Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai.
Summer Camp @ The Living Room by Octave
Let your children channel their summer vigour into making new friends and creating fond memories in the ‘Better Me’ camp that runs from July 3 to August 26. Kids aged 3-6 will be able to take interest classes lin music, English reading, yoga, baking and gardening in a bilingual environment.
🕒 Until Aug 26
💰 Half day: ¥1600/week; ¥6400/month
Full day (including lunch): ¥2000/person; ¥8000/2month
Early Bird *20% off 2 months program
📍 357 West Jianguo Road | 建国西路357号
Gentlemen’s Night @ La Bodeguita del Medio
Attention gentlemen: craving for a drink to kill your Monday blues? Well, head down to La Bodeguita del Medio with your best buddy every Monday from now on. Buy one Plato Cubano – then you may unwind with two beers for free. Monday blues aren’t that bad after all, are they?
🕒 Every Monday 7pm – 11pm
📍191 Hengshan Road | 衡山路191号
Movie Night: Independence Day @ The Pearl
This American sci-fi action flick is the next installation in The Pearl’s movie night series.Directed by Roland Emmerich, and starring personalities like Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum, the film depicts a group of intrepid humans attempting to save the Earth from vicious extraterrestrials. Along with the rest of the world, they launch a last-ditch counterattack on July 4. Burger deal including a bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a beer is available just for ¥88.
🕒 Happy hour 5pm – 7pm; screening 8pm
💰 Free entry
📍 471 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471弄
Outdoor BBQ Buffet @ Sasha’s Terrace
Independence Day is coming up tomorrow. Although there won’t be any blazing fireworks and stripey flags here in Shanghai, good news is you can still throw on your favorite patriotic gear and celebrate the day of freedom at this awesome outdoor BBQ buffet, along with free flow Carlsberg, on Sasha’s beautiful terrace! You will also receive a Bourbon whisky as welcome drink.
🕒 6.30pm – 10pm
💰 ¥278; Children 50% off
📍 11 Dongping Road | 东平路11号
Seeds of Time Shanghai @ Shanghai Himalayas Museum
As part of the exploratory Shanghai Project curated by ongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chapter Two takes on the pressing global climate issues. With thought-provoking images, interview clips and workshops, the exhibition attempts to reach beyond the confines of existing knowledge and respond to the problems through an interdisciplinary approach in hopes of seeking sustainability and finding corresponding scientific solutions.
🕒 July 4, 10am – 6pm
💰 ¥30 / ¥100 / ¥120
📍 3F 869 Yinghua Lu | 樱花路869号3楼
Energy Saving & Advanced Building Materials Exhibition @ SNIEC
This annual exhibition is home to some innovative, state-of-the-art energy-saving construction materials as well as technologies. If you are a professional in the trade yourself, prepare for some useful updates. Non-insiders are most welcomed too.
🕒 June 3, 9am-5pm
📍 2345 Longyang Road | 龙阳路2345号
Maitreya Karuna & Prajna @ Shanghai Gallery of Art
15 distinguished artists are gathering together to showcase the beauty of contemporary art through photography, calligraphy, painting, video art, sculpture, and VR technology. The art pieces work altogether to reinforce that we should treasure our heritage of civilisation and achieve a more satisfying future of humanity.
🕒 June 29 – August 27, 11am – 7pm
📍 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road | 中山东一路 3号
Storytelling @ MIXPACE Carlowit
Brace yourself for joy, love, hardship, and triumph as you listen to the local elderly’s youth tales. Find out what China was like in the 50s and 60s through the eyes of the local elderly, as they recount their experiences growing up in a time of socio-political instability. The evening will include live English translation, Q&A with the speaker, and a chance to pick up some cocktails and mingle.
🕒 7pm – 9pm
💰 Early bird: ¥100; At the door: ¥150
📍 255 Middle Jiangxi Road | 江西中路255号
Oyster Happy Hour @ Xuan Bar, Andaz Xintiandi
Drop by Xuan Bar in the heart of Xintiandi for oyster happy hour where you’ll buy half a dozen and get half a dozen free! ¥198 for a dozen of La Boudeuse N4 and ¥398 for La Royale N3.
🕒 5 – 9pm
💰 ¥198 La Boudeuse N4; ¥398 La Royale N3
📍88 Songshan Road | 88 嵩山路
Summer cleansing program @ Octave
Don’t know how to get rid of lingering lethargy, dwindling energy, unhealthy eating habits, mounting mental pressure and intense anxiety? Try this 4-day summer cleansing program to kickstart a healthy lifestyle. These are a series of yoga and nutrition sessions, leaving you revitalised and refreshed. You will also be well-informed about nutrition and wellness.
📍357 West Jianguo Road | 建国西路 357弄
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Craft Walk @ People’s Square Metro Station
Head down to the area and you will find yourself surrounded by an army of art suppliers and craft shops. There’s a wide variety of elastic, buttons, fabric, ribbons and lace available for purchase and appreciation.
📍 Exit 15, South Xizang Road Station | 西藏南路地铁站 15号出口
Arena Rock Concert @ The Pearl
Rawkasaurus Rex are coming together for one night only to pay tribute to Arena Rock from the 70s, bringing in the finest local acts including Rendezvous, the Diamond Cats, The Shake House Band, Rock Suey, Deck Chairs and more solo artists.The renegades will blast the tents with hits from Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick, etc, leaving you all empowered. Elbow your way into party and join the crowd rocking your summer night away!
📍 471 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471号
The Jungle by Wynton Marsalis @ Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
Treat yourself to the legendary Jazz from two world class orchestras, New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, directed by the distinguished American conductor Alan Gilbert. He will be joined by the performance of Wynton Marsalis.
📍 1380 Middle Fuxing Road | 复兴中路1380号
The Day We Are There @ 1933 Old Millfun
Say goodbye to traditional theatres and embrace this impromptu performance known as contact improvisation. First designed in the early 70s in the U.S., the unique experience intertwines dance, theatre, therapy, and athletics seamlessly.
🕒 Last day, 7.30am
📍 611 Liyang Road | 溧阳路611号
Punk Rock Metal Festival @ Onstage
10 hours of live music with 15 Local bands are getting together to pay tribute to one of the Best Live Bars in Shanghai as the entire Redtown complex will soon shut down for a new development. Acts include some of the most notable in Shanghai and China performing Indie, Rock, Punk, hardcore and Heavy Metal. Special drink offers and BBQ will be available. So get prepared for the craziest, noisiest and heaviest show of the year!
🕒 2pm – 2am
💰 Prepaid ¥100; at the door ¥120
📍 570 West Huaihai Road | 淮海西路570号
Choral & Vocal Music @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
Just with a bit of help from the piano, Echo Chamber Choir and Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir will be showcasing their charisma by injecting life into some of the timeless and modern Chinese songs.
📍 1380 Middle Fuxing Road | 复兴中路 1380号
The Deep Blue Sea @ Huangpu Theater
Catch the award-winning British actress Helen McCrory at HuangpuTheatre in Terence Rattigan’s heart-aching masterpiece, The Deep Blue Sea. Prepare to be sucked into an overwhelming tempest of tragic love affairs that feature one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. You will walk out of the theatre feeling a sense of need, loneliness and longing.
💰 ¥100/ ¥150/ ¥200
📍 780 East Beijing Road | 北京东路780号
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