Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai.
Arena Rock Concert @ The Pearl
Rawkasaurus Rex are coming together for one night only to pay homage 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
Friday Cuban vibes & bites @ La Bodeguita Del Medio
Craving to pig out on something decent? The legendary eatery originating from Havana got you covered. They are running a special 25% discount on all authentic Cuban delicacies and beverages after 8pm. A real steal.
🕒 after 8pm
📍 191 Hengshan Road | 衡山路191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
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, theater, therapy, and athletics seamlessly.
🕒 Last day, 7.30am
📍 611 Liyang Road | 溧阳路611号
Dark City @ Celia by Pulse
Techno lovers heads up: The techno act, Theo Man and Jasmine Li, is back on the decks.You can count on the amazing sound to party until 10am! Covers one drink after 2am.
📍 298 Xingfu Road | 幸福路298号
Guess How Much I Love You & My Little Story Book @ Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre
Indulge in this original stage adaptation with your little ones! The two award-winning classic bedtime stories from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram are coming alive, visualizing a competition with wisdom and imagination and a heartwarming fable about love.
🕒 7.30pm until July 9
💰 ¥180 – ¥480
📍 800 Miaojiang Road | 苗江路800号
Demo day @ XNode
After two long months of the world ranked number one coding boot camp with Le Wagon, talented students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds are finally ready to showcase their end products. Come and share a solid portion of their happiness and connect with engineers, designers, web developers and other tech professionals. Beer and snacks available.
🕒 7pm – 9pm
📍 5F 129 West Yan’an Rd | 延安西路 129弄 5楼
Cities Grow In Difference @ Power Station of Art
Do you consider our city development a progress? Prestigious guests from architecture and design fields will address the present circumstances of urbanscape, with the goal of reconciling the conflicts between urbanization and the need to preserve our nature, among others. They will also explore how we should position ourselves as an urban dweller.
🕒 7pm – 9pm
📍 200 Huayuangang Road | 花园港路200号
Daybreak by Xuyi
Budding artist Xuyi is staging his solo exhibition of his ambitious projects. Having his short films shortlisted for international art arenas like Asian American International Film Festival and China Independent Film Festival, he is eager to demonstrate his excellent flair engaging with a range of themes with a unique minimalist approach.
📍 No.6, 1818 Middle Huaihai Road | 淮海中路1818弄6号
Brace yourself for a night of thrills and spills, sheer fun, and unbridled laughter at The Pearl this Saturday. Scream for the 11 best drag stars in Shanghai as they kill it on stage, bringing you a unique extravaganza featuring runway, lip sync, burlesque, circus, comedy, live singing and more eye-popping acts that no other performances can match.
💰 Pre-sale:¥150 ; At the door: ¥200
📍 471 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471弄
Synchronicity @ Rockbund Art Museum
Prepare to get your senses stimulated by some of the masterpieces by the internationally acclaimed French artist Philippe Parreno’s. As usual, he will display his well-orchestrated works as a coherent whole in this latest installation, opening a dialogue that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy. A tour guided by curator Larys Frogier follows. RSVP.
📍 20 Huqiu Road | 虎丘路20号
From Pets To Animals @ OFOTO Gallery
Prolific artist and curator Li Ji is showcasing his latest collection, exploring the two increasingly interchangeable words in the human world: pets and animals. Noted for integrating animals into his paintings, the Associate Professor in the Department of Yunnan Arts Institute rose to fame in the 1990’s and early 2000’s for his series “Ladies and Pets”, which captured ladies posing with different animals.
🕒 4pm – 9pm
📍 50 Moganshan Road | 莫干山路50号
The New Silk Road Green Design for China Sustainable Development @ DoBe WE”@BUND
What does China need for a green future? The two committed environment scholars, Prof. Arch. Marco Saka and Prof. Arch Fernando Recalde, are going to shed light on how that is achievable based on empirical knowledge and optimized practices of Italian Green Design. Seize the opportunity to gain insight into how to align China growth with UN’s sustainable development goals by designing green architectural structures in the new Silk Road area.
