Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
German Christmas Market @ Paulaner Brauhaus
Christkindlmarkt, the German Christmas market comes to Paulaner Brauhaus, bringing with it the scent of hot, spiced Glühwein, sizzling sausages and festive cheer. This year there are 70 mini-alpine lodges selling freshly-cut, imported Danish Christmas trees, decorations, seasonal treats and there is rumoured to be a special guest from the North-pole.
30 RMB (Friday) 50 RMB (Saturday & Sunday) // 11 AM – 10 PM
150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu // 汾阳路150路， 近复兴路
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Kee Club
Kee Club announces the beginning of the festive season by holding a ceremony for the switching-on of its Christmas tree lights. Also, You Ge Productions gives a special preview performance of the hottest new musical in Shanghai, ‘Rock Scissors Paper’ by director Robert Vicencio, which comes out in the new year.
RSVP // 5 PM
4/F, Twin Villas, 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu // 淮海中路796号4楼， 近瑞金二路
STRFKR @ MAO Livehouse
All the way from the USA, STRFKR plays its first ever show in the PRC at MAO Livehouse. The indie-dance-rock band made a name for themselves posing for Terry Richardson and produced 4 albums since 2008.
200 RMB (pre-sale) 260 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Jon Gomm @ Yuyintang
Percussive guitarist Jon Gomm, all the way from Leeds in the UK, plays at Yuyintang. He’s a one man band producing guitar licks, bass lines and drum beats all on one acoustic guitar.
100 RMB // 9.30 PM
851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Discosmic Adventure @ Dada
Discosmic returns to Dada with Murphy Kin aka Lucy, from Ting Ting Disco in Taipei, as the guest DJ. She promises disco, boogie and cosmic funk for the science-fiction themed party at Dada.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Push 6th Anniversary ft. Marcel Fengler @ The Mansion
Push celebrates it’s debut in Shanghai after 6 years of setting the standard for techno parties in Hong Kong. Notorious Berlin club ‘Berghain’ sends it’s resident DJ Marcel Fengler to show us real techno at The Mansion.
100 RMB (incl. 5 drinks) // 10 PM – 8 AM
Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
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