Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
New concepts, alternative lifestyles, progressive communities @ Beyond the Bund
Be inspired, meet people with ideas and get creative with the innovators at Beyond the Bund. The social enterprise aims to connect international folks with local folks for cultural exchanges. Join in with debates headed by a number of key opinion leaders and creative entrepreneurs.
160 RMB (presale) 180 RMB (door) // 10 AM – 7 PM
258 Yangzhai Road, near Kaixuan Road // 杨宅路258号, 近凯旋路
Disrupt Fashion Hack @ Calin Fashion Academy
Calin Fashion Academy collaborates with UNI_lab to bring you Shanghai’s first-ever fashion digital fabrication workshop. Designed to facilitate every level of designer from beginners and advanced, the 2-day course teaches you how to use laser cutting technology to fabricate parametric in fashion geometry and how to construct creative clothing designs on a laser cutter with zero waste pattern cutting.
1200 RMB (2-day) // 10 AM – 2 PM (Sat – Sun)
468 Jumen Road, near Runan Street // 局门路468号, 近汝南街
Kick The Gong Around: Spring Art Festival @ 1933
Immerse yourself in a seasonal explosion, createded by Kick the Gong Around at the stunning 1933 labyrinth. The Fantastical Botanical spring festival brings the architecture into bloom, turning the Sky Theatre and the Basilica room into an indoor garden. The immersive art festival features performances, workshops, lectures, interactive artworks, cinema screenings, a children’s area, photo booths and a huge indoor craft market.
See the programme of events!
40 RMB (WeChat presale) 50 RMB (door) FREE (Children under 7) // SAT, 2 PM – 9 PM & SUN, 12 PM – 8 PM
Floor 3, 611 Liyang Road, near Haining Road // 溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
Gravity Rides Everything @ Basement 6
Music, art and performance, more than 20 underground shows at Basement 6. Navigate the shows with a map, a set list and a flashlight, entry is 50 RMB or 100 RMB including 2 beers.
50 RMB // 5.30 PM – 10 PM
115 Pingwu Road, near Xingfu Road // 平武路115号, 近幸福路
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.
150 RMB (door) // 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
Shanghai PRIDE: Color Pub Crawl @ Bubbly Nation
Catch the color bus from Bubbly Nation at 8.30 PM and join PRIDE for a wild pub crawl, which raises money for the organisation and its festival. Hit six colorful bars around Shanghai all in one night – Bubbly Nation, Roxie, My Place Ruin Bar, Lollipop, Happiness 42 and Lucca. For the 180 RMB bus fare you get shots on the bus, free entry and drinks deals at all the bars.
180 RMB // 8.30 PM
537 Haifang Road, near Xikang Road // 海防路537号, 近西康路
Rela: ladies in green @ Roxie
The dress code is green for this offline meet and greet hosted by lesbian social networking app Rela at Roxie. Femme fatales and army girls all wear green, see if you can come up with an outfit to lure in the ladies.
NO COVER // 9.30 PM – LATE
Floor 2, 359 Kangding Road, near North Shanxi Road // 康定路359号2楼, 近陕西北路
Drum Clap @ Dada
The second edition of Drum Clap at Dada features a live set from Peng Zhuang, a local duo deep into modular synths, drones and minimal electronic soundscapes. Dub, Disco, Acid, Funk, Afrobeat, Postpunk, Synth, Minimal Wave, House and things in between and from all over the planet.
NO COVER // 10 PM – LATE
115 Xingfu Road, near Fahuazhen Road // 幸福路115号 近法华镇路
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Have a great day Shanghaiists!
[Featuring Paul Ogata @ Kung Fu Komedy]