Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Christmas Designer market @ Shanghai Centre
Last designer market of 2016, expect more than 75 designers at the Christmas Designer market held at the ‘Shanghai Centre’ from 10am – 5pm this Friday. Get your Christmas shopping for your loved ones and treat yourself to some unique products.
WHEN: 10am – 5pm
WHERE: 1376 West Nanjing Road // 1376 南京西路
When ‘Tomorrow’ Comes @ Magnolia Theatre
Established in 1999, Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theater company, internationally recognized and acclaimed for its distinctive, ground-breaking and visionary work. It explores the contemporary society through a unique lens of abstraction, imagery and text, creating worlds that resemble our own, but are magical and sometimes surreal.
WHEN: Nov 17th and 18th 7.30pm
WHERE: 308 Chongqing South Road // 重庆南路308号
Experimental Burlesque & cabaret @ The Pearl
Anna Fur Laxis & Ennis F.W. – the evil masterminds behind Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret, are bringing to Shanghai a new, stripped-down Thursday evening event to complement their regular bi-monthly full-scale weekend extravaganzas. “The Laboratory” will bring to the stage a sizzling mix of the city’s brightest emerging cabaret talent in burlesque, drag, comedy, song & dance, with feature performances from the Qi-POW! Cast. It’s anything goes as the Qi-POW! team and invited guests put their creativity, spunk, and sexiness on display. Tickets are ¥50, happy hour starts from 5pm-7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
WHEN: Happy hour from 5pm-7pm; 8pm
CONTACT: [email protected] // +86 13764889962
Michael Tilson Thomas & the San Francisco Symphony @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Innovative arts institutions in the United States. Under the baton of celebrated conductor Michael Tilson Thoman, they’ll be presenting a selection of classics from Chopin and Stravinsky (on the November 15 performance) to Shostakovich and Bruckner (on the November 17 performance). Featured soloist is 25 year old pianist Yuja Wang, coming off a recent “jaw-dropping” (Washington Post) performance at the Kennedy Centre. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets range from ¥480-1380.
WHERE: 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
Taste Italy! @ Gemma
Taste Italy! Wine Academy and Gemma Restaurant invite you to learn how to pair Italian Food and Wine. The creative dinner event is led by wine educator Sam Chen, the China King of Blind Tasting. Signature wines go from Chianti Classico to Valpolicella, paired with Gemma Chef’s gourmet creations. Eat, Drink, Learn and… Taste Italy. Class is led in Chinese with English translation provided. Starts at 6.30pm and each class is ¥218.
WHERE: 20 Donghu Road // 东湖路20号
World Toilet Day 2016 @ ROCA Gallery
Every year, World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November, the date declared to be World Toilet Day by the UN. The event addresses the global challenges of providing clean, healthy, accessible and affordable sanitation. Join ROCA Gallery for an exclusive activity with innovators, entrepreneurs and experts to learn about how their initiatives are aiming to bring ‘convenience’ to those that are not ‘privileged’ enough to have access to these basic facilities. Featuring a workshop focused on creating a solution to a persistent urban water issue by identifying the nature of the problem and developing an awareness and action campaign to create tangible impact.
WHERE:396 North Caoxi Road // 漕溪北路396号
Blue Man Group World Tour @ Shanghai Cultural Square
Ongoing from November 16th to December 4th, the Blue Man Group lands in Shanghai. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, new stories, new instruments and new technology.
WHEN: 2016 Nov 16 – Dec 4
PRICE: Evening shows ￥188-588; Afternoon shows ￥158-558
WHERE: 225 South Shaanxi Road // 陕西南路 225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
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