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.
50 RMB // 11 AM – 9 PM
150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu // 汾阳路150路， 近复兴路
Q&A with Brewdog founder James Watt @ Liquid Laundry
Liquid Laundry welcomes scotsman James Watt, founder of the world-renowned Brewdog craft beer brewery. Watt shares his passion for craft beer and Liquid Laundry offers a happy hour on Punk IPA.
NO COVER // 5.30 PM – 7.30 PM
KWah Centre, 2/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu // 淮海中路1028号, 嘉华房2/F, 近东湖路
The Ballad of Generation @ OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal
OCAT opens a new exhibition, ‘The Ballad of Generation’, curated by Zhang Ga and featuring works by 10 Chinese artists. Expect some refreshments and lots of arty folk at tonight’s opening, the exhibition is open until February 22.
NO COVER // 6 PM – 9 PM
No.1016 North Suzhou Rd, Zhabei District // 闸北区, 北苏州路 1016 号
From Diaspora to Localisation @ Rockbund Art Museum
Hugo Boss Art Asia holds a talk about migration in eighteenth century Southeast Asia. Assistant professor of literature at NYU Shanghai, Celina Hung leads the talk presenting her research on Sinophone studies, Asian diaspora, Anglophone literature, etc.
RSVP // 7.30 PM – 9 PM
20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District // 黄浦区, 虎丘路20号
Priscilla Chan @ Mercedes Benz Arena
Cantopop singer Priscilla Chan performs at the Mercedes Benz Arena promising hits from her new album ‘Evolve’, along with some of her classics. Since 1984 she has made 38 albums, acted in 2 films and she’s still going.
280 RMB – 880 RMB // 7.30 PM
1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu // 奔驰文化中心, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
EWO presents Chris Garneau @ MAO Livehouse
American singer-songwriter Chris Garneau plays at MAO Livehouse on his 2015 China Tour.
The indie-folk musician’s new album ‘Winter Games’ is described as, “Haunting, melancholy and utterly spellbinding” – Out Magazine.
160 RMB (pre-sale) 200 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
Brain Failure @ Yuyintang
Beijing punk-rockers Brain Failure hit Yuyintang for one night in Shanghai on their China tour. Established in 1997, the three-man band is punk to the bone and their new album is called ‘Big City Light’.
80 RMB (pre-sale) 100 RMB (door) // 9 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
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