Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Leon Fleisher @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
ICBC presents conductor Leon Fleisher with pianist Catherine Jacobsen and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Works of Mozart and Strauss are on the programme this evening and Fleisher will conduct a second performance on Saturday.
280 RMB – 580 RMB // 8 PM
1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Baoqing Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区复兴中路1380号, 近宝庆路
Euphoria @ MAO Livehouse
Indie-ambient band from Tokyo, Euphoria hits MAO Livehouse on its China tour. The three band members Hiroyuki Morikawa, also known as Organic Stereo, Shota Sato (bass) and Yousuke Kinoshita (drums) have been together since 2001.
100 RMB (pre-sale) 150 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
The Same As It Ever Was @ Dada
The Same As It Ever Was features DJ Santo Chino and Tobias Patrick at Dada, playing 80s disco, rock and funk on vinyl LP. As usual Dada opens late and closes in the early morning, has a wild dance floor and retro games consoles if you feel like chilling.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
French Christmas Market @ The Pearl
The Pearl hosts the French Christmas Market for a second year running with a classy Parisian theme and French Christmas specialities such as hot wine and foie gras. They have live performers all day long, activities for the kids and a chance to meet “Le Père Noël” or Santa.
20 RMB (free to children under 5) // 12 PM – 10 PM
471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
A Mano Plasticine Play @ Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre
A Mano is a story of friendship told with plasticine figurines, fashioned by the hands of two Spanish puppeteers Julián Sáenz-López and Izaskun Fernández. Set to the music of Édith Piaf, the two characters meet and forge bonds through cheeky winks and shared dreams.
280 RMB // 2.30 PM & 7.30 PM
800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu, Huangpu district // 黄浦区苗江路800号, 近西藏南路
2015 100% Angela Zhang World Tour @ Mercedes Benz Arena
Taiwanese actress and singer Angela Zhang comes to the Mercedes Benz arena. Zhang made her fame starring in TV drama MVP Valentine in 2002, released her first album Over the Rainbow in 2004, then was diagnosed with a serious heart condition in 2008, but she continues to put all of her heart into performing.
180 RMB – 980 RMB // 8 PM
1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu // 奔驰文化中心, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
Maovember @ Boxing Cat
Boxing Cat takes part in the Maovember charity drive by donating 10% of its sales at all 3 breweries for one day. Maovember supports Orbis, a charity that funds cataract surgery for elderly men in China, every Mao counts.
FREE // 11 AM – LATE
82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu // 复兴路82号, 近永福路
Movember’s Magnificent Manly Moustache Market @ P.A.S
Doc Guthrie’s barbershop has brought together everything it loves in one place for Movember’s Magnificent Manly Moustache Market. Classic cars, bikes, barbers, tattoos, live bands, pop-up restaurants, menswear and a moustache competition, plus if you dress as a biker or in vintage clothing get a free Jameson whisky.
FREE ENTRY // 12 PM – LATE
A1, No. 399 Huaxiang Lu, near Shenlan Lu, Hongqiao // 虹桥区，花香路399号，近身蓝路，A1室
Pole Dancing Workshop @ Chi-Qi Wellness
Chi-Qi Wellness instructor Gwen gives a beginners’ workshop in the art of pole dancing. If you like it then Chi-Qi run a whole series of lessons for all levels, book a spot at the workshop by telephone (182-1730-7031).
250 RMB // 4 PM – 8 PM
Room 302, 608 Xikang Lu, near Changping Lu // 西康路608号302室, 近昌平路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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