Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
2016 Shanghai International Tattoo Art Festival @ Shanghai Everbright Exhibition Center
Get a fresh tat from the International Tattoo Art Festival at Shanghai Everbright Exhibition Center. For more information you can check out the official website, although it’s not very helpful. Most of the tattoo artists are damn good and you don’t have to book. Tickets available on Damai.
80 RMB (1-day) 150 RMB (3-days) // 9 AM
88 Caobao Road, near Qinzhou Road // 漕宝路88号, 近钦州路, 光大会展中心
Shanghai International Yoga Conference @ Andaz Hotel
Hummm, release all of your tensions with the Shanghai International Yoga Conference at Andaz Hotel in Xintiandi. The programme offers 3-days of round-the-clock yoga, and while it would be impossible to go to everything, you could learn a lot over the weekend.
Click here to see the programme at the official Y+ Yoga Center website.
1280 RMB // 9 AM – 8.30 PM
88 Songshan Road, near Taicang Road // 嵩山路88号1楼, 近太仓路
Shanghai Spectrum Closing Party @ Craft
This is your last chance to experience the Shanghai Spectrum art show; the closing party is hosted at Craft. Painting, photography, video art and live performance, meet the artists behind the work Spectrum has been showcasing over the past month.
Pierogi Ladies serve tasty Polish snacks throughout the night so you won’t get hungry! Party to funk, disco and house all night, with Les Rossignols behind the decks.
NO COVER // 8 PM – LATE
Floor 2, 7 Donghu Road, near Huaihai Road // 东湖路7号2楼, 近淮海路
Paul Ogata @ Kung Fu Komedy
Japanese comic Paul Ogata shows you how to keep face whilst joking about race at Kung Fu Komedy. He’s a hit in the US on NBC, Showtime and Comedy Central; you might have seen him on Friday Night Live, The Late Late Show, Asia Street Comedy and Pacific Rim Comedy. Readers Digest called him, “An agent provocateur of cross cultural hilarity”. See his show on Friday night at 8.30 PM, or Saturday night at 8 PM and 10 PM.
100 RMB (presale) 150 RMB (door) // FRI, 8.30 PM & SAT, 8 PM, 10 PM
Floor 4, 1 North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Road // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
The Surf Coasters @ Yuyintang
The rollin’, bowlin’ Surf Coasters wash up on the flip-side at Yuyintang, playing some super breezy guitar licks. Freshen up your lug holes with a listen to them on Xiami, support from Shanghai rockers Round Eye and Psyders.
80 RMB (presale) 100 RMB (door) // 9 PM
851 Kaixuan Road, near West Yanan Road // 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路
Bettie Page Birthday Tribute Show ft. Anna Fur Laxis @ Candor
You know the 1950s pin-up girl, Bettie Page? She’s back for a birthday bash at Candor! Cool it with Shanghai’s peachiest big-time broad, Anna Fur Laxis, the queen of burlesque. Go ape and choose a few of Candor’s swinging signature crafted cocktails for you and your cronies.
NO COVER // 10 PM – LATE
432 South Shaanxi Road, near Yongjia Road // 陕西南路432号, 近永嘉路
CO:MOTION – Deep 19 ‘Dark Fall’ @ Elevator
CO:MOTION throws an EP release party for Deep 19 ‘Dark Fall’ at Elevator, check it out on Soundcloud. DJs Eli Osheyak (live), MIIIA, and Raz get the party rolling from 10 PM, bag a free drink if you scan the QR-code on the door.
50 RMB incl. 1 free drink (before 12 AM) // 10 PM – LATE
Floor 4, 218 Xinle Road, near Donghu Road // 新乐路218号, 近东湖路
SVBKVLT: Kai Luen ‘The Hollow Ghost’ @ The Shelter
Kai Luen releases his new album ‘The Hollow Ghost’ with Shanghai label SVBKVLT, so celebrate at The Shelter. Kai says, “this is an album about decay and consciously destroying these old ghosts.” Get a digital copy of the new album for free, support sets from Pan DaiJing, Faded Ghost, Illsee and Howell.
50 RMB incl. digital copy of ‘The Hollow Ghost’ album // 10 PM
5 Yongfu Road, near West Fuxing Road // 永福路5号, 近复兴西路
Grand Opening @ Celia by Pulse
Pulse unleashes its newest Shanghai nightclub with a weekend of badass DJ action, Pulse on Xingfu Road. Party with Cathoumi, Emil Chang, The Turtle Tamer and Jasmine Li.
NO COVER // 10 PM – LATE
298 Xingfu Road, near Pingwu Road // 幸福路298号, 近平武路
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Have a great day Shanghaiists!
[Featuring 2016 Shanghai International Tattoo Art Festival @ Shanghai Everbright Exhibition Center]