Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Make Your Brain Work @ K11
Are you a professional working within the corporate sector looking for new ways to inspire and increase productivity amongst yourself and your staff? If yes, then join Amy Brann, an international speaker and respected business author, as she will explore aspects of the brain and how, by understanding how the mind functions, neuroscience can help improve productivity at work. Whilst neuroscience is commonly seen as a complex subject, Amy promises to use relatable examples to ensure that attendees are able to fully understand and implement into daily work. During her presentation, Amy will explain the inner workings of our brain and mind, as well as help explore the potential that audience hold within themselves. After this event, attendees are expected to feel more in control, while facing challenging schedules, by using specific, easy to implement, ‘brain friendly’ approaches.
WHEN: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: 16/F 300 Middle Huaihai Road // 淮海中路300号16楼
PRICE: Entry ¥50
Emerging Curators Project @ PSA
Now in its third edition, the Emerging Curators Project at PSA invites young individuals and collectives from China or of Chinese descent to create an exhibition at the riverside spot. This is judged by a jury of international curators, artists, critics, and directors of art organizations, with the three winning programs on show this winter.
WHEN: Daily Except Mon until Feb 14 2017
WHERE: 200 Huayuangang Road // 花园港路200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
Health & Wellness Talk @ Community Centre Shanghai
Hosted by Community Centre Shanghai (CCS), this unique and interactive nutrition cooking series focuses on improving nutrition, digestion, and health. This will be held at CCS’ Pudong Centre on Tuesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and tickets are ¥350 per session.
WHEN: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
WHERE: 3/F, Tower A, 1146 Biyun Road // 碧云路1146号A座3层
PRICE: Entry ¥350
Larry Wang @ U-Cube
China’s economic landscape and employment market are undergoing big changes. If you’re starting to feel their impact on your industry, company, and career, and want to know how to prepare yourself for the new challenges and opportunities ahead, then don’t miss Larry Wang of Wang & Li Asia Resources as he discusses these trends.
WHEN: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
WHERE: 841 Middle Yan’an Road // 延安中路841号
PRICE: ￥125 prepay, ￥150 at the door
Lean Startup @ Naked Hub
This event has a great lineup of speakers and allows entrepreneurs, freelancers, innovators & small business owners network with speakers & others like-minded individuals and hear how to get solutions to the problems of starting a business, validating a business & raising funds for a business idea.
WHEN: 6.30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Top Floor, 89 Taixing Road // 泰兴路89号顶楼
Daniel Ho @ Mao Livehouse
Hawaiian slack key guitarist brings the mellow sounds to Mao Livehouse. A prolific artists and producers, Ho has recorded 8 solo albums, produced over 50 albums, and served as a guest lecturer at Stanford University. He has received four Grammy Awards for best Hawaiian music album as a producer, and in 2009, he won his first Grammy Award for best Hawaiian music album as an artist. Fans of anything chill and stringed, don’t miss out on this performance by a modern master, Daniel Ho. The show starts at 7.30pm.
WHERE: 3/F, 308 South Chongqing Road // 重庆南路308号三楼
PRICE: ¥180 presale
‘World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions @ SheShan Golf Club
The WGC-HSBC Champions 2016, one of the best golf tournaments in the world and
the only World Golf Championships event outside the USA, will be hosted at Sheshan International Golf Club from October 27th to the 30th. The club has hosted the tournament 10 times since the inaugural event in 2005 and has consistently received praise from players and officials for the world-class conditions of the course and facilities as well as the challenging nature of its design. Also known as “Asia’s Major,” the tournament boasts a prize purse of US$9.5 million and attracts the best golfers every year.
WHEN: Oct 27-30
WHERE: Sheshan Golf Club, 288 Linyinxin Road // 林荫新路288弄
‘It’s a Plastic Planet’ @ WeWork
“From garbage bags and water bottles to children’s toys and packaging, plastic appears everywhere in a countless forms. China alone produced over six million tons of plastic products in April 2015. Some questions we would be looking to answer through this forum are: What are the major advantages and disadvantages of plastics? How much plastics do we produce, how is it produced and how much do we recover? What are some innovations in the world of recyclable plastics? What are the alternative materials to plastics?”
