Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Lenka @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
You’ve probably heard of Lenka’s distinct and whimscal songs, such as Rolling With the Punches and The Show. She’s described herself as a “punk-ass art school student” and is also the vocalist for Decoder Ring. Catch fun and cheerful music at Shanghai Oriental Art Center.
📍 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
The Case Against Charities @ ROCA Gallery
At this event, speakers will be discussing issues facing charities in society today. They will be talking about how to reconcile making a difference and making a profit. Speakers are Chitra Hepburn, Alan Coyne, and Dan Pallot, with each having worked extensively for charities.
🕒 5.30pm – 9pm
📍 396 Cao Xi North Road // 漕溪北路396号
The English Concert: Shakespeare in Love @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Shakespeare’s plays have recited and studied for hundreds of years by students, adults, and actors. Now, reinvented, Shakespeare in Love presents a play inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is filled with songs by Purcell and other contemporary composers. This illuminating play tells a tale of seduction, madness, and betrayal for only one night in Shanghai.
📍 300 Renmin Avenue // 人民大道300号
Royal Flemish Philharmonic @ Shanghai Concert Hall
Royal Flemish Philharmonic is heading to Shanghai Concert Hall. Also known as de Filaharmonie, the Belgian symphony was founded in 1956 in Antwerp. They’ve toured regularly around Beligium.>
💰 From ¥80
📍 523 East Yan’an Road // 延安东路523号
Mozart! The Musical @ Shanghai Culture Square
As a tribute to the 260th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, this musical chronicles the struggles and success in Mozart’s life. The APA praises the play by explaining that “Oedo Kuipers scintillates as Mozart.” Having been preformed all around the world and to over 1.9 million people, this Austrian play finally comes to Shanghai.
💰 From ¥580
📍 597 Fuxing Middle Road // 复兴中路597号
Flamenco Carmen @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
The Spanish Ballet of Murica is coming to the Shanghai Oriental Art Center with a performance of Carmen. Carmen is a story of love, jealousy, and death. Their shows have brought fame to Ballet Flamenco and they have performed around the world.
💰 From ¥80
📍 425 Dingxiang Road // 浦东丁香路425号
Brennan Hart @ Mao Livehouse Shanghai
Brennan Hart is a Dutch DJ and producer of Hardstyle. With a following of over 700,00 on facebook, Brennan Hart has been nominated for the World Music Award for World’s Best Electronic Dance Music Artist. He also hosts a weekly radio show, known as SLAM!HARDER.
📍 8 Chongqing South Road // 重庆南路308号
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