Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
★ 6 things to do in Shanghai this St. Patrick’s Day
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! So if you find yourself drinking too much, eating only potatoes, chatting more than usual and complaining about the weather, well then you’re in the right spirit. Shanghai celebrates the Irish national holiday with Gaelic Football, folk music, food, booze, Art and everything green. Join the Irish consulate for its most exciting week in 2016 and have a tipple or two in a good old Irish pub.
White Collar Boxing sign-up @ Big Bamboo
Sign up for a 12-week training programme at Big Bamboo, and prepare for the White Collar Boxing fight club. Get into the best shape of your life with a hardcore kick boxing routine and be part of the White Collar Boxing reality TV show.
NO COVER // 7 PM
132 Nanyang Road, near Tongren Road // 南阳路132号近铜仁路
Ding Dong Pop-up @ Ginger
Having been completely bowled over by the food at Singapore’s famed Ding Dong restaurant, the guys at Ginger by the Park invite its head chef Jet Lo to host a very special 3-day pop-up dining event from Tuesday to Thursday. A native of Sabah, Malaysia, Chef Jet Lo takes us through the world of Southeast Asian flavours and Peranakan flair, serving up a fresh and modern interpretation of traditional flavours in fun and surprising ways.
Read the full preview at Shanghaiist and book a table!
380 RMB (dinner) 238 RMB (lunch)
6.30 PM – 8.30 PM & 8.45 PM – 10.45 PM (lunch menu available Wednesday – Thursday)
91 Xingguo Road, near Hunan Road // 兴国路91号, 近湖南路
Make Spring Rolls for Spring Festival @ That’s Mandarin (Jing’an)
Just as the spring weather is really starting to set-in, traditionally it’s time to make spring rolls and That’s Mandarin show you how it’s done. Learn how to roll a spring roll, meet other sinophiles like yourself and maybe win a prize in the lucky draw!
RSVP (non-members 80 RMB) // 7 PM – 9 PM
Floor 3, No 12, 273 Jiaozhou Road, near Xinzha Road // 胶州路273弄12号3楼 近新闸路
D’bize: in concert @ Shanghai Concert Hall
Irish folk band, D’bize have a little fiddle and jig at one our city’s most beautiful Theatres, Shanghai Concert Hall. Organised by the Irish Consulate for the Feile festival, which runs up to St. Patrick’s Day, you can guarantee D’bize put on an authentic show.
N/A (ticket price) // 12 PM – 1 PM
523 East Yan’an Road, near Jinling Road // 延安东路523号
China International Comedy Festival: Steve Simeone @ Kung Fu Komedy
The International Comedy Festival kicks off at Kung Fu Komedy and Steve Simeone headlines the opening night. Look forward to two weeks of non-stop laughs at Kung Fu Komedy, showcasing rising superstars from Shanghai and abroad.
170 RMB (presale) 200 RMB (door) // 8 PM & 10 PM (March 18 – April 3)
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼，近巨鹿路
Listen Up: rap battle @ MAO Livehouse
Chinese rap is on the wire at MAO Livehouse, rising rap-stars battle for the Listen Up title. Witness the beginning of something big in the Shanghai rap and MC scene and see if your Mandarin abilities can keep up.
80 RMB (presale) 100 RMB (door) // 8 PM – LATE
Floor 3, 308 South Chongqing Road, near Middle Jianguo Road // 重庆南路308号3楼, 近建国中路
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And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Have a great week Shanghaiists!
[Featuring T-Crash (大眼炮) from Listen Up: rap battle @ MAO Livehouse]