茅台路478号2楼
Shanghai PRIDE: Zmack improv comedy @ Lucca
Zmack does a gay improv comedy show for PRIDE at Lucca, with all proceeds going to charity. Unite once again with the most universal and accessible language – LAUGHTER!
¥100 incl. 1 drink // 8.30 PM
390 Panyu Road, near Fahuazhen Road // 番禺路390号, 近法华镇路
Omnivore @ Space by Three
Three on the Bund hosts a series of pop-up dinners and master classes by celebrated young chefs from around the world. Along with international chefs, look forward to China’s most avant-garde like Jenny Gao, Yao Lu, Austin Hu and Alex Xu.
¥200 // 8.30 PM – LATE
Three on the Bund, Floor 1, 3 East Zhongshan 1 Road, near Guangdong Road // 外滩3号, 中山东一路3号1楼, 近广东路
The Bilinda Butchers @ MAO Livehouse
San Francisco dream pop band, The Bilinda Butchers gig MAO Livehouse with 也records. Forsaken Autumn play the support act, the Butchers on their way around the PRC and Japan.
¥150 (door) // 8.30 PM
Floor 3, 308 South Chongqing Road // 重庆南路308号3楼
Turner Sparks’ Farewell @ Kung Fu Komedy
Turner Sparks says farewell to Shanghai at Kung Fu Komedy, having founded the PRC’s first standup comedy group, as well as its first ice cream truck! Joining Sparks is Drew Fralick, Ben Frank and Kent Kedl. A weekend full of heart break, Joe Schaefer says goodbye on Saturday night too!
¥70 // 9 PM
Floor 4, North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
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Have a great day Shanghaiists!