Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Pole Dancing Competition @ the Pearl
The Pearl present…SHOW GIRLS, Pearl’s second international Pole Dance Competition. Semi-professionals and amateurs will compete in various categories such as athleticism, showmanship and theme interpretation. A panel of experienced judges will determine the top three contestants and prizes will be awarded.
🕒 Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm; Show starts at 9pm
💰 ¥100 pre-sale / ￥150 at the door
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
POPAZUDA @ Dada
Skinny Brown hit the decks for an 8 hour set of global floor fillers, along with custom cut reggae and dancehall. Look forward to a surprise live set, celebrating 5 years of POPAZUDA at Dada from 9pm onwards, this is a free event.
📍 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路115号
”Matt and Ben” @ The Market
The Market will be hosting the new “Matt and Ben” play at 7pm every night from the 23rd to 27th November – a comedy written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. The comedy is a hilarious spoof of one of Hollywood’s best friendships. Tickets are ￥150 each.
🕒 7pm, Nov 23-27
📍 280 Aomen Road // 澳门路280号
Stimulating bookstore @ SML Centre Atrium Square
In November 25, 2016, Dozen Sunshine bookstore (Flagship at SML Center) will finally open its door. Whether you are a designer, a trendsetter, or a foodie, as long as you love life, you can surely be inspired. Hand brew coffee, ice drip coffee, coke coffee, beer coffee and more…… All created by expert barista. Our beer museum holds a variety of the world’s 1000 craft brew, museum by day, party space by night, perhaps a tipsy mind can be easily inspired.
🕒 618 Xujiahui Road // 徐家汇路 618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.
🕒 2016 Nov 16 – Dec 4
💰 Evening shows ￥188-588; Afternoon shows ￥158-558
📍 225 South Shaanxi Road // 陕西南路 225号
Felix Gonzalez-Torres @ Rockbund Art Museum
The Rockbund Art Museum present the first solo exhibition of the influential international artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996) in Greater China. Until December 25th, RAM hosts a comprehensive exhibition of work by the late American artist renowned for his unconventional methodology and poignant sensitivity. The unique nature of his work takes this exhibition beyond a retrospective; it constitutes a genuine renewal of his art.
🕒 Until Dec 25, 2016
📍 20 Huqiu Road // 虎丘路20号
ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival @ Dramatic Arts Center
Asian Contemporary Theatre Shanghai International Theatre Festival, hosted by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (SDAC), is an annual event introducing international contemporary performing arts works and a platform for artists and audience to meet through theatre. Started in 2005, ACT now celebrates their 12th birthday and have expanded its reach beyond, though maintaining a focus on Asia artists and their works. Check out their website here. The Festival is ongoing until December 11th.
🕒 Ongoing until December 11
📍 1/F 288 Anfu Road // 安福路 288号
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