Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Decanter Fine Wine Encounter @ The Ritz-Carlton
Decanter Fine Wine Encounter brings 100 of the world’s greatest wine producers to Shanghai from all around the world. There are two tasting sessions, in the morning and afternoon, as well as masterclasses throughout the day.
408 RMB // 10 AM – 1 PM & 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Pudong Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui // 上海浦东陆家嘴世纪大道8号, 上海国金中心, 上海浦东丽思卡尔顿酒店
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
Cordero di Montezemolo Wine Dinner @ 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA
Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo introduces Barolo wines from his vineyards in Italy. Enjoy an evening beginning with champagne, featured wines, rich food and finished off with some vintage Enrico IV Barolo.
1388 RMB (+10% service charge) // 7 PM
Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu // 圆明园路169号6－7楼, 近北京东路
Bad News presents Fuse Vol.1 @ MAO LIVEHOUSE
Bad News presents Fuse Vol.1 with Japanese band Re:Plus featuring DJ Chika a.k.a. INHERIT, vocalist Ai Ninomiya and WaKaNa on the sax. Doors open at 7pm and the gig starts at 8pm, Re:plus’ music is described as a mixture of breakbeat, house, hip hop, jazz, ambient, acoustic, electro and more.
180 RMB (pre-sale) 230 RMB (door) 380 RMB (VIP) // 7 PM
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
2015 100% Angela Chang 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
3 Year Anniversary @ The Mansion
The Mansion hosts a huge party with a lineup of 8 DJs for its 3rd year anniversary. Arrive at 8pm for the art exhibition followed by speeches from the organisers at around 10pm and then party hard until 10am!
100 RMB (after 10pm incl. 5 drinks) // 8 PM – 10 AM
Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
Gigi & Chico @ Heyday
Heyday vintage jazz bar presents two sultry and soulful vocalists Gigi & Chico. They are fresh off the block, discovered in the ‘New Voices’ talent show, so if you haven’t already heard of them then now’s your chance to hear their renditions of jazz/soul classics like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Stand By Me”.
NO COVER // 9.30 PM
50 Tai’an Rd, near Xingguo Rd // 泰安路50号近兴国路
Popasuda 4 Year Anniversary with Junior Revelation @ Dada
Junior Revelation and DJ Skinny Brown prepare to rattle the walls of Dada with immense bass. The 4th anniversary of Popasuda features dancehall and dub from Africa, South America and the Middle East.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
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[Banner features Angela Chang, photo from nandu.com]