Lots on for this weekend! Big hiphop parties at Shelter and Zeal, including one of France’s most renowned hiphop DJs, Cut Killer. There are also plenty of opportunities to enrich your cultural side: check out two ballets, participate in some CNY activities, or try a tour through old Shanghai. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more!
Eifman Ballet @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Paired with Tchaikovsky (January 13th), then Hamleton (January 14th), the sensual modern ballet of Boris Eifman is being presented in Shanghai. His elegant and strong choreography will entrance you, focusing on the psychological torment of life.
200RMB – 1080RMB // 7:15pm // Shanghai Grand Theatre // 300 Renmin Da Dao, by Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路)
Glenn Morrison @ G+
Glenn Morrison hits Shanghai club G+ for a huge electro event! As the resident DJ at one of the biggest clubs in the world, Ibiza Amnesia, you can expect that this is going to be a raging party!
No Cover // 10pm // G+ // Xintiandi, South Block, 5/F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu (新天地南里广场5楼, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路)
The Key Part 2 @ Zeal
Key party coming to Zeal. The first 250 girls and boys get a padlock/chain and a key (respectively) and then must try to find the match. Successful matches get prizes! DJ Soulfurious is on the deck, and there will be a special show by Les Nuits Blanches.
No cover before 11pm, 100RMB after with one drink // 10pm // Zeal // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu (中山东二路22号, 近金陵路)
龙onster @ The Shelter
The Shelter and Nike Sports Wear present 龙onster, a night of non-stop hiphop. The DJ line up is DJ Shorkut from the world famous Beat Junkies, Japanese hip hop pioneer Dj Tashi, and new kid DJ Uppercut!
60RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Pete Herbert @ Lola
Pete Herbert, the one time proprietor of Atlas Records shop in London, spends his time coasting through parties around the world and will be at Lola this weekend, when usually he can be found at Fabric and Ministry of Sound. Expect a unique mix of balearic leftfield disco, techno, and funk.
No Cover // 10pm // Lola // Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Calligraphy, Paper-cutting and Chinese Rice Cake Making @ Kerry Parkside
Bring your friends and family! In the spirit of Chinese new year, Kerry Parkside is having a cultural event where people can practice and make traditional Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, and Chinese rice cake making. This will be a great opportunity to immerse yourself in ancient chinese traditions. Rice cake making at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm. Calligraphy and Paper cutting from 12:30-5pm B1 central atrium
The Kerry Parkside // 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (花木路1378号，近芳甸路)
Shanghai Ballet presents ‘Swan Lake’ @ Shanghai City Theatre
Choreographer Derek Deane and the Shanghai Ballet troupe is presenting Tchaikovsky’s timeless masterpiece, Swan Lake. Don’t miss the spectacular classic performed by one of the best ballet troupes in the country! Two performances, January 14th and January 15th
100RMB-380RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai City Theatre // 4889 Dushi Lu, near Mingdu Lu, Minhang District (上海城市剧院 闵行区都市路4889号 莘庄地铁站南广场)
Progressive Dynamics @ Shiva Lounge
After a long hiatus from DJ-ing, Patrick Mai has come back to present “Progressive Dynamics”. His traditional 6 hour Shiva set will explore progressive techno, house, trance, the works. Progheads unite!
No Cover // 10pm // Shiva Lounge // 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu (永福路47号, 近复兴路)
Hijack presents Cut Killer @ Zeal
French hiphop icon, DJ Cut Killer has been taking over the world with his sick mixes and is now coming to Zeal, support from Hiphop Hijack. He is currently ranked #1 hiphop DJ in the world right now, so you’ll definitely be guaranteed a good show.
100RMB (Plus a drink) // 9pm // Zeal // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu (中山东二路22号, 近金陵路)
Forgotten Shanghai @ Old Westgate Hostel
As the main port city of China, Shanghai has always been a thriving cultural center. Guided by Katya, an expert journalist and photograph from Siberia, the tour will explore Shanghai’s history, including Ming Dynasty ruins and thousand year old streets. The Tour starts with a cup of coffee and a talk, then onward ho!
300RMB per person // 10am // Old Westgate Hostel // Old Westgate Hostel, 115 Penglai Lu near Henan Nan Lu （蓬莱路115号）
Art Deco Stroll @ Historic Shanghai
Yes, another tour, but this one is a leisurly stroll through the French Concession, take a trip down memory lane to relive the world in the 20s and 30s. Patrick Cranley will be leading the walk discussing art of the buildings and mansions and other architectural treasures. Happens third Sunday of every month.
100RMB // 10am // Historic Shanghai // Kangping Lu, near Gao’an Lu
( 康平路， 近高安路)