🕒 7pm – 9pm
📍 501 Jiujiang Road | 九江路501号
Beauty Without Beards @ Modern Art Base
Find out the correlation between Greek aesthetics and the works in this installation! Displaying19 youthful images, the exhibition employs an enigmatic artistic device that defies social discourse, abstracting the (mostly male nude) human body while positioning it in an almost contorted but eerily graceful manner.
🕒 11am – 7pm
📍 10 Middle Jianguo Road | 建国中路10号
Da qi da luo @ Vanguard Gallery
Let this group exhibition works ferry you through time! Juxtaposing the ever-changing fast food scene with blind compliance in the information age, the amazing artists Fang Di, Ji Hao and Jin Haofan how art expressions confront history.
🕒 5pm – 7pm
📍 50 Moganshan Road | 莫干山路50号
Smooth like Jazz @ Kung Fu Komedy
Get your funny bones tickled by remarkable comedian star Drew Fralick! After seizing the top comedy prize at the 9th annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival, he is ready to supply you with endless built-in humor. The show also features his counterparts Kent Kedl, Misha Kalhin and Mohammed Magdi.
💰 Pre-sale ¥50 ; At the door ¥70
📍 1 North Xiangyang Road | 襄阳北路1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
💰 Presale ¥100; at the door ¥120
📍 570 West Huaihai Road | 淮海西路570号
VOID @ ALL Club
Party People Alert: Local techno militia VOID is making its debut appearance at ALL, dropping their unique brand of Detroit influenced techno, house, and electro beats. Teaming up with Shanghai Ultra and Provoda, DJ Stingray, MHP and nmlss, they are banging the proper underground electro.
📍 17 Xiangyang Bei Road | 襄阳北路17号
Picard Brothers @ Le Baron
Catch Picard Brothers at their “Mad Decent” show! Having collaborated with the US producer Diplo and designed tracks for Jessie J, Chris Brown, Major Lazer and other big names, the French fraternal act is showcasing their trademark soul. RSVP.
📍 20 Donghu Road | 东湖路20号
Investor Training Program @ Shanghai Valley
Learn about how to be a professional investor in this 2-day program. Boasting the excellent, cut and dried practices from Silicon Valley, the event aims at increasing understanding of early stage venture investment in tech startups and ongoing value added management. You will be able to select and differentiate high potential, sustainable startups.
🕒 9am – July 9, 6pm
💰 ¥4,888 – ¥5,318
📍 1 Yuyuan Road | 愚园路1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 theater feeling a sense of need, loneliness, and longing.
🕒 Last day, 7pm
💰 ¥100 / ¥150 / ¥200
📍 780 Beijing East Road | 北京东路780号
Rooftop DJ party @ Salmos Lounge
Head up for this killer rooftop rager in the heart of Jingan! This SHFT edition brings the best of party music, featuring an amazing local and international DJ line-up including Fader One, MauMau, Lacychu , DJ CAVIA and Victor Aime. Chill out with well-selected snacks and drinks.
💰 before 6pm ¥100; after 6pm ¥ 120
📍 1818 West Nanjing Road | 南京西路1818号
Empty City @ Chimney Artcenter
Pop by this exhibition by the outstanding Chinese artist Wang Xiaoshuang. You will instantly sympathize with and understand the overwhelming pace at which our cities are changing. Tinged with a hodgepodge of nostalgia, amazement, disappointment and more, his works portray how his hometown, Chongqing has morphed into a metropolis.
📍 73 Hongxu Road | 虹许路 73号
Action Performance & Experimental Music Show @ Ying Art Center
Surround yourself with the immersive artistic vibes in Moganshan Art District and indulge in some bold, defiant experimental music and banging live performances by several stellar artists.
🕒 5pm – 9pm
📍 97 Moganshan Road | 莫干山路 97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
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