Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Pole Dancing Competition @ the Pearl
The Pearl present…SHOW GIRLS, Pearl’s second international Pole Dance Competition. Semi-professionals and amateurs will compete in various categories such as athleticism, showmanship and theme interpretation. A panel of experienced judges will determine the top three contestants and prizes will be awarded.
WHEN: Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm; Show starts at 9pm
PRICE:￥100 pre-sale / ￥150 at the door
WHERE:471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
POPAZUDA @ Dada
Skinny Brown hit the decks for an epic 8 hour set of global floor fillers, along with custom cut reggae and dancehall. Look forward to a surprise live set, celebrating 5 years of POPAZUDA at Dada. It’ll definitely be a big one.
WHERE: 115 Xingfu Road // 幸福路115号
Felix Gonzalez-Torres @ Rockbund Art Museum
The Rockbund Art Museum present the first solo exhibition of the influential international artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996) in Greater China. Until December 25th, RAM hosts a comprehensive exhibition of work by the late American artist renowned for his unconventional methodology and poignant sensitivity. The unique nature of his work takes this exhibition beyond a retrospective; it constitutes a genuine renewal of his art.
WHEN: Until Dec 25, 2016
WHERE: 20 Huqiu Road // 虎丘路20号
French Christmas Market @ The Pearl
The Pearl’s classy French Christmas Market is back again weekend with over 50 vendors peddling unique or handmade products along with French Christmas specialties such as traditional hot wine, Foie Gras and delicious waffles. Live music and entertainers will perform all day long. The market will also provide activities for kids that will get the opportunity to meet “le Père Noël”/ Santa!
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路 471号
Rumble in Jumble Market @ The Market
True to our name, The Market is planning to host a variety of weekend markets, with themes ranging from: beauty and crafts, second hand items, health and wellness, and social enterprise markets. The theme for this upcoming saturday market will be all things second hand, used, swaps and more!
WHERE: 280 Aomen Road // 澳门路280号
Beyond Rubik’s Cube @ Shanghai Global Harbor Museum
Beyond Rubik’s Cube is the world’s first museum exhibition all about the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. It boasts 7,000 sq ft of games, puzzles, history, art, and engineering, all inspired by Ernő Rubik’s best-selling masterpiece.Whether you’re a puzzle buff, nostalgic about the Cube and its history, or just looking for a fun and challenging way to spend a day, Beyond Rubik’s Cube will reveal something amazing you’ve never seen before.
WHEN: 26 Nov 2016 – 26 Feb 2017 (Every day except Monday)
WHERE: 4/F, 3300 North Zhongshan Road // 中山北路3300号四楼
Shanghai Comedy Club @ Ruijin Cajun
Head down to Shanghai Comedy Club and be thankful for jokes this Saturday. It’s a special version of the weekly comedy open mic, meaning that you’re going to see Shanghai’s best comedians in a freewheeling setting where anything can happen. Don’t be a turkey and go out and have a gobble gobble giggle.
WHERE: Block A3, 800 Changde Road // 常德路800号A3区
Charity Santa Run @ Pudong Shangri-La
The Pudong Shangri-La is hosting its second annual Charity Santa Run. Combining the excitement of running, Christmas, and charity work, this event is helping children who suffer from leukemia at the Fudan University Children’s Hospital. The ¥188 provides you with a Santa costume, breakfast, medal, and dining passport.
WHEN:7.30 am – 10.30am
PRICE:¥128 Children, ¥188 Adults
WHERE: 1818 Bin Jiang Park // 滨江花园1818号
Wood Craft Workshop @ Len Tin Shi
For those interested in woodworking or want to channel their inner carpenter, a wood craft workshop is available this Sunday. In just three hours, you can create your own wooden pinball machine. This class is suitable for all ages and no experience is required.
WHERE: 4F, 280 West Shangzhong Road // 上中西路280号四楼兰亭叙
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
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