Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Shanghai Art Fair @ World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
Shanghai Art Fair 2016 (20th), as Aisa’s celebrated art exchange with long history and high internationalization degree, will be grandly held from Nov.3-6 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, continuing the scale as before, presenting domestic and overseas collectors a gorgeous art event in Shanghai as well.
WHERE: 1099 Guozhan Road // 国展路1099号
Improv Festival @ Shanghai Comedy Club
Mark your calendar for the third Shanghai Improv Festival. This year, they have invited improv teams from all over the world – Australia, France, Germany, USA, Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and more. Ongoing from November 3rd to the 6th, the show will kick off at tonight at 9pm and tickets are ¥100 each. Boasting 2 venues (Ruijin Cajun and Jalapeno), 12 shows and 20+ teams this year, proceeds from the night will be supporting The Library Project.
WHEN: Tue 9pm; Fri 7pm & 9pm; Sat 7pm & 9pm; Sun 4pm
WHERE: Ruijin Cajun: 800 Changde Road // 常德路800号A3楼; Jalapeno: Weihai Road 393 // 威海路 393号
Green Drinks November Film Screening @ Haworth
A globetrotting documentary that’s more focused on solutions than problems, Green Initiatives’ 68th documentary film screening (‘Demain’) provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place.
It will be followed by a short discussion with vegan chef, Daphne Cheng.
Entry fee is ¥50 for all registered guests, that includes snacks, juice and beer.
¥70 for non-registered guests and ¥20 for students and interns, with prior REGISTRATION and student card. Light snacks and refreshments will provided.
WHERE: Ruijin Cajun: 32F, Tower 1, 1515 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路1515号1栋32楼
PRICE: ¥50 for all registered guests, ¥70 for non-registered guests, ¥20 for students and interns with PRIOR REGISTRATION and student card
Shan Shui Within @ MOCA Shanghai
Sixteen contemporary Chinese artists are displaying their works at MoCA Shanghai which provides viewers with the artists’ unique interpretations of traditional Chinese culture and how it has evolved, not only illuminating the emotions and state of the modern era but also providing assistance in the search for lingering traces of Chinese tradition. Serving as an outlook between contemporary and historical art and a reflection between the macro and personal world, Shanshui Within hopes to display the kaleidoscopic contemporary art world along with its creative approaches. The ultimate goal of this exhibition is for the works to move beyond the restrictive enclosures of museums and to be displayed in schools and communities as part of the “Art Momentum” project, which aims to bring contemporary art to the people.
WHEN: Ongoing until Nov 20
WHERE: Gate 7 People’s Park, 231 Nanjing West Road // 南京西路231号人民公园7号门内
The 11th Shanghai Biennale @ Power Station of Art
‘Why Not Ask Again?’ The theme of this biennale is both a demand and a query. It tells us to look beyond answers. This biennale will have done its work if it gives rise to a forest of questions in your mind and a storm of desires in your heart, where the unpredictable is something to be welcomed, not feared.
WHEN: Ongoing until March 12, 2017
WHERE: 200 Huayuangang Road // 花园岗路200号
2016 MLB World Series @ CAGES Bar
CAGES boast some of the best sports viewing and bar games in Shanghai. With batting cages, darts, billiards, and corn hole boards available, etc. They feature bar games to keep you occupied during commercial breaks of your favorite games. Ongoing daily until the 3rd of November, they will be screening the MLB World Series at 8am with bottomless coffee and an American breakfast for ¥88. You can start drinking that early too with their ¥25 Tiger pint special for folks wearing jerseys.
WHEN: from 8am
WHERE: 2/F, 325 Changhua Road // 昌化路325号2楼
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