Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Happy Valley Halloween Carnival
The Halloween carnival in Happy Valley is divided into a day and an evening show. In the day, there’s a parade of puppets and pumpkins, an exhibition of big monsters made of straws, and fairies and clowns giving out sweets. At night there’s six ghost areas filled with mysterious parties and haunted houses. Altogether there’s 11 haunted houses of different themes including a funeral home, a train, school and a pit. Some of them even use VR to give you an immersive experience.There will be more than 100 ghosts and monsters wandering around and if you have the courage, you can also get a ghost make-up for free at the entrance of the park.
WHERE:Sheshan, Linhu Road 888 // 松江区佘山林湖路 888号
Alex Katz Exhibit @ West Bund, Qiao Space
London gallery Timothy Taylor is bringing over a major exhibition of works by Alex Katz, an artist best known for his distinct minimalist aesthetic. The exhibit includes portraits of his family and friends, still-lifes of flowers purchased from street vendors near his New York studio, and landscapes drawn from the artist’s personal experiences in urban and rural locations.
WHERE: 2555 Longteng Avenue // 龙腾大道2555号
Open Mic @ Yuyintang
Yuyintang puts on an open mic night, inviting all musicians and singers to grace the stage with their talent. Bring your own equipment and show Shanghai what you can do, jam with cool musicians and get in the live music scene.
WHERE: 851 Kaixuan Road // 凯旋路851号
The 11th Shanghai Biennale @ Power Station of Art
‘Why Not Ask Again?’ The theme of this biennale is both a demand and a query. It tells us to look beyond answers. This biennale will have done its work if it gives rise to a forest of questions in your mind and a storm of desires in your heart, where the unpredictable is something to be welcomed, not feared.
WHEN: Ongoing until March 12, 2017
WHERE: 200 Huayuangang Road // 花园岗路200号
Monet’s Impression @ Hopson One
A multimedia exhibition based on the works of French impressionist master Claude Monet, this exhibit showcases digital versions of the artists work. This interactive exhibit offers a panoramic view of Monet’s paintings arranged in chronological order. There are holographic imaging combined with touch-sensitive technology. This exhibit is ongoing until the December 26th.
WHEN: Ongoing until December 26th 2016
WHERE: 275-8-112B Guoding Dong Road // 国定东路275-8-112B
Shan Shui Within @ MOCA Shanghai
Sixteen contemporary Chinese artists are displaying their works at MoCA Shanghai which provides viewers with the artists’ unique interpretations of traditional Chinese culture and how it has evolved, not only illuminating the emotions and state of the modern era but also providing assistance in the search for lingering traces of Chinese tradition. Serving as an outlook between contemporary and historical art and a reflection between the macro and personal world, Shanshui Within hopes to display the kaleidoscopic contemporary art world along with its creative approaches. The ultimate goal of this exhibition is for the works to move beyond the restrictive enclosures of museums and to be displayed in schools and communities as part of the “Art Momentum” project, which aims to bring contemporary art to the people.
WHEN: Ongoing until Nov 20
WHERE: Gate 7 People’s Park, 231 Nanjing West Road // 南京西路231号人民公园7号门内
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