Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Inspiring Barcelona Catalonia @ Yueda 889 (Tower)
A ‘TED Talk’ inspired presentation on Innovation, Creativity and Technology from Barcelona’s experts. On the schedule today is Neil Harbisson “World’s first cyborg artist”, Luis Galán “A Future Made of Sea” and Jesus Muños “City branding to push creativity (and vice versa)”.
FREE // 10 AM – 12 PM
Yueda 889 (Tower) – Room 2702, 1111 Changshou Road, Jingan District // 静安区长寿路1111号悦达889中心2702号
Bubba’s 10th Annual Chilli Cook-off @ Wellington International College
Every year Bubba’s beer fuelled chilli revolution lifts the spirits of Shanghai chilliphiles for just a day and it’s back. There should be around 20 or so vendors brewing up chilli sensations for everyone to sample, and what’s more there’s a competition that can be entered online. They have beer, food, live music and a large playing field for those who want to act like children.
100 RMB (adults) // 12 PM – 8 PM
1500 Yaolong Lu, near Jiyang Lu, Pudong // 浦东新区耀龙路1500号, 近海阳西路
Leta Hong Fincher: Leftover Women @ M Glam
M on the Bund has been hosting Shanghai Literature Week and this afternoon Leta Hong Fincher discusses the resurgence of gender inequality in the PRC. She published ‘Leftover Women’ in 2014 and it has since been cited by media including The Economist, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
75 RMB // 1 PM
Five on the Bund, 7F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi L // 广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
Golem @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
‘The Golem’ is the myth of a creature made from clay and brought it to life in order to work for man, and you should know it from Lord of the Rings. Theatre company 1927 Britain brings the play to Shanghai for 2 days only, Friday and Saturday.
180 RMB – 580 RMB // 7.15 PM
425 Dingxiang Lu, Nr Century Avenue // 丁香路425号近世纪大道
Hustle Bat (Freestyle Hiphop Battle) @ The Mansion
A nationwide Hiphop battle is ensuing in the PRC with DJs spinning and scratching their way towards the grand finale in Xian. Tonight at the Mansion, DJs battle for a chance to reach the finals. There’s a BBQ from 8pm and if you’re feeling adventurous then go for a drunken tattoo by the Mansion pool-side.
50 RMB ‘TIL 10 PM (incl. 2 free drinks) 100 RMB AFTER 10 PM (incl. 5 free drinks) // 8 PM
Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
Duke Ellington Night @ JZ Club
A super special night with the all-star JZ Big Band conducted by Alec Haavik. JZ promises Duke Ellington classics all night long from 11pm, featuring Cottontail, Caravan, It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Mood Indigo, Ko-Ko, Isfahan, Black and Tan Fantasy, Main Stem, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, Such Sweet Thunder, and JZ’s favourite Rockin’ in Rhythm. Liu Xiaochuan Trio is in support from 9:30 to 10:30pm and the night will finish with JZ’s weekly jam session from 2am.
80 RMB // 9.30 PM
West Fuxing RD, near Yongfu RD, Xuhui District // 徐汇区复兴西路46号 (近永福路)
Anne Evenou @ Heyday Jazz Bar
Every time jazz/soul singer Anne Evenou performs in Heyday’s vintage jazz lounge she engulfs the room with her magic. Her musicians are Huang Jianyi on piano, Danny Zanker on double bass and Nicholas McBride on drums.
FREE ENTRY // 9.30 PM
50 Tai’an Rd, near Xingguo Rd // 泰安路50号近兴国路
House of Co:Motion feat. MIIIA @ Dada
The launch party of a new music label Co:Motion, featuring Chengdu DJ MIIIA who has just released her new techno EP ‘What Just Happened’. Also, disco girl DJ Laura Ingalls who recently topped the charts with an EP on Boogie Cafe and Dada DJs Mau Mau & Raz are warming-up the party.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
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