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Shanghai's Best Weekend Events

Wheat | Brunch | Pool Party | Ulf Eriksson

End your Friday with a bang and attend the City Weekend and SWFC's Beer Festival or attend the grand opening of Wheat and get 50% off. Saturday and Sunday have just as much to offer. Get ready for a double decker bus party, brunch, a pool party and as usual make sure to check out the DJ's playing in Shanghai. 


Shanghai's Top Weekend Events Beer Festival

City Weekend x SWFC Beer Festival 2017

Where: SWFC Shanghai, 100 Shiji Dadao (near Pucheng Lu) 世纪大道100号环球金融中心 (近浦城路)

When: Fri 10am

How Much: Free Entry

Taking place every Friday from August 4th to 18th, the SWFC Beer Festival, in partnership with City Weekend, brings to you three Fridays packed with good food, good music, and most importantly, quality craft beers and import brews. Each Friday will have a different theme, which will somewhat influence the music and entertainment offered on the day. The first Friday is Latin-themed, the second Friday is a nautical motif. The final Friday goes out with a bang with a global theme. Entry is free. Vendors's prices will vary.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Wheat Grand Opening

Wheat Grand Opening

Where: Wheat, A Mansion Building 291 Fumin Lu (near Changle Lu) 富民路291号 (近长乐路)

When: Fri 9pm

How Much: Free Entry

Wheat is celebrating the grand opening of their second location with food and drinks, offering 50% off all Friday. Stop in for healthy bites, craft cocktails, biodynamic wines and more, from 9pm to late. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Co:Motion Presents Ulf Eriksson

Co: Motion Presents Ulf Eriksson 

Where: Elevator, 4/F 218 Xinle Lu (near Donghu Lu) 新乐路218号4楼 (近东湖路)

When: Fri 10pm

How Much: RMB50 pre-sale, RMB80 at the door

Shanghai's house and techno crew presents the return of Ulf Eriksson of Kontra Musik for a night of experimental electronic beats at Elevator. The Swedish DJ is a regular fixture on the European festival circuit and legendary venues such as Berghain, Tresor, Conrete, Lux and Liquid Room, and on August 11 he'll be at Elevator playing his unique blend of elegant techno, true-school house and ambient textures. There'll also be sets from resident DJ Mau Mau, Deep 19 and Diamond Lil. Tickets are RMB50 pre-sale or RMB80 on the door. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Footprint at Arkham

Footprint at Arkham

Where: Arkham, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu) 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路)

When: Fri 10pm

How Much: RMB50 early bird, RMB70 advance, RMB100 at the door

After a one-year absence from the scene, electronic music party collective Footprint is back for a night of tech-house rhythms and beats at Arkham. If you don't know Footprint, you'll probably know the names of some of the internationally acclaimed DJs they've brought to China in their 5-year existence. Expects sets from Electric Rescue, Yoshinaga, Lina K, Ryu and VJ Ryo. Cover is RMB50 for early bird, RMB70 pre-sale and RMB100 atthe door.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Deep / Tech / Sax at Cs

Deep / Tech / Sax at C’s

Where: C’s, 685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 定西路685号 (近法华镇路) 

When: Fri 10pm

How Much: Free Entry

Time for the monthly party from the 2KC crew. Deep house and techno combined with their special guest, C.G. on the saxophone. They've prepared a new set. It should be deeply ‘saxy’ and it will keep you busy a major part of the night. 10pm till late. No cover.


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Antidote Presents Quan

Antidote Presents Quan

Where: Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 幸福路115号 (近法华镇路) 

When: Sat 10pm

How Much: TBA

Quan is Hanoi based DJ and Producer. Specializing in live electronic music performances, his output spans myriad styles, from deep minimal acid techno, through to uplifting experimental soundscapes. Quan has a unique ability to manipulate his hardware and software spontaneously, creating an improvised sound world that is original and different every time. In January 2017, Quan was among the few chosen to perform at the first Boiler Room in Vietnam.


Best Shanghai Weekend Events El Efante Dumbo Truck Brunch: Eduardo Vargas

El Efante Dumbo Truck Brunch: Eduardo Vargas

Where: el Efante, 20 Donghu Lu (near Huaihai Zhong Lu) 东湖路20号 (近淮海中路) 

When: Sat-Sun 11am

How Much: RMB250

This weekend, El Efante's Dumbo Truck presents Chef Eduardo Vargas of Colca and Azul. The Peruvian chef will do a brunch takeover, serving up seabass ceviche, roasted chicken salad, fried mixed seafood, a Peruvian breakfast plate, braised pork and dessert. The six-course brunch is RMB250 per person and includes one drink. 


Best Weekend Events Shanghai Summer Splash Block Party at The Cannery

Summer Splash Bloc Party at The Cannery 

Where: The Cannery, Rm. 106, Bldg. 1, 1107 Yuyuan Lu (near Jiangsu Lu) 愚园路1107号1号楼106室 (近江苏路) 

When: Sat 2pm

How Much: Free Entrance

Head down to The Cannery for barbecue, summery cocktails and belly flopping, they've set up a pool on their lawn. You can chill and lounge in the water, but sign up for the belly flop contest, which starts at 5pm, to win prizes like gift certificates to The Cannery, oyster sets, gym trials and more. All contestants will get a complimentary cheesy dog from the grill for their efforts. Grilled items and drinks are all RMB35 each with Boxing Cat beer on tap plus Jameson cocktails and slushies. The event is pet-friendly so bring your pooch. Picnic blankets and water guns provided. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Double Decker Bus Party

Double Decker Bus Party

Where: The Rooster, 455 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu) 陕西北路455号 (近北京西路) 

When: Sat 6pm

How Much: RMB250 pre-sale, RMB300 at the door

Join a free-flow Booze Cruise Tour around Shanghai with visits to The Bund and Lujiazui. It starts at The Rooster at 6pm and ends at El Santo at 11pm. Tickets are RMB250 pre-sale, RMB300 at the door, limited to 50 people. Sign up for four-hour bus tour for free-flow beer and mixed drinks throughout the ride, and free shots and drink specials at both venues. Guaranteed it'll be a messy one. 


Shanghai's Best Weekend Events Raw Cuts Featuring Knopha

Raw Cuts feat. Knopha (Beatween) 

Where: Elevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu (near Donghu Lu) 新乐路218号4楼 (近东湖路)

When: Sat 10pm

How Much: RMB50

Knopha is a Xiamen based Cantonese DJ, producer and co-founder of events label Beatween. His tracks have been released by Beijing independent electronic music label Ran and Shanghai and Tokyo bass and grime frontier ‘Push and Pull.’



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