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life

    • Shanghai-based hip hop producer Damacha releases his TuHaoJin album on SVBKVLT, an 11-track LP of footwork tracks made with samples from those CDs of countryside dance music sold at roadside carts. The album is solid, and solidifies Damacha's position as Shanghai's second most-productive producer, after Conrank. For this TuHao themed party, Shelter will have specials on Whisky and Green tea all night, plus VIP box sets of the Tuhao Jin (Tuhao Gold) CD. Cover is 40rmb, including a CDR copy of TuHaoJin. Support from Swimful Butterfly, TzuSing playing Taiwanese pop, Howell, and a special guest. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Recommended.
      On May 22 at The Shelter

    Shanghai-based hip hop producer Damacha releases his TuHaoJin album on SVBKVLT, an 11-track LP of footwork tracks made with samples from those CDs of countryside dance music sold at roadside carts. The album is solid, and solidifies...
    On May 22 at The Shelter

 
    • Logo is back. They just remodeled, made the dance floor much bigger, and got a new soundsystem. This party looks solid, with Harbin grime producer Zean rocking with Alta and Naaah from Push and Pull. Expect Grime, Garage, and Club Trax. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 30rmb, including a beer.
      On May 22 at LOgO (Xingfu Lu)

    Logo is back. They just remodeled, made the dance floor much bigger, and got a new soundsystem. This party looks solid, with Harbin grime producer Zean rocking with Alta and Naaah from Push and Pull. Expect Grime, Garage, and Club Trax....
    On May 22 at LOgO (Xingfu Lu)

 
    • Eclectic disco / house sounds from Parisian producer / DJ Joakim when he stops by the popular Shanghai outpost of this French club. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      On May 22 at Le Baron

    Eclectic disco / house sounds from Parisian producer / DJ Joakim when he stops by the popular Shanghai outpost of this French club. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    On May 22 at Le Baron

 
    • Unico back with another of their Amazon-themed parties, "Amazoonia". Lots of performers, people dressed like animals, women in latex being led around in cages...Dress code is "wild and sexy". Cover is 100rmb including a drink, and this starts at 10pm and geos late. Music by Ben Huang, S.Kiv, Lek (percussion), and Quentin (sax)
      On May 22 at Unico

    Unico back with another of their Amazon-themed parties, "Amazoonia". Lots of performers, people dressed like animals, women in latex being led around in cages...Dress code is "wild and sexy". Cover is 100rmb including a drink, and this...
    On May 22 at Unico

 

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Dining

    • Don't push it down and ignore it. Cravings are natural and should be addressed. We crave everything: sweets, caffeine, sleep, snacks, distractions. Sprout Lifestyle is talking to you about why we get cravings and what to do with them. Afterwards is a healthy dinner. It all starts at 7pm and costs 150rmb. RSVP to events@sproutlifestyle.com
      On May 27 at Sprout Lifestyle (Shanxi Nan Lu)

    Don't push it down and ignore it. Cravings are natural and should be addressed. We crave everything: sweets, caffeine, sleep, snacks, distractions. Sprout Lifestyle is talking to you about why we get cravings and what to do with them....
    On May 27 at Sprout Lifestyle (Shanxi Nan Lu)

 
    • Shanghai's BBQ annual cook-off turns five years old. This is what they call "competition level barbecue." Teams compete in the sausage, chicken, beef, pork, and pulled meats categories. BBQ chefs can register over at the Bubba's website. They get in for free, but it's 100rmb for spectators, including 50rmb of coupons to get beer and food. Grilled meats and cold beer raging from 11am until the late evening.
      On May 30 at Bubba's Cool Docks

    Shanghai's BBQ annual cook-off turns five years old. This is what they call "competition level barbecue." Teams compete in the sausage, chicken, beef, pork, and pulled meats categories. BBQ chefs can register over at the Bubba's website....
    On May 30 at Bubba's Cool Docks

 
    • Pelham's in the Waldorf Astoria unveils its new spring menu, featuring dishes like seafood vognole and albacore and yellowfin tuna. Two-course set lunches are 218rmb+15% per person, three course set lunches at 278rmb+15% per person, four-course set lunches are 338rmb+15% per person. Dinner is an a la carte menu.
      Daily until Jun 30 at Pelham's

    Pelham's in the Waldorf Astoria unveils its new spring menu, featuring dishes like seafood vognole and albacore and yellowfin tuna. Two-course set lunches are 218rmb+15% per person, three course set lunches at 278rmb+15% per person,...
    Daily until Jun 30 at Pelham's

