Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Country Live @ The Pearl
Cowboys and girls, shine your spurs and prepare for a night of line dancing. Dosey doe down to The Pearl at around 5pm for happy hour until 8. Live music from Shanghai’s only country rock band the Hongkou Tonks, free dancing lessons from 8pm, and cowgirls wearing daisy dukes get in for free!
100 RMB (incl. free drink) // 5 PM
471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
The Brew Girl beer tasting @ Blarney Stone
The Brew Girl hijacks the taps at Blarney Stone Irish pub for a pre-Christmas, hopsy beer tasting. For just 75 RMB, sample the Sierra Nevada pale ale, Karl Strauss Mosaic ale, Panda Brew Kunding pale ale and Baird Teikoku IPA.
75 RMB // 7 PM
77 Yonkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu // 永康路77号， 近襄阳路
Around the World – Mexico @ El Luchador
Popin celebrates Mexican culture at El Luchador with an all-in feast of guacamole, chicken quesadilla, beef flautas, gorditas, churros and the bar’s hand-crafted Coronitaritas. Join in with the fiesta, drink a tequila and do the sombrero dance, enter the culture quiz, also save 15 RMB by paying directly to Popin with Wechat wallet.
95 RMB (Wechat) 110 RMB (door) // 7 PM
85 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu // 永康路83号, 近襄阳南路
Billions in Change @ Haworth Organic Space
Green Initiatives screens the documentary film ‘Billions in Change’ at Haworth Organic Space. Have a drink and follow the story of self-made billionaire Manoj Bhargava and his 5-Hour energy project to tackle major global problems such as renewable power, water pollution and health.
RSVP // 7 PM – 9 PM
32F, Tower 1, Jingan Kerry Center, 1515 West Nanjing Road // 静安区南京西路1515号嘉里中心1号楼32层, 近铜仁路
The Snow Queen @ Anken Green Rooftop Theatre
Theatre Anon presents Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen’, a fairytale in three stories about Gerda’s quest north to free her friend Kay from the evil Snow Queen. There are evening performances from Thursday to Saturday and matinee shows at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, tickets can be purchased at Cottons, Hunan House, Cambio Coffee or online at Weidian.
180 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) // 8 PM
668 Huai An Lu, near Xi Suzhou Lu // 淮安路668号, 近西苏州路
Shanghai Dodgeball Grand Final @ Cages
Cages sports bar holds the grand final of this year’s Shanghai Dodgeball League taking over the batting cages for 3 hours this evening. Enjoy the spectator sport, which is sure to end in tears, then have a go for yourself when the batting cages reopen from 11pm to 2am.
NO COVER // 8 PM – 11 PM
2/F, 325 Changhua Lu, near Changping Lu // 昌化路325号2楼, 近昌平路
Throwback Thursdays @ Kulou Bar
DJ Ring jives with some old school hip hop for Throwback Thursday at Kulou Bar. Selected Belgian beers and Stella Artois on drinks special all night long.
NO COVER // 8 PM – LATE
222 Xiangyang Rd, Xuhui District // 徐汇区, 襄阳路222号
Junk Party @ Dada
Junk ignites this weekend’s madness at Dada with house and techno dance music until 5am. The Junk collective made up of DJs from all of Dada’s most infamous events including Discosmic, Push & Pull, Co-motion and more.
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 Shanghai Dodgeball League champions at Cages]