Jay Chou is coming! Sadly, we are on a budget here at Shanghaiist, so we can only scream about it. But maybe we scream loud enough they will give us free tickets?
If not, there are plenty of other events to look forward to this week – such as Tango, night riding and even dodgeball!
MONDAY: Bourbon Street Jazz @ Shanghai Studio, Le Concert Spirituel @ Shanghai Concert Hall
This LGBT watering hole switches gears from dance music to some smooth jazz. Start your week with chill out sounds from Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and more. So gather some mates, have a drink and mellow out to some jazzy vocals. No cover.
No.4, Lane 1950 Huanghai Zhong Lu, Huaihai Zhong Lunear Xingguo Lu淮海中路1950弄4号近兴国路
We are continuing our French streak with Le Concert Spirituel who are one of the leading exponents in the performance of baroque music – notably of French repertoire – on period instruments, throughout Europe and across the world. They have performed in prestigious festivals all over and have been invited to play in leading concert halls. RMB50-300
7.30pm-9.30pm 523 Yan’an Dong Lu,People’s Square near Longmen Lu, Metro Line 1, 2 & 8 People’s Square Station延安东路523号近龙门路, 地铁8号线大世界站，或1号线黄陂南路站
TUESDAY: Tango Milonga @ MAYA, Naked Lunch @ Dada
Still haunted by that scene from Moulin Rogue? Then head down to MAYA for this social session to tango with dancers of all levels. No Entrance Fee but you must buy at least one drink. 40rmb (1 Drink included) 60rmb (2 drinks included) Special Discount for the members of Tango Bang.
2/F, Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club House, 568 Julu Lu, 巨鹿路568号四方新城俱乐部2楼
In this drama movie, an exterminator develops an addiction to his own insecticide and accidentally shoots his wife. He then flees to Interzone, a Mediterranean city full of talking insectoid typewriters and becomes involved in a secret government plot. Starring Peter Weller and Ian Holm. In English with Chinese subtitles.
9pm, 115 Xingfu Lu 幸福路115号
WEDNESDAY: Drop The Lime @ Mao Livehouse, Avoiding Corruption Scandals @ Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
Trouble & Bass leader, Drop the Lime, comes to Mao Livehouse for his first Shanghai performance. Having played some of the biggest festivals, including Coachella and Stereosonic, Drop the Lime will bring his jungle-inspired, bass-laden house jams, blending breaks, dubstep, house and drum’n’bass, and singing live vocals over his set. RMB 80 Pre-sale, RMB 130 at the door.
9pm, Mao Livehouse 570 Huaihai Xi Lu Near Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路570号， 近虹桥路
Finally! A relevant Chinese business talk! Guest speakers Sammy Fang and Clare Pearson from DLA Piper in Asia join this BritCham event to provide insights on how companies can avoid entanglement in corruption scandals. Attendees are encouraged to submit cases or questions to [email protected] prior to the event.
7.30am-9.30am 500 Weihai Lu, Nanjing Xi Lu near Shimen Yi Lu威海路500号 近石门一路, 6256-8888
THURSDAY: Dodgeball League & Shanghai Night Ride
O Dodgeball, that little red rubber ball brings back so many bruised memories. Form a team of eight to twelve or join an existing team. It’s all recreational but you never know if someone is looking for some high school revenge. RMB2,500 / team or RMB 450 per individual Contact Tom Zheng 139-1731-6770 ,[email protected], www.asas.com.cn/dodgeball/registrations.asp
If daytime bike riding is a little too much for you because you don’t feel like dodging the taxis/buses/electric bicycles/scooters who are coming at you for your life, then night cycling might just be the thing for you. RMB 200 per person includes bike, helmet, outdoor insurance, friendly bilingual leader and 2 bottles of water. Contact Bohdi Adventures @ 5266-9013, [email protected], www.bohdi.com.cn
FRIDAY: Jay Chou @ Shanghai Stadium, Open Mic Night @ Sound Blue
Ahhh! It’s Jay Chou! We really don’t have to write much about this guy because a simple google on this amazingly popular Taiwanese singer will easily bring up a million hits. Expect plenty of soulful Chinese ballads and screaming girls and boys of all ages.
7.30pm -9.30pm, 中国上海徐汇区天钥桥路666号
If it has been a crappy week for you then head to Sound Blue. Shanghai improv comedy troupe, Zmack!, will be performing some improv games in between readings of poetry. So depending on whether you want a good laugh or to read some angry poetry, it’s all good. 6473-2688
8.30-10.30pm, 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu, Luwan