Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Animals Asia Blue Moon Gala @ Grand Hyatt
Animals Asia, which works to end bear bile farming and other inhumane practices, is hosting a glamorous gala at the Grand Hyatt on this Saturday. All proceeds from the event will go towards Animals Asia’s China Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu, where rescued moon bears reside. The gala features free-flow drinks, a three-course vegetarian dinner, live auction, and a speech from Jill Robinson, the founder of Animal’s Asia. This the perfect opportunity to support a good cause while enjoying an elegant evening.
📍 Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Ave // 金茂大厦, 世纪大道 88号
”All That Glitters” and gin specials @ The Pearl
A burlesque and cabaret performance will be happening at The Pearl with Barney Rivera from Shanghai Comedy Club hosting. This event is going to be filled with sequins, rhinestones, and sparkles. Featuring gin specials from The London No.1 Gin all throughout the night for ¥60 per glass.
🕒 9pm; Happy hour 5-7pm
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Pushfest: Skateboarding Film Festival
With Pushfest, Asia is having its very first skateboarding film festival. There, you can expect skate films to be screened, drinks food, and skating opportunities. The festival also features special guest Patrick O’Dell. Pictured above is Colin Kennedy’s film, Form.
📍 751 South Huangpi Road // 黄陂南路751号
Brawl on the Bund @ Kerry Parkside
Touted as “the largest white collar boxing event in China ever,” this event combines the formality of of a black tie gathering with action packed boxing. White collar boxing originates from men and women, who are working in white collar jobs, boxing.
💰 From ￥900
📍 1388 Huamu Road // 花木路1388号
Igor Moiseyev Ballet @ Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre
Almost a century old, the Igor Moiseyev Ballet is one of the most prominent folk dance groups in the world. Named Russia’s official “State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance,” this ensemble provides a night of captivating dance.
📍 159 Baiyin Road // 白银路159号
“Not Your Usual Holiday Market” @ Basel Museum of Contemporary Art
Wonky Kong Feat. Stamina MC @ DADA🕒 10pm
📍 5 Yongfu Road // 永福路5号
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