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  • So, this is like Sino Group's version of Boiler Room. DJs playing sets that get recorded and broadcasted live on TV, playing stuff you might not hear them drop at the club. This sesh features Chicago's Benfeng doing the trap thing. Check...
    On Dec 23 at SmSh Territory

 
    • Craft brewery and restaurant Boxing Cat Brewery hosts yet another ugly sweater party on Christmas Eve at their Sinan Mansion location. Dinner is served buffet-style, with free flow drinks. There will be an ugly sweater contest with a prize for the winner, along with an appearance from Santa and his elves. 250rmb for adults, 100rmb for children. For more information, email info@boxingcatbrewery.com.
      On Dec 24 at Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

    Craft brewery and restaurant Boxing Cat Brewery hosts yet another ugly sweater party on Christmas Eve at their Sinan Mansion location. Dinner is served buffet-style, with free flow drinks. There will be an ugly sweater contest with a prize...
    On Dec 24 at Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

 
    • Latin heat all night on Christmas Eve at this underrated top-floor bar near Yu Garden. There's a free Bachata class from 9pm, music by the Los Amigos Trio, and a Christmas party. Entrance is free. Dress code is gold and silver and they're giving away a bottle of champagne to the best dressed.
      On Dec 24 at JZ Latino

    Latin heat all night on Christmas Eve at this underrated top-floor bar near Yu Garden. There's a free Bachata class from 9pm, music by the Los Amigos Trio, and a Christmas party. Entrance is free. Dress code is gold and silver and they're...
    On Dec 24 at JZ Latino

 
    • Electro, new wave, post punk, industrial, coldwave, ebm and other dark shit from these Beijing fellows. Special guests Pei (Bye Bye Disco/Computer Love Beijing) and Lao Zhao from FM3, the group who made that Buddha Machine. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Free entry. Take a listen to the Black Eyeliner mix for a taste.
      On Dec 24 at Dada

    Electro, new wave, post punk, industrial, coldwave, ebm and other dark shit from these Beijing fellows. Special guests Pei (Bye Bye Disco/Computer Love Beijing) and Lao Zhao from FM3, the group who made that Buddha Machine. Starts at 10pm...
    On Dec 24 at Dada

 

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Dining

    • The Apartment has a Christmas dinner and after party deal in the works. 288rmb gets you dinner and a glass of wine—available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Menu includes bacon-wrapped chestnuts, truffled chicken salad, oyster chowder, NY Strip with bordelaise, and more. ​
      On Dec 24 at The Apartment

    The Apartment has a Christmas dinner and after party deal in the works. 288rmb gets you dinner and a glass of wine—available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Menu includes bacon-wrapped chestnuts, truffled chicken salad, oyster...
    On Dec 24 at The Apartment

 
    • Over on the Lujiazui side, German fine dining restaurant Käfer celebrates Christmas with a dinner of modern interpretations of European classics, including foie gras, duck essence, halibut fillet, and surf & turf featuring Australian Angus beef filet and langoustine as a main course. To finish, a frozen chocolate & glühwein cigar with pannetone soufflé and cassis ice cream. 788rmb per person for dinner. For unlimited Paulaner beer, house wine and soft drinks add 250. Available from 5pm onward.
      On Dec 24 at Käfer

    Over on the Lujiazui side, German fine dining restaurant Käfer celebrates Christmas with a dinner of modern interpretations of European classics, including foie gras, duck essence, halibut fillet, and surf & turf featuring Australian...
    On Dec 24 at Käfer

 
    • This year, Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen in Bund 22, snagged a by the name of Martin Bentzen. He who used to work at Noma, that Copenhagen joint that's widely regarded as the best restaurant in the world these days. Bentzen is preparing a festive five-course dinner for Christmas Eve, featuring delicacies, like smoked rainbow trout, glazed scallop, Wagyu beef short rib, and more. That's 698rmb per person. For an additional 498rmb, though, you can get a wine pairing with each course. Napa's wine selection is pretty amazing. We recommend you splurge and get the wine.
      On Dec 24 at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

    This year, Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen in Bund 22, snagged a by the name of Martin Bentzen. He who used to work at Noma, that Copenhagen joint that's widely regarded as the best restaurant in the world these days. Bentzen is preparing a...
    On Dec 24 at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

 
    • Kartel counts down the New Year with an all-inclusive dinner and party package, including a four-course dinner prepared by French chef Pierre Le Brun, and free-flow bubbly and standard cocktails all night long. Dinner includes yourself with homemade foie gras, Pacific yellow-fin tuna or roasted duck breasts, artisan cheese, and desserts. Dinner and party package: 698rmb—from 7.30pm. Party Package: 448rmb pre-sale tickets, 548rmb at the door. Price: Dinner + Party Package: 698rmb - From 7:30pm Party Package: 448rmb Pre-sale tickets / 548rmb at the door
      On Dec 31 at Kartel

    Kartel counts down the New Year with an all-inclusive dinner and party package, including a four-course dinner prepared by French chef Pierre Le Brun, and free-flow bubbly and standard cocktails all night long. Dinner includes yourself...
    On Dec 31 at Kartel

 

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Arts

    • Making his China debut at ShanghART is Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui, courtesy of solo show, The Nature Collector. Spanning photography, performance, video and installation, Zhao explores the relationship between humans and nature, frequently calling on the language and processes of science. Here, he presents a new series of works focusing on animal traps, the knowledge the devices require, and their inherent covertness...
      From Jan 11 until Feb 18 Daily at Shanghart Gallery

