The city is heating up! Let’s shake off our drowsiness and start exploring what to do in Shanghai before the summer heat hits us. Here are some “to-do”s for you in Shanghai in the following month. Enjoy, lovely foodies!
As one of the best answers to the question “what to do in Shanghai”, Shanghai’s homegrown food festival returns this month for another big love-in with the city’s favorite chefs, mixologists and DJs. Initiated and organized by SOCIAL SUPPLY, they’re sticking with sunny garden rooftop of The Place as the (weatherproofed!) venue, only this year’s theme will follow a 20s garden summer party.
Sat 06 May – Sun 07 May @ Rooftop, The Place, Bridge Phase IV, 457 Jumen Lu, Huangpu District (黄浦区局门路457号)
First Annual Shanghai Hot Sauce Festival
Head to Jalapeño on Saturday 6 May for the First Annual Shanghai Hot Sauce Festival! The inaugural fest will celebrate all things spicy, with a focus on hot pepper sauces both available in Shanghai via retail and homemade by local restaurateurs and chefs. Sample hot sauces from around the globe, participate in hot food eating contests and more.Held in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo, expect a live mariachi band and free flow booze, spicy foods and of course, hot sauce!
2-6pm, Sat 06 May @ 399 Weihai Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu, Jingan District (静安区威海路399号,近成都北路)
China’s annual Shuck Off Oyster Festival
China’s second annual Shuck Off Oyster Festival is a celebration of food and drinks aimed at recognising and inspiring oyster shuckers around China. This year’s festival is going to be bigger and better, with events happening across three cities: Shanghai, Beijing, and Fuzhou.
Paradox of Reality: Latest Works by Shen Hua
Including a unique series of painted images on mirrors, this exhibition sees Sichuan-based artist Shen Hua present his pictorial conclusions of recent reflections on realism. With minimalistic abstract works and themes including post-modernity and the relationship between language and reality, it’s a heavy and thought-provoking show.10am-7pm Tue-Sun, 21 Apr – 04 Jun @ 191 South Suzhou Road near North Sichuan Road Huangpu district (黄浦区南苏州路191号（近四川北路）)