 
    • Jean-Georges in Three on the Bund has revamped its brunch offerings with selections like house-smoked salmon with maxime potato and frisée salad; eggs Benedict with ham, smoked salmon or lobster; a 180g rib eye with herbal spinach and French fries; and more. Two-course weekend brunch set menus are 258rmb per person. "Signature" and "Luxury" brunch plates are also available at 258rmb and 398rmb per person. All above prices are subject to 10% service charge.
      Every Sat & Sun at Jean Georges

    Jean-Georges in Three on the Bund has revamped its brunch offerings with selections like house-smoked salmon with maxime potato and frisée salad; eggs Benedict with ham, smoked salmon or lobster; a 180g rib eye with herbal spinach and...
    Every Sat & Sun at Jean Georges

 

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Arts

    • Acclaimed Chinese artist Liu Bolin presents a new series of photographs, The Distance the Eyes. The project sees Liu modify images from institutional websites - Sophal, UNESCO World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks, etc - in his signature style. That means employing an army of assistants to effectively 'camouflage' the artist inside the picture. The works, Liu explains, seek to shed light on our current global reality - an idea that translates literally in the series by the presence of a lamp in each and every photograph.
      From May 23 until Jun 20 Daily at Gallery Magda Danysz

    Acclaimed Chinese artist Liu Bolin presents a new series of photographs, The Distance the Eyes. The project sees Liu modify images from institutional websites - Sophal, UNESCO World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks, etc - in his...
    From May 23 until Jun 20 Daily at Gallery Magda Danysz

 
    • Hong Kong-based photographer Michael Wolf is best known for his dizzying images of cities, density and urban life. In M97's current show, the artist turns his lens to the rooftops of Paris. In creating the series, Wolf consciously avoided the quintessentially Parisian sights and scenes, and instead explored the uniqueness and beauty of the city's zinc roofs...
      Daily until May 31 at M97 Project Space

    Hong Kong-based photographer Michael Wolf is best known for his dizzying images of cities, density and urban life. In M97's current show, the artist turns his lens to the rooftops of Paris. In creating the series, Wolf consciously avoided...
    Daily until May 31 at M97 Project Space

 
    • Recent pieces by Shanghai artist Shan Fan go on display at ShanghART this summer. Best known for his monochrome works, here he'll be showing mixed-material paintings and installations created in the last two years. An early pioneer of abstract art in China, his new works are reminiscent of Morse code or punctuation, coming together to create a kind of new language... Grandly opens 4pm on 9 May.
      Daily until Jun 14 at Shanghart Gallery

    Recent pieces by Shanghai artist Shan Fan go on display at ShanghART this summer. Best known for his monochrome works, here he'll be showing mixed-material paintings and installations created in the last two years. An early pioneer of...
    Daily until Jun 14 at Shanghart Gallery

 
    • Featuring paintings of delicate trees, dark skies, and imaginative landscapes by Chinese artists Pang Yun and Li Yuming, Art+ Shanghai's current show celebrates the natural world, its innate order and raw strength. Both hailing from Chongqing, Pang and Li offer introspective interpretations of landscape painting, which has roots in both Western Romanticism and Eastern shan-shui painting.
      Daily until Jun 14 at Art+ Shanghai

    Featuring paintings of delicate trees, dark skies, and imaginative landscapes by Chinese artists Pang Yun and Li Yuming, Art+ Shanghai's current show celebrates the natural world, its innate order and raw strength. Both hailing from...
    Daily until Jun 14 at Art+ Shanghai

 

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Stage

    • The Shanghai Beatles, burlesque dancers, and Austin Powers clash together to bring a free love spirit to Shanghai. The Pearl is channeling the 60s in this psychedelic showcase where the local versions of John, Paul, George and Ringo will jam alongside the Burlesque School of Shanghai Dancers. Sounds like a feast for the senses. Happy hour is going on from 5-8pm, and the live entertainment comes out at 9.30pm. Presales are 100rmb on SmartTicket; door price is 150rmb.
      On May 23 at The Pearl

    The Shanghai Beatles, burlesque dancers, and Austin Powers clash together to bring a free love spirit to Shanghai. The Pearl is channeling the 60s in this psychedelic showcase where the local versions of John, Paul, George and Ringo will...
    On May 23 at The Pearl

