Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
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. Tickets are ¥180 and the dress code is exorcism chic. Cosy booths are available from ¥800 and VIP Boxes from ¥2000. Sign up and purchase your tickets in the form below.
WHEN: Oct 28th Fri & 29th Sat 9pm; Happy hour from 5pm-7pm
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
CONTACT: +86 13764889962
Woodstock Eating Festival @ The Bund
For the last long weekend of October this year from October 28th until the 30th, the well-known city carnival “Woodstock of Eating” is debuting in Shanghai for the very first time! Top street food brands, talented handicrafts makers, creative designers and ambitious creators will all gather together at The Band. With the theme “Refined-Street Food & Culture Jam”, prepare yourselves for the chicest city carnival in 2016.
WHEN: October 28 Friday from 4pm-12am; 29th Saturday and 30th Sunday from 11am-12am.
WHERE: Yuanmingyuan Road Walking Street // 圆明园路步行街
PRICE: Pre-sale ¥25
10th Anniversary Party @ Haiku by Hatsune
If you’re sure you do not want to be at a Halloween party this weekend, how does a party with awesome Japanese food sound? In this day and age where new restaurants come and go… Haiku by Hatsune is proud and happy to announce that they are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year! To THANK their loyal customers and friends for making this possible, they’ve decided to throw a party this Friday and you are invited! The party starts from 9.30pm this Friday on the 28th of October, and don’t forget to wear something red or black. You can purchase tickets at the door for ¥200.
WHERE: Taojiang Road 28 // 桃江路 28号 B室
PRICE: ¥200 at the door
Woowbow Business networking dinner mixer @ Naked Hub
Join Shanghai’s elite business community Woowbow for an evening of fun, food and networking this Friday, October the 28th from 6.45pm onwards. You’re all in for a treat because Woowbow has generously OFFERED an exclusive deal for Shanghaiist readers only – ticket priced at just ¥150 for a night of free flow drinks, food and good company. Normally PRICED at ¥300, you can book your tickets in the form below.
WHERE: 380 Huangpi Nan Road // 黄陂南5号 380号 三楼
PRICE: Shanghaiist Exclusive pre-sale ¥150 // At the Door ¥300
CONTACT: [email protected] // +86 13816567943
Artur 8 @ Craft
Artur 8 has DJed all over the world and is known for being one of the most talented disco and early house DJs around. Raised in Berlin, his King of Kong remix for Diskokaine’s upcoming single Hall Of Shame has already featured by Aeroplane on their charts. Tonight he will bring his disco tunes to Craft, a hip, music vodka lounge hidden in the Donghu Hotel’s south annex with support by DJ Lucy on the decks. Doors open at 8pm and the party starts at 9pm.
WHERE: 2/F, Donghu Hotel, 7 Donghu Road// 东湖路7号, 东湖宾馆, 2楼
CONTACT: +8621 6418 9338
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
Sam Tripoli @ Shanghai Comedy Club
Naughty Show host and comedy legend Sam Tripoli is back at the end of the month to rock all the Shanghai Comedy Club stages starting with Fri Oct 29th at Jalapeno. Comedy Central, Showtime, Joe Rogan Experience and the Late Late Show – this is some serious top shelf comedy. Tickets are ¥180 at the door and this includes a drink.
WHERE: 393 Weihai Road // 威海路393号
PRICE: ¥180 at the door
CONTACT: [email protected]
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
2016 MLB World Series @ CAGES Bar
CAGES boast some of the best sports viewing and bar games in Shanghai. With batting cages, darts, billiards, and corn hole boards available, etc. They feature bar games to keep you occupied during commercial breaks of your favorite games. Ongoing daily until the 3rd of November, they will be screening the MLB World Series at 8am with bottomless coffee and an American breakfast for ¥88. You can start drinking that early too with their ¥25 Tiger pint special for folks wearing jerseys.
WHEN: 8am, Daily until Nov 3 2016
WHERE: 2/F, 325 Changhua Road // 昌化路325号2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
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