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The best things to do this weekend in Shanghai

Fill your days off with pool parties, Beer City Brew Fest, live music and more

Photograph: courtesy VUE bar (Destination Paradise Sunset Terrace Party)
It may be rainy outside, but that doesn't stop the official start of summer tomorrow – time to slip on your swimsuit and dive into the nearest open pool. This weekend, head down to Grand Plaza Club House for a BYO drinks pool party, celebrate International Yoga Day at the opening of Ringside’s rooftop terrace or bring home a furry friend at one of the many adoption events across town. Read on for our top picks this weekend.

Friday 19

BOGO Mojitos

One viral song and now everyone is all about mojitos. In tribute to the Mandopop star’s hit summer single, Charcohol is offering buy-one-get-one mojitos (88rmb each) every day from 3 to 8.30pm alongside its daily happy hour.

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Charcohol , 245 Maoming Bei Lu 17 Jun - 31 Jul

Halcyon Days

Born in 1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas and trained at New York Studio School, Brooklyn-based artist Todd Bienvenu paints autobiographical works – beaches, phones, parties and sex – in an unrestrained manner and with a distinctive style. Splashed with heavy strokes and bright colours, his pieces explore the sensuality and fragility of the human body but with a lot of humour involved. Appointment necessary at 6312 0260.

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Almine Rech , 27 Huqiu Lu Every day except Monday

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