Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai.
Thought for BBQ @ The Living Room by Octave
Enjoy this deliciously nutritious all-you-can-eat barbecue, salad, and dessert at Shanghai’s first holistic well-being center. Overlooking a Zen garden, the organic-based restaurant boasts a soothing environment where you can relax with the aesthetically-pleasing and healthy food.
🕒 Every Friday & Saturday, 6pm – 9.30pm
💰 ¥208, ¥50 for one cocktail, mocktail, or detox juice
📍 357 West Jianguo Road | 建国西路357号
Drink specials @ Xuan Bar
Unwind with your friends with live music at Andaz, Xintiandi Shanghai’s Xuan Bar along with buy-one-get-one-free on selected wines and cocktails, 50% off on bar snacks and there’s also a surprise lucky draw for all guests!
🕒 6pm – 9pm
📞 2310 1705
📍 88 Songshan Road | 嵩山路88号
I Love Summer Nights @ Modern Sky Lab
Summer calls for cool drinks and loud music. Shanghai’s newly opened music venue hosts bands 21 Grams, Lao Ayi, Something Against Y, and Heimu for a night of indie, rock, and more. Grab a free drink with your ticket.
🕒 8.30pm – late
💰 ¥30 includes one drink
📍188 Ruihong Road | 瑞虹路188号
The Future Looks Grim @ Inferno
Whether you’re a metalhead or not, this live session is a sure-fire way to experience the alternative music scene of Shanghai. Head into the city’s most popular metal bar to see the bands Hitobashira, Thy Blood, Solid Al, and Second Son perform.
🕒 9pm – 1am
💰 Free entry
📍 658 Dapu Road | 打浦路658号
Lotus Festival @ Gucun Park
For a once-in-a-year glimpse of the Chinese symbol of purity and peace, head down to the northern Baoshan District. Expect a sea of flowers featuring 28 varieties, including over 40 rare species. If you want to catch them in full blossom, wait until the end of July.
🕒 Until Aug 28, 5am – 6pm
📍 4788 Hutai Road | 沪太路4788号
Salsa Party @ La Bodeguita del Medio
Salsa the night away at the iconic Cuban restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio.
From 8pm to closing, enjoy a buy-1-get-1 deal for mojitos as Salsa Shanghai entertains you with their bubbly, vivacious dance moves.
🕒 8pm till closing
📍 191 Hengshan Road | 衡山路191号
DJ Gammer @ M2
Join the UK leading hardcore and hard dance producer and DJ for a thrill-ride into the uncharted waters of beats combining dupstep, hardcore and trap.
📍 283 Middle Huai Hai Road | 淮海中路283号
Spice Off Spicy Eating Competition @ Shanghai Tattoo
Obviously, this is not for the faint-hearted. Challenge yourself to this hardcore contest and win a prize if you are fine with spitting fire from your mouth. Expect free-flow of spicy sauces, and BBQ, beers, Bloody Caesars and super hot ‘Devil’s Baijiu’.
🕒 2pm – 8pm
💰 Free entry
📍 1 South Maoming Road | 茂名南路1号
Lost in Magic @ Blackstone Magic Bar
Enter a world of mystery at the first and only magic bar in China and you will be greeted by their signature molecular cocktails. Expect some mind-boggling miracles up close by an amazing team of magicians, each delivering an equally immersive, astonishing but unique performance.
💰 Regular ¥240; VIP ¥300
📍 158 Julu Road | 巨鹿路158号
Hot Dog Eating Competition @ The Hop Project
It’s National Hotdog Week! Celebrate by attending The Hop Project’s hot dog eating competition. Wolf down those dogs for guaranteed Brewdog swag. Winner gets a case of Hop Fiction Pale Ale, though bragging rights may be enough. If you prefer to cheer the competitors on, grab a beer and hotdog for ¥50.
💰 Free entry
📍 372 Dagu Road | 大沽路372号
Craft Beer Festival @ Kerry Centre
More than 30 brands will join the Shanghai Craft Beer Festival for its 7th annual run. Expect live music, food vendors, DJs, and of course, beer. Grab a free drink with your ticket.
📍 1238 Yan’an Zhong Road | 延安中路1238
Tom Swoon @ Fusion
This Polish DJ Tom Swoon is swoon-worthy, with his electronic beats and catchy remixes. Drawing inspiration from Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, he soon became electronic dance music’s rising star, even touring with Avicii and Steve Aoki.
📍 123 Xingye Road | 兴业路123号
Craft Beer Day @ Sasha’s
Combat the summer heat by attending Sasha’s popular Craft Beer Day. With a live band and beers on offer, this is the perfect place to chill for the weekend.
🕒 2pm – 6pm
📍 11 Dongping Road | 东平路11号
summer yoga & brunch @ Bread etc
Join seasoned yoga trainer Diana to practice an hour of mind-freeing yoga at the bakery’s private space overlooking Shanghai’s stunning skyline. After recharging your body and soul, you deserve an energy boost to kickstart the day- a nutritious breakfast with eggs, rye flour bread, quinoa salad, mini-cups mix, a fresh juice and a hot drink.
📍 1486 West Nanjing Road | 南京西路1486号
SoundScape CD Release Party @ Yuyintang
With mixed feelings, world music ensemble SoundScape are celebrating their new CD release but also bidding farewell to their fans in one go. Get ready for their swan song, a wondrous mash-up of Moroccan guembri, Tibetan and Indian singing, harmonium, didjeridoo, Chinese erhu, Algoza triple flutes from Pakistan, and various percussion from around the world.
🕒 8pm – 11pm
📍 851 Kaixuan Road | 凯旋路851号
Vaporwave Party @ W Shanghai
ANIGMA is throwing a throbbing Vaporwave Party ‘MEGA SENS’ for 2 days in a row. Presenting a fine selection of art, music and fashion, this innovative, multi-genre bash is leading you to a liminal space of dreams and fantasy. Creative art installations of artists from MANA are also showcased.
🕒 9pm – 3am
📍 66 Lushun Road | 旅顺路66号
Pool Party @ Sun Island Resorts
Summer is not complete without hitting the beach. A perfect alternative would be to get soaked and party hard at Fusion nightclub’s navy themed EDM pool party. Get your blue trunks or speedos ready. Free bus pick-up at Xintiandi, Madang Road or Zizhong Road at 1pm.
🕒 1pm – 10pm
💰 Pre-sale ¥200
📍 2588 Shentai Road | 沈太路2588号
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