Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Washington Longhorns vs. Texas Huskies @ Mercedes Benz Arena
The university men’s basketball teams of Texas and Washington play their first intercollegiate game of the season in Shanghai. They are two of many US college sports teams that are coming to the PRC for exhibition matches because of the PAC-12 culture exchange agreement.
80 RMB – 780 RMB // 11 AM
1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu // 奔驰文化中心, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
Basketball Afterparty @ The Rooster
The official afterparty of the Washington-Texas intercollegiate basketball game at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Drinks deals include Heineken at 25RMB and 5 Fireball shots for 100 RMB.
NO COVER // 1 PM
51 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu // 永康路51号， 近襄阳路
The Katy Perry Experience @ The Pearl
A tribute to Katy Perry starring Kristina Lobach, aka “Groovy Unicorn”, accompanied by a live band and dancers. If you dress up in candy pop extravaganza style then promoters say you can come in for free! Happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, the show starts at 9pm.
150 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) 130 RMB (with student ID) // 5 PM
471 Zhapu Lu Nr Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号近武进路
Austin Hu @ Bonobo
Bonobo have invited multiple award-winning chef Austin Hu to the tapas bar for a night of wondrous wagyu beef burgers, read Shanghaiist’s interview with chef Austin. Bonobo promises a once-in-a-lifetime patty, and they’re limited to just 60 portions so make your reservation quick!
NO COVER // 6 PM
38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Le // 东湖路38号， 近新乐路
Bang Gang @ MAO Livehouse
Bang Gang are from Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík, also the hometown of Bjork, and critics label their music “melodic pop”. Promoting their new album ‘The Wolves are Whispering’, Bang Gang are back in Shanghai for one night only this November during their 2015 China tour.
240 RMB (pre-sale) 300 RMB (door) // 8 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
Songz to Drink @ 10 Corso Como
International DJs, Pi from LA and Chandra from Paris, play tunes until 1am and cocktails come courtesy of Alex from Milan at 150 RMB for 2 drinks all night. The swanky lounge bar have a long night planned starting from 9:30pm.
NO COVER // 9.30 PM
Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu // 南京西路1717号北楼, 近华山路
Asian Vibes 4th Anniversary @ Dada
The 4th anniversary of Asian Vibes brings the pioneering Japanese DJ Anri all the way from her residence in Berlin to entertain the crowds at Dada. DJ Doggy, Max Shen and Asian Vibes head Yoshinaga share a deck in the warm-up set, and VJ Keefer projects mesmerising visuals.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
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