Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Sakura Festival @Gucun Park
Spring is here, the Sakura tree flowers come into bloom and Gucun Park opens the annual Shanghai Sakura Festival. Sure to be rammed with amateur photographers and selfie-hunters trying to snap the perfect piccy, go for a calm stroll around the park at a quiet time to absorb all the vibrant pinkness.
20 RMB (standard) 10 RMB (students) // 9 AM – 5 PM (Mar 18 – Apr 15)
4788 Hutai Road, near Huandao Road // 沪太路4788号, 近环岛路
Huang Yongping @ The Power Station of Art
French contemporary artist born in Xiamen (1954), Huang Yongping exhibits at The Power Station of Art. The main attraction is a ginormous sculpture, ‘Bodhisattva with a Thousand Hands’, according to Wiki “he was recognised as one of the most controversial and provocative artist of the Chinese art scene in the 1980s”.
20 RMB // 11 AM – 7 PM (Mar 18 – Jun 6)
200 Huayuangang Road, near Miaojiang Road // 当代艺术博物馆, 花园港路200号, 近苗江路
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
Naga Guitars @ MAO Livehouse
Naga Guitars is a 3-piece acoustic guitar girlband and they hit the stage at MAO Livehouse. The Japanese Naga Guitar brand brought together 3 girls from different cultures to form a folk group, Gabriella Quevedo from Sweden, Sandra Bae from Korea and Kanaho Sugiyama from Japan.
180 RMB – 320 RMB (presale) 220 RMB (door) // 8 PM – 10 PM
Floor 3, 308 South Chongqing Road // 重庆南路308号, 3楼
The Centaurs Episode 10 @ Yuyintang
The Centaurs Episode 10 brings four bands onto the stage at Yuyintang. Future Gaze, Wisdom Teeth, Junmeizu and Gooooose play from 9.30 PM.
30 RMB (door) // 9.30 PM – 11.30 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
GoaProductions presents Spirit Tribe @ Dada
The legendary Spirit Tribe from Yunnan weaves a tale of magic, music and mystery at Dada. Lose yourself in a wonderland of sights and sounds with the most colourful people you could ever find in the Middle Kingdom, digital sound sorcerers Atoned Splendor and PsychicNova, Anan and Trixphonic guide you down an enchanted path of self-discovery.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM – LATE
115 Xingfu Road, near Fahuazhen Road // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
3 Year Anniversary Party @ Arkham
Arkham celebrates its 3-year onslaught in Shanghai by rounding up the city’s best DJs and promoters. Expect to see big players behind the decks like S.T.D, CO:MOTION, YETI, MAU MAU and more.
50RMB (incl. free gift) // 10 PM
1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road // 乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路
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[Featuring The Centaurs Episode 10 @ Yuyintang]