Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
New Grasslands @ Wooden Box
These regular Wooden Box bluegrass musicians always bring an uplifting mood. The lead singer plays mesmerising mandolin solos and wows everyone with his traditional Mongolian chanting, which sounds strangely like a didgeridoo.
No cover // 21:30 – 00:45
9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu // 青海路9号, 近南京西路
Zhao Peng @ On Stage
A master musician from China who’s 2015 tour is going off with a bang. Leading pioneer in the Chinese HiFi scene.
100 RMB (ticket) 120 RMB (door) // 20:30 – Late
A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu // 淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥
Noukilla @ JZ Club
The Li Xiaochuan Quartet are the jazzy support act performing arrangements from their new album ‘The New Age’. Headliners from Mauritius, Noukilla, mix African rhythms with an interesting combination of English, French and Creole lyrics from 11pm.
50 RMB (door) // 21:30 – 01:30
46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴路46号, 近永福路
Jews in Shanghai @ Shanghai Culture Square
In 1941, a ship fully loaded with Jews berths at a wharf along the Bund in Shanghai. They have escaped from the Nazi’s persecution, landing in Shanghai. Though the war brought the world pain and separation, in the darkness, the gleam of Shanghai lit the world. Starring Israeli actors and supported by the Israeli Consulate in Shanghai.
80 – 580rmb // 19:15 – 21:00 (Fri-Sun)
225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu // 陕西南路225号, 近复兴中路
Cavalia @ The White Big Top
Cavalia, the first production of the Canadian company, began its world tour in the summer of 2003. Conceived by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects, innovatively integrating acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music.
280 – 980 RMB // 19:30 – 22:00 (4th -13th September) 14:30-17:00 (5th-6th, 12th-13th September)
Shanghai Expo, South of China Pavilion. XueYe Rd., Shangnan Rd. // 世博板块中国馆旁，中华艺术宫南面
China Open Squash 2015 @ The Peninsula Shanghai
The best squash players in the world are competing for a $100,000 prize on the Bund this weekend. The knock-outs are already over and the quarter finals begin today. Tickets are pricey, but if you’re a squash-fanatic this is one not to miss.
684 RMB (starting price) // 17:00 (first match) – Late
32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu // 中山东一路32号, 近北京东路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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