Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
19th Shanghai Art Fair @ ShanghaiMART (12th – 15th)
The art fair brings international galleries to Shanghai for the big spenders on Black Friday weekend. One gallery will be showing a Rodin sculpture valued at 1 million USD! Last year roughly 60,000 people visited the art fair and at number 18 the only way is up.
50 RMB // 10 AM (12th – 15th)
2299 Yan’an Xi Lu, near Gubei Lu // 延安西路2299号， 近古北路
Country Live @ The Pearl
Cowboys and girls, shine your spurs and prepare for a night of line dancing. Dosey doe down to The Pearl at around 5pm for happy hour until 8. Live music from Shanghai’s only country rock band, the Hongkou Tonks, and free dancing lessons from 8pm. Cowgirls wearing daisy dukes get in for free!
100 RMB (incl. free drink) // 5 PM
471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
Around the World – Germany @ Drei Kronen
More than just a beer festival at the German brewery. The brewmasters are offering an introduction to the brewing process, German snacks like pretzel, sausage, knuckle, schnitzel, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, pub quizzes, board games and more. Sign up on meet-up or just see what you think at the door.
120 RMB (advance) 135 RMB (door) // 7 PM
687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu, Hongkou district // 虹口区东大名路687号, 近新建路
Selfie Queen @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
It’s being labelled as Chinese theatre’s answer to ‘Sex in the City’. The comedy-drama centres around 4 women from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei, and their love triangles. There might not be any English subtitles so this is suitable for those whose mandarin is proficient.
120 RMB – 150 RMB // 7.30 PM
300 People’s Avenue, near Huangpi Bei Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路
Itzhak Perlman Violin Recital @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
With a programme of Leclair, Brahms, Franck and Stravinsky, Itzhak Perlman makes his grand entrance to Shanghai. Perlman is famous for performing in the soundtrack to ‘Schindler’s List’, as well as winning 15 Grammy awards. He is joined by pianist, friend and longtime collaborator Rohan de Silva.
80 RMB – 1280 RMB // 7.30 PM
425 Dingxiang Lu, near Yingchun Lu, Pudong // 浦东丁香路425号, 近迎春路
Hazel Gould @ Heyday Jazz Bar
Performing a mixture of old school blues and soul, Hazel Gould from the UK is regarded as having one of the finest voices around. If you’re into Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Dinah Washington then you’ll love what Heyday have in store tonight.
FREE ENTRY // 9.30 PM
50 Taian Lu, near Xingguo Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区泰安路50号, 近兴国路
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