WHERE: 135 Yanping Road // 延平路135号
Gossip @ The Apartment
Ladies you’re in luck! You get free-flow sparkling wine and cosmopolitans from 9pm-1am at The Apartment. There’ll be live music and a DJ that play tills late. There’s also a lovely rooftop terrace here and two rooms plays different music. The crowd is a diverse mix of expats, locals and tourists and there is no entry fee.
WHERE: 3/F, 47 Yongfu Road // 永福路47号3楼
TEDxShanghaiWomen @ Shanghai Centre
TEDxShanghaiWomen is back at the Shanghai Centre for an all-day event based on the global TED topic of ‘Time’. TEDxShanghaiWomen is the only TEDx event dedicated to women based in China and offers a platform for inspiring individuals. With 700 participants, speakers will be sharing their stories and there will be a series that is will be live-streamed straight from the California TEDx event.
WHERE: 1376 Nanjing Road West Road // 南京西路1326号
KVB Asian Tour @ QSW Cultural Centre
The UK duo KVB makes their Shanghai debut at the QSW Cultural Centre, pre-sale tickets are ¥120, ¥150 at the door and ¥220 for VIP.
WHERE: 179 Yichang Road // 宜昌路179号
PRICE: ￥120 pre-sale; ￥150 at the door. ￥220 VIP
Czech Music Gala @ Oriental Art Center
Czech Republic’s most noteworthy orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic and Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek are performing at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre. The program incldues SMETANA’s ”Vltava”, FIBICH’s ”Concert Polonaise”, MARTINU’s ”Serenade No.2” and NEDBAL’s ”Valse Triste”. The show starts at 7.30pm and ticket prices vary from ¥480 to ¥1680.
WHERE: Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号上海东方艺术中心
PRICE: ￥480 – ￥1,680
Intro Electronic Music festival @ Shanghai Expo Park
As the first large outdoor electronic music festival in China, INTRO has been running successfully for seven years from 2009 to 2016. Over the last seven years the festival has been held at different venues in and around Beijing and a growing audience hungry for electronic music has always turned out. After seven years of development in Beijing, what will INTRO be in Shanghai? This is what electronic music fans will have to come and see when the festival drops at the end of October. Tickets start from ¥280.
WHEN: 1.30pm – 9.30pm
WHERE: Shanghai Expo Park, 1750 Expo Ave // 上海世博公园
PRICE: ￥280 presale, ￥380 at the door, ￥480 VIP
Cozee’s Halloween party will start 8pm sharp offering you free makeup from 8pm-12pm and free shots for people that is dressed up! There will be a bloody Halloween drink on special, a haunted environment to spook you out and give you the most unforgettable Halloween yet.
WHEN: October 29th, 8pm
WHERE: 1000 Changping Road // 昌平路1000号
Shaanxi Bei Lu Block Party
Head to Shaanxi Bei Lu on Halloween weekend for trick-or-treat drink specials. After Work, Daliah’s, Dogtown, and The Rooster will be providing signature Halloween cocktails, provided by Absolut Vodka, Havana Club Rum, Jameson Whiskey, and Olmeca Tequila. Go trick-or-treating whenever you purchase a ¥30 signature cocktail from any location and receive a chance to win another free cocktail! If you get peckish, there’ll be serving Korean-style street food provided by Bak Ga Nei.
WHEN: Oct 29th, 5pm-Late
WHERE: North Shaanxi Road // 陕西北路
Planet Terror: Cosmic Zombie Jungle @ Elevator
Imagine the planet being taken over by zombies, and you had to move to outer space where you settled on a cosmic jungle terror planet… Some zombies snuck into the escape pods with you. ”Planet Terror: Cosmic Zombie Jungle” goes down at Elevator – Shanghai’s new cozy dance home for underground sounds, ping pong and hands-up/heads-down moments on the floor. There’ll be House and Techno on a banging sound system, smoke lasers, trip out deco, free random Absolut shots, no dress code but mandatory zombie face-paint. Free Halloween party with 8 Killer DJs from 10pm till late (or until everyone is a zombie).
