Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Making a Chinese knot – culture workshop @ That’s Mandarin
That’s Mandarin language school shows you how to make auspicious Chinese knots, from the simplest to the most intricate. Learn a traditional craft in a simple two-hour workshop, chat and enjoy some free nibbles. The knots signify fortune and luck, making them a thoughtful personalised gift for friends and family in the new year.
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
Wednesday Open Night @ Xin Che Jian
The DIY technologists at Xin Che Jian hackerspace open their doors to anyone interested in technology and physical computing. They are a non-profit organisation experimenting with urban farming, assistive devices, Roboracing and more crazy projects. Sign up with Meetup.
FREE // 7 PM – 10 PM
People Squared Hero Center, Building 3, 28 YuYuan East Rd, Jing’an District // 愚园东路28号3号楼1楼西侧, 创客中心
Let’s meet up and play squash @ Shanghai Indoor Stadium Tennis Centre
Squash fanatic, Maggie Lu organises a squash meet up every Wednesday at the Shanghai Indoor Stadium courts. Welcoming players of all levels, she lends you a racket to get a taster for the sport and there’s also a court for intermediate to advanced players. Join the meet up.
50 RMB // 8 PM – 10 PM
Shanghai Indoor Stadium, 1000 Caoxi Bei Lu // 漕溪北路1000号，上海体育馆
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
Bop Do Brazil @ JZ Club
Samba, bebop, chorinho, experience the urban culture of Rio de Janeiro from jazz quartet Bop Do Brazil at JZ Club. Later, from 10:30pm the Li Xiaochuan Quintet invites special guest Teresa Lee on stage to play jazz late into the night.
50 RMB // 9 PM
46 West Fuxing RD, near Yongfu RD, Xuhui District // 徐汇区复兴西路46号 (近永福路)
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[Banner features trumpeter Li Xiaochuan, playing at JZ Club tonight from 10.30pm]