Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
POP & the City @ POP BAR in Three On the Bund
Every Wednesday, POP Bar relives the chic and fabulous of Carry Bradshaw’s version of NYC. Come with your besties and mingle with gorgeous and fun people for a chilled night out. Complimentary Cosmos for ladies from 9pm to 10pm and 2 for 1 on Cosmos for ladies after 10pm.
No cover // 8 PM – LATE
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
15 Rooms @ Long Museum
15 rooms is an original exhibition of performances set up by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the co-director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, and Klaus Biesenbach, the director of New York’s MoMA PS1. The show began it’s life as ’11 rooms’ at the 2011 Manchester International Festival and went on travelling to Essen (2012), Sydney (2013) and Basel (2014). For Shanghai, the show has been adjusted to suit the unique situation of art in the PRC. The exhibition opened on September 25 and shows daily until November 8.
100 RMB // Daily
3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu // 龙腾大道3398号 近枫林路
In the Heat of the Sun @ On Stage
For everyone still enjoying time off for the public holiday, On Stage are screening a historical drama directed by Wen Jiang in 1994. It has an IMDB rating of 8.4 and tells the story of four teenagers living through the Cultural Revolution in Beijing. The entry fee is a pretty weird 58 RMB, maybe it’s a typo.
58 RMB // 2 PM
A2-101 Red Town, 570 West HuaiHai Road // 上海市长宁区淮海西路570号 红坊艺术园区A2-101
SMZB @ Yuyintang
SMZB are so punk their last album featured the famous image of tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square on 1989 as it’s front cover. Let’s hope this punk band from Wuhan doesn’t ruin the harmonious society of Shanghai.
80 RMB // 9 PM
851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu, Changning district // 长宁区凯旋 路851号, 近延安西路
Jade Lee Swing Duo @ Wooden Box
A degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Art means she’s qualified one of the finest singers in Shanghai. Experience her incredible vocal range and passion for performing.
Free entry // 9 PM – 00.15 AM
No.9 Qinghai RD, near West Nanjing Road // 青海路9号, 上海电视台旁, 近南京西路
Bachata Ladies Night @ JZ Latino
JZ says, ladies night is for exercising and drinking 2 for 1. Guys, at ladies night you can drink with a lady for the price of drinking alone. The Bachata dancing class is followed by live music from Los Amigos Latin Trio and a dancing party.
Free entry // 21:00 – 00:15
2-23F Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, No.159 South He Nan Road 2, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China // 河南南路159号豫园万丽酒店22-23楼
Chico @ Heyday
Teresa Lee is the smokey-eyed femme fatale of Heyday jazz club. She’ll be singing a few jazzy, soulful numbers with the Heyday jazz trio. Go and experience the jazz and Art Deco of republican-era Shanghai.
Free entry // 21.30 – 00.30
50 Taian Lu, near Xingguo Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区泰安路50号, 近兴国路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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