Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
“How’s the Beast?” @ Power Station of Art
Eyal Weiser’s “How’s the Beast?” features three new fictional artists – a Polish choreographer, a German-Israeli artist, and an Israeli performance artist. Working against the backdrop of Operation Protective Edge, the artists each create an artwork in response to an article published in the summer of 2014 in a German newspaper, which expressed concerns regarding Israel’s policy in Gaza. Combining dance, video, and performance art and making use of a range of artistic tools and a special performative syntax, the three artists examine the normalization of relations among their countries, as well as the evolution of collective narratives following the Second World War. The show is available on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm at the Power station of Art and tickets are ¥150.
WHEN: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm
WHERE: 3/F Theatre, Huayuangang Road 222 // 花园港路 200号
James Bond tribute @ The Pearl
Presenting the great film music of James Bond at The Pearl. Spy’s, Secret agent’s, mole’s and Moneypenny’s, go undercover and incognito with us in your sexiest spy style for an elegant black tie evening, as The Pearl becomes your 60’s Casino Royal Fantasy. Join Frank Bray, The Pearl Big Band and director Antonio Ximenez for all your favourite Bond themes. Happy hour starts from 5pm to 7pm and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets are ¥180 pre-sale and ¥220 at the door.
WHEN: Happy hour from 5pm-7pm, show starts at 9pm
PRICE: ¥180 pre-sale, ¥220 at the door
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
CONTACT: +86 13764889962 // [email protected]
Last Supper feat. Lee Holman @ Arkham
Footprint present techno globetrotter Lee Holman at Arkham. Performing since the nineties, he has received acclaim for his mixing and production skills and founded Kawl imprint, a label that aims to provide diversity in Techno. This was immediately picked up and generated rave reviews on Resident Advisor and impressive charts by leading connoisseurs of the underground. Show starts at 10pm, ends at 4am and tickets are ¥100.
WHERE: 1 South Wulumuqi Road // 乌鲁木齐南路 1号
InterNations Shanghai @ KEE Club
Relax, chill and make some new friends at KEE Club with InterNations tonight. The event starts at 7pm. Tickets are ¥99 and under for members, and ¥135 for general guests. Get your invitation from [email protected] and prepare yourselves for a classy, chic and elegant night.
PRICE: Basic Member ¥99, Albatross Member ¥45, Guest ¥135
WHERE: 3-4/F, 796 Middle Huaihai Road // 淮海中路796号3-4楼
Hypno-Halloween @ The Pearl
Join if you dare, for a night of trick or trance comedy show with hypnotist Steve this Saturday night at The Pearl. Come out, laugh and have a great time as Steve explores the wonders of the mind with hypnosis, combined with his spooky mind games. Volunteers will be invited on stage to join in on the fun and they’ll be put into the most outrageously funny scenarios. The show starts at 9pm at The Pearl and tickets just for entry are ¥150. Dinner and drink packages are also available with options for a ticket ¥230 (bacon cheeseburger, French fries and a beer); 2 tickets ¥600 (a cheese & cold cut platter, a bottle of wine) and 6 tickets ¥1600 (a bottle of champagne / Vodka/ Gin/ Whiskey/ Rum). Doors open from 5pm with a happy hour deal running from 5pm-7pm. Sign up and purchase your tickets in the form below.
WHEN: Show starts at 9pm; Happy hour from 5pm-7pm
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
PRICE: Entry ¥150; entry & food ¥230
CONTACT: +86 13764889962
Corona Sunsets Music Festival
Prepare yourself for a day of great music and activities at the Corona Sunsets Music Festival. DJs Sam Feldt, Sigala, The Him and Jose Padilla will be playing. Activities such as beach games, make up artists, silk screening and a market experience is waiting for you. There will be a variety of food options available to make sure you don’t go hungry.
WHEN: Door open at 2pm, Close at 9pm
WHERE: 1888 Puming Road // 浦明路1888号
云CLOUD present Lotic @ The Shelter
Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Lotic is a resident at the city’s famed Janus parties. Having featured on Bjork’s recent sit-in for Rinse FM alongside a flurry of press attention, the stereotype-baiting producer made his first official outing with 2015’s Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is ‘an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica’. Expect gut-wrenching bass, lurching hip hop rhythms, occasional shards of contemporary R&B splintered with tactile hi-hats. The show starts at 10pm at The Shelter, tickets are ¥80.
WHERE: 5 Yongfu Road // 5 永福路
Neighbourhood Jam @BRASH Barber x Tattoo
WHERE: 848 North Shaanxi Road // 陕西北路848号
CONTACT: RSVP at [email protected]
Story of the Seed Planet @ Shanghai Project
The Shanghai Project Children’s Program will provide children with a diverse range of activities to take advantage of the dialogues taking place within different disciplines. Actively engaging with artist Liu Yi’s “Seed Planet,” installed in Century Park’s Folk Village from September 4 to November 13, 2016, the children programs will relate to the inaugural theme, “Envision 2116” through a series of workshops. The main collaborators for the children’s program include Rainbow Education, Shanghai Liu Geng Culture, Pudong Library and Shanghai Daoshe Commercial Limited Company. To be held in and around the “Seed Planet,” these programs will provide a rich experience in art, music, performance, field activities and nature that aim to inspire children’s imagination about life in the 22nd century.
WHERE: Pudong Century Park // 浦东世纪公园
PRICE:￥100 Family ticket for 3
MOMA Festival @ Century Park
Ongoing from Saturday to Sunday, this year’s MOMA Festival is headlining Britpop act Suede, and also Tuvan folk band Yat-Kha and Swedish pop singer-songwriter Hanna Turi, plus Chinese acts Carsick Cars, Wild Children, Zhou Yunpeng, AK47, Sound Fragment, Wood Pushing Melon, Shao Yibei and Elenore. This year’s theme is ‘Take Dream as Horse’ and the festival runs from 1.30pm to 10pm. Tickets are ¥260 per day, ¥400 for two days.
PRICE: ¥260 per day, ¥400 for two days
WHERE: 1001 Jinxiu Road // 锦绣路 1001号
Star Trek Exhibition @ The Hub
This Star Trek exhibition is the largest collection of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. Featuring a truly impressive array of exhibits sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films. Together these components offer all you Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science-fiction franchise in history. Daily from 10am-10pm, this exhibit is ongoing until the 25th of October.
WHEN: Daily from 10am-10pm
WHERE: 33 Shaohong Road // 绍虹路33号
PRICE: 400 133 8888
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