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    • One of Shanghai's most well-known jazz singers, Coco Zhao, performing down at JZ with Alec Haavic, mark Fitzgibbon, Danny Zanker, and Johnny Joseph. It's a free show; starts at 9:30pm. Could be a good look if you're searching for jazz on Sunday.
      On Apr 20 at JZ Club

    One of Shanghai's most well-known jazz singers, Coco Zhao, performing down at JZ with Alec Haavic, mark Fitzgibbon, Danny Zanker, and Johnny Joseph. It's a free show; starts at 9:30pm. Could be a good look if you're searching for jazz on...
    On Apr 20 at JZ Club

 
    • April's Sunday Live! show is free as usual. This month features the The Bennies from Australialand back for their second tour of China. Also on the bill are Shanghai bands Bedstars, Wheel of Fortune, and Round Eye. Free free free! Starts at 2pm sharp.
      On Apr 20 at 696 Live House

    April's Sunday Live! show is free as usual. This month features the The Bennies from Australialand back for their second tour of China. Also on the bill are Shanghai bands Bedstars, Wheel of Fortune, and Round Eye. Free free free! Starts...
    On Apr 20 at 696 Live House

 
 
    • Michigan metal band The Black Dahlia Murder embark on their first China tour, bringing the new sound of heavy music to the masses. Formed in 2000, the band strings melodic death and metalcore influences into an intense and unforgettable live show -- face-melting guitar work and blast beats aplenty. Fresh off a stint on the Warped Tour, their latest is 2013's Everblack. Presale tickets go for 380rmb.

      Tickets available here on SmartTicket.
      On Apr 22 at MAO Livehouse

    Michigan metal band The Black Dahlia Murder embark on their first China tour, bringing the new sound of heavy music to the masses. Formed in 2000, the band strings melodic death and metalcore influences into an intense and unforgettable...
    On Apr 22 at MAO Livehouse

 

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Dining

    • Both locations of Boxing Cat Brewery will be celebrating Easter Sunday with a special Sunday Brunch buffet of dishes like Easter bread and pastry cake basket, kale and cucumber salad with roasted garlic dressing with parmesan, pulled pork eggs Benedict with chipotle Hollandaise sauce April 20 from 10am–3pm. There will be a Easter egg hunt for all kids 13 and under at noon.
      On Apr 20 at Boxing Cat Brewery (Yongfu Lu)

    Both locations of Boxing Cat Brewery will be celebrating Easter Sunday with a special Sunday Brunch buffet of dishes like Easter bread and pastry cake basket, kale and cucumber salad with roasted garlic dressing with parmesan, pulled pork...
    On Apr 20 at Boxing Cat Brewery (Yongfu Lu)

 
    • Easter at Paulaner's Fenyang branch features an all-you-can-eat buffet spread Easter faves along with ice cream, popcorn and apple juice for the kids and a choice of one 0.5L freshly brewed Paulaner beer, house wine or soft drink as well as bottomless apple and orange juice, coffee and tea for the adults. Free for for children under 3. 70rmb for kids 3-5 years old. 100rmb for kids 6-9 years old. 150rmb for children aged 10-15 years old. 298rmb for adults. Available 11am–3pm.
      On Apr 20 at Paulaner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu) 150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    Easter at Paulaner's Fenyang branch features an all-you-can-eat buffet spread Easter faves along with ice cream, popcorn and apple juice for the kids and a choice of one 0.5L freshly brewed Paulaner beer, house wine or soft drink as well...
    On Apr 20 at Paulaner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu)
 
    • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA offers a two choices for Easter three courses at 558rmb+10%, four courses at 658rmb+10% (including coffee or tea). Free-flow Champagne Perrier Jouet from 358rmb+10%. Kids menu at 138rmb+10%, free for Kids below 6 years of age
      On Apr 20 at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

