Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Ecodesign Fair: Beat the Heat @ Layfette Art & Design Center
Ecodesign Fair showcases the latest green products at Layfette Art & Design Center in Xintiandi. Browse the marketplace, watch performances, join workshops and seminars, there’s a kids area and lots of art installations.
20 RMB // 10 AM – 6 PM (Fri – Sun)
323 Middle Fuxing Road, near South Huangpi Road // 复兴中路323号, 近黄陂南路
Historic Shanghai Film Weekend: Laborer’s Love @ Old China Hand Style
From the golden era of 1920s Shanghai silent film, Historic Shanghai Film Weekend screens Laborer’s Love at Old China Hand Style. There are lots more historic Shanghai films being screened this weekend and other excursions, check out what’s on at the website.
100 RMB (members) 150 RMB (non-members) // 7 PM
374 South Shaanxi Road, near Middle Fuxing Road // 陕西南路374号, 近复兴中路
Standup Comedy Showcase @ Kung Fu Komedy
Drew Fralick hosts a showcase of Shanghai’s finest standup comics at Kung Fu Komedy. Byron Murphy, Isobel Moulder, Kent Kedl, Misha Kalhin, Mohammed Magdi, Paul Johnson and Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh. If you can’t make it to this one, there’s another huge lineup on Saturday night!
50 RMB // 9 PM
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
Dutch DJs: Flying High @ The Mansion
You wana get high? Party with Dutch DJs at the Mansion, promising groovy beats and everything except commercial EDM. Resident DJs Tommy Hendriks, Robert Zandberg and Dama Huhu join special guest Ambivalenz.
100 RMB incl. 5 drinks // 10 PM
B18 Dynasty Villa, 851 Hongjing Road, near West Yanan Road // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
Race to Restore 5k Charity Run @ Century Park
The Race to Restore 5k charity run starts from Century Park gate 5 at 9am, supporting the Eden Ministry. Organised by 3 teachers from Transformation Academy, they hope to motivate more dialogue around modern day slavery.
200 RMB (adults) 100 RMB (kids under 12) // 9 AM
Century Park, Gate 5 // 世纪公园5号门
The Great Australian BBQ @ Wellington College
Get down to the Great Australian BBQ for a rip snorting grill and a fun-packed family day at Wellington College. Watch the lads’ cricket, football and rugby matches, kids can go on the bouncy castle, there’s a silent charity auction and loads of food!
100 RMB (kids under 16 FREE) // 10 AM – 4 PM
1500 Yaolong Road // 耀龙路1500号
Barbecue Cook-off @ Bubba’s BBQ
Feast on 6 hours of all-you-can-eat BBQ and all-you-can-drink beer at Bubba’s, for just ¥300. If that’s not enough, there’s live music and an exclusive afterparty!
300 RMB // 11 AM – 5 PM
2262 Hongqiao Road // 虹桥路2262号
JZ Summer Night: An Evening with Pat Metheny @ Shanghai Concert Hall
All the way from Kansas City, Pat Metheny plays his jazz guitar at Shanghai Concert Hall. Accompanied by pianist Gwilym Simcock, double-bassist Linda Oh and drummer Antonio Sánchez, JZ continues to bring the best of the jazz world to Shanghai.
80 RMB – 1280 RMB // 7 PM
523 East Yan’an Road // 延安东路523号
Pierogi Ladies Pop-Up @ The Rooster
Try the Pierogi Ladies’ tasty dumplings at The Rooster, where they’re doing a pop-up from 12pm to 5pm. The feta cheese with olive dumplings are to die for, also try the potato with cottage cheese and bacon, or the strawberry with sour cream.
NO COVER // 12 PM – 5 PM
51 Yongkang Road, near Xiangyang Road // 永康路51号, 近襄阳路
Arduino keyboard making workshop @ XinCheJian
Learn how to make an Arduino keyboard with the DIY technologists at XinCheJian. The class costs ¥200, but for that you get all the parts to build your keyboard, which adds up to about ¥100 by itself.
160 RMB (members) 200 RMB (non-members) // 1 PM – 5 PM
Floor 1, Building 3, 28 East Yuyuan Road // 愚园东路28号3号楼1层
Content Aware by Miao Ying @ MadeIn Gallery
Experience Miao Ying’s new exhibition at MadeIn Gallery in M50, exploring digital image production in social media. The show opens at 4pm so go enjoy a glass of wine and have a natter with the arty-farty crowd. Check out this freaky preview of the exhibition on Youtube:
NO COVER // 4 PM (until July 17)
Floor 4, Building 7A, 50 Moganshan Road // 莫干山路50号, 7号楼4楼
M Talks Book Launch: Rob Schmitz, Street of Eternal Hapiness @ Glam
Rob Schitz talks about his new book, Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams, at Glam bar in M on the Bund. An American radio correspondent, Schmitz imagines new aspirations born in the Chinese imaginary.
75 RMB (students/kids 35 RMB) // 4 PM – 6 PM
Floor 7, 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Road // 广东路20号, 外滩5号7楼
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Have a great weekend Shanghaiists!