Night
life

    • VICE, the merchants of cool, celebrate one year in China this Thursday at Arcade. DJ sets by Harikiri, Gooooose, and Billy Starman. Happy hour until 10pm; 50rmb dark 'n stormy's all night. No cover. DJs start at 10pm.
      On May 07 at Arcade

    VICE, the merchants of cool, celebrate one year in China this Thursday at Arcade. DJ sets by Harikiri, Gooooose, and Billy Starman. Happy hour until 10pm; 50rmb dark 'n stormy's all night. No cover. DJs start at 10pm.
    On May 07 at Arcade

 
    • Girls night out...just a girls night out...with some free manicures and cocktails on The Bund from 9.30–midnight with the password MVP. Music by John Avolio backed up by some "sensational dancers". No cover for anyone before 12.30am with that password, in fact. After that it's 100 bones. Proper attire required. Starts at 9pm.
      On May 07 at Bar Rouge

    Girls night out...just a girls night out...with some free manicures and cocktails on The Bund from 9.30–midnight with the password MVP. Music by John Avolio backed up by some "sensational dancers". No cover for anyone before 12.30am with...
    On May 07 at Bar Rouge

 
    • One of the pioneers of Jersey club music, DJ Sliink, plays at warehouse club Arkham for his China debut. Expect Hip-hop / R&B / pop twisted up into 130bpm+ dance bangers with chopped vocals and lots of bass. Really hype shit. Recommended. Cover is 100rmb or 90rmb with a WeChat scan. Support from ADO8, Fader One, and Luce. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      On May 08 at Arkham

    One of the pioneers of Jersey club music, DJ Sliink, plays at warehouse club Arkham for his China debut. Expect Hip-hop / R&B / pop twisted up into 130bpm+ dance bangers with chopped vocals and lots of bass. Really hype shit. Recommended....
    On May 08 at Arkham

 
    • Four years in the game -- an evil number for an evil place. Metal bar Inferno celebrates their birthday with 30rmb Asahi, 25rmb Jager shots, and 30rmb Evil Twin Low Life, all night long. Starts at 9pm and goes until the heshers fall down. No cover.
      On May 08 at Inferno

    Four years in the game -- an evil number for an evil place. Metal bar Inferno celebrates their birthday with 30rmb Asahi, 25rmb Jager shots, and 30rmb Evil Twin Low Life, all night long. Starts at 9pm and goes until the heshers fall down....
    On May 08 at Inferno

 

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Dining

    • 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

 
    • Every Wednesday night at The Spot on Tongren Lu, order any Mexican dish from the menu and get a margarita, Tiger draught, coke or sprite for 88rmb.
      Every Wed at The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    Every Wednesday night at The Spot on Tongren Lu, order any Mexican dish from the menu and get a margarita, Tiger draught, coke or sprite for 88rmb.
    Every Wed at The Spot
 
    • Really solid Monday night burger deal here, with one of Shanghai's best burgers available for 88rmb including fries and a cocktail. Offer is good from 6pm every Monday night.
      Every Mon until Jul 1 at Cu2 1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    Really solid Monday night burger deal here, with one of Shanghai's best burgers available for 88rmb including fries and a cocktail. Offer is good from 6pm every Monday night.
    Every Mon until Jul 1 at Cu2
 

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Arts

  • Eastern European artist Jakub Jochym has a solo art show at Red Town venue On-Stage. Bunch of paintings and drawings about spacing out and fantasizing about being a thug in Shanghai. Sounds interesting. No cover. On display daily until May...
    Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun until May 11 at On Stage

 
    • Long Museum is teaming up with Sotheby’s auction house to present a private collection of drawings by the late, great Rembrandt as well as a whole bunch of his contemporaries. Comprising 81 works by the likes of Jacob van Ruisdael, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan van Goyen and Rembrandt, together, they present an overview of 17th-century Dutch life and culture. Sounds pretty good. Tickets cost 50rmb a pop.
      Daily until May 10 at Long Museum (West Bund)

    Long Museum is teaming up with Sotheby’s auction house to present a private collection of drawings by the late, great Rembrandt as well as a whole bunch of his contemporaries. Comprising 81 works by the likes of Jacob van Ruisdael,...
    Daily until May 10 at Long Museum (West Bund)

 
    • Aike Dellarco presents two new works by Chongqing-born artist, Tao Hui. Comprising a sound installation and a video installation, they two effectively create a dialogue with each other, and both incorporate interactive elements. Concerned with issues of identity, gender, ethnicity, and traditional culture, Tao incorporates folk art and classical literature to construct absurd scenes of displacement and sorrow... Should be good.
      Daily until May 18 at Aike Dellarco

    Aike Dellarco presents two new works by Chongqing-born artist, Tao Hui. Comprising a sound installation and a video installation, they two effectively create a dialogue with each other, and both incorporate interactive elements. Concerned...
    Daily until May 18 at Aike Dellarco

 
    • This looks good: OFOTO Gallery hosts a springtime solo of photography by American artist, Joel-Peter Witkin. Known for dark works focusing on death, decay and outsiders, his photography also references classic Western art through their composition, imagery and titles. That opens 11 April from 5pm through 7pm
      Daily until May 14 at OFOTO

