Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
The Soft Thug – Paintings And Drawings By Jakub Jochym @ On Stage
Check out this newly opened exhibition by Eastern European artist Jakub Jochym, who is currently living in Shanghai. In his paintings and drawings he fantasizes about being a thug in Shanghai. On Stage
Free // 10:00 – 20:30 (Open daily until May 11)
A2, Lane 570, West Huaihai Road near Hongqiao Road // 淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥
14 Day Hot Yoga Challenge @ Pure Yoga
Join Asana Champion Adam Armstrong for Pure Yoga’s extreme hot yoga challenge. They aim to give you “a total body-mind makeover and glow from the inside out”. Commit yourself to 14 days of practice with other dedicated hot yogis and share sweat, smile and shift. Starts April 20 and ends May 3. Find out more here.
896 RMB (members) – 1164 RMB (non-members) // 07:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Friday) 09:00 – 20:00 (Saturday – Sunday)
IAPM Mall, L6-615, 999 Huaihai Zhong Road near South Shanxi Road // 淮海中路999号6楼615座, 近陕西南路
Last week: Ink Beyond the Lines, Xu Jinping Charity Exhibition @ Bund 18
This is the last week you get to check out Xu Jinping’s charity exhibition Ink Beyond the Lines. The exhibit is curated by Michelle Xu from Jin Space. Xu showcases his well known bird and flower paintings. A Chinese painting activity will be held onsite during the exhibition. The paintings are All pieces are on auction and all the money raised will be donated to Ailing Foundation to help disadvantaged children get medical care and education. Get more information here.
Free // 10:00 – 22:00 (Daily)
2/F 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road near East Nanjing Road // 中山东一路18号2楼, 近南京东路
Stitch & Bitch Stamp-making Workshop @ Sip ‘n’ Paint
Learn the simple art of stamp making at Stitch & Bitch’s Stamp-making workshop. Stencils will be provided for, but you can create your own designs as well. All materials are provided for, including a blank card to apply your final stamp design to. RSVP to attend and get more information here.
160 (pre-sale) – 220 RMB // 19:00 – 21:00
3/F 368 Shanxi Road 3F near Fuxing Road // 上海市徐汇区陕西路368号3楼， 近复兴路
Last chance: Shaoxing Opera “Zhen Huan” by Shanghai Yueju Opera Troupe @ Yi Fu Theatre
Last chance to see the immensely popular Chinese Opera “Zhen Huan”. The story is set in the Qing Dynasty where Zhen Huan is sent off to be a concubine. Zhen Huan learns the hard way what friends can do in a crazy environment and what friendship is all about. Expect tons of drama, deceit and tragedy. Get more information and tickets here.
80 – 420 RMB // 19:15
701 Fuzhou Road near People’s Square// 上海市福州路701号, 近人民广场
Desiring the Real. Austria Contemporary @ Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
Desiring the Real – Austria Contemporary exhibits the art of more than 20 Austrian artists such as Josef Dabernig, Siggi Hofer, Maria Hahnenkamp and Iris Andraschek. The exhibition aims to show how the artists capture different models of reality. On until May 10. Find out more here.
Free // 09:00 – 17:00 (Tuesday – Thursday) 09:00 – 18:00 (Friday – Sunday)
100 Renmin Avenue near Xizang Road // 上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
Zen by Hao Ping @ Noeli Gallery
Get zen with Hao Ping. The emerging artist gets her inspiration from Taoism and Confucianism to create modern representations of traditional Chinese lifestyles, aesthetic values, spiritual freedom and the harmony of co-existing with nature. In her poetic abstract oil paintings, you’ll not only find the tranquility and poetry that Chinese Ink paintings are known for, but also a vivid portrayal of the artist’s dreams of those bygone days. On until May 14. Find out more here.
Free // 12:00 – 21:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
150 B Yueyang Road near Yongjia Road // 岳阳路150B号 近永嘉路
Fundraiser: Baobei Spring Lunch @ Mr Willis
Mr Willis hosts their fourth charity luncheon to assist Baobei’s work to provide life saving surgeries for orphans across China. 100 % of the ticket price will go to helping baby Brian who suffers from hydrocephalus and recently underwent two surgeries through the charity. Pre-paid reservations required due to limited seating. Call Mr Willis – 5404 0200 or email [email protected] Find out more about Baobei Charity here.
400 RMB // 12:00 – 14:30
3/F,195 Anfu Road near Wulumuqi Road // 安福路195号3楼， 近乌鲁木齐路
Duncan Small Steel Band @ Yuyintang Livehouse
Duncan Morellet, steelpan soloist, arranger and pan tuner introduces to you the steeldrum, a magical instrument made from a petrol barrel which originates from Trinidad and Tobago. Morellet is familiar with a range of music: Classical, Reggae, Afrobeat, Jazz, Contemporary, and also of course the Steelpan Music like Calypso, Salsa and Soca. He will open the concert with solo songs from classical repertoire and will be joined by his Steel Band later.Get more information here.
40 RMB (pre-sale) – 50 RMB // 21:00
851 Kaixuan Road near West Yan’an Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Shanghai Photography Conference @ Agora Space
Brush up on your photography skills at Agora Space this Tuesday with workshops by Jean Sebastian David, Sean Hanratty, Daniel Kwan and Rolento. There will be a special technique workshop at the start of the
photography conference, teaching the technique used in Rolento’s 1/∞ Photography Exhibition which opens April 24.