 
    • A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up. The production has been on tour in the US since 2012, and is now making its way to Shanghai for two days only. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket. Shows start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on the 23rd, and 10.30am and 2.30pm on the 24th.
      From May 23 until May 24 Daily at Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

    A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up. The production...
    From May 23 until May 24 Daily at Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

 
    • Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. The UK's Classic Buskers' are about to showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music. Could be a good concert for the whole family. Two shows only, with an evening performance on Saturday followed by a matinee on Sunday. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket, delivered to your door. Show starts at 7.30pm on the 13th and 2.30pm on the 14th.
      From Jun 13 until Jun 14 Daily at Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

    Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. The UK's Classic Buskers' are about to showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music. Could be a good...
    From Jun 13 until Jun 14 Daily at Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

 
    • The award-winning theater adaptation of the hit 1990 film Ghost comes to Shanghai for the first time. The play tells the story of two young lovers in NYC. When one is murdered, he gets stuck between the real world and the after-life. The play debuted in Manchester in 2011 and went on to appear on Broadway and in several countries. Shows nightly at 7.15pm with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets start at 400rmb on SmartTicket.
      From May 28 until Jun 14 Every Sat & Sun at Shanghai Culture Square

    The award-winning theater adaptation of the hit 1990 film Ghost comes to Shanghai for the first time. The play tells the story of two young lovers in NYC. When one is murdered, he gets stuck between the real world and the after-life. The...
    From May 28 until Jun 14 Every Sat & Sun at Shanghai Culture Square

 

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Others

    • The Rotary Club of Shanghai's annual gala is a place to do some good for charity and judge others' formal wear. They'll put on live jazz, a three course dinner, and a silent auction while recognizing CSR leaders in China, and give out the "Rotary Leadership Award." Lots of golf clapping will ensue. Gala goes from 7pm-10:30pm, seats are 1250rmb or 10000rmb to book a whole table. Stay tuned for after party deets.
      On May 22 at Swissotel Grand Shanghai 1 Yuyuan Lu, near Changde Lu
    The Rotary Club of Shanghai's annual gala is a place to do some good for charity and judge others' formal wear. They'll put on live jazz, a three course dinner, and a silent auction while recognizing CSR leaders in China, and give out the...
    On May 22 at Swissotel Grand Shanghai
 
 
    • Anken Life, new wellness complex in Jing'An, is teaming up with local grocers Kate & Kimi to get you to "Eat Well - Sweat Well- Live Well." From 12-5pm, all of Anken Life's tenants will offer demos and trial classes. That's free Crossfit, Becycle Spinning, and belly dancing classes. You can drop your kids off at Little Bugz for their free play day while you work out. Lizzy's All Natural will be passing out free smoothie samples. Lots of other food and drink for sale. Entry is free, but first come first served. To guarantee entry, email events@lizzysallnatural.com.
      On May 23 at Anken Life 667 Changhua Lu, near Anyuan Lu
    Anken Life, new wellness complex in Jing'An, is teaming up with local grocers Kate & Kimi to get you to "Eat Well - Sweat Well- Live Well." From 12-5pm, all of Anken Life's tenants will offer demos and trial classes. That's free Crossfit,...
    On May 23 at Anken Life
 
    • Shanghai-based, all natural skincare and cosmetics line Lalu is having it's first workshop where you can make your own cosmetics while you nosh. The price of 250rmb includes everything you need for two DIY beauty products, tapas and one drink. Then there's a happy hour with 50rmb drinks after that. Workshop goes from 5-6.30pm, RSVP to lalufood4skin@gmail.com by May 22.
      On May 23 at el Coctel 2/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Shanghai-based, all natural skincare and cosmetics line Lalu is having it's first workshop where you can make your own cosmetics while you nosh. The price of 250rmb includes everything you need for two DIY beauty products, tapas and one...
    On May 23 at el Coctel
 

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May 31

Magma

Shanghai debut for French cosmic progressive rock giants Magma, who have been together since 1969 in Paris, singing in their own made-up extraterrestrial language, and playing their own music genre, "Zeuhl".

Jun 19/21

RENT

A unique retelling of the Broadway musical RENT by combining its songs with performances of true stories from Shanghai's own LGBTQ community.

Jun 19-20

Beyond Time

U-Theatre presents a new performance show that Times called "A synthesis of theatre, percussion, martial arts, and meditation". Expect lots of dancers and drummers.


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