Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai.
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
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
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
Australia Day @ Five on the Bund
Save yourself the fuss of plane ride by experiencing culture of the Down Under in Shanghai. Lounge bar Glam hosts Toby Davidson, Jane Messer, Hsu-Ming Teo, Shu-Cheen Yu for an evening of Australian poetry, literature, and folk songs.
🕒 4pm – 5.30pm
📍 20 Guangdong Road | 广东路20号
Dying Tonight @ Inferno
The long-awaited national tour by this melodic, post-hardcore force from Kunming Yunnan is ready to take the Shanghai stage by storm. With big support from Fighting Back and Pray for Awakening, they are playing blazing beats from their first album “Now Or Never”.
🕒 8.30pm – late
💰 Pre-sale ¥60 ; At the door ¥80
📍 658 Dapu Road | 打浦路658号
Tom Swoon @ Fusion
This Polish DJ 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
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 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
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
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