Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Calypso’s main dining area – where the first Shanghaiist Brunch Society brunch event will be held on Sunday.
Tim Burton exhibit
The four-story gallery at the Lafayette Arts and Design Centre is displaying Tim Burton’s Pop Surrealist designs that has captivated visitors at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 2009-2010. This exhibition shows more than 500 of Burton’s artworks, ranging from statues to impromptu napkin sketches that occurred to him in his day-to-day life.
WHERE: 323 Fuxing M. Road // 复兴中路 323号
WHEN: Everyday until October 10, 10am-10pm
Sip n’ Slide @ The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar
Want to treat yourself after a stressful Monday? The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar in the Jing An Shangri-La is offering free-flow wagyu sliders from 5-7pm for anyone who purchases a house pour drink. Chill out at their live music bar and sip n’ enjoy on some sliders after work today!
WHERE: 4F, 1218 Yan’an Zhong Road // 延安中路1218号4楼
PRICE: ¥45 and above
Steamers & Suds @ The Cannery
The Cannery has a deal every Monday and Sunday that offers a kilogram of steamed Canadian clams / a pitcher of beer for just ¥98. Starts from 530pm till late.
WHERE: 106, Building 1, 1107 Yuyuan Road // 愚园路1107号1号楼106室
WHEN: Every Monday and Sunday, from 530pm
Storytelling by the Chinese Elderly @ The Creator Space
Beyond the Bund hosts a panel featuring three elderly Chinese citizens with topics ranging from the good ol’ Shanghai days, forbidden love and the obstacles they’ve been through. A translator will be present for Chinese to English translation.
WHERE: 888 Huashan Road // 华山路 888号
PRICE: ¥100 at the door
Shanghai Book Fair
Today is the last day of the annual Shanghai Book Fair. This fair has attracted thousands of bookstores, media, book lovers and publishers nationally over the years. Authors and literary geniuses have been hosting forums and speeches around different venues in Shanghai and there are large book discounts too, so be sure to check it out today!
WHERE: Shanghai Exhibition Centre 1000 Yan’an Zhong Road // 延安中路1000号
PRICE: ¥10 10am-6pm, ¥5 6pm-10pm
Tilling towards cleaner soil @ XNODE
Rapid industrialization has negatively affected the environment adversely and this forum organised by Green Initiatives will be discussing environmental sustainability and how we can work towards bettering the conditions our soils. This event starts from 630pm, tickets are ¥50 at the door and will be held at XNODE.
WHERE: 9F, 129 West Yan’an Road // 延安西路 129号
PRICE:¥50 at the door
Textile Exhibition @ the National Exhibition and Convention Centre
Gateway to Asia’s home living and Asia’s leading home textile event – Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from August 24th to the 27th at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre. It is a dynamic platform for industry professionals to source and to gain design inspirations through product displays and the fringe programme. Home textile professionals don’t miss out! Last year there were 1400 exhibitors with over 40,000 visitors.
WHERE: 168 Yinggang East Road // 上海青浦区盈港东路168号
WHEN: Aug 24th & 25th, 9am-6pm, Aug 26 9am-2pm
PRICE: Free of charge for trade visitors only.
Professional attire for women @ The VIA Space
Proudly brought to you by The VIA Space and Shanghai Women Leadership Network (SWLN), this workshop will explore and decode how women can refine their professional attire. This is a well-rounded education session that will explore seven styles to give you an insight into clothing and accessories that is most suitable for you.
WHERE: 1221 W. Yan An Road, 1st Floor Showroom // 上延安西路 1221号 泛太大厦 1号展示厅
WHEN: 7pm to 9pm
CONTACT: [email protected]
Blogging for Business workshop @ Olabsr
Globetrotter and blogger Evrim Kanbur will be discussing all you need to know about blogging. Get to know about the tools and resources you need to start, understand the need for you as an entrepreneur to explore writing, and how you can build, grow and influence your audience.
WHERE: 11F, 189 Puan Road // 普安路 189号
PRICE: ¥280 presale, ¥350 at the door
CONTACT: WeChat ID:Greg_Prudhommeaux
Pizza & crafted asian beer @ Sofia
Order any five different style beers from Pale Ale, Pilsner, Hefeweisen, IPA Brown and get a free 12 inch pizza! This deal is offered every Friday at Sofia pizzeria.
WHERE: 1124 Beijing Xi Road // 北京西路 1124号
WHEN: every Friday
Mojitown summer fun fair @ Elefante
Experience the real Cuban culture today with salsa dancing, delicious street food, Cuban arts and crafts, bartending lessons, and you can even learn how to make your own Cuban cigars! The ¥120 ticket includes two mojitos and a food ish and the ¥200 ticket includes unlimited mojito and a food dish.
WHERE: Donghu Road 20 // 东湖路 20号
PRICE: ¥80 prepaid, ¥120/¥200 at the door
Fitness bazaar @ Ambassy Club
Get fit together with your friends and family at the Ambassy Club today with parkour workshops, swimming competitions, capoeira performances and so much more. There is no cover charge if you’re an Ambassy club member, otherwise it’s ¥100.
WHERE: 1502 Huaihai M.Road // 淮海中路 1502号
PRICE: ¥100 for non-members
Shanghaiist Brunch Society @ Calypso
The very first Shanghaiist Brunch Society brunch is happening at Calypso this Sunday! To launch Shanghaiist’s first inaugral brunch event, you’ll be spoiled with delectable food from Calypso, attentive service and free goodies from our generous sponsors worth ¥250. Tickets are prepaid (¥198) inclusive of 4 courses and there are options for meat lovers, pescetarians and vegetarians. Check out the menu and sign up in the event link below.
WHERE: 1218 Yan An Zhong Road // 延安中路 1218
PRICE: ¥198 prepaid
Join a panel of highly accomplished Shanghai-based women for this intimate event as they discuss and explore ways in which professional women can be empowered in their work lives. Classic TED Talks will be featured, followed by a panel discussion and then networking opportunities with other professional women. ¥150 prepaid ticket includes food and drinks during the networking session. Tickets are limited and the event runs from 2pm to 5pm, be sure to register!
WHERE: 343 Jiaozhou Road // 胶州路 343号
CONTACT: [email protected]
Introduction to Embroidery @ Craft’d
Ever wondered how to embroider your own cushion covers, tea towels or aprons? Here’s your chance to learn a new skill and create a modern piece of art for your apartment! In this class Craft’d will teach you the most commonly used embroidery stitches (back stitch, satin stitch, straight stitch and the French knot). You’ll be able to choose a fun design (or a drawing of your own) to embroider yourself and the design will stay in the hoop and you can hang it on the wall for show!
WHERE: 2F, 382 South Shaanxi Road // 陕西南路 382号
If you have an event that you don’t see listed here, please email [email protected]