Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai.
Burlesque & cabaret show @ The Pearl
For two nights only, experience a titillating journey through time and space with a diverse cast of dancers, aerial artists, circus performers, and drag divas from the past and future, featuring Qi-POW! Regulars and Guests, Shanghai Comedy Club’s Evan Eames and House of TBD at The Pearl from 9pm. Pre-sale tickets are ¥180 and ¥220 at the door.
🕒 9pm (Happy hour 5pm-7pm)
💰 Pre-sale ¥180; ¥220 at the door
📍 The Pearl 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Push & Pull Label Launch Party @ DADA
Push and Pull launches four tracks such as the track ‘Me Or The Other Guy’ from Xiamen’s Knopha ond remixes from Hyph11E, Dirty K and Naaah. DJs Knopha, Hyph11E, Dirty K, Zean and Naaah will be spinning throughout the night from 10pm. There is no entry fee.
📍 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路115号
Chocolate Expo @ Shanghai World Expo Center
For the chocolate lover, this is the perfect event. Chocex is hosting this the first chocolate expo in China for people to enjoy chocolate. There will be exhibitions about a variety of chocolate, chocolate snacks, chocolate manufacturing, and more.
🕒 9.30am – 5pm, Mar 22-24
📍 1099 Guozhan Road // 国展路1099号
Smash opening night @ Smash
It’s the opening night of Smash, a Dingxi Lu bar from China Social Club boys PCJ and Frau. They sell it as ‘a place to hang in the afternoon with a coffee, beer or a wine paired with great playlists and turning into more of a bar and club vibe later on’. They promise quality club bookings from local crews and internationals too. Opening night has music from Lindberg and Tobias Patrick and a few more guest appearances. Have a drink, dance and flick through some vinyl in the record store. Plus they’re giving away the first keg of beer for free.
📍 685 Dingxi Road // 定西路685号
Jiaotong Market @ Zasag
If you’re looking for a fresh new weekend market to check out with your friends, family and furry companions to eat, learn and relax, then the Jiaotong Market is perfect for you. Conveniently located in the heart of the French Concession, this weekend market is kid and pet friendly. It’s lined with food, fresh coffee, wine and beer, boutique and craft vendors, pet adoption booth, workshops and there’s no entry fee. What’s even better is, the first 150 readers to sign up will get a free beer and a voucher pack.
💰 Free entry; first 150 to sign up gets a free beer
📍 24F, 318 Fuzhou Road // 福州路318号24楼
Wuthering Heights by Chapterhouse Theatre Company @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
Watch the classic love story – Wuthering Heights at the Shanghai Grand Theatre performed by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Performed in English with Chinese subtitles, the show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are from ￥120 to ￥380.
📍 300 Renmin Avenue // 人民大道300号
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Louise Langrée @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
One of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles – the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre from 7.30pm with Louise Langrée conducting. Tickets are from ￥80 to ¥880.
📍 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
Lights of Time @ Aurora Museum
As the parallel exhibition of Shanghai Biennale, the Aurora museum in association with the pioneer of multi-media artist Hu Jieming is honored to present his solo exhibition. Several video installations will fill in a wonderland of light and shadow, different from the enclosed white cubes. Through the memento of history of Shanghai, the artist arouses the resonance of the audiences’ emotion and interactive participation by the videos and paintings, extends and expends the concept of creativity.
🕒 Until Mar 30
📍 99 Fucheng Road // 富城路99号
I don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven @ RockBund Art Museum
Catch the last day of Rockbund Art Museum’s a monographic exhibition by leading Chinese artist Song Dong – “I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven”. This is the first major survey of Song’s work in mainland China in 8 years and includes some of his best-known works that has been fundamental in establishing his career, as well as several rarely exhibited works.
🕒 Until Mar 26
📍 20 Huqiu Road // 虎丘路20号
Iveta Apkalna’s Organ Recital @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
Head to the Shanghai Symphony and enjoy in a night of deep musical sense, technical brilliance from Latvian talent – Iveta Apkalna’s organ recital. Show starts at 7.45pm and tickets are from ¥80-180. Prepare to be impressed!
📍 1380 Middle Fuxing Road // 复兴中路1380号
Zhang Zhoujie: Mesh State @ Hiart Space
Head down to Zhoujie Zhang’s solo exhibit at Hiart Space. independent designer and digital artist, he believes that objects in the digital world can grow and morph much like things found in the nature, and he is dedicated to discovering and exploring the methods within these transformations.
🕒 Until April 4
📍 3398 Longteng Road // 龙腾大道3398号
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