Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
The Monte-Carlo Ballet @ Shanghai Culture Square
Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot presents his tribute to ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from Oct 20th to the 22nd at the Shanghai Culture Square. The Monte-Carlo Ballet (Les Ballets de Monte Carlo) is a classical ballet company established in 1985 by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover in accordance with the wishes of her mother, Princess Grace of Monaco. With the elaborate costumes and scenery, this is a feast for the eyes. The show starts at 7.15pm and ticket prices range from ¥180 to ¥980.
WHEN: 7.15-9.15pm until Oct 22
WHERE: 36 Yongjia Road // 永嘉路 39号
Traditional Bordeaux @ Le Bordelais
Have you ever tried the man behind Le Bordelais, Franck’s cooking? If not, prepare yourself to enjoy some good old fashioned dishes from the Bordeaux region cooked by himself tonight 7.30pm at Le Bordelais’ Jiashan Bistrot. There’s going to be free flow of Crémant de Bordeaux and a five-piece band that will jazz up your evening with some live French chansons! Seating is very limited so secure your seat fast.
WHERE: 301 Jiashan Road // 嘉善路 301号
PRICE: ￥358 / Set
Startup Grind @ Naked Hub
Startup Grind presents serial entrepreneur Matilda Ho at Naked Hub this Thursday. She will be sharing her experience in building a farm-to-table e-commerce platform, Yimishiji – China’s first online farmers market that has engineered food education and transparency in their entire supply chain. The event starts at 7pm and will start off with networking, there will be a workshop on design thinking, followed by a discussion and Q&A session with Matilda, and ending at 9pm with wine and some music.
WHERE: Building 5, 89 Taixing Road // 泰兴路89号5楼
Beijing Besieged by Waste @ Jing’an Kerry Centre
Green Initiatives’ 67th documentary film screening, Beijing Besieged by Waste, focuses on the grim spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus, and rubble unceremoniously piled upon the land surrounding the China’s Olympic city, capital, and megalopolis, Beijing. Filmed by the award-winning photographer Wang Jiuliang, he travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing’s unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps. The documentary is in Chinese with english subtitles. A small discussion session follows the screening. Entrance fee is ¥50 for all registered guests, ¥70 for non-registered guests. ¥20 for students with prior registration and student card. Light snacks and refreshments is provided.
WHERE: 32/F, Building 1, Haworth Furniture, 1515 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路1515号, 静安嘉里中心一座32楼
sustainability forum @ COCO Space
We Belong Forum is landing in Shanghai for a 2 day forum to explore how brands, business leaders and start-ups are generating sustainable solutions and innovations to generate higher values and revenues for businesses while creating resilient ecological and human ecosystems. An event supported by FEIY, this forum will allow you explore a future through the brightest minds of more than 35 of the most innovative, pioneering and sustainable brands such as IKEA, Renault, Danone and H&M. Prepare to leave feeling empowered and determined to create a positive impact.
PRICE: From ¥290
WHERE: 200 Tian Lin Road // 田林路 200号
Comedy @ Shanghai Comedy Club
Are you down with the brown? The Shanghai Comedy Club presents a night of Indian-ish standup highlighting the funnier side of the subcontinent. Headlined by Arun Govada, (HK/Hyderabad) Sanjay Manaktala, (LA/Bangalore) & Suhail Nasir, and featuring the brownest other comics we could find. You don’t want to miss this special Thursday night engagement.
WHERE: 393 Weihai Road // 威海路 393号
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