Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
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
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
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
大山 @ Kungfu Komedy Club
Dashan is Canadian Mark Henry Rowsell’s stage name. He’s known for his ability to fluently speak Chinese and English. He’s made numerous appearances on Chinese television, including the touted CCTV New Year’s Gala. Recently, he’s on a mission to bring Western standup to China and has been touring around universities and local clubs.
📍 4/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Road //襄阳北路1号4楼
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
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
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
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