Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Chic’n’Pop: DJ Razor @ Unico
DJ Razor is in the house at Three on the Bund with Quentin on saxophone and DJ Fluid’Z playing the warm-up set. Unico has it all, a classy restaurant, lounge bar and a dance floor. Get down with a pioneer of Shanghai disco, in a chic locale, and pop it like it’s hot.
NO COVER (dress code) // 10 PM
Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
Fist Fight @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Boxers from all around the PRC, of 8 different levels from amateur to pro, weighing between 118 to 154 lbs, fight for ‘The League of Fists’ title. Buy tickets at damai, prices range from a cheap and cheerful 180 RMB to 3000 RMB for ringside seats.
180 RMB – 3000 RMB // 7 PM
1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu // 奔驰文化中心, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
Vitas @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
A Russian singer who uses his mother tongue and is said to incorporate elements of techno, dance, classical, jazz and folk music. His tour band is called DIVA and they provide a live musical accompaniment for all of his shows.
180 RMB – 1280 RMB // 7.30 PM
425 Dingxiang Lu, Nr Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
Sound Toy @ MAO Livehouse
These rockers from Chengdu don’t play in Shanghai that often so this is a fleeting opportunity if you’re into Chinese rock n roll. They are said to incorporate Bossa nova into their indie-rock sound, which is unusual to say the least.
100 RMB (pre-sale) 130 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Shanghai Improv Festival @ The Shanghai Comedy Club
The People’s Republic of Comedy presents a weekend of improvised comedy for it’s 2nd Shanghai International Improv Festival. Add the WeChat account “improvshanghai” to keep up-to-date and don’t forget to bring a barrel of laughs.
50 RMB (door) // 8.45 PM
219 Jinxian Lu, 5th floor, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路
Dirty Fingers @ Yuyintang
A local group of bad-ass punk rockers back in Shanghai for a hometown gig on their nationwide tour. They’re getting big in the Chinese underground music scene thanks not only to their funny name, but their energy on stage too.
60 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
Fight Club @ The Mansion
Taking after the book by Chuck Palahniuk and the film starring Brad Pitt, “The first of fight club is you do not talk about fight club!” Only at Mansion, it’s 10 DJs battling in the basement rather than bare knuckle boxers.
entrance fee: N/A // 10 PM
Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
Detroit House Radio @ Lune
A night dedicated to the sound of Detroit House music with DJs Monkey King, Cumbushane and The Turtle Tamer. Detroit has been producing deep House grooves since the 1980s and it is said that Techno was invented by the original Detroit House DJs.
NO COVER // 11 PM
4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu // 新乐路218号, 东湖路路口
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