Where to go, what to do this today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
JZ Festival @ Expo Park
JZ Music is proud to announce its 12th annual jazz festival in Shanghai Expo Park this October. Over the past decade, JZ Festival has grown to become the largest jazz festival in China. The theme for this year’s festival is “Get on your jazz way!”, aimed to inspire individuals to include jazz as part of their daily life. JZ Music continues their dedication to bringing the finest international and local musicians to the Chinese audience. This is a two day festival on Saturday and Sunday and tickets are ¥350 at the door.
WHERE: Expo Avenue 1700 // 世博大道1700号
PRICE: ¥350 at the door
LOST IN VEGAS casino night @ The Pearl
The Pearl presents LOST IN VEGAS – a night of classy entertainment, card games, upscale performances and you’ll have a chance to win amazing prices at the end of the night. For you high rollers out there, dinner packages and bottle services are available. Dress code is black tie, Vegas style is strictly enforced. Tickets are ¥100 for entry and ¥200 to play. Happy hour starts from 5pm until 7pm and the casino night starts at 9pm.
WHEN: Happy hour 5pm-7pm; casino night 9pm
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
PRICE: ¥100 for entry; ¥200 to play
CONTACT: +86 13764889962 // [email protected]
Oktoberfest @ Tonglefang
The world’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest may be coming to a close in its native Munich, but here in Shanghai, the party is just about to get started. So grab your dirndl and lederhosen and get ready to get properly sloshed at Germany brewery König Ludwig’s massive Oktoberfest party happening in Jing’an district’s Tonglefang complex from the 13th to 15th of October. The event runs from 5pm – 10:30pm and tickets are ¥350 per person, or ¥3000 for a table up to 10 people. Tickets include unlimited beer, soft drinks, appetizer and one traditional dish per person.
WHERE: 537 Haifang Road // 海防路 537号
PRICE: ¥350 per person, ¥3500 for a table for 10
Edd Daggers @ Ruijin Cajun
British humorist Edd Daggers returns to Shanghai. Fresh from the comedy clubs of London & the Asia circuit, this powerhouse comic is set to headline the Shanghai Comedy Club’s at Ruijin Cajun. The show starts at 8.30pm and tickets are ¥70. Email Shanghai Comedy Club directly to RSVP for tickets.
WHERE: 800 Changde Road // 常德路800号
CONTACT: [email protected]
Jerusalem Syndrome @ The Shelter
Visual artist and stylist Dre Romero moves fluidly between installations, photography and fashion. Together with frequent collaborator Eli Osheyack, their work examines the aesthetic and political potential of the club space. For Osheyack’s EP release party at the Shelter, she transformed the physical space of the club by creating a lasered passage-way for club-goers to navigate through during the night.
WHERE: 1 Wulumuqi Road // 乌鲁木齐路1号
PRICE: ¥150 at the door
Oyster and Chablis Feast @ VUE Bar
Ready for a day of oyster loving? Oyster-lovers rejoice as Hyatt on the Bund hosts their 3rd oyster and wine festival of 2016. These spectacular events see hundreds of gourmands visit the hotel’s VUE Bar to enjoy a day of endless freshly shucked oysters flown in live for the occasion, accompanied by a selection of free-flow Joseph Drouhin, Drouhin Vaudon Chablis AOC, Burgundy, France. It’s 298 per person from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
WHEN: 11.30am to 3.30pm
WHERE: Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Road // 黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店, 32-33楼
PRICE: ¥298 per person
TROPICALE dinner @ Yuz Museum
Shanghai Supperclub will whisk you away to party under the palms with a menu celebrating the Pacific Islands by New Zealand-based celebrity chef Robert Oliver and tropical cocktails shaken up by local bar star Daniel An (Taste Buds Cocktail Palace, Shrine) at the tree-shaded atrium of The YUZ Museum, the only private museum in Shanghai. Expect Fijian dancers and music, plus a vintage ‘postcard’ photobooth.
WHERE: 35 Fenggu Road // 丰谷路35号
PRICE: ¥688 per person
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