Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside @ The Pearl
Sip a sumptuous recipe of rhythm and romance at the Pearl with happy hour from 5 PM to 8 PM and the cabaret beginning at 9 PM. Come in from the cold to a musical warm-up from Frank Bray and the Pearl Power Band conducted by Rolf Becker, followed by duets and more.
150 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (door) // 5 PM – LATE
471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
NEC (Networking Events Club) @ M1NT
Mingle at M1NT with hundreds of top foreign and local companies, chambers of commerce, expats and local professionals. Canapés and complimentary drinks include in-house lime cured salmon and whisky sours, RSVP with your full name, email address and mobile number to the NEC WeChat (networkingevents).
200 RMB/person (pre-sale) 250 RMB (door) // 7 PM
24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu // 福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
Standup Comedy Showcase: Matt Bell @ Shanghai Comedy Club
American comic Matt Bell headlines the Standup Comedy Showcase at Shanghai Comedy Club. For his last show before returning home to USA, Bell is joined by Stephen Yuan, Kurt Dunsing, Casey Li Brander, Colin Hanna, Pauly Gray, John Shea, and Barney Rivera who hosts night.
70 RMB incl. 1 drink // 8.30 PM
5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 进贤路221号5-6楼, 近陕西南路
The Centaurs 9 @ Yuyintang
Lo-fi indie-rock bands Nonplus Color, Naohai, Girls and Gooooose play in ‘The Centaurs 9’ gig at Yuyintang. Headlining band Nonplus Color was formed in Shanghai (2014) by Heimu (vocals / guitar / synth) Bai (bass) and White Lazer (drums).
30 RMB // 9.30 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
Sound of Casbah @ Unico
Sojourn in the oriental world of the Casbah at Unico with belly dancers, acrobatic performers and guest DJ Kadwell. Percussionist Lek and Pipa player Mr. Yi start-off the night at 10 PM and the dress code is “oriental chic”.
100 RMB (free until 00:30 with password “Yuli”) // 10 PM – LATE
2F, 3 on the Bund, Zhongshan Road, near Guangdong Road // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼（靠近广东路）
Beat Wars Episode 15: French Bangers @ The Mansion
Join the French Bangers rebel alliance at The Mansion and use the power of underground music defeat the EDM army. Beat Wars Episode 15 features DJs Mixed Signals, Electronail, Catchoumi, Mrs Hell and Edison.
100 RMB incl. 5 drinks // 10 PM – LATE
Dynasty Villa – B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu // 虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路
House of Co:Motion @ Dada
MIIIA and Laura Ingalls cause a Co:Motion at Dada, listen to some samples from their new tracks on Soundcloud. Before all that DJ Raz unveils some acid vinyls from his vault and and Mau Mau goes crazy with strobe lighting and a smoke machine.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM – LATE
115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Lindberg & Perseau @ Craft
Lindberg and Perseau DJ at Craft, cranking up the volume for the weekend. Live the Shanghai romance with funk, soul, house and cocktails in the French Concession.
NO COVER // 10 PM – LATE
Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号
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[Banner features Bai (bassist) from Nonplus Color, playing tonight at Yuyintang]