WHEN: 10pm till late
WHERE: 4/F, 218 Xinle Road // 新乐路218号
CONTACT: +86 13661747409
Brody Dean’s Halloween @ Hunan House Lounge
Mirror, Mirror on the wall… who is the most evil queen at the ball? Brody Dean’s Halloween brings evil to life on October 29th at Cotton’s, from 10pm until you‘re dead! DJ Brownie will be on the decks spinning your favorite hits. Mr.Booth Shanghai is printing your favorite pictures, and expect HHLounge to be serving scary cocktails all night. There is a ¥1000 cash prize for the best dressed winner and also special prizes for the most original and the best group winners. You must dress up in order to qualify for entry (and no, a t-shirt with ”This is my Costume” paired with glow-in-the-dark devil horns does not fit the criteria). Now prepare to get evil.
WHEN: Oct 29th, 10pm
WHERE: West Fuxing Road 49, Lane 2// 复兴西路49弄2号
CONTACT: +86 13661448741
Burlesque & Cabaret Show @ The Pearl
Join hands with The Pearl as Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret presents Séance, an unearthly trip through the terrifyingly sensuous and the hauntingly taboo. This event is happening two nights only on this Friday and Saturday at 9pm. Witness dream-like creatures exorcise your inner demons through spooky striptease, ethereal circus, spirited song and dance, and evocative drag.For two nights only, this Halloween, the devilish minds behind “Guilty Pleasures” and “Love Boat” invite you to pull back the delicate veil between this world and the next. Pre-sale tickets are ¥180.
WHEN: Fri & Sat 9pm; Happy hour from 5pm-7pm
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
PRICE: Pre-sale ¥180
CONTACT: +86 13764889962
Halloween Party with Le1f @ Arkham
Arkham will be transformed into a weird and wonderful den of iniquity where you will not only lose yourself in the music, but also in their eerie installations and mind warping visuals from Keefer.The main sonic attraction is Ballroom & Internet music star Le1f – one of the main proponents of LGBQT culture in modern rap. Le1f oozes sass and his his style is deeply rooted in tunnel bangers. Not content with showing his talent on the mic, he is also a producer in his own right and a fashion icon – epitomising the ‘’hoodrat Tumblr aesthetic’’. The show starts at 10pm and tickets are ¥120.
WHERE: 1 Wulumuqi Road // 乌鲁木齐路1号
Mr. Hannibal @ Liquid Laundry
Brilliant psychiatrist, serial killer, and cannibal…Guess who? That’s right! Hannibal Lecter is coming to town. Things are going to get a lot more interesting when you add that alongside all the ghosts, monsters, and horror stories that will come alive in this city on Halloween. Liquid Laundry will be throwing a party for him just the way he likes it, creepy and terrifying. As Hannibal cannot enjoy any brain meal without a delicious wine, meals will be paired with the devilishly good Casillero Del Diablo. There will be models, entertaining shows and make up artists on hand.
WHEN: 9pm – 2am
WHERE: 2/F, 1028 Middle Huaihai Road // 淮海中路1028号2楼
PRICE: ￥100 presale, ￥200 at the door
SHFT presents: Freak Out @ One Space Warehouse
SHFT throws a warehouse Halloween party with Keith Ape and MPC supremo Araabmuzik headlining the show. There will be best costume contests, haunted temple themed decoration and delicious nomnoms available. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are ¥120 for early bird, ¥200 for pre-sale and ¥280 at the door.
WHERE: 569 Shilong Road // 石龙路569号
PRICE: ￥120 early bird, ￥200 presale, ￥280 at the door
Nature & Art @ 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 until November the 13th. 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 shall 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: Shanghai Century Park // 上海世纪公园
Lost in Shanghai’s Film World @ Shanghai Film Museum
Shanghainese artist Li Shoubai is proud to present Lost in Shanghai’s Film World – exhibit showcasing around 100 of his work. This is by far the longest-running solo exhibit the artist has ever run. He will also showcase his painting and paper-cut works he has created over the past decade. Ongoing everyday until the end of October, the artist will be showcasing his most recent paintings, of which captures the city’s unique urban energy in the past and present. This exhibit attempts to recall the collective memories of the city’s past and evoke nostalgia in the audience. This event runs from 9am-5pm everyday and entry fee is ¥60.
WHEN: Until Oct 31; 9am – 5pm everyday
WHERE: 595 North Caoxi Road // 漕溪北路595号
CONTACT: ＋86 64667 7607 // [email protected]
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