Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
China Sexpo @ Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center
The China Adult-care (Sex Toys) Expo gets down to business at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center from today, featuring AV stars and droves of ogling blokes with cameras. Probably not the most private place to go shopping for a new play thing, but it might expand your horizons and give you a glimpse of what’s out there!
80 RMB (advance) 100 RMB (door) // 9 AM – 5 PM (Thurs – Sun)
2739 Guangfu Xi Lu, near Zhongjiang Lu // 光复西路2739号, 近中江路
Digital Disruptors in Asia @ Pudong Shangri-La
Improve your company’s digital strategy in China with the help of Telstra and the “Advance” community at Pudong Shangri-La. Part of the Australia Week in China program, Telstra stages presentations from Australian and Chinese business luminaries who have a firm understanding of China’s digital and technological landscape.
NO COVER (RSVP) // 4.30 PM – 6.30 PM
33 Fucheng Road, near East Yincheng Road // 富城路33号, 近银城东路
Green Drinks film screening: Unity @ Haworth
Green Initiatives screens Unity (2015), a documentary-film calling for an end to killing, at Haworth Organic Space. As usual, the entry fee covers light refreshments and you are likely to meet lots of very caring people.
RSVP (50 RMB) door (70 RMB) students & interns (20 RMB) // 6.30 PM – 9 PM
Jingan Kerry Center Tower 1, Floor 32, 1515 West Nanjing Road, near Changde Road // 南京西路1515号1号楼32楼, 近常德路
Bethany @ Basement 6
Listen to and discuss theatre scripts at Basement 6, where 5 budding thespians will be reading ‘Bethany’. This is to be the first in a series of open discussions about selected, contemporary theatre plays.
NO COVER // 7 PM
115 Pingwu Road, near Xingfu Road // 平武路115号, 近幸福路
PechaKucha Vol. 27 @ The Pearl
Chat away with designers and creative experts at PechaKucha, hosted at The Pearl. Listen to 9 speeches with 20 images each, each image shown for 20 seconds at a time, and make sure you RSVP otherwise you won’t get in.
NO COVER (RSVP) // 7.30 PM – 10 PM
471 Zhapu Road near Wujin Road // 乍浦路471号, 近武进路
Nightwish @ QSW Culture Centre
Finnish symphonic metal band, Nightwish bring the house down at QSW Culture Centre. The first time in China since 2008, the band just released its new album Endless Forms Most Beautiful in March.
580 RMB // 8 PM
179 Yichang Road, near Jiangning Road // 宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
People’s Republic of Comedy @ Kung Fu Komedy
The People’s Republic of Comedy improv group chances upon another hilarious situation at Kung Fu Komedy. Residents, Joe Schaefer, Audrey Murray, and Andrea Jones-Rooy team up with the improvisers Christopher Brantley and John Everett to give you a heart attack of laughter.
50 RMB // 8.45 PM
Floor 4, North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
JUNK! Leibniz & Lean @ Dada
The weekend comes early with JUNK! at Dada, featuring DJs Leibniz and Lean. Dance to house music until the early morning, doors open at 10 PM.
NO COVER // 10 PM
115 Xingfu Road, near Fahuazhen Road // 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
Bassment with Truncate @ The Shelter
IntransikBeats Records lowers the frequency at The Shelter, turning the basement into a bassment. California legend, Truncate headlines with 4 of Shanghai’s most respected vinyl-straddlers in support.
50 RMB // 10 PM
5 Yongfu Road, near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
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[Featuring China Sexpo @ Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center]