Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
PARADISE @ POP BAR
Kick start the weekend with tropical cocktails, funky house music and dancers’ performances, Come to PARADISE night to chill out and get in the mood to kick start the weekend before hitting the clubs. Complimentary Margaritas for ladies from 10-11pm, POP BAR dress code is smart elegant (no flip-flps, no shorts).
No cover // 10 PM – 2 AM
3 On the Bund, Seventh Floor, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区广东路17号,外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
Guilty Pleasures Burlesque @ The Pearl
For two nights only! A spectacular evening of variety & cabaret entertainment, burlesque, aerial acts, fire performances, song and dance. Featuring the creme de la creme of the Shanghai professional cabaret scene and with guest appearances from the Shanghai School of Burlesque.
150 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) // 5 PM – 8 PM (happy hour) 9 PM (showtime)
471 Zhapu Lu Nr Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号近武进路
Shalanaya Festival @ Siji Baiguoyuan
The most crazy-looking, psychedelic rave left on the calendar this year. Shalanaya takes place out near Zhujiajiao, known as a water town tourist attraction, starting at 5pm Friday and finishing at 11am Saturday and the same again on Saturday.
220 RMB – 330 RMB // 5.30 PM – 11 AM
Siji Baiguoyuan, Zhujiajiaozhen 369 Shenjiadai Yetangcun, Qingpu District // 青浦区朱家角镇盛家埭叶塘村369号
Caribbean Bingo & Soca Party @ The Cut (IAPM)
Join the Caribbean Association in China as we welcome everyone back for another year in Shanghai with a Bingo night and Soca party! Help raise funds to support families in the Dominican Republic recovery from Storm Ericka. Bingo starts at 7pm and Soca party at 10pm.
Donations // 7 PM – 11 PM
IAPM Mall, 6-7F, 606, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 淮海中路999号6楼606, 近陕西南路
The Island @ Shanghai Culture Square
The second instalment from Wencong international theatre company’s 3-part Athol Fugard series. The Island is a prison story with an element of meta-theatre, performed by talented African actors from Ghana and South Africa.
180 RMB // 7.30 PM (September 22 – 27)
No. 597 Fuxing zhong Lu // 复兴中路597号
Tap Dogs @ Shanghai Centre
Dein Perry’s rock n roll tap-dancing show from has been jigging since 1996 and there is even a documentary film about it. Perry is well-known for his choreographies in the 2000 Sydney olympic games.
180 – 880 RMB // 7.30 PM (September 23 – October 3)
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Nr Xikang Lu // 南京西路1376号近西康路
We Three Vocal @ Daguan Theatre – Zendai Himalayas Center
A rock and pop A-Capella trio from the UK, with the smooth and funky bass voice of C.G.Fraser, the powerful lead vocals of Steve Trowell and the unbelievable vocal percussion of Andy Frost. Singing hits by the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift to mention a few, it should be a fizzling spectacle of talent.
380 RMB // 7.30 PM (September 25 – 26)
3rd Floor Zendai Himalayas Center, No. 1, 1188 Lane Fangdian Road, Pudong // 浦东芳甸路1188弄1号3楼
48-Hour Anniversary Party @ Downtown
From Friday 10pm to Sunday 10pm the sci-fi themed club on Huashan road is holding one crazy-ass rave party with music all 48 hours. DJs James What, Patrick Podage, DJ Mansun, Mickey Zhang, Jasmine Li, Them Waits, Emil Chang, Javi Kalero, Mau Mau, Terence C. Theoman, Catchoumi, Lina K, Ghost, AA, DJAIS, Chewie, and Marcos Godoy.
50 RMB // 10 PM FRIDAY – 10 PM SUNDAY
449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu // 华山路449号, 近乌鲁木齐路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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