    This looks good: OFOTO Gallery hosts a springtime solo of photography by American artist, Joel-Peter Witkin. Known for dark works focusing on death, decay and outsiders, his photography also references classic Western art through their...
    Daily until May 14 at OFOTO

 

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Stage

    • Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano vocalist Joyce DiDonato takes to the stage with violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro at the Shanghai Grand Theatre for an evening of royal arias from the 17th and 18th centuries from legendary composers like Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Giacomelli, Vivaldi, and more. Tickets price start from 160rmb. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets start at 160rmb on SmartTicket.
      On May 08 at Shanghai Grand Theatre

    Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano vocalist Joyce DiDonato takes to the stage with violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro at the Shanghai Grand Theatre for an evening of royal arias from the 17th and 18th centuries...
    On May 08 at Shanghai Grand Theatre

 
    • Elvis Presley. The King Of Rock And Roll. In Chinese, "The Cat King." The Shanghai Oriental Art Center brings in Elvis tribute artist David King in for a night based on the Elvis '68 comeback special and the '72 Vegas show. Expect forty of The King's greatest hits, including "Jailhouse Rock", "Heartbreak Hotel", and "Hound Dog". This one is fun for the whole family. Two nights only. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket. Show starts at 7.15pm.
      On May 13 at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

    Elvis Presley. The King Of Rock And Roll. In Chinese, "The Cat King." The Shanghai Oriental Art Center brings in Elvis tribute artist David King in for a night based on the Elvis '68 comeback special and the '72 Vegas show. Expect forty of...
    On May 13 at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

 
    • Monaco's premier orchestra comes to Shanghai for a night of Rossini, Ravel, Rossini, and Beethoven, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Founded in 1856, their history includes conductors like Richard Strauss, Sir George Solti, and many more. Now they are led by Italian conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, one of the modern era's most prestigious conductors. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket.
      On May 17 at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

    Monaco's premier orchestra comes to Shanghai for a night of Rossini, Ravel, Rossini, and Beethoven, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Founded in 1856, their history includes conductors like Richard Strauss, Sir George Solti, and many...
    On May 17 at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

 
    • 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

 

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Others

    • The Boudoir is Shanghai's first and only burlesque social club, exclusively for ladies 18+ for a safe place to learn, practice, or just observe and relax. Award-winning Anna Fur Laxis leads. Google image her, she looks like she knows what she's doing. Special price of 160rmb if you sign up before April 28, 200rmb if before May 5, and 250rmb after that. Or you can just come watch for 50rmb (remember: ladies only!). Must register ahead of time by email: zoukshanghai@gmail.com or WeChat: ZoukShanghai.
      On May 08 at TangoGo Dance Club 500 Ruijin Nan Lu, near Xietu Lu
    The Boudoir is Shanghai's first and only burlesque social club, exclusively for ladies 18+ for a safe place to learn, practice, or just observe and relax. Award-winning Anna Fur Laxis leads. Google image her, she looks like she knows what...
    On May 08 at TangoGo Dance Club
 
    • Goths hanging out in the park for a once annual trip into the daylight. Should be easy to find the ones dressed in all black. Meet at 3pm, and bring your own blanket, some food and drink to share, and get your picnic on with other dark creatures and ravens.
      On May 09 at Xujiahui Park 889 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianping Lu
    Goths hanging out in the park for a once annual trip into the daylight. Should be easy to find the ones dressed in all black. Meet at 3pm, and bring your own blanket, some food and drink to share, and get your picnic on with other dark...
    On May 09 at Xujiahui Park
 
    • This hits a lot of birds with one stone: Good for you, the local community, and breast cancer awareness. Shanghai-based More Than Aware runs educational outreach programs for prevention, wellness, and female empowerment. Run alongside 5000 others and members of the Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club (SCRC) in a 2k or 5k fun run. Rock a hot pink and green shirt and write your own goal on the back. Starts at 8:30am, 100% of proceeds benefit the SCRC. Register before April 24 on 24/7 tickets for 150rmb. Children under 5 are free.
      On May 09 at Century Park Century Park Pudong, Huamu Lu, corner of Fangdian Lu
    This hits a lot of birds with one stone: Good for you, the local community, and breast cancer awareness. Shanghai-based More Than Aware runs educational outreach programs for prevention, wellness, and female empowerment. Run alongside 5000...
    On May 09 at Century Park
 
    • For Mother's Day weekend, Naked Stables resort in Moganshan hosts an outdoor concert under the treetops, indigo skies, and rainbow wildflowers. Whoa. Packages start at 1998rmb per person for two nights. More details on their website. Reservations can be made at reservations@nretreats.cn.
      On May 09 at naked Stables

    For Mother's Day weekend, Naked Stables resort in Moganshan hosts an outdoor concert under the treetops, indigo skies, and rainbow wildflowers. Whoa. Packages start at 1998rmb per person for two nights. More details on their website....
    On May 09 at naked Stables

 

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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.

May 17

Monte Carlo Philharmonic

Monaco's premier orchestra comes to Shanghai for a night of Rossini, Ravel, Rossini, and Beethoven, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. They are led by Italian conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, one of the modern era's most prestigious conductors.

May 19

Squarepusher

S.T.D. host the frantic UK breakbeat / acid pioneer. Fans of Aphex Twin will find much to like here. For this show, Squarepusher is playing a full live set with instruments and visuals.


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