Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
A-mei Concert @ Mercedes- Benz Arena
One of Asia’s hottest singers, A-mei, is coming to the Mercedes- Benz Arena for two nights. The Taiwanese pop legend is known for her powerful vocals and stage presence and has also won numerous awards.
💰 From ¥380
📍 1200 Shibo Avenue // 世博大道1200大道
So Funky Soul Dance Party @ The Pearl
The Pearl has another event this Friday that focuses on funk and soul. Come to The Pearl to dance and party all night to funk and soul tunes. LaTrece Bracks will be performing live.
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Startup Weekend @ WeWork
Powered by Google, this three day event allows you to get feedback on a startup idea and provides information about how to launch your own startup. This event is suitable for all entrepreneurs, who are looking to start their own company or business. Ongoing for the whole weekend at WeWork, tickets are ¥100 each.
🕒 Until Dec. 18
📍 696 Weihai Road // 威海路696号
Pistonhead Party @ Dope Shifu
Scandic Foods Asia is hosting a Pistonhead themed party at Dope Shifu. You get to title a free Kustom lager beer at arrival. There will also be lots of beer, food, and music on hand starting from 5pm, there is no entry fee.
📍 317 Changping Road // 长平路317号
Heavy @ The Shelter
Heavy Soundsystem will be taking over cult favorite venue, The Shelter. Other musicians include The Wickedest, Mr. Incredible, Far East Lion, and Skinny Brown. With so many artists, this night is sure to be exciting.
📍 5 Yongfu Road // 永福路5号
Singles Rainbow Party @ The Market
The Market is hosting a Singles Rainbow Party. The event starts at 5.30pm and tickets are ¥80 each. Spend the night mingling with others and there are also prizes and goodies.
📍 280 Aomen Road // 澳门路280号
RAM Kids Workshop @ Rockbund Art Museum
In this workshop for kids aged 7 to 12, RAM art studio will be guiding kids on exploring their feelings through art. They will be combining art with daily life. Their goal is for kids to understand that although there are similarities between everyone, each individual is unique.
🕒 2.30pm – 4pm
📍 67 Huqiu Road // 虎丘路67号
Flexx Ballet Tour @ Majestic Theatre
Flexx Ballet show blurs the line between reality and fantasy, creating a memorable experience. Through ballet, they demonstrate “masculine brutality that yields to nothing but love” and “feminine grace governed by sensuality.” This performance combines modern LED technology and pyrotechnics with ballet.
📍 66 Jiangning Road // 静安区江宁路66号
Dillon Francis @ Linx
Chart-topping DJ Dillon Francis lands in Linx Club tonight from 10pm onwards. Known for his progressive house music, he was named MTV’s “artist to watch” in 2013 and has collaborated with Kygo, Diplo, Calvin Harris, among others.
📍 2/F, 98 Huaihai Middle Road // 淮海中路98号2楼
Kurt Metzger @ Kungfu Komedy Club
For those who love stand up comedy, Kurt Metzger goes to Kungfu Komedy Club. As a regular on Comedy Central and has written for the acclaimed Chappelle’s Show, Metzger has also received Emmy nominations for his writing.
📍 4/F, 1 Xiangyang North Road //襄阳北路1号4楼
Maksim & Band @ Shanghai Grand Stage
Maksim Mrvica comes for one night to Shanghai and he’ll be performing at the Shanghai Grand Stage. As one of Croatia’s most famous pianists, he has toured around the world. He is known for his unique take on timeless, classical pieces. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are ¥280 each.
📍 1111 North Caoxi Road // 漕溪北路111号
Long Shen Dao @ Mao Livehouse
Long Shen Da Dao is knwon for its commitment to reggae while adding Chinese sounds, such as the guzheng. They’ve toured both inside and outside of China. Now, they’re going on their longest national tour, following the release of their album, Freedom. Show starts at 8.30pm and tickets are ¥100 at aMao Livehouse.
🕒 8.30pm – 10pm
📍 308 Chongqing South Road // 重庆南路308号
Shanghai Baroque Festival @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
At the 3rd Shanghai Baroque Festival, Andreas Scholl is headlining the event. Scholl is a German countertenor and a classical singer in the alto vocal range. He has dedicated his entire life to singing and worked with Baroque specialists. The event starts at 7.45pm and tickets are ¥80 held at the Shanghai Symphony Hall.
📍 1380 Fuxing Middle Road // 复兴中路1380号
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