Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
El Tuesday @ Unico
Unico livens up the midweek with a rush of Latin soul from El Tuesday in Three on the Bund. Sip on free flow Havana Club mojitos, and maybe have a boogie with live band La Reunion and DJ S. Kiv until late.
NO COVER // 8.30 PM – LATE
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
KinoClub: Brother 2 @ Craft
Craft KinoClub screens a Russian-made gangster flick directed by Aleksei Balabanov, ‘Brother 2’ (2000). The Craft bar offers buy-one-get-one-free drinks and the film has English subtitles.
FREE ENTRY // 9 PM
Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号
Making a Chinese Knot – culture workshop @ That’s Mandarin
That’s Mandarin language school teaches you to make a variety of decorative Chinese knots, from the simplest to the most intricate. These knots signify fortune and luck and now you can learn how to make them for yourself, snacks and drinks are provided.
50 RMB // 7 PM
3/F, No 12, 273 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu // 胶州路273弄12号3楼 近新闸路
Standup Comedy Open Mic @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Kung Fu Komedy Club stages an open mic standup comedy night with free entry from 8:30pm. It’s touted as Shanghai’s longest running open mic standup gig and due to its popularity comics must sign-up at least 1-day in advance.
FREE ENTRY // 8.30 PM
4F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu // 徐汇区襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
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Ring in 2016 and get hammered at these 10 places in Shanghai on New Year’s Eve!
It’s time to end the year with a big bang. We’ve selected 10 of the best places to get completely wasted this New Year’s Eve and to ring in 2016. Read on and get ready to party!
ANYE @ Repulse Bay Culture Center
The crew at AngelShanghai are pulling out all the stops for the final party of the year. The weekend-long party hits Repulse Bay Culture Center for 1 night, featuring DJ Tom Stephan (UK) supported by DJ Odin (Taipei) and Kuma Ray (Shanghai).
100 RMB (early bird) 200 RMB incl. 1 drink (door) // 8 PM – LATE
179 Yichang Road // 宜昌路179号
Hello 2016 @ Telephone 6
Say hello to 2016 and kick-off the new year with a big bang this weekend. Party from NYE to Sunday morning at 3 venues – Lucca on Thursday, then Happiness 42 and Telephone 6 (the private G bar at Lucca 390) from Friday to Saturday.
FREE ENTRY // 11 PM – LATE
F6 Room C, 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 番禺路390号, 法华镇路
Liu Xi: When I’m Alone @ MAO Livehouse
Liu Xi sings at MAO Livehouse’s first gig of 2016, touring her new album ‘When I’m Alone’. After recovering from a serious throat illness she’s back with her fourth album, singing with all of her heart.
150 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (door) // 2 PM
3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
Lose Your Face @ Dada
If you’re still in the mood to party then head to Dada, it never closes. Lose Your Face brings UK house, bass and breaks to Shanghai, featuring DJs Jode and Beardslap.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Wiener Symphoniker @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
The century-old Vienna symphony orchestra takes to the stage at Shanghai Grand Theatre, performing Mozart Beethoven and Strauss. Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola leads the musicians on what promises to be a memorable evening of classical music.
80 RMB – 1280 RMB // 7.30 PM
300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu // 人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
[Banner features Liu Xi in the ‘Forgotten Ghost Town’ music video]