Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
People for Pets Birthday @ Kaiba (Dingxi Road)
Charity People for Pets celebrates its first birthday at Kaiba on Dingxi Road. Toast to the great work of the individuals behind P4P, who have been rescuing strays and nursing them back to health for the past year.
NO COVER // 1 PM – 5 PM
739 Dingxi Road, near West Yanan Road // 定西路739号, 近延安西路
Pop-up Caribbean Market Place @ The Apartment
The Caribbean Association in China showcases cuisine, fashion and lifestyle from the Caribbean and Latin American region at The Apartment. This rooftop pop-up market features food and clothing created by locally-based Caribbean entrepreneurs.
NO COVER // 11 AM – 4 PM
47 Yongfu Road, near Fuxing road // 永福路47号, 近复兴路
M Talks: ‘Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built’ by Duncan Clark @ Glam
Haven’t heard enough myths about the rise of Jack Ma? Find out more at Glam, where Duncan Clark introduces his new book Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 6350-9988.
¥75 // 4 PM
Five on the Bund, Floor 7, 20 Guangdong Road, near East Zhongshan 1 Road // 广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
Shanghai International Film Festival
The 19th Shanghai International Film Festival takes place this weekend, with tickets for numerous events and film screenings on Taobao. The star-studded main events will be screened on TV, but there’s lots more going on for the general public between June 11 and 19. Find out more at the SIFF website.
☪ 8 great places to break fast during Ramadan in Shanghai
The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, gratitude and sacrifice, but let’s get real here – it’s also very much about food. With an ever-increasing number of halal restaurants in Shanghai, you don’t have to look too far to look for that perfect place for iftar. Here are 8 great places everyone should check out in Shanghai during the 30-day festival. Even if you’re not fasting, why not join your Muslim friends for a good hearty halal meal and soak up the experience? Read on
Brad Williams @ Kung Fu Komedy
Robin Williams deemed him “Prozac with a head”, Brad Williams storms Kung Fu Komedy all across China this week. You might have seen him on TV – Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. His ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex and race proves that anyone can win over their shortcomings.
¥170 (presale) // 8 PM & 10 PM
Floor 4, North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
Hua Zhou & Bed Dog @ MAO Livehouse
Cutie pie, Meipai heart throb, folk singer, Hua Zhou graces Shanghai at MAO Livehouse. She has support Bed Dog and hordes of Meipai addicted groupies.
¥70 // 8.30 PM – 10.30 PM
Floor 3, 308 South Chongqing Road, near Middle Jianguo Road // 重庆南路308号3搂, 近建国中路
QI-POW! Cosplay Burlesque & Cabaret @ The Pearl
QI-POW! titillates Shanghai with Cosplay-themed burlesque and cabaret show at The Pearl. Nerds reign supreme as the city’s hottest variety performers channel their favorite film, TV, and video game characters in a bonanza of outrageous performances with pole and fire. Rumour is Mandy Embers will summon her dragon, performing as the fiery Khaleesi – Daenerys Targaryen.
¥120 (presale) // 9 PM
471 Zhapu Road, near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471弄, 近武进路
tfvsjs & Foster Parents @ Yuyintang
Hong Kong indie math-rock band, tfvsjs hits Shanghai for one night at Yuyintang. Supported by Foster Parents, prepare for some funky bass lines, mind boggling guitar riffs and 12 finger drum equations. Check tfvsjs out on Soundcloud.
¥90 // 9 PM – 11 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号育音堂 , 近延安西路
⚽ UEFA Euro madness kicks off this Saturday, and Sasha’s is beaming the action live all month!
The UEFA Euro madness kicks off this Saturday 3am (Shanghai time) with the France vs Romania match and if you’re a soccer fanatic who’s still unsure where to go watch the games, Sasha’s on 11 Dongping Road is promising to be a great place to be fully immersed in the experience. They’re bringing back their Euro Fanzone in their garden with a huge outdoor tent and a massive 5.6m screen which will be beaming all of the action live in HD this entire month from June 10 – July 11. Grab your tickets and be there! Read on
⚽ 5 bars screening the UEFA Euro 2016 matches live this month
Europe’s finest battle it out in France for the glory of their nations this month, in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. You can watch it all live through the late night and early morning at these 5 stellar bars across Shanghai, whilst downing special tournament beers and gorging on great food deals. Get in! Whether you call it football or soccer, fussball or calcio, you’ll be welcome at any of these bars. Read on
Irie Reggae Vibes @ Ken’s
DeeJay Laobang slaps da bass at Ken’s from 10pm. Dancehall, reggae vibes, jerk chicken, drinks specials and plenty of riddim.
NO COVER // 10 PM
Obama Plaza, Room A-129, Floor 1, 2088 West Yanan Road, near Yili Road // 延安西路2088号1楼A-129, 近伊犁路
Control Club: Throwing Shade @ The Shelter
London-based Throwing Shade, aka Nabihah Iqbal, throws down her beats at The Shelter. Control Club presents Enter the Dragon II after-party, with Throwing Shade, Howell, Hiro Ikematsu and Doggy.
¥50 // 10 PM
5 Yongfu Road, near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
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Have a great day Shanghaiists!