Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Sun Kil Moon @ QSW Culture Center
Sun Kil Moon will play a long-awaited set of dates in China this year. On Tuesday night they will be performing at the QSW Culture Center. Their extraordinary music, driven by the powerhouse that is singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek, is a compelling series of tales both real and imagined – with observations, tragedies, and inanities compressed into unbreakable indie folk tunes. Expect a night of captivating collection of tunes, at once poignant and emotionally raw.
WHERE: 179 Yichang Road // 宜昌路179号
PRICE: ¥150 pre-sale // ¥200 at the doo
Melbourne Cup @ The Grand Kempinski Hotel
AustCham Shanghai partners with the Australian Shanghai Association (ASA) to invite you to the Shanghai Melbourne Cup 2016. The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s premier horse race and the richest handicap race in the world. Widely known as “the race that stops a nation”, the race is held on the first Tuesday of November every year at Flemington, Victoria. The ASA has hosted the Shanghai Melbourne Cup event since 1998 and it has become the day we “stop Shanghai!”. Apart from being a fun day out the Shanghai Melbourne Cup helps to raise funds for the Australia Shanghai Association’s nominated charities.
WHERE: 1288 Lujiazui Ring Road // 陆家嘴环路 1288号
PRICE: ¥990 for members; ¥1290 for non-members
The US Presidential Campaign @ Harvard Center Shanghai
A “perfect storm” occurs when several forces that previously had been developing independently come together and create a force far stronger than before. This year’s American election has been a perfect storm. Four longtime social trends in US society have come together producing an unprecedented situation with not only the candidacy of Trump, but the unexpected challenge from Sanders produced a situation of leading candidates standing outside their party’s mainstream. Steve Kelman will analyze these four social trends and how they have influenced American public policy debate. The presentation will center on what this year’s election says about American society, but he will briefly discuss the role of China in the campaign. The event starts at 6.30pm and tickets are ¥100 for non-members.
PRICE: ¥100 for non-members
WHERE: 5/F, 8 Century Avenue // 世纪大道8号5楼
CONTACT: Add WeChat “stanleydiao” and remark with the “name-company-position-phone number”, RSVP link will be sent you.
Michael Wolf @ M97 Project Space
Informal Solutions refers to coping mechanisms devised by the residents of Hong Kong to deal with high-density living. German photographer Michael Wolf exhibits a range of multimedia works at M97 project space that he has collected in back alleys in HongKong since 1994. Admission is Free.
WHEN: All day
WHERE: 363 Changping Road, Building 4, F2 // 昌平路 363号, 4号楼, 2楼
D.I.Y Bracelets @ Craft’d
During this class, you will be introduced to a variety of jewellery making techniques. You will be creating your own ZAOJE style bracelet, in either 14k gold filled or 925 silver. You can choose the colour of the crystal pearls you will be using as well as the findings. You will walk away with your own set of jewellery making tools, plus your bracelet in its ZAOJE pouch and box – a perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. This class starts at 7pm and is ¥450 (includes the resources stated, drinks and snacks to keep you going).
WHERE: 2F, 382 South Shaanxi Road // 陕西南路 382号
PRICE: ¥450 includes all resources, drinks and snacks
Building the Future with Japanese Tech
Ever wondered what the leading Japanese tech start-ups are up to today? Excited about how groundbreaking ideas and technologies will shape our lives in the near future? Join the speakers today for an afternoon of inspiration, life-changing innovations and thought-provoking exchanges. The event starts at 1.30pm and ends at 5.30pm.
WHEN: 1.30pm – 5.30pm
WHERE: 9/F, 129 West Yan’an Road // 延安西路129号9楼
Fish Tacos @ The Cannery
Gastro-lounge The Cannery now offers fish tacos for ¥28 a pop on Tuesdays only. Opened by the team behind The Nest, this sleek venue on Yu Yuan Road boasts a range of well-presented, high quality cocktails and seafood.
WHERE: 106, Building 1, 1107 Yuyuan Road // 愚园路1107号1号楼106室
CONTACT: +8621 5276 0599
Liquid Night @ Liquid Laundry
If you’ve been in town for awhile, you’ve probably heard of the New York style gastropub Liquid Laundry Kitchen & Brew. For ¥100, you’ll get to enjoy free flow beer deal today from their keg 8.30pm onwards until midnight. They also offer food in sharing portions and hand-crafted beer and cocktails.
WHEN: 8.30pm till closing
WHERE: 2/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Road // 淮海中路1028号, 嘉华坊2楼
CONTACT: +8621 6445 9589
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