Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Fashionista Glance @ Calin Fashion Academy
Enjoy a glamorous day full of style, fashion and art, and become the fashionista you always dreamed of at Calin Fashion Academy at 10am. Fashionista Glance will teach you how to draw a fashion sketch, develop new shapes and silhouettes, experiment and play with unconventional materials, as well as how to drape, color and embellish your own designs. All this in a creative environment, accompanied by snacks, drinks and an bunch.
📍 Golden Building, No 205, South Maoming Road // 茂名南路205号金大厦
Jonathan Woetzel talks about Chinese infrastructure @ Paper.
Interested in Chinese infrastructure and its impact on the global standards of infrastructure? Well if so, make your way down to Paper., where Dr Jonathan Woetzel, the Director of the McKinsey Global Institute, will be evaluating the infrastructure outlook in China and its impact on global infrastructure projects. Even though it is free, you need to make reservations here.
🕒 7pm to 8.30pm
📍 Building 8, 662 Middle Huaihai Road // 淮海中路662弄8号
Food industry panel @ Studio White
Mingle and network at GatronoMeet and Chicago China Club’s event where there will be a panel discussion about the challenges of the food industry for foreigner brands and successful strategies. Please RSVP to [email protected]
🕒 6pm to 10pm
💰 From ¥100
📍 8F, 71 West Suzhou Road // 苏州西路71号8楼
CNY Craft Camp @ Craft’d Shanghai
Stuck in Shanghai for the new year and don’t know what to do with the kids? Well go on down to Craft’d Shanghai’s Chinese New Year Craft Camp, where they will be running half and full day craft camp options for two weeks during the holiday! Further details on their website, and to book, please email [email protected] or call Natalie on 18616799167.
🕒 9.30am to 4pm
📍 2F, 382 South Shanxi Road // 陕西南路382号2楼
Movie night @ The Pearl
The Pearl organises a free movie screening of Footloose, a film about a boy who moves to a rural American town, where rock music and dancing are illegal and his quest to abolish the ban and to revitalise the town. Running burger deals all night for a bacon cheeseburger, french fries and a beer for just ¥88, the movie starts at 8pm sharp.
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Chinese Calligraphy & painting @ Ink Moon Workshop
Prepare for the new year with a Chinese calligraph and painting workshop! Where you can learn about the history of Chinese art, listen to stories of famous artists and about the writing tools which have shaped Chinese history so greatly. The initial hour session is free but to continue will cost ¥80.
🕒 Jan 2-Feb 2, 10am/ 3pm/ 7pm (pick one)
💰 1st session free, further 45 mins ¥80
📍 1G, Building 10, 182 Fumin Road // 富民路182号10号1楼
Chat conference & expo @ naked Hub
Head down to Chat Con and network with top experts, consultants, software vendors focusing on loyalty programs, store developers and more! There will also be a series of speakers there too including Jenny Chan, a Greater China Reporter from the Haymarket Media Group, Cyril Drouin, the Chief eCommerce Officer at Saachi and David Collier, the founder of Rikai Labs.
📍 3/F, 1237 Fuxing Road // 复兴路1237号3楼
Brush painting with wine @ Shoubai Art Gallery
Like painting? Love wine? Well Shoubai and Laowines have teamed up to make a session in which you can learn, from Mr Li Shoubai himself, traditional brush painting as well as, most importantly, sip on wine too.
🕒 6.45pm registration, 7pm-9.30pm session
📍 Building 4, Lane 210, Taikang Road // 泰康路210弄 4号
Networking @ LA BOTA
Free flow sangria, tapas and clay-brick oven pizza – join the InterNations gang for a big happy Spanish Fiesta at LA BOTA bund Docks. Remember to keep in mind your new year goals and keep your business cards handy. Get ready to mingle. The event is at 7pm and tickets for the general public is ¥165.
📍 18 Maojiayun Road // 毛家园路18号
Happy hour @ Unico
You are invited to GLIFAA’s monthly happy hour at Unico where you can get 2 drinks for ¥100. GLIFAA is an organization of LGBT+ and allies in foreign affairs agencies. RSVP your spot by contacting to [email protected] or via WeChat @ devinglick.