N.A. // 19:30 – 21:30
Xuan Yu Garden, Room101 Building 3, 1199 Panyu Road near Nandan Road // 番禹路1199号3号楼101室，旋宇花园 近南丹路
Auto Shanghai 2015 @ National Exhibition and Convention Center
Auto Shanghai is the largest motor show and the event for automotive professionals in China. Get a chance to check out the latest technology and world-wide leading products in the industry. It’s on until April 29. Find out more here.
50 – 100 RMB // 10:00 – 18:00
333 Songze Da Dao near East Yingang Road 崧泽大道333号, 近盈港东路
Last week: Time After Time by Song Tao @ 10 Corso Como
Shanghai-based artist Song Tao is best known for his video and photography inspired by his day to day life. Song also co-founded locally-based arts collective Birdhead. On until April 28. Find out more here.
Free // 10:00 – 22:00 (Daily)
Wheelock Square North Annex 1717 West Nanjing Road near Huashan Road // 南京西路1717号北楼, 近华山路
The Entrepreneurs Cocktail @ Belgian Beer Cafe Leuven
Meet entrepreneurs, business owners and executives from various industries and sectors at the Entrepeneurs Cocktail this Wednesday. You’ll also have the chance to win prizes from Naked Retreat, Sprout, Strehn Wines and more. Find out more and get your pre-sale game on here.
100 RMB (pre-sale) – 120 RMB (at the door) // 18:00 – 21:00
Kerry Centre Jing’An, E1-09, E2-08, 1515 West Nanjing Road near Tongren Road //
静安嘉里中心, 南京西路1515号E1-09,E2-08, 近铜仁路
The Art and Poetic Soul Lounge @ The Hideout
Host and singer Uniquesoul and DJ Ray will be bringing “that soulful sounds to your ear”. There’s also an open stage for singers and poets, sketchbooks for those who want to write or draw. Find out more here.
Free // 21:00
321 West Guangyuan Road near Huashan Road // 广园西路321号, 近华山路
1 on 1 @ Downtown
Intimate house and techno club Downtown gets down with Javi Kalero and Tiger K. Expect tech and deep house all night long.
Free // 22:00
449 Huashan Road near Wulumuqi Road // 华山路449号, 近乌鲁木齐路
Healthy living in Shanghai Seminar @ Community Centre Pudong
Community Center Shanghai & Epermarket co-host their first workshop together. Learn about the benefits of eating healthy from a nutritionist and organic farming. There’ll be plenty of food! Find out more here.
150 RMB (includes a 150 RMB Epermarket shopping voucher, drinks & snacks) // 10:00 – 13:00
3/F Tower A 1146 Biyun Road near Huangyang Road // 上海 浦东新区 金桥 碧云路1146号A座3层（靠近黄杨路)
Startup Grind & USC Host Kevin Yu (SideChef) @ Kulou
Kevin Yu is a serial tech entrepreneur who is a unique breed of visionary and a two time TEDx speaker, cultivated by more than 8 years at the world’s leading gaming companies (mainly Blizzard Entertainment). His creation SideChef, a game-changing cooking app, was named ‘Best Apps of 2014’ by USA Today. James Huang, managing partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will interview him at 8 PM. Before that, Louie Cheng will lead a workshop on “Finding, Growing and Keeping Talent without breaking the bank” (7 PM). Find out more here.
100 RMB at the door // 19:00 – 22:00
222 South Xiangyang Road near Middle Fuxing Road // 襄阳南路222号 近复兴西路
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress @ Strictly Designers United
Meet the five maids of dishonor: The Rebel, The Housewife, The Klutz, The Church Girl and The Free Spirit. Five reluctant bridesmaids from different walks of life are brought together at an extravagant wedding, but the only thing they seem to have in common is…they can’t stand the bride! Expect secrets, scandal, and sexy gossip from this quick-witted, edgy comedy, which has something for everyone: friendships and enmity, love and heartbreak, regrets, insecurities and self-discovery. Find out more here.
150 RMB (pre-sale) – 180 RMB (at the door) // April 23 – 25 (20:00), April 25 & 26 (17:00)
Strictly Designers United Building A 55 East Fuxing Road near South Zhongshan Road // 复兴东路55号, 近中山南路
Dance Drums DJs @ Factory54
DDD Is the fusion of urban hiphop, smooth jazzhop, deep groovy house and the organic pulsating rhythms of live percussion. The Resident Percussionist JAZZFRONT will get support from guest percussionists Da Bing and Rusty. Guest DJs are Alan Wolf, Jay-K, TAG and SC. Find out more here.
20 RMB // 21:00
5/F, 195 Guangfu Road near Wuzhen Road // 上海市光复路195号创意仓库5楼
Mr and Mrs Hell @ URVC
These two French DJ’s, who are actually married to each other, have an eclectic style of music that ranges from happy house to funky house, electro swing and much more. Combine that with their contagious energy behind the decks and you’ve got a duo that is unavoidable in Shanghai’s underground scene. Happy Hour from 6 – 10 PM.
Free // 22:00 – 06:00
999 Xikang Road near Anyuan Road // 西康路999号, 近安远路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
By Evelien van der Veer