Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
No Man’s Land @ Shanghai Drama Art Centre
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.
📍 288 Anfu Road // 安福路288号
Sleep No More @ The Mckinnon Hotel
Co-produced by Punchdrunk International and SMG Live, Sleep No More enacts Shakespeare’s well known tragedy, Macbeth, through a “darkly cinematic lens.” Sleep No More has been performed in London, Boston, New York, and now comes to Shanghai.
🕒 7pm until Dec 26, Jan 1-4
📍 1013 Beijing West Road // 北京西路1013号
Xintiandi Christmas Fair
The Xintiandi Christmas Fair is back again this year from December 17th until the 25th 12pm – 8pm on Madang Road and Zizhong Road. There will be 70+ vendors and 5 Christmas huts selling all sorts of amazing gems, handcrafted jewellery, deliciously indulgent food, drinks and more. If you’d like to participate as a vendor, read on for booth rental details. 🕒 Until Dec 25, 12pm-8pm
📍 Xintiandi Style, Madang Road & Zizhong Road // 新天地时尚, 马当路和自忠路沿街
Visual Kei band Lilith @ Yuyintang
The Xintiandi Christmas Fair is back again this year from December 17th until the 25th 12pm – 8pm on Madang Road and Zizhong Road. There will be 70+ vendors and 5 Christmas huts selling all sorts of amazing gems, handcrafted jewellery, deliciously indulgent food, drinks and more. If you’d like to participate as a vendor, read on for booth rental details.
🕒 Until Dec 25, 12pm-8pm
Visual Kei band Lilith is performing at Yuyintang, with a special Christmas gig and another show tomorrow. The show starts at 5.30pm tonight at tickets are from ￥100.
📍 851 Kaixuan Road // 凯旋路851号
No News From Home @ Vanguard Gallery
The artist Hsu Che-Yu used his typical creation skills to reconstruct the animation of family image photographed by him and his family, but this time the protagonists are artist’s 37-year-old brother and his son less than 1-year-old. In the reality and fiction that reference and intertwine with each other, the protagonist’s private memory of life becomes a probe of the social structure where he lives in.
🕒 11am – 6pm
📍A204 Building 4, 50 Moganshan Road
Felix Gonzalez-Torres @ Rockbund Art Museum
Catch the last day of the American artist, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ exhibit at Rockbund Art Museum. Renowned for his unconventional methodology and poignancy, the retrospective includes over 40 pieces made between 1987 and 1994. Concerned with the tension between public and private, the shared and the personal, many of the artist’s works feature everyday objects, such as strings of light bulbs, mirrors, wall clocks or printed sheets of paper. Others comprise spilled candy, mirrors, and jigsaws. Expect large-scale works with themes of love and the uncanny passage of time.
📍 67 Huqiu Road // 虎丘路67号
Building Opposite Building by Zhang Ruyi @ Don Gallery
This exhibition is an interpretation of the artist’s recent creative direction, and works on show will cover a variety of forms including site-specific installation, painting, and sculpture. These pieces present the artist’s exploration and transformation of the relationships between three elements – the individual, daily realities, and physical spaces.
📍 Don Gallery, Unit 26, 1331 Middle Fuxing Road // 复兴中路1331号, 黑石公寓26室
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