Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai.
Dragonburn talent preview @ The Pearl
The annual Shanghai-based community focusing on interactive art, music and fire Dragon Burn is back again this year. There will be a preview of Burn talents with a night full of music, comedy, exciting performances such as flow art, juggling, contemporary dance, aerial silking and hula-hooping. All ticket and raffle proceeds will go to art grants, effigy, and temple building for this year’s Burn. The after-party starts at 11pm till late, don’t forget to wear your best Burner gear.
💰 ¥75 – ¥100
📍 471 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471号
Longines Global Champions Tour @ Expo Horse Riding Park
The best horse show jumpers in the world will be taking to the stage at the Expo Horse Riding Park to put on a show like no other. Watch as Olympic,
World and Continental Champions battle for the title of champion in this sure-to-be thriller.
📍 Xueye Road | 雪野路
Friday after work @ Xuan Bar
Unwind with your friends with live music at Andaz, Xintiandi Shanghai’s Xuan Bar along with buy-one-get-one-free on selected wines and cocktails, 50% off on bar snacks and there’s also a surprise lucky draw for all guests!
🕒 6pm – 9pm
📞 2310 1705
📍 88 Songshan Road | 嵩山路88号
Crazy Lotus Fest @ Cool Docks
Held at the Cool Docks overlooking the Huangpu River, the two-day Crazy Lotus Fest has three music stages playing hip-hop, urban, electronic and reggae music with artists such as Jacques from France playing Techno, China Beatbox Champion Zhang Ze and deep house guru Peer Kusiv from Germany.
🕒 1pm – 12am
💰 ¥240 – 450
📍 505 South Zhongshan Road | 中山南路505号
Midi-Taihu Festival @ Taihu Midi Camp
With a mixture of international and local rock, metal and folk bands & DJs, The Midi-Taihu Festival offers a swimming pool on-site and camping facilities for you music lovers. Spanning over three days from Apr 29 to May 1, there will be three different stages with artists such as Second Hand Rose, Wang Wen, A night in Texas, Dragon Force and more.
💰 ¥180 – 400
📍 Taihu Midi Camp , Qiduzhen, Wujiang district, Suzhou | 苏州吴江区七都镇太湖迷笛营
Strawberry Music Festival @ Expo Garden Park
The annual Strawberry Music Festival is back again for the May Holidays with Charli XCX, KSHMR, The Vaccines, The Drums, DJ Krush, Miserable Faith, Fear and Loathing, Conrank and more from Apr 29 – May 1 spanning over five stages at the Expo Garden Park.
💰 ¥240 – 780
📍 Expo Garden Park, Expo Avenue | 上海世博公园
Group exhibit: SOW @ ShanghArt M50
Liu Yi, Xiao Longhua, Zheng Wenxin and Jin Yanan make up SOW. Drop by the Shanghai art gallery to see their masterful collection come together.
🕒 Last day 4.30pm – 7pm
📍 50 Moganshan Road | 莫干山路50号
Jacek Kaspszyk performs Lutosławski @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
World renowned conductor Jacek Kaspszyk returns to Shanghai Symphony Orchestras with works by Lutoslawski.
📍 1380 Middle Fuxing Road | 复兴中路1380号
Last Day: Fuxing Renaissance @ Don Gallery
Don Gallery is proud to announce Beijing-based painter Li Shan’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition, titled “Fuxing Renaissance,” brings together recent works as well as paintings dating from the early and mid-1970s, many of them rarely seen or exhibited before.
📍 Unit 26, 1331 Fuxing Zhong Road | 复兴中路1331号26座
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