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The best things to do this weekend in Shanghai

Glam movie screenings, a pool-side bash and Fifty Shades of Love await this weekend

Photograph: courtesy 247tickets (Party Favor)
This week has been hot as hell, but what beats heatwave better than... a relaxing weekend? As usual, Shanghai's got tons of fun activities that would make you feel bad staying in. We've got a sexy pool party, a glamorous movie screening, a sultry cabaret show and a whole bunch of nightlife activities to keep you entertained. Here's what you can look forward to this weekend.

Standup Stephen Smith & Friend

The Happy Hour Feature Show presents Stephen Smith and Friend, hosted by Ian B (not the friend). Join them for a free warm-up show before Smith embarks on a tour to Xiamen, Taipei and Australia. There'll also be a three-for-100RMB drink deal throughout the evening.

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Massé Gastro Lounge , 800 Changde Lu 20 Jul

44KW pres Alex Arnout

British DJ/ producer Alex Arnout started his DJ career in Spanish local bars in the 1990s. Influenced and inspired by early house in Chicago and Detroit in the mid-'80s, Arnout is known for experimenting with sounds.

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44KW , 158 Julu Lu 19 Jul Buy tickets

Party Favor

Party Favor, aka Dylan Ragland, is one of the fastest-rising names in dance music with innovative colour and a diverse repertoire. His edgy style helped pioneer the festival trap and twerk genres. He has also done production work for hip hop heavyweights Lil Jon, Offset, 2 Chainz and ASAP Ferg.

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Fusion , 5F, Building 6, South Block,?123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu (兴业路123号6号楼5楼, 近马当路) Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 19 Jul Buy tickets

Glam Movie Nights: The Great Gatsby

M Glam is adding a little glamour to the hot summer nights with the return of its screening series. Catch Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby this Sunday with free popcorn and happy hour extended throughout the film. 

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M Glam , 20 Guangdong Lu 21 Jul Free

Viking Metal Night

INFERNO is going full Viking in collaboration with Kraken Rum. The first ten people to arrive dressed as Vikings will receive Kraken-infused ice cream free of charge. For the bumbling latecomers, there'll be 80RMB Kraken ice cream, Mojito combos and individual mixed drinks for 35RMB. And what better complement to this display of barbarism than the heaviest of trasher metal?

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Inferno , 462 Changle Lu 20 Jul Free

The Cabaret Show: Fifty Shades of Love

Influenced by 50 Shades of Grey, this cabaret from Candor follows a woman’s new relationship from meeting a man and all the way through their use of some bedroom accessories you've always been curious about.

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Candor , 3F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu (茂名南路57号3层) Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 19 Jul Buy tickets

SHFT pres Kohala Pool Party

Kohala Pool Party is back bringing the tropical island vibes. The artist/DJ line-up includes LOUIE LOUIE, KINGCHAIN, Johnny B.Goode, RUIVENGE, YOMI, LacyChu and Skinny Brown. There'll also be barbecue off the grill to keep your energy up.

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Shoushan Wealth Club , 96, Lane 1863. Hua Mu Lu (花木路1883弄96号) Pudong Shanghai Shanghai 21 Jul Buy tickets

Short Shorts Saturday @ RIINK

Break out your favourite shorts this Saturday at RIINK. DJ Sivle will be on deck to while you skate the night away on the neon-lit dance floor. Everyone who wears shorts will get to enjoy a free shot and the bar and kitchen will be open from 6pm till late.

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RIINK , 1F, 658 Dapu Lu Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 20 Jul Buy tickets

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