Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Vinai @ Fusion Nightclub
VINAI is an EDM production and Italian DJ duo, formed in 2011 consisting of brothers Alessandro Vinai and Andrea Vinai. In 2013, they signed with Time Records before releasing the single “Hands Up.” Vinai’s collaborative single with Swedish DJs Error404 titled “Bullet” earned them even more recognition. In 2014, they joined Spinnin’ Records and released a single Canadian DJs DVBBS titled “Raveology”. They have even performed at Ultra Music Festival and Mysterland.
📍 5/F, Building 6, South Block, Xintiandi // 新天地南里广场6号楼5F
Swan Lake by Kiev Ballet @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
As one of the largest repertories in the world, the Kiev Ballet is performing Swan Lake to start the new year. Founded in 1992 after Ukraine independence, they have continued to expand and tour internationally. Their 150 person dance company includes many notable members.
📍 300 Renmin Avenue // 人民大道300号
We Dance, wee groove @ Daguan Theatre
This show is designed for kids up to five years old. It’s been called “a tremendous way for the very young to engage with music, movement and the sheer joy of grooving to a beat” by The Herald. We Dance is an enthtralling dance experience with vibrant dance moves and visuals.
💰 ¥490 for 2 tickets
📍 3/F Himalayas Center 1188 Lane Fangdian Road // 芳甸路1188弄1号3楼
Joan La Rosa @ Shanghai Comedy Club
Start the new year by laughing more. Joan La Rosa is being featured at Shanghai Comedy Club. She’s here before heading off to Bangkok for the Stand-Up Siam International Comedy Competition and touring in the US.
📍 393 Weihai Road // 威海路393号
Medusa @ Elevator
Medusa is coming to Elevator. In the ancient Greek myth, she has snakes for hair and was able to turn men into stone just from her gaze. It will be a night of dance house music. There will be fresh juices and ping pong.
📍 218 Xinle Road // 新乐路218号
Alan Walker @ MYST
Aged only 19, Alan Walker is already one of the world’s hottest DJs. He is best known for his single, “Faded,” which has been played profusely since it was released last year.
📍 Yanan Middle Road // 延安中路1123号
Salina: The Last Vertebra @ Huangpu Theatre
Salina: The Last Vertebra, showing at Huangpu Theatre, transports the audience back to ancient Africa to tell a timeless story about hate and forgiveness. This play has roots in African- Brazilian traditions, but has also taken elements from Greek tragedy and African epics. This performance is the culmination of “several African cultures and different points of view and exchanges that took place during the project execution.”
📍 780 Beijing East Road // 北京东路780号
Wooozy Community Films @DADA
Wooozy Community Films is proud to present the first China screening for They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016), the award-winning documentary that shines a light and lends a ear to some of the most spectacular sounds being made on the planet today. They Will Have to Kill Us First shows us Mali’s inspirational, joyous music culture, and its will to survive.
📍 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路115号
Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Gala @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
In this gala performance, the audience has the chance to see the best performances by a group of famous dancers all in one night. The Paris Opera ballet company was founded in the late 17th century and has created Romantic ballets, Giselle and Coppelia. 11 dancers will be showcasing 11 bravura pieces.
📍 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
Italy Rome Royal Philharmonic Orchestra @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Italy Rome Royal Philharmonic Orchestra In Shanghai will be held at Shanghai Grand Theatre – Lyric Theatre starting at 7.15pm sharp. Tickets start from ¥80.
📍 300 People Ave // 人民大道300号
Cookin’ Nanta @ ET Space
For those who love Korean food, Cookin’ Nanta is the perfect performance. It is a hilarious silent musical that focuses on a group of people that need to cook for a wedding banquet in just one hour. This is one of Korea’s most famous musicals and has been performed around the world.
📍 433 Yanan East Road // 延安东路433号
Augustin Dumay & SSO @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
Coming for one day only, Augustin Dumay is conducting at Shanghai Symphony Hall. Having conducted since he was just 17 years old, he has conducted for various orchestras around the world, including the English Chamber Orchestra. He is well known for conducting classical music by Mozart, Beethoven, and more.
1380 Middle Fuxing Road // 复兴中路1380号
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