📍 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼
DJ Healthy @ Le Baron
Beat moniker behind Leonardo Lakerson, founder and designer of Hong Kong cult streetwear label OKOKOK – DJ healthy has presented collaborative projects with the likes of L.A collective Pleasures to his own radio sessions on United Airwaves. DJ Healthy will be spinning down at Le Baron and there is no entry fee.
💰 Free entry
📍7F, 20 Donghu Road// 东湖路20号7楼
Spinback @ Spinback Fitness
Have you just realised that summer is on its way and your winter body ain’t shifting? Well shift it in the Spinback Year of the Rooster! Book a bike here at Spin Back Fitness’ website or via the mobile app.
💰 ¥150 (half price for first timers, existing members can use your passes)
📍 B416, 4th Floor, 98 Jiashan Lu // 嘉善路98号4楼B416室
Empty the Fridge Party @ Le Bordelais
In preparation for their annual Chinese New Year break, Le Bordelais at Ruihong is hosting their own ’empty your fridge’. All bistro food will be 50% off and the deal will start at 6pm.
🕒 From 6pm
📍 188 Ruihong Road // 瑞虹路188号, 近天虹路
LLND duo @ CRAFT
Dance the day away listening to DUO, an international media artist who merges sound, image and matter in order to combine physical reality, science, myth and technology. Starts at 1pm.
📍 7 Donghu Road // 东湖路7号东湖宾馆
Vivienne Westwood @ chi K11 Art Space
K11 invites British fashion designer brand Vivienne Westwood to host a cross-over exhibition between Chinese contemporary art and eco-friendly fashion. Ongoing until the February 28th, the exhibit “Get a Life” is a topic inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s strong attitude towards climate revolution. A handful of Chinese contemporary artists will present their works in mediums such as photos, videos and fashion design, showcasing their understanding of the relationships among nature, environment and humanity. Early bird tickets start from ¥50 and tickets are ¥100 at the door.
🕒 Until Feb 28, 2017 10am – 8pm; Wed & Thu 10am – 6pm
💰 Early bird ¥50, ¥100 at the door
📍 B3/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Road // 淮海中路300
Wonky Kong @ Dada
Celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year with bass kings Wonky Kong at Dada from 10pm onwards. Enjoy your a good mix of UK Funky, Bass, Garage and Grime beats for eight hours straight. There is no entry fee.
📍 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路115号
Foreign Bodies @ Goethe-Institute Shanghai
Using the idea of the networked human being—now inseparable from our tools- four artists from four regions of Asia has been selected (Tian Xiaolei, Wu Tzu-ning, Katsuki Nogami and Shinseungback Kimyonghun) to explore the question of human identity in a post-human world. Each artist group will present a solo project until April 28, 2017 featuring artist talks and a publication, “Foreign Bodies: Human Identity in a Posthuman World” with a series of texts by artists and academics to accompany each project. This exhibition series contributes to the regional project of Goethe-Institut “Data Dreams”.
🕒 Until Apr 18 2017
📍 102A, 318 Fuzhou Road // 福州路318号102A
James Turrell @ Long Museum
This exhibit by American artist James Turrell ‘Immersive Lights’ brings together the oeuvre of Turrell’s five-decade career, which includes not only his iconic light projections and space installations, but also a selection of photography and prints. Furthermore, a major new site-specific installation will offer the audience a transformed exceptional experience of the Long Museum. As one of the most influential contemporary artists, Turrell seeks to celebrate the pleasure of sensing and to extend the limitations of human perception.
🕒 Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
📍 3398 Longteng Avenue // 龙腾大道3398号
International Conference @ Shaanxi Business Hotel
Interested in history? Business? Or maybe education? Well if so, head down to the International Conference on Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities in the Shaanxi Business Hotel, where there will be conferences covering a variety of areas, including applied science, education, history, finance and law. It will take place over the 29th and the 30th of January and bookings can be made on the 10 Times website.
🕒 Jan 29 & 30
💰 From 350USD
📍 658 Middle Yan’an Road // 延安中路658号
If you have an event that you don’t see listed here, please email [email protected]