Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Blackout @ 10 Corso Como
Memorieslab presents Blackout, a photography exhibition by Ellen von Unwerth, at 10 Corso Como until the first week of January. Von Unwerth uses analogue photographic techniques to produce black and white silver gelatin prints, which sell at around 15,000 – 20,000 RMB for one of only 150 limited edition prints and 152k – 182k for 1 of just 6 signed prints.
FREE ENTRY // 10 AM – 10 PM
Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu // 南京西路1717号北楼, 近华山路
Paper Killer concert @ The Pearl
Shanghai band Paper Killer play for 2 nights at the Pearl, on stage from 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Led by Macedonian composer Yordan Kostov, their music is a fusion of classical chamber music, wild improvisation and elements of aboriginal music from Oceania.
60 RMB (pre-sale) 80 RMB (door) // 5 PM
471 Zhapu Lu Nr Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号近武进路
Mariinsky Opera Ballet: La Bayadere @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
The two-centuries old St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre comes to the Oriental Arts Centre for the closing performance of the 17th Shanghai International Performing Arts Festival. La Bayadere (“Indian temple dancer”) tells the story of a warrior prince who falls in love with a dancing girl, adapted from the famous Indian drama Sakuntala.
80 RMB – 1080 RMB // 7.15 PM (Tuesday and Wednesday)
425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd // 上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号
Nanta Cookin’ Comedy @ ET Space (11th – 29th)
They call it “non-verbal comedy”, but it’s more like a percussive comedy show. The Nanta Cookin’ Comedy from Seoul incorporates traditional samul nori rhythm (drumming on pots and pans) with acrobatics, pantomime-style audience participation and magic tricks.
280 RMB // 7.30 PM
No. 433, East Yanan Rd, Nr South Yunnan Rd // 延安东路433号(近云南南路)
December @ On Stage
Japanese instrumental post-rock band December perform at On Stage for their ‘Alpha & Omega’ 2015 China tour. December are a guitar-heavy band that make a lot of noise with cymbal crashes and tonnes of overdrive.
60 RMB (pre-sale) 80 RMB (door) // 8.30 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
Pigpen Cinema: Iris @ The Grumpy Pig
Iris is a documentary film about an eccentrically dressed 93 year-old lady in New York called Iris Apfel. To help you enjoy the movie, Grumpy Pig offers free popcorn and deals on beer, wine and cocktails, but there are only 35 seats so don’t be late – the film starts at 9:30pm.
NO COVER // 9 PM
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan’an Lu // 茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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