Where to go, what to do today 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
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
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
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
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
Pinball City @ Harley’s Bar
Harley’s bar is hosting a night of entertainment with Alpaca, Denzil, Matz Anderson, and Pinball City. There’s no cover charge and it starts at 9pm.
📍 265 East Nandan Road // 南丹东路 265号
Friday Showcase @ Kung Fu Komedy
Kung Fu Komedy features another comedy showcase starting from 9pm. Hosted by Andy Curtain and featuring Alejandro Scott, Drew Fralick, Jorge Castellanos, Kent Kedl, Laurent Dupont, Lincoln Daw and Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh. Tickets are ¥50 and are available at the door.
📍 Xiangyang Bei Road// 襄阳北路1号4楼
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