Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Wild Boyz @ The Pearl
Back by popular demand the Shanghai Wild Boyz are back again tonight at The Pearl. Ladies (and men who appreciate men!), be prepared to be mesmerised and sensually entertained by a team of six sexy men all night long, as they tease and wow you with what’s set to be a visually stimulating experience! Pre-sale tickets are now available for general seating (¥240), VIP front row seating where you can get close and personal with the boys (¥300), or VVIP rooms that includes a bottle of champagne and a private dance (from ¥5,000). Unique catering packages are available for special occasions and they also serve food.
WHEN: Happy hour 5pm-7pm; show at 9pm
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
PRICE: ¥240 general; ¥VIP 300; VVIP room ¥5000+
CONTACT:+86 13764889962 // [email protected]
Oktoberfest @ Tonglefang
The world’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest may be coming to a close in its native Munich, but here in Shanghai, the party has already started. So grab your dirndl and lederhosen and get ready to get properly sloshed at Germany brewery König Ludwig’s massive Oktoberfest party happening in Jing’an district’s Tonglefang complex until Saturday. The event runs from 5pm – 10.30pm and tickets are ¥350 per person, or ¥3000 for a table up to 10 people. This include unlimited beer, soft drinks, an appetiser and one traditional dish per person.
WHERE: 537 Haifang Road // 海防路 537号
PRICE: ¥350 per person, ¥3500 for a table for 10
Fashion Rocks @ Oriental Sports Centre
Founded in London in 2003, Fashion Rocks is the place where music and fashion collide live on one stage. For more than a decade, fashion rocks has brought together to the world’s top fashion brands with the world’s leading music artists for a union of cat walk and concert. Expect big names such as Usher and Coco Lee for the night.
WHERE: 701 Yaoti Road // 耀体路 701号
Vicetone @ M2
The Dutch DJ and production duo of Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool are playing at the club M2 Friday night. They have topped the Beatport charts with anthems like ‘Let Me Feel’ and have remixed megastars like Adele and Calvin Harris. Fixtures on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ list, the have over half a million likes on their Facebook and over 50 million pays on their SoundCloud page. The show starts at 10pm and tickets are ¥150.
WHERE: 4/F, Hong Kong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Middle Road // 淮海中路283号, 香港广场, 4楼
Friday Market @ Community Centre Shanghai
Running from 10am to 2pm, expat community ”Community Centre Shanghai” organised another Friday market, this time at their Minhang centre. Expect coffee, teas, pastries, produces and volunteering opportunities from their two charity organisations, River of Hearts and Giving Tree. This event is free.
WHERE: 2/F, 360 Xingle Road // 新乐路 360号 2楼
The Development Of Chinese Painting @ WE at the Bund
Despite all the visually stimulating colors of the world, artists have represented reality through two important elements that still represents Chinese painting for centuries: Black and White. The figures that takes shape through simple and delicate lines allows the viewer to perceive their own existence. The simple balance between the colors originating from an earlier primordial philosophy of the aesthetic essence of this traditional form of painting. Chinese painter Jin XiaoRi will give you a speech about the connotation of the colors black and white in traditional painting and guide us to appreciate the beauty of it in Chinese art. This is a free event running from 4pm-6pm held at WE venue at the Bund.
WHERE: Room 228, 501 Jiujiang Road // 九江路501号, 228室
BREW & BLEND 2016 + X @ M50
Join over 150 artists, designers, filmmakers, architects, chefs, performers and musicians this weekend at the Shanghai Art District M50. Far from an ordinary arts and lifestyle festival, BREW & BLEND 2016 + X is an experiment that transforms the 6000 square meter industrial park into a unique future city through installations, exhibitions, performances and workshops that invites you to participate, imagine and test yourself. You will be exploring ideas of body versus technology, emotional robots, future laws, sensory food experiences and various forms of reality. Tickets are ¥50 for one day passes, ¥100 for three day passes and ¥30 for students.
WHEN: Oct 14-16, 2pm-10pm
WHERE: 50 Moganshan Road, M50 Art District // 莫干山路50号, M50创意园
PRICE: 1 day pass ¥80; 3 day pass ¥160
Acoustic Rock Show @ Harley’s
A free show at Harley’s sees the dark acoustic melodies of Split Pants, a two piece band of brothers creating folky, delay and reverb heavy progressive rock. They’ve invited three other acts: CS, an indie singer and songwriter who creates soulful, heartfelt music. Marc G, a Canadian expat whose love of the 50’s shines through in his style and technical Jump Rock. Alec Vidler, he creates modern folk with his storytelling songwriting and impassioned voice. The show starts at 8pm.
WHERE: 265 Nandan Dong Road // 南丹东路265号
InterNations’ party @ Cotton’s
Forget about work, networking events and business cards! Relax, chill out, have some fun, meet amazing people at Internations’ party at the exquisite and classic house of Cotton’s from 7pm to 1am. Located in the French concession, you will be welcomed with a drink of your choice, a live music band and there are also discounts in additional drinks and food for the night. Tickets are ¥110 for basic members and ¥150 if you’re not on the guest list.
WHERE:132 Anting Road // 安亭路 132号
PRICE: ¥110 for basic members; ¥150 if you’re not on the guest list.
CONTACT: +86 13161551870
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