Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai.
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.
💰 ¥570 and up
📍 Xueye Road | 雪野路
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
Drag Extravaganza @ Candor
Check out Shanghai’s Drag Queens at Candor! Bound to raise the roof in typical drag queen style.
📍 57 South Maoming Road | 茂名南路57号3楼
Jiaotong Market @ Zasag
After the successful launch of the Jiaotong Market end of March, your favorite daytime market is back from 11.30am to 5.30pm. With the lovely 28 degree sunny weather awaiting you, it’s perfect for you and your loved ones to enjoy delicious food and check out some unique boutiques & craft vendors!
🕒 11.30am – 5.30pm
📍 1731 Huashan Road | 华山路1731号
Springwave Sunset 2017 @ Shendi Ecology Park
This year’s Springwave Sunset will feature some of the biggest DJ’s in the world like Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas, and Martin Garrix. Expect food, friends, and fun.
💰 ¥580 – ¥780
📍 No 188, 399 Shendi Dong Road | 申迪东路399弄188号
Movie Night: Trainspotting @ The Pearl
This award-winning film by Danny Boyle tells the story group of heroin addicts living in Edinburgh during a period of economic hardship and social turbulence. As always, the show is free, and there will be great deals on food and drinks. Happy hour starts at 5 and lasts until 7.
📍 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471号
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
Burgers and Bubbles @ Andaz, Xintiandi Shanghai
Indulge in a delicious buy-one-get-one-free Andaz Burger deal! Buy one and get another hearty Andaz Burger for free. Only available from 5pm – 9pm, all ladies can also enjoy free flow of three selected sparkling cocktails (Gorgeous Night based on Absolut Vodka, Flowering Shrubs based on Pisco, Snow White mixed by Yakult, lime juice, syrup and sparkling wine).
🕒 5pm – 9pm
📍88 Songshan Road | 88 嵩山路
Lescop @ Bandai Namco
Lescop is a smooth combination of flying guitar riffs and layered synthesizer motifs. Catch his performance at Bandai Namco Shanghai Base.
💰 ¥80 – ¥120
📍 179 Yichang Road | 普陀区宜昌路179号
Thursday Nitro @ URVC
Head down to URVC’s Thursday Nitro night, bringing you the best of New School/ Old School Hip Hop, get an early start to your weekend with DJ Reaper & Big Kerm.
📍 999 Xikang Road | 西康路999号
Mr Graceless @ Yuyintang
Mr Graceless will be starting a nationwide tour and is playing a show at the storied Yuyintang. Don’t miss out on these great vibes and tunes!
💰 ¥80 – ¥100
📍 851 Kaixuan Road | 长宁区凯旋 路851号
Cabaret Soiree @ The Pearl
Check out The Pearl’s take on the exciting tale 50 Shades of Grey. Featuring top of the line performers and singers, imaginative outfits, lighting, and style from the creative team, this show is one that might surely take your breath away.
💰 ¥150 – ¥180
📍 471 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471号
Cinco de Mayo @ UNICO
Get into UNICO free until 12.30 and hear some great latin beats by DJ TUTO and a live Mariachi band. Gifts offered at the door!
💰 Free until 12.30am
📍 2F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road | 中山东一路 2楼
Cinco de Mayo @ Mayita
Looking for a great event to head to for Cinco de Mayo? Head to Mayita, where tacos, and other authentic main courses.
💰 ¥150 – ¥250
📍 6/F, 98 Shouning Road | 寿宁路98号6楼
M talks China @ M on the Bund
In this talk, the emergence of black intellectuals in the US will be discussed in relation to the founding of the People’s Republic.
📍7/F, No.5 The Bund | 中国上海市广东路20号(外滩5号)7楼
Van Halen tribute @ Cages Bar & Sports
Help raise money for charity as local Shanghai rock bands pay tribute to Van Halen.
📍 3F, Jing’an Sports Centre, 428 Jiangning Road | 江宁路428号 静安体育中心3楼
Hotsauce festival @ Jalapeño
Interested in spicing things up? Stop by Jalapeno and taste some great hot sauce recipes by local restaurants and chefs.
📍 399 Weihai Road | 静安区威海路399号
Liu Bolin: Hacker Art @ Magda Danysz Gallery
Liu Bolin unveils his sculptures made from technological materials recovered on mobile phones and computers. Chip cards, screens, and processors create sculptures in anthropomorphic shapes that aim to make us reflect on the place of man in this society led by new technologies.
📍 88 Linqing Road | 临青路188号
Grotesque @ Mao Space
Qin Fengling is a rarely-known artist in Chinese contemporary art. An expert in utilizing acrylic, she squeezes colors to the canvas directly, then skilfully moulds them into various kinds of stereoscopic figures.
📍 61 Anyi Road | 安义路61号
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