    8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA offers a two choices for Easter three courses at 558rmb+10%, four courses at 658rmb+10% (including coffee or tea). Free-flow Champagne Perrier Jouet from 358rmb+10%. Kids menu at 138rmb+10%, free for Kids below 6...
    On Apr 20 at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

 
    • Unico by Mauro Colagreco is serving a cocoa–inspired Easter Sunday feast. From the amuse bouche to the dessert, every dish is blended with a touch of chocolate. Four-course dinner, 398rmb+10% per person.
      On Apr 20 at Unico

    Unico by Mauro Colagreco is serving a cocoa–inspired Easter Sunday feast. From the amuse bouche to the dessert, every dish is blended with a touch of chocolate. Four-course dinner, 398rmb+10% per person.
    On Apr 20 at Unico

 

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Arts

    • Based in Dali, Yunnan province, contemporary artist Li Zesong takes inspiration from his stunning surroundings for a modern take on traditional Chinese ink paintings. Incorporating tones of black, white and grey, works feature vast landscapes and tiny human figures, evoking fragility and helplessness, along with more positive emotions like tranquility and humor...
      Daily until Apr 25 at Noeli Gallery

    Based in Dali, Yunnan province, contemporary artist Li Zesong takes inspiration from his stunning surroundings for a modern take on traditional Chinese ink paintings. Incorporating tones of black, white and grey, works feature vast...
    Daily until Apr 25 at Noeli Gallery

 
    • ShanghART Gallery unveils Liu Weijian’s solo, Under the Sun this springtime. Comprising some 20 paintings created between 2011 and 2013, together, they allude to an arduous voyage through a challenging landscape. The Hunan-born talent has exhibited internationally, and his Shanghai show is curated by Demetrio Paparoni.
      Daily until Apr 24 at Shanghart Gallery

    ShanghART Gallery unveils Liu Weijian’s solo, Under the Sun this springtime. Comprising some 20 paintings created between 2011 and 2013, together, they allude to an arduous voyage through a challenging landscape. The Hunan-born talent...
    Daily until Apr 24 at Shanghart Gallery

 
    • A pan-Asian celebration of the visual art of comics and animation, organized by five museums and institutions across the region, the Animamix Biennale is now in its seventh year. With participating cities focusing on their unique anime landscape, in Shanghai, that includes David Blandy, Cai Xuchen, Bae Jongheon, Wang Xin and more, all around the theme of 'Rediscovery'...
      Daily until May 15 at MOCA Shanghai

    A pan-Asian celebration of the visual art of comics and animation, organized by five museums and institutions across the region, the Animamix Biennale is now in its seventh year. With participating cities focusing on their unique anime...
    Daily until May 15 at MOCA Shanghai

 
    • Organized by Power Station of Art and Pro Helvetica Shanghai, Swiss Made is a month-long program of events, workshops and exhibitions showcasing design from Switzerland, ranging from fonts to fashion. There's a full schedule of events on the website, and a particular highlight will be new exhibition, The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture.
      Daily until Apr 20 at Power Station of Art

    Organized by Power Station of Art and Pro Helvetica Shanghai, Swiss Made is a month-long program of events, workshops and exhibitions showcasing design from Switzerland, ranging from fonts to fashion. There's a full schedule of events on...
    Daily until Apr 20 at Power Station of Art

 

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Stage

    • Cross-over country-pop act Taylor Swift kicks off the Asian leg of her Red tour on May 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. This is the first ever appearance in Shanghai for seven-time Grammy winning singer, who's famous for such songs as "We Are Never Getting Back Together", "Our Song" and "You Belong With Me."

