Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Jimmy Edgar @ Shelter
American electronic musician, graphic designer, photographer, fashion designer and filmmaker Jimmy Edgar lands at Shelter this Thursday from 10pm to 5am. Get a feel of his music that is influenced by funk, street beat, Detroit techno and R&B.
WHERE: 5 Yongfu Road // 永福路5号
José González @ Shanghai Symphony Hall
Argentinian-Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist José González lands in Shanghai tonight at the Shanghai Symphony Hall. His first China tour since 2009, José González is back with a new album – 2016’s Vestiges and Claws, his first in seven years. The show starts at 7.45pm and ticket prices start from ¥80.
PRICE: ¥80 / ¥120 / ¥180
WHERE: 1380 Middle Fuxing Road // 复兴中路1380号
”Matt and Ben” @ The Market
The Market will be hosting the new “Matt and Ben” play at 7pm every night from the 23rd to 27th November – a comedy written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. The comedy is a hilarious spoof of one of Hollywood’s best friendships. Tickets are ￥150 each.
WHEN: 7pm, Nov 23-27
WHERE: 280 Aomen Road // 澳门路280号
Punchline Comedy @ The Exchange
The Punchline Comedy Club presents An Englishman, An Irishman and A Scotsman with three of the best comedians from each, making for one of the best shows Punchline has ever staged!
WHERE: Basement, River Wing, Pudong Shangri-La,33 Fucheng Road // 富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店浦江楼负一层
Chowdown for Charity @ Dope Shifu
Sequel to the first chowdown that happened yesterday at Logan’s Punch, continue this momentum and eat as much as you can for the greater food at Chowdown for Charity 6.30pm at Dope Shifu tonight.
WHEN: Nov 24 Dope Shifu 6.30pm
WHERE: 2/F, 99 Taixing Road // 泰兴路99号2楼
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
ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival @ Dramatic Arts Center
Asian Contemporary Theatre Shanghai International Theatre Festival, hosted by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (SDAC), is an annual event introducing international contemporary performing arts works and a platform for artists and audience to meet through theatre. Started in 2005, ACT now celebrates their 12th birthday and have expanded its reach beyond, though maintaining a focus on Asia artists and their works. Check out their website here. The Festival is ongoing until December 11th.
WHEN: Ongoing until December 11
WHERE: 1/F 288 Anfu Road // 安福路 288号
Blue Man Group World Tour @ Shanghai Cultural Square
Ongoing from November 16th to December 4th, the Blue Man Group lands in Shanghai. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, new stories, new instruments and new technology.
WHEN: 2016 Nov 16 – Dec 4
PRICE: Evening shows ￥188-588; Afternoon shows ￥158-558
WHERE: 225 South Shaanxi Road // 陕西南路 225号
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