Where to go, what to do, this weekend in Shanghai
Old Shanghai jazz band @ The Pearl
A funky mixture of Rock & Pop with a unique vintage twist, The Pearl and the glamorous jazz band – Old Shanghai, invites you to a 1920s swing night. A Jazz quartet inspired y Postmodern Jukebox, they adapt some of their popular hit songs by Nirvana, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Fergie. The event starts at 9pm and it’s ¥120.
💰 Pre-sale ¥100; at the door ¥120
📍 The Pearl 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路 471弄
Cafe Lanai @ Yuyintang
Head down to the tropical Cafe Lanai where you can get subdued in house and disco as well as experience dark-tinted R&B. Tickets are from ¥60 and the event starts at 9.30pm.
📍 851 Kaixuan Road // 凯旋路851号
InterNations @ Salon de Ning
Make friends and network at on of Shanghai’s biggest expat organisations in one of the most swanky places in town – the Peninsula. With live music, and a friendly atmosphere this will be the place to be. It will cost ¥150 at the door but if your prebook it, details below, it will be ¥110. Starts 7pm.
💰 From ¥110
📍 The Peninsula, B/F, 32 East Zhongshan Yi Road // 中山东一路32号B楼
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Shiny Shoes x Co.Motion: Manual Fischer @ Elevator
Boogie down to Manuel Fischer at Elevator today where he will be playing some sick beats! Starts late and ¥60 at the door or ¥40 presale.
📍 4F, 218 Xinle Road // 新乐路218号4楼
Mystic Lanterns @ Dada
Doing anything for Lantern Festival? Love Bang and Yeti Out is getting Shanghai LIT at Dada with their bass, hiphop, cyber-disco, grime and lantern themed decor. There is no entry fee and the party starts at 10pm.
💰 Free entry
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📍 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路 115号
Tony Woods @ Kung Fu Komedy
Tony Woods is running two shows Saturday night at 8pm and 10pm. Seasoned veteran in comedy, Woods is internationally renowned as the most engaging comedians in the industry. Be sure not to miss out on this Dave Chapelle approved comedian, ¥170 pre-sale and ¥200 at the door.
🕒 8pm & 10pm
💰 ¥170 pre-sale, ¥200 at the door
📍 4F, 1 North Xiangyang Road // 襄阳北路 1号 4楼
The Audience screening @ Shanghai Drama Arts Centre
Shanghai Drama Arts Centre hosts a screening of The Audience, the second collaboration between Playwright Peter Morgan and the Academy Award-winning Helen Mirren after the Queen. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. Tickets are from ¥150.
📍 288 Anfu Road // 安福路 288号
Shanghaiist Brunch Society @ The Avenue
The Shanghaiist Brunch Society has prepared your bellies with something amazing in the new year! On February the 12th Sunday, we are holding yet another glorious brunch from canapés, paellas and desserts freshly prepared for you from the folks over at The Avenue. Whether you’d like to meet new friends or just hang out with old ones, you decide. For only ¥168, you’ll be indulging in four courses and a welcome drink. Scan the QR code to book your seats.
📍 844 West Hengshan Road // 横山西路 844号
Talent Auditions @ The Pearl
You’re invited to participate in The Pearl’s talent audition for their Shanghai-unique shows. Whether you’re a dancer, comedian, singer, MC, acrobat, aerialist, pole dancer or any talented individual, be sure to bring your best act and try it out! Before you head down to the auditions between 1 to 4pm, make sure you register and send your profile to [email protected]
📞 Register and send your profile to [email protected]
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路 471号
Proposal to Surrender @ Ming Contemporary Art Museum
Head down to the Ming Contemporary Art Museum to see the final day of Li Liao’s exhibition. In his art, he actively blends in, or purposefully contradicts existing, rules and customs, thus evoking a rethinking of experience. THis is an exhibition that you would not want to miss!
Final Day: 12th Feb
436 West Yonghe Road // 永和西路436号
English Improv 101 Schedule and Workshop @ Lucca Cafe
Head down to Lucca Cafe and learn improv from Zmack – one of the world’s newest and most engaging art forms. Make friends and learn useful tips and tricks on how to improvise. Only ¥50 per person and the workshop starts at 4pm.
📍 390 Panyu Road // 番禺路390号
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