Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
4th Shanghai Punk Festival @ Yuyintang
The Shanghai Punk Festival is back for the 4th time at Yuyintang, bringing together 8 bands from all over the country in a day-long celebration of things too fast to live, too young to die. This annual fest is organised by longtime Chinese punk Stalwart Frank, a colorful character who curates the music, podcaster Mei R, graphic designer Kaine, and DJ B.O. Ticket are ¥180, and anyone with a mohawk gets in for free, event starts at 3pm.
WHERE: 851 Kaixuan Road // 凯旋路 851号
PRICE: Free entry for anyone with a mohawk, ¥180 at the door
Rooftop Session @ JZ Latino
Who’s ready for round 3? Promo squad SHFT’s summer rooftop sessions are back again! Taking place at one of the biggest rooftops in Shanghai, JZ Latino, get ready to be blown away by the impressive local DJ lineup and beautiful view overlooking the iconic Bund. DJs ADO8, Skinny Brown, Gin and Lacychu will be on the deck spinning trap and hiphop. Feel free to kick back and chill out with refreshing cocktails from Absolut and indulge in some delicious nomnoms from Shanghai’s favorite food vendors.
WHERE: 59 Henan Nan Road, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel // 河南南路159号
PRICE: ¥100 before 6pm, ¥120 after
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 dish, 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
Bagel bites, Booze & Bootylicious Jeans @ Spread the Bagel
Spread the Bagel is teaming up with Alter to presents not only a bagelicious party with bagel bites and bubbles, but with some art & fashion to boot. There’ll be a live art performance by Dutch artist Merijn Kavelaars, where he’ll turn a pair of jeans into a piece of artwork. Head down to also enjoy their new bagelicious menu at a discounted price.
WHERE: 245 Madang Road // 马当路 245号
BooshKaBaash @ Shanghai Centre
The Heineken BooshKaBaash festival is back again for the 8th year and will be ongoing today and tomorrow at Shanghai Centre. There will be a DIY/artisan market, prize giveaways, live music and shaded areas to to keep you fed, cool, hydrated and entertained. This event is completely free and will be celebrating music in all of its wonderful eclecticism – featuring an array of musical diversity from Mauritian Sega rhythms to sing-along classics. Expect a full weekend of mishmash musical goodness!
WHERE: 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu // 南京西路1376号
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-8pm
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
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