All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Prehistoric animatronics, an Agatha Christie murder mystery play, live music at Lola, and Eduardo Vargas fully moves into Chicha. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Local rocker Wang Changzhang, who got his start to musical fame over the web, is finally debuting in concert. The Shanghainese native will be performing songs from his Forever Young album at the Lyceum Theater. Tickets: 180-480 RMB
7:30pm, Lyceum Theater, 57 Maoming Nan Lu near Changle Lu, 茂名南路57号 近长乐路
Since its opening not long ago, Lola has quickly gained the favor of Shanghai scenesters. Head down to this cool tapas bar and lounge for some live music courtesy of Wink and company – happens every Tuesday night.
Lola, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu, 永嘉路570号4号楼 近岳阳路
Eduardo Vargas’ newest Latin restaurant and bar opens officially today. Downstairs at Chicha, you can sip on the dozen varieties of Pisco on shelf or try a few the molecular cocktails bartender Hector Monroy creates. And if you head upstairs, you’ll be met with an intimate new culinary concept in which Vargas does away with the traditional menu. In place of that, he gives customers the choice of either the 7-course (180 RMB) or 12-course (280 RMB) meal which the kitchen creates new every day.
Chicha, 33 Sinan Mansions, 47 Fuxing Xi Lu near Sinan Lu, 思南路47弄 近复兴西路
Fans of the BBC documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs are in luck – their Arena Spectacular is in Shanghai for a 5-day run. The live adaption features animatronics, costumed dinosaurs and an on set “paleontologist” who narrates the story of the dinosaurs. It’s a fantastic option if you’re looking to do something with the whole family. Tickets: 80-580 RMB.
7pm, Mercedes-Benz Arena. 1200 Expo Avenue near Zhoujia Du Lu, 世博大道1200号 近周家渡路
It’s the 120th anniversary of crime-thriller writer, Agatha Christie, and you can mark the occasion by seeing the play adaption of one of her best-selling novels, And Then There Were None. Basic gist? Ten people find themselves trapped on an island and are mysteriously killed one by one. Catch the premiere Wednesday or one of the later shows – you have until the 30th. Tickets: 150 to 300 RMB.
7:30pm, Shanghai Drama Art Center 上海话剧艺术中心, 288 Anfu Lu near Wukang Lu, 安福路288号 近武康路
Mint will be pulling in a trendy, beautiful crowd even more so than usual for the ICON of the Year style contest. All the weekly winners from the club’s fashion nights will be back to compete. The finalist will be featured in various publications including City Moments, Lifestyle Magazine and given a one year M1NT membership card.
Mint, 24/F 318 Fuzhou Lu near Shandong Lu. 福州路318号 近山东路