Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Urban Siesta @ One Gallery
One Gallery presents Urban Siesta, a new exhibition by photographer/architect Sebastian Correa. He has been photographing people on the streets of Shanghai as they take sporadic naps in public places and it aims to represent migrant workers as the engine of “the city that never sleeps”.
NO COVER // 6 PM – 9.30 PM
Room 201, Bldg 5, 831 Jiangning Lu, near Puji Lu // 江宁路831号5号楼201室, 近普济路
A Century of Sinatra @ The Pearl
The Pearl celebrates Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday by bringing him back from the dead. Frank Bray performs the hits like “Fly me to the Moon” with the Pearl Swing Band and, in key with the occasion, guests should “dress to impress with class and dash”.
200 RMB (pre-sale) 250 RMB (door) // 7 PM
471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
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
Matt Davis @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Kung Fu Komedy Club presents stand up comedy with Matt Davis (“Not for the easily offended!”). KFK battens the hatches for two-nights of dark and dirty humour, Matt Davis follows the philosophy “nothing is sacred…nothing is safe”.
100 RMB (pre-sale) 150 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM
4/F 1 Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road, Xuhui District // 徐汇区襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
Bai Xiangxiang @ MAO Livehouse
MAO Livehouse presents ‘Bai Xiangxiang’ (Clear thinking) with 3 bands and a musical drama. ‘Wu jue xing’ (5-pointed star) are first on followed by The Psyders and The Deck Chairs then finally the musical drama called ‘Ruguo’ (If).
40 RMB (pre-sale) 50 RMB – 70 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
Mash @ Factory Five
Factory Five presents the Shanghai premiere of ‘Mash’ (2015), check out the trailer. The book and movie box sets are for sale in the bike shop and there’s Asahi draft beer all night for just 20 RMB.
FREE ENTRY // 9 PM
667 Changhua Lu, near Anyuan Lu // 昌化路667号， 近安远路
Perfume Genius @ QSW Culture Centre
Split Works presents Perfume Genius at the QSW Culture Centre, arguably the biggest gig in Shanghai this weekend. The cross-dressing, Seattle-based solo artist was touring with Interpol earlier this year and he’s definitely one to look out for in the future.
140 RMB (pre-sale) 180 RMB (door) // 9 PM
179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu // 宜昌路179号， 近江宁路
Chic ‘n’ Pop @ Unico
Chic ‘n’ Pop goes ‘F*nk with Style’ featuring DJ Jazz followed by Kadwell, accompanied by Quentin on the sax. Unico attracts the hippest of the hip and there’s a dress code so fix up look sharp (golf shoes are non-obligatory).
NO COVER // 9 PM
Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
Love Bang presents Gucci @ Dada
Love Bang presents ‘Gucci’ at Dada, a bit of shabby-chic from the grungy dive bar on Xingfu Lu. DJ Caution, Heatwolves and friends play anything from hip hop and house to funk, disco, and R&B.
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 ‘Perfume Genius’ at Wilderness Festival]