Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai.
Burlesque & Cabaret Show @ The Pearl
Be amazed by Qi-POW! Burlesque’s “Summer of Sin”. Featuring cabaret, burlesque, aerial and circus acts, drag, song, and dance performed by the creme de la creme of the Shanghai cabaret scene, this show celebrates the sinner in us all! Cosy booths and VIP boxes available by reservation.
🕒 (Until June 3) happy hour 6pm- 8pm, show 9pm
💰 ¥180 – ¥220
📍 471 Zhapu Road | 乍浦路471 弄
KFK Friday Showcase @ Kung Fu Komedy
Looking for a good time? Kung Fu Komedy’s Standup Comedy Showcase will have you in stitches. It will be hosted by Drew Fralick and feature Ben Frank, Bjorn Dahlman, Byron Murphy, Jorge Castellanos, Laurent Dupont, and Norah Yang.
🕒 9pm – 10.30pm
💰 ¥50 – ¥70
📍 1 North Xiangyang Road | 襄阳北路1号
IPWS Leadership Summit @ The Place Rooftop
Join IPWS for a night of professional and personal development with China’s top female leaders. The Leadership Summit will also feature the Women Leadership Awards 2017, China’s longest running international award recognizing women, and will end with an exquisite after party.
🕒 12pm – 6pm
💰 ¥500 – ¥650, after party ¥200
📍 457 Jumen Road | 局门路457号
Champagne Festival @ The Peninsula Shanghai
Bask in the lap of luxury at this series of events hosted by the Peninsula Shanghai in collaboration with leading Champagne brands. Flagship events of the Grande Affaire de Champagne include an Oyster Champagne Brunch, a Champagne Master Class, and a Garden Party, among others.
🕒 Until June 4
💰 ¥50 – ¥2888
📍 32 One East Zhongshan Road | 中山东一路32号
God of Carnage @ Shanghai Slims
Discover the dark, voyeuristic pleasure of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage.”
This time, DreamWeaver Productions is partnering with Shanghai Slims in the beautiful, historic Sinan Mansions to offer the audience a deal on the show’s ticket and a three course dinner, in addition to having a full bar.
🕒 Until June 4, 7pm – 10pm
💰 ¥250 – ¥500
📍 523 West Fuxing Road | 复兴西路523号
It’s been 2 years since BottlesXO started delivering wine and beer to the good people of Shanghai, and, to celebrate, they’re going to be offering free kegs of beer, awesome food, DJ’s and huge prize giveaways at their own XO Bar. Featuring Super Attractive Ghetto Blaster, and running late into the night, the event will have lots of booze-centric activities like chugging contests and beer guns.
🕒 4pm – late
📍 237 Hengshan Road | 衡山路 237号
Chaos Night @ Inferno
Calling all metal and hard rock fans. Chaos Night is back again at Inferno and the lineup includes Pray for Awakening, Into the Depth, and more.
💰 ¥50 – ¥60
📍 658 Dapu Road | 打浦路658号
Ferry Corsten @ MYST
Catch one of the world’s best DJs at MYST on a leg of his “Blueprint” album tour.
📍 1123 Middle Yan’an Road | 延安中路1123号
Toga Party @ Zapata’s
Grab your bedsheets and head over to Zapata’s for a crazy fun night. Anyone in a toga gets a free drink and, if you don’t have anything passable, they’ll provide a costume at the venue. The best toga will also receive a cash prize.
📍 11 Dongping Road | 东平路11号
Vicetone @ Fusion
Drop by Fusion to see Dutch duo Vicetone bring some progressive and vocal tunes. Voted into the top 100 DJs by DJ Magazine, they’ve produced hits like “Ensemble” and “Lowdown”.
📍 123 Xingye Road | 兴业路123号
Pawnstar pop-up @ Lost Heaven Silk Road
Showcasing anything from high-end designer to independent brands, vintage and upcycled pieces, Pawnstar’s Pop-up will have something for every fashion lover out there.
📍 758 Julu Road | 巨鹿路758号
Right Now Right Here @ Shanghai
Make a Change! Right Now, Right Here! Brings people who want to make change and have an entrepreneurial spirit together to craft plans and make dreams come true. Learn how to conquer your social environment surrounded by those with similar interests.
🕒 Until June 24, 8am – 5pm
💰 ¥500 – ¥1000
Last day: Shen Hua, “Paradox of Reality” @ Art+ Shanghai Gallery
This exhibition is the result of the artist’s recent reflections on realism and its inherent limitations. It presents three series of Shen Hua’s works, one monochromatic, one a series of painted images on mirrors, and the third consisting of round canvas painted with circles of color, all representative of the artist’s intellectual positions. Art+ Shanghai Gallery invites viewers on a journey to pursue truth amidst multiplicity of ideas and discover the paradoxical nature of the relationship between the reality and our perception of it.
🕒 Last day
📍 191 South Suzhou Road | 南苏州路191号
A Tale of Two Cities @ Xin Cafe
NYU Shanghai graduate student, Roman Chen, will showcase his research project on LGBTQ student groups in Taipei and Shanghai in this outreach screening hosted by SHQFF. It will be followed by an open discussion with professors and guest speakers. This event will be bilingual.
📍 462 Changle Road | 长乐路462号
Last day: Zhou Li, Shadow of the Wind @ Yuz Museum
After ten years since her last solo exhibit, the artist who attracted close attention from the Chinese contemporary art scene, Zhou Li, is back as romantic and elegant as ever. The lines of Zhou Li’s art are not still images, rather they are dynamic and keep changing their sense of distance, prompting the viewer to look at it in several different ways. Experience the tenderness and strength in her work and the new gate of vision she creates.
🕒 Last day
📍 35 Fenggu Road | 丰谷路35号
Eat for Venezuela @ Boteco
Enjoy Venezuelan food, live music, and raffles this Sunday at Boteco, all for a good cause. Venezuelan expats have come together with Cuatro por Venezuela, an NPO, to send food and medicine to Venezuela during the ongoing humanitarian crisis. A ¥150 ticket will include arepas, sancocho (a Venezuelan stew), and sides. Add a ¥100 drink ticket for 3 drinks (not part of the fundraiser). Vegetarian options available.
🕒 12.30pm – 5pm
💰 ¥150, kids are free
📍 158 Julu Road | 巨鹿路158号
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