      Tickets available here on SmartTicket.
      On May 30 at Mercedes-Benz Arena

    Cross-over country-pop act Taylor Swift kicks off the Asian leg of her Red tour on May 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. This is the first ever appearance in Shanghai for seven-time Grammy winning singer, who's famous for such songs as "We...
    On May 30 at Mercedes-Benz Arena

 
    • So a few hundred years after Shakespeare died, David Greig wrote a sequel to Macbeth and it's coming to Shanghai for three nights. "Macbeth is dead, long live the king. Under the cover of night, an English army has swept through the Scottish landscape, killed the tyrant, and taken the seat of power…" This play got high marks from the Guardian, who called it "a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit." Presale tickets from SmartTicket start at 80rmb and go up to 880rmb for the top sets. Play starts at 7:15pm each night at the Lyric Theatre inside the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

      Tickets available here on SmartTicket.
      From Apr 26 until Apr 28 Daily at Shanghai Grand Theatre

    So a few hundred years after Shakespeare died, David Greig wrote a sequel to Macbeth and it's coming to Shanghai for three nights. "Macbeth is dead, long live the king. Under the cover of night, an English army has swept through the...
    From Apr 26 until Apr 28 Daily at Shanghai Grand Theatre

 

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Others

    • 4/20 picnic with your local goth friends going down in Xin Hongqiao Central Garden. Get Victorian in the park like Poe. Probably some ravens flocking about down there. About the garden, they say "it is not that big, so just look out for the group dressed in black." Starts at 2:00pm.
      Address: Xin Hongqiao Central Garden - corner of Yili Lu and Anshun Lu, near the Line 10 Yili Lu metro station.
      On Apr 20 at SmSh Territory

    4/20 picnic with your local goth friends going down in Xin Hongqiao Central Garden. Get Victorian in the park like Poe. Probably some ravens flocking about down there. About the garden, they say "it is not that big, so just look out for...
    On Apr 20 at SmSh Territory

 
    • Trying to pack on some bulk before the summer? Master Trainer Alberto Bossum is giving a seminar on how to gain muscle through fitness and nutrition down at 3HFIT. Learn about common myths and mistakes, the benefits of strength training, and more. It's 150rmb to get in. Talk goes from 2:00–3:30pm.
      On Apr 26 at Sprout Lifestyle (Yongjia Lu) Surpass Court, Unit 412, G/F, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Trying to pack on some bulk before the summer? Master Trainer Alberto Bossum is giving a seminar on how to gain muscle through fitness and nutrition down at 3HFIT. Learn about common myths and mistakes, the benefits of strength training,...
    On Apr 26 at Sprout Lifestyle (Yongjia Lu)
 
    • Meet up for Les in Shanghai every last Wednesday of the month at this gay bar near Jiaotong University. They offer 2-for-1 drinks all night only for the Lalas. Free entry, goes from 9pm - Late
      On Apr 30 at 390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Meet up for Les in Shanghai every last Wednesday of the month at this gay bar near Jiaotong University. They offer 2-for-1 drinks all night only for the Lalas. Free entry, goes from 9pm - Late
    On Apr 30 at 390 Panyu Lu
 
    • Fields China hosts a farmers market at Kerry Parkside. It's an entire weekend of activities like live performances, whole day farming activities for kids (20rmb/kid), cooking classes, recycling tips, yoga/dancing classes, watermelon eating contests, face painting, international school bands and more. No entry fee. Farming activities are only 20rmb per child, proceeds go to the charity Mifan Mama. Last from 10am-6pm both days.
      From Apr 26 until Apr 27 Daily at Kerry Parkside

    Fields China hosts a farmers market at Kerry Parkside. It's an entire weekend of activities like live performances, whole day farming activities for kids (20rmb/kid), cooking classes, recycling tips, yoga/dancing classes, watermelon eating...
    From Apr 26 until Apr 27 Daily at Kerry Parkside

 

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Daily 7.30pm

ERA

Multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time," is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic performance featuring aerial walking, bowl balancing and flying trapeze.

May 4

Francois-Xavier Poizat

The talented young Swiss pianist François-Xavier Poizat comes to Shanghai for a night of classics by Chopin, Ravel, and Stravinsky.

May 16

Tortoise

American post rock band par excellence Tortoise makes their China debut, hosting in the PRC by post rock promoters New Noise (Mogwai, PG Lost, and more). The Chicago band formed way back in 1990.


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