Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Electric Zoo @ Expo Park
New York’s premiere electronic music festival is coming to China, and they’re debuting their kick-off event at the Expo Park from 1.30pm-9.30pm. They will bring some highlights from New York’s Electric Zoo: Wild Island, such as the giant octopus stage, animal themed costume performers, and much more. Swedish DJ Dada Life will be headlining alongside with Sander Van Doorn, Hucci, Mako, Oshi, Codeko, Cavia and Fader One. Regular pre-sale tickets are ¥399; Limited Animal Edition (Flamingo / Mammoth / Cobra / Jaguar) are ¥499 which includes a customized survival kit, special entry access, one beer and its ¥499 at the door.
WHERE: 1750 Expo Avenue // 世博大道1750号
Chi Fan For Charity 2016
Chi Fan For Charity takes the standard concept of a large gala dinner and throws it out the window! Taking place at fifty renowned restaurants simultaneously across the city on November 12th, each restaurant has donated a table of 10 each, providing a minimum ¥500 per person in value meal. All proceeds are 100% donated to this year’s charity beneficiaries Educating Girls of Rural China and Shanghai Young Bakers. 500 guests will be eating for a good cause and uniting at one afterparty at The Place, boasting free flow of everything, music, silent auction and raffles. You can still join in on the fun with the few remaining tables left.
WHEN: 7pm till late
WHERE: Shanghai // 上海
ARTO21 Exhibit @ Shanghai Exhibition Center
Check out their impressive list of exhibitors here (http://www.art021.org/exhibitors.asp) The annual exhibit will be open for the general public on Nov 12th and 13th from 11am-6pm at the Shanghai Exhibit Center. Following last year’s successful showcase, ARTO21 is honoured to have Thomas Wuestenhagen be their artistic director this year. With plentiful experience in this industry, he aims to strength the connectivity of local and international artists, collectors and organisations for ARTO21. Check out their instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/art021sh/).
WHERE: 1000 Middle Yan’an Road // 延安中路1000号
WHEN: Nov 12 – 13 11am-6pm
CONTACT: [email protected]
Sushi-making @ Hatsune
Ever wondered how to make Sushi? Fret no more. Hatsune hosts a sushi-making class from 12pm – 2pm hosted by chef and Hatsune owner Alan wong himself. This course examines the fundamentals of sushi making and gives participants Hatsune’s secret recipes so that you can learn how to make sushi at home. Learn all about the different types of sushi, fish, rice and vegetable ingredients, and then it’s your turn to try it for yourself, preparing three different types of sushi rolls.
WHERE: 28B Taojiang Road // 桃江路28号-乙
IPWS Mentor Walk @ The Bund
Organized in partnership with M on the Bund and the Shanghai chapters of AmCham, AustCham and BritCham, the next Mentor Walks is taking place on November 12th at M on the Bund from 9.30am until midday. This is a free event.
WHERE: Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Road // 广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼
BRASH x YETI: Neighbourhood Jam
Celebrating the launch of a new neighbourhood barber & tattoo parlour, BRASH and YETI team up to throw a good old fashioned Neighbourhood Jam. BRASH is inspired by an NYC Lower East Side neighbourhood hangout where tattoo and barber culture meet via a pop-up event space. On November 12, YETI DJs take the decks with Fader One & Allan Marshall on rotation while Absolut, Red Bull & Asahi flow. RSVP at [email protected]
WHERE:848 North Shaanxi Road // 陕西北路848号
Shanghai Comedy Club Presents Tom Rhodes @ Jalapeño
International touring comedian, original voice of Comedy Central, host of the popular podcast Tom Rhodes Radio and comedian’s comedian Tom Rhodes returns to Shanghai. His observations gathered from traveling the world many times over have won over audiences everywhere including Shanghai, where he has previously sold out a number of shows in the past. See Tom performing alongside some of Shanghai’s best comics at Shanghai Comedy Club at Jalapeno’s. Presale tickets are ¥170 and ¥200 at the door.
WHERE: 393 Weihai Road // 威海路393号
PRICE: presale ¥170, at the door ¥200
Gigi Leung Concert @ Shanghai Grand Stage
Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress Gigi Leung performs in Shanghai tonight, 7.30pm at Shanghai Grand Stage. Beginning her singing career in the following year with the debut album Love Myself (1996) Gigi has sung both Cantonese and Mandarin songs. Recognised not only as a Cantopop and Mandopop singer, she is also a talented songwriter and lyricist.
WHERE: 1111 North Caoxi Road // 漕溪北路1111号
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