    Making his China debut at ShanghART is Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui, courtesy of solo show, The Nature Collector. Spanning photography, performance, video and installation, Zhao explores the relationship between humans and nature,...
    From Jan 11 until Feb 18 Daily at Shanghart Gallery

 
    • An exhibition of works by three locally-based photographers goes on show close to People's Square this month. Hailing from the UK, you've got Liz Hingley with End Of Lines; from France, Clément Gérardin's Subsistances; and also from the UK, Peter Dixie's 上海 Hinterland. All looking at Shanghai's urban environment, photographs will be shown alongside a specially-created soundscape by sound artist, Terence Llorens. Should be good. Ooh La Art Center, 21/F, 650 Hankou Lu
      Daily until Jan 31 at SmSh Territory

    An exhibition of works by three locally-based photographers goes on show close to People's Square this month. Hailing from the UK, you've got Liz Hingley with End Of Lines; from France, Clément Gérardin's Subsistances; and also from the...
    Daily until Jan 31 at SmSh Territory

 
    • M97 Gallery presents an exhibition of 3D lenticular color photographs by Han Lei. Spiral features new works spanning the Henan-born talent's mainstay of still photography, video, and paintings. The exhibition sees the boundary-busting artist experiment with grating plates to create three-dimensional images, creating what the Han calls “transient instants”: static moments that might vanish are otherwise given motion and dynamism. Good stuff.
      Daily until Dec 28 at m97

    M97 Gallery presents an exhibition of 3D lenticular color photographs by Han Lei. Spiral features new works spanning the Henan-born talent's mainstay of still photography, video, and paintings. The exhibition sees the boundary-busting...
    Daily until Dec 28 at m97

 
    • Korean artist KeySook Geum works with twisted wire, beads, crystals and pearls to create life-size sculptures of dresses and qipao that incorporate a distinct glamor, and subtle sense of femininity. Casting playful shadows across gallery walls, Wire and Light explores altogether new kinds of flowing 'fabrics' and delicate 'lace', all crafted from surprising materials.
      Daily until Dec 31 at Art+ Shanghai

    Korean artist KeySook Geum works with twisted wire, beads, crystals and pearls to create life-size sculptures of dresses and qipao that incorporate a distinct glamor, and subtle sense of femininity. Casting playful shadows across gallery...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Art+ Shanghai

 

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Stage

    • The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape. Show starts at 7.15pm. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket.
      From Dec 23 until Dec 24 Daily at Shanghai Grand Theatre

    The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape....
    From Dec 23 until Dec 24 Daily at Shanghai Grand Theatre

 
    • The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This show has been performed in eleven different countries, in seven languages, to ten million captivated audience members. Performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles. Tickets start at 400rmb, available here on SmartTicket. Shows start at 7.15pm.
      Daily until Jan 11 at Shanghai Culture Square

    The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This...
    Daily until Jan 11 at Shanghai Culture Square

 

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Others

    • Magicians, balloon clowns, lucky draws, lazer tag, mini golf, and more at this entertainment center below the Line 2 Dongchang Lu metro station. Price is 50rmb for adults, 150rmb for kids, including unlimited play and select soft drinks. Three sessions: 9am-noon, noon-3pm, and 3pm-6pm.
      On Dec 21 at Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu
    Magicians, balloon clowns, lucky draws, lazer tag, mini golf, and more at this entertainment center below the Line 2 Dongchang Lu metro station. Price is 50rmb for adults, 150rmb for kids, including unlimited play and select soft drinks....
    On Dec 21 at Big E
 
    • Pelham’s fine dining restaurant Waldorf celebrates New Year’s Eve with a special six course dinner for 1888rmb+15% per person. Includes a glass of Champagne on arrival. 7–11pm.
      On Dec 31 at Pelham's Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Pelham’s fine dining restaurant Waldorf celebrates New Year’s Eve with a special six course dinner for 1888rmb+15% per person. Includes a glass of Champagne on arrival. 7–11pm.
    On Dec 31 at Pelham's
 
    • The American Medical center is giving an introductory class on CPR, first aid, and handling medical emergencies in Shanghai. The three hour class covers CPR, identifying emergencies, how and when to call a doctor or ambulance, and first aid for common injuries. For more info contact info@amc-shanghai.com. The course is 650rmb including a certificate of completion and a first aid kid. Couples can attend together for 950rmb total. Class goes from 1–4pm. More info on their website.
      On Jan 17 at American Medical Center (AMC)

    The American Medical center is giving an introductory class on CPR, first aid, and handling medical emergencies in Shanghai. The three hour class covers CPR, identifying emergencies, how and when to call a doctor or ambulance, and first...
    On Jan 17 at American Medical Center (AMC)

 
    • The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape. Show starts at 7.15pm. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket.
      From Dec 23 until Dec 24 Daily at Shanghai Grand Theatre

    The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape....
    From Dec 23 until Dec 24 Daily at Shanghai Grand Theatre

 

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Dec 31

Disco Heaven NYE

MVP returns to the 91st floor of the bottle opener for this New Year's banger. This one has free flow on tapas, finger foods, canapés, champagne, spirits, and views of the city.

Jan 15

Ballet The Nutcracker

Adventure, fantasy, good versus evil, and love. It's all there in the prestigious Russian National Ballet Theatre's version of this classic ballet. Expect a huge cast performing this fairy tale set to music by Tchaikovsky.

Jan 1

Russian National Orchestra

One of the world's top orchestras, who the Miami Herald described as "a living symbol of the best in Russian art", play a New Year's concert at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov.


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