Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
[TRAVEL] 3 amazing getaways you can sign up for this Dragon Boat holidays
The Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, happens in just a few days. And for those of you that still haven’t planned what you’ll do over the long weekend — well, you’re in luck, because the wonderful guys from Wanna Travel have got it all planned out for you, with unforgettable getaways planned for June 9-11 to three fantastic locations: Pan’an County, Gongyu and Guilin/Yangshuo! Read on for all the details.
Shanghai Auto Show @ New International Expo Center
The Shanghai Auto Show motorcade rolls into New International Expo Center with flash, new wheels and lycra babes. If you get off on the scent of a fresh, leather upholstery with optional leather sills and a state-of-the-art blind spot warning system, then you’re in heaven.
¥50 // 9 AM – 3.30 PM (Thu – Sun)
2345 Longyang Road, near Fangdian Road // 龙阳路2345号, 近芳甸路
Dark Maze @ Silent Hill Haunted House (JIngan)
Find your way out of a dark, spooky maze at the Silent Hill-themed haunted house in Jingan. Designed by horror-enthusiasts from the US, touted to be over 1000 square meters in size, with professional experiential theatre actors, phone your mum before you go inside.
¥88 // 10 AM – 10 PM (Jun 1 – Nov 30)
1788 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路1788号1788广场F201(静安寺)
MIDI Electronic Music Festival @ Camp MIDI Taihu
Head out to Suzhou this weekend for MIDI Electronic Music Festival, you can camp and party for the whole weekend. Catch the headliners Hellen Alien, Netsky and Chiuppi, just ¥450 for the whole weekend or ¥200 for one-day, catch the MIDI bus.
¥200 (door, 1-day) // 12 PM – LATE (Thu – Sun)
Camp Midi Suzhou Taihu // 苏州吴江区七都镇太湖迷笛营
Suzhou Creek Dragon Boat Race @ Jiangning School
Watch the Dragon Boat race on Suzhou Creek, cheer on the rowers and gasp as the boats capsize. There should be 8 or so teams racing on a 500 meter stretch of the river and it’s going to be broadcasted live on TV!
NO COVER // 1.30 PM – 4 PM
Lane 1, 1518 Xikang Road // 西康路1518弄1号
Rendezvous with Miss Helene @ Wooden Box
French chanson vintage swing band, Rendezvous with Miss Helene plays at Wooden Box. Hear Miss Helene tell little stories in song – funny, captivating, sometimes dramatic – whether they’re playing a classic or one from their own original repertoire
¥30 // 8 PM – LATE
9 Qinghai Road, near West Nanjing Road // 青海路9号, 近南京西路
Brazzaville-David Brown @ Yuyintang
All the way from LA, David Arthur Brown tours the Middle Kingdom, hitting Yuyintang with songs from the Spirit of Independence. A runaway who became obsessed with low budget travel and poetry, he has traveled through Asia, South America and Europe for many years.
¥150 (door) // 8.30 PM – 11.30 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
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Have a great day Shanghaiists!