All the things you’d want to do this Monday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: Check out a classic revolutionary ballet “The White Haired Girl” or world class virtuoso violinist Midori as she plays Beethoven. Two of the city’s best known chefs, Eduardo Vargas and David Laris are holding separate special dinners midweek. 3CT and East West Theatre also double up to perform their new play “The Odd Couple”. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
ZHANG DING: OPENING New media artist Zhang Ding gives audiences his interactive interpretation of a nightclub titled “Opening”. Shows until July 10.
Free // 1-6pm //ShanghART H-Space // Bldg 18, M50 50 Moganshan Lu, near Xi Suzhou Lu (莫干山路50号18号楼,近西苏州路)
THE WHITE HAIRED GIRL BALLET This dance is one of the Shanghai Ballet’s signature pieces and is considered one of the revolutionary classics of China. The story, which is based off of local legends, is of a young peasant girl Xi’er who is forced to become a concubine to a cruel man. She escapes away to the mountains but the adversities she encounters soon turn her lovely locks white as snow. (Also performed on Wednesday night.)
80-290RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai City Theatre // 4889 Dushi Lu near Mingdu Lu (都市路4889号, 近名都路)
SUBCINEMA: ROCKERS Dada’s film of the week is the 1978 Jamaican movie ‘Rockers’. A handful of popular reggae artists star including Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth, Dillinger, and Jacob Miller. In English/Patois with English subtitles.
Free // 9pm // Dada // 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
‘THE ODD COUPLE’ PLAY From June 29th to July 3rd, 3rd Culture Theatre and East West Theatre are coming together to present The Odd Couple, a play of male camaraderie originally written by Neil Simon starring Jim Bennett, Charles Mayer and directed by Jonathan Geenen. All shows are in English, no Chinese subtitles. Tickets are 180RMB presale; 200RMB for regular reservations (cost covers admission into Chinatown). Special drinks and dinner packages available. For more info, contact [email protected] or 135 6410 2955.
180 or 200 RMB // 8pm // Chinatown // 471 Zhapu Lu, near Haining Lu (乍浦路471号, 靠近武进路)
WORLD CLASS VIOLINIST MIDORI PLAYS BEETHOVEN This incredibly talented violinist made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the tender age of 11 and by 14 was featured on the cover page of the New York Times. She teams up with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to play Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No 5 in C minor’, ‘Violin Concerto in D major’, and ‘Egmont Overture’.
120-880RMB // 7:15 // Shanghai Grand Theatre // 300 People’s Avenue, near Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路)
TANGO AND TAPAS NIGHT Eduardo Vargas has put together a special themed tango and tapas night featuring dishes such as prawn causa, lamb empanadas, beef anticuchos, strawberry bavarois, and mango tarts. For 350RMB you get the whole show, tapas and unlimited wine.
350RMB // 7pm // Azul // 18 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路18号, 近衡山路)
‘DAVE & LEX PART II’ DINNER After the success of their last joint dinner, David Laris and The Purple Onion chef Lex Hauser get together again for part deux. Diners will enjoy a new 6-course tasting menu for 688RMB or 888RMB with wine pairings. For reservations, call 6248 8747.
688 or 888RMB // 7pm // The Purple Onion // Lane 351, No. 16, Huashan Lu near Changshu Lu (华山路351弄16号 近常熟路)
ROCK NAADAM FUNDRAISERHo-Tom and Franco, Boys Climbing Ropes, and Moon Tyrant plus DJ B.O will be embarking on a nonprofit music and cultural exchange tour of Mongolia, with TV appearances, concerts, and workshops for young musicians. Their appearance at Dada will include some of Mongolia’s best music videos, live performance of folk songs, and traditional milk tea. Free but donations are welcome.
9pm // Anar // 129 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路129号, 近法华镇路)