Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai.
Looking to blow off some steam and get active? Head down to beginners dodgeball at Cages Bar and Sports, where you can play a two hour game for ¥50. Quite the deal! Games are pick up style, so teams are not set. It’s quite the opportunity to meet people.
📍 3F, 428 Jiangning Road // 江宁路428号3楼, 近武定路
Münchner Knabenchor @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
This Monday, Münchner Knabenchor lead by Ralf Ludewig will take the stage at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. The group of boys demonstrate vocal talent of the highest level, and have dazzled crowds all over the world with their enchanting voices. Don’t miss your chance to see this one of a kind performance. Tickets range form ¥80 to ¥680, and the show will begin at 7.30 pm.
📍425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
Ute Lemper and SSO @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
Ute Lemper has gained recognition the world over for her enchanting voice and captivating acting. Go and witness the legendary, award-winning German songstress enchant Shanghai with her silky smooth alto vocals, and incredible range in this one night only performance. Tickets range from ¥80-¥580, and the show begins at 8pm.
📍 1380 Fuxing Zhong Road // 复兴中路1380号
Green Initiatives Workshop @ Yan Artisans Studio
Something many people don’t know is how much waste is generated by the textile industry, and what the consequences of this are. This Tuesday at 8pm, Yan Artisans Studio will be hosting a workshop where anyone can come to learn about textile waste, and what can be done to resolve the issue. There will be workshops focused on how to develop smart consumption habits that limit waste, with several speakers as well. People with clothes to donate will get a discount!
📍 Building 8, 30 West Fuxing Road // 复兴西路 30号, 八号楼
The Big Lebowski @ The Pearl
This Tuesday, the Pearl will be screening the 1998 Ameican crime comedy, The Big Lebowski, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The movie follows Jeffery Lebowski as finds his way through a botched crime plan, in which his identity is mistaken for another target. Be sure to check out the screening. A bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a beer only cost ¥88, and cozy booths and VIP boxes are available. There is no entry fee.
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Free flow mussels and fries @ Le Cafe des Stagiaires
Looking for a great deal on mussels and fries? Get all you can eat of both for ¥80 as well as great prices on beers including Blond Duvel Vedett, La Chouffe, and others.
📍 386 Dagu Road // 大沽路386号
Spring Luncheon for Baobei Foundation @ Mr Willis
Mr. Willis will host a luncheon for the Bao Bei, which is an organization that helps provide support and treatment for orphans facing life-threatening conditions. Wednesdays Luncheon will be for the benefit of baby Nathan, who was born with anal atresia. The luncheon starts at 12pm, and it’s ¥400.
📍 3/F, 195 Anfu Road // 安福路195号3楼
Bingo Night @ Mr. and Mrs. Bund
If you’re convinced that Bingo is a game for folks who aren’t looking for a rowdy evening, then this event might change your impression of the game. Mr. and Mrs. Bund has been hosting the event for the past 8 years, and each evening has been packed with adventure and amusement. Go and have a great night with a great crowd. Bingo cards come free with any purchase of a meal or drink, and the festivities will last from 11 pm to 2am.
📍 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road // 黄浦区中山东一路18号外滩18号6楼
Capsule Party @ DADA
The legendary (already forgotten) Capsule party return. For years the Capsule spaceship and its crew were based in Shanghai but they had to explore new planets to spread the love and groove. This time they will be landing on Earth with more cosmic energy to spread than ever. Free entrance for all earthling creatures. DJs Cher, Charp, and Monsieur Arthur.
📍 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路115号
Film Screening: ‘The True Cost’ @ New Haworth Space
Green Initiatives will be doing a screening of the 2015 documentary “The True Cost”, which explores the impact of the fashion industry on the planet. Registered guests get in for ¥50, students get in for ¥20 and tickets are otherwise ¥100.
📍 32/F, Tower 1, West 1515 Nanjing Road // 南京西路1515号1号楼32楼
Wicked @ Shanghai Culture Square
Donned the musical of our decade by The New York Times, Wicked has amazed theater-goers from Sydney’s Capitol Theatre to New York’s Broadway and London’s West End. Head down and watch Wicked at the Shanghai Culture Square at 7.15pm, tickets start from ¥80-¥880.
📍 597 Fuxing Zhong Road // 复兴中路597号
TRIBE x COSMOPOLITAN presents “Wear The ID At?” @ Tribe Shanghai
Are you interested in alternative fashion, organic material, and great food and company? If so, then Tribe and Cosmopolitan’s event Wear the ID At is just for you. This all out fashion fun festival will be bringing together creatives in order to showcase their love for fashion.
Attendees will be split up into teams, then given design materials in order to create an outfit based on aspects of the Tribe Shanghai. The outfits will then be showcased in a fashion show, and a winner will be chosen. The event will be followed by a delicious three-course post-dinner party. Tickets are ¥300 for one person, ¥550 for two. The event will last from 4 pm to 8pm.
📍D-103, 525 Fa Hua Zhen Road // 上海市法华镇路525号D-103
The River Never Remembers, The House Cannot Forget @ Arario Gallery
In this rare showcase, Arario and Bank will be displaying Chen Yujun’s project, The River Never Remembers, The House Cannot Forget. The project has been in the making for the last few years, and features pieces which were formerly on display in the Arario Museum in Korea, and the White Rabbit Gallery in Australia. This is the first time that these pieces are in China. Friday is the last day of the exhibit, so don’t miss out.
📍 No. 7, Lane 890, Hengshan Road // 衡山路890弄7号
Cloud Nothings @ Yuyintang
Cloud Nothings, a Cleveland indie band will be stopping by Yuyintang to rock the house! Presale tickets cost ¥120, and ¥150 at the door. The show starts at 8.30 pm.
📍 851 Kaixuan Road // 凯旋路851号
The Cards Players opening @ Shanghai Gallery of Art
This Saturday, 18 artists from China and Europe will be displaying their work at the Shanghai Gallery of Art. The collages will be based on two dimension form, and manipulation of space, light, shadows and visual fields. The gallery will include pieces from Hong Hao, Gao Lei, Tal R, and many others.
📍 3/F, No.3, the Bund 3号 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Rd // 中山东一路, 外滩三号, 三楼
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.
📍 3398 Longteng Avenue // 龙腾大道3398号
KAWS: ‘Where the End Starts’ @ YUZ Museum
Internationally known for his limited edition toys, clothing and artwork, KAWS (Brian Donnelly) runs his own exhibit ‘Where the End Starts’ at YUZ Museum until August 13th. With paintings, sculptures, toys and drawings, it’s an exhibit not to be missed.
🕒 Until Aug 13
📍 35 Fenggu Road // 丰谷路35号